Cyber breaches in the BFSI sector pose threats to the economic growth: INFOTECH FORUM

By VARINDIA - 2020-09-18

Cyber breaches in the BFSI sector pose threats to the economic growth: INFOTECH FORUM

The world was gradually moving towards digital and it has been accelerated recently by the global pandemic – COVID-19. The pandemic has highlighted the need for digitally enabled citizen centric services to improve quality of life supported by remote, contactless city operations and focus on indicators such as public health and education.

 

This year Infotech Forum has designed with the idea of "Accelerating your Business Transformation Strategy, the forum had attended by 400 regulators, Policy makers, along with experts in technology, governance and over 130 delegates from the OEMs had attended the session. During the session there were various discussions that took place - how the core technologies has created the new vision to think ahead during the virtual interaction sessions.

 

This time the Forum has witnessed 15 exceptional founders, 10 deep tech start-ups of the new age and 30 start-ups into cutting-edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning across different industries who joined the sessions to understand on how the OEMs are approaching the B2C partners across the country to support the local partners in growing and expanding their business via the digital and omni channel route, and giving a boost to the local businesses in India.

 

On this backdrop, the 18th edition of Infotech Forum 2020 took place which throws insight on the developing needs to lead on driving long-term value creation, through digitization. The forum also threw light on both enterprise-wide and security transformations with digitization for a substantial cost and operational efficiency.

 

The respected dignitaries who graced the e-event were Dr. Sanjay Behl, Director General, CERT-In- Government of India, Sanjay Sahay, IPS - Technology Evangelist, Vipin Tyagi, Ex- Executive Director- C DOT, Dr. B K Murthy, Scientist G, HOD( R & D Group)- MeitY, Rishi Mehta, Technology Expert from Silicon valley, Peter Melerud, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder- Kemp Technologies Alain Sanchez, CISO (EMEA) & Senior Evangelist- Fortinet, Rajeev Sreedhar, MD - India & SAARC – Infoblox, Sunil Sharma, Managing Director Sales- Sophos India & SAARC, Sandeep Bhambure, Vice President & M.D, India & SAARC – Veeam Software and Krunal Patel, Business Head, TeamViewer, India & South Asia - Team viewer .

 

By giving the opening address Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Editor-in-Chief, VARINDIA & Brand book said, “Digital transformation become imperative for all businesses whether small, medium or large. However, change is the only thing that is constant. Enterprises should be able to deliver customised applications at the speed of ideas. Our survey from 300 CIO’s in India says, about 85% of organisations said, their organisation is already undergoing digital transformation.

 

Secondly, India is amongst the fastest growing FinTech markets in the world and ranked the highest globally in the FinTech adoption rate with China. Digital payments value of $65 bn in 2019 is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20% by 2023. The digital payments space, in particular, is witnessing remarkable innovations such as the emergence of alternative payment channels, setting up of payment hubs and tokenisation for securing payments.”

 

 

Addressing the Infotech Forum Rishi Mehta, Technology Expert from Silicon valley said, “Digital Transformation, now we all are observing a relentless pursuit of the same. Emerging technologies, digital technologies are being adopted across all the segments. I am seeing this phenomena across the world for last few years. We see that in our personal life weather it is the gadgets like Alexa, Google which acts as personal assistance, IoT sensors coming up to your help, even in communities and cities spanning across Smart City initiatives that are going on across the world and also in India, lot of Public sectors like banks which have their own adoption curve on digital technologies and finally the private enterprises spanning across various verticals and that is where we see a lot of rapid growth of digital technologies adoption with a variety of reasons. One, to stay competitive but more important is to add more value to their customers and also to keep a long term sustainable business model alive.”

 

 

 

Sanjay Sahay, Former IPS Officer - Technology Evangelist talked about digital transformation and how COVID-19 has speed up the adoption. He said, “Today we are living in an age that we call digital transformation. Companies, academicians, large number of institutions have tried their level best to bring a digital transformation of the nature which you are experiencing today but in last 20 years we were never able to accomplish this transformation. Courtesy COVID-19 per force we were forced into this digital transformation. Presently where we are today it is in this laptop everything has converged – our work, fun, entertainment, communication, banking transactions, our social interactions, everything has converged into one single gadget like iPad, smartphone or laptop etc. This is where we exists and live. There is nobody who can be called as a distinct entity called netizen today. So this is a new paradigm. Home and laptop have become the harsh realities of today’s existence and given the touchless world and the contagion in which we live in COVID-19, I this we are lucky that we had this technology so that we could graduate our social and professional life all on this particular domain.”

