Will Snapdeal Turn Lucky In Its 2nd Avatar?

As Snapdeal vacates its number three position in the Indian e-commerce market to embark on a new independent path inspired by Chinese marketplace Taobao, will founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal turn lucky with its second avatar?

In 3 Years, Sikka Helps Buoy Infosys Profit

When Vishal Sikka took over at Infosys he was prescient about automation taking away jobs and clients shifting investment dollars into newer digital technologies.

Panel Discussion On Digital Transformation: Greyhound Research In Discussion With Dimension Data

Here is a quick glimpse of Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research presenting on the topic of Digital Transformation at Dimension Data’s Shape The Next Leadership Connect Forum 2017.

Catch Greyhound Research at Dimension Data Leadership Connect 2017

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research at Dimension Data Leadership Connect 2017.

What is the event about?

We are experiencing unprecedented change and disruption in the industry today. Business and technology paradigms are changing at a pace that has never before been seen and the innovative use of technology to adapt to these changes is becoming the only way forward.

To address this change, Dimension Data is organising the Leadership Connect, a gathering aimed at bringing together CxOs involved in Digital Transformation journeys.

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Fireside Chat Topic: Bringing Transformation Home

Greyhound Research’s Chief Analyst & CEO, Sanchit Vir Gogia (SVG), will be at the event to share insights on Digital Transformation from across the globe and in the region. Separately, SVG will chair a fireside chat session (participants below) on how can CxOs tailor Digital Transformation for their respective organisations.

Have a question for SVG?

Tweet to us on @s_v_g@Greyhound_R or email us on connect@greyhoundgroup.com and we’ll get the conversation brewing!

When & Where? 

April 19, 2017, Mumbai

April 20, 2017, Bengaluru


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How Entrepreneurial Dreams Are Lost When Investors Take Over Startup

Fights, ousters and exits are likely to occur when the management of a company takes over from its founders. This is because founders and managements don’t often think alike.

IT Companies Will Have To Prove Their Digital Narrative In 2017

Winter has set in, and yet, the biting icy winds do not stop New Yorkers from getting to work. At Liberty Street, inside the Times Inc. office, there are a couple of financial service providers and media companies talking about digital transformation.

Future-Proof Your Brand For 2017 And Beyond

As 2016 winds down and we enter holiday mode, it’s time to start thinking of the 2017 work year. Here’s why you need to use your down time to put plans into place to upskill your employees and stay ahead of the pack.

Keynote: Who Owns Digital Transformation?

Below are excerpts of a recent Keynote by Sanchit Vir Gogia on the topic: Who Owns Digital Transformation?

SAP Launches Solution To Help Firms Make Real-Time Decisions

SAP has launched new technology solution for corporates, which gives analytical information to C-suite executives that can help make decisions in real time. Taking the help of Amazon’s Alexa, a voice service that helps humans interact with machines, the solution has been christened “Digital Boardroom”.

Leading With Digital – Why This Transformation Matters For Traditional Orgs and Its CXOs

In today’s time, while leading with Digital is evident, who owns this transformation still remains a bone of contention. This journey needs to be co-owned by those who will be impacted first – the CXOs. Having said that, the starting point of this journey is an understanding of why this matters to CXOs.

Keynote Speaker at Dell EMC Forum 2016

Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO of Greyhound Research as a Keynote speaker at the Dell EMC Forum 2016.

What Brexit Means For CEOs & IT Leaders

On Friday, 24 June 2016, Britain faced a decisive moment when the majority of its population (51.9%) voted in favour of moving out of the European Union (EU).

To grow in IT, Tata Sons looks inside for a new strategy

Tata Sons is looking at implementing a group-level acquisition strategy for some of its IT needs , as it focuses on gaining better value in its technology spending, two sources with knowledge of the matter told ET.

Taking A Nonconformist Approach To The IT Analyst World

Last week I was with posed a question for the nth time – probably the 50th time since launching Greyhound Research 3 years ago – and it prompted me to formally pen down my thoughts. This question is not new for me and I sort of expect it with those who are yet to get acquainted with our ethos:

 “Like your peers, why don’t you not have reports that benchmark vendors?”

CEO will chart new tech roadmap: Premji

Wipro Limited on Monday announced the appointment of Abidali Z Neemuchwala as the Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of the country’s third-largest IT services company.

Neemuchwala, who is currently Group President and Chief Operating Officer, will take over from TK Kurien, who will become the Executive Vice-Chairman and continue on the company’s Board until March 31, 2017. Both appointments are effective February 1, 2016.

Rebooting Growth In New-World Equilibrium: CEO Holy Grail To Managing Disruption

With organisations grappling with modest growth prospects, expectations from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has come under scrutiny.

