Reema Gupta: Thank you, Dr Tharoor, for a very enlightening and inspiring session. Let me start with a connected question. How does Indian society’s focus on meritocracy affect innovation? From your experience at the United Nations, would you say there is a positive relationship between acceptance of failure and innovation?
Shashi Tharoor: Actually, our system does not privilege innovation. We privilege a lot …Read More »
Reema Gupta: Let us begin the conversation with NIIT’s journey over the last four decades. Could you please tell us about its beginnings?
Rajendra Pawar: In 1981, we formed NIIT with a simple mission of bringing people and computers together. That was the need of the moment. We created two divisions. One of our ventures was in the education sector, imparting computer …Read More »
Taking time off from his busy schedule, that included a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, launching a new radio system for the Indian market and signing an agreement to expand a 3G network, Ericsson Group President and CEO, Hans Vestberg, visited the Indian School of Business (ISB), to spend some quality time with students and faculty. On the sidelines …Read More »
An ISB alumnus from the Class of 2006, Neeraj Arora, Vice President, Whatsapp Inc., is the man behind the billion dollar Facebook – WhatsApp deal. At WhatsApp he is known as the ‘Business Guy’ for want of a better designation given that he ended up doing everything to broker the deal - a purely business skill. Reema Gupta, Associate Director, …Read More »
This article provides insight into the Identity Initiative, a unique collaboration between academic scholars, industry leaders and government officials interested in studying the impact of Unique Identification (UID) in the coming decade.
In September 2010, Indian government embarked on an ambitious project to provide a biometric-based unique digital identity, Aadhaar, to each of its 1.2 billion citizens. This UID (Unique Identification) …Read More »