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ET NOW in association with Cisco held the first ever Cisco Technology Awards

Mumbai: ET NOW, India’s leading English Business News Channel and Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking, collaborated to hold the first ever Cisco Technology Awards on the 30th of July 2014 in Mumbai. The first edition of these awards aimed at encouraging, recognizing and rewarding those organizations that have displayed a strong technology foundation and are ready to harness a new wave of technology called the ‘Internet of Everything’. This technology works on the simple premise of connecting people, process, data and things. The Internet of Everything has the power to transform the Indian landscape and can really revolutionize the way we live and the way we work.

The event was graced with the presence of Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India and judged by key dignitaries from the world of technology such as Aruna Jayanthi, CEO – Capgemini India, Nilay Yajnik, Professor and Chairman – Information Systems Area – Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Som Mittal, Former President – NASSCOM and Girish Paranjpe, Operating Partner – Advent International.

Listed below are the winners of the Cisco Technology Awards;

Categories Winners
Improving Employee Productivity through the Internet of Everything Group10 Technologies
Environment Sustainability through the Internet of Everything Agent Technologies Software
Enhancing Customer Experience through the Internet of Everything Delhi International Airport
Citizen Services through the Internet of Everything Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation
Citizen Services through the Internet of Everything BNH Telemedicine
Improving Asset Utilisation through the Internet of Everything BSE
Smart City of the Future (Special Recognition) Gujarat International Finance Tec-City
Inclusive Growth (Special Recognition) Trident Group

Nand Kishore Badami, Director, Marketing, Cisco India & SAARC said, “We are very proud to announce the winners of the Cisco Technology Awards. Each winner is a testament to the fact that India is full of innovative companies that are well positioned for the future by embracing the Internet of Everything. The Cisco Technology Awards is another example of how we are partnering with the industry to fully realize the promise of the Internet of Everything.”

Hemant Arora, Business Head, Branded Content, Times Television Network, said, “We are proud to have partnered with Cisco to launch the first ever platform to recognize technology and its impact on organizations. Moving towards the future, technology is set to take all of us to the next level through innovations that will transform our lives and surroundings and together we aim to highlight its importance through this partnership.”

In addition to the awards, ET NOW and Cisco have also created a unique television show ‘Internet Of Everything: Tech Talks’. The first two episodes highlighted the importance of Internet Of Everything and how it is helping organizations such as ‘Trident Group’ the largest producer of terry towels in the world, make its process more efficient and cost effective and how ‘Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’ uses technology to deploy a first of its kind intelligent surveillance system that improves citizen security.

Tune in to catch the telecast of the ‘Cisco Technology Awards’ on 9th August at 7:30 pm & 10th August at 4:00 pm, exclusively on ET NOW.