Many companies are spending money on systems, software, consulting, training and other services to be able to capture, process, analyze and use data. Successfully implementing big data initiatives is much more than just buying some software or systems. Successful big data initiatives require working on soft skills as well as organizational culture to ensure that the big data mindset is ingrained throughout the organization.
Mobility is a multi-faceted asset, but some of the value it adds may actually be a cause for concern, especially in terms of the fine balance between rights and freedom. This would hold especially true when it is about mobility at the workplace. So one of the biggest challenges technology teams in any enterprise face, is how far to go and where to draw the line.
It is a great pleasure to write this today about Partha who was appointed the CFO of one of India's finest diversified, multinational conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) in Nov 2013. Partha has been part of the Executive Board of the group and has also held the coveted position of the Executive VP and Group CIO at M&M.
An effective leader is seen as someone who encourages well-reasoned creativity and risk taking, while also practicing tolerance for failure. Can a business develop a breakthrough product or process if it's not willing to encourage risk taking and learn from subsequent mistakes? How are you creating a culture that encourages risk taking and tolerance for failure?