Nasscom awards: Technology for social good
Rita Soni, CEO of NASSCOM Foundation, says, “The awards demonstrate that technology can be used to tackle many social and environmental issues in India. Comparing this year’s nominations to the time we started the awards, the number of applicants has increased manifold. Not only that, the variety of players who are out there to help, the variety of fields that now use technology, has also multiplied. The 500-plus applications that we got point to the mainstreaming of technology in India.”
But how is the recognition going to help these innovators? Soni says the winners will be awarded during the NLIF (Nasscom Foundation’s Indian Leadership Forum), which will take place in Mumbai later this month, and is considered the biggest event in the IT sector. “They will get to present their concepts to the who’s who of IT world. This is naturally going to help them take their innovations to the next level,” she points out.
The winners understand this. Most of them are enthused by the award not only because it’s an award per se, but also because it will give them
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