Taking a scientific decision
Dhiraj Rajaram, founder and CEO, Mu Sigma, an analytics services provider, has been the poster child of the Indian startup world for a while now. He has now set his sights on building the world’s foremost decision sciences company
Building a Happy Company
Ashok Soota-led Happiest Minds Technologies has woven happiness into its business process. Find out how you can do it too.
Amba Research (Amba) offers round-the-clock research services to the global capital markets industry. It was ranked among the Top 3 Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) service providers in the 2010 Black Book of Outsourcing survey. Through this article, The Smart CEO aims to get a first-hand perspective of what makes the company tick
An analytics services company, Activecubes has created a space for itself by leveraging technology to turn data into business intelligence. Having focused on the U.S. and Australian markets, it now intends to concentrate on India and is looking at maintaining an annual growth rate of over 60 per cent
Harnessing the Value of Rural India
HarVa believes that in order for rural India to play a larger part in the building of India’s economy, value creation is a must. And its business model aims to give people an alternate choice of income while making cultivable land in rural India, rich again
On a Cloud ERP
Ramco System’s chief-executive officer, P.R. Venketrama Raja is a technologist at heart. He explains why he wants to make Ramco’s cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) product so sophisticated that it can drive efficiency across a company – from a shop floor to the boardroom
The People Man
Infosys’ Mohandas Pai is a man on a mission. His biggest challenge today: meeting the aspirations of 1,30,000 Infoscions
Building a hub
Ness Technologies plans to grow its business in a manner such that its Indian operations handles 45 per cent of the work load
By choosing a niche, playing to its strengths and maintaining a positive approach, Persistent Systems has created an identity of its own
The Power of Decision Sciences
Dhiraj Rajaram, co-founder and chief-executive of Mu Sigma Business Solutions (Mu Sigma), is working on building the world’s foremost decision-sciences company
The Snapdeal Pivot
In January 2013, Snapdeal had a mere US $100,000 in the bank, a small chunk left after it had burned through almost all of the US $57 million it had raised since September 2009. Th...
Transformation by design
Polaris’ Arun Jain has engineered a unique strategy at the mid-sized financial technology company, incubating a robust products company from within a running services entity. He ...
In coffee, we trust
Tata Starbucks is the coming together of two iconic brands. 34-year-old Avani Saglani Davda, the company’s CEO, explains to us why her game plan for Starbucks in India is to “g...
Where there’s traction, Money will follow
Deepinder Goyal, founder and CEO, Zomato, shares a great working relationship with investor Sanjeev Bikhchandani of Info Edge for one simple reason: Bikhchandani is more entreprene...
Playing 20 Questions with Mittu Chandilya
The AirAsia India boss discusses his interview experience with Tony Fernandes, his firm-and-fair management style and why it is crucial to be a serial innovator to win in the aviat...
Where ownership and management are different
Dr. Ranjan Pai, Managing Director, Manipal Education and Medical Group, has led the professionalisation of the Group by consciously empowering his senior managers, seeding several ...
Building a Happy Company
Ashok Soota-led Happiest Minds Technologies has woven happiness into its business process. Find out how you can do it too....
Narayana Health’s ten-year plan
Narayana Health’s Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty wants to rewrite India’s healthcare story. His personal mantra: it is pointless talking about all the advancements in healthcare if peo...
Creative Dialogue on Scaling Up
Cognizant’s Lakshmi Narayanan indulges in a creative, freewheeling chat with L. Kannan and Vijay Babu of Vortex Engineering, a solar-ATM manufacturer....
"Businesses don’t go anywhere, people do"
Mindtree’s Subroto Bagchi urges entrepreneurs to think of their journey as a process of continuously creating infrastructure – physical, intellectual and emotional. He specific...