The 1st edition of the Blue Ocean Awards in India will be broadcasted from Umagine Chennai in India tomorrow March 24

The 1st edition of the Blue Ocean Awards in India will be broadcasted from Umagine Chennai in India tomorrow March 24

The Blue Ocean Awards, the Department of Information Technology and Digital Services of the Government of Tamil Nadu, the General Consulate of France in Pondicherry and Chennai, Saint-Gobain India and Umagine Chennai announce the live broadcast of the 1st Indian Blue Ocean Awards ceremony on YouTube this Friday March 24 from 5.30pm

The Blue Ocean Awards are directly inspired by the blue ocean strategy, which stems from the research works of the two INSEAD Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne on business strategy through value innovation. In their world bestsellers Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean SHIFT, they deciphered how any company by the simultaneous pursuit of differentiation and low cost can open up a new market space and create new demand.

The Blue Ocean Awards – created in 2014 by Alban Eral with the support of the French Ministry of Economy and Finances and HEC Paris – continue to spread internationally. After being extended in South Africa and Senegal in 2021, the major event Umagine Chennai hosts this Friday March 24 the jury and the ceremony of the 1st Indian edition of the Blue Ocean Awards. The jury session will take place in the morning, led by professional investors and international corporations as Saint-Gobain India. The Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai will also be part of the jury.

Ceremony will be live streamed March 24 from 5.30pm [UTC + 5:30], with introduction by Hon’ble Thiru T Mano Thangaraj, Minister, Information Technology & Digital Services, Government of Tamil Nadu, Mrs. Lise Talbot Barré, Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai, and Dr. Sanjay Tyagi Director of Software Technology Parks of India.

You can attend in person the ceremony at the Main Hall of Umagine Chennai or watch it live from this direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICxWnhkbg4A&t=28899s

The ceremony agenda of the 24th of March will be as follows:

17:25 – 17:30    Welcome message by Director of Software Technology Parks of India (Dr Sanjay Tyagi)

17:35 – 17:40    Introduction by Founder of the Blue Ocean Awards (Mr. Alban Eral)

17:40 – 17:45    Introduction speech by Hon’ble Minister for Information Technology and Digital Services (Mr. Thiru T Mano Thangaraj)

17:45 – 17:50    Introduction speech by Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai (Mrs. Lise Talbot Barré)

17:50 – 18:00    Blue Ocean Award Societal Reward: given by Hon’ble Minister for Information Technology and Digital Services, Consul General of France and Software Technology Parks of India

18:00 – 18:10    Blue Ocean Award Baby Reward: given by Saint-Gobain India: Managing Director (Mr. A.R Unnikrishnan), R&D Director (Mr. Kumar Kartik) and CDIO (Mr. Govindarajan Kumaradevan)

18:10 – 18:20    Blue Ocean Award Mentor Reward: given by Lok Capital (Mr. Vignesh Ramanujam), Air France KLM India (Mr. Claude Sarre) and INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy (Prof. George EAPEN)

18:20 – 18:25    Conclusion by the President of the Jury & Group photo

Out of more than a hundred of applications received, we reveal here the 10 finalist companies pitching at the jury:

March 24, from 10am [UTC+5:30] the 10 finalists pitches at the jury will be live on the Blue Ocean Awards YouTube channel from this direct link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKFibRxh_CBzvdPrSWjbRg

Press contact

Bertrand Espitalier

Chief Communication Officer – Blue Ocean Awards

+336 63 12 77 44, communication@blue-awards.com

About the Blue Ocean Awards

The Blue Ocean Awards were created in 2014 by Alban Eral with the French Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Recovery and HEC Paris business school. The Blue Ocean Awards are the only event in the world rewarding companies that have followed a successful blue ocean strategy, which aims at creating and capturing uncontested market space far from the competition.

About Umagine Chennai

Highlights of Umagine Chennai ‘23:

3 Days | 7 Tracks | 100+ Sessions | 150+ Exhibitors | 250+ Speakers | 10K+ Delegates

The seven focus areas include Green Mobility, Future of Digital, AgriNext, Climate Change & Sustainability, Healthcare & Lifesciences, New Frontiers and Tech for Good, showcasing technologies such as AI ML, Data Sciences, Blockchain, Web3, Cybersecurity, AR VR, and Advance Connectivity 5G/6G among others.

For more information on Umagine Chennai ’23 please visit: Umagine Chennai

About Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain, a worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions for the construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance.  The Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose of, “MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME”.

Saint-Gobain Group in India

Saint-Gobain India, over the years has achieved a strong and profitable growth and built its reputation in the country as a highly known brand. Today, it is a leader in all its major businesses in the region.

Saint-Gobain Glass in India

Saint-Gobain’s Glass business in India manufactures a wide variety of flat glass products and solutions – from Clear to High-Performance, from Lacquered to Fire-Rated glass, among others, for architectural and automotive requirements, not just for India but also for the world. Setting foot in India over two decades back, today, Saint-Gobain is considered a strong Technology and Market Leader shaping the industry with a wide range of advanced products and solutions.

Key Saint-Gobain figures:

€51.2 billion in sales in 2022, 168,000 employees, located in 76 countries.

Committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050

For further information, please contact: Shravan K / shravan.k@saint-gobain.com

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