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The Zinnov Podcast - Business Resilience series is a technology and leadership podcast featuring conversations with leading thinkers, industry experts, and technology practitioners. The series touches upon topics such as leadership challenges, analyses of specific industries, and all things digital.

The Zinnov Podcast - Business Resilience series is a technology and leadership podcast featuring conversations with leading thinkers, industry experts, and technology practitioners. The series touches upon topics such as leadership challenges, analyses of specific industries, and all things digital.


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The Zinnov Podcast - Business Resilience series is a technology and leadership podcast featuring conversations with leading thinkers, industry experts, and technology practitioners. The series touches upon topics such as leadership challenges, analyses of specific industries, and all things digital.




Engineering Services From India, For The World

In this episode, BVR Mohan Reddy, Founder Chairman of CYIENT, sits down with Pari Natarajan, CEO, Zinnov to discuss the nuances of his incredible entrepreneurial journey, how he built the billion-dollar CYIENT to provide Engineering Services to the world, from India, and how leaders like him can help further the start-up ecosystem by paying it forward for future entrepreneurs. They also delve into how employee, investor, and customer relationships are crucial to running a successful company...


Fearless Leadership Against the Odds

How can a leader thrive when faced with overwhelming odds and uncertainty? This episode with D Sivanandhan, the former DGP of Mumbai Police, explores how leadership is a combination of time management, leading without fear, and prioritizing the well-being of others. Nitika Goel, Chief Marketing Officer at Zinnov, unpacks the concept of fearlessness with the former DGP about how a leader can chart a practical risk-taking strategy. The conversation breaks down how innovation and change are...


Metaverse in Banking: A New Frontier for the BFSI sector

Metaverse has almost been synonymous with gaming, with its ability to create avatars and simulate detailed virtual environments. But what could it mean for the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance sectors? In this chat with Girish Narasimha Raghavan, Vice President of Global Services at Fiserv, Atul Srivastava, Engagement Manager at Zinnov, unravels how Metaverse has the power to transform financial transactions, lending patterns, and currencies. With its arrival as a technology with...


Data Science for Business and How it Can Shape Strategy

In this episode of the Zinnov Podcast - Business Resilience series, Sanaz Namdar, Vice President, Research, Analytics and Perspectives at Dell Technologies talks to Rajat Kohli, Partner, Zinnov about the role of data, and how it can shape business strategies for companies in different industries. Data is a crucial component in directing how a company can run, and leaders can take informed decisions with the best insights. Oftentimes, companies tend to have goldmines of data accessible to...


Metaverse — The New Disruption On The Block

The search for the term 'metaverse' skyrocketed during the tail end of 2021, with October alone registering over 2.62 million searches of the word. With the advent of Web 3.0, we are at a crucial juncture of redefining what entirely virtual experiences could look like. The Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality markets are expected to grow to nearly USD 600 Bn by 2025 according to industry research. In this episode of Zinnov podcast Business Resiliencies Series, Edo Segal, Founder and CEO of...


The Digital Takeover - How Asset Heavy Industries Are Upgrading To Digital

Digital Transformation and organizations' accelerated adoption of the digital technologies dictate how future-ready companies across industries are. The Asset Heavy industries are no exception to this, and are quickly catching up with their counterparts in staying digitally fresh and relevant. Where will asset heavy industries spend on digital technologies? What are the challenges that they need to overcome in doing do? How do companies get some of the top talent to work for them -...


SAP On Cloud: Hyperscaling Business Success

In this episode of the Zinnov Podcast - Business Resilience series, Joao Couto, Vice President, SAP Business Unit, Microsoft, talks to Rajat Kohli, Partner at Zinnov about how SAP has become more and more prominent after the pandemic, especially with the world shifting to remote working models. Today, transitioning SAP environments on Cloud has become a key ingredient to drive enterprise-wide transformation and improving business functions. Microsoft's SAP business unit is at the...


Accelerating Digital in a Data-driven World

In this episode of the Business Resilience Series, Sanjay Srivastava, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Strategist, Genpact talks to Praveen Bhadada, Managing Partner, Zinnov about how digital is changing its face with time. Through innovation, renewed business strategy and a novel approach to talent, digital has the power to transform industries, cultures and business. The role of a CIO has evolved drastically as more and more verticals have adopted technology in their everyday...


How A ‘Job’ In AI Could Be Replaceable, But Not A ‘Career’

Having spent more than a decade and a half growing and leading Data Science and Analytics Teams, Ranjani Mani joins us for a conversation to talk about the future of Data Science jobs, leadership etiquette, and more.


