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June 5, 2019

Strategies Entrepreneurs Must Take to Scale Up in the Digital Age – Fireside Chat with Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman-5F World, and Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder & Chairman-Persistent Systems

In this interview Dr. Anand Deshpande shares with us the strategies for business growth in the digital age.
May 14, 2019

The Path-breaking Journey of Persistent Systems – Fireside Chat with Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman-5F World, and Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder & Chairman-Persistent Systems

In this interview, Dr. Anand shares with us the growth journey of his company. Read the transcript of the discussion between Dr. Ganesh and Dr. Anand...
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March 28, 2019

Digitally-enabled India: 2019 can be the year

The challenge will lie in preparing the new workforce with the skills and work culture they need to participate with the digital natives Digital India was just a dream a…
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March 13, 2019

Seizing the chatbot opportunity in HR practices and employee engagement – in conversation with Mr. Tanmaya Jain, Founder, inFeedo

Mr. Tanmaya Jain in conversation with the Kalzoom Team – inFeedo is revolutionalising the HR space with its AI assistant Amber. Read the story of setting up the company and…
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March 8, 2019

The job crisis and solutions

It would not be wise to be optimistic about the future without preparing in a real sense for job creation.
March 6, 2019

Understanding Chatbots and Their Market Potential – Fireside Chat with Mindbowser and Light Information Systems.

Read the transcript of the discussion between Ms. Uma Nidmarty, Lead Consultant - Kalzoom Advisors & CEO - Lectrotek Systems, Mr. Ayush Jain, CEO & Co-founder - Mindbowser, and Mr.…
February 11, 2019

Seizing the Conversational User Interface (CUI) opportunity – in conversation with Mr. Aakrit Vaish, Co-founder & CEO, Haptik, Inc.

Mr. Aakrit Vaish in conversation with the Kalzoom Team – Haptik provides solutions in the conversation AI space. Here is an inside look into the CUI space through the lenses…
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January 16, 2019

Seizing the cyber security opportunity – in conversation with Mr. Sandip Kumar Panda, CEO, Co-founder, InstaSafe

Mr. Sandip Kumar Panda in conversation with the Kalzoom Team - Achieving a growth rate of 101% over the past three years and being recognized as the fastest growing technology…
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January 2, 2019

IT Industry: Expect a return to double-digit growth levels in 2019

Predicting the Indian IT outlook for 2018, I had written that the tightening of the visa regime and the surge in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation would pose challenges...
December 17, 2018

How to prevent your early-stage company from being a static by Uma Nidmarty CEO Lectrotek Systems and Lead Consultant, Kalzoom Advisors

64% of early-stage companies fail in the first 18 months. How to prevent your early-stage company from being a statistic...
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December 14, 2018

Seizing the Industry 4.0 opportunity – in conversation with Mr. Raunak Bhinge, Managing Director, Infinite Uptime

Industry 4.0 is no longer a future trend. Manufacturing companies are capitalizing on the innovations brought by young technology companies like Infinite Uptime. Having recently raised $5 Million in Series…
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December 10, 2018

Grow-Buy-Sell: Maximising Enterprise Value-Fireside Chat with Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman-5F World & Mr. Douglas Land, Founder & MD-The Chesapeake Group

Read the transcript of the discussion between Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman-5F World & Mr. Douglas Land, Founder & MD-The Chesapeake Group. Ganesh: We’ve all seen in India the phenomenal growth…
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November 21, 2018

Focus or pivot: A growth dilemma

Stay nimble and nurture the capability to diversify or even transform the business model to capitalise on new opportunities in the marketplace...
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October 29, 2018

Demystifying Digital to become Successful: Fireside Chat with Dr. Ganesh Natarajan & Mr. Ramesh Mirakhur

Read the transcript of the discussion between Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman-5F World, Mr. Ramesh Mirakhur, Principal Consultant-Kalzoom Advisors Ganesh: What are you hearing from your clients? I believe young companies…
October 26, 2018

SMEs in BPM sector – Scaling through Verticalization, Omnichannel, and Partnerships By Ramesh Mirakhur Director – 5F World, Principal Consultant – Kalzoom Advisors

SMEs in the BPM sector must adopt the approach of specializing in the vertical industry and they must use customer-centric thought processes for channeling sales efforts. The success of a…
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October 24, 2018

A New Race For Leadership

It will need a concerted effort by the government, academia, research institutions, industry associations and industry to make India a force to reckon with in AI-led growth and enable manufacturingThere…
October 17, 2018

Seizing the Digital Transformation Opportunity – in conversation with Mr. Devendra Deshmukh, CEO & Founder, e-Zest Solutions

Seizing the Digital Transformation Opportunity - in conversation with Mr. Devendra Deshmukh, CEO & Founder, e-Zest Solutions...
October 9, 2018

Gujarat the land of opportunities for Industry 4.0

As a major industrial state of India, Gujarat is among the top five Indian states in terms of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP). As per a report by India Brand…
October 3, 2018

Trends in BPM Industry

India is among the largest offshoring destinations in the world and the BPM industry accounts for about 37 percent of the global outsourced BPM markets. According to a report by…
August 23, 2018

From start-up to scale-up: It’s happening

There are new innovations emerging in the Indian start-up ecosystem that will find purchase not just in this country but globally.
August 10, 2018

