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About IDC Insights Awards

The IDC Insights Awards is a forum specially designed for today’s CIOs and IT leaders as a platform for open networking with peers and technology partners, immersive content by IDC India and WW thought leaders; and most importantly, to acknowledge and applaud the transformative initiatives that organizations have undertaken towards accelerating success. Industries today are being disrupted! Enterprises are realizing that exploratory innovation cannot serve to either challenge, or orchestrate sustained disruption. Innovation through emerging technologies will be the leading driver of value and change over the next decade and beyond. IDC finds that 89% of enterprises currently consider DX a major business priority. However across India, we find various levels of maturity among organizations that have embarked on a digital transformation journey. In fact, a recent IDC study has even shown that 59% of businesses have become stuck, with no way to turn back and unable to advance. Organizations are now trying too hard to thrive in this New Changing world – with INNOVATION as the key driver. IDC Insights Awards Summit 2019, will be an exclusive forum to discuss the success factors that organizations will need to create in order to come out of such Digital Deadbolts, under the Umbrella title: “The Platform Revolutions: The Era of Automation”.

The Platform Revolutions: The Era of Automation
IDC Insights Awards Theme 2019

As we enter the era of automation, data and insights are coming together to change the way businesses operate like never before. Across sectors, organizations are realizing that for sustainable scale, experience and agility – platforms will be imperative. Organizations realize that their abilities to enable personalization, context, experience, trust and sustained innovation will depend largely on the scale and automation that platforms promise!

The overreaching conclusion is that the keys to success lies in Scale and Automation – and this can only be delivered by PLATFORMS – that intelligent core which connects a multitude of aspects of business transformation (internal and external). The journey to platforms, however, is one that is fraught with many challenges – and adopting an integrated approach across the wide swathe of assets – hardware, software and services and the investments thereof.

Infrastructure – do you have the right infrastructure to scale?
41% of Manufacturers in APeJ do not and consider it an inhibitor to growth!

Cloud – are you using cloud in the right areas?
Cloud spending by retailers will grow 4X by 2022

Security – are all your data and systems secure?
27% of Healthcare organizations have ranked Patient Privacy/ Patient Data Security as their top investment for 2019

Artificial Intelligence – how are you embracing AI across your organizations?
28% of APeJ utility companies are investing in AI in 2019

Scaling through Platforms will define the next wave of DX maturity! How then should enterprises scale to the Future Enterprise – where Platforms define Scale, Speed, Trust and Intelligence

The time for accelerating towards Digital Determination is NOW.

Enterprises around the world are making significant investments in the technologies and services that enable the digital transformation (DX) of their business models, products and services, and organizations.

To be digitally determined, organizations require a ‘Blueprint’ that consists of a unified enterprise strategy, a long-term investment plan based on the principle that digital is inherently valuable to the business, and a single digital platform to scale technology innovations.

Digital acceleration driven by Automation, requires an “intelligent core” that will assimilate and integrate a myriad of digital and physical assets to create connectedness.

Scale, Speed and Intelligence will be defined by infrastructure and data, seamlessly coming together to enable holistic intelligence driven experience, trust and value.

A viable platform revolution is a key table stake in successful enterprise DX; and IT will not succeed at enterprise-wide DX without total rationalization of infrastructure, apps, and data.

Why Attend?

IDC Insights Awards is a forum specially designed for today’s CIOs and IT leaders as a platform for open networking with peers and recognizing the transformative initiatives that organizations have undertaken towards accelerating success. The summit brings together immersive content by IDC India and Worldwide thought leaders; panel discussions, fireside chat and IDC’s innovators program providing an enriching experience to the attendees to exchange ideas and gain insights.

Breaking down Insights

Leverage Insights from IDC industry experts across domains to set priorities for your digital transformation strategy relevant to your business goals

Network and Engage

Network with over 85+ C-level delegates sharing how their organization is embracing emerging technologies in the changing tech landscape

Thought-provoking Discussion

Breakout sessions focused on pressing topics for IT Leaders to facilitate the future DX roadmap

Celebrate Excellence

Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony recognizing IT leaders who have steered their pioneering technology initiatives

Peer-to-Peer Dialogue

1 on 1 closed door business meetings with ICT decision makers who are driving digital journey in their sector

Experience Innovation

Explore pioneering technology and platforms in real-time at IDC’s Innovation Zone

Awards Categories

IDC Insights Awards recognizes the achievement of CIOs and IT leaders from India for their zeal to lead their organizations in the digital economy with groundbreaking digital transformation initiatives. Awards for this year will be given out for three categories – Excellence in Omni-Experience, Excellence in Operations and Excellence in Data Intelligence. All the entries will be reviewed by an esteemed jury panel of a multidisciplinary team comprising global IDC executive leadership, senior industry research leaders and domain experts. Nominations can be submitted online by clicking on the button below. Last day to send in the nominations is October 30, 2019

Excellence in Omni-Experience

This award recognizes 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

As an awardee of Excellence in Operations technology program or project is recognized, which had a sustainable and measurable improvement in key business performance metrics via innovation and or transformation, e.g. process in operational efficiency or enhancement in employee productivity or direct benefit in time to market via the ecosystem of partners and suppliers.

Excellence in Data Intelligence

If your technology program or project has leveraged previously unused or nonquantifiable data resulting in intelligence and impact to business by way of revenue, cost or experience, you can send in your nomination for the category Excellence in Data Intelligence. Typical example are penetration growth via data led insights or creation of new product innovation etc. as a result of data discovery, management & intelligence.

