At an Awards Ceremony in Mumbai, to coincide with India Business and IT Resilience Summit, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual India Awards to recognize the individuals and organizations who have excelled throughout the year.
The business continuity industry is a growing industry in India, but the floods in Chennai are an example of just how important it is to organizations, in order to help them manage through disruptions. As India continues to see economic and technological growth, so too will it need to see a growth in business continuity, and the standard of entries to the BCI India Awards this year is an encouraging sign that this is happening.
The BCI India Awards consist of eight categories – seven of which are decided by a panel of judges with the winner of the final category (Industry Personality of the Year) being voted for by their peers. The winners of the BCI India Awards were:
Continuity and Resilience Consultant
Srinivasan Seshadri MBCI, Practice Head, IT Director, Continuity and Resilience (CORE) India (Pvt) Ltd
Continuity and Resilience Professional (Private Sector)
Ishwar Chandra Singh MBCI, Chief Business Continuity and Resilience professional, Ascent Resilience Solutions (Pvt) Ltd
Continuity and Resilience Newcomer
Anand Tripunithura Rajagopalan, Chief Manager – Fire, Health, Safety & Business Continuity, Marks and Spencer India (Pvt) Ltd
Continuity and Resilience Team
Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Company Ltd, BCMS Team
Continuity and Resilience Provider (Service/Product)
Continuity and Resilience Innovation
Sungard Availability Services Recovery Execution System & Disaster Recovery
Most Effective Recovery
BNP Paribas GSO, BCP Team
Ramachandran Vaidhyanathan FBCI, Director – Global Business Continuity Management & Client Services, Cognizant Technology Solutions
David West CBCI, Community Engagement Manager at the BCI, commented: "The standard of nominees for the BCI India Awards this year was very high, so for the winners to stand out from this crowd is an incredible achievement. The general awareness of business continuity in India is growing following the Chennai floods and other incidents such as the disruptions caused by the Cauvery issue. To meet this demand from business it is vital that a group of well qualified business continuity professionals exists to enable organisations to plan ahead for disruptions, and these awards show that there is a good core group in India to build on."
The BCI India Awards are one of seven regional awards hosted by the BCI, which culminate in the annual Global Awards held in November during the Institute’s annual conference in London, England. All winners of a BCI Regional Award are automatically entered into the Global Awards.