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India and the Golden Era of EngineeringNXT

Are we ready for $100 Billion ER&D services from India by 2025? The time is ripe for India to open the doors to EngineeringNXT. A slew of new age technologies is taking center stage, spelling the beginning of the Golden Era for Engineering R&D Organizations in the country. According to a report by NASSCOM and consulting firm Zinnov, Indian Engineering and R&D (ER&D) services and products contributed US$36 Billion to revenue, overtaking those of BPM that stood at US$35 Billion (total revenue from the technology sector stood at US$177 Billion)1 in 2018-19. This trend is part of the steady progress demonstrated by India. In the decade between 1995 and 2005, India started delivering low-end engineering, like CAD/CAE, embedded software testing and validation services as part of ...

TechVoice: A Conundrum called “Business Requirement Document” alias “BRD”

Dr. Chandrika Kambam, Vice President – Clinical Services, Columbia Asia Group of Hospitals, on developing robust IT infrastructure in hospitals in line with their immediate needs Over the last couple of years, I had an opportunity to work closely with information technology (IT) team on various initiatives that we undertook to improve and support our business processes. I was the bridge between the team that executed the services on the ground and the technology team that put these systems in place. What I have observed is that very few systems meet 100% customer expectations in one go. There are always reiterations, innumerable versions of the systems that are released, before it meets even 90% of the end user needs. As I reflect on the various reasons for this, I was surprised to r...

LHIF Healthcare Insurance Roundtable: Transformation Through Digital Innovation

    Participants (from Left to Right) Surendra Tiwari, General Manager – Operations, National Health Authority Rajagopal Rudraraju, Sr VP and Product Head-Health & Health Claims, Tata AIG Deepak Bharadwaj, Director – Technology, Legato Health Technologies Jayshree Mapari, Manager Market Access, AstraZeneca Anuradha Sriram, Appointed Actuary, Aditya Birla Raghuram Janapareddy, Director – Lifesciences & Healthcare, NASSCOM Center of Excellence Rupesh Mehta, Chief Technology Officer, Reliance Health Insurance Gurdeep Singh Batra, VP, Health Underwriting, Bajaj Allianz Sanjeev Malhotra, CEO, NASSCOM Center of Excellence Suresh Rao Rane, Manager, NASSCOM Regional Office – West   Raghuram Janapareddy, NASSCOM Center of Excellence Health Insurance Industry is at an inflect...

“I personally have grown as a professional by learning, networking, and sharing my knowledge with the community through this platform” – Kumar Ahir, AR/VR Evangelist, OoBI

Good Design is one which instils confidence of success in its user(s). It’s a function of User, Context, Goals, and Constraints. A well designed product will always have radical empathy towards its users and elevates not just their experience but the quality of life too. Design many times is misinterpreted as one size fits all, whereas a well designed product works for constraints, be it business or market or user. You can’t have a good designed product which can’t survive the market or business. It has to stand the test of time and economy. A truly design-led innovation is always successful irrespective of time. Clear understanding of the needs of users, business, and stakeholders in the given context and market are the key ingredients for the success of design-led innovations. Design is ...

Is responsible design driven innovation the need of the day? – Girish Prabhu, Co Founder and Director, Institute for Design (Led) Entrepreneurship

For many in today’s world, design success is defined by innovation and an ability to create something appealing that caters to end users and other stakeholders. The current framework for being Design-Driven explores Desirability (or user needs), Feasibility (or technology) and Viability (business value) using a human-centred approach such as Design Thinking. A typical Design Thinking approach to develop concepts starts with Empathetic Research and a very iterative human-centred process. According to the Design Management Institute, design-conscious companies like Apple, Coca Cola, and Walt Disney see 10-year returns yielding 2.19 times (219%) that of the S&P 500. However this approach is flawed as it plays into human need and greed; creates efficient, fast and desirable experiences for...

Exploring the Next through design, an imperative for enterprises – Nandi, President, IxDA; Founder, Architempo

  Design isn’t just about aesthetics – let’s kill this 19th century industrial-romantic myth. Design isn’t just about thinking – let’s clean and reboot this early 21st century myth. So, where are we? In a “global scape” where the ratio signal to noise is getting lower and lower, as the communication landscape is driven more and more by social media enabled by techies not paying attention to consequences of some decisions taken in cubicles, enabled by bots lost in algorithms. Design is a loaded word, as innovation, as leadership; meaning so many things to so many stakeholders. Till recently, design was seen vertically as a discipline (sometimes lost in arty land because of the education systems in many places – education: another topic worth lengthy discussions – see you for the Edu pa...

“Shaasak’ to ‘Stakeholder’s” Governance

British Raaj and India post-independence typically had the spirit of ‘Shaasak and People’ for more than one reasons. Post-Independence, India was systematically an ‘Evolving Nation’ pretty much in all facets of lives, i.e. Politically, Economically, Socially, Internationally, … For anything and everything, everyone used to look at Government. The supremacy, dominance, and dependence on Government Systems and Bureaucracy was natural. It remained for longer times, still holds good, however a change is happening over years. Over years, systems and people have changed. There is a greater say & deeper involvement of ecosystem# players, however we still have a long way to go with much little time in hand. Now in fast moving & disruptive times, let’s say from 2030 perspective, the change ...

“The NASSCOM Design4India Design Awards is a goldmine where you get to meet industry design leaders” – Nitin Sethi, Vice President Digital, Indigo Airlines

In the lead up to NASSCOM Design4India Design Awards 2019, we asked our Design Titans jury panelist Nitin Sethi, about how the NASSCOM Design4India Design Awards is impacting the design ecosystem. Here are the key takeaways. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE NASSCOM DESIGN4INDIA INITIATIVE? As a participant, it’s a gold mine where you get to meet industry design leaders. I love the initiative from the core of my heart. It’s changing the way design has been perceived. Majority of businesses in India still need to realise the value of design. The ecosystem is becoming better and we are witnessing a huge change. The true potential and scale of the opportunities are yet to be encashed. The platform acts as a big booster between brands and talent. Both individuals and companies can leverage the platf...

Showcase your outstanding design-tech creations at Design Awards 2019

Why is design so important in our lives? You only have to look at premiums shelled out by Apple fans, to get a fair idea. Apple of course, has come to epitomise the element of design like no other. Their legacy has been passed on and remains sacrosanct even in the face of cut-throat competition. At NASSCOM Design4India, we are hosting the second edition of Design Awards. Through this platform, we recognise and celebrate the best creations, whereby the winning creators can proudly claim the prestigious Golden Spiral trophy. Overall, one of the major pillars on which NASSCOM stands today is INNOVATION, and design is intricately linked to innovation. In today’s paradigm, design has great potential. In this ocean of possibilities, we have segregated the nominations to five categories in experi...

Computers are able to see, hear and learn. Welcome to the future

Machine learning is the science of programming computers so they can learn from data.In machine learning systems can learn from data, identify patterns and make decisions with minimal human intervention. Examples of ML include the spam filter that flags messages in your email, the recommendation engine Netflix uses to suggest content you might like, and the self-driving cars being developed by Google and other companies. Machine learning today is not like machine learning of past It was born from pattern recognition to perform specific tasks; researchers interested in artificial intelligence wanted to see if computers could learn from data. While many machine learning algorithms have been around for a long time, the ability to automatically apply complex mathematical calculations to big da...