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
MindTree’s Mission 2014
After 11 years of fast-paced growth in the high-end IT services space, Krishnakumar Natarajan, chief executive officer, MindTree Limited and his colleagues are chalking out their strategy to reach the U.S. $1 billion mark by 2014
The MindTree Way
From starting up with ten co-founders to roping in the Spastic Society of Karnataka to design their logo, MindTree always had an interesting approach to conducting business. Here is a brief on their early days.
The story of a serial entrepreneur
The drive to go through the hardship of starting up multiple times is one key reason why Krishnan Ganesh, founder and CEO of TutorVista, is a four-time entrepreneur. He shares with...
The Wise Leader
Narayanan Vaghul, former chairman, ICICI Bank, draws ideas from American Generals during World War II, the life of Mahatma Gandhi and even Sachin Tendulkar’s cricketing career to...
How A.R.Rahman has almost perfected the art, or should one say the business of continuously re-inventing himself...
How you can own a slice of India’s next billion-dollar startup?
An inside peek into Mumbai Angels, one of India’s first angel investing clubs, and several reasons why angel investing can be exciting and rewarding...
Plan A to Plan B and beyond
An entrepreneur’s move from Plan A to Plan B must be ‘process-oriented’, says John Mullins, professor of management practice at London Business School and co-author of ‘Get...
Inventor. Entrepreneur. Investor.
Vinod Dham, who is acknowledged as ‘Father of the Intel Pentium’ and currently founding-managing director at Indo U.S. Venture Partners, has constantly reinvented himself to st...
The People Man
Infosys’ Mohandas Pai is a man on a mission. His biggest challenge today: meeting the aspirations of 1,30,000 Infoscions...
It’s not a myth; it’s a belief
Devdutt Pattanaik shares his experience as the chief belief officer of Future Group and how his understanding of India has helped shape his career and the ethos of Future Group...
The business of quick service restaurants
For an Indian QSR, the best way to approach a business is to make smart choices - on menu, format, location and process. And for those who have managed to build a strong foundation...
Sanjeev Bikhchandani’s search for a Naukri
Info Edge’s executive vice-chairman, Sanjeev Bikhchandani, launched his first Internet portal, Naukri.com, in 1997 when India had only 14,000 Internet users. Today, he is churnin...