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WINNERS OF NASSCOM ‘INNOVATION AWARDS 2010’ ANNOUNCED

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1st Feb 2010
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  • Nine Winners Chosen From 24 Finalists
  • To be felicitated at the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2010 in Mumbai

Winners for Innovation in IT Awards 2010 1. Eka Software Solutions

New Delhi, February 1, 2010: NASSCOM today announced the winners of the NASSCOM Innovation Awards 2010. From the 24 companies shortlisted, 9 winners will be felicitated for their outstanding contribution to the Indian IT sector at the forthcoming NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2010 in Mumbai on the 10th February 2010. The winners were selected after a rigorous three stage process culminating in a series of roadshows at Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi and Pune

NASSCOM’s Innovation Awards seeks to recognize the companies that have set the highest benchmark in innovation and at the same time, promote a culture of innovation in the Indian IT-BPO Industry.

Innovation has been identified as a key driver for the Indian IT-BPO industry to sustain its competitive edge by the NASSCOM- BCG Innovation Report 2007. In addition, the NASSCOM-McKinsey Perspective 2020 report estimates that the Indian IT-BPO industry can tap additional revenue streams worth US$ 75 billion by the year 2020 through innovation.

Congratulating the winners, Mr. Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM, said, “The Indian IT-BPO industry has been a source of innovation, not only in terms of new solutions but also new processes and business models. This is the sixth year of these awards, and we are excited with the ever increasing number of nominations by companies hungry to make a mark on the global stage.”

Mr. Mittal further added “Apart from the global opportunity, there is a huge unfulfilled market in India's billion plus population for several unique product and services innovations in fields that include healthcare, education, financial services, retail, e-governance etc. To realize this huge opportunity, it is important that innovation becomes an essential part of our culture as we move into the next decade.”

About The Winning Companies

Market Facing – Business Process and Business Model

Winner:

Eka Software Solutions [- Innovation: “Eka”, an integrated product suite for commodity trading and risk management

Runner up:

Comviva – Innovation: Mobiquity mMoney Mobile based wallet solution that exploits the universal outreach of the mobile medium to deepen access to financial services.

Process (Internal) Innovation

Winner:

Wipro Technologies–Innovation– Cigma (Center for Integrated Global Management of Applications) application management platform which is a proactive approach for management to focus on improving business outcomes.

Joint Runners up:

Zoho Corporation -Innovation - the innovation of sourcing talent, recruitment and training methodologies through in-house universities to tap talent in high school graduates.

IBM Daksh Business Process Services Pvt Ltd–product - Voice of the Customer Analytics (VOCA), advanced analytics solution that bridges the gap between structured and unstructured data across the enterprise to improve the retention of customers and optimize customer service operations

New Technology Advancement

Winner:

Tejas Networks Innovation: Carrier Ethernet functionality on native packet transport products (TJ2000 family) and in existing SONET/SDH platforms.

Joint Winner:

AirTight Networks -Innovation - SpectraGuard Online:a wireless security solution that is delivered online, on-demand SaaS model


Start up

Winner:

TringMe – Innovation: - Flash Telephony - Unified Communication platform with browser based voice call facility

Runner up:

RuralShores Business Services - Innovation: Rural Shoring is an innovative extension to the offshore business process outsourcing model to the rural populace.

About NASSCOM Innovation Awards

NASSCOM launched its innovation initiative in 2003. The objective of the Innovation Initiative is to encourage innovative practices across the IT-ITES Industry and provide support for these by developing an ecosystem that is conducive to fostering innovativeness, technological advancement and the creation of IP. Through this initiative, NASSCOM seeks to position the Indian IT Industry as a thought leader engaged in technology advancement.

The awards will be presented to large, medium and start-up companies in categories such as New Technology Advancement (the creation of ‘new to the world’ or ‘new to the market’ technology), Market facing Innovation – Business Model & business process ( IT services and products that have enabled customer/customers to realize value by transforming their clients’ business models, business processes or other structural change such as realignment of their IT Architecture.) , Process Innovation ( innovations made by an IT-BPO firm to its own business processes, business models, business inputs (talent acquisition and retention, raising capital, strategic acquisitions etc), go to market strategies, delivery models, methodologies etc to realize significant value to itself and Start up category recognizes innovations of recently incorporated ventures, with a view to promoting young entrepreneurs

About NASSCOM

NASSCOM (www.nasscom.in) is India's National Association of Software and Service Companies, the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT software and services industry in India. NASSCOM is a global trade body with over 1200 members, of which over 250 are global companies from the US, UK, EU, Japan and China. NASSCOM's member companies are in the business of software development, software services, software products, IT-enabled/BPO services and e-commerce. NASSCOM has been the strongest proponent of global free trade in India.

NASSCOM is committed to work proactively to encourage its members to adopt world class management practices, build and uphold highest quality standards and become globally competitive. In India and around the world, NASSCOM members are participants in the new global economy and are reputed for their cutting-edge business practices and social initiatives.

For further information please contact:

Kavita Doshi

NASSCOM

Tel: + 91 9891172623

Email:kavita@nasscom.in

 

Sarmishtha Sinha / Tanvi Maheshwary

NASSCOM India Press Office - Text 100

Tel: +91 9899699484/ +91 9654022951

Email:sarmishthas@text100.co.in / tanvi.maheshwary@text100.co.in

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