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September 1, 2014

Our Second Third

Posted by Dr. Vishal Sikka (View Profile | View All Posts) at 10:39 AM

Originally published on TIMELESSNESS - Musings on Constants and Other Invariants

It's been a month since I started as the CEO of Infosys.  An intense and rewarding journey.  And journey is a key word here: I've been on the road a lot.  And perhaps that is fitting, especially when charting a new course, that the thinking of it happens on planes, trains and automobiles heading in all kinds of directions.

Late in the evening of my very first day, I found myself in our university in Mysore, addressing ~13k of our fired up, screaming, trainees in the amphitheater of our magnificent campus. And that campus, which I'd heard so much about over the years, was far beyond my expectations. Its beauty, its attention to detail, its magnitude, and its sheer awesomeness, is something to behold. Almost 350 acres, lush green, massive use of renewable energy, and just a great example of sustainability and smart city innovation. And the university itself is an extraordinary institution. We can train ~16k resident students concurrently with a world-class team of educators. Truly exemplifying the spirit of a company that is founded on education, on learning. As my mom used to say, when we can learn anything, we can do anything. And nowhere is that simple truth more evident than in our Mysore campus, where you get the palpable feeling that the young trainees, on their way to great companies in the world to do great work, can do anything, because they can learn anything. It became clear to me that revitalizing our learning core must be a key focus for us going forward.

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August 28, 2014

Connecting Digitally: Let Us Count The (New) Ways

Posted by Amitabh Mudaliar (View Profile | View All Posts) at 5:29 AM

Biz Stone: Twitter's Lessons Help Spread Jelly [Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OXQXJ_UulE]

Twitter's co-founder Biz Stone is working on a new project - a search engine called Jelly. Part of Stone's reasoning is that the basic way we get answers to our online queries hasn't changed that much in the past 15 years or so. You type something into the search engine, hit return, and view the list of suggested matches. That's an eternity in digital time.

So what will be different about Jelly? Well, Stone says that he's envisioning what the world has become - a very tight conglomeration of digital consumers who are in close contact with each other. Now imagine taking all the 'stuff' from all of your social media networking - the photos and the maps and the messages and the locations - and combining it all to create a mega-social network.

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August 26, 2014

New Races For New Digital Platforms

Posted by Suryaprakash K. (View Profile | View All Posts) at 6:45 AM

In conversation with Asim Warsi from Samsung India  [Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrIiWcvMRL0]

I was thinking about the waxing and waning of the digital technology sector's often-uneasy alliances the other day.

Look at what's happening in India. It is the single-most important and untapped market for consumer technology. And because of its sheer size, even a small percentage of the population doing something (like, say, purchasing a smartphone) is the equivalent of a far larger proportion of the population of just about any other country.

So it is with intense interest, that I've been following Google's latest campaign to market its new Android One telephone in India. Experts describe the move as ambitious. Because India is a challenging and a unique market for any enterprise, even the homegrown ones. And yet, if Google can make a go of it in India, I suspect the payoff would be huge.

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