Translating ideas into innovation

Ashwin Yardi, Chief Operations Officer - India, Capgemini, speaks about the collaboration with TEDX, the importance of being futuristic and their own goals and plans

Published: 17th March 2017 11:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th March 2017 05:25 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: What is the objective behind teaming up with TedX for this event ?
The theme of TEDx in Hyderabad is ‘Tomorrow is Now’. The nature of the IT industry is such that one needs to be futuristic and be ready for the future in the present. This is a theme that completely resonates with Capgemini, a technology company that is on a continuous journey to innovate, and reinvent continuously and ensure excellence in delivery and high customer satisfaction.
In India, Capgemini is organising a key event next month called Tech Fiesta. The theme for Tech Fiesta is ‘Living The Future’, where our key businesses and Centres of Excellence (CoEs) will showcase some of our success stories in innovation with our customers and partners and some futuristic concepts in creating a SMART world. Some of the key themes that we will focus on are cloud and digital, artificial intelligence and automation.
Tech Fiesta will be held across five key Capgemini locations in India. With Tech Fiesta, we continue the journey that we are now starting with TEDx in Hyderabad.

What aspect of the company is reflected through this event?
TEDx is about the power of ideas. This directly translates into innovation. Innovation is all pervasive today – it impacts businesses, technology and people. This is all the more relevant today as we help our people and customers reinvent themselves a fast changing digital world.
At Capgemini, innovation is just not a concept but a tool that allows our customers to reinvent themselves. We call it Applied Innovation. Applied Innovation addresses the target business outcomes, as well as the adoption and consumption of the innovation.

What message are you going to send across by collaborating with TedX
Our collaboration with TEDx is a celebration of our brand philosophy ‘People Matter, Results Count’ and success of our core philosophy of ‘Innovation and Digital Transformation’. This is momentous year for Capgemini as we celebrate the 50th year of our group’s journey. Today we are a large global company with 1,90,000 people and presence in over 40 countries.
Capgemini is at the forefront of digital technology that is powering excellence in global delivery and customer experience. Innovation is at the core of what we do for our customers and we are reinventing ourselves like never below. We are now being identified a ‘Great place to work in’ in India.

What are your goals and future plans?
Capgemini in India is the largest delivery organisation of the group with 100,000 people in India. This makes India the backbone of Capgemini’s global delivery. The group is strongly poised to respond to disruptions in the market arising from emerging opportunities in digital. Our focus in India is to align ourselves with the strategic priorities of the group. We hiring IT professionals with skills in digital and emerging technologies and have also embarked on a massive re-skilling drive in 2016. We will continue this for a few years to build our people capabilities in cloud, digital, artificial intelligence, design thinking and automation and contribute to the creation of a more agile and responsive organisation of the future.

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