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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...
Corporate America is replete with examples of titans battling it out in the global arena, a merciless winner-take-it-all bid to maximise on market share. If the 90s decade was about the Cola Wars, then the most recent one has been about Samsung vs Apple. And no less intense! Arguably, for the first time we have an Asian giant locking horns with an American one – a harbinger of things to come? Maybe.
If we were to leave the romanticism aside and just focus on what the South Korean giant is doing here in India, it would be an astounding read, no less. An hour-long conversation with Samsung R&D’s CTO proved how right we were.
This is an attempt to capture broadly, Dr Aloknath De’s insights:
Umberto Milletti has been an innovator at the convergence of technology and content for nearly 20 years. In early 2005, Umberto founded InsideView and has since been leading our efforts to inform the entire enterprise.
In the mid-1990s, Umberto was a pioneer in e-learning as a co-founder of DigitalThink, where he designed and built one of the first multi-tenant software-as-a-service platforms to deliver and track learning for millions of participants. As an executive, Umberto helped lead the company to a successful IPO, revenues of $60 million, and its acquisition by Convergys in 2004.
Umberto holds a BS in electrical engineering from Tufts University and an MS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.
We got Mr. Vijay Ratnaparkhe (based out of Bangalore) over a conference call to share his journey, a most exciting one we realised. An industry veteran with more than three decades of experience having worked previously with illustrious names like L&T, TCS & Infosys in senior positions, Mr Ratnaparkhe has worn several hats. In Robert Bosch Engineering, he has held three roles, over more than 10 years there. Initially, he joined as the COO, and thereafter spent some time in Germany to integrate with global leadership. Presently, he is the President & MD of Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions which leads engineering support for Bosch worldwide. A GIC (Global In-house Centre) which emphatically reserves 93% of its time on internal requirements within the group, and only about 7% is earmarked for the external world. The four focus sectors are: Mobility,...