IoTNext2017 Awards Recognises Innovative Efforts and Contributions of Industry Dignitaries

BANGALORE, November 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

IoTNext 2017 Award winners included:

  • Madhukar Khare, Founder at Wispero awarded for their contribution in making India a Safe Nation
  • Debashis Das, CEO at Bharati Robotics Systems recognised for their innovation in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Internet of Things
  • Prajwal Sabnis, Co-Founder at Orxa Energies recognised for driving the New Age Mobility
  • Chetan Maini, Founder, Sun Mobility and Vishal Pandya, Co- founder and Director at Reconnect for their efforts in revamping the Industrial IoT

The first day of IoTNext 2017 collaboratively organised by India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Bangalore concluded successfully on November 8th, 2017. Towards the end of the summit, industry dignitaries were felicitated with recognition at the IoTNext Awards for their innovative contribution to the IoT ecosystem.

Introducing the awardees at the ceremony, Dr. Sandeep Garg, Ph.D, interim President IESA said, "The Indian industries across verticals have reached new heights when it comes to the acceptance and adaptation to the latest technological developments. With automation revolutionising the entire ecosystem and evolving the most basic functionalities, it is imperative to have industry stakeholders who are abreast with the situation and are transforming their strategy and approach to meet the industry requirements. IoT solutions should be looked to bridge the gap between the solution provider and end user to improve efficiency. We would like to congratulate all the proud winners of IoTNext Awards and encourage others to keep up with the momentum and keep innovating."

Commenting on the awards, Ravi Gururaj, President, TiE Bangalore added, "The IoTNext Awards showcases excellence, and fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship across the IoT sector. It celebrates the astonishing levels of talent and product innovation and application in the country."

    Award Category     Winners
    Safe Nation        Madhukar Khare, Founder at Wispero

    Artificial          Debashis Das, CEO at Bharati Robotic Systems
    Intelligence and
    Machine learning
    in Internet of

    New Age Mobility   Prajwal Sabnis, Co-Founder at Orxa Energies

    Industrial IoT     Chetan Maini, Founder SunMobility

                       Vishal Pandya, Co-founder and Director at Reconnect

The core idea behind the awards was to recognise the efforts of the industry stakeholders and encourage others to continue with their efforts in taking the IoT industry to new heights. In addition to this, the ceremony was also focused on providing a right direction to the start-up ecosystem in the IoT space and encourage them to have a greater role to play in the development of the IoT industry in India.

Follow #IoTNext on Social Media:

Twitter: @IoTNext (for events), @TiEBangalore (start-ups), @IoTforIndia (IoT Forum) @IESA_online (ESDM)


Twitter handle of IoT chairs: @tiwary_ar, @venkate23736375, @sompalchoudhury

About IESA (India Electronics and Semiconductor Association)

IESA is the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry and has represented it since 2005. It has over 260 members - both domestic and multinational enterprises. IESA is committed towards building global awareness for the Indian ESDM industry and supporting its growth through focused initiatives in developing the ecosystem. This is achieved through publishing credible data, networking events and alliances with other international associations. IESA works closely with the Governments as a knowledge partner on the sector, both at the centre and at the state level.

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About TIE Bangalore

TiE is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. We believe in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through our five pillars; mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding. TiE Bangalore was the first step towards TiE's presence in the country. Started in 1999, the sole mission of the chapter has been to make Bangalore the "Start-Up Capital" of the country. TiE Bangalore has over 50+ Investors & VCs, 50+ mentors and 1000+ active start-ups in its network and each year impacts 100+ start-ups directly through its flagship mentoring and educational programs. For more details, visit

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IoTForum is a TiE Bangalore initiative started July 2014 as a special Interest group in Internet of Things (IoT). The IOTForum hosts events more focussed on IoT. From Sep 2014 to Nov 2017 IoTForum has ( in association with IESA, IEEECISO Platform ) hosted over 36 events and touched 3,300+ delegates and 420+ start-ups. With the rapid growth of IoT Start-ups from 120+ to 900+ in 3 years we are adopting the goal of Raising the IoT quotient of India. For more details, please visit


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