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  • 1. India: Gains & Growth Pains What Experts from India have to say
  • 2. India has “Arrived”
    • India has “Arrived” in the Global business
    • Indian Software Powers are well known
    • Indian Technical Institutes are now globally recognized
    • India will emerge as the 3 rd largest economy in 2012
    • Hidden from the world lies India’s huge Industrial Sector
  • 3. Sam Pitroda : Chairman of WorldTel
    • “ I saw technology as an entry point to get people to work together to address national issues”
    • “ There are great business success stories, especially in telecom, pharmaceuticals, and business process outsourcing”
    • “ To build a modern nation, We need massive administrative reforms.”
    • “ District has to be the focal point for development for revenue collection, spending, and management.”
  • 4. Ajay Piramal: Chairman of Nicholas Piramal India
    • “ I felt that Pharmaceuticals was a sunrise industry because of the way the MNC’s ran their companies in India. It was under-managed and under performing.” (in 1988)
    • “ We were 48th in the field; now we’re number 4, and we are number 2 in branded formulations.”
    • “ We’ve built trust with each stakeholder – partners, prospective sellers, employees. We’ve kept looking out for opportunities to make our own destiny.”
  • 5. Kalpathi Suresh: CEO of SSI, a global provider of consulting and software services
    • “ We started in Chennai with one IT training center. With significant foreign equity investment, the firm grew its revenues and expanded market share.”
    • “ The software services business was relatively unfettered by government bureaucracy, so we could formulate strategy in response to market needs.”
    • “ M&A was the strategy of choice, In Ten years, we were the third largest IT training firm in India.
    • “ Starting with Indigo, a Delaware-based company, and then Albion Orion, SSI made forays into several new verticals and gained access to government clients in the U.S.”
  • 6. K.M. Mammen: Chairman of MRF
    • “ When MRF began making tires during the 1960s, Dunlop dominated the industry with more than 50% market share. After a tremendous struggle, MRF emerged in 1987 as the leader and has held that position to date.”
    • “ From the beginning we ensured that capital investments were made at lowest possible cost. This meant that we worked with ingenious engineers to create ways to fabricate machinery cheaply without affecting the product. That’s what allowed us to compete effectively.”
    • “ We have in-house machinery manufacturers, so we can produce at half the cost of U.S. manufacturers.”
    • “ We have an intensive in-house R&D program, and use consultants whenever possible. We’re the only Indian company supplying to Ford, GM, and Honda in India. Some 30% percent of our production is exported to more than 60 countries.”
  • 7. Akshaya Bhargava : CEO of Progeon
    • “ We have taken a view of the future in our company which drives our investments and helps us say yes or no to certain customers”
    • “ The future lies in the knowledge-intensive processes.”
    • “ The biggest challenge is dealing with the perception of risk. It’s not price, technology, or attrition of people – it’s whether the customer feels comfortable. So you have to come through with deep credibility.”
  • 8.
    • “ Companies that set up their own outsourcing operations in other countries – have two flaws compared to third-party providers:
      • Outsourcing work to a captive center has little incentive to keep costs low as long as they are lower than the costs of doing similar work in the West.
      • Companies that set up captive centers will continue to view them as back-office units. It reports to the regional or global back office .
    • “ In contrast, a third-party BPO services provider, which must offer services at competitive prices relative to other BPO providers”
    • "For a third-party provider, however, such work is front-office. It has a different mindset. You don’t manage them the same way.”
    Akshaya Bhargava : CEO of Progeon
  • 9. Sulaksh Dixi: Marketing manager for AP-FIRST
    • “ A recent study had shown that for every dollar outsourced to India, the U.S. actually gained more than a dollar in value.”
  • 10. Prepared by Arun Kottolli Thank you