Watches can never be extinct, says Suparna Mitra, CEO of Titan Watches

HYDERABAD, July 4 (The CONNECT) – Are watches competing with mobile phones? Are cell phones making watches obsolete? Suparna Mitra, CEO of Titan Watches & Wearable Devices says a big NO.

She was in conversation with Priya Gazdar, Chairperson, FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), Hyderabad Chapter at a session on the TATA Legacy —Living Values at T-Hub here on Thursday evening.

Stating that there is no doubt the functionalities of each other of these two gadgets or devices interchanging, Mitra said there could be no comparison. “Watches are bought for different reasons such as status symbol, gifting for occasions – anniversaries, milestone achievements, festivals , accessorising, and means of self-expression– who you are,” she said. “Your watch tells a story about who you are. None of these are possible by mobile phone,” said Suparna Mitra.

The CEO of Titan delved into the core values, challenges during the covid, her leadership skills, strategies behind brands and operational mantras, that have guided the Tata Group to become India’s pride and a globally respected powerhouse. And of course, her journey to the helm of Titan Co. Ltd., a gem of this wonderful conglomerate.
FLO audience in rapt attention
Titan is a people-centric company. If I say it is people-oriented, how can it simultaneously be performance-oriented? you may ask.  If you take care of the people, people will take care of the company she said.

“We are in the business of fashion and lifestyle. Indian women made many of our brands successful,” she said. Together, women are much more beautiful than when they are alone.

Besides being a CEO of TitanWatches, she is currently serving on the Board of Governors of IIM Kozhikode and has previously served on the board of Tata Power Solar. She is also an Independent Director of the Board of Swiggy.

Giving opening remarks, Priya Gazdar, Chairperson of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) Hyderabad said the Tata Group, a hundred and sixty years now, has woven its legacy into the very fabric of the nation, touching lives with its unwavering commitment to ethical principles, people-centric values, and humane approach that are its very lifeblood, Priya said.

From steel to automobiles, IT to consumer goods, edibles to wearables, is a testament to their deep-seated belief in giving back to society. Through tireless innovation, employee empowerment, and steadfast adherence to ethical governance, the Tata Group continues to inspire and uplift, giving the business world, and even the common man, lessons to learn from, and emulate, Priya added,

At FLO too, Priya said they strive incessantly, to imbibe best practices from across industries, and act with a deep sense of responsibility towards the society and environment.