City’s Dr Rizwan wins coveted NEXT100 Award

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Dec 2017 09:55:16


Business Bureau,

Dr Rizwan Ahmed, President of Technology at QM Computech Pvt Ltd, Nagpur (India Development Center: delaPlex Software, USA), brings laurels to the city by winning the coveted NEXT100 Award. He was felicitated by Mohit Pandey, Country Head (India), Google Cloud for ‘NEXT100 Future CIO’ award with trophy and citation in a gala ceremony on December 1, at Hotel Taj Swarna, Amritsar. Dr Rizwan was selected from over 5000 senior IT managers throughout India, who had applied for the NEXT100 2017 programme. He is the only person from Vidarbha region to get the award.

NEXT100 is an annual awards programme instituted by IT NEXT magazine that honours and recognises senior IT managers, and identifies potential for leadership positions who has the skills, talent and spirit to become CIOs.

The awards process invites aspirants to self-nominate themselves for consideration and qualification for the award. All NEXT100 award applicants participate in an extensive series of activities that tests their techno-commercial, management and leadership skills. The final selection and nomination of the NEXT100 award recipients is made by a prestigious committee of technology and business leaders (the NEXT100 Jury) who do rigorous evaluation during interview of applicants on career accomplishments, professional expertise, skills and potential to be a CIO.

Dr Rizwan was interviewed by Ramesh Sharma, Group CIO, Adani Enterprises Ltd. and Rajiv Sharaf, Senior Vice president and CIO, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. The NEXT100 2017 programme was supported by prestigious IT companies like Google, HP Enterprise, Qlik, IBM, Arkadin, CommScope, eScan, and Sophos.

While talking to The Hitavada, Dr Rizwan said, “Nagpur has the potential of becoming the IT city. I am sure more IT professionals from the city will win the prestigious award in coming days.”

He has over 16 years of professional experience in IT industry in various roles as innovative, hands-on technology executive with a proven track record of leading the design, development and programme / project management of high technology projects and solutions, while continuously improving the processes and procedures. He has received many awards and accolades in past with most prominent being Microsoft’s ‘IT Technology Hero’, ‘Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2016’, Best Research Paper Awards and many others.