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.
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” organised 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: capitalising the land of diverse opportunities” delivered by H.E. Mr. Ernest Rwamucyo, High Commissioner, Rwanda High Commission and 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, Minister of State for Rural Development and Land Resources, Government of India.
ASSOCHAM has emerged as the fountain head 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.
Commenting on the award, Awtaney 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 in 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,” Awtaney said.