Malcolm Frank, executive vice-president, strategy and marketing, Cognizant, in conversation with Shivani Shinde Nadhe & Ayan Pramanik. IMAGE: According to Malcolm Frank, if the immigration system needs to be cleaned up it should be, "but to say that the fundamental structure of this (IT) industry is under question will not be correct." Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Reuters. Malcolm Frank (pictured below), executive vice-president, strategy and marketing, Cognizant, believes ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Hospitality chains are hosting dual brands on one property, looking for operational efficiencies without diluting their brands, says Shivani Shinde Nadhe. Given the highly competitive and crowded market for travel in the country, Indian hospitality chains have been experimenting with a concept that has taken off in a big way in the West. They are locating multiple brands on one property; Accor, Lemon Tree and others have opened up budget and premium branded hotels within the same ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
On her trip to India, Ginni Rometty, who is also part of Donald Trump's advisory committee, discusses the importance of an open workforce, work visas, and why India is a microcosm of all of IBM. Shivani Shinde Nadhe reports. IMAGE: "By 2020, India will be home to the largest developer population in the world and 3 million programmers will help develop at least 10 percent of all apps this year," says the IBM chief. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters. Ginni Rometty, chairman, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Will the US Congress pass the bill to double minimum wages for H-1B visa holders? Will US President Donald Trump issue an executive order to restrict H-1B visas? Ayan Pramanik and Shivani Shinde Nadhe report on the uncertainties that have dragged down shares of TCS, Tech Mahindra and HCL Technologies. IMAGE: Indian IT services firms have been reducing their dependence on H-1B visas. Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters. India's information technology industry will face short-term challenges if ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
N Chandrasekaran, the outgoing chief executive officer and managing director of Tata Consultancy Services and the designated chairman of Tata Sons says the best years of Indias largest technology services company lie ahead with the new team, despite its past success.'Despite the outstanding successes achieved thus far, I strongly believe that TCS' best years lie ahead. I have every confidence that the new management team will take TCS to the next levels of our aspirations,' Chandrasekaran, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Not just e-commerce players, even spirits majors are banking on artificial intelligence and chatbots to offer newer, quicker, smarter services. Shivani Shinde Nadhe reports. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Global online etailer Amazon is about to change the way people shop for groceries. It recently announced the beta programme for Amazon Go, a store where there are no checkout lines. Amazon has made use of technologies like machine learning, sensors and deep learning to allow buyers this ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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