Viewpoints

A few years back, Gartner reported that GE is looking at integrating manufacturing at an early stage of its supply chain. As a quick primer, let us recognize that Manufacturing is about three...
Jun 30, 2022
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ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance) is gaining popularity across the corporate landscape, especially with the COP26 event. Companies are under high pressure to showcase how they plan...
May 23, 2022
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You are in an electronic showroom because it is time to buy a 50-60” TV for your wall. The showroom manager is all over you trying to convince which model will look best at your wall. And (s)he hasn’...
May 20, 2022
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Application modernization is being triggered at two levels— one is the dynamic macro-level changes such as the COVID pandemic that has forced us to change the way we work, collaborate, and engage...
Apr 22, 2022
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This is the 3rd column of the 12-part series called Navigator MasterClass, wherein we will find our way through the myths and realities of one Bleeding Edge technology each month; in terms of where...
Apr 19, 2022
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The automobile industry is on the cusp of significant disruption within India and globally. People have a preconceived notion that technology adoption in the Commercial Vehicle industry is moderate....
Apr 08, 2022
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Picture a scenario. On your way home, you see a fleet of delivery trucks driving towardstoward a popular supermarket in your neighborhood. You notice that except for the first vehicle the others are...
Apr 04, 2022
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Within these last two years of the pandemic, there has been a complete 360-degree change in our viewpoints, looking at and managing a workforce. The pandemic has brought extraordinary pressure on...
Mar 25, 2022
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In the age of digital transformation, it has become pivotal for manufacturers to harness advanced technologies for driving digital transformation initiatives. While pilot initiatives and scaling of...
Mar 11, 2022
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The Telecom infrastructure space has a lot in common with other diversified infrastructure providers, for example, support power or water distribution companies. The challenges faced by these sectors...
Mar 04, 2022
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There has been a greater focus on digital transformation among organizations of all scales in recent years. Pharma, as compared to the other sectors, has historically been seen as little behind in...
Feb 25, 2022
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Currently, the major concerns in the CIO list are -how do we improve the digital dexterity; how do we speed up the digital transformation journey which we have embarked upon. With everyone getting...
Feb 18, 2022
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A battle between the Human Mind and AI-Analytics Recently, an incident happened in the Australian Open Men’s Single Final during the Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal match, which was circulated...
Feb 11, 2022
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Once upon a time, we all lived in another world - a world pre COVID, pre-March 2020. And then the pandemic hit and suddenly everything just changed. A new culture of work from home started. While...
Feb 04, 2022
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In late 2014, I joined the healthcare industry from a pure technology service provider. One apparent question was, what represents the difference between two industries? I was unequipped to even...
Jan 28, 2022
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“Great leaders create more leaders.” – The Light in the Heart, Roy T Bennett   Between January to December 2021, CIO&Leader reported 73 new enterprise CIO appointments in India. Out of those, 66...
Jan 24, 2022
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With this month’s column, we start a 12-part series called Navigator MasterClass, wherein we will find our way through the myths and realities of one Bleeding Edge technology each month; in terms of...
Jan 19, 2022
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What makes startups intriguing? Business idea, tech-savvy approach, commitment to excellence, amount of risk involved, agile work culture, new revenue opportunities, the challenge they try to solve,...
Dec 30, 2021
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“Data Science” is being bandied about everywhere. Some IT departments have got it working, some are working on it, some will start soon, and others want to do it. But if you ask a few practitioners...
Nov 08, 2021
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This is the fifth in our series examining Data and its idiosyncrasies. In the last four instalments, we looked at Data Visualization and Stories, Thick Data, Data Confluence, and the Data-Discovery-...
Oct 04, 2021
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Suresh Shaw (name changed), CIO of a leading consulting firm, is in a state of a quandary these days. In a recent executive council meeting, in which he is also a member, it has been decided that his...
Aug 11, 2021
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The next generation of wireless technology, 5G, is expected to open a future of new and exciting possibilities for enterprises. With a speed that can reach up to 10Gbps, theoretically, 5G can be...
Jul 08, 2021
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This is the fourth in our series examining Data and its idiosyncrasies. In the last three instalments we looked at Data Visualization and Stories, Thick Data, and Data Confluence. We start this...
