VARINDIA organized IT Forum 2013 with utmost Grandeur
Kalinga Digital Media (P) Ltd. organised its 11th year VARINDIA IT Forum 2013 at the hotel The Imperial,New Delhi on the 24th( Friday) of May . The event saw the presence of 350 Industry veterans across verticals including the government, Public Sector undertakings and large Enterprises.
The event started with salutation to the motherland by singing the National Anthem by everyone present. This was followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp.
The dignitaries present at the event includes, Dr. Ashok Sahu, IES –Secretary General ,NHRC- GOI
; Shri.Ravi Saxena, IAS (Retd), Founder at RISE Foundation
; Shri. R.K . Bahuguna, CMD- RAILTEL Corporation Of India
; Shri. BJ Srinath, Senior Director, ICERT, Govt. of India
; Shri.Mark Hickman, COO- WINMAGIC Data Security
; Dr. C. MurliKrishna Kumar, Sr. Adviser (CIT&I)- Planning commission of India
; Shri. R N Jha, DDG,DIT- Govt. of India
; Shri. S.N SRIVASTAVA,DDG-DGSND
; Shri. S.C. Mittal, Sr. ED (MS&IT) & Group CTO – IFFCO
; Shri.Meharban Singh, Director-ERNET
; Dr. Rajiv Arora, Director, NEGD, DeitY – Govt. of India
; Shri.Sanjeeva Goyal, General Manager- TCIL
; Shri.Satish Kumar, GM-IT-EIL; Shri.J M Kapoor, GM-IT-National Fertilizers Ltd.;Shri. A.K.Bhargava,Director(Operations)- Bharat Broadband Network Ltd.; Dr. Alok Bharadwaj- Executive Vice President- Canon India Pvt. Ltd.
; Shri. Sadhanand Rajanga, Country Manager, Radvision, an AVAYA Company; Shri.Sarvesh Mishra, AGM – Offer Management, Network Connectivity- Schneider Electric.;Shri. Asoke K. Laha, President and MD - Interra Information Technologies; Shri.Sridhar Mani, CEO- American Megatrends India Pvt.Ltd.;Shri. Jagannath Pattnaik, Director- Channel Sales- Kaspersky India; Shri. Virendra Kr. Bansal, CIO- Luminous Power Technologies Pvt. Ltd.;Shri. Mukesh Kumar, CIO- Vishal Mega Mart; Shri.Sandeep Arya, MD- Amtrak Technologies Pvt. Ltd.;Shri. Ganesh Arumugam, Director- Partner sales- VMware Software India Pvt. Ltd.;Mr. Sanjeev sehgal, M.D.- Sparsh India
Dr. Ashok Sahu, IES – Secretary General ,NHRC - GOI, said, “At the onset, let me congratulate VARINDIA, the frontline IT Magazine for organizing the IT Forum on the topic ‘Best Practices for Innovative Business- Opportunity in Government Business’ as well as panel discussion on ‘The future of IT security: how to protect your data’. The presence of a galaxy of experts and intellectuals in this hall bears testimony to the importance of the subject and interest displayed by the august audience.”
Shri. BJ Srinath, Senior Director, ICERT, Govt. of India, said, “Our job is to make IT comfortable for users, that is why we are here.”
Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher & Chief Editor, Kalinga Digital Media said, “As a Technology publication house, VARINDIA’s focus has always been the growth of ICT sector in the country and how the Industry could be benefited from it. I have a strong believe that there is no escaping Technology- even in death.” He further shared valuable statistics which bears testimony to India’s feats in the ICT domain.
One of the most special features of the event was the launch of the second edition of Brand Book of the year on the Indian ICT Industry. The Brand Book of the year 2013 was unveiled by the honourable chief guest Dr. Ashok Sahu and the Evangelists and the Brand Managers from various corporate houses.
>The event also comprised of an interesting panel discussion on the topic, ‘The Future of IT Security: How to protect your data.’
Shri. Ravi Saxena, IAS (Retd), Founder at RISE Foundation, chaired the panel discussion. The esteemed panlists included Sadhanand Rajanga, Country Manager, Radvision( Avaya company), Mark Hickman, COO- WINMAGIC Data Security; Dr. Rajiv Arora, PhD, Director- National e-Governance Division- DIT- Govt. of India ; Sandeep Arya, CMD- Amtrak Technologies. and Shri. BJ Srinath, Senior Director, ICERT, Govt. of India. The technocrats of the industry were felicitated at the event. The awards were for the Most Trusted companies and The Brands of Excellence. The awards were based on the votes casted on VARINDIA website
. There were 5000 respondents who have voted for their favorite companies. Six companies were recognised this year under the category of the Most Trusted companies which includes CANON INDIA
, EMC DATA STORAGE
and VMware India
and seven companies were recognised under the category of the Brand of Excellence which includes DELL INDIA
, CHECKPOINT SOFTWARE
, KASPERSKY LAB
, American Megatrends India Pvt Ltd.
, ZICOM ELECTRONICS SECURITY
and MINDLANCE INDIA
. The event concluded on a positive note of VARINDIA successfully conducting yet another milestone event and providing a networking ground for all across the verticals.