Rupal Thanawala, CEO of Trident Systems and Tech Editor of Indianapolis Recorder was presented with the prestigious PACESetter Tech Excellence Award at the 45th National BDPA Conference in Atlanta. BDAP National Leadership team said, “This award is presented to individuals who have pioneered new or leveraged existing technology to solve critical industry, business, or technical problems. Nominees have been recognized internally and/or externally as an expert or pioneers in their field, contribute significant business efficiency or quantifiable results, and willingly share their knowledge with others. We chose Rupal because of her pioneering work leveraging SAP in solving problems for her clients. Also, it was because of her dedication to BDPA over the years. She’s always willing to give her assistance with the strategic direction of BDPA and participate as a speaker in the conference to share best practices in tech and innovative topics”. Ms. Thanawala is a lifetime member of BDPA and serves as a founding board member of the Indianapolis Chapter for over a decade.

Ms. Thanawala’s keynote presentation “GPS For Entrepreneurs” received an overwhelming response and attendees walked away with key learnings of different strategies, business models, funding options, opportunity ideas, and tactical steps to start a tech business based. The presentation inspired the attendees to take the next bold step to start a tech business.

The 45th national conference included sessions for professionals and an Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition, and mentoring sessions. Additionally, the conference included focused activities and competitions for the youth: Career Fair Readiness Sessions for College Students, Professional Symposiums for College Students, Youth Technology Camp, High School Coding Competition, an eSports Tournament, and IT Showcase.

Robert Shegog, CEO of Indianapolis Recorder said, “We congratulate Rupal on this well-deserved recognition. As the Recorders’ tech editor, Rupal fearlessly navigated the ever-evolving world of technology while advocating tirelessly for diversity and inclusivity. She has been at the forefront of innovative tech reporting, bringing cutting-edge insights and consistently demonstrating a profound understanding of complex systems and how to drive inclusive change. She has tirelessly worked to bridge the digital divide and create more equitable opportunities for all. Not to mention, she does all this while leading an innovative global tech consulting firm focussing”.

Trident Systems provides innovative solutions for innovation, transformation, and automation using SAP S/4 HANA technology. They have niche products and services for financial and regulatory compliance, and global E-invoicing. Trident Systems is Women and Minority owned business based in Fisher, Indiana.