The Gurus

“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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“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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“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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Open Source offers the most effective way of learning, that is ‘Do It Yourself’

I have known Divyansh Verma (Manager Software Development, Intel) since we met at Open Source India’s first event at Bengaluru (India) in 2012. He’s always been a strong proponent of Open Source. But, he’s one of the rare techies, who’s also passionate about business, and takes a keen interest in tech start-ups, and mergers and acquisitions… Q. Can you describe your

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Hell no! I Don’t Think This Kind of a Role Existed

When I first interacted with Pragya Vaishwanar , I was intrigued by her designation. I understood the “Director Marketing” bit, but “Influencer Relations” got me stumped. Thankfully, she agreed to this interview, and I got to discover a fascinating role that exists in our tech industry… Q. Can you describe your current role? What are the primary results that you are

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Even If You Have a Good Machine and Bad Support, It is Still a Bad Machine

This interview shares some tips for managers and future business leaders, where we brief over acquisitions, team management and development. Mark Norris, general manager – SE Asia and Korea, Nordson Advanced Technologies Electronic Systems speaks with Dilin Anand of EFY Q. How do you improve your technologies after an acquisition? A. A very good example is that, in September this

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“I wanted to create a company where people didn’t have to leave to grow”

How has National Instruments (NI) grown from an organisation run by three engineers to a company with 6,600 employees worldwide? What are the basic foundations that the founder of National Instruments laid that have enabled the organisation to grow into a billion dollar enterprise? Those were some of the questions that drove Rahul Chopra to talk to Dr James Truchard,

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“Quality is about making a product, which is robust and stable”

Q. Could you tell us about your company? A. Reliant EDS is an EMS (electronics manufacturing services) company, which involves itself in PCB Designing, Manufacturing, and Assembly. We started off as a PCB Design company in the year 2005 and in the year 2011, we started providing complete services in PCB layout, PCB Bare-board Fabrication and PCB Assembly work. Q.

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