Managing talent needs commitment from the top: Ganesh Natarajan

It is crucial for the management to also walk-the-talk, to bring in excitement and spontaneity, and finally, a different way of embracing and valuing employee expectationsThe new way of managing…
July 20, 2018

The opportunity for smaller tech firms

For many such firms, it may be feasible to continue to focus on conventional technologies; for the more ambitious, there is an opportunity to morph into a full-capability digital transformer...
July 4, 2018

Industry 4.0: Digitising the shop floor

The rapid advances in Industry 4.0 technologies and the installation of fully integrated cyber-physical systems on the shop floor have enabled smart manufacturing to become a reality Ganesh Natarajan July…
June 14, 2018

Data-driven competitive advantage

Organisations no longer have the luxury of calibrated knowledge management journeys that guide us on the path from data to information to knowledge and wisdom Ganesh Natarajan June 14, 2018…
May 30, 2018

Quarterly results have been excellent; are happy days here again?

The quarter's results have been excellent, barring one or two temporary aberrations and it is heartening to see growth across all segments - digital and IT services, BPM, products and…
April 13, 2018

Digital, AI & data security: Guard the forts

Many forts of our thinking will crumble under the relentless assault of artificial intelligence, deep learning & analytics Ganesh Natarajan April 13, 2018 Last Updated at 05:59 ISTA joke circulating…
March 15, 2018

Healthcare platforms for rural India

For the National Health Protection Scheme to succeed, all stakeholders must work together on a unified platform The rhetoric over the National Health Protection Scheme seems to be dying down and the…
March 2, 2018

Health care in India needs a digital transformation

Is there a technology push in the sector that can give us confidence that we will see real change in our country? The National Health Protection Scheme, launched with much…
February 7, 2018

Start-Up India: Can the next wave succeed?

It would be heartening if we can do an Israel and get a hundred thousand new companies to start with adequate funding and aspire to be million-dollar profitable companies in…
January 23, 2018

Cognitive logistics – the new frontier

Automated warehousing, IT-enabled logistics and digitally transformed supply chains hold the key to a manufacturing economy push...
January 13, 2018

5F World inks joint venture with Chesapeake Group

The JV called Kalzoom Advisors will be based out of offices in New York, Bengaluru and Pune...
January 12, 2018

5F World and The Chesapeake Group announce new Indo US Joint Venture – Kalzoom Advisors

Kalzoom to launch Zoom-12 – a platform for digital start-ups and emerging companies...
January 7, 2018

Digital technology to put India back to work

There is an enormous possibility to deploy AI, bots, augmented reality and virtual reality to take the learner to quick and specific solutions for every learning and information need...
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January 4, 2018

The rationale for 5F World – some new year thoughts for you !

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January 4, 2018

Early stage attrition: Startups rush to rescue

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January 4, 2018

Ganesh Natarajan makes second investment in Skills Alpha

December 19, 2017

The march of digital velocitors

Where the onslaught of automation is stealing jobs from traditional high-growth sectors, ‘velocitors’ or young companies with the ability to break away from the pack will spur entrepreneurship...
December 5, 2017

Cyber-physical future of manufacturing

MNCs in India and visionary Indian industrial houses are getting early success from their own implementation of Industry 4.0 practices...
November 21, 2017

Drilling for data, the next frontier

If oil was the key resource of nations in a previous era, data is surely the most precious resource this millennium...
August 29, 2017

Analytics for business optimisation, growth

Those who apply statistical techniques to derive insights would be the future success stories...
August 1, 2017

Industry 4.0: Multi-layered skilling is key

The ability to think beyond sets of machines and move towards a true ‘systems thinking’ is essential...
July 18, 2017

Industry 4.0 is India’s second big opportunity

In this plethora of concepts and technologies, where does the India advantage lie?
July 2, 2017

The fast-growing analytics opportunity

Analytics will remain the differentiator for winning firms in an increasingly competitive hiring...
June 21, 2017

Digital platform engineering_new winners

Need of the hour is diverse technologies and domains; Industry needs to rebuild and retrain now Ganesh Natarajan June 21, 2017 Last Updated at 22:39 IST A $300-million information technology…
June 6, 2017

Collaborating for a digital future

A partnering approach is key and would go beyond technology. Ganesh Natarajan June 06, 2017 Last Updated at 22:39 IST When Nasscom decided to announce and conduct its first ever…
April 25, 2017

Digital platforms & changing engagement models

Winning organisation of future will be deploying digital tech to facilitate stakeholder journeys Ganesh Natarajan April 25, 2017 Last Updated at 22:39 ISTDigital transformation has come a long way in…
April 11, 2017

Robotics, automation changing jobs forever

How the benefits are leveraged will determine the winners and also-rans of the new digital era Ganesh Natarajan April 11, 2017 Last Updated at 22:39 ISTThe three big challenges for…
March 14, 2017

Time to get serious about digital transformation

It shouldn’t be just another technology initiative, rather an overhaul that will impact businesses...
February 27, 2017

IT services: Time for transition

A CEO said, this year may well determine who the 'has-beens' and the 'to-bes' of the industry are Ganesh Natarajan February 27, 2017 Last Updated at 22:39 ISTThe industry that…
October 27, 2015

M&As in IT space to gather pace as more consolidation likely: experts

M&A and PE deals are likely to cross $4.5 bn in 2015 Sadananda Mohapatra | Mumbai October 27, 2015 Last Updated at 18:08 ISTBy end of 2015, more number of…