Our Chairman Madhavan Padmakumar and myself will be presenting at the FOMAA Professional Summit to be held at University of Texas Dallas on April 7th 2018. The theme is entrepreneurship and innovation. We will be addressing a group of students, professionals, investors and employers. Students get to do speed job dating with potential employers. Aspiring entrepreneurs get to pitch to potential investors. Dr Ranjit Nair is offering an unique leadership healthcheck.

I am honored and excited to be speaking at South India’s most high-profile IT event #Future on March 22 and 23 at Hotel Le Meridien in Kochi. This one of a kind event is the brainchild of S. D. Shibulal, Kris Gopalakrishnan, V. K. Mathew and the Kerala Government leadership. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, Raghuram Rajan, former RBI governor, Nandan Nilekani, non-executive chairman of Infosys, Gita Gopinath, Professor at Harvard University, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder of Paytm, Byju Raveendran, […]

I still remember back in late 90s and in early 2000, if someone asks what is the success of a software developer, I kept saying, “The more you know how to convert practical problems into code and the more you know how to develop each and every individual module in your project, you can travel a long way in the software industry”. The success and the performance of the employee was calculated by his outcome and the knowledge that he […]

Yesterday, the value of real estate was all in the location. Tomorrow, it will be information, and how real estate brokers and agents can tap into that information to build relationships with customers, increase sales, and strengthen tenant engagements The Internet of Things (IoT) is already having a significant impact on the real estate industry. Conceptually, the IoT implies physical objects being able to utilize the Internet backbone to communicate data about their condition, position, or other attributes. Adapting this […]

Working in the startup economy, I’ve gotten used to hearing friends and clients agonize over the first mover advantage they just lost because someone launched a similar product just a few months before theirs was due to market. Being the first to enter the market might give you a head start, but does it necessarily guarantee you unchallenged market leader status? A paper by Golder and Tellis in 1993 was the first to document that 47% of first movers are seen […]

Building a startup is hard. You have to come up with a great idea, bootstrap to make the product, beta test it and invest in marketing to deliver the product to the market. This is the classic startup strategy. However, experienced entrepreneurs might object and say that building a full fledged product isn’t the first step. Infact, I’m going to put it out there, and say that every great startup you have heard of, first launched with a Minimum Viable Product. […]

The automotive landscape for car dealerships have seen significant changes over the past few years.  Although 2016 was a reasonable year for sales, analysts suggest that dealerships will see a major dip, and will be forced into closure by 2025. Recent surveys show that 50% of the respondents dislike the face to face sales process at dealerships, which requires too much negotiation and lacks transparency.  This distaste is leading an increasing number of customers to opt for purchasing online, where […]

There’s an app for everything these days and people are always talking about building the next “Uber for X”. But why is this so important? Here is the breakdown on everything you need to know about the on-demand economy, and how you should approach it: On-demand services are basically just a subset or a derivative of traditional B2C and B2B services. Uber’s success in creating a market for technology–enabled, on-demand transportation has encouraged entrepreneurs to look to other, often basic, and routine […]

What is Revenue Cycle Management?

By: Aiswarya Somanath
01 Feb, 2018 / Health Care

Revenue cycle management (RCM) is the financial process, utilizing medical billing software, that healthcare facilities use to track patient care episodes from registration and appointment scheduling to the final payment of a balance. In other words, it refers to the process of tracking the payments for the services rendered at a provider’s office, from the time of scheduling an appointment by the patient to the time of fulfillment of the payment by the payer or the patient themselves. RCM combines […]

Leveraging AI in Marketing

By: Ajith Kavirajan
01 Feb, 2018 / Innovation Incubator

Even though Artificial Intelligence (AI) is still relatively nascent, it definitely has progressed from being just a buzzword a couple of years ago, to a potentially booming market over the next few years. As cited in a press release by Gartner, AI technology spending worldwide is projected to reach nearly $29 billion in 2021 from $0.45 billion in 2016—a clear indicator of how rapidly companies are gearing up to leverage AI in core business activities and marketing is no exception. […]