November 20 2017: The 8th edition of Aegis Graham Bell Awards 2017 jury round ticked off in Mumbai last week . Over 70 multinationals, mid-size, medium, large companies & startups from all over India participated in week-long Jury Rounds. Companies across verticals presented innovations in the field of Telecom, Smart City, Digital India, Virtual Reality, Mobility, Data Science, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud & Cyber Security.
The Award is organized with support of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), and Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE) India a public private partnership initiative of DoT with 8 centres at premier academic institutes (6 IITs, IISc and IIMA) of the country, each supported by a Telecom Service Provider, Convergence India and Deloitte as a knowledge partner. The award was started in the year 2010 as a tribute to the father of the telephony, Alexander Graham Bell, with a mission to bring India at the center stage and to make it a center hub of innovations.
The various Award categories were Innovative Telecom Product/Solutions, Green Telecom, Telecom Infra, Innovative Managed Services, OSS/BSS, Service Innovation, Mobile Applicaion for Social Good, Best Value Added Services, mHealth, Innovative Mobile TV App, mCommerce, Digital India Initiative, Smart City, Innovation in VR, Cyber Security, Innovation in Cloud, Data Science, Innovation in mLearning/mEducation, Innovation in IoT and Innovative Enterprise Solutions.
Some of the Jury members who were a part of the selection procedure are Dr. Abhijit Gangopadhyay, Dean, Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security and Telecom, Cmde. Dr. J. Jena, Deputy Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India, Mr. Bhupesh Daheria, CEO, Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security and Telecom, Mr. Dilip Chenoy, Former CEO & MD, National Skill Development Corporation of India (NSDC), Mr. Mukesh Jain, CTO, VFS Global, Mr. Bhoopesh Raghav, CEO, ATP Networks, Mr. Kallol Kanungo, CEO, Convergent Communications, Dr. Vinay Kulkarni, Director Data Science, Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security and Telecom, Dr. Dilip Pandit, Professor, Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security and Telecom, Dr. Sanjay Sinvhal, VP Consulting and Allainces, Aegis School of Business and Mr. Shrikrishna Sumant, GM, Deloitte India.
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