Tag "Executives"

Roundtable for IT leader on riding the Digital Juggernaut

By : Sidharth Shekhar

Speaking at the 13th Annual CIOL C-Change award roundtable Jayesh Ghatge, Market Partner, ThoughtWorks India, highlighted the five pillars for digital growth: Economy, Social, Tech, Institutions and Environment.    Tech mega trends 3D printing is going to be big and

Key ingredients for a successful digital transformation

By : Sidharth Shekhar

In the year 1900 Lord Kelvin said that there is nothing new to be discovered in physics now, All that remains is more and more precise measurement. Later Max Plank and Albert Einstein shaped the 21st century and redefined physics.

Infosys’ Rajiv Bansal joins Ola

BENGALURU, INDIA: Former Infosys CFO Rajiv Bansal has joined taxi hailing service as its chief financial officer. Bansal replaces Mitesh Shah, who will now lead the strategic finance initiatives, ANI Technologies that owns Ola, said in a statement. “He brings

Satya Nadella talks cyber security in a mobile-first, cloud-first world

MUMBAI, INDIA: In a bid to blend Microsoft’s new business mantra of mobile-first, cloud-first, the software major has started tightening the noose against cyber criminals by opening a Cyber Defence Operations Center. Besides defending cloud and mobile customers, the center

Google Mapmaker joins BetterPlace

MUMBAI, INDIA: Lalitesh Katragadda, the man behind Google Mapmaker has joined Bengaluru-based background verification firm BetterPlace as Executive Board member and investor. Widely credited to be the man behind Google Mapmaker, Katragadda will integrate his technological knowledge with BetterPlace’s digital

Nokia-Alcatel-Lucent name India Head

MUMBAI, INDIA: Nokia has announced that Sandeep Girotra would become the Head of India as part of the planned combination of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent, after and subject to the successful closing of the public exchange offer for Alcatel-Lucent securities announced

Commitment and investment in digital infrastructure must: Sunil Bharti Mittal

MUMBAI, INDIA: Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Enterprises and Vice Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has urged the B20 – G20 world leaders to commit and invest in developing digital infrastructure for brighter and prosperous future of citizens. During

Dynacons has a new chairman

MUMBAI, INDIA: Mumbai-based systems integrator Dynacons Technologies has appointed New York-based Aron Govil as the Chairman. Govil replaces current chairman SM Anjaria. Dyancons has products offerings in cloud computing, software manufacturing and consulting business with marketing and distribution services. Presently,

Focus 5 for HPE India

MUMBAI, INDIA: As Hewlett-Packard (HP) officially split into two—Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), and HP Inc, the initial euphoria has set-in. While we believe that it is too early to comment on numbers, here are five focus areas for Neelam Dhawan, VP

Unisys India has new MD

BENGALURU, INDIA: Unisys has announced the appointment of Ravikumar Sreedharan as Managing Director for its India operations. Effective October 31, 2015, Sreedharan succeeds Kumar Prabhas who is leaving Unisys India for a position with another company. Sreedharan has been with

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s 6 quotable quotes from the IIT-Delhi town hall

MUMBAI, INDIA: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook, enthralled the 900-strong assembly with his witty and straight from heart responses during the town hall at IIT-Delhi this afternoon. Dressed in his trademark casuals, Zuckerberg left no stone un-turned to market his pet

Headless BlackBerry finally gets India MD

MUMBAI, INDIA: Headless BlackBerry has a new India MD. The company which was headless for about three months has announced the appointment of Narendra Nayak as new MD. At BlackBerry, Nayak will be chiefly responsible to increase the dwindling market

2 reasons why RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan wants banks to use IT

MUMBAI, INDIA: While the benefits of IT are numerous, and the BFSI segment has been at the forefront of technology adoption, lack of automation and centralization even in large banks tell a different story. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan admits there

LinkedIn MD joins the start-up race

BENGALURU, INDIA: Nishant Rao, MD, LinkedIn India, has joined Freshdesk as Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Rao will be responsible for non-R&D aspects of Freshdesk’s operations. Confirming the development Girish Mathrubootham, CEO and founder, Freshdesk, said, “Nishant has

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earned $4.3 million as cash bonus

MUMBAI, INDIA: Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft, is reaping not only accolades but also cash rewards for his mobile-first cloud-first strategy and its business outcomes. As per an annual proxy statement released by the company yesterday, Nadella earned more than $18

Padmasree Warrior joining Microsoft

MUMBAI, INDIA: Padmasree Warrior, the former high profile CTO of Cisco Systems is joining the Microsoft board. As per an SEC filing by Microsoft, Warrior has been asked to take one of the two upcoming vacancies on Microsoft’s board. A

Vishal Sikka: All’s well on people front at Infosys

MUMBAI, INDIA: Minutes after one of the ITeS majors Infosys declared its Q22015 results yesterday, Vishal Sikka, MD & CEO, while addressing the pressing issue of attrition at Infosys, said that “in the course of a career and companies, these

Why did Mark Zuckerberg acquire Oculus Rift?

MUMBAI, INDIA: Any guesses, why Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook, acquired Oculus Rift? Well, he wants to share his baby’s first moments by way of virtual reality. And what better option that Oculus Rift, the company FB acquired for $2 billion

Autodesk appoints Manufacturing Head

MUMBAI, INDIA: Autodesk has appointed Varun Gadhok as head of its Manufacturing (MFG) business for India and SAARC. In his new role Gadhok will be responsible for driving Autodesk’s growth and increasing adoption of its offerings in the manufacturing sector

Twitter reinstates Jack Dorsey as CEO

MUMBAI, INDIA: It’s official.  Jack Dorsey is Twitter’s permanent CEO. He will also hold the reins at mobile payments company Square. “The move comes at a time when Twitter is working to rekindle user growth. Twitter’s second-quarter monthly average users