 

 

 

Lata Singh, Executive Director, Partner Eco-system & CSI- IBM India/SouthAsia said, “Technology and technology innovation are so significant that it can actually change the outcome of businesses that means three market forces that are technological, social and regulatory are precipitating the change that is happening in business outcomes as well as business architectures that are diving. Therefore, it could not have been a better time to talk about how we are leading the digital exultation and the area that it is going to drive is really going to be coming from the data that is going to be used. If you look at the journey till now, the digital transformation worked on outside in that means we were looking at customer expectation or needs only and also looking at all pervasive interconnectedness. When we move towards the future we are looking at inside out view and that means we are looking at the data that we have. How are we going to exploit that data and how are we going to exponential growth. Therefore, the importance of data and the next digital transformation is going to happen in and on people, things and places.”

 

 

 

Vipin Tyagi, Former Executive Director- C DOT said, “As we all know that traditional business model were rigid, siloed management, labour intensive, the computer and storage were in focus and then we moved to Cloud because of virtualization where the service is anytime and anywhere, no problems with the network etc. and then load sharing and sharing of resources were possible, large scale hardware and software can be put wherever you want, consequently Big Data came in. We still have siloed management but what happened is that we had difficulty in admission control which cause security issues. Consequently, we came to a situation where we had a multi-cloud architecture and then now what I am proposing is that we should go for cognitive self-aware application. Multi-cloud management is an integral part of basic functions building block – the security, privacy and transparency. The basic building block distributed software on simple generic hardware at the edges. We are doing it because of cost, availability, scalability, manageability, energy consumption, load fluctuation, complexity of managing the whole thing, latency and quality of service.”

 

 

 

Talking about role of technology in the country’s digital transformation and the collaborating tools, S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA said, “We can’t deny the fact the role technology plays in India’s digital transformation and how innovations in India can help in finding solutions to global problems. A few years back, many companies took a big bet to be 100% agile by 2020 but we are seeing the reality during the pandemic. It has leveraged a lot of collaboration technologies that have been brought to bear. The consumer internet has reached out to many more people than any of us could have imagined at the beginning of the decade about Working from Home (WHM) becoming the buzz word.”

 

 

 

 

Upholding the concept of Aja world, Dr. Sanjay Bahl, Director General, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) explains why the acceleration of business transformation is required. He said, “Accelerating business transformation means accelerating change management strategy which can be defined as accelerating any shift or realignment or fundamental change in business operations. Why is the acceleration required now? So that the business can survive and thrive in an environment which is throwing up new innovation driven opportunities as it responds to shifting market demands while navigating the evolving regulatory complexities. The survival of the business is now dependent on maintaining trust in the services that it provides. So we are living in an Aja environment. Aja means ‘asthirta’ or volatile, it is ‘anishchita’ or uncertain, lack of clarity about the present and the future. It is ‘jatilta’ or complexity, multiple factors which are impacting decisions. It is ‘aspastha’ or ambiguity, lack of clarity. As we are living in this Aja world and this is an extraordinarily challenging time where this pandemic has given rise to a contact free economy which is accelerating digital business transformation and it is changing our government, society and industry. So businesses are now taking informed data driven decisions and making choices which have the potential to shape our economy, politics, Digital India, culture and society.”

 

 

Digital technology emerging as a great enabler to pave the way for efficient service delivery, governance, and improved access to financial inclusion, education, justice, and healthcare. A disruptive innovation is an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market-leading firms, products, and alliances. On this backdrop Sunil Sharma, Managing Director Sales- Sophos India & SAARC says, “Time has changed. Previously, we used to work with normal netware, all machines were wired, everyone is working in one particular office and in one premise and working in a trusted network. Today, there is a more complex infrastructure that has taken place because people are working from homes and anywhere. So time has really changed where you have different kind of users now and at the same time the infrastructure has changed. Earlier we had machines, server in office but now the server is placed at office or in different location. Whether it is public or private cloud, applications at the same time is actually evolving, so data, application, infrastructure is continuously evolving and at the same time it is also important that Malware has also become very smart. They are absolutely active and dynamic.”

