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Greyhound Research presents Achievers’ Club in association with Information Week #Event #INTEROP

Achivers club 750x250 (1)So, what are we doing this in the first place?

“Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way.”

–Tom Freston

We exist in a world where true innovations are rare. Till date, the concept of doing something differently has either been dismissed completely or little encouragement has been given to those standing up for the cause. However, in recent times encouragement for innovators with ideas has been easier to find. We at Greyhound Research believe these people who think out of the box and create something new need to be recognized. Why? Because such people have the skill (and drive) to make an impact – in their organizations, society and lives.

The Achievers’ Club is an initiative by Greyhound Research in association with Information Week magazine to recognize such innovators who have truly gone out of their way to make an impact.

Who can enter the awards?

The admission into the club is exclusively open to IT Decision Makers only – please note, this does not include CIOs from large IT vendor firms. While we encourage IT vendors to submit nominations on behalf of their customers, Greyhound Research holds the discretion and right to accept this nomination. Vendors please note, we require you to produce enough documentary evidence that this submission has been done in consent with the customer.

What are the rewards for those who qualify?

  • All nominated for this club will be awarded one complimentary ticket to the Greyhound Emerging Markets Conclave event.
  • Those recognized for the Achievers’ Club will win a three-month subscription to Greyhound’s Research Library.

What is the process and criteria?

The judging process is comprised of two phases.

Phase 1 – Greyhound Research panel reviews applications to determine the finalists for the Achievers’ Club.

Phase 2 – The list of finalists is then reviewed by the Information Week management.

Winners are announced at the InterOp 2014 (Delhi).

Qualifying Criteria

Each qualifier would be given a rating on the scale of 1 to 10:

  • Business level
    • What was the initiative and did it benchmark to global standards?
    • How would you quantify the impact of the initiatives over last 2 quarters?
    • Who owns this initiative?
  • Technology Level
    • Did the CIO & team use a formal benchmarking process to shortlist vendors and benchmark offerings?
    • Range of solutions implemented
    • Speed of implementation
  • People Qualifiers
    • How widely is the technology used in the organization?
    • Did the IT team conduct a pilot with chosen group prior to launch?
    • Does the organization measure user experience and satisfaction on an on-going basis?

How can you apply?

Please reach out to Manav Juneja on connect@greyhoundgroup.com and we will revert with a detailed nomination form for you to fill out. Please note, the last date to receive this is July 11, 2014.

Points to Remember:

  • Please note, only one application per company (End-User organization) is allowed.
  • Vendors and PR firms may feel free to submit an application on behalf of their clients. However, we will need sufficient documentary evidence to prove this has been done with the client’s consent and need all their contact details.
  • Please remember, we are looking for real innovators and achievers who have not just thought out-of-the-box, but put it in practice for a tangible outcome.
  • As an organization, we honour Non-Disclosure Agreements but since this is a platform for one-and-all, we encourage you to not share any information that you believe should not be shared with the public in general.

Catch Greyhound Research as a Knowledge Partner at CIO Leadership Retreat 2014 #Event #Media #Press #CIO #CLRIndia

What is the event all about? 

Today’s most advanced and complicated IT technology landscape poses unprecedented challenges and needless to say that an isolated approach never can address these challenges. This is only possible with a strong, mutually understood IT partnership, which not only addresses the challenges but also provide an in-depth view of upcoming obstacles. The 2014 edition of CIO Leadership Retreat (CLR) unveils unique insights on the role IT Leadership and IT partnerships that are poised to pave success in a new business climate that warrants organizations to aim for higher operational efficiency and better customer responsiveness.

Increasing expectations from customers, emergence of advanced technologies, demand for higher operational efficiency, higher RoI etc have forced CIOs today to review their strategies and to look for effective result oriented IT partnerships. 2014 edition of CLR is an opportunity for you to discuss with experts on how to streamline your IT operations and make them agile and responsive to your client needs. You will also learn about the Power of Partnership and how to identify the right partner.

Primarily focused on Power of IT Partnership, CLR 2014 will address these four key areas:

  • Addressing business expectations with operational efficiency
  • Identifying right IT partner for tomorrow
  • SMAC for a dynamic future
  • Is cost optimazion enough for your business growth?

Greyhound Research is proud to associate with the forum as a Knowledge Partner and our Chief Analyst & CEO, Sanchit Vir Gogia, will be a delivering a keynote and leading a panel discussion at the event which will have industry stalwarts to join and learn from each others’ experiences. Sanchit will share his rich expertise and perspective on the rise of emerging technologies and its future in enterprises. Backed up by solid user case studies, Sanchit will be sharing best practices for organizations looking at using external partners to launch strategic IT projects.

Have a question?

To read our latest thought leadership, check out our latest blogs. Click here.

Catch our media mentions in some of the world’s best publications. Click here.

Have more questions? Tweet to us - @s_v_g@Greyhound_R or email us on connect@greyhoundgroup.com and we’ll get the conversation brewing! Don’t forget to add #CLRIndia if you are tweeting to us!

When & Where?

14th and 15th February 2014 at Lonavala, India.