IDC Insights Awards Speakers
Sandra Ng
Group Vice President, Practice Group, IDC Asia/Pacific
Eva Au
Managing Director, IDC Asia/Pacific
Dr. Christopher Holmes
Managing Director, IDC Insights Asia/Pacific
Rishu Sharma
Principal Analyst, Cloud & AI, IDC India
IDC Insights Awards 2019 Agenda
What you'll hear from the Experts on 6th December 2019

by Eva Au, Managing Director, IDC Asia/Pacific

by Dr. Christopher Holmes, Managing Director, IDC Insights Asia/Pacific

Moderated by Rajnish Arora, Vice President, Enterprise Computing, IDC Asia/Pacific
In conversation with:
Ramanujam Komanduri, Regional Director, NetApp India & SAARC
Invited CIO

by Venu Reddy, General Manager, IDC Centre For Consultancy and Research

by Rishu Sharma, Principal Analyst, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence, IDC India

Moderated by Dr. Christopher Holmes, Managing Director, IDC Insights Asia/Pacific
In conversation with:
Tejveer Bhogal, Head - Governance & Alliances, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
Jaideep Khanduja, CTO, AccioMango Pvt Ltd.
Avadhut Parab, Global CIO, Wockhardt Ltd.

Speakers: Sandra Ng, Group Vice President, Practice Group, IDC Asia/Pacific
In conversation with: Dr. Sayed Peerzade, Group Chief Information Officer, Reliance Entertainment

by Sandra Ng, Group Vice President, Practice Group, IDC Asia/Pacific

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IDC Insights Awards Venue
See you there!
TAJ Airport Hotel Bengaluru
5-6th December, 2019
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About Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) is a unique family of businesses that helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry’s broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio spanning from edge to core to cloud.

Diamond Partner


About NetApp Company

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 140+ channel partners in the India market with offices across India.  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 our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at http://www.netapp.com/in/

Roundtable Partner


About Tata

Tata Communications is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™ to multinational enterprises and service providers. The company leads from the front to create an open infrastructure, partner ecosystem and platforms for businesses to stay competitive in this digital age. Tata Communications’ portfolio of services are underpinned by the company’s leading global network infrastructure.

With a strong presence in both developed and emerging markets, the company is a key enabler of information and communication technology globally with a broad range of services including network services; managed security; voice, data and mobility solutions; unified communications & collaboration tools; content management; media and entertainment services; and cloud and data centre solutions.

Tata Communications offers Managed Security Services under a multi-layered, integrated, secure and trusted framework providing comprehensive real-time view to prevent, detect and respond to sophisticated cyber-attacks. The overall design framework is capable of designing, deploying, protecting, detecting, responding, assessing and managing threats coming to the enterprise through the use of automated and orchestrated security dashboard. The unique differentiator for Tata Communications lies in its ability to integrate and provide seamless security to digital platforms, IoT and OT platforms, the high level of service flexibility and scalability, unparalleled visibility of global network traffic flows and highly capable local Cyber Security Response Centers (CSRC) in the country.

To know more about out managed security services please visit: https://www.tatacommunications.com/services/managed-security/

Roundtable Partner


About Druva

Druva™ delivers data protection and management for the cloud era. Druva Cloud Platform is built on AWS and offered as-a-Service; delivering globally accessible, infinitely scalable and completely autonomous enterprise data resiliency. Customers drive down costs by up to 50 percent by freeing themselves from the burden of unnecessary hardware, capacity planning, and software management.

Druva’s patented cloud architecture transforms backup data into an asset, making it more open and accessible so customers can streamline governance, improve cyber resiliency, and gain critical insights to uncover opportunities and expedite decision making. Visit Druva and follow us @druvainc.

Roundtable Partner


About Micro Focus

With revenue of $4 billion, Micro Focus is a leading global enterprise software company uniquely positioned to help customers extend existing investments while embracing new technologies in a world of Hybrid IT. Providing customers with a world-class portfolio of enterprise-grade scalable solutions with analytics built-in, Micro Focus delivers customer-centred innovation across Hybrid IT Management, Enterprise DevOps, Security & Data Management, and Predictive Analytics. This focus allows them to deliver on their mission to put customers at the centre of innovation and deliver high-quality, enterprise-grade scalable software that their teams can be proud of. Micro Focus help customers bridge the old and the new by maximizing the ROI on existing software investments and enabling innovation in the new hybrid model for enterprise IT.

Roundtable Partner


About HP Inc.

For over 50 years, HP has been providing technical expertise to businesses and has a vast array of print solutions that can help reduce risk while improving efficiencies. HP, a leader in Print and Document security solutions and services as per IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Security Solutions and Services 2017, adopts an approach that involves the entire print infrastructure, starting with the initial device lockdown and then extending into all aspects of usage.

Experience Zone Partner


About Freshworks

Freshworks provides customer engagement software to businesses of all sizes, making it easy for customer support, sales and marketing professionals to communicate more effectively with customers and deliver moments of wow. Freshworks offers a full suite of SaaS (Software as a Service) products that create compelling customer experiences and lets businesses share a 360-degree view of relevant customer information internally.

Founded in October 2010, Freshworks Inc. is backed by Accel, Tiger Global Management, CapitalG, and Sequoia Capital India. Freshworks is a 2,000 + team headquartered in San Mateo, California, with global offices in India, UK, Australia, and Germany. The company's cloud-based suite is widely used by over 150,000 businesses around the world including the NHS, Honda, Rightmove, Hugo Boss, Citizens Advice, Toshiba and Cisco.

Digital Innovation Partner


About Indusface

Indusface is an award winning application security company securing 1700+ customers across 30+ countries. Thousands of internet facing applications are secured using our cloud solutions that Detects (DAST), Protects (WAF, DDoS, BOTs, SSL), Monitors (247 Managed Service) & Accelerates (CDN).