Shyamanuja Das

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
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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 our CIO&Leader October Cover Story, we examined the rise of Unified Payment Interface (UPI) that has revolutionized digital payment. Monthly UPI transactions have grown 20 times in the past...
Nov 12, 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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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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Just 4-5 years back, there was an intense debate about who would be the best fit for the then emerging Chief Digital Officer roles – CIOs or CMOs? There was some basis for this debate. Digitization...
Oct 05, 2020
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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
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Any cyclic economic slowdown impacts businesses negatively and forces them to be cautious—and forces efficiency. The way COVID-19 situation differs is that it started impacting each one of us from...
Aug 25, 2020
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Remember that there is only one important time and it is Now. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion.   ―Leo Tolstoy, The Emperor's Three Questions   Crona is the...
Aug 24, 2020
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The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language; George Bernard Shaw is believed to have quipped about the wide variance in English as spoken and written in...
Jul 31, 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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Yesterday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced what he called Google for India Digitization Fund, to partner in India’s digitization journey as well as to ‘build better products for users everywhere’...
Jul 14, 2020
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Till a few months back, ‘disruption’ was essentially a biztech jargon that everyone used liberally, to talk about even some small changes in a business process.  And then…we got to taste what...
Jun 22, 2020
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After national governments announced lockdowns to prevent the spread of novel Coronavirus, it became increasingly challenging for organizations providing essential goods and services to continue...
Jun 22, 2020
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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
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I do not need to tell you that these are extraordinary times. There is just one thought that is dominating the minds of all of us—the now global Corona epidemic. At the time of writing, India is...
Mar 31, 2020
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Till 14th April—and most likely for longer—we are in a lockdown. Many of us are working from home, even prior to that. While we hear many stories of enhanced productivity and quick adaptation to the...
Mar 29, 2020
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Even today, I get this question—if women are capable—why do they need that extra treatment? I do not want to waste the entire space answering that question—which many have answered during all these...
Mar 12, 2020
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Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. The cover story in January 2020 is about the somewhat misplaced belief that the IT infrastructure is somewhat mature and hence infallible and how we are...
Feb 07, 2020
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Should reliability be back on top of CIO agenda? We asked this question in a cover story in CIO&Leader, two-and-a-half years back—in May 2017 to be precise. This was in the aftermath of a...
Feb 07, 2020
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Even though the draft Personal Data Protection Bill has been referred to a House Select Committee, the Government of India has made its intention clear that data localization (one copy of all data...
Feb 03, 2020
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The much awaited, much prophesized 2020 is here. In the last few years, we have seen a lot of forecasts and advices for CIOs, that tell them how their job profile is changing, how the expectations...
Jan 14, 2020
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The much-awaited, much-predicted-about 2020 is here. The deluge of technology forecasts continue to be bombarded on the enterprise IT managers. RPA, AI, Hybrid, IoT, Analytics…the more you read...
Jan 14, 2020
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In the initial days of Software as a Service (SaaS), one of its biggest attraction was that it allowed the non-IT functional executives to invest in the solutions that solved their problems well—and...
Jan 13, 2020
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That India lags behind in the wider application of high-performance computing (HPC) is not exactly news. But despite less-than-encouraging average, India’s best in many areas—from education to wealth...
Dec 10, 2019
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The much-awaited, much-prophesized 2020 is finally round the corner. As you get ready for new predictions and examination of some of the old prophesies—you bet there were plenty—we do a somewhat...
Nov 27, 2019
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We—that could refer to as broad as the global economy to as narrow as the Indian enterprise IT community—entered 2010 with a lot of doubt, apprehension and even fear. The second half of 2008 and...
Nov 27, 2019
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By now, the incident of a malware hitting Nuclear Power Corporation of Indian Ltd (NPCIL)’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) is all across media and social media. The matter has been politicized...
Oct 31, 2019
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As technology becomes more and more ingrained in business, a lot of areas hitherto managed by IT professionals are now being managed by other business executives. The marketing function has martech;...
Oct 10, 2019
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The cover story of this issue is about a very old debate – should CISOs be part of IT team? The debate is certainly old but the whole proposition of the story is that it should be revisited in the...
Jul 03, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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