• From small/medium to large-scale and government ones, Indian enterprises are revamping their infrastructure to set a path for digital transformation,” says Haritha Ramachandran, Associate Director, Digital Transformation (ICT) Practice, Frost & Sullivan. An increasing number of enterprises across the country are moving to the cloud, implementing IoT solutions, and trying to understand customer better .The competitive pressure is spurring the growth of agility while maintaining relevance in the market. Increasingly, new and emerging digital transformation solution providers are offering 3rd Platform solutions challenging the incumbent vendors. The 3rd platform is based on the online cloud computing and its interaction with all manner of devices, including wirelessly connected ones such as smart phones, machinery and sensors. This platform has disrupted the way social, mobile, analytics and other technologies run and behave, triggering a wider acceptance by businesses to survive. An ever-increasing reliance on third-party partners mandates that enterprises possess a thorough knowledge for increased corporate capabilities. Dependency on external vendors and suppliers will continue to increase, requiring newly designed processes and procedures facilitating integration of work delivered by multiple suppliers. Ultimately, the CIO role will shift from executing high-level organizational strategies to a primary IT management to achieve business objectives. For example, the CIO will no longer have the responsibility of managing people and infrastructure to keep key systems running; that will be the responsibility of the 3rd Platform provider. However, the CIO will be responsible for making sure that data is securely exchanged between external providers and the enterprise. Considering these, CIOReview India have come up with a list of “20 Most Promising Digital Transformation solution providers 2017”. A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, industry analysts and the CIOReview India editorial team has closely scrutinized these companies addressing the above concerns. We believe that the listing given by us will bring in a better clarity thereby enabling your businesses to take decisions that will sustain the test of time.