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Innovation led Disruption: The Reality

by Sangeeta Gupta, Snr. VP, NASSCOM for NTLF 2019 If we were to describe current times in the shortest possible way, we would do so by saying “Future is Closer.” All thanks to the tech advancements today due to which future events seem closer and quite accessible. For instance, watching Sophia – the first humanoid citizen – spoke at the Nasscom India Leadership forum 2018 and other such events. it is not just enthralling but it also brings back vivid memories of the casual discussions that most of us had about Robots going mainstream, not very long ago. The business community finally seems to have embraced the technological revolution and has begun adapting to a new era of emerging technologies. These range from artificial intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) to ...

Leadership Next

By C P Gurnani – MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra Whenever we talk of transformation, we often reference it back to the ‘forces’ that made the transition possible. While there is always a product or service related innovation backing that transition, the real credit goes to the vision of the person who first saw the opportunity. I believe that our life is a manifestation of the choices we make. The craft of saying ‘yes’ to some possibilities truly define how impactful we are going to be in our life. I believe that good leadership requires not just the right knowledge and skills, but also critical thinking and foresight, to be a cut above the rest. Steering the company on a high-growth trajectory and rallying people behind requires an energetic and charismatic leadership. One look around u...

‘Bringing people to the core of digital transformation’

By Rishad Premji, Chief Strategy Officer & Member of the Board, Wipro Limited and Chairman, NASSCOM Jeff Bezos recently told a gathering of all Amazon employees that the demise of Amazon is inevitable. He said large companies, and Amazon certainly fits the definition of large, tend to have life spans that run for thirty odd years, not a hundred. He said Amazon could actually go bankrupt someday! Ironically, the occasion was the bankruptcy of Sears, a storied American retailer which filed for bankruptcy last month, thanks, in part, to Amazon eroding the traditional retail business model. Never known to pull his punches, Jeff’s point was just not about humility, he also wanted Amazon employees to know that they could postpone the company’s inevitable demise by focusing on the...

The Changing World and what is Next for Businesses

This blog is authored by Ms. Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM The headwinds of change are incredibly powerful and unless negotiated well, they can disrupt businesses or even whole industries to the point of extinction. It doesn’t have to sound this ominous of course and for those who are prepared to change, the direction of the wind can work to their great advantage even. First and foremost, what’s required is a talent overhaul. This is a global challenge which has to be addressed and is not restricted to India alone. In 2014, the share of digital revenue (Indian IT) was about 4 per cent, today it’s nearly twenty and by 2030 it’s estimated to be ~ 40%. On the one hand, there’s a phenomenal increase in digital and on the other, there’s a decoupling of incremental revenue and net additions ...