Beginning 2018, I made a life-altering decision. I moved halfway across the globe to Germany to be with my husband.
On the personal front, I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Being able to finally reunite with my husband, living in a country that gave me full access to the beautiful landscapes of Europe — it was a dream come true.
Professionally though, it was a complete leap of faith because it meant rebuilding my career from scratch.
The first 365 days were every bit of the rollercoaster ride that I had anticipated it to be.
Getting accustomed to the…
I have been homebound for over two months now. Even though I had followed the Coronavirus news from the time it unfolded in China, like most of you, I didn’t see it coming at us so fast and so aggressively.
The uncertainty and unpredictability it has brought with it are jarring.
Both at a personal and professional level, I am confronted by a hundred or more unanswered questions of how this will impact me, my family, my work, my everyday life, and more.
Thankfully, not everything has been grim during this time. With my once supersonic lifestyle — travelling in…
It isn’t often that the CEO of an organization has words of genuine praise for one of its competitors. But at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, CEO of Volkswagen, Herbert Diess went on to acknowledge Tesla’s massive contribution in the auto industry by saying, “I think it’s great to have good competition. We think that Tesla plays a very important role in the transition because they are paving the way. They showed that electric cars are working, that a fully electric car is the right solution. So, we appreciate that.” …
In 2014, Forbes made an interesting observation: the number of women in the venture capital world was comparable to those in coal mining or firefighting.
Nearly half a decade later, the truth is not much different.
A study by Axios shows that there are fewer than 9% women in the venture capital space.
Are we making any progress? For the more optimistic ones, yes we are. We reached 9% from only 7% in 2017 and 5.7% in 2016.
But a more burning question is, are we okay with this pace of change?
It’s an open secret that diversity is a huge problem in the tech industry. And when it comes to the numbers, it can be appalling.
Only 25% of computing jobs are held by women, a number that is on a rapid decline.
The turnover rate among women is twice as that of men.
I have been in the tech space for over a decade now, dabbling in multiple roles from the days of implementing tech to co-creating solutions for several Fortune 100 companies.
My journey so far, in what is popularly called the boy’s club, the tech space has been…
In the first part of this series, we discussed how the digital transformation efforts of a vast majority of organizations are failing to hit the bullseye, also listing down the four most discussed reasons on the internet for the near-miss, big-budget failures.
Fortunately for the rest of us, prominent failures like these provide us with valuable lessons to hone our digital transformation strategies to success.
In this second part of the series, I will aim to discuss four prominent digital case studies and present my analysis of things that I think went wrong.
Digital intrigues me.
It is a field that is evolving so fast, things could change overnight.
And as someone who works in the B2B Tech Product field, I’m perpetually trying to predict what lies ahead of the curve while also aggressively learning the new ropes of the trade.
I feel the pressure. Which is why it comes as no surprise to me that organizations are bolting to make digital a part of their strategy and getting sucked into the black hole of Digital Transformations almost unwittingly.
In an attempt to attract the best millennial talent out there, many large corporations are adopting superficial elements of startup culture, perks such as gym memberships and unlimited holidays. However, if you look beneath the hood, the inner workings of most of these companies couldn’t be more different than startups.
Startups generally have smaller teams and less rigid hierarchies. Managers encourage employees to adopt entrepreneurial mindsets, continually aiming to improve and adapt current systems. They need to be agile and take risks to stay ahead of competitors, constantly challenging the norm with their eyes firmly set on disruption.
A mixed bag of emotions and experiences, I found myself starting a brand new life in an unfamiliar country, finally sharing the same roof with my husband after what seemed like three never-ending years of long distance relationship and bidding adieu to a job that helped me explore, nurture and expand my skills, while taking the organization from its nascent dreams to the heights of acquisition.
As the whirlwind in my personal life finally began to calm down, a new turbulence arose in my professional life.
Nonetheless, looking back, I can say that 2018 was a year of refreshing, reflecting…
Technology Evangelist for Machine Learning, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.