GIL India 2018: Leadership & Wining through Change


Frost & Sullivan’s annual flagship event – Growth Innovation & Leadership (GIL) India 2018 – will deliberate upon growth of retooling businesses in an exponential manner, against a rapidly evolving global landscape.

  • Client

    Growth Innovation & Leadership (GIL) India 2018

  • Services

    Learning how to leverage innovation as a resource to address global challenges.

  • Technologies

    Business 4.0

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In its 10th consecutive year, Frost & Sullivan will host its annual flagship event, the Growth Innovation & Leadership (GIL) India 2018 Summit, on October 10th at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. This year’s theme “Leading and Winning in an Era of Unprecedented Change” will bring together Executive Leadership teams to deliberate strategies and growth drivers as the country marches ahead despite disruptive business trends. Digital Transformation in the wake of convergence and unprecedented disruptions continue to have a significant impact on businesses.


Over the ten years of GIL India, the summit has witnessed over 1200 participating companies, 1500 C-suite attendees, 20+ innovative workshops and several illustrious panelists. The summit continues to bring together a global network of today’s best thinkers, visionaries and thought leaders, learning how to leverage innovation as a resource to address global challenges.

Transformation is an imperative for enterprises to succeed, which transcends technology, business, and society. The summit will discuss a holistic approach toward digital transformation that will not only reshape the organisational culture but also endow businesses with the desired results.


Talking about the 10th edition, Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan said, “Businesses are entering an era of unprecedented change. Over the years, our GIL community has evolved and always been instrumental in creating opportunities, ideas and enabled futurist thinking, in this ever changing landscape. This year too, GIL India will provide insights to fuel sustainable top-line revenue growth and create customer value and develop long-term competitive advantages. The next phase of transformational growth will be determined by creating and sustaining an organisation that thrives on change. Technology will once again change the way we work, communicate, and engage with customers and partners. To capitalise on the next wave of growth opportunities, organisations today will need to leverage technology as a key differentiator whilst offering value in the delivery of outcomes. Most importantly, Business Model Innovation will remain critical for the long-term success of businesses.”


The Summit opens with the session “Technology Opportunity Engines: Drive Exponential Growth in Your Organisation”, which aims to highlight how agile organisations will be the ones to succeed in times of disruption, ambiguity, and uncertainty. The keynote panel will explore the metrics of an “Agile Organisation”, the key market trends that are repositioning industries for the digital era and emerging new business models. The session seeks answers on how to capitalise on emerging opportunities and best practices for success.


An interactive workshop on Top 50 Technologies will provide strategic guidance, expert insights and actionable ideas on the hottest 50 technologies that will change the direction and landscape of multiple industries over the next five years and beyond, and will pack maximum potential to fuel global innovation, spawn innovative products and services, and drive commercial growth.


GIL India 2018 Summit will broaden perspectives on key subjects including Mobility, Healthcare, etc. The summit promises to be a unique blend of Q&A sessions, keynotes, panel discussions with Thought Leaders alongside industry stalwarts such as Dr Satchidananda Ray, Head Strategic Marketing and MI, Indian Subcontinent South Asia, Philips; Arun Devaraj, Engineering Head India, Visteon Corporation; Deepangshu Dev Sarmah, Editor-in-Chief, Auto Tech Review; Abhinav Aggarwal, CEO, Fluid AI (Trutech); Deepak Pareek, CEO, MyCrop Technologies and many others.


Frost & Sullivan will also recognise India’s most ground-breaking establishments at the 2018 India Best Practices Awards Banquet, to be held in the evening on the same day. The awards will recognise and honour pioneering companies showcasing leading business models and operational excellence.


The event is supported by media partners – Automation Connect, Auto Tech Review, CIO Insider, Commercial Vehicle, DigiAnalysis, Electronics Bazaar, Industrial Automation, Manufacturing Today, MTLEXS, Sustainability Next, and The Smart CEO.


Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community.


Caption Pix1: Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner, Frost & Sullivan.