If we look at countries like South Korea, Japan, or China, we can see how innovation has been the primary driver of progress and growth.
The dawn of the digital era has brought the two ‘C’s into great focus – competition and collaboration.
Women’s Day is here and we are back to the conversation regarding women’s representation in the corporate world. It’s strange that in the 21st century we need a special ‘day’ to recognise the contribution of women in our lives…both personal and professional. At some level, I feel, that we should not need to have a special day dedicated to women…a special day dedicated to recognising her contribution, her mettle, and her achievements. We should not need a special day to truly appreciate the women in our lives and across the world. But at the same time, I feel that we still need a Women’s Day because, despite all that they have achieved, women still remain grossly underrepresented in the corporate world, still struggle to bridge the pay gap, and have to work harder to shatter the glass ceiling.
The concept of Open Innovation fascinates me. Fundamentally, it is a very decentralised, distributed, and more participatory approach to innovation and that’s where the beauty lies. I have always been a believer of co-innovation. Today, when there is so much knowledge which exists in the world, it is impossible for one individual or one company (no matter how big or small it is) to innovate effectively on its own.
By 2020, 36% of the workforce will comprise of Millennials – these are the human resources who are born after the baby boomer era. The Millennials and Gen Z are the digital natives. They are not only extremely comfortable with technology but also expect their workplace to be digitally advanced too. With this new workforce, comes the need for a modern workplace.
After Google’s acquisition of analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion, Salesforce’s acquisition of the popular analytics and data visualisation platform Tableau is sweeping the tech headlines! Valued at $15.7 billion, the acquisition is yet another investment by the enterprise giant to bring in new technology and tools to enhance the ability of users to see and understand data, and unearth insights from it.
It isn’t that business leaders ignore physical health & fitness. It’s just that their priorities are driven by the calendar. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, all happen. Well, maybe not at the right times. When you keep ignoring the nature of well-being, it returns to you in the same coins. I am writing this blog to share my learnings when you run on the clock, and not on the body-clock.
Innovation is the big buzzword with most of the software development organisations. At Inteliment, we try to put a lot of emphasis and focus to drive this concept and make it an integral part of the company’s day to day activities and value structure. Innovation is an idea or concept that can be transformed into reality and applied for practical use, which can eventually contribute to the success and growth of the organisation. It is an important catalyst for an organisation to adapt to the ever changing and dynamic market. Being innovative does not always mean the need to come up with new inventions but it can also mean changing the existing strategies, mode of operations, business model, etc. to deliver better products or services. Inteliment follows a culture which fosters innovation. To achieve this, we follow these basic set of guidelines within the organisation. This blog is an attempt to share with you all our learnings in the process.
The march of the machines is on, and while we worry about robots and machines replacing our jobs, the truth is that these are likely to create new job roles. From a nascent idea discovered almost six decades ago, Artificial Intelligence today has become an actual product…one that holds the promise of changing things as we know it. As our lives mimic science fiction movies that we have grown up consuming, AI engineering is an exciting new field with the fastest growing demand for qualified professionals.
Recently, I read an e-book “The Roadmap to Building a Data-Driven Optimisation Team”. The book had some interesting anecdotes which got me thinking. As all businesses go the data way, I think it is necessary to focus on the kind of leadership required to guide a typical data-driven enterprise. So crucial is this that even a much-earlier written article in The Wall Street Journal mentions how most data-driven companies have higher productivity and profitability than those who are not following this key growth accelerator. But being data-driven does not mean only using analytics or having the cutting-edge technology. It is much more than that.