Nilesh Shah is the CEO of Kotak AMC and one of India’s most respected and sought after investment gurus. He also advises the Prime Minister and the government on economic and related matters. In this exclusive interview he discusses investment strategies and what is required to put India back on the high growth trajectory in the post-Covid world.
In the face of the Covid-19, the government, academia, industry, investors, and the start-ups will need to work together to create new products to battle the pandemic driven recession and build a new world.
Provision of accessible healthcare is not a consequence but a pre-requisite for economic growth, insists Abhay Soi, Chairman of Max Healthcare Institute.
Interview Pankaj M. Munjal is the Chairman and Managing Director of India’s Hero Motors Company (HMC) Group, which includes Hero Cycles. In this interview, he explains how the cycle major’s Manchester design hub could propel India-UK collaborations further against the backdrop of the UK’s new Cycle to Work Covid-19 post-lockdown mission. How does the UK’s Cycle to Work scheme resonate with India? We must compliment the UK government on the announcement of setting aside funds for cycling and walking. They [...]
James Quinn, CEO of Faradion, who are setting up sodium-ion manufacturing plants in India, reflects on the opportunities that lie ahead and the country’s prospects of taking a leadership role in alternative energy.
Interview S.S. Vasan is the Honorary Professor of Health Sciences at the University of York and Dangerous Pathogens Team Leader for Australia’s science agency CSIRO. In this interview, he talks as a Global Indian Overseas Citizen leading the preclinical response to COVID-19 through the world’s first multi-vaccine animal efficacy studies, authoritative analyses on how SARS-CoV-2 is mutating, and what these mean for India in the context of pharmaceutical discovery, manufacturing and health policy. What is the significance of your world’s [...]
Interview Rasha Omar, country director of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), India discusses how E-Gram, a digital initiative launched by PM Modi, will strengthen the governance and credibility of local government institutions. How do you see India's E-Gram portal, the initiative to connect its village-level governance, playing out for the economy? Since 1993, when the 73rd Constitutional Amendment devolved political and economic power to local bodies, gram panchayats have increasingly acted as instruments for local social and economic development [...]
Interview Neeraj Sahai, President of Dun & Bradstreet, insists that India’s strong technology ecosystem can support innovations and the development of new value propositions. What are some tips to help companies navigate the uncertainties caused by the pandemic? When there’s economic uncertainty, there are a few things companies can do right now to make sure they are positioned to respond quickly and make decisions based on facts. Having full oversight of business relationships to assess potential impact on operations is [...]
Interview Poppy Gustafsson, the co-CEO of Darktrace, discusses how AI has enabled the company to lead in the market by making cyber security more efficient and virtual. How can AI and machine learning be best weaponised to enhance cyber security? When Darktrace first started, cyber security was all about trying to keep the bad guys off your network. Security analysts would try to predict what the bad guys could do on their network and then put these rules into their [...]
Interview The company’s Founder, President, and CEO Kabir Barday discusses the company’s revolutionary approach to data privacy. Using Athena as an example, how are AI and RPA transforming the concept of workplace and ways of doing business? Can you tell us a bit about Athena? The privacy landscape is constantly changing, as are the ways technology can help solve these complex problems. The OneTrust Athena AI built-in to our platform assists our customers to tackle both of these challenges. First, [...]