A Model-Based Approach to Enterprise Simulation and Analysis

Modern enterprises are complex systems operating in highly dynamic environment. The time to respond to the various change drivers is short and the cost of incorrect decisions is prohibitively high. Modern enterprises tend to exist in silos, leading to fragmented …

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 …

The Social Enterprise

At the TCS Summit – North America held in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in the fall of 2013, a number of us discussed social networks in the Enterprise. Nicole Sturgill, Research Director at CEB TowerGroup, moderated a panel discussion. …

Algorithms put the vroom in your step

When your program runs slowly, the first thought that comes to your mind is to blame the slow machine. More often than not, the speed of a program is more determined by the data structure used and the algorithm employed …

Intersection of disciplines: Tradition meets the Trendy

Frans Johansson, author of the book “The Medici Effect” says “More and more, innovation is springing not from particular industries or disciplines, but rather across them”. At the intersections of different disciplines lie opportunities galore. One such intersection that is …

Modeling an Organization

Thoughts from our workshop AMINO at MODELS 2013 This blog post recounts my experience at the recent MODELS 2013 conference together with the main conference and satellite events including our own workshop AMINO. There is certainly more to models than …

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