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Salil Parekh as CEO is a Huge Positive for Infosys: T V Mohandas Pai
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Salil Parekh as CEO is a Huge Positive for Infosys: T V Mohandas Pai

Salil Parekh taking over as CEO is hugely positive for Infosys as he is a team builder who understands the business and changing market environment, says the company's former chief financial officer T V Mohandas Pai. Parekh being based in Bengaluru, the NASDAQ-listed companys headquarters, would also make a huge difference as most clients visit the campuses before they sign the deals and the teams working on their projects there, Pai told PTI. "It (Parekh as CEO) is hugely positive for Infy. They will have a CEO who understands the services business, who understands the changes that are happening and what needs to be done," he said. "He is a customer-facing person and thats exactly the kind of talent thats required. Working in a services company (in Capgemini where he worked earli...
2018 Will Be A Better Year For Indian IT: Report
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2018 Will Be A Better Year For Indian IT: Report

With the US economy doing well, Indian IT companies can look forward to a better year in 2018 on the back of growing tech spend and demand from clients, according to senior industry figures. Noting that the largest market for Indian IT companies is the US, former CFO of Infosys V Balakrishnan said their ability to grab growth opportunities is critical. "The US economy is doing extremely well. I think they are still growing 2-2.5 per cent, good growth for that economy," he told PTI. "If you look at the Gartner report, they talked about overall IT spend going up by 4-4.5 per cent this year. I think there is growth. The ability of the company to take on growth is critical. I think growth opportunities are there," added Balakrishnan. He said if the world's largest economy is doing well...
B2B Startups Coming Up In Big Way Says Mohandas Pai
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B2B Startups Coming Up In Big Way Says Mohandas Pai

Tech investor T V Mohandas Pai today said business-to-business startups are coming forth in a "big-way" despite difficulties in running them when compared to business-to-consumer startups. Quoting a report, he said there are 20,000 startups in India and 90 per cent of them are B2C, because they are started by young people barely out of college. For them B2C becomes easy because they see the challenges faced by the consumers out of experience and exposure, he said. "The balance 10 per cent, about 2,600 companies all across the country, would be B2B and of them I would expect 1000 companies to be high quality companies." Pai was speaking during a panel discussion on the topic "B2B startups and their impact on various sectors", organized by Airbus BizLab. He said despite difficult...
Players in Financial Services May Relocate From London: T V Mohandas Pai
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Players in Financial Services May Relocate From London: T V Mohandas Pai

Indian IT players catering to clients in the financial services space in London may shift their operations to other parts of Europe in the wake of Britain's exit from the European Union, says tech investor T V Mohandas Pai. For the Indian IT industry, the biggest immediate impact would be the shift in the movement of Pound Sterling, which has now become cheaper, Pai said. "That's already impacting them, marginally, depending upon who is exposed to business in the UK," he told news agency noting that over a period of time, lot of work is being done by Indian IT companies in UK financial services space in London. "Now, many of them may migrate to (other parts of) Europe. In case they migrate to Europe, they have to shift to Europe. What happens there is something that needs to be seen. So...