Are you ready for a free power world?

The Luna Ring Project aspires to install a belt of solar cells across the Lunar equator. The power generated will be beamed from the near side of the moon and fulfill all energy needs of the world 24X7. This might sound the …

Power Sector Transformation – Putting Consumers at the Center

Consumers are demanding more than ever from electricity companies. New technologies  such as solar Photovoltaics (PV) and smart meters are giving them an unprecedented number of options to produce and consume their own energy. And continued improvements in affordability, reliability …

Privacy – to stop users becoming attackers!

Most of us can keep a secret. It is the people we tell it to who cannot. – Anonymous I’ve been working on data privacy for close to a decade now. And, in my interactions with various groups of people …

Managing Innovation – A short story

How IT assets and capabilities engender business value and start the process of innovation is a serious topic. The last time I spoke on the subject, at an institute seminar at IIT-B, it was clear to me that I had …

Thoughtful Creativity

Can one combine delivering a service-to-order with the chaotic creativity of a startup? This is the first thought that popped into my head when I heard about Co-Innovation Network (COIN™) from K. Ananth Krishnan. The immediate next thought was that …

The Spirit of Co-Innovation

Enterprises everywhere are facing increasing demands from the marketplace. And they are responding to the challenges with newer offerings, some of them incremental and some radical. Worldwide, tremendous amounts of money, time and effort are being expended to create unique …

Disruptive Ideas, Anyone?

What causes Disruptive Innovation – Technology? Cost? Business Models? Operational Models? Products? Services? Markets? All of them? I’ll let you ponder over it and derive an answer for yourself. Taking a step back, let me recap the three categories of …

On the Road to Co-innovation

Happy New Year to my readers! It has been an exciting and enriching journey for me as the Global Head, Co-Innovation Network (COIN™) for TCS. Through our COIN program, we have been trying to systematically identify, build and nurture a …

Does Collaborative Innovation work?

Yes, and No! K. Ananth Krishnan, CTO, TCS I remember the time, nearly nine years ago when we conceptualized the TCS Co-Innovation Network (COINTM), and then formally launched it a couple of years later. In retrospect, it was a big …

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