Technology Wizards 2020 is a multi-stage, integrated technology and strategy program that engages enterprise technology users by disseminating to them targeted VMware technology content, and ensuring that they engage with it effectively by consuming it, getting evaluated on their learning, applying VMware solutions to the real challenges in their own organizations through an ideation contest, and solving business challenges by application of those technologies in new use cases through solving of business case studies. Season 1 of the program culminated on September 30, 2020 in a Grand Finale that honored individual winners and winning teams. Season 2 starts in October.

Season 1 Highlights

Participation

270 Participants
93 Teams

Stage 1

106 Successful in assessment
92 Big Idea submissions
5 Assessment winners
6 Big Idea Winners

Stage 2

35 Qualifier Teams

Stage 3

35 Teams Jury Evaluation & Voting

Stage 4

93 Teams

Top 5 on the Assessment Leaderboard

Gaurav Saxena BHEL
Venkatesh GP Cognizant
Anurag Tripathi SEBI
Lokesh K Capgemini
Uday Vir Singh Kotwal Cognizant

Top 6 ‘My Big Idea’ Submissions

Deepak Bhosle Asian Paints
Vishal Roday BHEL
Uday Vir Singh Kotwal Cognizant Technology Solutions
Rhushikesh Hendre Persistent Systems
Sriram Arthanari Asian Paints
Akhil Gupta Asian Paints

20 Winning Teams

Jury Choice Awards

What the Jury said…

“Teams applied cloud technology solutions very well to the business problem solving.”

Amol Pai CTO, SBI

“Amazing initiative. Job very well done from the perspective of getting the teams together, making them understand what it was all about and upscaling the landscape”

Prashant Mehendru Executive Director, PwC

“Amazing initiative. Job very well done from the perspective of getting the teams together, making them understand what it was all about and upscaling the landscape”

Sameer Agarwal Group CFO, Manipal Enterprises

“It is such a great initiative. Congratulations to the winners. Great to be part of the Jury”

Burgess Cooper Partner, EY

What the participants said...

“It was a very well planned and executed program. Engagement levels were very good.”

Ashish Patel AGM - IT, BSE

“Overall, the program was very good, especially the structure and concept.”

Anuj Joshi Vice President, Evalueserve

“It was a well laid-out program and good to be recognized, thanks to 9.9 Group and VMware.”

Ajit Awasare Head IT & Security Operations and Technology, Godrej Infotech

"Idea of the program is really good, it provokes some thought from a technology perspective. You should continue doing such programs."

Sandeep Deshmukh Senior General Manager, Persistent Systems

“An excellent program overall. There were both learnings and unlearning. We enjoyed working as a team.”

Jegadeeswaran Balakrishnan Deputy General Manager, TVS Automobile Solutions

"Technology Wizards program is one of its kind, which creates a unique opportunity to learn the latest technologies in a competitive environment. It delivered what it promised."

Gaurav Saxena Deputy General Manager, BHEL

For any queries, please contact:

Vivek Pandey, vivek.pandey@9dot9.in, +91 98714 98703

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