The inaugural edition of Team Marksmen Network’s Most Innovative Companies of India 2023, presented by Marksmen Daily on September 27 in Mumbai, has underscored the importance of being open to diverse perspectives and embracing unconventional idea.
This industry-centric platform showcased how innovation is being harnessed to create cutting-edge, inclusive change that reshapes the fabric of industry and society. India, with its vast talent pool, has become a global hub for innovation. From pioneering advances in information technology to breakthroughs in pharmaceuticals, Indian innovators have consistently made their mark on the world stage.
The event saw speakers ponder the impact of tech-enabled innovation on the consumer landscape, how to foster a culture of innovation across the breadth of an organisation, and how innovations are reshaping the face of India as we know it today, with the speaker lineup including Nikhil Malhotra, Chief Innovation Officer, Tech Mahindra; Satyen Kumar Jadeja, Technology Leader, IBM India and South Asia; Nikita Rana, Founder, Spotlight; Abhay Tandon, Digital Innovation Officer, TVS Motor Company; Bhuvaneshwari Cheruvu, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Areteans; Dr. Richard Lobo, Head Innovation, Tata Chemicals; Sumant Sood, Head Innovation, Titan Company Limited; Satish Satyarthi, Chief Innovation & R&D Officer, Eureka Forbes Limited; and Shri. Sumnesh Joshi, Deputy Director General (Joint Secretary Level), Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India.
New age Leadership in Focus
The event delved deep into the minds of leaders and reveals stories unheard of, revealing answers to some of the most fundamental questions of our times, such as the criticality of leading with purpose, integrity, and empathy; or building high-performance teams that remain resilient in the face of adversity, and mulling over the very essence of new-age leadership.
The event was also witness to an exclusive recognition ceremony, that put the Most Innovative Companies of India 2023 front and centre. This celebration of remarkable companies spanned pioneering conglomerates to disruptive startups that exemplify the spirit of innovation driving change, leveraging technology, and creating value for all stakeholders.
These organisations have been pushing boundaries, inspiring change, and redefining industries, and their achievements were rightly lauded by an audience of industry leaders. This unique research-based initiative was shaped by insights gleaned from an industry-wide consumer study conducted by LeadCap Ventures.
Those recognised in a glittering recognition ceremony included boAt Lifestyle, Bridgestone, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, Eureka Forbes Limited, Gigabyte Technology India Pvt Ltd, Godrej Appliances, HDFC Life GEM Program, ICL – Growing Solutions India, Nureca Ltd, Poona Shims Private Limited, State Bank of India, Tata Chemicals Limited, Tech Mahindra, Tirth Agro Technology, (Shaktiman), Titan Company Limited, VistaPrint India and Windcare India Private Limited.
In his comments, Sharad Gupta, Co-Founder, Team Marksmen Network, said that Innovation has been a free bird flitting across industry horizons, knowing no boundaries and not bound by human limitations.
“Many times, the human spirit has proven that if you can dare to dream it, you can accomplish it. Whether it’s in Mumbai or Bengaluru, from New York to New Delhi, innovation is the driving force behind progress. Those recognised as Most Innovative Companies of India 2023 epitomise a culture of creativity and collaboration across the nation, embracing the spirit of India-centric innovation as a source of inspiration. We salute their spirit, and hope it serves to be inspirational for others of their ilk,” he added.