IT Technovation Awards 2012
As is tradition, every year, the Indira Group of Institutes (IGI) Pune awards individuals for their outstanding contribution towards the growth of IT in the country. This year was no different.
The Indira IT Technovation Awards 2012 were recently held at Dhruv Auditorium, Indira Group of Institutes (IGI), Wakad, Pune. Dr Ramesh Kulkarni, principal, Indira College of Engg and Mgmt delivered the welcome speech after which the genesis of the event was conveyed by Poorna Shankar, vice principal of the same college.
The students also listened with rapt attention as Dr. Deepak Shikarpur, chairman BOS, University of Pune, spoke on: ‘Skill the Youth Success Mantra for IT/ITES’. The entire summit received a very enthusiastic response from industry professionals, academicians and the student fraternity.
Those present at the event were Dr. Tarita Shankar, chairperson, IGI, Prof. Chetan Wakalkar, group director, IGI, chief guest Dr Ganesh Natarajan, global CEO, Zensar Technologies Ltd, and Prof. Janardan Pawar, vice principal, Indira College of Commerce and Science.
The awards were conferred at the hands of Dr Natarajan. The Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in Technovation 2012 was Milind Padhye who shared his views about global challenges for the Indian IT sector. Other awards included the Indira IT — Excellence Award and Indira IT — HR Excellence Award. Dr Natarajan shared his thoughts about the significance of communication and confidence to explore talent among individuals. Post lunch, Phani Kondepudi spoke to the gathering about academic programmes to build up learning opportunities, while Subramhanya Hathwar threw light on ‘Cloud Computing’.
The ceremony was followed by a vibrant performance of Hungarian Welcome Dance by students and the IT students also participated in a Mobile Apps Development competition.