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To Digitally Transform your organization, you must prepare for and adopt AI

What makes Digital Transformation particularly difficult is that we do not know what the destination looks like. The stakes certainly seem big. Where do you start – by hiring (or re-training for) new skills, investing in platforms, or upgrading your systems to capture more data? The risks and promised rewards are outsized. How much is hype vs. reality?  How much time and money is required to see results?  What is the ROI?  How will we recognize when we become “Digitally Transformed”?  Do we have to risk our core business in the process, or can we work on new business or non-core processes?   Digital Transformation is unlike any management project we are trained for. We do not know Where to Start, Time & Money to allocate, and How to Track Progress. No wonder organizations are strugglin...

NPC17 Bengaluru, Nov 2-3: Learn from Industry Leaders: Opportunities for creating deep tech in AI space?

Attend the NASSCOM Product Conclave 2017, Bangalore to learn about deep tech opportunities in Artifical Intelligence. The Deep tech Summit is scheduled from 10 AM – 1 pm on November 2. Save Your Spot Now!  Artificial Intelligence is nothing new! People have been looking at from multiple decades. But now, based on the compute capabilities and availability of large amount of data, Artificial Intelligence is becoming a reality and a single largest opportunity of our times. AI is fundamentally able to change the way businesses make decision and machines (robots etc) will start behaving like humans and making decisions. This will have huge impact in making our lives better.  We are seeing many positions such as Chief data officer or CDO who will be responsible for enterprise wide governan...

AI meets OS (Org Smarts): Business Leaders share their Secrets

All products need to adopt AI to stay relevant. CxOs have a tough challenge. AI adoption can make or break your business. You have seen successful, well established businesses disrupted, even bankrupted by internet businesses. While you are busy fighting that threat, upgrading your technology capabilities and have just caught up with the internet era, analytics and mobile-enabled businesses are disrupting even technology-savvy companies.  Now you can see AI looming as a threat.   What is the road to success? How do you prepare your people, your platforms and your organization culture for an AI-world?  While AI might threaten the existence of your business, successful transformation could provide big wins. Where do you start your journey to adopting AI?  How do you ensure your organization ...

Will a bot eat my job?

Are there any particular professions, skills or behaviors that will ensure that we remain gainfully employed until we decide that we no longer want to be? Is there anything of significance we do that artificial intelligence can’t? Do we need education to be upgraded, ensuring peak employability in the future? Since the dawn of the industrial revolution multitudinous researchers believe that the world is on the brink of developing superhuman artificial intelligence which will substitute human intelligence, radically affecting our lives. AI poses an existential threat or constitutes an inflexion point in the history of our existence. While post-humanism is alluring obsession, many take for granted the notion that computers will soon outdate human beings at nearly everything, that the singula...

A go-to-market strategy for startups in this digital era

Customers, not markets, buy your products. So, going to market demands a deep understanding of your customers’ needs and behaviors. A strong strategy builds your organization’s capabilities to sell more.  It involves putting forward the right prices at the right time via the most effective channels. Today’s dynamic digital era demands companies to tailor-make their strategies to reach customers.   To be ready for this digital revolution, learn how this era has changed advertising:   Advertising is huge. Advertising was simple, more money meant more customers, which meant more success. Digital has brought back pay to play idea. A conventional advertisement is no longer viable. You have to get creative to catch attention. Traditional advertising is dead. Online marketing channels are better ...

3 Steps to AI-Enable your Product

All products need to adopt AI to stay relevant. What to do if AI is not a core skill?  Where do you start?  What functionality do your AI-enable?  How do you implement the requisite functionality in your product?    You can AI-enabling your product in 3 steps. Envision the AI-enable future of your client industry. Understand and map what your industry will look like in 5-10 years, as software and AI eat large parts of the value chain and a company just born in Silicon Valley could be upstaging the Fortune 500 market leader in the industry. Where will value be created in the future?  What capabilities will your customers demand then?  How can you create abundance for your customers, and therefore for yourself?  A framework to help you envision your digital future is available in a separate ...

NASSCOM Emerge 50 Awards submissions show B2B, Cloud, Analytics, Deep-Tech and Vertical focus as top emerging trends in Indian startup ecosystem

NASSCOM’s Emerge 50 has proven to be a milestone in the proliferating journey of more than 350 companies and their success stories since 2009. These companies have been assessed on the basis of numerous parameters, including value proposition, market differentiators, customers, market visibility, scalability, financials, growth and most importantly, innovation impact. The process to choose innovative companies started with the screening of applicants on various eligibility criteria such as the nature of business, vertical and horizontal division and their origin. With over 500 applications having been received this year, nominations for NASSCOM Emerge 50 2017 Awards are now closed. This year’s submissions serve businesses, consumers, government and marketplace aggregators and cut across se...

3 ways to identify greenfield SaaS opportunities for Digital Bharat

According to IAMAI-KPMG estimates, India has a total of 500 million Internet users, over 300 million of whom are mobile Internet users. Much of the growth is coming from rural areas, driven by low-cost smartphones and low data tariffs. Traditional SaaS products created for the affluent, urban English users (and for businesses catering to such consumers) do not work for the new users.   Who will create the apps and enterprise SaaS products for the 300mn plus (and growing) denizens of Digital Bharat?  This creates a unique opportunity for SaaS developers in India. But how do you identify the opportunities?   To identify opportunities, understand your users. You need to make a difference in their lives; the bigger the difference and larger the number of people effected, the bigger the opportu...