Hon’ble Union Minster of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) V.K. Singh gave the award.
New Delhi, March 7, 2016: Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapmyIndia, India’s leader in digital maps, GPS navigation and location based services (LBS) has been honored as the Business Leader of the year at the Indian Geospatial Awards 2016. The Honorable Union Minster of State for External Affairs, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh gave the away the award at an event attended by the leading lights of the industry at the India Expocentre, Greater NOIDA, UP.
The award is an acknowledgement of Rakesh’s commitment and immense contributions towards building a strong national infrastructure of digital maps. The fact that individuals and enterprises across India benefit from the dynamic maps and services built around this infrastructure was not lost upon the jury. 2015 has been a very special year for MapmyIndia, when it took the maps to mainstream through innovative products and services.
Rakesh was selected from amongst the nominations of various luminaries of the industry whose contributions have impacted the lives of millions and are second to none. An eminent jury under the chairmanship of Dr. Sailesh Naik, Former Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India, comprised of Ms. Bharti Sinha, Executive Director, AGI India and Lt Gen AKS Chandele (Retd.), President, Defence Security and Public Safety, Geospatial Media as members, had decided the awards. Other awardees included Chairman, ISRO, Shri A.S. Kiran Kumar.
“This is a rare honour and a proud moment for all MapmyIndians. The award acknowledges the achievements of MapmyIndia as an organization and contributions of our various stakeholders, and recognizes our efforts to ‘Make in India’ and ‘Make for India’ the best and most comprehensive map data and location technologies for India. I receive this award with great humility and on behalf of each and every one of our stakeholders – employees, customers, distributors, partners and investors without whose commitment, passion, efforts and encouragement this day would not have come. The bar has been raised and with a strengthened resolve we pledge to work towards our mission of making the world better by building and providing the best maps and location technologies,” says Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapmyIndia.
MapmyIndia has been at the forefront of providing best-in-class GPS navigation & tracking and GIS-based enterprise solutions across various platforms to individuals and corporates. It has been experiencing exponential growth for the past 5-6 years with YoY growth rate over 100% last year. The driver for this growth has been MapmyIndia’s constant innovation in the automotive, e-commerce, enterprise, government and consumer markets which need cutting edge map and location-based technologies. It has been working closely with leading corporates including BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ford, Maruti, Hyundai, Flipkart, Ola, Jet Airways, Coca-Cola, Dabur, Airtel, PSUs, Urban Local bodies, Municipal Corporations, etc.
About Indian Geospatial Awards 2016
The Indian Geospatial Awards have been instituted to recognize exemplary innovations and practices in geospatial industry – the efforts in innovations and excellence brought forward by geospatial technology developers, professionals, end users, policy makers and business leaders.
MapmyIndia (CE Info Systems (P) Ltd.) is India’s leader in premium quality map data and APIs, GPS navigation, tracking, location apps, and GIS solutions. MapmyIndia’s mission is to make the world better through maps and location technologies. A New Delhi-based ISO 9001-2012 company with 750+ people, founded in 1992, MapmyIndia pioneered digital mapping in India, and since 1995, through continuous field surveys and state-of-the-art mapping technology, has built its proprietary MapmyIndia Maps, the most comprehensive, accurate, reliable, full-featured and continuously updated digital map dataset for all India. MapmyIndia builds and provides the most advanced maps of India including its revolutionary RealView service which captures, analyses and publishes the world in 360 degree photo-realistic clarity, the best GPS-based IoT (“Internet of Things”) devices optimized for in-vehicle and personal navigation and tracking, market-leading location-based SaaS (“Software as a Service”) for enterprise and professional use, and popular and delightful hyper-local consumer mobile and web apps, including maps.mapmyIndia.com, India’s very first interactive online mapping portal, and NaviMaps, the best offline GPS navigation app for India.
As you all know, Inc India and Inc. India 500 have created a wonderful platform for companies like ours to be discovered, written about, recognized and awarded. A few months back, we entered the elite Inc India 500 club and were conferred the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ at the Fifth Inc India 500 Awards, in recognition of exemplary growth in business during the year 2013. You can re-visit that post here.
We completed and are celebrating 10 years of MapmyIndia this year so we are in general a happy and excited bunch of folks this year :). In an even happier and more exciting news, recently at an event attended by our MD, Rakesh Verma and graced by Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, the Inc Hall of Fame 2014 certificate was presented to MapmyIndia in recognition of entrepreneurial zeal, growth and excellence!
Also, at the event Inc India 500’s a book titled The Fastest Growing Mid-Sized Companies In India was unveiled in which MapmyIndia features in the 28th position overall, and the 5th position within the IT & ITeS category! This is indeed testimony to the hard work, dedication, commitment and perseverance on part of every proud “MapmyIndian” in the past 2 decades. This is really the icing on the cake as far as celebrating 10 years of MapmyIndia is concerned. We really couldn’t have hoped for a more befitting validation of our celebrating our 10 glorious years of journey.