Shyamanuja Das

Digital Transformation from the Trenches: Transformation Strategies for the Digital CIO by Vivek Vishnu (July 2018) Publishers: Authors Upfront Pages: xviii+224 Price: INR 695   One of the biggest...
Sep 11, 2018
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Data can do magic—so we are told. When it goes to wrong hands, the black magic can have dangerous consequences. And it is happening. Whether it is health records of a prime minister of one of the...
Aug 08, 2018
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Globally, there is a lot of work going on to protect personal individual data. While GDPR has just kicked off in Europe, similar legislations are in the making in various parts of the world,...
Aug 08, 2018
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The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has almost become a common noun for personal data protection regulation, not just for the stringent provisions that it contains but also for...
Jul 30, 2018
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Recently, Cisco shares dropped 3% in a day on reports that Amazon (AWS) was considering entering the networking switches market, which Cisco has dominated for long. It bounced back only when...
Jul 25, 2018
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The recent launch of Alibaba Cloud’s distribution channel and its announcement that it would train 1,000 sales and technology personnel in India in the next six months hit headlines in Indian media....
Jul 18, 2018
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Even as we completed 10 years of the CSOForum Summit and completed the third set of NextCSO awards, instead of the usual looking back, we decided to look to the future. That explains the theme of...
Jul 17, 2018
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Tata Motors announced yesterday that it has picked up a 26% stake in TruckEasy, a tech based freight aggregator owned by Loginomics Technologies Solutions Limited, a Bangalore based logistics company...
Jul 11, 2018
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The country that leads in artificial intelligence (AI) will rule the world, Russian president Vladimir Putin had famously remarked a few months back. It is no surprise major countries are all...
Jun 20, 2018
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A good two weeks after the Srikrishna Committee released its whitepaper outlining various issues to consider in a possible data privacy legislation in India, I tried to informally seek the opinion of...
Jun 08, 2018
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In the last 3-4 years, several surveys have concluded that skills shortage is one of the top challenges for the enterprise community. Almost all major conferences have devoted hours of planned—and...
Jun 01, 2018
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The cover story this time focuses on how the Indian corporates are working with the start-ups here to derive business value, resulting in a win-win for both. But before you go to the hows, it is not...
May 14, 2018
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Traditionally, people have been trained to talk to technology. For some time now, research is directed towards making technology talk to human beings. Google CEO Sundar Pichai just showed what you...
May 13, 2018
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What the digital journeys of selected companies from three of India’s largest groups – Tata, Mahindra & Mahindra and Vedanta/Sterlite — tell us about digital transformation in India.  Presenting...
Apr 19, 2018
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In the last four days, we have presented various importance points of debate in digital transformation as it is panning out in India, especially in the core sectors of Indian business. We have...
Apr 12, 2018
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Read the first part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Imperatives here. Read the second part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Outcomes here. Read the third part of...
Apr 11, 2018
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Read the first part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Imperatives here. Read the second part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Outcomes here. Digital transformation...
Apr 10, 2018
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Read the first part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Imperatives here. When survival—of even a market leader—is threatened, you go back to the basics. And that is what businesses...
Apr 09, 2018
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Digital transformation is arguably the most used (abuse is also a use) catch-phrase of our times? All vendors—selling connectivity to anti-virus and all things in between—promise to enable your...
Apr 06, 2018
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Can the CIO drive digital transformation? Not surprisingly, you hear an emphatic yes, when you ask this question to the CIO community. The question is invariably interpreted as one related to...
Mar 29, 2018
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The Indian media, like its counterpart in the West, has focused on the supposed ‘scam’ involving Cambridge Analytica (CA), the UK-based big data firm that helped in Donald Trump’s victory through big...
Mar 21, 2018
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Unlike many other areas—most notably banking and telecom—India’s organized retail is nowhere close to its counterparts in developed and even many developing markets. Significant part of Indian...
Mar 13, 2018
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At the time of writing this, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is on at Davos. India, of course, is getting a lot of mindshare, not just because of the plenary speech of prime minister...
Mar 13, 2018
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Does putting gender issues regularly on cover knowing fully well that not much has changedon the ground make good editorial sense? With no dearth of hot topics—from seasonal flavors like AI and...
Mar 13, 2018
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The new digital regime requires an outside-in approach. It requires a new outlook and continuous updating of technology knowledge and ability to think of new opportunities using emerging technologies...