In addition to sluggish growth in matured markets, CEOs are now faced with a new-world equilibrium where growth can be expected from emerging markets like India and China and newer technology-led incumbents are eating into the market share.

These incumbents are not only using latest technology systems to erode traditional business models but redefining customer experiences. This is adding pressure on traditional organisations to follow suit.

Infra Service Can’t Bring Home the Bacon for HCL

HCL Technologies needs to rethink its strategy as its fastest-growing vertical, infrastructure services business, has been slowing down with clients shifting to cloud technology , experts said, suggesting increased investment to push other businesses at India’s fourth largest information technology company. The Noida-based company’s infrastructure management services (IMS) business, which manages computers, does software upgrades, provides anti-virus protection for clients and scales it up to manage data centres and networks, accounts for over $1 billion (about `6,200 crore) revenue.

Indian IT Industry Mood Lifts on Totalisation Pact

With the resumption of the discussions on Social Security Agreement and Bilateral Investment Agreement finding pride of place in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcements at the joint press meet with visiting US president Barack Obama, the country’s IT sector is hopeful of a conducive business atmosphere in the US to expand its business operations.

#GreyhoundInMedia: ‘Not many CIOs Aware of Cloud Standards’ #Press #Media @CXOtodayalerts

Enterprises are increasingly using cloud computing to ensure lowered IT costs and sustainable business growth. Even as IT budgets are on the rise, it is essential for firms to consider open technology as the lynchpin to increase effectiveness of investments.

#GreyhoundInMedia: HCL Tech Q4 Net Jumps 53.7%; Sees Strong Growth Ahead #Press #Media #BusinessStandard

Buoyed by strong growth in application and infrastructure services, India’s fourth largest IT solutions firm HCL Technologies Thursday reported a 53.7 per cent surge in its consolidated net profit to Rs 1,834 crore for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2014.

#GreyhoundInMedia: HCL Tech Q4 Net Jumps 53.7%; Sees Strong Growth Ahead #Press #Media #NewIndianExpress

Buoyed by strong growth in application and infrastructure services, India’s fourth largest IT solutions firm HCL Technologies Thursday reported a 53.7 per cent surge in its consolidated net profit to Rs 1,834 crore for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2014.

#GreyhoundInMedia: HCL Tech Q4 Net Jumps 53.7%; Sees Strong Growth Ahead #Press #Media #PTI

Buoyed by strong growth in application and infrastructure services, India’s fourth largest IT solutions firm HCL Technologies Thursday reported a 53.7 per cent surge in its consolidated net profit to Rs 1,834 crore for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2014.

#GreyhoundInMedia: HCL Technologies net profit rises 54%, beats estimates #Press #Media #Mint

The net profit climbs to Rs1,834 crore, while net sales for the reporting quarter rise 21% to Rs8,424 crore. HCL Technologies Ltd, India’s fourth largest software exporter, posted a better-than-expected 54% rise in June quarter profit.

#GreyhoundInMedia: HCL Tech April-June net up 13% on quarter at Rs 1,834 cr, margins surprise #Press #Media #FirstBiz

HCL Technologies posted a better-than-expected 13 percent increase in net profit during April-June on robust growth in operating margins. The company’s net profit stood at Rs 1,834 crore, compared with a CNBC TV18 poll estimate of Rs 1,611.4 crore.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Sikka at helm, it’s time to hit the Refresh key at Infy #Press #Media #GovernanceNow

For a man that Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy stood out to be all through his life – one of India’s greatest entrepreneurs – the murmur was soon becoming too big and loud to bear. While Infosys’s decision last year to bring him back as the executive chairman two years after retirement was then hailed by all, exactly one year down the line not much seemed to have progressed. The only exception is that the challenge of leading India’s #2 software company whose revenue growth was being constantly going southwards, has been passed on to a rank outsider. It was also the first time that the 32-year-old company was being handed over to a non-founder!

#GreyhoundInMedia: Decoding the Infy reboot #Press #Media #HinduBusinessLine

What can Vishal Sikka, an outsider with a software product background, do for Infosys that its founders haven’t been able to achieve? Venkatesh Ganesh and K Giriprakash find out.

