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29th Annual HYSEA Innovation Summit & Industry Awards 2021

HYSEA hosts the 29th edition of its Prestigious Annual Innovation Summit & Awards 2021 jointly with STPI-Hyderabad

The theme for this year’s summit event was : ‘Digital Convergence: Touching Lives and Businesses’

 Distinguished guests and speakers included: Mr. NG Subramaniam, COO & ED of TCS

A host of Global Industry Leaders including, Mr Chris Perry, President of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., Mr. Kevin Samuelson, Chief Executive Officer, INFOR, Mr. Somasundaram, Chief Technology Officer, President of Products, INFOR, Mr. Chris Vonderhaar, Vice President, AWS Data Centers, Mr. Anthony Schwarz, Senior Vice President of Engineering – Qualcomm, Ms. Jennifer M. Johnson, President & CEO, Franklin Templeton, Ms. Vera Silva, CTO GE Grid Solutions & Vice President T&D Europe

Annual Industry Awards for excellence Export and Product Development were presented

Mr. J. A. Chowdary
Chairman of Indian Blockchain Standards Committee and Founding Member of Succeed Indovation Fund and former President of HYSEA was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

KPMG Assurance & Consulting Services LLP were the Process Advisor & Evaluator for HYSEA Product and Service Awards this year.

HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association) organized the 29th edition of its prestigious Annual Innovation Summit & Awards 2021. The summit was held on 16th Dec 2021 at HICC (Hall-3) featuring – Conference, Product Expo and Annual Industry Awards. The theme for this year’s summit event was ‘Digital Convergence: Touching Lives and Businesses’. The summit explored how ‘digital’ is powering growth of industry by impacting various sectors and at the same time touching our lives. HYSEA and STPI jointly organize this annual event each year.

The key focus was on how multiple technologies are converging to impact different verticals and business models, Emerging Technologies Use Cases and How Digital is impacting Governance and Public Life.

HYSEA Innovation Summit is one of the most prestigious industry events in the city and has for more than two decades showcased the city’s vibrant culture of innovation, booming start-up industry and conducive business ecosystem. This year more than 30+ startup finalists showcased their products and competed for awards in 6 different categories viz., Emerging product, Fast growing enterprise product, Fast growing consumer product, established product, Product with social impact, and Product led by women.  Additionally, Hyderabad’s Hot 10 startups for this year were also chosen by HYSEA.

500+ delegates, including more than 200 IT Industry leaders, attended the event, which featured keynotes and panel discussions by leaders from IT majors and emerging start-ups.

As a finale, in a glittering awards function in the evening, awards were given away to Honour the IT/ITES companies and the start-ups for their major achievements in Exports, Productivity, and Product development. Mr. NG Subramaniam, COO & ED of TCS, was the distinguished guest for the evening.

Mr. Bharani K Aroll, President, HYSEA said while welcoming the participants, “Well, I am delighted to share that we had a great morning session filled with exceptional speakers deliberating on very important topics very aligned with the Theme ‘Digital Convergence – Touching Lives and Businesses’. We had a record 1300 Plus registrations. The Product expo had many participating companies and had a great exchange with delegates.  My sincere gratitude to the organizing team who worked tirelessly last few weeks on all aspects to host this conference seamlessly and thus elevating this event at par with any international event.” He also shared that this marquee event brings together every year majority of the city’s innovation eco-system consisting of We-Hub, T-Hub, TiE, TSIC, Hyderabad Angels and IIIT-H.

Mr. CVD Ram Prasad, Director, STPI, Hyderabad said, “HYSEA Annual Summit and Awards event symbolizes the celebration of the achievements of the vibrant IT Industry and emerging start-up ecosystem in Hyderabad. Despite the pandemic, the IT sector in Telangana has recorded double digit growth and maintained the growth rate ahead of the same w.r.t national figures. There has been significant growth of IT exports and a sustained addition of employment in this sector during last Financial Year”. STPI, he said is happy to support this event and encouraged by the wide participation.

Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary speaking at the awards function commended HYSEA’s role in preventing layoffs during the first wave of Pandemic. He also said HYSEA job fair was important initiative and highly beneficial for the small and medium enterprises. He also shared that Govt is considering constituting ten consortiums in the areas like cybersecurity, SAS, Animation and Gaming Services, AI/ML, BFSI and some more to promote growth of the industry in these sectors.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. N G Subramaniam, COO & ED, talked about ‘The IT Industry – New Ways, New Answers’.  He said Hyderabad city attracts best minds and best talent and it has always taken lead in Product Development, R&D, and soon IPs in these areas will be created. Speaking about the pandemic, he said, industry and the govt rose to the occasion to support the society and several campuses turned into isolation centers, Oxygen plants were setup and ICU beds were setup.

He also spoke about the future growth areas for the IT Industry and said, Cloud Adoption and cloud transformation, Algorithm and intelligent optimization, AI/ML would be significant growth area. Summing up he said, “design and empathy are for humans and rest is for algorithms”.

Mr. J. A. Chowdary, Chairman of Indian Blockchain Standards Committee and Founding Member of Succeed Indovation Fund and former President of HYSEA was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

As the founding member of STPI, Hyderabad Mr. Chowdary worked tirelessly beyond the call of duty, to attract multinational companies, top talent and investments to the city. He was instrumental in working with the Government of combined Andhra Pradesh & Government of India in architecting & building a conducive ecosystem that brought IT investments to Hyderabad during the early years of the ‘Hyderabad to Cyberabad’ transformation.