 

 

 

Sandeep Bhambure, Vice President & M.D, India & SAARC –Veeam Software highlights, “As per Gartner, 40% of the organizations are likely to replace their backup applications even if they have deployed it at the beginning of 2018. It is because customers are not really finding so much confidence as they accelerate into their digital transformation journey. They are safe when it come to the availability of the workload, their data is protected and hence there is a need to look at new solutions that can really give them the confidence. This is exactly where Veeam has been doing well in the marketplace. We ran a study and interacted to a large number of customers across the world and we tried uncover what are the shifting trends priorities of customers when they look at the backup vendor. The three key parameters which starts with capability, which is very important because of the incumbent backup solution, if you been using a backup solution for more than a decade, in all likelihood, you would be limited in your ability to protect your modern workloads and hybrid cloud movements. Second is complexity and this is very relevant when it comes to the current environment where it is not just availability of applications, data center and workloads, it is also about the availability of skilled people. Finally, cost, customers are looking at sweating their IT assets more than ever before. There are considerations around the cost of ownership of backup because the legacy backup software for their customers have actually created a huge amount of infrastructure where customers have spent millions dollars but are not delivering the right value back to the business.”

 

Rajeev Sreedhar, MD - India & SAARC- INFOBLOX said, “In the new hyper connected world opportunity has come to us faster than before because of intelligent apps, IoTs, Machine Learning, Blockchain and more. Traditional networking excels in a tightly connected world but that was not designed for today’s rapidly evolving cloud infrastructure. Apps and connected devices are which are creating both opportunities and risk. Hyper-connected world demands a new level of networking designed from grounds-up to be agile while remaining rock solid and secure with visibility across the entire eco-system. As a customer you would have expand it to cloud, added more hardware and would have gone to more third party solution providers. This is actually creating a lot of complexity when it comes to managing these environments. Infrastructure now is all over the place. All these includes breaches, data loss and downtime. Infoblox strategy response in a unique position as the foundational layer for networking security which gives us a prime advantage. That is where in today’s cloud era connectivity has now become ambiguous and unfortunately so are cyber-threats. Infoblox security provides foundational security that works with the existing infrastructure in the cloud on premise to help detect attacks soon, stop them fast, and optimize the performance for the entire security stack.”

 

 

Krunal Patel, Business Head, TeamViewer, India & South Asia - Team Viewer said, “Lot of large and small enterprises, a lot of CIOs, CTOs are in talks to make remote work the new normal. One of the major factors in this is ‘Connectivity’. You need a solution to make your business connected remotely. Connecting man to man, man to machines, machines to machines is a very defining requirement of the current era. Collaboration is another factor. Virtual meetings have limitations than the physical meetings; there is a restriction due to physical distancing, we have to push very hard on collaboration. The next is cloud; different enterprises are now embarking on cloud more than ever due to security and flexibility.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first panel discussion for the day was on Acclerating your Business Transformation Strategy. It was moderated by Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Chief Editor-VARINDIA. The panelists who joined the session to discuss on the topic were - Vijay Sethi, CIO, Head of Human Resources and CST, Hero Motorcorp, Dr. S K Meher, CIO, AIIMS, Kamal Sharma, Digital Transformation Leader, United Technologies, Upkar Singh, Director-IT, FIS, Mohan Muthuraj, Vice President- India Business- Sonata Software, Puneesh Lamba, Sr. VP & Group CIO, C K Birla Group.

Mohan Muthuraj, Vice President- India Business- Sonata Software

 

“Business transformation is an opportunity to define a bold ambition for your organization and make fundamental change in the way business is connected to cope with the changing market environment. It is to make changes to the process, people and systems and align with business strategies.”

 

Vijay Sethi, CIO, Head of Human Resources and CSR, Hero Motorcorp

 

“In reality the word business transformation is changing so fast, so the business model, the way of working, the way people behave and think in organizations, the way they interact with customers will not be valid tomorrow. So how to change the business to meet the new consumer expectation, expected consumers experiences and just transform the way rather than continuing with the way we have been working. The objective is to ensure that the company to survive, t grow, reduce the cost and give a much better customer experience.”

