Zinnov hosts “Zinnov Awards & Recognition Program 2012"

Bangalore, July 17, 2012: Zinnov, a leading Globalization and Market Expansion advisory firm, recently hosted “Zinnov Awards and Recognition Program 2012”, thereby recognizing leaders in different categories across the MNC R&D fraternity in IndiaWith its third year in running, the program this year received a whopping 140+ nominations across the different categories.
Speaking about the awards, Mr. Pari Natarajan, CEO, Zinnov, said, “The Zinnov Awards and Recognition Program 2012, in its third year, has gained significant momentum as compared to the previous years. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners and wish them the best for their future endeavors”.
Award Categories and Winners:

Category 1: Technical Role Model - External Jury and Nomination Based

This category of award is an individual contributor award and recognizes technology stalwarts who have served by example and inspired individuals, both within their organization and beyond to emulate them and follow a technical career path.
1) Uresh Vahalia, Corporate Vice President : EMC India Center of Excellence
2) Shalini Kapoor, Executive IT Architect: IBM – India Software Labs
3) Ganesan Vivekanandan, Principal Engineer - Systems & Technology: Ericsson India Global Services, BNET R&D India
4) Ritesh Kumar Gupta, InfoSphere Architect: IBM – India Software Labs
Category 2: High Impact Global Roles - Jury and Nomination Based

This category of award is an individual award, which recognizes individuals’ who are successfully playing a global role from India. It assessed the impact that the individual has created given his/her vision, business acumen, span of control and influence.
1)    Gerd Hoefner, CEO : Siemens Corporate Development Center
2)    Suhas A. Kelkar, Chief Technology Officer (APAC): BMC Software India Pvt. Ltd.
3)    Anupam Pahuja, General Manager,Head Paypal India: PayPal India Private Limited
Category 3: Great Place to Innovate – External Jury and Nomination Based

This category of award is a companywide award, which recognizes MNC R&D centers that are focused on innovation and have made concerted efforts across four key enablement areas - culture, conditions, process and metrics. The assessment criteria focused on how conducive to innovation the environment is and also the degree of pervasiveness.
Winners :
1)      Yahoo India R&D
2)      Intuit India
3)      EMC India Center of Excellence
Category 4: Innovation – Potential to Solve Large Problems – External Jury and Nomination Based

This category of award is a companywide award and acknowledges organizations that have successfully solved or are in the process of solving large problems that have or will have a significant impact on society.  The problems being addressed by these products/solutions could be planet scale or restricted to developed/emerging markets with the India Center playing a significant role in the initiative.
Winners :
1)      Intuit India - txtWeb
2)      IBM – India Software Labs- IT Analytics
3)      Special Mention : Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt. – Affordable Single ECU Gasoline and Gas (CNG / LPG)
Category 5: Most Successful Attrition Management - Jury and Nomination Based

This category of award is a companywide award to recognize those MNC R&D centers that have successfully managed attrition despite the industry average of ~17% in the last year. The assessment criteria apart from the attrition numbers looked at the proactive measures taken as well as the innovative practices introduced to develop and retain people.
1)    Siemens Corporate Development Center India
2)    PayPal India Private Limited
3)    Amdocs India
Category 7: Transformation - Jury and Nomination Based                               

This category is a companywide award that recognizes companies who are leaders in the R&D Industry in India, and have rapidly evolved in their journey from being a pure play cost center to a value center. The assessment criteria included capability development, innovation programs introduced, ecosystem connects established and acquisition of funding.
1)    EMC India Center of Excellence
2)    Manhattan Associates (India) Development Center Pvt. Ltd.
Category 8: Ecosystem Enablement: Jury and Nomination Based

A) Universities

This category is a companywide award, which recognized MNC R&D Centers that have contributed significantly to the development of the University R&D Ecosystem in India. The assessment criteria included the depth, scale and quality of interaction with tier-1 and tier-2 universities.
1)    Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd.
2)    Texas Instruments India Pvt. Ltd.
3)   IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

B) Start-ups

This category is a companywide award that distinguishes MNC R&D Centers, which have reached out to a large number of startups and have successfully evangelized, mentored and partnered with them to establish platforms or to fill product portfolio gaps or to foster new technology innovation.
1)    Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd.
2)    Citrix

C) Developers

This companywide award recognizes MNC R&D Centers, who have made inroads in cultivating the developer ecosystem in India and have successfully created a platform that has enabled the development of cutting edge technology
1)    Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd.
2)    Yahoo India R&D

D) Service Providers

This companywide award recognizes MNC R&D centers that have effectively leveraged Service Providers in a true partnership model to address a market need. The selection process was based on the duration of partnerships, depth of collaboration, successful outcomes and market impact.
1)      NetApp India Private Limited
About Zinnov

Founded in 2002, Zinnov – meaning Zeal in Innovation – is a leading Globalization and Market Expansion Advisory firm, with specialization in areas like Global Sourcing, Emerging Markets Expansion, Human Capital Optimization, Small & Medium Businesses, Innovation, Cloud Computing and Enterprise Mobility. Zinnov provides advice to global leaders in business and technology and works collectively with them to tackle prevailing organizational challenges by analyzing changing dynamics, improving performance, and building institutional capability. The services delivered to its clients through advanced reasoning and analytical techniques, provides solutions that help in integrating organizational vision, business definition and processes.