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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.
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.