CDK Global Convergence 2021: Celebrating Success and Togetherness

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CDK Global India, a family of over 1400 employees along with the support of their families outperformed in all key areas,  engagement, collaboration and productivity during the global pandemic

 A unique and innovative virtual CDK Global Convergence 2021

CDK Global India – CDK Global, a leading global provider of integrated information technology solutions, appreciated the contributions made by its employees during the pandemic in its 6th rendition of CDK Global Convergence 2021, the annual Family Day event. This year, it was also the first virtual Convergence with a unique theme of ‘The House Family Party’which was also extended to the recent CDK Alumni alongwith the current employees and their families to cherish the team’s success and celebrate together. The event was streamed on an innovative technology platform with a beautiful virtual stage that delivered a unique experience to the audience spread across various cities in India. The online event platform had Games Castle, Dr. FunStorm, Live Magic and Astro Speak along with CDK Stalls playing throwback videos, hall of fame high-achievers, talent showcases and highlighted the organization’s commitment towards community and their strong focus on Inclusion & Diversity. The Main Stage performances were hosted in a creative format as the Chitramma’s Show with My Friend Ganesha mimicking famous Bollywood artistsalongwith ‘Paanchka Punch’, a live audience interaction poll which added to the fun quotient. Our special kids from CSR partners Snehalaya and Cherish Foundations in Pune and Hyderabad respectively were also an integral part of the show and displayed their amazing talents.

CDK employees and their family members performed various cultural and pop musical items to entertain the audience

The virtual stage event started with a family montage video that showcased the enthusiasm and creativity to beat the new normal and keep the spirit of togetherness intact. The CDK Global family swayed to the performances by kids, employees and their family members on the groovy beat of hit songs like; Shape of you, Husna hai Suhana, Galla Godiyan, ZNMD Fame Senorita as well as laughed and enjoyed the skit performances like Basanti Returns and the live DJ to wind up in style. ‘CDK Unplugged’ which is an in-house band from CDK Global (India) also performed on the public demand alongwith showstopper leaders performances that made the event more alluring than ever. To complete the family house party experience, the company also delivered an exclusive gift alongwith providing food coupons to the employee’s residences to enable them make the most of the Saturday evening fun together.

 The Main Stage performances were presented in a creative format called the Chitramma’s Show

Arvind Chaturvedi, Managing Director, CDK Global India, while addressing the family members during the event said, “2020, the year of the pandemic had presented us with unique challenges and tested the spirits of our team like never before. Despite the odds, I am proud to state that our team has outperformed itself and has produced exponential results. Such display of enthusiasm and conviction by our team members and stakeholders is a blessing for the entire CDK Global Family. I also take the opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to our family members, who have been an absolute pillar of strength for each of our employee, keeping our morale high and taking care of our well-being at all times, to help us function and deliver our best. CDK Global Family is stronger than ever before and it shall continue to grow together and achieve greater heights in the year 2021.”

Arvind Chaturvedi MD CDK global virtually addressing the audience at convergence 2021

During the event, the employees were recognized for their efforts and contributions by presenting awards including Dronacharya, You Make a Difference, SPARK and Silent STAR.  CDK Global Convergence 2021 is a special event as the year 2020 was filled with unique challenges as well as opportunities to innovate in the new normal and much more. However, the fact that the CDK Family stood strong and grew closer together more than ever before is a testament of its core values and culture as a Great Place to Work Certified organization in the year 2020.

An Opening classical dance performance by one the CDK employee

About CDK Global, Inc.

With approximately $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 30,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process, including the acquisition, sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles. Visit cdkglobal.com.

A virtual bus ride to the CDK convergence grand venue