 

Upkar Singh, Director-IT, FIS

 

“Business transformation is an opportunity to rethink the business and operating model to deliver breakthrough values. It may involve strategic decision that attract the way we will grow, how our organization operates and what kind of performance improvement we can expect. When a company adopt changes and creates a culture of capabilities, competence, collaboration and communication using computerization to conduct its business activities winning market competitions continuously and facing challenges carefully is what business transformation is.”

 

Kamal Sharma, Digital Transformation Leader- United Technologies

 

“When technology is changing at a rapid pace and accordingly the leadership board are building up the aspirational transformation expectation, we need to align with the aspirational situation and that is where the business transformation strategy gets aligned. Definitely, digital remains a backbone but there are other important parameters like people, culture, process and the flexible and agile leadership which powers them. In business transformation we will see the tenure of it getting reduced which starts from incubation to maturity will get reduced from the previous era what we saw five to six years back.”

 

Puneesh Lamba, Sr. VP & Group CIO, C K Birla Group

 

“When the world is trying to create a vaccine in 12 to 18 months of time whereas the history says that it takes a decade to do that, it is business transformation, when you radically reduce your time to market. When you try to change your product to a service for recurring a definitive revenue so that it can reach different segments of customer that is business transformation. It also a business transformation when you try to change your business model froma brick and motor to e-commerce base model to reach new geographies or to overcome other challenges. When you delight your customers and improves their experience by miles is also business transformation. These are big objectives. So taking baby steps towards them is also a start of a transformation of a business like trying to find inefficiencies in current processes, challenging the status-quo, improving productivity all of these are building blocks to larger business transformation.”

 

Dr. S K Meher, CIO, AIIMS

 

“The meaning of business transformation is almost same for everyone but objective may vary from organization to organization. In my case the objective of transformation is different from others. For me business transformation means it is one of the best opportunity based on the environment or situation or the requirement with which we can transform our business to betterment. In my case it is how to transform in COVID time to a greater high. In that case we need to take the opportunity in a requirement basis. It can be in agile form or a baby step but to take the business to a new height so that service should continue as we are a service organization as per our requirement.”

 

The second panel discussion of the forum was on Shortage of Cyber Security workforce, budget limitations and remote working. This panel was too moderated by Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Chief Editor-VARINDIA. The panellists who joined the session to discuss on the topic were - Atul Govil, Chief Transformation Officer & Head (SAP & IT) - India Glycols, Dr. Harold D’costa, Director- Intelligent Quotient Security, Shiv Kumar Bhasin, Chief Technology & Operations Officer- National Stock Exchange India, Chandra Mouli, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Sankara Nethralaya, Harnath Babu, CIO-KPMG India and Peter Melerud, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder- Kemp Technologies.

18th Infotech Forum 2020

 

Harnath Babu, CIO-KPMG India

 

“The new normal is powered by remote working and contactless payment as we have mentioned. We have seen the business is accelerating in the digital arena and companies have substantial assets and data which are settling in the digital form. I think the threat of cyber security certainly harnessed most of the organizations.”

 

Chandra Mouli, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Sankara Nethralaya

 

“Shortage of skills is still a global issue and it does impact all kinds of organizations. But it also depends on the security of the industry and the maturity of the organization to deal with that. We have a specialized team to deal with this and we also work with outsourcing partners to help us on some of the machines to deal with shortage of skills.”

 

Atul Govil, Chief Transformation Officer & Head (Sap & It) - India Glycols

 

“The data breach is creating risk for the enterprises not from the stand-point of data loss only but it's also the loss of credibility in the eyes of stack –holders and the business partners. The remote working due to the Covid-19 pandemic gives an exponential rise in the surface area of the attack.”

 

Dr. Harold D’costa, Director- Intelligent Quotient Security

 

“The skilled cyber security force is a big challenge. We need a large quantum of cyber security well qualified, trained practical professionals to be there in terms of the organization’s technology budget. I believe in the last five to six months organizations have realized that it’s only the technology that can ensure sustainability.”

