Calling Superheroes of the Iconic realm

  • Independent
  • Competitive
  • Outstanding
  • Nonpareil
  • Influential
  • Celebrated

Nomination categories


Excellence in Omni-Experience

A technology program or project which enabled discernible and measurable excellence in driving enhanced experience using a multitude of integrated channels; across the business ecosystem of customers, partners, employees and/or other stakeholders.


Excellence in Operations

A technology program or project which had a sustainable and measurable improvement in key business performance metrics via innovation and/or transformation.


Excellence in Revenue Generation

A technology program or project which resulted in a measurable and sustainable growth in revenue. E.g. penetration growth via technology implementation or direct revenue growth via new product innovation etc.

Insights Awards

insight-award-2017 Awards 2017

Technology revolution is turning the traditional rules of the game upside down, at a very rapid pace. The new, more agile players of today have leapfrogged ahead and managed to disrupt business models that were supposed to be “time tested”. It is in times like these that the industry has to look up to a select set of leaders who stand apart, with their passion and commitment to transform their organisations by enabling collaboration, synergies and innovation.

Enter the I.C.O.N.I.C SUPERHEROES. An elite set of individuals who have a sense of responsibility, a clear view of market realities, show extreme courage in the face adversity, possess regenerative healing powers to bounce back and are driven to push their boundaries to achieve lasting greatness
At the 2017 IDC INSIGHT AWARDS, we are looking to recognise and celebrate the journey of these I.C.O.N.I.C Superheroes. They are leaders who are devoted to creating transformational business value to enable their customers, teams, colleagues and stakeholders to seamlessly engage with each other to create a new future, new products, new services and new customer experiences of the future.
These awards, prized by CIOs and technology leaders worldwide, will be announced and distributed in an exclusive ceremony of IDC Insights Awards ceremony on 8th December, 2017.

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insight-award-2016 Awards 2016 Highlights


8 Dec - Pre Lunch

  • 8:00 AM


  • 8:30 AM

       - Quinnox Roundtable
       - Dimension Data & Checkpoint Roundtable
    Dell EMC Breakout Session

  • 9:40 AM

    Welcome Tea/Coffee and Innovation Zone Showcase

  • 10:00 AM

    Welcome note by Eva Au, Managing Director, IDC Asia/Pacific & Amit Malhotra, Managing Director, IDC India and South Asia

  • 10:10 AM

    Being Digitally Remarkable
    Shalil Gupta, Associate Vice President, Insights and Consulting, IDC

  • 10:30 AM

    Demystifying Digital Transformation
    Srihari Palangala, Director, Marketing, Dell EMC India

  • 10:50 AM

    Guest Speaker Session

  • 11:10 AM

    Session by NetApp moderated by Shalil Gupta, AVP, Insights and Consulting, IDC

  • 11:35 AM

    Tea/Coffee and Innovation Zone Showcase

  • 12:00 PM

    Tata Communications & Cisco CIO Panel Discussion Moderated
    by Shalil Gupta, AVP, Insights and Consulting,IDC
    Panelists: Rajesh Menon, VP, UCC Sales Specialist, Tata Communications
    Raja Lakshmipathy, Head Collaboration, Commercial Business, Cisco

  • 12:35 PM

    DX: Driving Transformation at Scale
    Arjun Vishwanathan, Associate Director, Emerging Technologies, IDC

8 Dec - Post Lunch

  • 12:55 PM

    Lunch and Innovation Zone Showcase

  • 1:50 PM

    Becoming Digitally Native:
    Sandra Ng, Group Vice President, Practice Group, IDC Asia/Pacific

  • 2:10 PM

    Lenovo & Nutanix CIO Panel Discussion
    Moderated by Manish Sharma, Lead, Digital Advisory Services, IDC
    Panelist: Shivasankar K, Head Sales, Data Centre Group, Lenovo
    Sunil Mahale, VP and Managing Director, Nutanix
    India Harnath Babu, CIO, KPMG

  • 2:40 PM

    Industry 4.0
    Christopher Holmes, Managing Director, IDC Insights Asia/Pacific

  • 3:00 PM

    Tea/Coffee and Innovation Zone Showcase

  • 3:20 PM

    CIO in Conversation moderated by Shalil Gupta, AVP, Insights and Consulting, IDC

  • 3:50 PM

    Digital session powered by Sli.do

  • 4:10 PM

    IDC Talk moderated by Shalil Gupta, AVP, Insights and Consulting, IDC

  • 4:35 PM

    Open Banking for Digital Natives
    Cyrus Daruwala, Managing Director, IDC Financial Insights

