In 2016, Gilbarco launched its first innovation marathon – Innovathon – across three continents: India, Italy and the United States. Inspired by the FedEx’s innovation conference known as "FedEx Day" and North America's equivalent FedEx event "Ship it," Giovanni Carapelli, VP Global Innovation, shares why they launched this global innovation program.
"Innovation is the vital energy for any organization, the blood of any business. It needs to flow across any level, any team to assure the "hunger" for change is kept alive and recognized with no 'top-down' barriers. The Innovathon events unleash this energy, foster passion and give all the participants a unique opportunity to have an impact in the future of the Company", said Carapelli.