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At Columbia Business School, Executive Education, Dil is responsible for key commercial relationships and stakeholder engagement activities with private, public and not-for-profit organizations. Executive Education (Online, Open Programs and Customized Programs) fall under his remit along with accountability for financial performance and working with Columbia’s world class faculty turn ‘Theory into Practice’. Dil Sidhu has a rich and varied set of experiences gained from the retail, government and professional services sectors.
It was an opportune moment for us. Time and again we have emphasized on strong linkages that’s concomitant to industry-academia partnerships. Thus, Dil Sidhu’s visit provided an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding. In our midst and addressing the NASSCOM leaders afterwards, he agreed - most generously - to share insights on a range of topics.
Manish is the CEO of CSS Corp, a new-age Services company. He has more than two decades of industry experience in the IT sector. At CSS Corp, he is responsible for leading the company and providing strategic direction towards achieving exceptional performance.
Central to our conversation was the theme of digital disruption, particularly the opportunities it provides for mid-sized services companies which are agile enough to change and robust enough to bring in the right kind of investment. The emphasis on continuous learning was unmistakable and came out clearly throughout the discussion.
Deepak is the CEO at TO THE NEW. He is responsible for creation and execution of business strategy and spearheading growth. He is a known speaker, a book author, mentor, a people-first leader and has a knack of simplifying the most complex problem.
Founder and CEO of Mayflower Language Services Pvt. Ltd. (An ISO certified company, established in 2003), Madhuri Hegde, helps businesses in their global expansion through language solutions. With her knowledge and strategic approach, she has driven the reach of Mayflower to Fortune 500 companies in over 20 countries across the globe. She is on the board of directors of the prestigious ELIA, where she fosters the development of language service providers worldwide. As a Charter Member of TiE, she is also involved in mentoring early stage start-ups, in their planning and growth phases. She is also an eminent speaker at various events providing insights on business growth.
It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.
This column has featured CEOs, CIOs, CTOs but never a Chief Transformation Officer, so naturally we were very excited. Much intrigued, our first question to him was about his unique designation and whether it involved a combination of many roles such as those of Chief Executives, CIOs and Strategists. He agreed.
He explained that earlier in his career at Bank of America - a more than couple of century-old behemoth, he had led transformational change which was massive in its scope and complexity. In those four years, he had donned many hats - that of a coach, leader,...
If you look up the company’s website you will find a line on the word “manthan”. It is a metaphor for deep contemplation; churning facts to arrive at a conclusion. Artificial Intelligence is arguably the most disruptive force today and is also the technology with which Manthan Systems is powering its future. We managed to eke out some time from the CTO’s busy schedule and were privy to much deep contemplation indeed.
We often hear the phrase, “Chase your dreams” and to be fair, many startup founders live this philosophy and can go to any lengths to make it happen. It was rather refreshing to meet one such individual, the Founder of DronStudy, one who has gone to great lengths himself in making a difference.
Austria-born, Matt’s first language is German, he says it with emphasis and characteristic pride. His exposure to cultural diversity started very early. The seeds of which were sown, even unconsciously in his youth, when he spent 2 years in Taipei where his father was posted.
It was in 1991 that he moved to the US and got his Master’s Degree in Business Administration, in Atlanta. Thus began a rather impressive career which saw him work for very large US based companies like UPS, IBM and shuttling between continents. In 1992, the US was hit badly by recession but he was lucky enough to land a great job at UPS, where he spent the next 5 years before moving on to IBM in NY. In process, he got to work in Atlanta, Germany, Mexico, Toronto among others which set a strong foundation for a global career. At UPS, he got consumed by the logistics business and later in IBM, he dabbled...