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Frost & Sullivan Felicitates Top Establishments Showcasing Transformational Innovation and Growth across the Indian ICT Industry at its 2018 India ICT Awards

Frost & Sullivan concluded its 16th edition of the 2018 India ICT Awards in New Delhi recently. The Awards Banquet honored companies that created breakthrough business models and strategies through the innovative use of transformative technologies. This year, 39 awards were presented across four categories: Enterprise Infrastructure, Emerging Services, Enterprise Telecom Services, and Mobile and Wireless.

Talking about the award recipients this year, Benoy CS, Director & Business Unit Head, Digital Transformation Practice, Frost & Sullivan, said, “I would like to congratulate all the award winners for their exemplary performance. This is the 16th year of the awards in India and every year, we see competition getting more intense. A common thing we saw in all award recipients was business model innovation to cater to changing customer needs, followed by meticulous implementation of go-to-market strategies.”

A team of leading Frost & Sullivan analysts and consultants were involved in the shortlisting, evaluation, and research process, applying the measurement-based methodology and parameters that have been the hallmark of Frost & Sullivan globally. The findings of the detailed evaluation were then presented to a panel of independent jury comprising influential personalities, decision makers, and thought leaders from the Indian ICT industry, who have themselves pushed the boundaries of innovation and corporate excellence.

The esteemed jury members for Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 India ICT Awards included:

• Atul Govil, Chief Transformation Officer, Head (SAP & IT), India Glycols Limited
• Avinash Velhal, Group CIO – APAC, India & Middle East, Vice President – IT & Process, Atos Global IT Solutions & Services Private Limited
• Chander Khanduja, Chief Information Officer, Luminous Power Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
• Keyur Desai, CIO – Essar Ports & Shipping | Head Info- Security, Network & Communications – Essar Group
• Pratap Gharge, Executive President & CIO, Bajaj Electricals Limited
• Rahul Shandilya, CIO – Customer Experience & Product Development, CEO – Mahindra eMarkets Ltd.
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
• Samrat Das, Chief Information Officer, PNB MetLife India Insurance Co. Ltd.
• Sanjay Prasad, Chief Information Officer, Tata Power
• Sanjay Sinha, Chief Information Officer, Voltas Limited
• Seema Gaur, Chief Information Officer, IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Co. Ltd.
• Sumit Puri, Chief Information Officer, Max Healthcare
• Umesh Mehta, Chief Information Officer, Jubilant Life Sciences Limited
• Venkat Iyer, Global Chief Information Officer, Wockhardt Limited
• Vijay Sethi, CIO & Head – Corporate Social Responsibility & Human Resources, Hero MotoCorp Limited
• Vipin Kumar, Group Chief Information Officer, Escorts limited
• Yagnesh Parikh, Chief Technology Officer, ICICI Securities

Recipients of the 2018 India ICT Awards:

Enterprise Infrastructure
1. Cloud Video Conferencing Vendor of the Year – Lifesize
2. Contact Center Vendor of the Year – Cisco Systems
3. Enterprise Team Messaging Vendor of the Year – Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd.
4. Conferencing Service Provider of the Year – Tata Communications
5. Unified Communication Vendor of the Year – Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd.
6. Network Security Vendor of the Year –  Cisco Systems
7. Managed Security Service Provider of the Year – Wipro Ltd.
8. Datacenter and Software Defined Networking Security Vendor of the Year – Cisco Systems
9. Managed Detection and Response Provider of the Year – Paladion Networks Pvt. Ltd.
10. Anti-DDoS Vendor of the Year – Netscout Arbor India
11. Web Application Firewall Vendor of the Year – Radware Ltd.
12. Endpoint Security Vendor of the Year – Symantec Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
13. Information Rights Management Vendor of the Year – Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd.
14. Cyber Security Analytics Platform Vendor of the Year – Cisco Systems
15. Emerging Cyber Security Vendor of the Year – Lucideus

Emerging Services
16. FinTech Vendor of the Year in Insurance – Coverfox Insurance Broking Pvt. Ltd.
17. FinTech Vendor of the Year in Credit – Capital Float
18. FinTech Vendor of the Year in Banking – Signzy Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
19. Analytics Platform/Solution Provider of the Year – Fractal Analytics
20. Marketing Analytics Company of the Year – Cartesian Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
21. Artificial Intelligence Solution/Product of the Year – Senseforth.AI
22. Virtual Reality Provider of the Year – SmartVizX
23. E-learning & Education Platform of the Year – Shiksha.com (Info Edge India Ltd.)
24. Most Promising Blockchain Consumer Application of the Year in Logistics/Supply Chain – Accubits Technologies Inc.

Mobile & Wireless
25. Telecom Mobile Wallet of the Year – Vodafone M-Pesa, India
26. 4G (LTE) Network Vendor of the Year – Huawei

Enterprise Telecom Services
27. IOT New Product/Service Innovation Award – Tata Communications
28. IOT Platform Vendor of the Year – Aeris
29. SIP Trunk New Product/Service Innovation Award – Reliance Communications
30. SDWAN (Software defined WAN) New Product/Service Innovation Award – Tata Communications
31. Enterprise Mobility Management Provider of the Year – VMware
32. Enterprise 4G Service Provider of the Year – Vodafone
33. Colocation Service Provider of the Year – ST Telemedia GDC
34. Managed Hosting Service Provider of the Year – Netmagic Solutions
35. Public Cloud Provider of the Year – Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd.
36. Third Party Managed Hybrid Cloud Provider of the Year – Tata Communications
37. Enterprise Data Service Provider of the Year – Tata Communications
38. Enterprise Telecom Service Provider of the Year – SMB Segment Airtel Business
39. Enterprise Telecom Service Provider of the Year – Large Enterprise Segment Tata Communications

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