Jul 06, 2021
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The explosive resurgence of Coronavirus cases across India has put a severe strain on our healthcare management system. The second wave of the pandemic has flagged our frail emergency response...
Jun 15, 2021
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This is the third viewpoint in this series on data and its idiosyncrasies. We have looked at qualitative data and its pervasiveness. We will now look at what we may have and what we may not have...
Jun 09, 2021
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To say that the FinTech sector in India is among the fastest growing industries of the country would be a gross understatement. India has become Asia’s largest destination for FinTech investments,...
May 26, 2021
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On 25 April, security watcher Alon Gal (@UnderTheBreach) tweeted that infamous threat actor ‘ShinyHunters’ had just then leaked the database of Indian online grocery store, BigBasket. Gal, co-...
May 10, 2021
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Continuing with our series on interesting aspects of data, we will today look at the data of Human Insights; something missed by organizations. Almost universally. A majority of business and IT...
Apr 13, 2021
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Ever since the onset of the pandemic COVID-19, the circumstances for working women related to work and living have changed drastically. Lockdowns and work from home scenarios have added to their...
Mar 07, 2021
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No matter how much we try to forget the last few months, it is no denying that the changes it brought about in such a small period of time has little parallel in history. We still don’t know if...
Feb 08, 2021
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Data, data, everywhere, not a drib to sniff. To say that there is data overload faced by almost every organization would be an understatement. The problem is so serious that multiple lines of careers...
Feb 04, 2021
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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
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Much has been written about the role of CIO since William Synnott and William Gruber introduced it in their 1981 book, “Information Resource Management: Opportunities and Strategies for the 1980s”....
Dec 24, 2020
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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
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In a recent article, this columnist wrote about how COVD-19 has changed the speed of adoption of mature technologies that existed in niche industries. Here we will talk about how COVID-19 is pushing...
Dec 02, 2020
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On 22nd October, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) mandated that only two existing and interoperable payment QR codes, UPI QR and Bharat QR - both developed by National Payment Corporation of India...
Nov 12, 2020
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We are in the midst of a global pandemic (COVID-19), unprecedented in scale as compared to any previous pandemics in last 50 years. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO...
Nov 10, 2020
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Are we likely to see a new VMware soon, post the plethora of announcements at VMworld 2020 and the directions that they demonstrated? If you are a confirmed VMware supporter, this question would look...
Oct 07, 2020
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A recent Google search of “COVID-19 Information Technology” produced 6,100 million results. This column is not going to add to the clutter of ideas, thoughts, opinions and models. Instead we will...
Sep 28, 2020
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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
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Recently, one of the most prolific social media networks in the world, Twitter was hacked. Hackers who used what is called as a "coordinated social engineering attack" on some of the most high-...
Jul 30, 2020
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Julius Caesar is a play by William Shakespeare; in it, there is a famous phrase that is often quoted, "Beware of the Ides of March." Apparently, Caesar was warned about the Ides, which falls on March...
Jul 30, 2020
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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
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Organizations are increasingly realizing that the management of cybersecurity risk in complex environments needs to be addressed using suitable decision-making techniques. They are slowly embarking...
Jul 21, 2020
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By now, all of you must have come across the joke that it is Corona, not CEO or CIO, that has been the biggest driver of digital transformation in the enterprise. In essence, it is not untrue. Many...
Jul 20, 2020
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Media and entertainment industry are continuously transforming with new types of content being created, new subscription models in vogue as well as new ways to fund entertainment projects. For...
Jun 24, 2020
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A lot of us (almost derisively) call technology a toy; and one does sometimes see techies running around with stars in their eyes. We will discount them and the opinions on them for the current...
Jun 23, 2020
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Future-Tech

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There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic—the way it came and impacted our daily lives, business and economy—is unprecedented; we have never seen something like that in our lifetime. But...
May 21, 2020
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A lot of businesses are pursuing the dream of a “singular view” of their customer; it is widely believed to give “competitive” / “first-mover” advantage in the marketing arena. The IT departments are...
May 11, 2020
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Like the private sector, the government or public sector worldwide is looking at greater speed in delivering citizen services with greater transparency and scalability. Governments are rapidly...
May 08, 2020
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