Friday, May 09, 2008: Rajendra S. Pawar, chairman, NIIT Technologies has been conferred with the Geospatial Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Geospatial Today. The award recognises and reward the companies and the people who have achieved the highest standards in the geospatial industry.
Based on the set benchmarks in innovation, achievement, competency, proven pattern of improved results, adherence to ethical business practices and setting challenging objectives, nominations received from the government, industry and the academia, selections were made for the awards.
Receiving the award, Rajendra S Pawar, chairman, NIIT Technologies, said, “Winning this award is a great honour and is a reflection of NIIT Technologies’s innovative practices and efforts to cater to the needs of an under-penetrated niche segment. NIIT Technologies, with its deep understanding of GIS technology, is gearing up to emerge as the preferred choice for providing GIS services and setting new benchmarks for the industry.”
The award ceremony was followed by a Geospatial Round Table discussion along with the union minister of science and technology and earth sciences, Kapil Sibal on the theme – GIS in India Challenges and Opportunities. The prime objective was to discuss the scope and use of geospatial technology, key drivers and challenges, policy issues, economic and social benefits it could bring, current scenario of the industry and its future.