NASSCOM 7th Annual Global Leadership Awards 2011
7th Annual Global Leadership Awards has been announced by The National Association of Software & Services (NASSCOM).
The awards are an endeavour to recognize the work and achievements of thought leaders, who have contributed significantly towards building business excellence and thought leadership, by the use of vision, creativity, business acumen and technology, and have helped transform the world economy while adding extensively to India’s growth and development.
The Global Innovator Award has been awarded to Mr. Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO, Adobe Systems for breaking conventional processes going beyond marginal improvements in existing products and services and has managed to distinguish itself in a competitive market through deep and enduring innovation.
The Award for the Global Indian was conferred upon Prof. Raghuram G. Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago, for his outstanding work in the academic or business communities and proved himself as a visionary and thought leader.
Reigning World Chess Champion Mr. Viswanathan Anand was awarded with the Global Strategist Award for mastering many formats of World Chess Championships including Knockout, Tournament, Match, Rapid and Blitz, which has aided him in being one of the greatest strategists and tacticians today.
The Global Business Leader Award was given to Mr. Louis Chenevert, CEO & Chairman, UTC, for his endeavor towards setting UTC on a path of innovation, customer responsiveness and corporate governance and enabled it to achieve rapid growth and profitability.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Som Mittal, President NASSCOM, said,
“The past decade had taught us some tough lessons. Speculation and uncertainty precipitated by the economic downturn engulfed every nation in the world. However, the developments during the last year, demonstrated the resilience and maturity of India, driven by sound macroeconomic fundamentals. Recognizing that opportunities that lie ahead will be different from the past, the industry has redefined its aspirations for the next decade. The world is now collectively taking measures to explore new routes towards recovery and explore the drivers of this coming Decade. Together, we are building muscle towards a bright future with the new mantra of – Innovate, Redesign and Reinvent.”
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