Bengaluru International Airport bags NASSCOM award
The Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL) bagged the NASSCOM and CNBC-TV18 IT User Awards 2010. BIA won the award for excellence in information technology (IT) adoption in the travel and logistics category.
Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL) has won the NASSCOM and CNBC-TV18 IT User Awards 2010 for excellence in IT adoption in the Travel and Logistics Category. The award for IT deployment aims at supporting and motivating adoption of IT in Indian companies to create strategic advantage optimises costs, develop synergies across businesses, communicate in real time, and enhance customer service standards. BIAL was declared the winner post a study conducted by The Neilson Company. Mr Marcel Hungerbuehler, President, BIAL said it was a great honor to receive this award.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Information Technology and Communications, said, “The award is necessary to recognize, applaud, award individuals, entrepreneurs to carry on good work. Our policy is directed to help every needy and with the help of technology millions of people can be reached. In India, our highest percentage of GDP is dedicated to IT sector. Irrespective of what happens in other countries, in India, we should be able to take up challenges. Our focus should be invert, more on domestic market. We, as government, are doing everything possible to encourage, help IT sector”
Mr. Pilot also highlighted that IT software, BPO, KPO centres are doing excellent but hardware sector needed more focus. He said, “I urge everyone to start thinking about IT hardware sector. Lot has to be done to provide a platform to young people to showcase their abilities and talents. Only 40 percent people in India using mobiles have bank accounts. Through technology, we have to see the availability of banks in most parts of the country. That is the transformation that has to be seen. IT sector can be a game change!”
The winners were selected based on a robust multiphase methodology powered by The Nielsen Company. A jury comprising of Mr. S Ramadorai-Vice Chairman, TCS (Chair of Jury), Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala- IIT Chennai, Dr. Jai Menon- Group Director IT, Bharti Enterprises, Mr. B. SambaMurthy- Director IDRBT, ex-CMD Corporation Bank, Mr. Charles Assisi- Executive Editor, Forbes India, Ms. Neelam Dhawan- Managing Director, HP India, Mr. David Briskman- VP & Chief Information Officer, Ranbaxy & Mr. Pravir Vohra- Group CTO, ICICI Bank selected the winners after a comprehensive and in-depth survey.
The winners were evaluated on the following parameters: Product Innovation, use of Internet as a medium to reach new markets, Diversification of service offering, Competitive advancement as result of IT initiatives and customer delight and stakeholder impact