In the realm of business excellence, few accolades shine as brightly as the Stevie® Awards. This year, the spotlight at the 20th Annual International Business Awards® (IBAs) was on a young tech virtuoso, Rohan Roger, who clinched not one, but three prestigious Bronze Stevie® Awards

This trifecta, in the categories of Technology Executive of the Year, Thought Leader of the Year – Government or Non-Profit, and Maverick of the Year, is a testament to his meteoric ascent in the global technology landscape. Rohan is quickly becoming known as both a thought leader and a conduit of social change. He has led multiple initiatives to fight against digital disparities, champion technological inclusivity, and advocate for ethical tech practices in an ever-evolving digital world.

The IBAs, hailed as the world’s paramount business awards program, encapsulates a broad spectrum, with nominations open to all – be they public or private entities, profit-oriented or non-profits, established conglomerates or budding startups. 

The Stevie Awards are a beacon of business excellence globally. The awards span across eight distinct programs, including the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, and many more. Each year, these awards see a flood of over 12,000 nominations from more than 70 countries. Their ethos is to honor exceptional organizations and the masterminds propelling them forward, thereby celebrating superlative workplace achievements on a global scale.

This year’s IBAs witnessed a staggering influx of entries, with more than 3,700 nominations pouring in from 61 nations and territories. To distill the crème de la crème from such an impressive pool, a distinguished panel of over 230 global executives undertook the meticulous task of adjudication. It is truly an intense competition.

Maggie Miller, the president of the Stevie® Awards, remarked that the nominations to the IBA become more impressive every year – and this year, in particular, has proven to be the most impressive thus far. She further lauded the winners for showcasing their organizational prowess in setting and attaining ambitious targets. The high-octane gala celebration, slated for 13 October, promises to be a grand affair at the luxurious Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Rome, Italy.

Rohan’s triumphant sweep at the IBAs is all the more remarkable when one considers his age. Emerging as one of the youngest victors, he now stands shoulder to shoulder with seasoned stalwarts from the tech industry. This year’s illustrious cohort of winners features top-tier leaders from renowned corporations like MasterCard, Robert Half, and Amazon Music.

But who really is Rohan Roger? 

Rohan’s story is a compelling one. He’s a technology trailblazer who has carved a distinct niche for himself in an astoundingly short span. Over recent years, his engagements have spanned boutique tech firms, cybersecurity realms, engineering sectors, and even Fortune-100 giants. His reach is truly global, with significant contributions across the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific.

He currently serves as a CTO and SMB CIO at Synoptek, a global systems integrator and managed IT services provider, offering extensive IT management and consultancy services to a range of clients, from mid-market to Fortune 100. Their expertise spans business application management, custom software development, AI, big data, cloud security, cybersecurity, and IT infrastructure optimization.

In this role, Rohan manages a diverse portfolio spanning SMBs and mid-market businesses. He bridges the gap between business and technology, delivering strategic governance through digital transformation offering expertise in cybersecurity, emergent artificial intelligence technologies like generative AI, and regulatory compliance through frameworks and standards like HIPAA, SEC, and NIST.. His leadership extends to various sectors including engineering, wealth management, life sciences, insurance, legal, non-profits, and other global entities. He is also a distinguished member of the Forbes Technology Council.

Rohan has been recognized for his significant social initiatives aimed at bridging disparities and fostering positive societal change. As a founding member of the India Student Hub at the Embassy of India in Washington D.C., Rohan initiated programs and ‘verticals’ using technology to bridge the gap between the Indian Government and the vast population of Indian students in the U.S., proving especially vital during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis response. His efforts are not just restricted to education; he’s also employed technology to combat issues of consent and sexual violence in South Asia, reflecting his deep commitment to leveraging technology for social betterment.

Rohan Roger’s recent accolades at the IBAs are not just a personal triumph but a resounding affirmation of his unparalleled prowess in the tech world. As the global business community sets its sights on the upcoming gala in Rome, one thing is certain: the future holds even greater promise for this young tech luminary.