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
This issue’s cover story is mostly (not fully) based on my research on digital transformation journey in selected companies within some of the largest groups in India—Tata, Mahindra & Mahindra...
Apr 23, 2018
By this time, you are probably more than convinced that digital is not another flavor of the season. It is here to stay and it is changing the business for real. But have you felt that while your...
Apr 23, 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
Do organizations need to intervene to ensure gender parity at the workplace? The question, even after two decades of the issue being raised, is still being debated. What’s worse, I hear the same...
Mar 21, 2018
While IT leaders are never tired of talking about digital transformation, many of the large corporations, especially where big transformation is taking place, have chosen to appoint business guys...
Mar 07, 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
When we asked NEXT100 winners to contribute their thought leadership pieces for IT Next, we had planned a single issue for that—dividing it between leadership and technology. But the sheer number of...
Jan 17, 2018
What you will read in the next few pages are experiences of leadership by a set of practicing executives who have distinguished themselves by being recognized for their ability to lead the IT...
Dec 07, 2017
NEXT100 is about recognition and celebration. The issue that you are holding in your hand is a little more than that. It is winning perspectives—the leadership insights and experiences from the...
Dec 07, 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
Three years back, when Target CIO Beth Jacob resigned from her position following a massive data breach, it was hailed as an exemplary step. But when Equifax CIO David Webb and CSO Susan Mauldin ‘...
Oct 11, 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
In public forums, any question regarding cloud security is summarily dismissed by vendors—and some enterprise IT managers—as being too 2012-ish. While vendors do maintain that stance during private...
Jul 11, 2017
The ransomware WannaCry made to the headlines globally as the most widespread malware attack ever witnessed, with more than 100 countries reportedly suffering from the attack. With WannaCry trending...
Jun 15, 2017
Internet of Things (IoT) is the foundational technology of what is called The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)—the fusion of the physical, the virtual and the biological. Even as we discuss the...
Jun 06, 2017
Blockchain has taken the world of financial services by storm. But the promises of the fundamentally new approach stretch far beyond banks and insurance companies. Since blockchain is about trusted,...
Apr 03, 2017
Mahindra & Mahindra is one of India’s largest business conglomerates with interest in automotive, IT, solar energy, farm equipment, defense and aerospace. Known for its forward-looking strategy,...
Apr 03, 2017
Recently, I had the opportunity to be part of a discussion about how critical operational technology—such as plant automation—is becoming far more vulnerable. Why, a presentation from a security firm...
Mar 14, 2017
Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is certainly not the typical technologist visionary to talk about a phenomenon that is strongly identified with...
Feb 28, 2017
Just before the festive season, Indian consumers were hit with the news of a widespread breach with their debit cards, involving possibly 19 banks, though none is sure what the actual number could...
Dec 05, 2016