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“Discovering highly talented technologists with the mindset for scaling business is my biggest challenge.”

What all roles can a technologist play in the industry? If you believe the options are limited—take a look at Sundara Nagarajan’s profile, and I guarantee you—you will be enthused. While he started his career as an assistant R&D engineer—he’s been the head of several R&D units, co-founded a tech firm, and now enables technologists to scale their ambitions. Thanks to Neeti Toila,

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How To Choose The Right Engineering Branch – Kill ‘Engineering Doubt’

It is now again the time of the year when students, having completed their twelfth standard exams along with being ambitious about taking up professional courses as their graduate specialisations, fret over the numerous options available. This is also applicable to potential engineers; now it is worth remembering that the last decade has seen nearly a tenfold increase in the

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Emotional Intelligence: Key Skill Required for Getting a Dream Job

Krunal Shah holds Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Visveswaraiah Technological University, Karnataka. Currently, he is working as Director of Subodh Tech Private Limited. University graduates and professionals sometimes talk about not being selected in an organization despite having good academic records, required skill sets and communication skills. As per my observation and experience, gone are the days

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“You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take”

What does the role of a chief digital officer (CDO) at a commercial release estate entail? That’s the question that popped up when my close buddy–Sandeep Dave–got appointed as Chief Digital and Technology Officer at CBRE, US. Thankfully, he not only explained his role and the ‘why’ behind it but also shared some valuable insights that may help you shape

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Hardware Startups: The Way Ahead

The boom in demand of electronics device/gizmo has triggered growth of hardware startups around the world. According to a joint study brought out by Assocham and NEC Technologies in the year 2014, India’s total electronics hardware production estimates for 2014-15 stood at $32.46 billion which is about 1.5% of world electronic hardware production.  The domestic consumption of electronic hardware in

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VLSI Industry Offers Mostly Verification Based Jobs

Today, VLSI devices are found everywhere around us. We find advanced VLSI chips in our cars, cell phones, household appliances, cameras, medical devices and many other places. This rapidly evolving sector offers exciting opportunities in verification based jobs for those with strong fundamentals in electronic circuit design and hardware description languages, interest in VLSI design and verification and more importantly,

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Your Engineering Skills Won’t Go Waste in Field Application Engineering

Rahul R. is a senior technical journalist at EFY If you have completed your undergraduate degree in engineering and are keen to get a job away from the conventional engineering disciplines whilst utilising (and gaining) technical skills, then industry experts believe that you could work as a field application engineer (FAE). In this role, your communication skills, along with soft

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“Our careers, opportunities and choices do not happen according to a plan, but when you look back, everything seems to make sense.”

‘Wise’—a single word that best describes Srivathsa. His replies to my questions further prove my point. He is an Open Source enthusiast too, and we at Open Source India’s* first edition at Bengaluru. Every sentence that he utters is after considerable thought, and I’m sure you can get a glimpse of that trait from his interview too… Q. Can you describe your

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