A couple of months back, Vinod Bhat joined as the CIO of Tata SIA Airlines (Vistara). Before taking over as CIO of Vistara, Bhat was the Global Business Head - Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) for the...
Jun 08, 2021
Nitin Mittal has joined Zee Entertainment Enterprises as President - Technology & Data. Immediately prior to this, he was the Founder, CEO & Board Member for SOLV. Earlier, he was associated...
Jun 03, 2021
The second big wave of COVID-19 pandemic is all around us. This round has proven far more fatal for those affected and far more challenging for the authorities – decision makers, civic authorities...
May 11, 2021
Contracts are the lifeblood of an organization, as they contain the rules of engagement of all commercial relationships- with suppliers, customers, and partners. To realize the maximum value from...
Mar 09, 2021
At a time when global output is estimated to have shrunk by 3.2%, led by the 2020 pandemic, Indian Technology sector rallied round to grow at 2.3% year on year at the back of rapid acceleration in...
Feb 16, 2021
Most adults are optimistic about accessing technology, digital tools and training in the next 12 months, but have serious concerns about the state of the climate, job market and global health,...
Jan 25, 2021
There is a popular couplet in Odia Bhagabata that every child in Odisha is taught. Roughly translated into English, it means the good and bad of (about) a creature (person) is known (remembered) at...
Jan 04, 2021
As platforms set up control points and competitive bottlenecks to establish dominance in their ecosystem, they often act against the interests of other actors in their ecosystem. This leads to...
Jan 04, 2021
A year ago, not much about the way we worked had really changed in decades. Most companies still organized work around major hubs in large cities and their workforce was comprised of local talent...
Dec 10, 2020
For last few years, a lot of our vision, plans and targets were being explicitly made for 2020. After the turn of the millennium in 2000, the year 2020 was the most awaited. And how it came! All...
Dec 03, 2020
It was 2017. CIO&Leader Annual Conference was being held in Udaipur that year. It was themed Agenda 2020. Participating CIOs worked in groups to prepare the enterprise IT agenda for 2020, which...
Dec 03, 2020
Digital Transformation is the number one budget priority for Fortune 500 CIOs in 2021, according to a WalkMe-Constellation Research survey of 100 Fortune 500 CIOs to uncover how CIOs and IT...
Dec 02, 2020
As the work from home regime for everyone amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, providing customer assistance and services is now becoming the norm. The world has witnessed an inescapable reality in the...
Nov 30, 2020
Notwithstanding the burden of COVID-19 virus infected patients, healthcare providers are now recouping and bracing for the long haul to deliver care for non-COVID patients using digital technologies...
Oct 27, 2020
Technology will play a crucial role in 2021 and beyond in resetting, restarting, and responding to a world of uncertainty, according to Gartner, which revealed the top strategic predictions. “...
Oct 22, 2020
Despite 88% of cybersecurity professionals believing automation will make their jobs easier, younger staffers are more concerned that the technology will replace their roles than their veteran...
Oct 16, 2020
What does the future of work hold? In a world where it’s impossible to predict what will happen tomorrow, it’s a tough question to answer. But businesses that hope to emerge from the global pandemic...
Sep 24, 2020
Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor, Raghuram Rajan, and his erstwhile colleague, former deputy governor, Viral Acharya, have suggested significant reforms for the Indian public sector banks...
Sep 22, 2020
Each new generation of technology is accompanied by speculations about its competitive advantages and what it offers as an opportunity. The arrival of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 are no different, as businesses...
Sep 16, 2020
Just like boosting immunity of the population is the key to tackle pandemics, the key to long-term financial stability would be to foster tangible improvement in the inherent ability of the banks to...
Aug 28, 2020
Strong demand for cloud computing solutions and a significant uptick of online advertisement revenue helped cloud and internet-based solutions providers such as Amazon, Apple, Samsung Electronics,...
Aug 24, 2020
Asset tracking is one of the highest growth application segments for the Internet of Things (IoT). According to a new report by global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research, asset tracking device...
Aug 24, 2020
India’s data center capacity is expected to grow from 375 MW in H1 2020 to 1,078 MW by 2025, presenting a USD 4.9 billion investment opportunity, according to JLL’s H1 2020 ‘(re)Imagine Data Centers...
Aug 20, 2020
Muthoot Fincorp, the flagship company of Muthoot Pappachan Group, today launched its next phase of digital transformation. To drive the next phase, it has tied up with Nucleus Software, leading...
