In-depth analysis of Industries and companies and how they manage complex and
demanding business environment.
Espire Infolabs is a global IT services company which specializes in digital and customer experience transformation. We got an opportunity to speak to Gagan Oberoi, an industry veteran of more than three decades, and he is the Managing Director & CEO of the company. They have been a NASSCOM member for over a decade and Mr Oberoi had many good things to say about the association, particularly in its role in providing support to members.
I met Mr Ashish Saxena, the Managing Director of AKS IT Services during our flagship event NTLF in February and an interesting conversation ensued. A few days later, he invited me over to his office and I was privy to some very interesting insights. The government’s stated vision of a 1 trillion digital economy by 2025 is ambitious but achievable, if we get the building blocks right. Of these, the one of cybersecurity is a curious one. Arguably, it is the greatest threat to the avowed vision but at the same time companies like AKS IT Services are doing remarkably well to address the challenges and provide a hot-bed for talent incubation to nurture multi-dimensional expertise in digital technologies (particularly in AI & ML). As per NASSCOM study, the IT industry will require at least a million cyber security professionals by 2025.
Sujata Sahu founded 17000 ft Foundation, a not for profit that is dedicated to go to the remotest villages of Ladakh, in areas that are ignored and forgotten and help build an eco system of growth and opportunity, for its children and its people. 17000 ft works in over 200 village schools today, to improve education via digital intervention, create opportunities and transform lives.
Ritu Verma is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Ankur Capital Fund. She has a PhD in physics and worked on investing in IP led renewable technologies globally. Ankur is a social impact driven fund that invests in business models that address core challenges in agritech, food, healthcare, skill development and education. Here we talk about her unique outlook and aproach to technology.
Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya is a first generation technology entrepreneur and renowned rural markets, digital financial services & agriculture sector expert working on financial inclusion, supply chain and market access issues of rural communities. In last 20 years, Vijay’s work has focussed on rural India, enabling access to markets, agriculture value chain, financial and enterprise services for rural businesses, financial inclusion, farmer-producers and artisans.
Vijay is the Co-founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ekgaon. Having co-founded ekgaon 15 years back, he has built the company as a network-integrator providing real-time platform where service providers compete for the under-served consumer services markets. ekgaon platforms ensure cost effective service delivery by using mobile phone apps to transmit verified and secured transaction information...
NASSCOM staff writer in conversation with Mark Kahn, Founding Partner, Omnivore. Mark Kahn is a Founding Partner of Omnivore, an impact venture fund that invests in Indian startups developing breakthrough technologies for food, agriculture, and the rural economy. Mark serves as a Director for multiple Omnivore-backed startups, including Skymet, Eruvaka, and MITRA.
Previously, Mark was the Executive Vice President (Strategy & Business Development) at Godrej Agrovet, one of India's foremost diversified agribusiness companies. At Godrej Agrovet, Mark was responsible for corporate strategy, M&A, R&D, and new business incubation.
Earlier in his career, Mark worked for Syngenta and PFM. He earned a BA (Honors) from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar. Mark...
A chartered accountant by profession with more than 18 years of experience in Consulting, audit, IT products and finance, Sundeep is the Founder Director of Mynd Solutions.
Mynd has set up M1xchange, a Fintech platform for servicing finance needs of MSME across India. M1xchange has been awarded as the Best Digital Solution of the year 2017 by Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti Ayog in Express IT Awards. M1xchange has hosted Nationalised, Private and Foreign banks to offer Supply chain finance at most competitive rates with a unique model of bidding by the banks.
Sundeep initiated Mynd with a small team of just five people in 2002 and has been instrumental in steering it to evolve into a solutions company. He has worked with teams to bring about substantial improvements in growth, profitability and performance, which has helped Mynd achieve remarkable customer, employee and...
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.