Uma Ganesh

Articles By Uma Ganesh

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Data Culture: Building a data-driven organisation

For data culture to take strong roots in organisations, leadership should set an example by anchoring their decisions around data and key metrics of deliverables to be measured and monitored should be clearly delineated.

Companywide data and analytics proficiency should be encouraged and employees should be upskilled as required.

Feeling real: Getting smart with AR & VR

Can immersive technologies usher in a new era in learning?

However, lately there has been a marked increase in the adoption of AR and VR and other immersive technologies in the corporate sector which is beginning to see value in them specially in the post Covid era. (Representative image)

Digital Transformation: It’s all about winning hearts and minds

The fundamental factor that can spell success with the digital transformation journey is the business leader’s ability to create the right culture and environment to embrace and facilitate the change.

Therefore, aligning values of employees with those of the organisation has to be top priority as it embarks upon the digital transformation journey.

Catalyst of change: Bringing artificial intelligence to the forefront

The key drivers for this major transition are the evolution of hardware and hosting on the cloud, sophisticated tools and software to capture, store and analyse the data as well as a variety of devices that keep us always con

Covid-19 and digital transformation of businesses: Five facets that a digital leader should possess

Navigating roadblocks with digital leadership in the post-Covid era.

Virtual schooling: The post-Covid school Ninja

Digital tech can be an effective enabler for creating transformative impact on education.

Post-Covid life: Why digital matters

Workers need to be provided with effective tools and apps that would make work seamless and efficient

However, as the economy and businesses try to pick themselves up from the steep slides and recharge themselves for the post covid phase, digital officers have a major role to play.

Skilling India: How digital platforms can be used to help migrant labour acquire new skills

Digital skilling platforms can be used to help migrant labour acquire new skills in their free time, even while they are employed.

employment, jobs, youth employment, economic woes

Working order: Is WFH good for the nation?

Digital tech and tools are no real substitutes for the joy of working together in the same physical space

Several companies who are positively inclined towards WFH approach believe there can be substantial savings to the business.

New lessons: Designing the new learning paradigm

There is a definite need to go beyond the virtual classroom platforms and redesign the learning pedagogy on the strength of digital tools

Lessons for all: Education re-imagined for the digital age, courtesy Covid

Covid is nudging universities to develop a holistic view of their own digital transformation journey

While several universities have invested in technology infrastructure, the approach to digitisation has so far been selective and incremental, resulting in limited benefits. (Representative image)

Covid crisis: Why it’s time for Indian MSMEs to embrace digital transformation — Four Reasons

Digital transformation is not just using apps or social media, it has to be aligned to the business goals and business processes


COVID and HR Tech: How HR can use smart AI tools

From wearables like Tracesafe to AI tools from Ahura, many digital devices can be mainstreamed by HR for better productivity.

IT jobs during Covid-19 times

Sectors such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, grocery and warehouses would call for additional talent with new skill-sets.

Work from home: Digital tools are helping evolve a new work culture

Google Hangout, Microsoft Teams, Webex and Zoom are enabling businesses to create a collaborative work environment.

work from home, remote working, VPN, cyberattack

Virtual learning: Coping with Covid-19

Virtual learning in the early days of its introduction was within the boundary of predefined content and was a lonely affair with neither the tutor nor peers being part of the individual’s learning journey.

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Future of Work: Capitalising on AI and analytics

AI will create more jobs than it destroys—by 2022, though 75 million jobs are expected to be displaced by automation, 133 million new ones will emerge.

The AI as a service market size was valued at $1.13 billion in 2017 and is expected to be $10.88 billion by 2023, thus opening up a huge demand for AI talent pool.

What would it take for making IT graduates employable?

What would it take for making IT graduates employable?

How to keep employees happy in the digital era

Employee engagement vs employee experience in the digital era

employee engagement, digital tools, HR managers, employee engagement, Robotic process Automation

Tech Edge: Preparing for the next wave of growth

In order to motivate the employees to acquire new competencies, they should be convinced that the firm is poised for growth

economy slowdown, Indian industry, growth rate, digital era, HRMIS, HR systems, digital growth, skills gap

Digital economy: Make digital highway attractive for MSMEs

Digital is no longer a question of ‘if’, it has to be ‘how soon and what areas to transform’

sme, sme industry

Why a cyber-physical presence is a must for brands

Using virtual reality, experiential marketing has also been beneficial for brands.

cyber-physical presence, digital spend, virtual reality, digital marketing, global ad spend, start ups, traditional marketing, online customers

Analytics should be priority area of focus for HR managers

In highly competitive businesses, where attracting and retaining the right talent is the key to innovation and continuous growth, it is important for HR functions to recognise the urgency to embrace the analytics led approach

Insights from these milestones would be extremely useful for developing the retention model for various categories of employees.

Tech for seniors: Enhancing digital touch for the golden years

The share of senior citizens which was around 8% in 2011 will be 20% by 2050. Therefore, we need a robust planning process and a sound support system for senior citizens.

Skilling India: Maximising value creation from demographic dividend

The training approach being practised today continues to rely upon the principle of dependence on human efforts for the entire chain of activity to be performed for a specific role.

India, too, needs to rethink the entire education system leading upto vocational training.

Man vs Machine: Leadership in the age of artificial intelligence

The success of leadership lies in deploying AI in smart ways that would benefit the business

Artificial Intelligence in travel, Artificial Intelligence in entertainment, Artificial Intelligence in shopping, Artificial Intelligence in food delivery, Artificial Intelligence in banking, Artificial Intelligence in learning, Artificial Intelligence in personal assistants, Human intelligence AI

Technology and talent: Staying ahead in the digital era

Democratisation of talent development process is the need of the hour

Talent development initiatives, HR function, HR departments, digital tools, skills employees, Skills Alpha, AI tools, smart digital tools
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