Meet the Winners of YourStory Indias CTO Excellence Awards 2024

YourStory, India’s biggest platform working to foster the startup ecosystem, trained the spotlight on the architects of the country’s exponential technological advances and scale, at the India Tech Leaders Conclave 2024, a curated gathering of top tech visionaries and leaders.Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory, said, “Our goal is to bring well-deserved recognition to tech leaders who have played crucial roles behind the scenes, shaping their company’s success and India’s tech story.”

At the end of the one-day conclave at Shangri La Bengaluru, on June 21, YourStory presented India’s CTO Excellence Awards 2024, in association with Longhouse Consulting. The awards recognise and celebrate India’s best tech startup leaders.

As the auditorium burst into applause for the pillars of the Indian tech ecosystem, Shri Priyank Kharge, Hon’ble Minister Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Information Technology and Biotechnology, said: “You are the people who have put India on the (global) map. It is easy to build an app but to scale it in Indian conditions, it is impossible without you guys…You have fearlessly tried to do things differently, and I think that is something that the Europeans and the Americans want to learn from us.”

Pramod Varma, CTO, EkStep Foundation, Co-founder, FIDE, and ex-Chief Architect, Aadhaar and India Stack, accompanied Kharge, presenting the awards to 23 top tech leaders.

The awards recognise tech leaders based on a comprehensive set of criteria, including but not limited to the number of years in a CTO role, impact on business growth, innovation, intellectual property contributions, leadership, mentorship, functional responsibilities, and more.

Reflecting on the importance of the undisputed architects of India’s startup ecosystem, Anshuman Das, Co-founder and CEO, Longhouse Consulting, said: “A founder is the soul of the company, but the CTO is the backbone of a startup.”

Here are the 23 top tech leaders whose contributions to furthering innovation were honoured at India’s CTO Excellence Awards 2024: