A sense of excitement, of jumping into something green or greener, pervades right through IBM India offices today. The organisation is in the midst of transforming itself to focus on the Indian market. It is metamorphosing with the aim to grow the more profitable India business, even as globally IBM has reported 21 quarters of declining revenues.
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.
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.
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.
- Jason Goodall (Group CEO, Dimension Data)
- John Lombard (Asia Pacific CEO, Dimension Data)
- Kiran Bhagwanani (India CEO, Dimension Data)
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When & Where?
April 19, 2017, Mumbai
April 20, 2017, Bengaluru
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Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder & CEO of the Digital Transformation Research and Advisory firm Greyhound Knowledge Group points out that earlier e commerce firms used to depend on reactive analytics like push based email campaigns but over the years the need for personalization has pushed firms to use predictive analytics not just for marketing purposes but also for inventory logistics. “Predictive analytics is going beyond the consumer behaviour patterns. Firms are using cloud and writing algorithms attuned to their company needs for crunch situations like peak sales or holiday season sales.” says Gogia.
The global battle between Netflix and Amazon for a larger share of TV and movie viewership is all set to play out in India. Eleven months after Netflix launched its services in India, e-commerce giant Amazon has now launched its subscription-based service Amazon Prime Video.
Below are excerpts of a recent Keynote by Sanchit Vir Gogia on the topic: Who Owns Digital Transformation?
The Indian telecoms giant, Reliance, is offering smartphone users what it says is the cheapest mobile data network in the world.
रिलायंस की ओर से नए मोबाइल नेटवर्क जियो को बाज़ार में उतारने के बाद दूरसंचार कंपनियों के बीच नए ग्राहकों को पाने की लड़ाई तेज़ होने की संभावना है.
India’s telecoms giant, Reliance, is offering smartphone users what it says is the cheapest mobile data in the world. It’s hoping to tap into India’s vast market of potential smartphone users.
Catch Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research with Anshoo Nandwaani, VP & Principal Analyst, Greyhound Research in a conversation about the Reliance Jio announcement and its impact on the telecom sector in the country and across the globe on Greyhound Research’s knowledge sharing initiative, Greyhound Radio.
Indian consumers are inspired by icons, billion-dollar investments, price wars and discounts. They are in awe of the superlative ways in which businessmen are able to offer freebies to capture market share. Reliance Jio is here, and like all things from the Ambanis it was launched with much fanfare. The total investment is pegged at Rs 70,000 crore and Reliance Industries made use of the fanfare to launch a Rs 5,000-crore startup fund.
On 1st September 2016, Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani, announced details of the Reliance Jio launch in the company’s 42nd Annual General Meeting
Per the company it will start offering services from 5th September but the commercial launch will be on 31st December, 2016. While the company has stated an altruistic objective for Reliance Jio, that of putting India on the global map for mobile broadband Internet access, there is no denying that this announcement has jolted the country’s telecom sector.
We finally know when Reliance Jio will be launching and the kind of tariffs it is offering. Needless to say Jio could start a data war with rival network operators, and that is all social media was talking about. While some people thought the Reliance Jio will bring a revolution in the industry, some are confident that Jio exhibits long-term vision is capable of shaking things up. On the other hand, there were some who showed some skepticism too.
Consumers could see their monthly mobile bills coming down significantly as Reliance Jio’s (RJio) disruptive entry into the Indian telecom market with rock-bottom prices is expected to unleash a new round of price war in the industry, analysts today said.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries, offered customers lifetime free voice and roaming and unlimited data under the Reliance Jio (RJio) Welcome Offer starting September 5.
As organisations adopt new applications and approaches to cater to non-traditional touchpoints, they are faced with an explosion of data.
It’s but natural for organisations to get overwhelmed by the large volumes of data generated daily (sometimes every few seconds) from a multitude of sources such as social networking sites, internal employee communication, and other organisational resources including sensors among others.
Vodafone India has started talks with software major IBM for renewal of a $1 billion (Rs 6,600 crore) outsourcing contract that is set to expire in June 2016, while also sounding out Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and Tech Mahindra, two people familiar with the matter said.
Vodafone, one of India’s top telecom operators, is now in talks with the software major IBM for the renewal of a $1 billion outsourcing contract that will expire in June next year.
The mobile network operator outsources services like management of application development and the network services in the IT sector. IBM, which is trying to retain the deal, is also planning to sell its data analytics solutions to Vodafone, as published in an Economic Times report, adding that companies like Wipro, TCS, Infosys and Tech Mahindra are also under consideration for the deal.
Telecom operators including Vodafone, Reliance Communications, Aircel and MTS India are investing in technologies such as big data and analytics amid growth in data consumption as they look to retain subscribers and increase revenue per user.
Analytics allow telecom companies to improve their data product offerings by better understanding customer demands and usage patterns, according to the operators. The equipment and networks that provide data services generate significant a lot of data that the operators use to identify and proactively address the network issues they face. This also helps the operators plan their network expansion strategies better.
India is one of the most exciting consumer markets in the world. An expanding middle class population with rising average income and increasing spending power, coupled with rapid urbanization, add to India’s consumption story. Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), with a market size of over US$13.1 billion as of 2012, has been identified as the fourth largest sector in India’s economy.
Computer maker Dell stirred up quite a storm in the IT industry by snapping up storage juggernaut EMC for a whopping $67 billion. The mother of all deal will have a significant impact on the enterprise technology landscape in the years to come.
The India market at this point of time is opportune for a Dell-EMC deal to take place considering India is still a host to a large number of organisations who are yet to shift workloads to the cloud. The deal would put the merged entity in a sweet spot as it would be providing end-to-end infrastructure in terms of both devices and storage. And the CIO community in India is closely watching the movements on the Dell-EMC merger.
Sure eTailing is growing by leaps and bounds. But eTailers are booking more losses than profits. Deep discounts and returns are a downward spiral they can’t pull out of by Vishal Krishna & Abraham C. Mathews
This scene repeats every day. Every morning, trucks loaded with crates of unsold and damaged goods returned by e-commerce companies and other retailers are brought to a 2,00,000 sq. ft. warehouse of Reverse Logistics (RLC) at Tumkur Road in Karnataka. These goods are then cleaned up, refurbished and then sold on RLC’s stores and website greendust.com.
The server market in India has always been dynamic and brewing with changes prompted by the emergence of new technologies. In 2014, there has been a greater need for integration, efficiency, automation, consolidation and reduced costs across verticals. Due to a complete shift in densification of servers, workloads and investments in data analytics and web applications, the server industry in specific has been most impacted.
The last few months have seen numerous phishing attacks and hacking on to corporate networks—making the threat landscape all the more complicated. Security breach incidents like leaking of confidential emails of Sony pictures entertainment, hacking of Forbes website and iCloud, which leaked thousands of personal pictures of celebrities over the internet have motivated enterprises to integrate sophisticated network security systems.
As Indian IT players compete for higher-value services in digital technologies such as data analytics, mobility, social and cloud-based deployment, they face increasing competition from management consulting firms that are also beefing up their business in those areas. The clash comes in so-called transformational deals that come with consulting and implementation components.