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Hyundai has work to do to match Citroen on asphalt despite taking its first win of the 2017 World Rally Championship on the Tour of Corsica, says team principal Michel Nandan
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Infosys co-founder and Aadhaar architect Nandan Nilekani said the last few months have exposed various frailities of Indian startups and that it’s the responsibility of everyone in the ecosystem to see how entrepreneurs and companies can build better businesses from a leadership and value system point of view. In an interview to ET NOW, Nilekani also said startups can learn a lot from the earlier generations of companies such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro that have been stable for decades. "While we have a vibrant startup sector, the last few months have exposed the fragile nature of startups, many of them people related, others related to financial and business models. It is the responsibility of all of us in the ecosystem to see how our entrepreneurs and companies, both from a value system and leadership point of view, become robust and build sustainable business models," he said.
The Economic Times
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Other governments are already interested in its potential. Countries such as Tanzania, Afghanistan and Bangladesh have visited India to talk about the system, said Nandan Nilekani, billionaire co-founder of the technology company Infosys Ltd. and former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India, who created Aadhaar. Russia, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia have also indicated their interest in Aadhaar, R.S. Sharma, chairman of the telecom regulatory authority of India, told the Mint newspaper in July 2016. "They’re all keen to see how they can replicate this in their countries," Nilekani said by phone. "This is a great example of how governments can build the most modern digital public infrastructure, and make it available as a public good to everybody." In its World Development Report 2016, the World Bank said "a digital identification system such as India’s Aadhaar, by overcoming complex information problems, helps willing governments to promote the inclusion of disadvantaged groups.
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Incumbents who would have assumed significant return of subscribers or increased usage of data on their network post March 31, may find it (the assumption) thwarted,” said Amresh Nandan, research director for Gartner. Ambani said the raft of competing offers by rivals had confused users. “These plans have created a lot of confusion in the market…and customers are having what I call data and value anxiety… whether they are getting the best value for the price that they are paying,” he said. Hence, Reliance Jio would monitor all announced plans. “And we will not only match the highest selling tariffs of each of the other leading Indian telecom operators… but we will provide 20% more data in each of these plans,” he said. FOCUS ON HIGH-END USERS Experts say Reliance Jio is seeking to lock in users at Rs 303 a month, and is targeting the bigger data subscribers who spend at least Rs 700 a month at rivals.
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But I've also learnt from other CEOs. Jeffrey Immelt is an example. What does it mean for an MNC to operate responsibly everywhere in the world. Jeffrey Immelt has spoken very eloquently about that. And people like Reid Hoffman, one of the founders of LinkedIn, who thinks deeply about technology trends but also the social impact of technology trends.It's fascinating to talk and learn from people like Nandan Nilekani, who has thought deeply having worked both in the private and the public sector, on what does it mean to build platforms for the government. This has got lot to do with the success of India Stack. It's a privilege to learn from a wide variety of people.How is the LinkedIn acquisition working out?Very, very good. We closed it in December and I am looking forward to going and visiting our LinkedIn team in Bangalore. We are very excited about the overall growth in that business.
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Work on the TCR design began in September 2016, and first deliveries to customers are planned for December 2017. For Hyundai customers, investment in motorsport can only be a good thing - Hyundai's upcoming N performance sub-brand could well use some of that experience. Hyundai RN30 concept: pics and details Hyundai Motorsport Team Principal, Michel Nandan said: “The beginning of our first project specifically for circuit racing is a very important step for Hyundai Motorsport. The TCR regulations have proven incredibly successful, and are being embraced by a growing number of series around the world… our TCR car will promote the manufacturer in motorsport, together with our WRC and R5 projects.” Marcello Lotti, TCR promoter responded: “We are delighted to welcome Hyundai into the ever-growing TCR family. The arrival of the Korean manufacturer adds even more prestige to a long list of famous brands that have decided to embrace the TCR conceptWe can’t wait to see them join the International Series where we believe that they will be competitive straight away.
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In contrast, Vishal Sikka, 49, sits in a slick Palo Alto. Decisions taken in the US have ramifications in Bengaluru, with senior employees not having the same room to push back or alter discussions. Both Murthy and Nandan Nilekani, as CEOs, thrived because they were able to produce operating margins of 30% as the idea of offshore delivery expanded globally. Nilekani had flair, Murthy played schoolteacher. Those were good times. By 2009, when Kris Gopalakrishnan and his successor SD Shibulal followed Nilekani, markets were hit by the financial meltdown. Pressure on them was to target growth while managing an organisation of more than 1,50,000 employees. The strategic goal was to prepare Infosys for a mobile enterprise and cloud, but operating margins were a bigger concern. When Sikka arrived, two things were for sure. He was the first technology-CEO in Infosyshistory.