  • 4:55 PM

    SanDisk Roundtable
    Juniper-Inspira Roundtable
    Digital Innovation Session (In breakout rooms)

  • 6:00 PM


  • 7:30 PM

    Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony



Dell EMC brings innovation to people everywhere and organizations of all types and sizes so they can transform and thrive in the digital economy. Becoming a digital business means transforming operating models, people, and process as well as IT. We uniquely power this digital transformation by delivering best-in-class technology for applications, data, infrastructure and security – from the edge to the core to the cloud. Collectively under the banner of Dell Technologies, Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, SecureWorks, Virtustream, and VMware align to deliver a singular goal: helping our customers transform for the future.
Know More at DellEMC.com


NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. The company started its operations in India in the year 2000 and the R&D operations commenced in the year 2003. With industry leading partners, the company today has 80+ channel partners in the India market with offices across 7 cities in India. With employees over 1900 present across various geographical locations, NetApp strives on its commitment and core values of being recognized as a great place to work around the world, which in-turn paves way for its long-term growth and success, as well as the success of the company's pathway partners and customers. Discover NetApp's passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at netapp.com


A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.


Lenovo is committed to being a top 3 data center player in the industry, becoming the largest and fastest growing supercomputing company by 2020, and accelerating the pace of data center innovation for our customers.

Lenovo expanded its enterprise business in 2014 with the acquisition of IBM’s x86 server and networking business unit.

Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) is headquartered in Morrisville, NC, USA, with 7 global research and development centers.

Over 10,000 Lenovo data center specialists support customers around the world.

Lenovo high-velocity data center supply chain and manufacturing in our global factories equates to better quality and supply chain security for customers.


Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on Twitter @nutanix.


Tata Communications is a leading global provider of New World Communications™ to multinational enterprises and service providers, including voice, data, and mobility solutions; network services; managed security; content management; media and entertainment services; and cloud and data centre services. We own and operate one of the most advanced and largest subsea cable networks, including the only wholly-owned fibre ring around the world, enabling customers and partners to reach 99.7% of the world’s GDP, with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide. www.tatacommunications.com


Cisco Overview

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products, and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow's digital opportunity today. Chuck Robbins is the Chief Executive Officer of the $48.7 billion company.

Cisco India

Cisco commenced India operations in 1995. There are seven Sales Offices in the region - New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata and Hyderabad. The Cisco Global Development Center is in Bangalore and is the largest outside the US. It houses Cisco's Research and Development (R&D), IT, Services and customer support teams and develops disruptive business models for Cisco to create new go-to- market channels, markets, processes and technologies for emerging markets. The Advanced Global Briefing Center located here showcases Cisco's latest technology solutions and proof-of- concepts.

Cisco India Quick Facts:

Cisco's go-to- Market strategy is through partners (2500+)
Extensive support system for customers with 25 logistics centers
Currently, there are 176 Active Cisco Networking Academies across India with 24,138 active students


Dell EMC brings innovation to people everywhere and organizations of all types and sizes so they can transform and thrive in the digital economy. Becoming a digital business means transforming operating models, people, and process as well as IT. We uniquely power this digital transformation by delivering best-in-class technology for applications, data, infrastructure and security – from the edge to the core to the cloud. Collectively under the banner of Dell Technologies, Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, SecureWorks, Virtustream, and VMware align to deliver a singular goal: helping our customers transform for the future.
Know More at DellEMC.com


HGST a Western Digital brand, is a global leader in data storage, helping the world achieve the possibilities of data with a broad portfolio of smart systems and storage solutions that optimize capacity, performance, efficiency and reliability with the lowest TCO. Based on a deep understanding of a changing technology landscape, HGST solutions are driving data center transformation with innovative, proven, smarter storage technologies and platforms. Trusted by the world’s largest organizations, HGST storage solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling opportunities for the enterprise, cloud computing and sophisticated infrastructures in healthcare, energy, finance and government. www.hgst.com


Quinnox is an agile technology-driven business services enablement partner to forward-thinking enterprises. We accelerate success of our customers by driving digital business value, enabling industry platforms and solutions, and simplifying business processes. Our approach to digitalization at Quinnox is innovation-led, and focused on disruptive technologies, insights, and processes to enhance customer experiences and operations. Quinnox services, solutions and accelerators focus on financial services, manufacturing, and retail and consumer goods industries. Our customers include many Fortune 500 enterprises across industries that have chosen us for our relentless focus on customer centricity, market relevance and insightful innovation. We are headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with a presence across geographies including UK, Germany, UAE and India. We have three state-of-the-art development centers in Illinois and India that support mission-critical IT needs for our global clients.