In the end, it was not an easy decision either for Infosys or for Vishal Sikka to make. For Sikka, the poster-boy of the $20-billion German software product company SAP AG, taking a call on joining the troubled $8.5-billion Indian software services company must have been one of the toughest decisions of his career.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Infosys’ new boss Vishal Sikka may operate from the US #Press #Media #TheAmericanBazaar

Company badly needs a knight in shining armor. One of India’s iconic IT firms Infosys had been mired in a crisis of leadership over the past one year. The company, one of the best IT services firm, was not doing very well when compared to its peers and competitors like WIPRO, TCS and HCL. Among the big four, Infosys posted the lowest earnings over the last nine months of FY14.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Vishal Sikka as CEO: Infosys will not be the same again #Press #Media #FirstPost

When news broke recently of former SAP CTO Vishal Sikka being considered for the position of Infosys CEO, many experts dismissed it outright. Of the top three analysts covering this sector that we tried to speak to when this speculation broke, one dismissed it outright saying it wouldn’t happen, another was more cautious and said it was extremely unlikely, while the third didn’t even bother to reply. Clearly, the writing seemed to be on the wall–speculation by gossip mongering media. Sections of the media itself have earlier said that Infosys would look for someone within the services industry since it is a specialised industry with a steep learning curve.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Infosys has taken a huge gamble with Vishal Sikka: What analysts think of the new CEO #Press #Media #FirstBiz

What do analysts who have followed Infosys closely for years feel about the announcement earlier today that former SAP CTO Vishal Sikka would be the new US-based CEO and MD of the $8.25 billion Infosys? Can a man who is a well known technology genius take on the mantle of Infosys’ CEO, a business role in an environment of business headwinds that Infosys faces? For instance, two of Infosys’ biggest competitors, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the company that birthed IT services from India, and relatively newer Cognizant, are clearly outpacing Infosys on revenue and growth terms.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Infosys announces Dr. Vishal Sikka as next CEO & MD #Press #Media #InformationWeek

The Infosys Board of Directors announced the selection of Dr. Vishal Sikka as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (CEO & MD) of the company. Dr. Sikka is to be inducted as a whole-time director of the Board and CEO & MD (Designate) on June 14, 2014. He will take over as CEO and MD from Mr. S. D. Shibulal on August 1, 2014.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Infosys Hinging On Sikka #Press #Media #BusinessWorld

The challenge for Vishal Sikka will be to take over a company whose employees will have to think about how technology transforms lives, rather then test, develop and maintain software.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Makeover of an Indian company: How Vishal Sikka could revolutionise Infosys #Press #Media #Biztech

When news broke recently of former SAP CTO Vishal Sikka being considered for the position of Infosys CEO, many experts dismissed it outright. Of the top three analysts covering this sector that we tried to speak to when this speculation broke, one dismissed it outright saying it wouldn’t happen, another was more cautious and said it was extremely unlikely, while the third didn’t even bother to reply. Clearly, the writing seemed to be on the wall–speculation by gossip mongering media. Sections of the media itself have earlier said that Infosys would look for someone within the services industry since it is a specialised industry with a steep learning curve.

#GreyhoundInMedia: From Indian IT bellwether to global competitor: How Vishal Sikka could revolutionise Infosys #Press #Media #FirstBiz

When news broke recently of former SAP CTO Vishal Sikka being considered for the position of Infosys CEO, many experts dismissed it outright. Of the top three analysts covering this sector that we tried to speak to when this speculation broke, one dismissed it outright saying it wouldn’t happen, another was more cautious and said it was extremely unlikely, while the third didn’t even bother to reply. Clearly, the writing seemed to be on the wall–speculation by gossip mongering media. Sections of the media itself have earlier said that Infosys would look for someone within the services industry since it is a specialised industry with a steep learning curve.

#GreyhoundInMedia: WILL VISHAL SIKKA HELP INFOSYS GET ITS MOJO BACK? #Press #Media

When news broke recently of former SAP CTO Vishal Sikka being considered for the position of Infosys CEO, many experts dismissed it outright. Of the top three analysts covering this sector that we tried to speak to when this speculation broke, one dismissed it outright saying it wouldn’t happen, another was more cautious and said it was extremely unlikely, while the third didn’t even bother to reply. Clearly, the writing seemed to be on the wall–speculation by gossip mongering media. Sections of the media itself have earlier said that Infosys would look for someone within the services industry since it is a specialised industry with a steep learning curve.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Makeover of an Indian company: How Vishal Sikka could revolutionise Infosys #Press #Media #FirstBiz

When news broke recently of former SAP CTO Vishal Sikka being considered for the position of Infosys CEO, many experts dismissed it outright. Of the 3 top analysts covering this sector that we tried to speak too when this speculation broke, one dismissed it outright saying it wouldn’t happen, another was more cautious and said it was extremely unlikely, while the third didn’t even bother to reply.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Will Vishal Sikka help Infosys get its mojo back? #Press #Media #FirstPost

When news broke recently of former SAP CTO Vishal Sikka being considered for the position of Infosys CEO, many experts dismissed it outright. Of the top three analysts covering this sector that we tried to speak to when this speculation broke, one dismissed it outright saying it wouldn’t happen, another was more cautious and said it was extremely unlikely, while the third didn’t even bother to reply. Clearly, the writing seemed to be on the wall–speculation by gossip mongering media. Sections of the media itself have earlier said that Infosys would look for someone within the services industry since it is a specialised industry with a steep learning curve.