• Technology today is advancing at a rapid pace and is ushering in a new era of transformation­al change that will impact our lives in the years to come. With both technology and data being critical to the operations of nearly all corporate functions, customer channels, products, and services, organizations are increasingly seeking out Cloud, Mobile and Big Data, which together have changed the character of traditional IT services. The growing availability and accessibility of these technologies have not only impacted large enter­prises and SMEs but have also paved the way for smaller nimbler start-ups to compete with the big players. Moreo­ver, the launch of the Digital India movement by the Indian Government has provided the much needed boost to the Indian Start-up ecosystem to leverage the available re­sources and align with upcoming innovations to stay agile. At the close of a glorious 2017, CIOReview brings to you detailed profiles of companies who have leveraged their expertise in niche verticals to bring innovative products, solutions and services that not only address existing is­sues but also emerging challenges in the current technol­ogy scenario. These organizations have been identified for their exceptional contributions across a broad spectrum of technology verticals including Business Intelligence, Cloud, Big Data, Enterprise Mobility, Cyber Security, IoT, AI & Machine Learning, and ERP. Going a step further, we have also revealed some of the lesser known verticals such as Fintech, Hospital Information Systems, Marketing Tech­nology, Marine Solutions, Document Management System and Social CRM, all of which are slowly gaining prominence and which we believe will go on to become an integral ele­ment in the IT bandwagon. Having taken giant leaps ahead of traditional approaches, these companies stand to be the torch bearers for the next generation of technological trends. We laud them for their valuable contributions to an ever-evolving technology landscape and for their ability to differentiate and sustain themselves and emerge as in­novators in their respective domains. A distinguished panel of the industry’s topmost CEOs, CIOs, VCs, IT innovators and analysts, spanning across a host of verticals, and CIOReview’s editorial board have closely scrutinized the offerings of these companies throughout the entire year and finalized on these compa­nies. We pass on our compliments and best wishes to the companies who have featured in this exclusive issue as we recognize their tremendous achievements and contribu­tion to the lesser known fields as well as innovation in the well known ones. In conclusion, we would like to wish them a very successful year ahead, where we hope all their en­deavors will succeed.