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Arvind Parthiban at SuperOps on product-market fit lessons and plans after recent funding

Arvind Parthiban at SuperOps on product-market fit lessons and plans after recent funding

The Big Picture: Irina Ghose at Microsoft on pivots, promises and co-pilots

The Big Picture: Irina Ghose at Microsoft on pivots, promises and co-pilots

15 years of the Infosys Prize: A conversation with Kris Gopalakrishnan

15 years of the Infosys Prize: A conversation with Kris Gopalakrishnan

TCS futurist Frank Diana on how tech will boost productivity in unprecedented ways across industries

TCS futurist Frank Diana on how tech will boost productivity in unprecedented ways across industries

Deep Tech India: Pramod Ghadge and Shahid Memon on innovating with 'swarm' robots

Deep Tech India: Pramod Ghadge and Shahid Memon on innovating with 'swarm' robots

  • Jaspreet Bindra and Sudhir Tiwari on the case for a 'Jan AI' as a digital public good in India

    Jaspreet Bindra and Sudhir Tiwari on the case for a 'Jan AI' as a digital public good in India

    In this episode, Jaspreet Bindra, founder of Tech Whisperer, a UK-based consultancy, and Sudhir Tiwari, global head of the digital engineering centre at ThoughtWorks India, talk about their idea for a "Jan AI" as a digital public good for India. They talk about the need for such an AI stack, how we might build it, and what our challenges are in bringing the benefits of AI to the masses without compromising on how their data is used

  • Bernard Charlès on how companies are taking software services back in-house, and Dassault's plans in India

    Bernard Charlès on how companies are taking software services back in-house, and Dassault's plans in India

    In this episode, Bernard Charlès, CEO of Dassault Systemes, talks about how companies are taking software services back in-house, and on the other hand, how the no-code and low-code model is rising. He also talks about plans for Dassault's operations in India, which include the country's biggest conglomerates as customers, India's largest IT companies as partners, and the French company's own large global capability centres in cities including Pune and Bengaluru, with thousands of professionals

  • Deep Tech India: Manish Singhal on the problem of IP drain from the country

    Deep Tech India: Manish Singhal on the problem of IP drain from the country

    As India readies its own deep tech policy, this is episode nine, in a small series of conversations with some of the entrepreneurs and VC investors who're building this ecosystem in the country. In this episode, Manish Singhal, founding partner at Pi Ventures, talks about his transition from investing in AI startups to disruptive tech ventures. He also has a warning, that there's a growing intellectual property drain from the country because when it comes to the myriad rules that apply to businesses, there's many a frustration that needs to be eliminated

  • Vikram Karakoti at TCS on digital twins in precision and personalised medical care

    Vikram Karakoti at TCS on digital twins in precision and personalised medical care

    Vikram Karakoti, head of the life sciences business unit at TCS, says critical transformational projects have not seen any pullbacks by customers in this sector in the US, the IT services industry's biggest market, where high interest rates and fears of a recession have prompted companies to cut back on tech spending. He also talks about TCS recently joining the Living Heart project, a consortium led by Dassault Systemes, to work on software simulations of the heart to advance medical care of cardiac diseases

  • Deep Tech India — Venkat Vallabhaneni and Jatin Desai on a lab-to-market orchestration layer

    Deep Tech India — Venkat Vallabhaneni and Jatin Desai on a lab-to-market orchestration layer

    As India readies its own deep tech startup policy, this is episode eight in a short series of conversations with some entrepreneurs and VC investors building this ecosystem in the country. In this episode, Venkat Vallabhaneni and Jatin Desai, founding managing partners at Inflexor Ventures, talk about how the current funding slowdown is affecting India's nascent deep tech ecosystem. They are also enthused by the government's draft policy on the sector and point to the importance of a strong labs-to-markets orchestration mechanism

  • GE HealthCare's Roland Rott on the company's medical AI efforts in India

    GE HealthCare's Roland Rott on the company's medical AI efforts in India

    Rolant Rott, president and CEO of GE HealthCare's ultrasound business, talks about how while much has advanced in healthcare in India, the market is also ripe for technology-led disruptions on multiple fronts—from access and affordability to delivery of precision care based on AI-led solutions that can provide insights from data that was not possible earlier. Roland also spoke about the work being done by GE HealthCare's 1,800-strong team at its India Technology Center in Bengaluru, the company's biggest R&D facility outside the US

  • Deep Tech India: Aditya Bhatia on passion for furniture design to robotics for SMBs

    Deep Tech India: Aditya Bhatia on passion for furniture design to robotics for SMBs

    As India readies its own deep tech startups policy, this is episode seven in a short series of conversations with some of the entrepreneurs and VC investors who are building this ecosystem in the country. In today's episode, Aditya Bhatia, an NID alumnus and co-founder of Orangewood Labs, a US-based venture backed by investors including Y Combinator, with its R&D in India, talks about how he and his co-founders, Akash Bansal and Abhinav Das, want to make robotics-based automation much more accessible to small and medium sized businesses

  • Deep Tech India: Amar Sri Vatsavaya on BluJ's plan for a 10-seater, 1,000 km hydrogen electric aircraft

    Deep Tech India: Amar Sri Vatsavaya on BluJ's plan for a 10-seater, 1,000 km hydrogen electric aircraft

    As India readies its own deep tech startups policy, this is episode six in a short series of conversations with some of the entrepreneurs and investors who are building this ecosystem in the country. In today's episode, Maruthi Amardeep Sri Vatsavaya, co-founder and CEO of BluJ Aerospace, talks about how he and his friend Utham Kumar Dharmapuri want to build a 10-seater hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft that has a range of up to 1,000 km, by 2028. But first, BluJ is only months away from a commercial drone with a 100 kg payload capacity

  • Deep Tech India: Karthee Madasamy on the role of the 'forcing function' in deep tech startups' success

    Deep Tech India: Karthee Madasamy on the role of the 'forcing function' in deep tech startups' success

    As India readies its own deep tech startups policy, this is episode five in a short series of conversations with some of the entrepreneurs and VC investors who are building this ecosystem in the country. In this episode, Karthee Madasamy, founding managing partner at MFV Partners, an early-stage deep tech VC firm in the US, talks about why he thinks robotics is about to take off. He also talks about why, deep tech entrepreneurs must be aware of the state of the industry and how that will affect the adoption of their new technologies

  • Deep Tech India: Sateesh Andra on whether, after SaaS, deep tech can find its playbook

    Deep Tech India: Sateesh Andra on whether, after SaaS, deep tech can find its playbook

    As India readies its own deep tech startups policy, this is episode four in a short series of conversations with some of the entrepreneurs and investors who are building this ecosystem in the country. Today, Sateesh Andra, managing director at Endiya Partners, talks about helping the entrepreneurs to stay the course and run the marathon, while celebrating the small wins along the way. Investors have a role in this, he says, to support ambitious founders who want to build globally successful tech products ventures from India

  • Deep Tech India: Jogin Desai on the challenges of productising the science in biotech

    Deep Tech India: Jogin Desai on the challenges of productising the science in biotech

    As India readies its own deep tech startup policy, this is episode three in a short series of conversations with some entrepreneurs and VC investors building this ecosystem. Today, Jogin Desai, founder and CEO of EyeStem Research, updates us on his company's effort to commercialise new therapeutics to combat degenerative eye diseases. Desai co-founded EyeStem in 2015, and the venture has raised about $10 million in funding so far. He also discusses some of the challenges of building a biotech venture in India