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Zinnov Awards 2019 Recognizes the Titans of Tech, Organizations Breaking New Ground, and the Leaders Who are the Harbingers of Change
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Zinnov  hosts its annual  Awards  for the 10th  consecutive year, recognizing exceptional individuals and organizations at the forefront of technology innovation and transformation in Global Centers in India

BANGALORE, India, July 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Zinnov,  a leading global management consulting firm, hosted the 10th  edition of its marquee Awards on the 18th  of July at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Bengaluru.

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Zinnov Awards 2019 was not just about Global Centers blitzscaling for growth, but was also the year of the underdogs. The focus was to put those India centers in the limelight that have the ambition to transform as well as those that have readied themselves to accelerate to the next level. It equally emphasized the importance of recognizing not just the Goliaths of the technology ecosystem but the Davids too. It was an opportunity for new/emerging small scale Global Centers to showcase their concerted efforts to drive value from India. Interestingly, 2019 saw participation from Enterprise IT as well as Global Business Services (GBS) Global Centers apart from ER&D Global Centers.

The august gathering included senior leaders from the ecosystem, technology practitioners, forward-thinking innovators, industry stalwarts and the who's who of the MNC technology ecosystem. Zinnov  Awards  continues to be an acknowledged gold standard in recognizing the achievements and contributions of Global Centers in India, and this year too, saw an overwhelming response with over 300+ nominations from 150+ companies across 8 award  categories.

Award  Categories and Winners

Category 1:  Technical Role Model:  This category is an individual contributor  award  and recognizes those individuals who have been technology stalwarts and star contributors to the internal and external technology ecosystem. This year, a sub-category was created as well to recognize technologists who have created a significant impact in AI and Big Data Analytics.  


  • Technical Role Model (Senior-Level)  

a.   Vinay B Jammu from GE

b.   Ravi Chitloor from Data Protection Division, Dell Technologies

  • Technical Role Model (Mid-Level)

a.   Indrakant Borkar from Eli Lilly Services India Pvt. Ltd

  • Technical Role Model (AI & BDA)

a.   Dr Viswanath Gopalakrishnan from Samsung R&D Institute India - Bangalore  

Category 2: Disruptive Leadership:  This organization-wide award measures how Global Centers (ER&D, Enterprise IT, and GBS) are gearing themselves to become hubs for their organizations through a multitude of factors that help them stay a step ahead of the current and future disruptions.


  • Disruptive Leadership (Automation)  
    • Sony India Software Centre - GISC-India
  • Disruptive Leadership (IT)
    • Danske IT, India

Category 3: Open Innovators:  This award is to felicitate those global centers that have a structured open innovation strategy in India, engaged with a diverse set of ecosystem players, and partnered with them to foster innovation from India.


  • Intel India
  • Samsung R&D Institute India - Bangalore  
  • SociĂ©tĂ© GĂ©nĂ©rale Global Solution Center

Category 4: Great Place To Innovate:  This category is a company-wide  award  to recognize Global Centers focused on value creation from India and created a conducive environment for innovation from India across five key areas - Charter, Culture, Internal Programs, External Linkages, and Innovation Outcomes.  


  • NetApp India Pvt. Limited
  • DBS Asia Hub 2
  • Stryker Global Technology Center

Category 5: Inclusion and Diversity:  An organization-wide  award, this recognizes the centers that have established forward-thinking programs and are the gold standards for inclusion and diversity in India.


  • ANZ Bengaluru Service Centre
  • Dell Technologies

Category 6:   Workplace of the Future:  An award for organizations which are building skills for the future, embracing digital for employee experience, and leading the way in attracting as well as retaining top talent in the industry.


  • Schneider Electric Pvt. Ltd.
  • Eli Lilly Services India Pvt. Ltd.

Category 7: High Impact Global Roles:  A company-wide award, this is for those organizations that have successfully enabled and sustained global roles from India, that are critical for the organization's success.  


  • PayPal India Private Limited
  • Dell Technologies
  • Samsung R&D Institute India - Bangalore  

Category 8: Next Generation Women Leaders:  An individual contributor award, this felicitates women leaders in tech Global Centers who have created large scale impact through their business and technology expertise.  


  • Suparna Bhattacharya from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Saveetha Rudramoorthy from Amadeus Software Labs India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dr Sukanyya Misra from Mastercard, India  

Jury Special Mention:  This jury special mention award is a first where an organization was recognized for its exceptional work in a relatively short span in India.

  • NextGen Healthcare India Private Limited

About  Zinnov:

Founded in 2002, Zinnov is a global management and strategy consulting firm, with presence in  Silicon Valley, Houston,  Bangalore, and Gurgaon. Over the past 17 years, Zinnov has successfully consulted with over 250+ Fortune 500 customers to develop actionable insights that help them in their transformation journeys. With core expertise in Product Engineering and Digital Transformation, Zinnov assists clients by:

  • Providing research and strategy consulting for Technology Service Providers in the areas of Product Engineering and Digital Transformation;
  • Enabling companies to develop and optimize a global engineering partner strategy to achieve higher throughput, innovation, productivity, and cost savings;
  • Growing revenue for companies' products and services in  India  and other emerging markets;
  • Helping MNCs expand and/or consolidate their globalization footprint.

With their team of experienced professionals and research teams, Zinnov serves clients from across software, semiconductor, consumer electronics, automotive, storage, telecom & networking, healthcare, banking, financial services, and retail verticals in US,  Europe,  Japan, and  India.

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