Citation for Mr. Kiron Kasbekar, Founder & MD — The Information Company
His experience and expertise in the publishing and related businesses span more than two-and-a-half decades.
Following his celebrated editorial stints with the best names in print media including Economic Times, Times of India and Business India, he ventured into the then elusive world of web and digital media with The Information Company.
The foray seemed even more challenging, given the dotcom bust and the recession of the year 2009.
But thanks to his stellar conviction and extraordinary vision, he went on to set his company's feet firmly on the path of rapid growth. The esteemed clientele includes names like the Tata group, Essar, Aditya Birla Group, Axis Bank, Rallis India, Mahindra & Mahindra and many more.
He is also the chief architect and inspiration behind the company's foray into innovative software products. Many among them were developed to address in-house needs to streamline processes and increase efficiency.
Among the truly unique products are Organyze, a powerful document management tool which massively enhances the power of Windows Explorer; and Informachine, an information management system which helps organisations reduce their costs of tracking, downloading and managing fresh content over the net.
‘Entertain and inform in the same breath’ is his motto for domain-B - India's first online business magazine, a pioneer of the internet revolution in India.
Today, the website attracts a premium audience of 55,000 visitors per day, comprising managers, investors and B-school students.
For his foresight to gauge the humungous power of the internet at a time when others had written it off...
For building a vibrant new-age entity offering editorial, design and software services through web-based and digital media...
For being a pioneering information and communication architect who has raised the bar for online business journalism in India...
ABCI is proud to present the prestige award for Excellence in Business journalism to:
Mr Kiron Kasbekar