Aug 18, 2020
Organizations that combine deployment of AI with skilling initiatives are generating most value from AI, according to Microsoft India’s research. Topline findings of the research underscore that...
Aug 13, 2020
There is a positive upturn in the manufacturing industry, with nearly 74% of respondents reporting that they are optimistic towards the future, according to InfinityQS International’s 2020 Global...
Aug 12, 2020
This column not a treatise to support or refute the contention that internet is the next best thing after sliced bread. In addition to the two being incomparable and thus not belonging in the same...
Aug 12, 2020
Retailers in APAC are looking to harness technologies like intelligent automation, cloud computing and mobility to drive economic growth, according to Zebra Technologies Corporation’s 12th Annual...
Aug 05, 2020
The Indian hospitality sector had a record year in 2019, with occupancy rates at a 40-year high. Occupancy rates have plummeted and are now at 10-15% as the sector continues to feel the impact of the...
Jul 27, 2020
Risk Management is undergoing an evolution as we respond, reimagine and reform the operating model. At the forefront of enabling the new ways of operating, lie employee safety and ability to provide...
Jul 21, 2020
Business leaders around the world are comfortable and optimistic about the broad scale shift toward remote work, according to Riverbed’s Future of Work Global Survey 2020 that included 700 business...
Jul 16, 2020
Technology companies continue to see customer interest in cybersecurity, cloud computing and other areas, perhaps indicating that the business environment is stabilizing, according to a new survey by...
Jul 02, 2020
It took some time but by now, most of us have accepted the new reality, that is, living life with COVID-19. This year’s pandemic has put the entire world to a standstill and forced organizations to...
Jun 17, 2020
Sameer Agarwal, Group CFO, Manipal Health Enterprises highlights that all traditional Business Continuity Planning (BCP) got thrown out of the window due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. He...
Jun 02, 2020
82% of IT and business professionals agree that organizations need to focus on increasing the humanity of customer interactions and adding greater “personal touch.” However, only four in ten...
May 13, 2020
We have never experienced a situation like this in our lifetime. COVID-19 has made all our previous planning and risk management look grossly inadequate. The world economy is going through...
May 12, 2020
Worldwide IT spending to decline 2.7% this year due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to IDC. While every industry will be affected by the global slowdown, some will reduce...
Apr 23, 2020
Over 40% of privacy compliance technology will rely on Artificial Intelligence (AI) by 2023, up from 5% today, according to Gartner. “Privacy laws, such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR...
Feb 25, 2020
When it comes to growing a successful company, research shows it isn’t about getting the most out of employees, but delivering an experience that empowers them to be and do their best. And according...
Feb 18, 2020
Although there’s been plenty of talk about ‘tech-lash’, or pushback against the latest technology, the reality is people are using technology more than ever. 52% of consumers say that technology...
Feb 12, 2020
In today’s regulatory environment, technological advancements are bringing in change at a rapid pace. Regulators and businesses are challenged to maintain a balance between fostering innovation,...
Jan 31, 2020
Enterprises are constantly making an effort to enable business transformation through the adoption of technology. Digital transformation is not only impacting business, but many employees have needed...
Sep 27, 2019
Is the CIO’s role very different in a technology company? Before taking over as the CIO, I have spent close to 15 years at Infosys in business roles and joined CSS Corp in late 2016 as Vice President...
Jul 02, 2019
It used to be that competitive salaries, benefits and career development initiatives were enough to find and keep talent. Today, these things are table stakes. To compete and win in the raging battle...
Jun 18, 2019
Consumer spending on technology will reach USD 1.32 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.5% over 2018. According to the inaugural Worldwide Semiannual Connected Consumer Spending Guide from...
May 15, 2019
Being the senior executive responsible for all the technology, running a company is not an easy task. Today’s CIOs often have to wear many hats to get the job done, stay competitive and lead more...
Mar 26, 2019
“I want Odia people to know that our goodness is being noticed. It is being valued. The world is beginning to discover it as a collective, pervasive, characteristic of an entire people,” wrote Odisha...
Mar 04, 2019
Over the last few years, organizations in India have adopted technology in most of their business activities, including their anti-fraud efforts. Our previous fraud survey in 2016 identified...
Jan 03, 2019
Piramal Glass, a global specialist in design, production, and decoration of glass packaging (flaconnage) solutions for Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics & Perfumery, and Specialty Food & Beverage...
Nov 21, 2018
Employee engagement has surfaced as a major concern in delivering improvements in customer experience (CX), with 86% of CX executives in a Gartner survey ranking it as having an equal or greater...
Jun 18, 2018