Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT), the global leader in software product and technology services, today announced it has been named a 2013 Finalist of IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program in the Emerging Technology category for its big data analytics of viewer feedback for the revolutionary new Indian TV show, Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails), which is dedicated to creating awareness about social issues and for Persistent Systems’ role in Bringing Social Issues to Light.
Persistent was one of only five companies recognized with this distinguished award out of 26 laureates from around the world. Celebrating its 25th year, the Computerworld Honors program recognizes organizations that create and use IT systems to promote and advance public welfare. On June 3, 267 honorees from more than 25 countries gathered in Washington to celebrate their achievements.
Being named a Computerworld Honors Finalist speaks volumes, as this award recognizes the significant impact that information technology has on promoting positive societal change,” said Dr. Anand Deshpande, Managing Director and CEO, Persistent Systems. “Persistent Systems is very proud to be recognized for its work in developing a custom end-to-end Big Data/Social Analytics process that analyzed over a billion impressions, millions of viewers opinions, stories and comments about social issues in real time, to convey how the show affected changes in legislation, society and on an individual basis.