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Digitizing India Awards 2015: Meet the Winners

The Internet of Everything is speeding the ongoing process of Digitizing India. Some companies, institutions, and individuals have done exemplary work in this domain and have been recognized by Cisco and NDTV for their excellence. Here’s the complete list of winners for the Digitizing India Awards 2015.

Smart Manufacturing

Winner

Organization Name: MothersonSumi INfotech & Designs Ltd.

Project Name: Internal Logistics Management System

Integrated solution which manages the entire supply chain with increased efficiency and paper saving. The system’s sensors & machine integrations capture real-time production, monitors consumption & informs on material pull required on production flow. The company deployed greenfield plant set-up for an automotive Tier 1 supplier whose key operations include molding, paint shop and assembly. Fulfilment time was less than 60 minutes As an application it was a complete paper-less system which downloaded the customer demand, published on the screens placed at different work centres based on inventory norms, automatically triggered the job order for respective machines which had a touch display. The solution improved order fulfilment time; brought a clear reduction in inventory & facilitated real-time production pulse monitoring.  Read Less [-]

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Runner-Up

Organization Name: Tata Motors Ltd.

Project Name: Metallurgy – Automated Alloy Composition Display (MAAC-D)

Smart City Solutions

Winner

Organization Name: SPML Infra Ltd.

Project Name: Implementation of the Integrated Management Information System – Water Management Systems: Karnataka Water Board – Dharwad City

The system records & processes maintenance requests; schedules work orders; does load analysis & monitors flow measurements. It was used for digital terrain modelling & graphical interface with zoning facilities for 44,000 water connections in Dharwad City – a city with highest number of illegal water connections, poor operation & maintenance of water board staff. With the project implementation, KWB – Dharwad Division was able to reduce Non Revenue Water to 28% (which is considerably low when compared to other cities of India) , reduce illegal connections & increase consumer satisfaction. With the help of mobile app, citizens were made aware of their bill payments & water supply timings which increased consumer servicing.   Read Less [-]

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Runner-Up

Organization Name: Videonetics Technology Private Ltd.

Project Name: Intelligent Traffic Management System, CCTV Capable of Generating E-Challan for Indore City (RLVD System)

Smart Campus

Winner

Organization Name: Manipal University, Jaipur

Project Name: Manipal University Jaipur

The campus has deployed a Smart Surveillance system with 421 cameras to enhance the campus’ security. It has 24×7 high broadband connectivity for students & faculty. To monitor electricity & water usage, the campus engaged in SMART Metering to do data collection at multiple metering locations at the same time. The readings were collected automatically by monitoring software. This helped in optimal usage of energy consuming equipment deployed in the campus like chillers, common area lights, pumps, treatment plants etc. The campus deployed an automated system, ‘My Campus Days’ for students to facilitate access to information related to campus/university/facilities/multiple departments. Read Less [-]

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Runner-Up

Organization Name: Shiv Nadar School

Project Name: Proximity Alarm

Digital Enterprise

Winner

Organization Name: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Project Name: MeConnect

Integrated approach to address enterprise and employee application to generate mobility & transform the way customers, partners & employees experience the enterprise. The solution delivers unique & innovative experiences across mobile platforms & leverages existing data when deploying mobile apps. The company identified areas which employees need to access information on the run & created a mobility app – ‘ MeConnect’ – it was a single gateway to Mahindra world. The app is a bouquet of 70+ apps bundled together. This mobile initiative transformed how employees experience the company; transformed the decision making process; enabled social collaboration & enhanced mobility through organizational agility. Read Less [-]

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Runner-Up

Organization Name: National Knowledge Network

Project Name: National Knowledge Network

Digital Innovation in Financial Industry

Winner

Organization Name: Reliance Commercial Finance

Project Name: eSwagatam

A mobile application for customer acquisition and loan decision making developed for sales force for instant decision making on the spot using credit score from credit bureau and analytics engine. This is a complete transformation in the way sourcing and decision making is done for loans business. It empowers sales teams leading to enhanced customer satisfaction and huge increase in productivity of the backend credit underwriting team. This application is the first in the industry to introduce on the spot loan sanction for mortgage and auto loans. The app is seamlessly integrated with core lending systems, analytics engine and external credit bureau.   Read Less [-]

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Runner-Up

Organization Name: National Payments Corporation of India

Project Name: Aadhaar Payment Bridge System

New Age Service Provider of the Year

Winner

Organization Name: CESC Ltd.

Project Name: Digital Transformation

CESC limited needed a technology makeover to shed off the legacy practices to boost its business objectives. Meeting the increasing service demands of the 2.9 million consumers & ever expanding consumer base spread across 567 sq. km around the twin city of Kolkata and Howrah was a challenge in itself. The consumers had only 40 cash collection centres within CESC’s licensed area for paying their monthly electricity bills. No alternative channel of payment was available The company implemented an effective Geographical Information Systems and mapped the consumers in the power network; it managed & monitored the electrical assets of the distribution network. The in house developed CRM system on open source platform empowered consumers to register power outage / commercial enquiry related complaints/enquiry using Phone, SMS, Website in a more proactive and efficient manner It facilitated automated remote collection of data over GPRS/GSM from around 19,000 Automatic Meter Reading units and processing of the same for timely and accurate billing. It established state of the art data centre hosting all critical applications like Website, CRM, Billing, Treasury Management, Consumer Query, ERP, HRMS ,GIS, BI etc. for 24×7 with an uptime of more than 99.8% Manual reading of meter data from consumer’s premises was replaced with 3G based Tablets and in-house developed tablet apps.  Read less [-]

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Runner-Up

Organization Name: Bharti Airtel Ltd.

Project Name: Enhancing Customer Experience for Mobile Broadband Services

Disruptive Digital Innovator

Winner

Organization Name: One97 Communications Ltd.

Project Name: Paytm Wallet

Paytm Wallet is the biggest consumer wallet in India in terms of user scale as well as usability. It finds use not just on Paytm for its own services, but also to pay for shopping on websites & apps on and outside Paytm. There are 20,000 online and mobile destinations in India where the user can go and shop with his Paytm wallet partners with all major banks of India and gives a certified secure experience to the customers. It also has an escrow mechanism to ensure that user money goes to the merchant only once the user receives the goods.  Read Less [-]

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Runner-Up

Organization Name: One MobiKwik Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Project Name: Power Wallet

Smart e-Governance Initiative

Winner

Organization Name: Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation

Project Name: Universal Account Number And Consolidation

EPFO is 12th largest sovereign Pension fund managing approximately $ 100 billion of funds. It is arguably the largest sovereign pension fund of the world. The organization implemented an initiative called, ‘UAN (Universal Account Number) programme’ to provide one PF number to all its EPF members, which would be applicable across their various employments. The provision of single PF number had been a long standing demand from EPF members and employers. The introduction of UAN has ensured that the member can carry single account number i.e. UAN throughout his employment period. This has also displayed the technical feasibility of portability by integrating the facility with online transfer claim process. The solution allows member balance details via updated member e-passbook; portability of accounts linked with UAN. The UAN database is seeded with various KYCs to enable e-driven services at the earliest. All new services under UAN programme are e enabled and are available through portal on EPFO website www.epfindia.gov.in. There is no need to visit any EPF office by employer or member to avail above mentioned services. As on 22/04/2015, a total of 4,46,62,986 UAN have been allotted to members employed in 4,37,321 establishments. In respect of these UANs, a total of 2,37,02,772 Bank Accounts, 97,06,655 PAN and 54,98,779 Aadhaar numbers have been uploaded to UAN database of members. Further a total of 47,57,635 members have activated their UAN accounts to avail various services under UAN programme. A member who has activated his UAN on UAN portal can avail facilities such as access to his passbook, UAN card etc.  Read Less [-]

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Runner-Up

Organization Name: Centre For e-Governance, Govt. of Karnataka

Project Name: Karnataka MobileOne

Non Jury Special Awards

Cisco Digital Literacy Award

Winner

Organization Name: Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Project Name: BITS-Connect 2.0: Creation of an Integrated Scalable Multi-Location Immersive Tele-Presence environment across four campuses of the University.

BITS Pilani is one of India’s top universities, with campuses at four different locations — Pilani (Rajasthan), Goa, Hyderabad, and Dubai. With the sheer geographical distance between each campus, and one campus actually located outside the country (Dubai, UAE), the challenge was to connect all four campuses. The solution was the implementation of BITSConnect 2.0, a multi-million dollar project that leverages Cisco’s collaboration portfolio to enhance teacher-student-alumni interaction across its campuses.  Read Less [-]

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Cisco Digital Pioneer Award

Winner

Organization Name: Prof. S Sadagopan, Director, IIIT- Bangalore

In India the country’s deep engineering talent, increased investments, government support and a thriving entrepreneurial spirit have created a perfect environment for the country to be a technology powerhouse. India needs technology visionaries who can demonstrate to the innovators of tomorrow how digitization can help solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges as well drive business outcomes. The Digital Pioneer Award recognizes leaders who have helped the technology industry move forward in its vision to use digitization to address society’s needs and solve business problems. One such leader is Professor S. Sadagopan, the Director (President )of the International Institute of Information Technology, popularly known as IIIT-B. Professor Sadagopan’s research work has appeared in several international journals, including IEEE Transactions, the European Journal of Operational Research, and the Journal of Optimization Theory & Applications. The respected Professor consults extensively to some of the largest private and public sector corporations in India: in Computing, Communications, Software, Automotives, Oil, Power; and also in the Social Sector. He is also a featured columnist for the Times of India and several well-known magazines.  Read Less [-]

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Cisco Social Innovation Award

Winner

Organization Name: Azim Premji Foundation

The Azim Premji Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has been working for over a decade towards making a significant and measurable impact on the equity of education in India. Active in eight states with more than 3.5 lakh schools covered, the Foundation is attempting not just to include as many children in its ambit as possible, but also to ensure that the quality of education imparted to them is top-class.  Read Less [-]

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