Business

The Integrity of Stepping Up

Mr. Zuckerberg’s pledge to fix Facebook’s muddied news feed comes after a highly contentious, polluted year of news stories bombarding Facebook users. Many hornets’ nests have been stirred up by special interest groups, troublemakers and internet trolls for a variety

Davos, Modi and Globalization

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is right. Isn’t it about time a world leader stepped forward, with kindness and grace, to say yes to moving forward together and no to the ‘It’s Mine!’ way of doing global business? All for one

IT Industry – What Makes a Relationship Grow

The Indian IT segment is a strong USD 150+Billion Industry, with approximately USD 100 Billion of it coming from exports / global market. Over the past 25+ years, the industry has matured significantly, though it only became mainstream in the

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Be Digital or Be Extinct – the existential question!

The era of Digital Darwinism is upon us. Businesses have no choice but to adopt digital technologies or disappear. Traditional businesses which do not leverage digital technologies risk becoming irrelevant or losing business to native digital companies which understand technology better.The

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Big data and its impact on One

Big data and predictive real-time analytics are critical dimensions of technology which have wide applicability across industries. IDC forecasts the big data technology and services market to become a USD 41.5 billion business through 2018. This market is growing with

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Two August Heroes

Many a time you meet people who leave a significant impression with you. Some by their ‘change the world’ attitude, some by their courage and gutsy approach, some by their humility – irrespective of how successful they are – and

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Digital vs. Physical – what’s the right balance?

The ever increasing digitization around us has created interesting conundrums for various industries. Many business segments have become digital dominant, such as media, telecom, etc. Many others, such as retail, financial services, manufacturing, etc. are in the process of transformation

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3 tier experiences in learning

It is always a great delight to meet interesting, successful and inquisitive people. Among several meetings I have had this month, the following three left me with a sense of great learning.

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The power of incremental innovation

The idea of incremental improvements normally causes experts to cringe. The pace of innovation is incredibly high in today’s age and the intense competition for market share gain is increasing by the day. Innovators, leaders and experts most often focus

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The right dose of data: an opportunity to drive transformation in the medical devices industry

With the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet, all relevant parts of any machine or equipment will be able to collect all kinds of data, all the time. Cisco sees IoT as a $14.4 Trillion market over

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The making of e2 – Engineering Experiences

Engineering, as defined by Wikipedia, “is the application of scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to design, build, and maintain structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes.” It sounds convoluted and complicated, does it not? What can we

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From features to experience to the heart of the customer

In recent years, the success of a consumer product has depended less on whether it has the latest technology and more on whether it offers the coolest overall customer experience. The iPhone is, of course, the iconic example of this

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Small with Big Impact: Three Independent Observations

(1) It is a source of great inspiration to see how world class companies come from the smallest of towns and how they have consistently maintained the leadership position in their respective industries for several decades, some for even more

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Business Impact through New Technologies and Product Engineering

It is always encouraging to meet with customers and partners to explore new dimensions of possibilities in engineering and technology… Doing so with global customers across industry segments makes it more interesting and challenging at the same time. More and

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Small is Big: the impact of small and medium businesses

According to the US Small Business Administration, Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) accounted for 65% of the new jobs created from 1993 to 2009; 9.8 million of the 15 million new jobs created during this period were on account of

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Rejuvenation of US Manufacturing – an opportunity to reinvent

As per The Wall Street Journal, “The improving prospects for the (US) manufacturing sector — which is so large, it would be the world’s ninth-largest economy if it were a country — are becoming a hot topic.” News about manufacturing

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Global Development Presence

Although economic uncertainties continue in many pockets of the world, the next billion consumers are expected to drive ~$10 trillion towards global GDP by 2020. By the end of this decade, global GDP is expected to grow 40% to $90

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The swell of Innovation waves

Ignore innovation at your own risk or peril. Highly successful companies have the unique ability to continually leverage the innovation band wagon, irrespective of whether they have created the discontinuity or not. The tsunami caused by delay, avoidance or ignorance

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