 

Shiv Kumar Bhasin, Chief Technology & Operations Officer- National Stock Exchange India

 

“Today, during remote working, people would like to have the highest compliance in terms of only authorized persons interacting in real-time while video and audio authentication is happening on, while on boarding the remote employee. As you are enabling remote working people are going for a public cloud based solution where SaaS or CRM everything is hosted on a public cloud.”

 

Peter Melerud, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder- Kemp Technologies

 

“As we look at the shifts in the global market area, we actually see the gap in the shortage of security professionals increasing not decreasing over the time. We are also seeing that there is not only a shortage of people but also in the qualification of the people. As a technology vendor our part is to help in creating innovation.”

 

The most awaited part of the event was however the unveiling of the 9th edition of the VARINDIA Brand Book, the book was unveiled with the presence of Dr. Sanjay Behl, Director General, CERT-In- Government of India, Vipin Tyagi, Ex- Executive Director- C DOT, Dr. B K Murthy, Scientist G, HOD( R & D Group)- MeitY.

 

The Brand Book covers in-depth research on Indian ICT Industry that speaks about the present ICT Industry in India and encapsulates the Think Tanks of India, the Indian market Scenario, Eminent CIOs of India, Made in India Brands and many more. It summarizes an array of useful and interesting information one would require on a regular basis and has been designed with a unique navigation system that allows one to search by company name and product category.

 

The event also witnessed the recognition of 100 Eminent CIOs of India, India’s Top 25 Trusted Brands along with Top 50 Most Admired ICT Brands of the country and the 10 Brand Icons of the year 2020 and also 5 Women Leadership in Technology Sales 2020.

 

In this section the Technology heads spoke about their best practices adopted in their respective organisations and recognised with the EMINENT CIOs OF INDIA ( ECIO)

 

