05 Apr 2007

Raj Datta of MindTree Consulting on Knowledge Management

Raj Datta is general manager, Knowledge Management (KM), in MindTree Consulting. As head of the KM function in MindTree, Raj has global responsibilities for all aspects of innovation, knowledge sharing and software reuse. He has established KM as a key global strength for MindTree as noted in MindTree’s successful assessment at Level 5 in CMMi and P-CMM. He has evangelized and incorporated many learnings from the Open Source Movement into the KM approach at MindTree.

Prior to assuming this responsibility, Raj was heading the offshore delivery of all U.S. engagements for MindTree’s IT Services business.He has about 15 years of industry experience, including delivery of large-scale enterprise solutions in the U.S.

In this interivew, Raj Talks about the importance of Knowledge Management and how MindTree has shaped it.

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04 Apr 2007

Payal Talks about Organizational Stress Management

Organisational and Stress Consulting (OSC) assists organisations and their employees as they seek to increase organisational effectiveness and productivity. How does it do this? By helping them manage their stress and psychosocial hazards like bullying, harassment and violence in the workplace. (It’s no surprise — these things have an adverse impact on individual and organisational health and performance.)

Organisational and Stress Consulting is an evolving company based in Dublin, with an office in Bangalore, India. They offer help in risk management of work-related stress and psychometric testing and assessment.

Payal Shah has a BA in psychology & media studies and a MSc from University of Nottingam, UK.

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30 Mar 2007

Manish Vij, Co-Founder of Quasar Media, on Indian Online Advertising Industry

Manish Vij is the co-founder of Quasar Media, an integrated online interactive agency. Prior to starting Quasar Media he worked with India’s largest portal, Rediff.com, for over 5 years. He has been recognized as one of the prominent online media professionals in the country.

In the last two years he has also co-founded Tyroo.com, India’s second-largest fully self serve ad network, Zoomtra.com – a Travel meta search and incubating entreprenuers with ideas on digital business under the group name of Smile Interactive Technology Group.

In this interview, Manish explains about Quasar’s business models, the advantage online media agencies have over tradtional advertising agencies and the challenges in advertising via blogs.

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23 Mar 2007

The Writers Block’s Helen Shukla on Technical Writing as a Profession

Helen Shukla is the founder-director of The Writers Block, a Bangalore-based company that focuses on technical documentation outsourcing and consulting.

In this interview, Helen talks about the state of technical documentation in India, what skills are required for the job and how her company aims in filling the demand for quality writers in India.


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22 Mar 2007

MobileWorx’s Asif Ali on ZestAdz

Asif Ali is the CTO of Mobile-Worx, a mobility solutions company. Mobile-Worx is trying to replicate the success of Google’s Adsense program in the mobile space, where content is monetized via advertising.

Asif talks in detail about ZestAdz, an online platform that will allow companies to advertise their products and services on mobile phones through SMS and WAP sites.

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