Awards

13th Edition CII CONNECT Awards 2020

In an effort to acknowledge the excellent contribution made by successful entrepreneurs in the ICT as well as the Technology Sector, Confederation of Indian Industry jointly with Government of Tamil Nadu proudly announces the “13th edition of CONNECT Awards” to recognise leaders in the IT,ICT and Technology sector.

CONNECT Awards recognises the hard work and applauds the true leaders of the IT & ICT & Tech Industry for their commitment and dedication.

Connect Awards Category

Will be given to an entrepreneur who has leveraged technology innovatively to significantly grow their organization and create impact.

Will be given to organizations that have pioneered the innovative use of technology for greater impact. Organizations in any sector even outside of ICT may apply.

Will be given to an individual who has created a global impact through the use of technology and is widely recognized as a leader in the field.

Will be given to an individual or an organization that has demonstrated the innovative use of technology for social impact.

Will be given to an individual or an organization that exhibits exemplary use of IT and either embraces diversity within their organization, or empowers women, the physically disabled and/or other marginalized communities through their business, or is led by an individual or a team comprising of members from these communities.

Will be given to an organization that has developed a technology, a platform or an infrastructure backbone that has accelerated the deployment and use of technology amongst a large number of organizations.

Will be given to an organization that has demonstrated innovative use of technology for combating challenges that have arisen from Covid-19. These solutions can relate to health and safety, human and economic welfare, and livelihood creation and protection.

Will be given to an organisation that has been in business for more than two decades and has continuously demonstrated exemplary use of technology to create sustained and prolonged impact.

Will be given to an individual or an organisation who has inspired, mentored or skilled other individuals or companies to enable them to become Nationally and Globally competitive. The individual or organisation may also have played an important role in helping build the technology ecosystem in Tamil Nadu.

2020 Jury Committee

Mr Suresh Raman

Chairman, CII Connect

Vice President & Regional Head, Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai

DR ASHWIN MAHALINGAM

Chairman, CII Connect 2020 Awards, Associate Professor

IIT Madras

MR R RAMARAJ

Senior Advisor

Elevar Advisors Pvt Ltd

MR M VIJAYAKUMAR, IAS

Managing Director

ELCOT

DR SANJAY TYAGI

Director

Software Technology Parks of India, Chennai

Ms Akhila Rajeshwar

Executive Director

TiE

Mr Kumaran Mani

Chief Executive Officer

TenthPlanet Technologies

Mr Dilip Chari

Director – Markets & Strategy

KPMG

Mr Prashanth Subramanian

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Quadra Systems

12th Edition CII Connect Awards 2019

Confederation of Indian Industry jointly with Government of Tamil Nadu announces 12th edition of Connect Awards to recognize leaders in the IT & ICT sector, through various Connect Awards on 8th Nov 2019

Connect Awards category

  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Exemplary Application of Technology – in both the public and private sectors
  • Global Influencer of the Year
  • Social Entrepreneur Award
  • Inspirational Role Model Award

2019 Jury Committee

Mr Suresh Raman

Chairman, CII Connect

Vice President & Regional Head, Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai

DR ASHWIN MAHALINGAM

Chairman, CII Connect 2019 Awards, Associate Professor

IIT Madras

MR R RAMARAJ

Senior Advisor

Elevar Advisors Pvt Ltd

Mr Raguttama Rao

Chief Executive Officer

Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

DR SANTHOSH BABU, IAS

Principal Secretary - Information Technology

Government of Tamil Nadu

MR M VIJAYAKUMAR, IAS

Managing Director

ELCOT

DR SANJAY TYAGI

Director

Software Technology Parks of India, Chennai

MR KRISHNAKUMAR NATARAJAN

Former Executive Chairman

Mindtree

Ms Akhila Rajeshwar

Executive Director

TiE

Mr Kumaran Mani

Chief Executive Officer

TenthPlanet Technologies

Mr Dilip Chari

Director – Markets & Strategy

KPMG

Mr Prashanth Subramanian

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Quadra Systems