Tag Archives: Indian IT

Indian Innovation: Time to Promote ISRO from Heart to Head

In India everybody loves ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization). While many issues pull down the spirits of the country, one of the the entities that bring cheer is ISRO. A true worldclass technology organization. Whenever a satellite launcher or spaceship is successfully launched, euphoria surges. On all cases – satellites & launchers, MARS orbiter, GPS-like system etc.,… Read More »

11 Types of Architect Jobs (Only 3 Are Actual Architect Roles) Which You May Not Have Known

In technology companies, there is role of architect(s). There is a huge demand for competent architects.  Some are groomed within the organization. Some others are hired from outside. All the time there is huge demand with big pay packet. Surprisingly(or not so surprisingly), I have seen lot of frustration for the architect herself and also… Read More »

Indian IT Service: Want to survive? Downgrade to CMM Level 3 from Level 5

There is spurt of doomsday predictions for Indian IT service. There are many bloggers emerging. All are stating one reality. The  outsourcing party is over. No more easy money. IT/R&D service is the past. The entrepreneurship is the future. All the middle managers are white elephants and are a burden. They are the reason the… Read More »

Women @ Work. A Thank You Note

Last year, I had an overseas intern. An American intern with no connection to India. He was quite surprised with what he saw here in Bangalore office – about women at work. ‘Never thought Indian office has 30-40% women. With whatever I had read about India from the media, sounded very negative about women. This… Read More »

Indian R&D Management- Bringing Together Universities and Industry: 4 *Urgently* Needed Steps

It was an innovation project outside the regular product development. We needed advanced Image processing expertise. And, we did not have the right specialist who could do the research. “Why don’t we use this premier govt research institute? ” A good suggestion from somebody. I immediately swung into action. Reached out to the coordinator from our… Read More »

Importing R&D Hardware: How History is Holding Back Global R&D from India

1717 AD. Calcutta. Fort William. There were encouragements to do export business. Global business is good. There were tax breaks for export oriented units. No wonder the empire was the largest economy on the  planet. East India company, first British company has already started doing business. It has well built premise Fort William. One day… Read More »

DARPA Urban Challenge to Mahindra Rise Prize: Driving the Self Driving Car

Google Driver-less Car. Unless you lived in cave with no connectivity, you heard about self driving cars. Around the world there is quite a bit of excitement about this. Lot of innovation is going on across the technology and industry spectrum. While everyone is cheering the innovation of Google, appears like not many know how it is… Read More »

Project Acquisition Story: Software Services CEOs, Focus on Footsoldiers!

It was celebration time ! The team had won a new client which is a global energy major from Europe. It was a multi-year project of software product planning and execution. High value engagement from the perspective of both organizations. First phase involved high level specification and prototyping. The phase 2 and beyond, involved detailed… Read More »

Indian Entrepreneurs, Be Ready for Jail

Here is one woman entrepreneur… She worked as tech professional earlier and now aiming to be a business owner.  She has an idea about creating animated content and making it big. May 2014. Bangalore. It was a meeting with between three parties. A chartered accountant, company secretary and her. While pursuing the core tasks of… Read More »

Growth Crisis of Indian IT-Part2: 8 Reasons Why New Product & Business Innovation Fails In R&D and Technology Service Organizations

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Indian IT: Growth & Innovation Crisis

Business Crisis and Innovation Dilemma I discussed the problem of R&D centers around the globe ‘here’. The case for keeping senior employees is decreasing rapidly. This is the scenario where the organization does not control the product and its road map. The organization entity gets revenue from billing R&D service efforts. Those customers do have… Read More »

Growth Crisis of Indian IT-Part1: How Product Management Function Can Save Careers and Business

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Indian IT: Growth & Innovation Crisis

Crisis of R&D Service: You probably know this already. There is a set of organizations which provide services in IT, Engineering and R&D.  This article is about the crisis they are facing today. In particular – about these organizations in India which started booming in late 1990s.  And how they can re-invent. These R&D organizations fall into… Read More »