Visionaire, the leading Information & Communication Technology (ICT) solution provider and system integrator in the Middle East region today announced that InfoComm International, the professional audiovisual trade association, presented its Women in AV Award for the year 2013 to Aneeta Gupta, making her the first woman outside of the United States of America to have won this global recognition. The award was presented at the InfoComm 2013, the world’s largest commercial audiovisual trade show held earlier this month in Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Women in AV Award was created by InfoComm to raise awareness on the growing role of women professionals in the field of audiovisual technology. The Women in AV award winners are in the upper echelon of AV professionals and symbolize the strength of entrepreneurship and excellence in developing tomorrow’s AV talent.
“Aneeta Gupta has demonstrated extraordinary levels of professional knowledge, while taking time to improve the industry and better the lives of others,” said David Labuskes, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “InfoComm is pleased to celebrate Aneeta’s achievements.”
Aneeta Gupta, the CEO for Visionaire started the company in the year 1995 with just two employees and since then it has grown to become one of the largest systems integrators in AV and IT. The company successfully developed a new business model for system integration called TECHNOMICS with 600 people supporting the organization and its customers in the Middle East and other parts of the world.
Aneeta is an astute leader with tremendous vision that has driven Visionaire’s growth from its tech-start-up 18 years ago to becoming an end-to-end service provider of integrated technology solutions. Her perseverance has led Visionaire to embrace the opportunities of early networked AV solutions, multi-site videoconferencing, central control, leading-edge digital signage, IPTV, telepresence and, most recently, unified communications and collaboration. Visionaire has earned recognition locally in Middle East and internationally by winning many industry awards.
A natural leader who is passionate and determined to bring success to those around her, Gupta believes in the empowerment of women, which has led to her nurturing several leadership positions in Visionaire. Currently, the heads of Technical Program Management, Procurement Management, Marketing and Human Resources are women. And in 2012, 80 percent of Visionaire’s internship and trainee engineering intake program were women engineers.
Apart from her leadership role at Visionaire, Gupta mentors young entrepreneurs. She plays a leadership role as a charter member of TiE, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship worldwide, with 57 chapters in 14 countries.
Founded in 1995, Visionaire is a multi-vendor and end-to-end ICT systems integrator offering design, build and manage services.
Visionaire’s diversified ICT solutions reach across multiple customer segments in education, government, hospitality and corporate institutions offering High Performance ICT Infrastructure, Immersive Communications and Collaboration, Robust Data Center and Cloud Deployment; and Efficient Professional and Managed Services.
Visionaire operates from its 130,000 sqft custom-built Corporate Campus in JAFZA, UAE and has operations in 8 cities with over 600 talented engineers, subject matter experts and solution architects. Visionaire designed and built solutions are deployed in more than 40,000 commercial and public sector venues using its proven TECHNOMICS™ best-of-breed systems integration model.
About InfoComm International
InfoComm International® is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV standards, market research and news. Its training, certification and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.