The Tech and Auto Awards are India's first and only Technology and Automotive Awards, brought to you by News18.com. Over the years, technology has changed our lives and most importantly our mobility. Thus, at News18, we see Technology and Automobile as an extension of one another. After a stupendous first edition we are back with the second edition of the awards, where we aim to grow bigger and better, as we salute the best of Technology and Automotive innovations in 2018.
The award categories have been carefully selected by an experienced team of journalists from News18 Tech and News18 Auto. The nominee list has been drafted after intense and detailed deliberations. An eminent jury will choose the winners from the list of nominees and the winners will be honoured at Gala Award Night on December 17, 2018 at The Lalit, New Delhi.
The award show will aired on CNN-News18 channel, one of the India’s most followed English news channel. The award show is based on India’s 1st Tech and Auto Show, airing every Saturday 12.30 PM, 7.30 PM and Sunday 1.30 PM every week. CNN-News18 is among the top rated English news channel of the country, it is the flagship English channel from the Network18 stable.
The Keynote speaker is Mamatha Chamarthi, Chief Digital Officer, ZF Friedrichshafen AG. She is an India-born global leader based in Silicon Valley, who is heading technology innovations in world’s largest auto component manufacturing company. Ms Chamarthi will speak on how convergence of technology will revolutionise mobility in coming years.
Mr Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Mr Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) along with who’s who of industry will grace their presence at the awards.
Here are the technology categories-
Smartphone of the year
Best camera phone of the year
Budget phone of the year
Gadget of the year
Computing device of the year
Technology that Changed Lives
Design of the Year
Here are the automobile categories-
Hatchback of the Year
Sedan of the Year
SUV of the Year
Luxury Car of the Year
Motorcycle of the Year
Commuter 2W of the Year
Design of the Year
These categories will be judged by our eminent jury members including personalities like Ranojoy Mukherjee, ex-SIAM Deputy Director, Jatin Ahuja, Founder and CEO Big Boy Toyz, Tutu Dhawan, veteran journalist, Dr. Maral Yazarloo, businesswoman and record holder biker, Kunal Kelkar, ace photographer, Prasanto Kumar Roy, former Nasscom VP, Ashish Bhatia, veteran journalist Nimish Dubey, tech columnist, Nishant Padhiar, founder Stuff and What HI-Fi and Nishant Verma, ace photographer.