CapGemini Archive

The MNC show at NILF 2011

Accenture, CapGemini, IBM, Cisco, CA Technologies, CSC, AT&T and ATOS Origin….. they are highly visible and participate in NILF 2011. Accenture is the knowledge partner, as always! Cap Gemini is doing a number of things around the event- they brought in Robert Swan, polar explorer, for a masterclass session; they have sponsored an evening and their top management has anchored sessions. IBM and Cisco are showcasing their cool technologies- the spoken web and telepresence.  CSC and others are key sponsors. One thing is clear – for all these companies, India as a market or offshore destination- is important enough to warrant such an investment of time and money.I was chatting with folks from these companies and all of them reiterated the need to underscore their India-intentions in as many ways as they could. more

The Stimulus of Change – Why looking outward is the leader’s job

The stunning Corporate Editor of CNBC, Ms Shereen Bhan, also the Chairperson for the session, welcomed the participants with her dazzling smile. The turn of events in the last few quarters has taught us to strike a balance between looking inward and outward, she said. We have to also get back to the basics and our core values – all the more difficult to do so at the time of downturn, where mere survival becomes a challenge at times. With this, comes the need for being adaptive combined with agility. Protectionism imposed by US has taught us that the rules of the game may change overnight, upsetting all strategies and long-term plans. There are companies which look inward at such times and seek out a solution, whereas others who set a mandate by drawing parallels from outside. There is a lot to be learnt from customer feedback and comparing with those of other industries. She also talked about innovation and how it can make a difference. Ms Bhan then invited Mr Rajiv Bajaj to take the dais. more

Lessons from around us

Yesterday’s early evening session on leadership looking outwards was interesting particularly in its selection of speakers and the companies they represented. India’s foremost software provider TCS, India’s leading two wheeler manufacturer Bajaj and global consulting, technology and outsourcing provider Capgemini. The views were as diverse as the companies on stage but there were three key lessons that I picked up: more