The IndiaStack Framework

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Typically, when we think of government-run initiatives in India, a certain image comes to mind – one that leaves a lot to be desired. But, India is changing. And, changing fast. Yes, most of us know about initiatives like Aadhaar. But, … Read More

Is Digital a Mindset or a Skillset?

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I recently attended the AWS re:Invent 2016 event online, which offered some fascinating insights into the world of Technology by folks who manage business (in the cloud) on an enviable scale. One such insight was: “Software is a mindset, not a skillset.” That got me … Read More

Why Most Projects Fail

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Do most projects really fail? I know, I’m starting with a bold assertion that is probably not in sync with the positive write-ups you see all around you, as you resolve to adopt a few healthy resolutions at the beginning … Read More

Digital Impact: A Closer Look

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  This post first appeared on YourStory in July 2016…   Around 40% of the world population has an internet connection today; In 1995, it was less than 1%. KPCB’s 2016 Internet Trends report pegged India as the second largest Internet user-base … Read More

2016 Internet Trends

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Mary Meeker at KPCB recently released the 2016 edition of the Internet Trends Report. At over 200 slides, it is indeed a treasure trove of information on the growing popularity of the Internet, and on the macro-economic trends that will … Read More

The Technological Indian

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A few days ago, I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Prof. Ross Bassett of North Carolina State University on the subject of M.I.T. and the Technological Indian. In that lecture, I discovered some surprising facts about the history … Read More

Big Data: The New, World Order

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This post first appeared in the CIOReview magazine in Nov 2015…   On Monday, 24 Aug 2015, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family. That’s billion with a “b”. Just on one day. … Read More

ECommerce in India

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ECommerce is booming. And India is where the action is. When stories of “unicorns” (startups with a valuation of more than 1 Bn) are all around us, it helps to take stock of where the industry is at, and where … Read More

Human Side of Innovation

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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion on the ‘Human Side of Innovation’ at NHRD Mumbai. It was a spirited discussion, thanks to the diversity of views on the panel including members from academia, industry and consulting. While … Read More

The API Economy

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We live in exciting times. Always On. Interconnected… The old way of doing business was linear, centralized in its decision making, and involved large investments in infrastructure. The new way of doing business is On-Demand. Plug-and-Play. Yes, the world’s largest provider … Read More

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