Internet of Things – Implementations for a Better India

March 12, 2017 Prashanth Thimmavajjala 2

Internet of things(IOT) is kind of new, happening and there is a whole lot of buzz around it. According to Gartner, Internet of things is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or external environment. It is in simple terms multiple sensors installed on various objects/devices/things that would collect data on specific parameters that can be later used for decision-making or controlling the devices. Many big companies have put their hat in the ring for Internet of Things. Companies like Intel, Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM to name a […..]

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Organizational Stage and Leadership Needs – Tata Sons and Flipkart

January 22, 2017 Prashanth Thimmavajjala 0

Two of the most loved companies in India Tata Sons and Flipkart announced their new leaders N Chandrasekaran and Kalyan Krishnamurthy respectively. Both the decisions were much talked about in multiple forums, especially the decision with Flipkart causing some worry in startup circles. If we look at both these decisions from an Organizational stage perspective, both the decisions seem apt. Both these firms have decided to bring in a non-founder to steer the firms to the next stage and both these firms are at different stages of organizational evolution. They have decided their next leader as per their stage of […..]

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Is India ready for a cashless economy?

November 14, 2016 Prashanth Thimmavajjala 0

India’s most radical national-level decision came in last week regarding the demonetization of the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 Notes. There are many near term and long term effects of this decision and many of us are eager to see things unfold. The biggest discussion point was that this move will be a major step towards a cashless economy. Companies like Paytm etc are gung-ho about this move and are preparing themselves for the major surge they expect in terms of cashless transactions. In my opinion, this is surely a big leap but there are many other systemic changes that […..]

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Driverless Cars – The Imaginable future

September 18, 2016 Prashanth Thimmavajjala 0

The news that caught my interest this week was about Uber launching its driverless car service in the US on an experimental basis. What initially started off as a technological experiment by some companies like Google has now become close to reality with multiple companies putting their hat into the ring. What started to intrigue me was: is driverless car a mere technological innovation to showcase technology or is there some business value to it. On some deep thoughts, I could think of a few possible business cases where driverless cars might be helpful in the near future. Aggregation with […..]