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22nd Annual ITsAP Awards and Technology Day

ITsAP presents Annul Industry Awards for Best Software Services Companies, Best Software Products in the State

CSR initiatives by IT/ITES companies also recognized
~ 22nd Annual ITsAP Awards Function~

11th Dec 2013, Hyderabad: :  ITsAP – The IT and ITES Industry Association of AP, today announced the 22nd Annual Awards for the Best Software Services, Best Software Products and Best CSR initiatives by IT Companies in Andhra Pradesh.  The Awards commenced with a welcome address by Mr. V. Rajanna, President, ITsAP, followed by speeches by Guests of Honor, Sri. G Satheesh Reddy, Director, Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, Software Technology Park of India, Sri. Sanjay Jaju, IAS, Secretary to Govt. of AP, ITE&C Dept. and  Sri. Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Hon’ble Minister for ITE&C, GoAP.

DSC_8120-sEvery year, ITsAP identifies and recognizes the best performing member units in Andhra Pradesh, in various categories like Startups, SMEs, Established MNCs/Large companies etc., in the area of Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Services. ITsAP also recognizes one company each from Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Kakinada, Warangal and Tirupati.  These awards recognize and encourage Enterprises in IT and ITES industry from AP and help Create Qualified Bench Marks for Industry peers in AP to emulate. Expanding the gamut of awards, last year, ITsAP introduced the top IT/ITeS Exporters Award to recognize the prominent contributions from AP to IT/ITES exports.

Speaking on the occasion V. Rajanna, President, ITsAP, said, 2012-13 has been good for the IT/ITES Industry in AP considering its exports has seen a growth of 26% and it is only fitting that we recognize the efforts of the Industry. 2012-13 was an important year for IT Industry in AP that the exports crossed Rs 50,000 Cr for the first time, Added Rajanna.

Outstanding Scientist and Director of RCI, Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, delivered the valedictory address spoke about the cutting edge technologies being deployed in area of defense and the opportunities it holds for IT companies.  He also envisioned the futuristic requirements and the need for focus on R&D in critical technologies.

Mr. Sri. Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Hon’ble Minister for ITE&C, GoAP  spoke at length on about the spectacular performance of the IT Industry in Andhra Pradesh and the great potential of ITIR coming up at Hyderabad.

Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, Software Technology Park of India, Sri. Sanjay Jaju, IAS, Secretary to Govt. of AP, ITE&C Dept. also spoke on the occasion.

The honorable guests then conferred the awards to the corporates acknowledging their outstanding contribution to IT/ITES exports from Andhra Pradesh, the strides made in Software Product Development and for their exemplary work in the area of CSR.

Earlier in the day V. Rajanna, President, ITsAP inaugurated the Annual Technology Conference, an event which brings together the start-ups, established product companies, and the investor community to celebrate the rise of start-ups in Hyderabad. This year’s event will covered a vast gamut of topics, including, Cloud Technology Trends, Data Sciences, Convergence of Web and Mobile and included a CIO Panel to discuss the emerging use-cases for new technologies. The event   hosted eminent speakers from the Industry, the academia and the Analyst community. Some of  the eminent speakers included Jay Pullur (Founder, CEO, Pramati Technologies), Ananth Krishnan (CTO, TCS), Praveen Bhadada (Director, Zinnov Consulting), Ram Kalyan Medury (VP & Head of IT, ICICI Lombard), Atanu Roy (CIO, Dr. Reddys Labs), Bhushan Pradhan (Deputy GM – New Products and Partnerships, Vodafone), Alok Kumar (Vice President & Managing Director – Sears Holdings India), and Mukund Prasad (Director – Group HR, Business Transformation & Group CIO, Welspun Group).

An integral part of the Technology Day is, the Annual ITsAP Software Product Competition and Showcase which saw more than 100 software products compete in six major categories including Start-ups(Consumer Solutions, Enterprise solutions), Established Software Products (including both Indian and MNC software products), Social Impact and Student Innovation Contest.

Two eminent personalities  Mr. Jay Pullur, CEO, Pramati Technologies and Mr. S. Ramanathan, Advisor, Cordys were presented with awards for their outstanding contribution to IT/ITES Industry. They were recognized for their pioneering efforts to create globally recognized technology products from India, and to nurture and grow the product startup ecosystem in Hyderabad.

22nd Annual ITsAP Awards

11th Dec 2013 at HICC

ITsAP Service Awards

  • The Best Start-up Off-shore Development Centre (ODC)
    Covidien Engineering Services Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad
  • The Best Indian SME engaged predominantly in Software development activities
    Verity Knowledge Solutions Pvt Ltd
  • The Best Established ODC engaged predominantly in Software development
    INVESCO (Hyderabad) Private Limited
  • The Best ITES Company – MNC
    IIC Technologies Ltd

ITsAP Tier-2 City Awards

  • The Best IT Company – Visakhapatnam Mahathi Software
  • The Best IT Company – Vijayawada
    PB Systems (India) Pvt Ltd
  • The Best IT Company – Kakinada
    Trewport IT Solutions
  • The Best IT Company – Tirupati
    Shovel Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • The Best IT Company – Warangal
    Taksheel Solutions

ITsAP CSR Awards

  • For Community Development (with focus on Creation of Educational Infrastructure)
    Broadridge Financial Solutions
  • For Innovative & Path breaking initiatives in the areas of Community Development & Environment Protection by SME member companies.
  • Special Jury Mention for
    Guru Gowri Krupa Technologies for their work with bonded child labour
    Top 3 IT/ITES Exporter from AP (100Crs to 500Crs category)
  • Top IT/ITES Exporter from AP
    Google India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad
  • Top IT/ITES Exporter from AP
    Capgemini India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad Center
  • Top IT/ITES Exporter from AP
    United Health Group Information Services Pvt Ltd, HyderabadTop 3 IT/ITES Exporter from AP (above 500Crs category)
  • Top IT/ITES Exporter from AP [above 500 crs]
    Wipro Ltd, Hyderabad
  • Top IT/ITES Exporter from AP [above 500 crs]
    Tech Mahindra, Hyderabad
  • Top IT/ITES Exporter from AP [above 500 crs]
    Infosys Ltd, Hyderabad

Software Product Awards

    Ten20 Infomedia Pvt Ltd  for their product Zippr
    Neuv Media Pvt Ltd for their product Doodly Doo
    Entersoft Information Systems for their product EnProbe
    Gramener Technology Solutions  for their product Gramex – Data Visualization
    Special Jury Mention – Sunera eSeal India Pvt Ltd for their product eSeal
    Special Jury Mention – Veniso Solutions Pvt Ltd for their product Admofi
    Empowerm mobility solutions private ltd for their product
    Intense Technologies for their product Uniserv 360
    Backlift Technologies Pvt Ltd for their product Clapone
    Special Jury Mention – BVRIT for their product Drunk ‘n’ Drive