1. ‘Centurion’ Vishal Sikka hopes to raise revenue per employee in 2 years

‘Centurion’ Vishal Sikka hopes to raise revenue per employee in 2 years

India’s second-largest IT services exporter, Infosys, is looking at raising revenue per employee...

By: | Bangalore | Updated: November 13, 2014 12:32 PM

India’s second-largest IT services exporter, Infosys, is looking at raising revenue per employee in the next two years as part of its transformation exercise under new CEO Vishal Sikka. At the Axis Capital annual analyst conference in Mumbai on Wednesday, Sikka said he expected employee productivity to go up in the next two years, or else it would be a matter of concern.

Sikka, who completed 100 days in Infosys as CEO on Wednesday, expressed happiness over his stint so far. He felt there was massive transformation across industry segments due to digital technologies that are throwing up opportunities for Infosys.

Sikka said Infosys was investing very heavily in design thinking, which has been designated as the new approach towards work and processes. The entire training is being done out of the Mysore campus. Sikka has already taken the top executives of the company to Stanford University to get a flavour of these processes.

Infosys, which currently has over 1,60,000 people on its roll, expects to train over 30,000 people by the end of the year on design thinking. “Focus on the new processes may not be the revenue generator for Infosys today, but will be in the future,” he remarked, adding , “Infosys will remain relevant in the world of tomorrow.”

Sikka said they would also be working with more start-ups, which they see as an extension of their engineering expertise. However, he ruled out any possibility of Infosys turning into a product-led company.

“Innovation and better productivity is the path for Infosys. Being able to do more with less is the way forward,” Sikka said.

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