SAP Honors Digital Leaders, Tech Innovators

by Press Release    Dec 03, 2015


Digital is a vital component of every organization’s game plan; as companies gear to the process of business transformation in the evolving and expanding markets. Acknowledging this transformation, tech major SAP felicitated 25 ‘Digitalist Thought Leaders’ for their expertise in the digital arena at the SAP ACE Awards 2015.


The Digitalists have a built strong online presence which has fuelled their vision of successfully leveraging digital transformation for the growth of their business.


Digital Thought Leaders

Anjali Malhotra, Aviva Life Insurance

Robin Jose, Reliance

Krishnan Chatterjee, Strategic Marketing/HCL

Arjun Varma, Nivea India (Beiersdorf AG)

Venke Sharma, STAR India Pvt. Ltd

Dr Ravi Prakash Mathur, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

Ankur Warikoo, nearbuy (Groupon India) / Angel Investor

Shridhar K, L&T ECC

Sanjeev Kapur, CITI

Deepak Sharma, Indus Towers Limited

Abhijit Bhaduri, Wipro

Jitender Panjwani, Micromax informatics Ltd.

Krishnamurthy Shankar, HR/Infosys

Ajay Kapoor, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.

SV Nathan, Deloitte

Jagdish Belwal, Tata Motors

Anuranjita Kumar, CITI South Asia/CITI

Parthasarathy N.S., Mindtree

Sanjay Jorapur, Hero Motocorp

Dheeraj Sinha, Apollo Tyres Ltd.

Rajeev Rastogi, Amazon

Nitin Parekh, Zydus Cadila

Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar, Tech Mahindra

Tanmay Agarwal, GENPACT

Ravi Vijayaraghavan, Flipkart



The 25 thought leaders were screened and shortlisted by Absolutdata Research & Analytics using ‘Social Influencer Scores’ derived from statistical algorithms based on their respective digital activities. The Digitalists have a strong presence across social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs along with engaging with stakeholders on popular speaking forums and industry conferences.


“This year, SAP ACE AWARDS acknowledges Digitalist Thought-Leaders who are leveraging technology to drive massive business-transformation,” said Deb Deep Sengupta, Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent. “These Digitalists are front-runners in transforming the Indian business landscape through technology-adoption, and are the catalysts for shaping the “Digital India” vision. It is our privilege to honor these stalwarts and exchange ideas that fuel the spirit-of-innovation”.


The leaders were vetted by a panel of nine eminent jury members including Ms. Ester Martinez, CEO & Editor-in-Chief at People Matters, Madhukar Kamath, Chairman DDB Mudra Group, Ms. Radha Ahluwalia, Managing Director at IMA India and V Sunil, Executive Director, Wieden and Kennedy.


The SAP ACE Awards is an annual ceremony honoring companies, businesses and individuals who demonstrate the spirit of innovation by leveraging SAP solutions to transform their businesses. In true spirit of acknowledging the contribution of partners, SAP also felicitates implementation partners of winning projects who played a critical role and paved the way for customers’ success.



SAP ACE Award  Winners 2015




Award in Strategic HR & Talent Management

L & T Metro Rail Hyderabad

Award in Customer Excellence - Sales & Marketing

Titan Company Ltd

Award in Customer Excellence - Service

Consul Neowatt Power Solutions Pvt Ltd

Award in Financial Excellence

VFS Global

Award in Operational Excellence - Manufacturing

Medreich Limited

Award in Operational Excellence - Supply Chain

Godrej Consumer Products Limited

Award in Sourcing Excellence


Award in Enterprise Analytics

Kotak Mahindra Bank

Award in Big Data Analytics

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited

Award for using Mobile technologies in Business Processes

Ashok Leyland Ltd

Award in Adoption of Internet of Things (IoT)

JCB India Limited

Award in Leveraging In-Memory Computing

John Keells Holdings, Sri Lanka

Award for achieving Excellence in Running SAP Operations

·         Indian Oil Corporation Limited

·         Shivam Autotech Ltd

Award for Enterprise-Wide Technology Adoption

Tata Power Company Limited

Award for Technology Adoption in BFSI

Adarsh Credit Co-operative Society Limited

Award for Technology Adoption in Telco

Tata Communications Limited

Award for Technology Adoption in Utilities

Reliance Infrastructure Limited

Award for Large Scale & Complex Implementation

Shapoorji Pallonji & Co Pvt Ltd

Special Jury Recognition

Innovation in SAP HANA adoption

Reliance Industries Limited 

Award for Technology Adoption in Utilities

Saurashtra Enviro Projects Pvt Ltd

Award for Large Scale & Complex Implementation

Vedanta Limited-Sterlite Copper