"Getting your architecture right is the key challenge," says Harish Lade, General Manager - Systems, Asian Paints
Scenarios that are likely to impact your industry by the year 2020?
How will the rapid evolution of technology impact your industry in the year 2020?
Getting your architecture right is the key challenge. That really adds to the complexity in terms of making the right choices with the vendors. At the same time, innovation is happening by lot of start-ups. How do we balance this out where we catch the right innovation with the emerging company and at the same time, partner with a larger IT firm to get both benefits: right scale, stability, long-term view versus getting the right maverick idea into your organization. This is because some of innovations around cognitive, machine learning, IoT are all happening in a start-up domain. So IT organizations have to keep track of both these aspects and that is going to be the key challenge going forward for IT leaders.
What are your personal goals for the year 2020?
I would really like to learn some of the new programming languages around Python. The whole IT world is going back to full cycle. There were days when you used to create solutions, in-house them, had package applications with all these emerging technologies like cognitive, machine learning. I believe that coming back to the core programming domain is what is going to matter.