Finding the Pulse – Rethinking Healthcare and How it is delivered

In this episode of the Zinnov Podcast – Business Resilience series, Pari Natarajan, CEO, Zinnov talks to Girish Venkatachaliah, Chief Technology Officer, agilon health, about building healthcare companies with purpose and lasting impact. They also discuss how can technology solve the world’s most challenging healthcare problems, how can we empower all parts of the healthcare ecosystem to use technology and provides solutions. Girish discusses how agilon has been a frontrunner in enabling...


What The Heck Do I Do With My Life?

If you have ever wondered what your doing with your life - personal or professional, this episode is for you. Catch Ravi Venkatesan, Founder of Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship in conversation with Pari Natarajan, CEO, Zinnov about why some people are more likely to succeed in life, building a portfolio life, and much more.


Teamwork Makes The Dream Work: The Partnership Paradigm

For a technology giant like Microsoft that works with partners all around the world, partner success is ingrained in the organizational DNA. Partnerships and alliances become critical to accelerate the digital transformation agenda. In this episode, Eduardo Kassner, Chief Technology Officer, Partner Success Organization at Microsoft, talks to Praveen Bhadada, Managing Partner, Zinnov about partnerships, alliances, and the best practices to profit from them.


The 3Ps of Direct to Consumer Business Models: Personalization, Proximity, and Product Presentation

With the pandemic changing the way we consume, the Direct-to-Consumer business model has become a trend-setting bandwagon that most businesses want to hop onto. However, the D2C model isn’t an easy one to crack, and involves being cognizant of numerous factors. Personalization, customer proximity, and product presentation are some of the integral aspects that companies should consider. What are the other aspects that can help companies successfully ride the D2C model? What are some of the...


Making Organizational Culture Count

In this episode, these two technology industry veterans, discuss to build organizational culture with data at its core. Tune in now to listen to it.


Built to Last: The Story of Ambition, Humility, and Triumph

“When you are building something revolutionary, you may look delusional to those around you.” – Lauris Liberts The oldest company in the world, Kongo Gumi, has been in existence since about 578 AD – around 1500+ years or so – based in Osaka, Japan. Now, that’s a company built to last. And one of the other companies that has been on the right track and withstood the test of time is Reliance Jio. It has revolutionized the Indian technology and business landscape, brought the Internet to...


Redefining The Culture Code

In the last 20 months or so, these are the questions many leaders have had to grapple with as they paved through the realities of fostering a culture in a remote or hybrid scenario – understanding what their employees want, what are the things that their employees have had to come to terms with, both personally and professionally. What makes a company's culture sticky? What makes it exceptional? How do organizations decide which parts of their culture to preserve and which parts to...


A Sign of the Times — The Work, Worker, and Workplace Revolution

The global pandemic has accelerated the work, worker, and workplace (W3) transformation exponentially, and has altered the way businesses function. The work, worker, and the workplace are now governed by the latest advancements in technology and Automation, forcing companies to adopt the latest tools to optimize processes and make remote working successful, while not losing focus on employee well-being and experience. A Zinnov survey of 100+ global CXOs has revealed that the hybrid working...


Rocketing to Success – The Mechanics of Sound Organizational Growth

It takes more than just a vision to build a company that can stand the test of time, let alone a market gamechanger like Rocket Software. Andy Youniss, President and CEO of Rocket joins Pari Natarajan, CEO of Zinnov to discuss his journey leading the mainframe infrastructure software giant over the last three decades. Andy speaks about how Rocket managed to not just survive but thrive despite being faced with obstacles such as the dot-com bubble, the global financial crisis, and more...


The ‘Crowd’ing Glory in an Enterprise’s Talent Arsenal

Crowdsourcing as a model for building resilient, anti-fragile organizations is not a new trend. However, the pandemic seems to have affected the way this model is being employed. Sumit Kaushik, SVP, and Head of Technology, Media and Telecom Business, West Coat for Virtusa discusses the past, present, and future of the crowdsourcing model with Amit Kulkarni, Principal at Zinnov. Sumit also elaborates on how enterprises are now focused on building a culture around innovation and agility with...


The Great Digital Convergence: Bridging the Chasm between Natives and Migrants

The pandemic has no doubt accelerated the digital transformation journeys of companies across verticals. Additionally, there is a marked increase in the Digital Engineering spend by enterprises to accelerate their go-to-market and to keep pace with the disruptions happening in the ecosystem – both because of COVID as well as otherwise. Vijay Anand Guntur, Corporate Vice President, Engineering and R&D Services at HCL chats with Pari Natarajan, CEO, Zinnov, where they touch upon the mega...