Source: CIO Leadership Retreat

Catch Greyhound Research as a Knowledge Partner at CXO Leadership Retreat 2013 #Event #Media #Press #CIO #CLRIndia

What is the event all about? 

The Indian Economy is experiencing its worst slowdown in nearly a decade on the back of global contractionary headwinds, domestic macro-economic imbalances and policy reversals on the fiscal front. With growth pegged at below 5%, Businesses are under severe pressure to readjust to the new normal. With a fundamentally sound economy, coupled with measures to encourage foreign investment and rein in government spending, India is poised to tide over the present crisis and better her growth rate.

The current situation, however, has meant that businesses should aim for higher operational efficiency and better customer responsiveness in order to continue on their high growth trajectory. The 2013 edition of CXO Leadership Retreat (CXR) provides unique insights on the role that IT leaders should be taking to survive and come out trumps in this new business climate.

IT systems are expected to meet high standards of operation, while offering round-the-clock availability, security and performance. In today’s environment, businesses have to keep pace with the constant changes in IT, performance demands, and pressure to deliver competitive IT functionality. The 2013 edition of CXR is an opportunity for IT leaders to discuss with experts about how to streamline their IT operations and make them agile and responsive to their client needs. They will also learn about the power of partnership and how to identify the right partner to meet their business & IT requirements.

Shaped around the theme ‘Driving Business Excellence by leveraging the Power of Partnership’, CXR 2013 will address these four key areas:

  1. Thinking beyond cost optimisation
  2. Operational efficacy in-line with Business expectations
  3. Becoming ready for a Social, Mobile, Cloud, Analytics (SMAC) Future
  4. The road to identifying the right partners

Greyhound Research is proud to associate with the forum as a Knowledge Partner and our CEO, Sanchit Vir Gogia, will be a delivering a keynote and leading a panel discussion at the event which will have industry stalwarts to join and learn from each others’ experiences. Sanchit will share his rich expertise and perspective on the rise of emerging technologies and its future in enterprises. Backed up by solid user case studies, Sanchit will be sharing best practices for organizations looking at using external partners to launch strategic IT projects.

Have a question?

To read our latest thought leadership, check out our latest blogs. Click here.

Catch our media mentions in some of the world’s best publications. Click here.

Have more questions? Tweet to us - @s_v_g@Greyhound_R or email us on connect@greyhoundgroup.com and we’ll get the conversation brewing! Don’t forget to add #CLRIndia if you are tweeting to us!

When & Where?

6th and 7th December 2013 at Vivanta by Taj – Surajkund, NCR.

Source: CXO Leadership Retreat

Catch Greyhound Knowledge Group at the Samsung Enterprise Solutions Expo 2013 #Event #Media #Press #Samsung #Expo

Samsun Enterprise Solutions Expo 2013What is the event all about? 

Our CEO, Sanchit Vir Gogia, will be a part of the esteemed panel at ‘The CXO Lounge’ of Samsung Enterprise Solutions Expo 2013, which will have industry stalwarts to join and learn from each others’ experiences. Sanchit will share his rich expertise and perspective on the rise of smartphones/tablets and its future in enterprises. Backed up by solid user case studies, Sanchit will be sharing best practices for organizations looking at launching a enterprise mobility strategy, including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

Have a question?

To read our latest thought leadership, check out our latest blogs. Click here.

Catch our media mentions in some of the world’s best publications. Click here.

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

When & Where?

20th September 2013, 7pm onwards at The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon.

Source: Samsung Expo 2013

Greyhound Research Partners With Kea Company for ‘Analyst Relations Forum’ in London #Media #Press #KEA #Analyst #Forum #London #GreyhoundResearch

August 23, 2013: Greyhound Research, the independent IT & Telecom Research & Advisory arm of Greyhound Knowledge Group has announced a strategic partnership with Kea Company for their upcoming ‘Analyst Relations Forum’ being held on 3rd October 2013 in London.

The Analyst Relations Forum is an initiative to bring together analyst relations professionals, analysts and technology vendors from across the globe and provide one platform for interaction and growth.

Speaking on the partnership, Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and Group CEO, Greyhound Research says, “We are honoured to partner with Kea Company for one of their most prestigious events. Being an independent analyst firm ourselves, we value the importance of such events aimed at bringing together the analyst and vendor fraternity. We commit to adding significant value to this partnership and extend our support to the team at Kea Company. ”

This year’s forum will feature sessions on sales enablement, selling Analyst Relations in your company, career progression for analysts. The Analyst Value Survey results 2013 will also be announced at the event. Speakers at the event are from Symantec, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Accenture, BT Group, ARInsights and Kea Company.

About Greyhound Research

Greyhound Research is an independent IT & Telecom research & advisory firm that helps clients with fact-based insights, relevant perspectives and realistic opinions. With focus on all things emerging – business themes, roles, technologies, geographies and verticals – Greyhound Research works closely with a variety of audience including end-users, IT & Telecom vendors, channel partners, venture capitalists & private equity, start-ups and the Government sector.

