Digital transformation is mainstream. Even if you ignore the extreme noise and noise makers, the number of businesses pursuing serious transformation leveraging emerging (digital) technologies is...
May 27, 2019
In 2012, Gartner predicted that by the end of 2015, one in four large companies would have a position of Chief Digital Officer (CDO). That was arguably the beginning of the CDO hype cycle. India,...
May 27, 2019
It is elections time and there has been huge uproar over the electronic voting machines (EVMs) as opposition accuses the government of manipulation. But that is politics. What cannot be taken lightly...
May 22, 2019
By and large, the vertical-wise IT spend pattern in India reflect the same pattern as global spends. Only two verticals seem to be exceptions. The first, IT/ITES, which is one of the top IT spending...
May 08, 2019
It is a no-brainer that gender diversity as a practice has still not percolated across Indian corporate sector the way it should have been—considering the discussion around it that we are witnessing...
Mar 29, 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
You can take this opinion as an anticipatory move against the possible allegation—that we are trying to preach morality. I want to start by clarifying that the CIO&Leader February 2019 Cover...
Mar 04, 2019
It is almost a new battle line. “In this new world, data is the new oil. Data is the new wealth. India’s data must be controlled and owned by Indian people ─ and not by corporates, especially global...
Feb 11, 2019
Let’s assume for a moment that the regulators worldwide are successful in putting the curbs on usage of personal data of individuals for means other than what they are collected for—something that...
Feb 11, 2019
As a pre-election Union Budget, this was supposed to be populist. Finance Minister Piyush Goyal did not fail to woo common people by offering support for farmers and raising tax exemption limit for...
Feb 01, 2019
The World Economic Forum (WEF) and Bain & Co have just released a report on future of consumption in India, which delves deep into how consumers and consumption will shape up in emerging markets...
Jan 08, 2019
Every year, in December-January, we are thrown with dozens of new tech forecasts that all look pretty much the same. But that is not the problem. If anything, it is reassuring that there is a broad...
Jan 02, 2019
There is no denying that the raison d'être of CIOs in an enterprise has to do with technology. While tech was, is and will remain the prime responsibility of CIOs, what they are expected to do with...
Jan 02, 2019
As I sift through the trends, forecasts and ‘vision’s that invariably fill up a journalist’s mailbox around yearends, it is difficult to miss how some areas dominate the forecast landscape. The top...
Dec 12, 2018
Even as enterprises wake up to the potential of Blockchain, a new report by World Trade Organization (WTO) has identified how the trending technology can revolutionize world trade. The publication,...
Dec 04, 2018
It is not every day that you get to see the same story on the cover of CIO&Leader and ITNEXT. With no dearth of tech stories around, why did we choose to put Twitter CIOs on cover? Because I am...
Nov 21, 2018
What is happening to enterprise IT? What are the top changes that you see that has happened in the past couple of years? If you think about what has been happening to IT organizations, about 6 or 7...
Sep 28, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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