Recently, iSON Group won the ‘Distinguished Achievement in IT & ITES’ award for the second time consecutively in a star-studded corporate award ceremony which held at Le Meridien, New Delhi on 29th November 2016. Founder and Chairman of iSON Group, Ramesh Awtaney was also conferred with the ‘Entrepreneur of The Year’ award in the individual category during the India-Africa Trade and Investment Forum 2016” organized by ASSOCHAM India Africa in Biz Awards 2016. The award ceremony consisted of a special session “A Spotlight on the emerging opportunities in various regions of Africa” which witnessed two addresses namely “Africa: harnessing the business potential” and “West Africa: capitalizing the land of diverse opportunities” delivered by H.E. Mr. Ernest Rwamucyo, High Commissioner, Rwanda High Commission & H.E. Mr. Niankoro Samake, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Mali respectively. The highlight of the ceremony was its valedictory session which was graced by the presence of Shri Ram Kripal Yadav, Hon’ble Minister of State for Rural Development and Land Resources, Government of India.
ASSOCHAM has emerged as the fountainhead of knowledge for the Indian ICT industry set to redefine the dynamics of growth and development in this technology driven cyber age. ASSOCHAM is regarded as a forceful, proactive, forward looking institution equipping itself to meet the aspirations of corporate India in the new world of business. The Entrepreneur of The Year’ award is given yearly to an individual who has distinguished himself through outstanding achievements in his field in Africa. This year’s award is iSON’s second consecutive win in recognition of its role in bridging the digital divide across Africa while positioning “Africa” as an on shoring destination.
Ramesh Awtaney, Founder & Chairman of iSON Group commenting on the award said, “We are deeply honored to receive both awards. iSON is passionate about driving and expanding the IT industry not just in India but all across our footprints around the world. To be recognized by one of the most influential institutions in India is a rewarding achievement to us.” For over five years in Africa, iSON has been at the forefront of driving digital inclusion and providing end to end solutions that facilitate the growth and diversity of technology within its markets.
Its founder and Chairman, Ramesh Awtaney, has received several awards and commendations for his exemplary role in fostering a truly Digital Africa.
“Our investment in developing local systems and empowering local talent through skill development centre has become the prototype to follow. We have inculcated proven best practices from IT driven markets like India and reversed the exploitative trend of “taking work to IP” that was prevalent in African industry. Instead, iSON Group has proven that it is possible to take “IP to work” to help Africa generate large scale employment and revenues.
iSON is the past recipient of the Great Place To Work Award (GPTW) Nigeria 2016 award and ASSOCHAM award winner for “Distinguished achievement in IT and ITeS” in both 2015 and 2016. iSON is truly fulfilling its core mandate and vision of a Digital Africa.
Recently, Awtaney was also bestowed with the “Technology CEO of the Year” Award during 2016 NiTA Awards ceremony through public voting. The Nigeria Technology Awards (NiTA) is an award ceremony organized to recognize, celebrate and reward Technology Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Inventors, Academicians and policy makers in Nigeria. The objective of the NiTA is to promote and commend the excellent achievements to which Nigeria Technology professionals and organizations contribute towards building a sustainable economy using technology, the Awards also aimed to encourage local practitioners to develop innovative and creative Technology solutions, which will uplift the image of Nigeria both locally and internationally.