When Vishal Sikka took over at Infosys he was prescient about automation taking away jobs and clients shifting investment dollars into newer digital technologies.
Sikka is doing to Infosys what Ginni Rometty is doing to IBM, says Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO of Greyhound Research. “IBM has been losing money for the last 16-17 quarters, but the board has supported Rometty. It is similar at Infosys. There is no easy way of doing it,” he adds.
In 2014, Narayana Murthy bestowed the Stanford University alumnus with the responsibility of transforming Infosys into a company that offers technology services with a software layer.
“That was the first time an Indian company of this order had done something like this. Sikka stumbled upon a brilliant opportunity, but it came with challenges,” says Gogia.
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Sanchit Vir Gogia: Sanchit is the Chief Futurist, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group, a Global Strategy & Transformation Research, Advisory & Consulting Group. He also serves as Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, a Global, Award-Winning, Independent Technology & Innovation Research, Advisory & Consulting firm. To read more about him, click here.
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