Feb 21, 2018
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Demonetization did not push up, let alone initiate digital payments. But it managed to spread it significantly. It is now for the consumer businesses to make innovative use of the new regime   ...
Dec 05, 2017
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Post-demonetization, when we were left with literally no money in our pockets, it is Paytm that most of us turned to. Some of us had Paytm accounts; some of us did not. And the only thing that...
Dec 05, 2017
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To survive, you need facts and information. Never had information been available so easily. To grow your professional career and do your job better, you need knowledge. The new medium of Internet...
Nov 10, 2017
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India is the global IT services hub. So, we get to see many of the IT trends much before they actually touch, let alone significantly impact, our domestic businesses. The early advent of hype around...
Oct 18, 2017
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The historic SC judgment on privacy has accelerated creation of personal data protection legislation. The new regime will bring in a set of new obligations for the businesses. Its time to examine the...
Oct 09, 2017
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It is exactly one year since Raghuram Rajan relinquished his charge as RBI governor. As I was going through his newly released book, I Do What I Do, it was good to be reminded of the expectations he...
Sep 12, 2017
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Consider this. In the 60s, IBM held more than two-third market share in computer. The front-runners among its competition, often called BUNCH (Burroughs, UNIVAC, NCR, Control Data Corporation (CDC...
Aug 17, 2017
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In public forums, any question regarding cloud security is summarily dismissed by vendors—and some enterprise IT managers—as being too 2012-ish. While vendors do maintain that stance during private...
Jul 11, 2017
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Internet of Things is a hot and happening thing in IT. I say happening in a very literal sense. Unlike many other ‘hot’ technologies like blockchain or machine learning, IoT is actually happening—...
Jun 06, 2017
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On Saturday, British Airways (BA) cancelled all its flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London because of an IT failure. This led to a severe disruption to its global operations, Heathrow...
May 29, 2017
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The Cisco India Summit 2017 was meant to brief media and analysts on Cisco’s positioning around digital transformation. Winning in the Digital Era—was the official theme of the conference which...
Apr 13, 2017
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With the idea of blockchain as a disruptive technology gaining ground, each country is looking to chart its own path—based on both global learning and domestic ground reality. India is no exception....
Mar 23, 2017
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It is immensely unfair today to introduce blockchain as the technology behind bitcoin. While it is a fact—and everybody knows it—that it is indeed is the technology that powered the most successful...
Mar 21, 2017
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The Institute of Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) is the research and academic unit of Indian central bank, Reserve Bank of India. It helps Indian banks help deploy and get...
Mar 15, 2017
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Not long back, when all of us learnt about this fascinating thing called bitcoin, few knew what the technology behind it was all about. Today, that technology, blockchain, is arguably better known...
Mar 14, 2017
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Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is certainly not the typical technologist visionary to talk about a phenomenon that is strongly identified with...
Feb 28, 2017
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For some time—that is about 24 to 36 months—SMAC, short for Social-Mobile-Analytics-Cloud, has been the mainstay of enterprise IT. While there have been many pitches, they have tried to revolve...
Dec 16, 2016
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Just before the festive season, Indian consumers were hit with the news of a widespread breach with their debit cards, involving possibly 19 banks, though none is sure what the actual number could...
Dec 05, 2016
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Shalimar Paints is the oldest player in the INR 40,000-crore Indian paints industry. Important national buildings, such as Howrah Bridge, Rashtrapati Bhawan and All India Institute of Medical...
Dec 05, 2016
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The very fact that Gita talks of three paths means it does not consider one path superior to others. It should not be any different in practical life Who is a great CIO? Someone with an inordinate...
Sep 15, 2015
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Smart cities are the current buzzword in India. Announced in the maiden budget of this government, the initiative recently saw a cabinet nod for investments of INR 48,000 crore for developing 100...
Jun 22, 2015
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Mother India , Amar, Aan, Andaz, Anokhi Ada, Anmol Ghadi…what is common to these all-time classics, apart from being musical superhits? They are all movies made by Mehboob Khan, with music composed...
Jun 01, 2015
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“There is so much we can do using tech,” said a 20-something marketing executive, “provided the IT (department) lets us do.” He was not trying to be witty or sarcastic; he was visibly impatient and...
Jun 01, 2015
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