UiPath announces winners of 2020 Automation Excellence Awards

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  • Recognising and celebrating customer-driven innovation using RPA

UiPath, a leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, last week, on the closing day of the Reboot Work Festival, announced the winners of its second edition of the UiPath Automation Excellence Awards. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate UiPath customers in India and South Asia, for the business impact created by driving innovation using automation in their respective fields. Expolanka Holdings, PWC, Oracle Consulting, Bennett and Coleman, were among the 37 winners across the 14 award categories.

The increase in adoption of automation in Sri Lanka, is reflective of UiPath’s commitment to drive end-to-end automation. The awards are organised to inspire companies to think beyond the norm and explore ways in which RPA can be used to create impactful innovations, and specifically this year to display resilience in business. The winners were selected from an overwhelming number of registrations and nominations that were received from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India. The selection was based on project or process level impact, business level impact, and strategic level impact derived from their use of automation toward business functions. 

“The pandemic led businesses to accelerate their digital transformation across functional processes this year, and I am elated to see how leaders rose to the challenge and used automation to present innovative solutions,” said UiPath India and South Asia President Manish Bharti. “On behalf of the team at UiPath, I extend our commendations to all the winners,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, UiPath Vice President – Marketing, India and South Asia Rajesh Kumar said, “These awards showcase the most impactful ideas in leveraging automation, and we are grateful to our eminent Jury and all entrants for their participation. The work presented is a testament of the fast-paced automation adoption our region is witnessing.”

The entries received were shortlisted by independent consultants based on the forms and supporting documents submitted. The winners were selected by a jury panel, comprising of eminent senior industry executives such as Sequoia Capital India LLP Managing Director Mohit Bhatnagar, TCS Cognitive Business Operations Vice President and Global Head Ashok Pai, Zinnov CEO Pari Natarajan, ‘India Automated: How the fourth industrial revolution is transforming India’ Author Pranjal Sharma, ITC Group Head for R&D, Sustainability and Projects Sanjiv Rangrass, and ICICI Bank Head of Operations and Customer Service Anubhuti Sanghai.

Reminiscing the judging process, ITC Group Head for R&D, Sustainability and Projects Sanjiv Rangrass said, “In my four decades, I have judged several events cutting across innovations, manufacturing excellence, case studies, etc. The judging process for the UiPath Automation Excellence Awards over two days was perhaps the most comprehensive and energising. Every idea broke existing barriers for me and proved once again that ‘we are only limited by our imagination.’ I was excited to see the vast possibilities to improve efficiency and accuracy, to remove drudgery and monotony of tasks, to enhance quality and speed, and deliver financial benefits. RPA is here to stay and is changing the way we work. UiPath, well done recognising our RPA warriors.”

UiPath Vice President, India Business Murli Mohan added, “Having watched a large number of customers recognising the business value of automation in South Asia, I must say that we are humbled by the overall response and the diversity of innovative projects on digital transformation, despite the challenges faced in 2020. Heartiest congratulations to all.”

To learn more about the awards, visit:


List of Winners – 2020

Category: Excellence in Automation – Sri Lanka

Citizens Development Business Finance PLC

Jury Recognition: 

ExpoLanka Holdings

Category: Excellence in Automation – Bangladesh

Dhaka Bank

Grameenphone (Telenor)

Category: Excellence in Finance and Accounting Automation

Indian Enterprises: South Indian Bank

Global Capability Centres: AXA Business Services

Jury Recognition: 


Category: Excellence in HR and Legal Automation

Indian Enterprises: Bennett, Coleman & Co.

Global Capability Centres: Michelin India 

Jury Recognition: 

Equitas Small Finance Bank 

Category: Excellence in Marketing and Sales Automation

Indian Enterprises: The Karur Vysya Bank 

Global Capability Centres: NatWest Group

Jury Recognition: 

Toyota Kirloskar Motors

VMware Software India

Category: Excellence in Operations and Manufacturing Automation

Indian Enterprises: Bajaj Finance Ltd. – Auto Finance

Global Capability Centres: Ericsson

Jury Recognition: 

Xerox Corporation

Oracle Consulting Solution Center (OCSC)

Category: Excellence in IT Operations Automation

Indian Enterprises: Research Center Imarat (DRDO)

Global Capability Centres: Novo Nordisk Service Centre India

Jury Recognition: 


Category: Excellence in Industry Led Automation

Indian Enterprises: Waterfield Advisors 

Jury Recognition: 

Optum Global Solutions (India)

Category: Excellence in Automation by an Emerging Enterprise

Indian Enterprises: SHV Energy

Category: Excellence in Cognitive Automation

Indian Enterprises: Mahindra & Mahindra 

Global Capability Centres: Diageo Business Services

Jury Recognition: 

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Category: Excellence in Scaling Automation

Indian Enterprises: Sterlite Technologies Ltd. (STL)

Global Capability Centres: Clariant

Category: Automation for Crisis Management and Business Continuity

Indian Enterprises: Bajaj Allianz General Insurance 

Global Capability Centres: Northern Trust 

Jury Recognition: 

RM Education Solutions India 

Category: Best RPA Centre of Excellence

Indian Enterprises: Manappuram Finance 

Global Capability Centres: Optum Global Solutions (India) 

Jury Recognition: 

AXA Business Services

VMware Software India

Category: Special UiPath Recognition: Autodesk India