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Who says the Indian IT/Tech industry is boring? Check out these music/dance videos…

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. This adage is true for the Indian IT & tech industry as well. The team at NASSCOM works SO HARD all the year around giving the industry a purposeful direction and keeping it a torch bearer for the Indian economy. The economic downturn, Satyam saga etc notwithstanding, surely those guys deserve a break sometimes. more

Closing Keynote: C K Prahlad@ NILF2009

Dr. C K Prahlad gave the closing keynote to draw the curtains on the Nasscom India Leadership Forum 2009. He has recently released his latest book titled “The New Age of Innovation” (after The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid”) and he sought to drive home the point that the economic crisis is an opportunity for organisations to re-engineer their businesses and create new models of delivering products & services to their customers. To illustrate this, he cited the example of Persistent Systems which has created an innovative technology solution for BridgeStone Tyres (for tracking tyre wear status using customised PDAs) that allows BridgeStone to potentially change their core model from selling tyres to renting them out (think “tyre as a service”). Check out the video for an excerpt from his talk. more

NILF session: Shashi Tharoor, Former UN Under Secretary General, Fellow USC Center on Public Diplomacy

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Given his previous career as a United Nations diplomat, Shashi Tharoor has a fairly unique perspective of global, political & economic trends for an Indian eye. His talk was oriented towards the underlying causes behind the current economic crisis and what the role of the government can/should do in this regard. Some key takeaways from his session more

Session: All Geek, no Latin: Where will CTOs spend their $$$ over the next 3 years.

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With the economic slowdown looming large over the business horizon, this session delved into where CTOs would open up their wallets. The participants were Sara Garrison, Senior Vice President IT, Sabre Holding; Mike Connly, CTO, United Health Group; Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research, Salesforce.com & Chairperson: Arvind Thakur, CEO, NIIT Technologies. more