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India's First Tech And Auto Awards 2017: Watch Now

Watch the first-ever Tech-and-Auto-Awards held in India that brought together the technology and the automotive industry under one roof. Held on November 29 to celebrate the success stories of both the verticals, here is how the Tech And Auto Awards night proceeded.


Updated:December 9, 2017, 7:19 PM IST
India's First Tech And Auto Awards 2017: Watch Now
India's first and only Technology and Automotive Awards saw industry veterans and politicians grace the occasion.
Tech And Auto Awards 2017, India’s first ever Technology and Automotive Awards, based on The Tech and Auto Show – country’s first TV show combining the latest news, views, reviews, and interviews from the world of technology and automobiles were held at The Grand, New Delhi on November 29. The Tech And Auto Awards saw in attendance, more than 300 dignitaries from the technology and the automotive industry, together celebrating the success stories of both the verticals.

The Awards night initiated with the Minister of Law and Justice of India, Ravi Shankar Prasad delivering an inaugurative speech and congratulating News18 for bringing together the innovations taking place in India through the technology and automotive industries. Following this, Larry Paulson - Vice President, President, Qualcomm India delivered a keynote speech highlighting the 5G revolution that is headed to India.

Watch: Tech and Auto Show Awards 2017


The winners from the 75 nominees placed in 16 different categories were decided upon by a combination of online voting and the result by the jury, which included 12 honourable personalities from the technology and automobile verticals. The 16 categories and their respective winners were as follows:

1. Smartphone of the year – Samsung Galaxy S8/ S8+

2. Car of the year - Hyundai Verna

3. Indian Consumer App of the year – Paytm

4. Two-Wheeler of the year - Triumph Street Triple S

5. Tech Personality of the year – Vijay Shekhar Sharma

6. Sedan of the year - Hyundai Verna

7. Affordable Smartphone of the year – Nokia 6

8. Hatchback of the year - Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS

9. Dual-Camera Smartphone of the year – Honor 8 Pro

10. SUV of the year - Jeep Compass

11. Design of the year - Samsung Frame TV

12. Luxury Car of the year - Audi A5

13. Selfie Smartphone of the year – Honor 9i

14. Design of the year - Porsche 718 Boxster

15. Performance Car of the year - Mercedes-AMG GT R

16. Editor’s Choice Gadget of the year – Bose QuietComfort 35 II

The 12 jury members who voted to select the deserving nominee across these categories included:

Tech Jury

Rahil Ansari - (Head, Audi India)
Sandeep Bhushan - (Director- Facebook, South Asia)
Ashish Bhatia - (Technology Columnist)
Nikhil Chawla - (Founder & Editor-In-Chief, The Unbiased Blog)
Sandeep Budki - (Founder & Managing Editor, The Mobile Indian)
Sumit Dayal - (Photographer)

Auto Jury

Pranay Jivrajka - (Founding Partner - OLA)
Suhail Tariq - (CMO, Huawei India Consumer Business Group)
Ranojoy Mukherjee - (Ex-SIAM Dy Director, Auto Journalist)
Jatin Ahuja - (Founder & MD, Big Boy Toyz Ltd)
Vikram Gour - (Founder & Editor, MotorScribes)
Ramesh Somani - (Founder & CEO, Exhibit Technologies)

The Tech and Auto Awards are aimed to bring forward new ideas and establish stronger networks between the Indian technology and automotive industries. The Tech And Auto Awards 2017 happenings will also be aired on the Tech And Auto Show on CNN-News18 tonight at 7:30 pm and on Sunday at 1:30 pm.

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| Edited by: Sarthak Dogra
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