Topic: Information technology

Transforming Data for Policy Impact

Avik Sarkar in conversation with Bhimasankaram Pochiraju Avik Sarkar, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at NITI Aayog, and in-charge of the NITI Aayog Data Analytics Cell visited the Applied Statistics and Computing Lab at ISB in March 2018. Below are excerpts of his conversation with the Late Professor Bhimasankaram Pochiraju, Clinical Professor and Executive Director of the ASCL. Data is critical for the …

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Taking Off: Digital Health Start-ups in India

Digital health start-ups are leveraging technology to deliver healthcare in novel ways. With patient at the heart of their approach, these start-ups are changing the way stakeholders collaborate across the healthcare ecosystem. Continuously experimenting with models of care delivery, these start-ups point towards a promising future for healthcare in India. Some of the pioneering start-ups in this area are showcased …

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Digital Health Start-ups in India: The Challenge of Scale

By Hanu Tyagi Digital health start-ups are bringing novel technologies such as wearable tech, telemedicine, genomics and artificial intelligence to the Indian healthcare system. Hanu Tyagi surveys the start-up landscape and offers pointers for the challenge of scaling up. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) pegged the Indian Healthcare Information and Communications Technology (ICT) market at a whopping US$ …

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Can IT Solve the Healthcare Information Dilemma?

By Sisir Debnath and Dibya Mishra Information asymmetry is unequal access to information for decision-making parties. This situation occurs frequently in healthcare markets. One possible way out of this conundrum would be to use technology to address informational dilemmas, say Dibya Mishra and Professor Sisir Debnath. Information technology (IT) is reinventing healthcare markets. In India, ventures such as Practo and 2nd.MD inform …

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Are People Managers in India Ready for Change?

Is India ready to embrace a composite workforce with robots and humans, diverse demographic segments, and public-private sector talent sharing? Professor Chandrasekhar Sripada, Executive Director of ISB’s Human Capital and Leadership Initiative (HC&LI), provides his expert views. ISBInsight: If you look at current trends in human capital and technology, what are some takeaways for people managers in this environment? Chandrasekhar Sripada: Almost …

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How To Prevent Your Inventor From Exiting The Firm

Will the inventor leave the firm? Professor Daniel Tzabbar argues that an inventor’s position within a firm’s social and knowledge networks affects the likelihood of an exit. Inventors who are integrated into the company’s social network may move to a new employer but are less likely to join or form a spinout. And those patent holders on whom others depend …

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More Bang for Your Digital Spend: Technology and R&D

Based on the research of Deepa Mani, Rajib Saha, and Aditya K.S. Digitisation of research and development can generate significant returns for firms, argue ISB Professor Deepa Mani and colleagues, based on an empirical study of technology spill-overs from the IT industry across an array of other industries. Technology laggards risk being left behind as industry boundaries are redefined. Digitisation today holds …

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Myths and Reality of India’s Services Export Revolution

India’s success in services export has been remarkable, but it has also been largely led by a single sector – information technology (IT) and IT-enabled Services (ITeS). For the country to achieve long-term growth and fulfil its development aspirations, we must look towards expanding our service exports base, observes Dr Anupam Khanna. In this article, he argues that there is …

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Creating the Next Generation Information Technology Workforce

With the information technology (IT) landscape growing and shifting at a rapid pace, the definition of the IT professionals is also changing. The new generation of IT professionals will need skills and training, beyond the traditional technical or “hard” skills, to be productive and successful in the new information economy, writes Professor Nishtha Langer. The question is how best to …

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