Imagine, Inspire, Innovate: NetApp’s Inaugural India Innovation Day

Aims to encourage Innovation amongst diverse organizations. Innovation Awards witnessed 12 winners selected across 7 categories

NetApp India has announced the winners of the first India Innovation Awards 2013, to recognize and honor organizations that are innovative in leveraging technology to improve their business efficiency levels, thereby enhancing business value and transforming businesses. A total of 12 winners were chosen across seven categories with top corporations such as HDFC, HSBC, Genpact and Aditya Birla Financial Group bagging the NetApp Trendsetter Awards.


S.No Category Award
1. Big Data Innovation Award Rediff.com
2 Cloud Computing Innovation Award – Enterprise Larsen & Toubro Ltd
3. Cloud Computing Innovation Award - Service Provider Netmagic Solutions
4. Enterprise Mobility Award Essar Group and DDB Mudra
5. Green IT Award Essar Group
6. Innovative Use Of Data Storage Award ING Vysya and Kotak Mahindra Bank
7. NetApp Trendsetter Award (Independent Award Category) HDFC, HSBC, Genpact, Aditya Birla Financial Group


The awards presentation concluded the highly successful inaugural edition of India Innovation Day, which witnessed a gathering of industry thought leaders, including Shri Milind Deora, the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, IT, Shipping – Govt. of India and renowned academicians Dr. Deepak Pathak,Chair Professor, School of Engineering, IIT Bombay, and CIOs from across Corporate India.

“Be it unified storage to scale-out storage architecture, to secure multi-tenancy, to the recent all-flash enterprise array, to NetApp's biggest innovation to date -- Clustered ONTAP, innovation has been at the core of NetApp's success over the years. The support of NetApp’s partners and customers has been instrumental in our journey as we continue to help customers realize the benefits of Clustered ONTAP to achieve unlimited performance, infinite scale and non-disruptive operations. Our aim is to drive the industry with the most innovative products and services that help organizations and CIOs transform their businesses.", said Mr.Anil Valluri, President - India & SAARC Operations, NetApp Marketing& Services Pvt. Ltd.

“India Innovation Day is a platform that celebrates innovators and encourages them to champion innovation in every business practice they follow. I congratulate all who are on this journey with us.”, he added.

Awards were chosen by a four member jury comprising of Mr. T.G. Dhandapani, CIO, TVS Motor and Sundaram Clayton group; Mr. Burgess Cooper, Vice President, Information Security at Vodafone Essar; Mr. Devendra Parulekar, Partner, Advisory Services at Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd and Ramanujam Komanduri, Director Enterprise Business- India & SAARC, NetApp India Marketing & Services Pvt Ltd.

Ernest & Young was the process advisor and official tabulator for the selection process. The India Innovation Day and India Innovation Awards ceremony were held on March 14th, 2013 in Mumbai.

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