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HYSEA to host 28th edition of its Prestigious Annual Innovation Summit & Awards 2020’ jointly with STPI-Hyderabad and in collaboration with Govt of Telangana

This year’s event is themed: Surge Ahead: Win the New Normal

A white paper, in collaboration with KPMG and CBRE, on “Post-Covid imperatives for

Hyderabad IT/ITeS industry”, will be launched at the summit~

More than 150 product companies competing in various categories for Annual Industry Awards Export and Product Awards to be presented


Hyderabad, 20th October 2020: HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association) today announced the 28th edition of the Annual HYSEA Summit – HYSEA Innovation Summit 2020. The summit will feature-Conference, Product Expo and Annual Industry Awards. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Surge Ahead: Win the New Normal’. The conference, exhibition & awards will take place in a Hybrid (Virtual + Physical) mode on 5th November 2020. The virtual conference and expo will happen from 9 AM to 1.30 PM. The evening awards function will happen at HICC, Novotel from 5 PM onwards.

HYSEA Innovation Summit is one of the most prestigious industry events in the city. It showcases the city’svibrant culture of innovation, booming start-up industry and ecosystem. More than 150 startups and 1000+ delegates, including more than 200 IT Industry leaders, are expected to attend the event virtually, which will feature keynotes and panel discussions, by leaders from IT majors and emerging start-ups. For the physical awards event, the attendance will be limited to 100 people in line with the Govt regulations and social distancing norms.

A white paper on ‘Post-Covid imperatives for Hyderabad IT industry’ will be launched at the Summit. This report has been prepared is association with KPMG, CBRE and the Government of Telangana. This report will cover certain aspects like how the businesses and Govt responded to the pandemic and how they are preparing for the future. It is based on extensive survey results and one- on-one interviews.

The key events of the summit will include:

Software Products and Startups Expo – HYSEA highlights and recognizes interesting products and start-ups in various categories through the product awards. Shortlisted award finalists are invited to the Expo to showcase their products, with an opportunity to interact with CIOs, VCs &Angel investors.

This year has seen a tremendous rise in startups – innovating in various domains – using deep tech application of AI/ML and NLP in Healthcare, BI, Cyber Security, Space technology areas targeting both Consumer and Enterprise use cases. Another noteworthy observation is a rise of hardware technologies in semiconductor and storage domains. HYSEA received a passionate and voluntary response from 45 Industry leaders to evaluate all these products in various categories.

Conference: On the event theme of Surge Ahead: Win the new normal, which will bring together industry leaders, technology gurus and independent analysts & consultants.

Annual Industry Awards: To honour the  major  achievements  of  IT/ITES  companies  in Hyderabad awards will be presented in various categories, including for achievements in IT/ITES Exports and Product development. The award categories for Product Development include

  • Enterprise Start-up
  • Consumer Start-Up
  • Established Products
  • Products with Social Impact
  • Covid related products
  • Women-led products

Additionally, Hyderabad’s Hot 10 startups will be chosen by HYSEA and HYSEA will sponsor them for 1-year mentoring by TiE by giving them associate membership of TiE Hyderabad.

HYSEA Innovation Summit is a platform to recognize and reward exciting start-ups in Hyderabad, and to create opportunities for investments and growth of Hyderabad as a global IT hub.

The Conference Agenda is broadly as follows:

  • Opening Keynote by Mr. U. B. Pravin Rao, COO, Infosys
  • Panel Discussion on ’Emergence of New Business Models Across Verticals and its Impact on how IT Industry Needs to Transform its Service Models’
  • Panel Discussion on ‘Role of Technology in Shaping the Future’
  • Panel Discussion on ‘Future of Work and Talent Landscape’
  • Panel Discussion on ‘Transforming towards a Digital Telangana’
  • Leader Note on ‘Leadership Imperatives in the new normal’ by Mr. Jan Baan,
  • Founder of Baan Corporation, & Cordys
  • Address by Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI
  • Address by Sri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary, ITE&C Dept, Govt. of Telangana
  • Industry Keynote by Mr. C. P. Gurnani, CEO & MD, Tech Mahindra
  • Launch of white paper on ‘Industry Opportunity Landscape post COVID’
  • Presentation of ‘Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. J. Satyanarayana, (Retd IAS),
  • Former Chairman, UIDAI’
  • Presentation of Industry Awards 2020
  • Address by Chief Guest Sri K. T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for IT, Govt of Telangana

Addressing the media at the curtain raiser press conference for the HYSEA Innovation Summit, Mr. Bharani KAroll, President, HYSEA said, “HYSEA aims to foster and promote the growth of Telangana’s IT Industry which has been growing consistently at 15 percent or more year on year. Hyderabad with its growing infrastructure and nurturing from the state government has become one of the most attractive IT destinations in the world.” He also added, “We are happy to host the HYSEA Innovation Summit 2020 which will provide exhibitors, delegates & attendees the most sought-after and unique opportunity to highlight their talent, innovations, ideate, and meet with prospective partners from across the country. This year we are launching a white paper that captures the times we are going thru and how businesses and government are responding. Through the event, HYSEA also aims to encourage and support Hyderabad emerging start up industry by providing them a platform to showcase themselves.”

On this occasion, Mr. Ram Prasad, Director, STPI, Hyderabad said, “STPI Hyderabad is proud to be associatedwith HYSEA and support this prestigious awards event year after year. We believe to be the earliest incubator forthe IT industry in Hyderabad. These awards recognize performance in all relevant categories and celebrate the Hyderabad IT industry’s rapid growth over the years.”

The event is supported by Sponsors – Industry Patrons Broadridge and First Source and Ecosystem Patrons Phoenix Embassy Tech Zone, GMR Business Park, ICICI Bank, CapitaLand and Botanika. Several partnersincluding: TiE Hyderabad, T-Hub, Hyderabad Angels, IIIT-Seed Fund, IIIT-Hyderabad have helped organize thisevent.


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