10 Dec 2021

IDC India Announces the Winners of the IDC Industry Innovation Awards 2021, Recognizing India's Top Tech Leaders

INDIA, December 10, 2021International Data Corporation (IDC) announced the winners of the eighth annual IDC Industry Innovation Awards 2021 (IDCIIA 2021), which recognize and celebrate pioneers in the technology industry. 

The IDC Industry Innovation Awards program is held every year to reward Indian tech leaders who strive for excellence by continuously evolving and delivering business benefits through the smart use of digital technology. The theme of this year's awards is "Build, Grow, & Invent: The Road to Realization," and recognized organizations that are leveraging innovative technologies to bring about more agility and scalability in their operations. IDC Industry Innovation Awards 2021 recognizes seven (7) I.C.O.N.I.C Winners and 53 tech leaders across verticals & award categories.

While announcing the winners for this year, Dr. Chris Holmes, Managing Director, IDC Insights Asia/Pacific said, “2021 proved to be a year of both disruption and innovation, with an almost unprecedented increase in technological advancement. While technology was at the forefront in 2020, with businesses adopting new technology to enable operations, we saw businesses scale this up even further this year and innovate to meet customer demands. As COVID-19 continued to cause disruptions around the world, businesses devised new and innovative ways to expand and navigate the challenges. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Analytics, Robotic Process Automation, and other technologies have enabled companies to optimize their internal and external operations. The nominations we received this year exemplify how businesses are leveraging advanced technology and developing innovative plans to grow and reinvent themselves. I believe that as we move toward economic revival and growth in the coming years, the role of such resilient organizations will be critical.”

Based on the judge’s score, the top I.C.O.N.I.C winners include:



Winner Details

Banking and Financial Services (BFSI)

Innovation in Data Intelligence

Ravindra Pandey, DMD & CIO, State Bank of India

Electric, Gas, Oil, & Water Utility/ Mining

Innovation in Operations

Indradyumna Datta, Dy. Chief Digital Officer, Cairn, Oil and Gas. Vedanta Ltd.


Innovation in Omni-Experience

Sanjay Moralwar, Group CIO, Cadila Healthcare


Innovation in Operations

Yogesh Dadke, APAC IT Leader, ADIENT

Media & Entertainment

Innovation in Operations

Chinmoy Roy, Head of IT Business Applications, Bennett Coleman and Co Ltd (The Times of India Group)


Innovation in Operations

Srinivas Rao Kollipara, CIO, L&T IDPL

Travel / Transportation / Logistics

Innovation in Omni-Experience

Vinod Bhat, Chief Information Officer, Vistara Airlines (Tata SIA Airlines Limited)

Speaking on the occasion and congratulating the winners for IDCIIA 2021, IDC India’s Managing Director Vasant Rao said, “It is inspiring to see technology's transformative role and organizations’ and business leaders' proactive approach to prioritizing innovation. Globally, tech leaders are recognizing the untapped potential of technology solutions and implementing them to digitally transform their businesses. Despite the unprecedented challenges, organizations that were able to consistently re-evaluate the environment and innovate were able to grow significantly, and they will be the ones to emerge victorious in the coming years as well.”

The nominations are evaluated based on revenue, cost, or productivity impact. The evaluation of nominations and selection of finalists is independently undertaken by a multidisciplinary team comprising global IDC executive leadership, senior industry research leaders, and domain experts. Complete list of winners for IDCIIA 2021 can be viewed here.

You can watch all the sessions from the main event and a brief on the winners on-demand on IDC Arena, IDC’s new integrated content hub that takes IDC thought leadership events online and hosts exclusive analyst videos on-demand – www.idcarena.com.

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For more information about IDCIIA 2021, IDC’s research or other programs, please contact Shivani Anand sanand@idc.com. You can also follow IDC India on Twitter at @IDCInd  and LinkedIn to stay updated.

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