The Economic Times
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In contrast, Vishal Sikka, 49, sits in a slick Palo Alto. Decisions taken in the US have ramifications in Bengaluru, with senior employees not having the same room to push back or alter discussions. Both Murthy and Nandan Nilekani, as CEOs, thrived because they were able to produce operating margins of 30% as the idea of offshore delivery expanded globally. Nilekani had flair, Murthy played schoolteacher. Those were good times. By 2009, when Kris Gopalakrishnan and his successor SD Shibulal followed Nilekani, markets were hit by the financial meltdown. Pressure on them was to target growth while managing an organisation of more than 1,50,000 employees. The strategic goal was to prepare Infosys for a mobile enterprise and cloud, but operating margins were a bigger concern. When Sikka arrived, two things were for sure. He was the first technology-CEO in Infosyshistory.
The Economic Times
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In contrast, Vishal Sikka, 49, sits in a slick Palo Alto. Decisions taken in the US have ramifications in Bengaluru, with senior employees not having the same room to push back or alter discussions. Both Murthy and Nandan Nilekani, as CEOs, thrived because they were able to produce operating margins of 30% as the idea of offshore delivery expanded globally. Nilekani had flair, Murthy played schoolteacher. Those were good times. By 2009, when Kris Gopalakrishnan and his successor SD Shibulal followed Nilekani, markets were hit by the financial meltdown. Pressure on them was to target growth while managing an organisation of more than 1,50,000 employees. The strategic goal was to prepare Infosys for a mobile enterprise and cloud, but operating margins were a bigger concern. When Sikka arrived, two things were for sure. He was the first technology-CEO in Infosyshistory.
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The Bengaluru-headquartered company is in the middle of a firefight between the founders and the existing board members about lapses in corporate governance. ET has reported that the $200 million paid for its Panaya acquisition and the questions that raised are at the centre of the disputes. “I have a heartfelt and warm relationship with Narayana Murthy. I have not met Nandan in over a year but I met Kris on a Lufthansa flight. I have an amazing relationship with the founders,” Sikka said. He dismissed media reports of governance issues as distractions. In an explosive interview to ET on Thursday, Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy questioned the Rs 17.38 crore severance payout made to Bansal, saying “such payments raise doubts whether the company is using such payments as hush money to hide something.” ALSO READ: Will the crisis in Infosys go the Tata-Mistry way?
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They must accept responsibility and atone for it.” To another question, he responded: “First is for the Chair of the RNC and the Chair of the board to accept their mistakes and show contrition. Second is to follow the good practices of pre-2014 Infosys and improve up on them. Third is for the board to consult from time to time experts like Mohandas Pai, Bala, Prof. Marti Subrahmanyam, and Dr. Omkar Goswami in Finance and good governance; people like Nandan in Sales and Marketing; people like Kris and Sharad in technology and Finacle; people like Dinesh and Shibu in delivery expertise. There are, of course, many more good people among former Infoscions. I just named a few that came to my mind immediately. Finally, we have to bring in some good people like Prof. Marti Subrahmanyam as Co-Chair to the board and make people like Prahlad as the Chair of the RNC. There are also several other ex-Infoscions, schooled in the Infosys values who would make excellent additions to the Infosys board.”
The Economic Times
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When Vishal is in India and is free, he requests for my time. We only meet for a meal in my house or, on rare occasions, on campus. Vishal is a rare technocrat with whom I can discuss topics as diverse as quantum mechanics and B* trees (data structures in computing). Therefore, the only topics of our conversation during our meetings are physics, mathematics and computer science. Neither has he asked for my opinion on any aspect of his strategy or its execution, nor have I offered any advice on these issues. This has ensured that Vishal has had maximum freedom to pursue any strategy and any execution method of his choice. At Infosys, the culture has always been for all predecessors to only wish the best for the succeeding CEO and his management whether it is Vishal now, or Shibu (SD Shibulal), Kris (Gopalakrishnan) or Nandan (Nilekani) in the past.
The Economic Times
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Infy infighting boils over as Murthy mounts frontal attack on SikkaAt Infosys, culture has always been for all predecessors to only wish best for succeeding CEO and his management whether it is Vishal now, or Shibu , Kris or Nandan in past.
The Economic Times
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No talks on strategy with Vishal Sikka: NR Narayana MurthyAt Infosys, culture has always been for all predecessors to only wish best for succeeding CEO and his management whether it is Vishal now, or Shibu , Kris or Nandan in past.
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No talks on strategy with Vishal Sikka: Infosys founder NR Narayana MurthyAt Infosys, culture has always been for all predecessors to only wish best for succeeding CEO and his management whether it is Vishal now, or Shibu , Kris or Nandan in past.
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Three cofounders--Krish Gopalakrishnan, S D Shibulal and K Dinesh--followed suit in abstaining; only Nandan Nilekani, also a co-founder and who succeeded Murthy as chairman, Sudha Murty voted in favour of the resolution. Sikka's compensation saw a sharp increase to $11million, annually , in 2017 from $7.08 million in 2016. Infosys says that the cash component of the salary has actually come down for Sikka with most of it in restricted stock units (RSUs) against extremely steep targets. Sources close to Sikka say that he actually gets less cash now than when he was chief technology officer at SAP . High severance packages to departing top executives, such as CFO Rajiv Bansal and legal counsel David Kennedy , has al so been an issue of concern.Tom Reuner, managing director of US-based HfS Research, said Sikka's honeymoon period is clearly over.