Dimension Data uses technology to help organisations achieve great things. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, digital workspaces, and cybersecurity. With a turnover of USD 8 billion in 2017, offices in 48 countries, and 30,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. We’re proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, which owns the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Visit us at www.dimensiondata.com


Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Its solutions protect customers from cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture that defends enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile device held information, plus the most comprehensive and intuitive one point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.


Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with innovative products, solutions and services critical to businesses by transforming the economics of networking in the connected world. We are pushing the limits of silicon, systems and software for unified environments and open architectures in our routing, switching and security solutions.
We are a leader in network automation, performance and creation. We create highly scalable, secure and cost-effective networks for unprecedented choice, agility, efficiency and value. We empower customers to unlock new business models and capitalize on new growth opportunities. We do so by challenging conventions to define what’s possible, not simply what’s next. Every product, solution and person who works at Juniper is driving business transformation that underpins the connected world. To know more visit our website – www.juniper.net


Inspira Enterprise – Leading IT Solutions Provider in India with its Center of Excellence in Networking, Unified Communication, Cloud, IT Security, Healthcare, Smart city & Software solutions. Inspira is certified with ISO 9001:2008, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011, ISO 27001:2013 & CMMI Level 3 certification which makes it the best in the Industry. We help clients maximize their performance by leveraging best talents having technical expertise, domain wide knowledge, innovative management philosophy and comprehensive portfolio of services.
Inspira is ITIL Certified Company catering to customers in the Government Institutes (Central Ministries & State Departments), Defense, Agriculture, Public Sector Undertakings, Banking Financial Services Insurance, IT / ITeS, Healthcare & Enterprise verticals


Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection.



GRA-DA-TIM (Meaning “Step-by-Steo” in Degrees), develops and implements flexible could based standard systems for the Core Processes of Insurance and Banking. Banks and Insurers use “Gradatim MFResolve” Banking System and “Gradatim MFInsure” Policy Administration System respectively, for Rapid Deployment of Products and Services to address New Markets and create Digital and Algorithmic engagement models with end Consumers. Gradatim Systems are emerging as a Leading System for deploying “Mass-Consumer-Retail” Products addressing the emerging Middle Income Consumer Segment.



Mobilous offers a platform for enterprises to build Mobile Applications in a unique way, and to design and deploy compelling mobile apps for their employees, partners and customers in a fast, cost-effective and pervasive way The Mobilous AppExe Platform is completely DIY – no programming knowledge, no technical jargon! All you need to know is how to bring your Business to your audience via a Mobile App and step through our unique process to build and publish your App.


Drona HQ

DronaHQ is an enterprise mobile container platform for enterprises to build, deploy and manage mobile applications, content and devices. It helps to build enterprise grade mobile apps, securely, seamlessly integrated with existing system within weeks. It's unique platform capability provides mobile app containerisation docker with plugin and CMS, ensuring policy control and encryption on the data and app. The runtime on DronaHQ enables enterprises to cut down time & cost to build apps and comes built in with SSO, Push Notifications, Secured file storage, offline access, etc. The docker like approach of pre-built native apps across platforms enables enterprises to deploy apps on real time basis for its target end users. Started in 2007, with 9 years into enterprise mobility, currently serving over 200k enterprise users, 100+ customers with presence in Mumbai, San Francisco, Bangalore & New York.



FORMCEPT is a Unified Data Analysis platform that helps enterprises derive actionable insights from large volumes of external and internal data quickly, thereby significantly reducing the data-to- decision conversion time. We empower 21st century leaders take mission-critical decisions that lead to timely outcomes. Our flagship product, MECBOT, is an Open Cognitive Platform. With MECBOT we are transforming the way data analytics, deep learning, artificial intelligence (AI), predictive analytics and IoT interface with each other on a near real-time basis. This leads to superior efficiencies, smart monitoring, and intelligent resource management. Application of MECBOT cuts across diverse sectors such as Consumer Insights, FinTech, Sports, Energy and Power, Healthcare, Insurance and Education. Our solutions are available both as Software as a Service Model (SaaS) and as installable products.


Life is a journey. In this journey we are all given a mission by our creator and Sandesh team is happy to know its mission and live it. This road is less travelled but never abandoned. Many live within the ‘rat race’ journey which has taken over many societies around the world. The goal is to be the best or the fastest and to push others if they are in your way. This is becoming more of a reality in today’s world. Life in Sandesh is the opposite. Our journey is about being with the pace of the members and including someone in an activity who might otherwise be told they are useless. It’s a community that works with and for the members of our society who are with intellectual disabilities.

7 - 8 December 2017 TAJ , Bengaluru

About IDC

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