Jaideep Khanduja
Lakshmana Vadaga
Kiran Belsekar
Ramkumar Mohan
Dr. Sushil Kumar Meher
Naresh K Pathak
Ajay Yadav
Sandeep Jamdagni
Yogendra Singh
Dr. Mukesh Mehta
Prashant Bokli
Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay
Anurag Saxena
Amit Dhawan
Kersi Tavadia
Manish Sinha
Ian Hooper
Deepak Singhal
Vishal Madan
Puneesh Lamba
N Balasubramanian
Kunal Nagarkatti
Ramesh Lakshminarayanan
Anil Nama
Adv. Prashant Mali
Dr. Harold D’Costa
Dr. Makarand Sawant
Subbarao Hegde
Arvind Gupta
Munender Soperna
Arindam Singha Roy
Chirag Boonlia
Avneesh Vats
Dr. Rajeev Papneja
Sourav Das
Aparna Gupta
Sandip Pradhan
Upkar Singh
Arindam Paul
Arvind Kumar
Ashish Bansal
Suresh Kumar
Dr. Vineet Bansal
Manikkam Subramaniam
Vijay Sethi
Ajay Srivastava
Dr. Harsha Thennarasu
Vivek Ahuja
Atul Govil
Sanjeev Sinha
Rohit Kachroo
Vivek Gupta
Sanjeev Jain
Ambuj Bhalla
Ravinder Arora
Sandeep Sengupta
Mansi Thapar
V Ranganathan Iyer
Sunil Tripathy
Jitendra Singh
Ravi Razdan
Dr. Keshab Panda
Dr. Ashish Bharadwaj
Nandkishor Dhomne
Vineet Love
Parna Ghosh
Bibhas Sen Choudhuri
Sunil Sirohi
Amit Jaokar
Milind G. Mungale
Rakesh Upadhyay
D V Seshu Kumar
Punit Rastogi
Anil Sharma
Sandiip Kothari
Amit Kapoor
Tarun Bali
RP Rath
Farhan Khan
Sayed Peerzade
Pragnesh Mistry
Arijit Dasgupta
Jyoti Chopra
S. Chandra Mouli
Virendra Bansal
Gyan Prakash
Meetali Sharma
Dr. Karnika Seth
Dinesh Kaushik
Hariharan Subramanian
Amrut Urkude
Anand Ruhela
Chitranjan Kesari
Parveen Kumar Sharma
Bhaskar Rao
Sampath Sowmynarayan
Colleen Berube
Milan Kumar
Bipradas Bandyopadhyay
Rishi Mehta
Chief Technology Officer
Head-IT
CISO
CIO
CIO, Department of Computer Facility
CIO - India & South East Asia
Regional Head IT-North
Head-IT
Head-IT/SAP
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Executive Offier
Head - Information Technology
CISO & DOP
CIO
Global Application Manager SAP
Partner and Head of Banking & Payments
Enterprise Architect Director for DEMS Business
Executive VP & CTO
SVP & Group CIO
GM & Head IT-Applications & Support
COO
CIO
CIO
President & Founder
President
Senior General Manager – IT
CTO and CMO
Head and Co-Founder
CIO
Head Information Technology
Group CTO
DY. GM-IT
Chief Growth Officer
CIO
MD
Chief - IT 
Director IT
DGM IT
GM- IT
Director, Global ERP Operations & RPA Service
Partner & CIO
AVP-IT (CIO)
Sr. V.P.
CIO, CHRO & Head CSR
Head-IT
Chief IT & Cyber Security Advisor
Director IT - MEA & India
Chief Transformation Officer
President – IT & Digitization
CISO
DGM- IT
CIO
Director IT Security and CISO
Chief Information Security Officer
MD
IT Leader, Head - Information Security
CIO & EVP-IT
AGM - IT
CIO
Head IT & HR
CEO & MD
Director-IT
VP-IT & CIO
Director - Cyber Security & IT Governance
VP & Group CIO
AGM IT
VP
CISO & CDO
Executive VP & CISO
CTO
Asst. VP – IT Head
CIO
CTO Lead AMENA
Head- IT
DGM - IT/Application
AVT & Head of IT
CTO
Sr. VP-IT
Group CIO
Group IT
Head-IT
Director IT
Chief Information & Technology Officer
Group CIO
VP - Enterprise IT
Head - Risk, Compliance & Information Security
Cyberlaw expert & Founding Partner
CIO
VP-IT & Technology
GM/Head (IT & SAP, Corporate HR)
Head - IT
CEO
Consultant – IT
Asst. General Manager – IT
President Global Enterprise
CIO
CIO - CVCS
Head-IT 
Global Technology Expert
AccioMango Pvt. Ltd.
Adlabs Entertainment Ltd.
Aegon Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Air Works India (Engineering) Pvt. Ltd.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
ANDRITZ
Arshiya Rail Infrastructure Ltd.
Ashiana Housing Ltd.
Barista Coffee Company Ltd.
Batlivala & Karani Securities Ltd.
Being Human Clothing
Bestow Infotech Company
BIBA Apparels Pvt. Ltd.
Birlasoft
BSE Ltd.
Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems
CAPCO
Capgemini
Capital Small Finance Bank Ltd.
CK Birla Group
Cloudnine Group of Hospitals
Clover Infotech
CRISIL
CtrlS Datacenters Ltd.
Cyber Law Consulting
Cyber Security Corporation
Deepak Fertilisers&Petrochemicals Corp. 
Deshpande Foundation (Global), India
Digital India Foundation
DR. Lal Pathlabs Ltd.
EIUL
Embassy Group
Energy Efficiency Services Ltd.
ESDS Software Solution Pvt. Ltd.
Essel Mining & Industries Ltd.
Evolve Digitas
Exide Industries Ltd.
Fidelity Info. Services India Pvt. Ltd.
Gainwell Commosales Pvt. Ltd.
Genisys Information Systems (I) Pvt. Ltd.
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Grant Thornton Advisory Pvt. Ltd.
Greenpanel Industries Ltd.
Heritage Group
Hero MotoCorp. Ltd.
HFCL Ltd.
HKIT Security Solutions
IDEMIA 
India Glycols Ltd.
India Power Corporation Ltd.
Indiabulls Group
INDIAN BANK (eALLAHABAD)
Integreon
Interglobe Aviation Ltd.
IRIS Software
ISOAH Data Securities Pvt. Ltd. 
Jaquar Group
JBM GROUP
Jindal Saw Ltd.
JK Cement Ltd.
Jyothy Labs Ltd.
L&T Technology Services
Laureate Edu.Serv. Australia&New Zealand
Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Mazars India
Minda Industries Ltd.
Neotia Healthcare Initiative Ltd.
NIIT Ltd.
NKGSB Bank
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd.
ONEOTT iNTERTAINMENT Ltd.
Orient Cement Ltd.
Orient Electric Ltd.
Pepsico INC. 
PRINCE Pipes and Fittings Ltd.
Pristine Logistics & Infraprojects Pvt. Ltd.
Quest Retail Pvt. Ltd. 
Radical Minds Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Radico Khaitan Ltd.
Reliance Entertainment 
RPG Enterprises Ltd.
Rupa & Company 
Sakshem IT Solution Pvt. Ltd.
Sankara Nethralaya
SAR GROUP
SCADA Geoinformatics Pvt. Ltd.
SDG Software (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Seth Associates
Sharda Motor Industries Ltd.
Shriram Properties
Shubhalakshmi Polyester Ltd.
Sikkim Manipal University
TECH 4 LOGIC Pvt. Ltd.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Vasai Vikas Bank Ltd.
Verizon Business Group
Zendesk
ZF Group
Zuari Infraworld India Ltd.
 