Eminent Speakers at the Conference included:

Mr. N. G. Subramaniam, COO & Executive Director, TCS, Mr. Bhuvnesh Kumar, IAS, Joint Secretary- MeitY, Mr. Jayesh Ranjan,IAS, Principal Secretary, Govt of Telangana, ITE&C Department, Mr. Anil Bhansali, VP Engineering, Google Cloud, Mr. Ashutosh Sharma, VP & Research Director, Forrester, Ms.  Sailaja Josyula, Center Head – Hyderabad & Global Delivery SBU Practice Head (VP)- BFSI Digital Operations at Cognizant, Mr. Gaurav Kataria, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Sai Life Sciences Ltd., Ms. Jennifer M. Johnson, President & CEO, Franklin Templeton, Sri. Sandeep Kumar Sultania, IAS, Secretary to Govt of Telangana, Dept of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development , Mr. V Laxmikanth (VLK), MD, Broadridge, India, Mr. Amit Pathak, GM & Board Member – Pratt & Whitney India, Mr. Shobu Yarlagadda, CEO, Arka Mediaworks, Mr. Rajesh Dhuddu, VP & Practice Leader, Blockchain & Cybersecurity, Tech Mahindra, Dr. Ajit Rangnekar, Director General at Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad & Partner, SVP India, Dr. M.V. Panduranga Rao, Associate Professor, IIT – Hyderabad, and Mr. Ramesh Loganathan, Professor Co-Innovation/Outreach at IIIT Hyderabad, Mr. M. Srinivas Rao, CEO, T-Hub, Mr. Sandipan Chattopadhyay, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Xelpmoc Design & Tech.

Q-City was the platinum event sponsor for the summit event.

List of Award Winners


Export Awards:
The Top three IT/ITES Exporters from the State 


 TOP two IT/ITES Exporters from the State in the MNC/GIC category 


Top Indian IT / ITES exporters from the state in 1000cr category

  1. Cyient Ltd.
  2. Mindtree Ltd.

Fasted growing MNC/GIC IT/ITES company above 500crore


Fastest growing MNC/GIC IT/ITES company (100 – 500cr) category




Top Exporters in the SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) category of 200cr 

  1. Evoke Technologies Limited
  2. GGK Technologies (GGK, an ACS Solutions company)

Top Exporter SME company in the 100-crore category 


Maximum Net employee addition in the year 20-21 


Maximum number of Net female employee addition in 20-21.


Product Awards:

Emerging Product

  1. Product Name: Quixy      Company Name:Vividminds Technologies Private Limited

Quixy is a power packed digital transformation platform helping businesses enhance efficiency, transparency and productivity of business operations by empowering business users with no coding skills to automate processes and build unlimited enterprise-grade applications, using simple drag and drop design, ten times faster compared to traditional approach. Cloud based platform includes a visual application builder, enterprise-grade security, regulatory compliance, and scalable global infrastructure.


  1. Product Name: KIoT – FullStack IoT Platform   Company Name: Kiot Innovations Private Limited

KIoT is a full stack IoT platform for Smart Home Brands, Consumer appliances manufacturers and Businesses to launch IoT products and solutions in less than 15 days.


  1. Product Name: 2450 SSD With NVMe.  Company Name: Micron Technology Operations India LLC

2450 [] is a DRAM-less Client SSD built with the most advanced Micron 176-layer NAND designed primarily for personal computer storage. It comes in 3 innovative M.2 form factors from 256GB to 1TB with affordable PCIe Gen4 performance for all-day computing. Due to its advanced power efficiency, it is listed on the Intel Modern Standby Partner Platform Component List and meets Intel’s Project Athena requirements. It provides end-to-end security with TCG Opal 2.01 and Pyrite 2.01 standards.


  1. Product Name: Point of Sale Terminal, Model –GL-11.  Company Name: M/s Linkwell Telesystems  

      Aadhar Enabled Point of Sale Terminal


  1. Product Name: KinderPass    Company Name: KinderPass Private Limited 

A digital child healthcare platform that helps parents track and boost their child’s early, critical growth and development.


  1. Product Name: Seedcopter   Company Name: Marut Dronetech Pvt

They are India’s first commercial company in the arena of UAV aerial seeding. Seedcopter is born out of our need for a futuristic and scalable solution to restore forests in the aftermath of loss, fragmentation and mismanagement. We aim to expedite reforestation leveraging UAV, AI, Data Science and Community knowledge.


HY10 Winners – Hyderabad’s Hot 10 start-ups 2021

  • Marut Dronetech Pvt Ltd
  • AI Private Limited
  • subtlAI private limited
  • Kiot Innovations Private Limited
  • Vassar Labs IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd
  • Hesa Enterprises Pvt Ltd
  • KinderPass Private Limited
  • Aptagrim Consulting LLP
  • Vividminds Technologies Private Limited
  • SMEA Analytics Pvt. Ltd.

HYSEA Also Recognized Grassroot Innovators:  HYSEA along with Telangana State Innovation Cell recognized two grassroot innovators for their contribution to Telangana State’s Innovation Ecosystem.

Mr. Shanmukha Rao For his innovation Six-Row Rice Transplanter/Road Sweeping Machine

 Shanmukha Rao is a serial innovator from Mahbubabad district who has contributed to the sectors of sanitation and agriculture through his innovations. His prominent innovations are Road cleaning machine and Six-Row Rice Transplanter.

Mr. Mupparapu Raju For his innovation

Automatic Switching On/Off of Street Lights

Raju Mupparupu is a well-known innovator from Warangal’s Gopalapuram village who has built several low-cost innovations, including sensors for street lights and a battery-operated bicycle. On 27 April, the 30-year-old launched his latest innovation — pens made using corn husk.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr. J. A. Chowdary
Chairman of Indian Blockchain Standards Committee and Founding Member of Succeed Indovation Fund and former President of HYSEA was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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