Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Awards 2004 honour innovative users of technology
European winners: Sir Robin Saxby, Chairman, ARM Holdings plc and S P Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia
Moscow, May 21, 2004: Infosys Technologies Ltd (Nasdaq: INFY) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced the winners of the Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Awards (WIBTA), 2004, Europe. These awards recognize visionaries and Global 2000 organizations that use technology creatively to revolutionize their industries.
The winners from Europe were announced at the Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel in Moscow on 21 May 2004. Awards were given for two categories: “Enterprise Business Transformation Award and Technology Change Agent Award.
S P Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia , (known as “Energia”) won the “Enterprise Business Transformation Award”. This award recognises an organisation that has made the best use of IT for business transformation. Judges were impressed by the way in which Energia established unprecedented communication between scientists from different parts of the world through technology innovation on the MIR Manned Orbital Station. Many international research programs were implemented on the Station since 1987. Astronauts from France, Syria, Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, Kazakhstan, Austria, USA, Canada and country members of the European Space Agency took part in the implementation of different programs directly aboard the station.
Sir Robin Saxby, Chairman, ARM Holdings plc won the “Technology Change Agent Award”. This award recognises an individual who has been a key driver in using technological innovation as a tool for business transformation. The WIBTA jury was unanimous in its decision to award Sir Robin the Technology Change Agent Award in recognition of his work in providing customers with a technology framework that promotes reliability, supply chain efficiency, cost reduction and innovation. Sir Robin has won numerous accolades including a knighthood and the 2002 IEE Faraday Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the electronic engineering industry.
Announcing WIBTA 2004 Europe winners, N R Narayana Murthy, Chairman of Infosys Technologies Ltd and member of the WIBTA jury said “Technology has the power to improve efficiencies, customer relationships and give businesses a completely new perspective. It has the power to transform visions and aspirations into reality. The Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Awards recognize corporations and individuals who have taken a lead in internalizing this power through various creative initiatives.”
Applications were judged by a panel that includes thought leaders such as Esther Dyson, Chairman of EDventure Holdings, Sir Paul Judge, Chairman, Schroder Income Fund, N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman of the Board, Infosys Technologies Ltd and Dr. Harbir Singh, Co - director of the Mack Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The panel also includes industry leaders such as Michael Eskew, Chairman and CEO, United Parcel Services (UPS), and David Boyles, Founder and Principal, CXO Technology Advisory, Pty Ltd.
Winners in the North America and Asia Pacific regions will be announced in June.