 

These 25 Enterprises have been recognised as the Most Trusted Brands on how they have made difference with their newer marketing strategies to retain their leadership position in the Indian Technology Industry.

 

25 Most Trusted Brands

 

AMAZON INDIA LTD.

APPLE INDIA PVT.LTD.

GOOGLE INDIA PVT. LTD.

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED

INFOSYS LIMITED

DELL TECHNOLOGIES INDIA PVT. LTD.

RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIMITED

BHARTI AIRTEL LIMITED

IBM INDIA PVT. LTD.

HCL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

WIPRO LIMITED

TECH MAHINDRA LIMITED

ACCENTURE SERVICES PVT. LTD.

HP INDIA SALES PVT. LTD.

CISCO SYSTEMS INDIA PVT. LTD.

SALESFORCE.COM INDIA PVT. LTD.

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE INDIA PVT. LTD.

INGRAM MICRO INDIA PVT. LTD.

SAP INDIA PVT. LTD.

INTEL TECHNOLOGY INDIA PVT. LTD.

CANON INDIA PVT. LTD.

LENOVO INDIA PVT. LTD.

LG ELECTRONICS INDIA PVT. LTD.

AMAZON INDIA LTD.

APPLE INDIA PVT.LTD.

 

Every year VARINDIA comes out with the survey on how OEMs are performing in the product performance, R & D support, On-time availability and the most important is the post-sales support and these 50 Most Admired Brands gains unique confidence of the consumers in their respective areas and took the position in the Top 50 Most Admired Brands in India, it reflects the performance in the Indian market out of hundreds of technology brands were evaluated first by the industry leaders and then our editorial team. The ratings are listed below:

 

Most Admired Brands

 

ACER INDIA PVT. LTD.

ALCATEL LUCENT ENTERPRISE

AMD INDIA PVT. LTD.

ARRAY NETWORKS INDIA PRIVATE LTD.

ARUBA- A HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE

AUTODESK INDIA PVT. LTD.

AXIS VIDEO SYSTEMS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

COMMSCOPE INDIA PVT. LTD.

COMMVAULT SYSTEMS INDIA PVT.LTD.

CP PLUS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

CITRIX SYSTEMS INDIA PVT. LTD.

CTRL S DATACENTERS LIMITED

DLINK INDIA LTD.

ESDS SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD.

EXTREME NETWORKS INDIA PVT. LTD.

FITBIT INDIA PVT. LTD.

FORTINET TECHNOLOGIES INDIA PVT. LTD.

PRAMA HIKVISION INDIA PVT. LTD.

HITACHI VANTARA INDIA PVT. LTD.

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES INDIA PVT. LTD.

KASPERSKY LAB INDIA

L&T TECHNOLOGY SERVICES LTD.

LAVA INTERNATIONAL LTD.

NEC TECHNOLOGIES INDIA PVT. LTD.

NETAPP INDIA MARKETING & SERVICES PVT. LTD.

NETMAGIC SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD

NVIDIA GRAPHICS PVT. LTD.

ONE DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT PVT. LTD.

ORACLE INDIA PVT. LTD.

PALO ALTO NETWORKS INDIA PVT. LTD.

PLANTRONICS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

QUALCOMM INDIA PVT. LTD.

