The Gurus

“One Main Mistake Is To Chase Titles Rather Than Gaining Deep Experience”

The journey towards success and excellence is never a predictable road. The key is to grab every opportunity you get and learn with it. On these lines, PVG Menon, President, and CEO, VANN Consulting speaks to Ankita KS from EFY Group about his journey in the industry for over three decades, best practices, key mistakes, learnings and advice to young

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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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“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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