Accomplished and results-oriented leader with a breadth of experience in multifarious leadership roles. Extensive experience in delivering enterprise solutions across various lines of business – sales & marketing, e-commerce, supply chain, human resources and emerging technologies. Built, developed and managed high performing cross-functional and cross-geo organizations to deliver business results. Worked with C-level executives and staff to drive complex, global strategic initiatives.
Published author of books and articles on technology, strategy, management and leadership topics including, IoT, Cloud Computing and innovation.
During my career at Intel, one of the misunderstanding most managers had was that employees in the same role were easily transferrable; especially in roles that did not require deep business or technical knowledge; like project and program manager, first line manger, UI/UX designer and others. This assumption would make restructuring or reorganizations of the… Read More »
I was lucky enough to learn very early in my career that it’s all about positioning! I didn’t like it then and I don’t like it now; but you cannot live in denial and still expect stellar results. As I grew in my career I realized the truth behind this advice I got and why it… Read More »
Even though no one will admit it, just like in the story of the emperor with no clothes, the age-discrimination bias does exist in the industry; more so in the hi-tech industry. That does not mean that if you are in your 40s or 50s or 60s and are thinking of re-entering the work place you… Read More »
The discussion started around one of the important traits of a good and effective leader – the say-do ratio. I have used this as an important parameter to evaluate others and my own leadership, whenever I was in such a role. Soon the discussion diverted to old friends and acquaintances, but a thought lingered in… Read More »
Work-life balance and working remote (working from home) is a topic that usually instigates a debate like a discussion on God. Both sides vehemently posit their point of view by citing examples and data from various sources rarely coming to a conclusion or a common ground. In traditional and large companies, ‘working from home’ is… Read More »
A while ago I mentioned in one of my blogs how AI can replace the HR department and bring more objectivity to the staffing, hiring and other HR processes. But what if, the AI itself introduces a bias? After all, the algorithms are developed by ‘natural intelligence’ and the training and validation data sets are… Read More »
My most recent book provides a primer on essential soft-skills for managing your career. During my own career of 30+ years, I focused on sharpening my soft-skills along with the hard-skills required to do my job. A lot of times I was told that it’s only the hard-skills that create a differentiator and learning about… Read More »
Hyperboles and fear-mongering aside, in few years the reach and pace of AI adoption in all aspects of our lives and business will accelerate. We are fast approaching the hype phase where plastering AI, in bold letters, on a slide deck will pique VC interest and unlock some funding. Use of AI will be touted… Read More »
On an average more than 250,000 patents get filed every year in US alone. Every company worth its salt, especially in hi-tech, is notorious about protecting their intellectual property. They hire teams of lawyers to make sure no one steals or copies their ideas; even if these patents never see light of the day in… Read More »
In every organization there are stellar sales folks who have a touch of gold. For an outsider it appears that they walk in and close a deal over a handshake. Others in the sales team try to mimic their style or observe and learn but never seem to be able to match their throughput. What… Read More »