RADWARE INDIA PVT. LTD.

REDHAT INDIA PVT. LTD.

REDINGTON INDIA LTD.

SAS INSTITUTE INDIA PVT. LTD.

SAVEX TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDIA PVT. LTD.

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY HDD (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED

SONICWALL TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS INDIA PVT. LTD.

SOPHOS TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.

SUSE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS INDIA PVT. LTD.

TEAMVIEWER INDIA PVT. LTD.

TECH DATA ADVANCED SOLUTIONS (INDIA) PVT. LTD.

THALES INDIA PVT. LTD.

UIPATH ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION INDIA PVT. LTD.

VEEAM SOFTWARE PVT. LTD.

VMWARE SOFTWARE INDIA PVT. LTD.

WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION

 

As the business goals have shifted and now everyone is responsible for driving growth across the organization. The CMO is the leader for both the desired perception of the organization (the brand) and the customer’s actual perception of the organization (the experience). Bringing together internal teams and outside partners to collaborate will allow the entire organization to align on the brand vision and curate experiences to achieve that vision while delighting customers. Let’s see who these 10 CMOs/marketing heads have performed under the category of “ BRAND ICONS OF THE YEAR 2020” .

 

“BRAND ICONS OF THE YEAR 2020”

 

ABHIJEET MUKHERJEE HEAD OF MARKETING CRAYON SOFTWARE EXPERTS INDIA

ATUL SHARMA MARKETING MANAGER COMMVAULT SYSTEMS INDIA PVT. LTD.

B S RAO VICE PRESIDENT-MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS CTRLS DATACENTERS LTD.

DEEPALI NAAIR CMO IBM INDIA & SOUTH ASIA

KUNAL AMAN HEAD- MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS- INDIA & JAPAN SAS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENTINDIA PVT. LTD.

NIKHIL DUDWADKAR MARKETING MANAGER- INDAI & SOUTH ASIA KASPERSKY LAB

NIKHIL SHARMA MARKETING HEAD VEEAM SOFTWARE

RISHI PRASAD MARKETING LEAD,SOUTH ASIA SEAGATE INDIA

ROSHNI DAS DIRECTOR-MARKETING INTEL INDIA PVT.LTD.

VINNY SHARMA MARKETING HEAD FORCEPOINT SOFTWARE INDIA PVT. LTD.

CONGRATULATIONS THE WINNERS OF THE “ BRAND ICONS OF THE YEAR 2020”

NOW WE ARE COMING TOWARDS THE NEXT SET OF RECOGNISATION ,TO IDENTIFY THE “ WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SALES”

 

This year Infotech Forum had witnessed the “ WOMEN LEADERSHIP IN TECHNOLOGY SALES” . As a VAR India, a sharp believer of women empowerment, has always advocated for women leadership in technology. As part of our initiative to recognise their leadership, we will try to bring women leadership in various domains like sales, marketing, HR, and management to the forefront. Here we have focused on how women’s are contribution to their organisation by creating awareness by highlighting their roles, challenges, leadership etc .

 

We have launched the first leg of the series during the Infotech Forum 2020 on 16 September on 'Technology Sales' in India. We did our internal survey and took nominations from the industry to reach at the finest women leadership in the country.

 

Women Leadership in Technology Sales 2020

 

LATA SINGH, DIRECTOR, ONE CHANNEL–IBM INDIA/ SOUTH ASIA

BHAWNA AGGARWAL, SENIOR DIRECTOR AND COUNTRY HEAD OF STRATEGY AND GROWTH- HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE INDIA.

JAYA MAHADEVAN, Director - CHANNELS, DISTRIBUTION & ALLIANCES AT SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

SHALINI MALHOTRA, VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC ACCOUNTS- VODAFONE IDEA LIMITED

KRITHIGA THAKKAR, DIRECTOR- CONSULTING, RED HAT INDIA PVT LTD.

 

18th Infotech Forum 2020S. Mohini Ratna, Editor, VARINDIA & Brand Book gave her vote of thanks to all the Speakers, delegates and Sponsors and said we are noticing a huge rise in women-led start-ups and innovations in India and enjoying unprecedented success across industries. We are in the process to create many more women-led success stories in our publications which will drive the growth of our country!


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