IDC Industry Insights Innovation Awards Resiliency and Innovation: Surviving and Thriving

Digital Event | December 22, 2020

Industry Insights Innovation Awards 2020

The IDC Industry Insights Innovation Awards is a forum specially designed for today’s CIOs and IT leaders as a platform for open networking with peers and technology partners; immersive content by IDC thought leaders; and, most importantly, to acknowledge and applaud the transformative initiatives led by the tech leaders that have accelerated their organization's journey towards digital maturity.

The disruption in the past year has been unparalleled. Every organization has been impacted. Some organizations have thrived during this period, while others have focused on survival. The Industry Innovation Awards seek to recognize organizations and leaders who have driven change through the application of technology to improve business performance in specific industry verticals and areas of business.

This year we will be awarding and hosting the leaders virtually for the awards ceremony alongside an exciting line-up of sessions with IDC analysts and industry experts sharing insights on the theme 'Resiliency and Innovation: Surviving and Thriving'. Nominations are now open for IDC Industry Insights Innovation Awards 2020. Scroll below to know more about award categories, nomination criteria, and deadline.



Resiliency and Innovation: Surviving and Thriving


Resiliency is defined as the ability to “recover quickly from difficulties”. COVID was and is a difficulty. However, when we look at the impact we find that those organizations with high 'digital maturity' were less severely hit than those with low digital maturity. Those who were already digital were able to respond much quicker to the difficulties presented - be it continuing operations, enabling the workforce to work from anywhere, getting visibility across the supply chain, or being able to produce new products and services to address new demands - all aspects of the operations have been changed.

Business strategies have changed. We have seen decision making accelerate rapidly.



Do you have the right infrastructure to scale?

41% of Manufacturers in APeJ do not and consider it an inhibitor to growth!



Will your organization leverage cloud to drive business transformation?

38% of Indian retailers expect to implement a retail commerce platform over the next 12 months.



Are all your data and systems secure?

58% of Indian retailers have and are expecting to implement blockchain solutions over the next two years.


Artificial Intelligence

Where do you expect to see the greatest benefits?

The use of cognitive planning is ranked #1 by Indian manufacturers.


As the NEXT NORMAL becomes less opaque, the split between organizations with high digital maturity and those with low digital maturity widen. From a strategy perspective, those with high digital maturity, are now thinking about how to innovate in new products and services, and how to gain greater market share. Those with a low level of digital maturity are focused on business continuity and keeping the business running.

The overreaching conclusion is that the key to success lies in Scale and Automation – and this can only be delivered by PLATFORMS – the intelligent core that connects a multitude of aspects of business transformation (internal and external). The journey to platforms, however, is fraught with many challenges – and adopting an integrated approach across – hardware, software, and services and the investments thereof.

Why Attend?




Insightful Content & Speakers


Engaging Format


Interactive Platform


Peer-to-Peer Networking


Unveiling of IDCIIA 2020 Winners


Who Attends: IDC Insights Awards is attended by senior IT leadership from enterprises across domains who are leading the digital transformation journey from the front.

Event Registration

The winners of IDC Industry Insights Innovation Awards 2020 will be announced on December 22, 2020. The event will be hosted on our game-changing content platform IDC Arena.



Time Event & Speakers

Welcome to IDC Industry Insights Awards

Vasant Rao

Managing Director, IDC India

Resiliency and Innovation: Surviving and Thriving

Dr. Christopher Holmes

Managing Director - IDC Insights Asia Pacific

Innovation Showcase #1 : Leading Innovation in Data Era

Amit Luthra

Amit Luthra, Director & General Manager, Data Center Solutions, Dell Technologies

Awards Ceremony Round #1

Vasant Rao

Managing Director, IDC India

Innovation Talk #1 : IDC Industry Insights

Dr. Christopher Holmes

Managing Director - IDC Insights Asia Pacific

Manoj Vallikkat

Research Manager- Health Industry Insights, IDC Asia/Pacific

Sampath Kumar Venkataswamy

Research Manager, Manufacturing Insights, IDC Asia/Pacific

Jayesh Verma

Research Manager, Energy Insights, IDC Asia/Pacific

Awards Ceremony Round #2

Ashish Talwar

AVP, Sales & Marketing, IDC India

Innovation Talk #2 : Envisioning tomorrow's enterprise and the critical role of Data Centers

Rishu Sharma

Principal Analyst, Cloud & Artificial Intelligence, IDC India

Jatinder Singh Pabla

V.P. Sales & Marketing, STT GDC India

Awards Ceremony Round #3

Dr. Christopher Holmes

Managing Director - IDC Insights Asia Pacific

IDC Insights Awards Winners Circle

Sharath Srinivasamurthy

Research Director, Enterprise Solutions & ICT Practices, IDC India

Digital Roundtables



IDC-Tata Communications Digital Roundtable





IDC-Suse Digital Roundtable




Innovation Showcase Partner
Innovation Talk Partner
Roundtable Partner
Roundtable Partner

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Award Categories



Excellence in Omni-experience

A technology program or project which enabled discernible and measurable excellence in driving enhanced experience using a multitude of integrated channels; across the business ecosystem of customers, partners, employees, and/or other stakeholders.



Excellence in Operations

A technology program or project which had a sustainable and measurable improvement in key business performance metrics via innovation and/or transformation.



Excellence in Data Intelligence

A technology program or project which leveraged previously unused or nonquantifiable data resulting in intelligence and impact to the business by way of revenue, cost, or experience enhancement.



Special Award for Business Continuity and Resiliency

This year we will be presenting a special award for projects that enabled business continuity and resiliency due to COVID. The award will distinguish organizations that have shown the ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances especially during the pandemic, while maintaining the organization’s central purpose, especially for its workforce, customers, and other stakeholders.

Nomination Criteria

Nominations are closed for #IDCIIA 2020. Winners to be announced during gala event on December 22, 2020!


Nominations for IDC Industry Insights Innovation Awards 2020 are now open. All nominations are being accepted via the online form.  Nomination and evaluation criteria are as below:

  • The nominee must be a tech buyer organization. Nominations made by 3rd parties must include the relevant contact details of the nominated organization so the assessment can be completed.
  • Nominations are accepted by industry vertical and by award category.
  • Focus Industry verticals include - Manufacturing, Banking and Financial Services (BFSI), Public Sector: Smart City, Retail, Health, Education, Telco, Electric, Gas & Water Utility, Oil & Gas / Mining, Travel / Transportation / Logistics, Media & Entertainment, Professional Services, and Others.
  • The organization should have a physical office presence in India.
  • The project/nomination must be implemented initiatives (pilots or projects) as opposed to ideas or planned initiatives.
  • The nomination should provide information focused on: Technology applied and Business benefit (quantified) – before and after reflecting the scale of change.
  • Implementation of projects must not have ended on or after September 30, 2020
  • For all categories, the nominated project/initiative will be evaluated through revenue, cost, or productivity impact. The project can have an impact that cuts along one or more of these parameters.
  • The evaluation of nominations and selection of finalists will be independently undertaken by a multidisciplinary team comprising global IDC executive leadership, senior industry research leaders, and domain experts.
  • The decisions taken by the above-mentioned team will be final and no appeals will be entertained.
  • Projects or initiatives previously nominated in the past IDC Insights Awards will not be eligible.



 Nominations are closed for #IDCIIA 2020. Winners to be announced during the gala event on December 22, 2020! 

The event will be hosted on our game-changing content platform IDC Arena. For inquiries on attending the gala event, please contact Priya Singh at prsingh [at] idc [dot] com.

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