About Greyhound Knowledge Group

Greyhound Knowledge Group is built on the ethos of a research – led approach. Our mission is to be the most trusted group in the research & advisory business. We believe in challenging conventions and are committed to change the way research is executed and consumed. This, we believe, will help our customers make decisions that add value to their routine tasks.

Apart from Greyhound Research, Greyhound Knowledge Group also operates the following companies -

Greyhound Sculpt: Greyhound Sculpt is a boutique Consumer Research & Innovation firm focused on delivering fact-based and relevant insights for complex assignments like brand personification, positioning studies, market entry strategies among others.

Greyhound Technocrat: Greyhound Technocrat is an executive search firm focused on the technology and telecom sector in emerging markets. With focus on three verticals – CIO & Team, Vendors & Channel Partners, KPO & Analytics – the company aligns the best of both functional and sector expertise.

Connect with us at:

Greyhound Sculpt | W greyhoundsculpt.com | T @GreyhoundSculpt

Greyhound Research | W greyhoundresearch.com | T @Greyhound_R

Greyhound Technocrat | W greyhoundtechsearch.com | T @Greyhound_T

For media queries, please contact:  media@greyhoundgroup.com

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#CXO Chat Aug 19th, Noon EST: From Transactions to Contextual Engagement: Strategy Please? with Sanchit Vir Gogia, CEO of GKG

“Competitive differentiation depends on pervasive customer engagement in a business environment that is proactive, innovative, agile and people-centric. Using Tom Peters’ principles such as “bias for action,” every person in your organization should be empowered to deliver maximum value to the customer at every moment. Where big data is concerned, experience optimization, next best action, stream computing and self-service contextual analytics can be key components in an action-biased culture that delivers continuous customer satisfaction.” [Adapted from Big Data As a Strategic Asset: Got Guru?]

In our next twitterchat guest, Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder & Group CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group, joins us as we discuss “From Transactions to Contextual Engagement: Strategy Please?” James Kobielus, IBM’s Big Data Evangelist and resident SME for #CXO chat also joins the conversation! Here are the questions we’ll be discussing as well as reference articles to help inspire the August 19th discussion at 12 PM EST.

#CXO Chat Discussion Questions:

1.    How do you build a business case around contextual engagement to get buy-in from the leadership team?

2.    How can companies plan for and cultivate exceptional pre and post transaction customer conversations and engagement strategies?

3.    How do you bridge the gap between customer value creation and value consumption?

4.    Despite the large amounts of customer data today how do businesses remain agile and shift with constantly changing consumer behavior?

5.    What should the IT team do to play a more proactive role in improving customer engagement in the near future?

6.    How can businesses use emerging technologies like Cloud, Mobility, Big Data and Social to improve customer engagement?

7.    What’s the key to being contextually relevant at any point in the customer journey?

8.    What would a customer engagement strategy for the 2020 customer look like?

9.    Is big data improving or diminishing customer engagement?

#CXO Chat Reference Articles:

The new digital customer journey: Cross-channel, mobile, social, self-service, and engaged | http://bit.ly/16fND5R

IBM Improving the Science to Apply Business Analytics for Better Customer Engagementhttp://bit.ly/13oXUhU

The Big Deal About Big Data for Customer Engagement http://bit.ly/1dcYZLw

Is Big Data Shrinking Customer Engagement? | http://bit.ly/12adprj

Big Data As a Strategic Asset: Got Guru? | http://bit.ly/1dbUUav

#CXO Guest Bio:

Sanchit is the Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group that operates under three brands in emerging markets – Greyhound Research, Greyhound Sculpt and Greyhound Technocrat Search. The group currently employs experts with experience in IT Research & Advisory, Consumer Research and Executive Search.

Sanchit is a highly recognized and reputed IT analyst, consultant and advisor. He is also the author of the famous blog, “As Disruptive As IT Gets”. Known for his passion for emerging markets and technologies, he has gained repute in the technology community by authoring numerous thought provoking reports on topics like Cloud Computing, Big Data and Customer Engagement. With extensive experience in research, strategy, sales and marketing, Sanchit has solid experience as an IT analyst, advisor and consultant advising both end-users and vendors.

What is #CXO chat?

#CXO chat is a weekly conversation every Monday at 12 Noon EST, on Twitter.  Each week we discuss a different customer experience optimization topic.

How do you join in?

If you use a Twitter client like Tweetdeck, HootSuite or Seesmic Desktop, create a search column for the term ‘#CXO’.  Then as we tweet with the #CXO hashtag, they will show up in your column.  Or you can follow with Twubs  – http://twubs.com/cxo and it automatically adds the #CXO hashtag

How do you participate?

Just jump right in! Review the discussion questions posted so you can prepare your thoughts and answers. When the question is posed begin your response with A1: for question 1 and A2: for question 2 etc.  No answer is wrong! We look forward to seeing you at the #CXO water cooler hosted by @IBMbigdata

Follow the hashtag #CXO throughout the week for articles, facts and nuggets on customer experience optimization. You can also continue the discussion on LinkedIn in the Customer eXperience Optimization group http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=3952442

Source: Facebook