smart 50
11 Sep

ZED Digital’s Sumithra Jagannath Honored as a SMART 50

2017 Central Ohio Smart 50

There are executives in Central Ohio who work within and just outside of 270. They may not have their names on buildings (yet), but these leaders are making decisions that impact the future of all of us in the city of Columbus. The September issue of Smart Business Columbus is bringing these SMART 50 leaders to the forefront to recognize these impressive individuals who run these dynamic local companies. ZED Digital is proud to share that our very own President and CEO, Sumithra Jagannath, is a 2017 honoree on this distinguished list.

So, what makes a leader deserving of this coveted award? “Inspiring stories, passion, and people who love what they do and it shows in their excitement and vision,” says Jayne Gest, Associate Editor, of Smart Business Columbus. On September 19, 2017, Sumithra with 49 of her distinguished peers will be recognized at a formal awards dinner at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel.

Sumitra’s team at ZED Digital, along with her clients, are not surprised of Sumithra’s coveted award because passion is what keeps Sumithra Jagannath and ZED Digital going in a competitive software and digital marketing landscape. Sumithra has also been a first in many of her accomplishments. Starting the company fresh out of college, as a woman-owned business, she now has been delivering data aggregation solutions for over 20 years. ZED Digital is one of only a handful of firms in the country capable of providing web personalization. A true visionary, Sumithra knows web personalization is the next technology trend as companies that offer personalized websites, see on average, a 19 percent increase in online sales. As part of the Smart City project, ZED Digital under Sumithra’s leadership has delivered website services for clients such as the Central Ohio Transit Authority, the City of Gahanna, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

If you are interested in attending this special celebration to honor Sumithra and the other recipients, you can learn more at


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