VARINDIA, India's frontline IT publication recently organized the eleventh annual event "VARINDIA - Star Nite Awards 2012" in the Capital. This award fiesta is the event in India that is considered to be the litmus test for IT corporates for their marketing policies, strategies and initiatives that involve vendors, distributors and resellers. In the event, IT companies did technology showcasing of their products and eminent personalities and top performers of the IT industry in various categories bore witness to this gala affair.
VARIndia Star Nite Awards - 2012, which played host to the felicitation ceremony of the top performers of the Indian IT industry for the current year, commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the guests of honour and other high-profile dignitaries.
Mr. J Satyanarayana, IAS, Secretary, DeitY, Ministry of Communication & IT, GOI congratulated VARINDIA for organized such an event and stressed upon the importance of R&Ds as they bring upon new innovations.
Mr. R.S.Sharma, Director General & Mission Director- UIDAI, GOI ,in his inaugural speech talks about the implementing this ambitious and challenging project undertaken by the Government of India for providing Unique Identification to all its residents and the opportunities for the Indian ICT industry .
Dr. Gulshan Rai, D.G.-CERT-In, Govt. of India spoke at length on the importance of Cyber Security as today it is necessary for everyone in the country.
Mr. Harsh Chitale, CEO- HCL Infosystems Ltd address the audience on the opportunity for the VARs in the sector of digital convergence in India.
[ The guests present in the event includes; Mr. Jagannath Patnaik, Director - Sales (SA), Kaspersky Lab ;Mr. Hemal Patel, CEO - Cyberoam Technologies; Mr. Aled Tien, Asia pacific Business Development head – Motorola solutions; Mr. Deepak Chanduka, G.M.- Marketing & Business development- MTNL ; Mr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher- VAR INDIA; Mr. Vipin Tyagi, Director- C-dot; Ms. S. Mohini Ranta, Editor- VAR INDIA ; Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Sr. V.P- Canon India; Mr. K. R Naik , Chairman- Smartlink Network; Dr. Gulshan Rai, Director General, I-CERT, GOI; Mr. J Satyanarayana, IAS, Secretary, DeitY, Ministry of Communication & IT, GOI; Mr. R S Sharma, IAS, D.G.& mission Director, UIDAI,GOI;Mr. Harsh Chitale, CEO- HCL Infosystems Ltd. ; Mr. Srikanta K. Panigrahi, D.G.-Carbon Minus India, Advisor to Prime Minister on National Strategic Knowledge Mission on Climate change.; Mr. Tushar Sighat, CEO- D-link India;Mr. Ganesh Arumugam, DIRECTOR Partners -VMWARE India; Mr. Asoke K. laha, President and CEO- Interra IT ; Mr. Manish Pant, M.D.- LUMINOUS POWER Technologies ]
The event comprised of cerebral presentations by IT corporates and equally engrossing Panel Discussion on "Best Practices In Growing the IT Business". The Panel discussion was moderated by the industry veteran Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Sr. V.P- Canon India.
It was a momentous day for the winners of the VARINDIA Star Nite Awards who were filled with a sense of joy and pride, while others looked forward to the next VARINDIA Star Nite 2013. The awards ceremony was followed by a grand Networking and dinner.