Mumbai, February 10, 2010: NASSCOM today announced the winners of the sixth NASSCOM Global Leadership Awards. The Awards, conceptualized and presented by NASSCOM, seek to recognize some of the most renowned names from the world of business and technology. They will be presented to individuals for their role in building business excellence and technology leadership within their organizations, in the areas such as vision, excellence in IT usage, innovation and business leadership.
This year’s winners will be felicitated by Shri Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology at the evening awards ceremony on the sidelines of the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2010, on February 10th, 2010 in Mumbai.
The Business Leader Award is for an individual who has managed to look ahead into the future and define the direction of the organization. This award is for the individual who would have set the company on a path of innovation, customer responsiveness and corporate governance and enabled it to achieve rapid growth and profitability. This year’s winner of Business Leader Award is Mr. Anshu Jain, Global Markets and Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank, AG.
“It is truly an honour to accept the Business Leader award from NASSCOM. The award is a reflection of the positive role played by Deutsche Bank in the global financial industry during the recent financial crisis. I thank the NASSCOM jury for nominating me for this prestigious award,” Anshu Jain said on receiving the award.
The CIO Award for excellence in IT usage goes to an individual who has helped put in place a strong IT/BPO strategy within the organization, and encouraged the extensive use of technology for achieving business goals and operational excellence. This year’s winner of the CIO Award is Mr Filippo Passerini, President Global Business Services & CIO, Procter & Gamble.
“I am humbled at this recognition of our performance, which goes to P&G people, who everyday with great passion and commitment created transformational capabilities for our business. This is particularly important for us because effective use of IT is what we want to drive for our organization,” Passerini said on receiving the award.
The Business Innovation Award goes to the leader who has managed to distinguish itself in a competitive market through business model innovation. The Award is for the leader who has spearheaded or championed such innovation and enabled the organization to rank among the creative, “out-of-the-box” thinking firms within the world of business. This year’s winner is Mr Dana S Deasy, Group CIO, British Petroleum.
Accepting the award, Dana Deasy said, “This is a great recognition for the hard work, commitment and skills – of both the BP team and our able partners. To me, innovation is not just about developing a new, cutting edge technology, but also being able to quickly adapt to a changing environment or working an old process more efficiently – and that’s what our IT transformation program at BP has successfully delivered.”
The Vision Award recognizes an influential leader for his pioneering work on globalization, economic development and business strategy. This year’s winner for is Mr Stephen Roach, Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia.
“I am especially honoured to receive the Vision Award in that it underscores the benefits of my greatest passion – active and vigorous engagement in the thought leadership debate”, said Stephen Roach.
NASSCOM® is the premier trade body of the IT software and services industry in India. Its focus is on ensuring the growth of the IT industry in India, on promoting the use of IT for economic and social benefit, and promoting global trade in IT.
NASSCOM has over 1200 members, of which about 250 are global companies from US, UK, EU and APAC countries. These include the biggest Indian and foreign IT companies, as also SMEs and even start-ups. They are in the business of software development, software services, software products, consulting services, R&D services, ITeS-BPO services, e-commerce and web services, engineering services and animation and gaming. NASSCOM’s member companies constitute over 95% of the Indian IT industry’s revenues in India and directly employ over 2.3 million professionals.
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