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Healthcare Begins at Home

NASSCOM CoE fostering Innovation and Thought Leadership on Technology for better home healthcare Owing to lower doctor-to-patient ratios, poor healthcare infrastructure, spiralling costs and long-distance travel for patients, especially in the context of rural India, availing timely healthcare is a challenge today. But fret not. Having a hospital at your doorstep is now a reality, thanks to technology. The home healthcare market is still in its nascent stages in India but can grow to more than $6.2bn by 2021 (1). Currently, the industry is serviced by a multitude of healthcare start-ups, healthcare aggregators, diagnostic centres, radiology centres and even some of the major hospitals. Advancements in information technology and medical electronics are bringing high quality healthcare at th...

Advantages and disadvantages of automated testing

Automated testing, if used correctly, can provide many benefits and benefits to a project. On the other hand, it has certain drawbacks and pitfalls that we should be aware of. In this article I will try to make out all the advantages and disadvantages of automated testing. Benefits: Condition check Automated tests are a great way to confirm that an application is still functioning properly after changes are made to it. It is possible that after adding a new function to the application or fixing a bug, a new bug is added to the application, i.e. we can talk about a regression bug. By completing the regression test run, we can quickly catch the bugs introduced by the new functionality, which will allow us to quickly identify the problem module. In this case, it is important to run tests afte...

The Rise of Healthcare Solution Companies

Today, in the world of Healthcare and Information Technology there are a large number of small companies that are entering the competition, now — as a matter of fact, these so called ‘small healthcare technology companies’ have been much more successful than these large non-industry-specific technology companies and specifically in addressing the the issues related to the industry-specific needs of healthcare.   In the years leading up until this present day, there are many examples around us where we’ve seen that the large and the better known technology organizations — those that had invested in the Health Information Technology market with high expectations ended up hitting up bad values such as low sales, low revenues, negative investment returns that...

A Software Revolution That’s Hard to See

Last weekend a gloomy Financial Times newspaper column about global debt levels reminded me of some of the reasons I remain optimistic about our future (both technological and economic). Here is the gloom I read: “What if, though, there is just too much capital in the world to support the income streams that have been promised? Capital, whether debt or equity, is a promise, collectively an intergenerational commitment. What if global income growth, or even national income growth, cannot cover the cost of servicing capital? Then the capital market machinery would have to shift into generating capital losses rather than returns. That is the environment we are facing.”  Though yes, there is probably far too much debt on this planet, I’m not nearly as pessimistic as the colum...

With Powerful Technology Comes No Responsibility

Everything that is not powered by digital technology is now being referred to as ‘traditional’. But, is everything traditional wrong? And is everything that technology does is right? Let us look at media. Not too long back, newspapers were the dominant source of information. Most of them are large conglomerates, not necessarily profitable but carried a huge cross called ‘trust’. When a newspaper reports of a carnage in a town, people would never question whether it happened or not, or research if it is indeed true. How could newspapers or even television always get it right? They had strict ‘traditions’. They received news from authentic source, and in most cases reporters visit the location or a government authority and even directly spoke to the people involved in the incident. After the...

The Y Factor

Throughout the first two days of the NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum 2019, one thing that has bothered many attendee futuristic leaders to no end is, “Where are the women?” But this is a question that bothers recruiters, talent officers, and people analysts and observers alike the world over – why are there so few women leaders in tech businesses? Why do we need women in tech leadership?  Examining technology problems through a lens of talent diversity has the potential to solve them from a fresh perspective, inclusive of the myriad gender base that would eventually utilise the technology. Both leaders acknowledge the crisis for talent in forward-looking technologies. To mentor women as well as members of the larger LGBTQIA+ would help solve this crisis greatly.  They’re ther...

Scaling the Next Billion Market

2 very successful leaders who have led iconic businesses, talk about creating scale in the most promising emerging market. This session will be in a Q&A format. What are the business models which worked Applying innovation to speed and scale The challenges & opportunity Lessons on leadership Scaling the Next Billion Market Digital innovation is changing the world faster than we can imagine. The goal of organizations is to grow and that happens when a new market is created or disruption offers opportunities in an existing market. As business scales, operational challenges heighten. What better to way to understand the travails of scale than two powerful women leaders talk about creating scale in the most promising emerging market. Arundhati Bhattacharya, former Chairman of State Ban...

Post millennial generation, jobs and failures

There is no box. Don’t think around it. Today’s middle schoolers will have jobs that have not been invented yet. While millennials are still adapting to the disruptive environment and businesses are adapting to the disruption that millennials want to cause, there is an element of the future that needs to be addressed today. Except for basic jobs like doctors, policeman, fireman, carpenter et cetera; many current jobs and industries might vanish by the time they enter the job market. So, how and what should they be prepared for? Don’t play safe Until a few years back, parents had a common expectation from their children–to get married and have a job in a relevant industry – a safe sector. That was their mantra for a good life. The generation which started working in the 2000s sa...

Neither Technology, nor Business Model, Customer Drives Innovation!

Absolutely every business leader – CEO or CTO or CIO who spoke at the NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum 2019 stressed upon aspect that an entire business hinged upon. While it may not be rocket science or news, amid the chatter of blockchain, AI, AR & VR, and business models, the customer still emerged on top. Whether it was Rama Iyer or Ulrich Spiesshofer, Nisaba Godrej, or Lindsay Patterson, everyone would agree, the buck stops at the customer. In a panel driven by online and office consumer business leaders, moderated by Microsoft’s Anant Maheshwari (President), with Vivek Biyani (Director, Future Group), Srikant Velamakanni (Co-founder, Group CE and Exec VP, Fractal Analysis), Ashish Hemrajani (Founder-CEO, Bigtree Entertainment), the unequivocal consensus was, “Consume...

Leaders’ mantra from NTLF2019

The NASSCOM Technology & Leadership Forum 2019 concluded with some fantastic insights on Friday, 22 February. And while consistent chatter included: Servant leadership – customer orientation & research Investing in failure – dare to dare & take more risks Technology can’t solve all problems Collaborate – internally, with other entities too Break archaic molds Re-skill talent – make your workforce future-ready Stay on-course your vision Regulate blockchain! There were also a few moments of sheer serendipity: Then: Business processes drove technological innovation Now: Technological innovation is redefining business processes “Data is the new oil.” Regulating and really understanding how to use data is key to transformative organisational and business chan...