SAP India and TV9 Network team up for Dare To Dream Awards 2022

SAP India and TV9 Network team up for Dare To Dream Awards 2022

Award will celebrate the 'Pioneers of New India.’

Dare To Dream Awards 2022

Mumbai: After receiving a tremendous response, SAP and the TV9 Network are returning with the Dare to Dream Awards to honour the "Pioneers of New India" from domestic businesses in 2021.

As India celebrates 75 years of independence and plans its next 25-year journey to become a global leader, business pioneers have been and will continue to be the guiding light in realising this ambition. And this year, the Dare to Dream Awards will honour these business titans who are leading India's charge toward becoming a developed nation by 2047.

It captures the determined entrepreneurial journey of these outstanding SME entities to embrace a digital-first culture for innovation and growth, allowing India to make giant strides toward becoming a first-world country. 

Commenting on the awards, SAP Indian Subcontinent president & managing director Kulmeet Bawa said, "SAP's journey in India has always been aligned with nation-building programmes that have had a significant impact on over 300 million Indians. We have always believed in the combined strength of India's mid-market and have promoted their development, whether it is serving as a technology partner to develop a workforce of the future, being a trusted advisor to the SME community, or boosting the nation's innovation ecosystem. This programme aims to recognise and honour all business heroes leading us towards the development of the new India."

The awards also aim to honour corporate bravehearts who have persevered in the face of unpredictable, complex, and confusing situations that keep surprising them, particularly at a time when economies throughout the world are experiencing significant headwinds.

Talking about TV9 Network's commitment towards the India SME ecosystem, TV9 Network chief growth officer Raktim Das said: "SAP and TV9 Network stay invested in the idea of recognising SMEs to eventually help fully leverage their potential for the India growth story. India has emerged as the only bright spot in an otherwise faltering international economy. And SMEs have a huge role to play in insulating us from global shocks. And that's why it's critical to acknowledge our homegrown businesses. The Dare to Dream Awards are a tribute to all those visionary business leaders who have demonstrated innovation and a digital mindset, converting adversity into advantage. And we are happy to continue to be a part of this exciting journey with SAP."

SAP Indian Subcontinent Midmarket and Emerging Business vice president Rajeev Singh added, "Indian MSMEs and its business leaders hold power to transform not just India's economy but also the lives of billions of Indians. They account for 27 per cent of the total contribution to India's GDP, with considerable headroom for growth. As we celebrate 75 years of India's independence, we are gearing up for the journey of the next 75 years, which is being shaped by pioneers of the new India."

The awards function will be held on 16 November, 2022 in Mumbai. It will be telecast on India's leading national news channel, TV9 Bharatvarsh, with substantial digital amplification across TV9's digital platforms.