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Innova&on	
  in	
  a	
  Flat	
  World:	
  
Lessons	
  from	
  India	
  

Tathagat	
  Varma,	
  
VP,	
  Strategic	
  Proces...
India Yesterday vs. India Today	

#54	
  Governance	
  

#1	
  Milk	
  Producer,	
  Two-­‐
wheeler,	
  IT	
  Outsourcing	
...
…and India Tomorrow?
India’s Innovation Spectrum	


IT	
  
Outsourcing-­‐
led	
  
Innova&on	
  

Glocaliza&on	
  

“Jugaad”	
  
Innova&on	
  

...
IT Outsourcing-led Innovation	


Intui<ve	
  Customer	
  Experiences.	
  
2.5	
  Billion	
  <mes	
  a	
  year.	
  	
  
[24...
Glocalization	

Globaliza<on	
  +	
  localiza&on	
  
Well-­‐established	
  examples	
  in	
  India	
  
Explainable,	
  eve...
“Jugaad”	

Grassroots	
  approach	
  
to	
  solve	
  daily-­‐life	
  
problems	
  
Simple,	
  Quick,	
  
Frugal,	
  Workar...
A Billion Examples of Jugaad…but only a few
become big!
Missed-call – a “Zero Billion $” Idea?	

96%	
  of	
  India’s	
  900m	
  user	
  give	
  missed-­‐call	
  –	
  India’s	
  ...
For “India-scale” Problems…	

1.2Billion+	
  People	
  
Largest	
  democracy	
  
30%	
  <$1.25/day	
  and	
  97%	
  <$5/da...
… “India-scale” Innovations	

Polio	
  Eradica<on	
  
Jaipur	
  Foot	
  
Sanitary	
  Napkin	
  King!	
  
Educa<on	
  for	
...
India vs. Polio	

Till	
  2009:	
  India	
  
accounted	
  for	
  50%	
  
cases	
  
13	
  Jan	
  2011:	
  last	
  
recorded...
World’s Largest Organization
Innovation in a Flat World - Lessons from India
Innovation in a Flat World - Lessons from India
Innovation in a Flat World - Lessons from India
Innovation in a Flat World - Lessons from India
Innovation in a Flat World - Lessons from India
Innovation in a Flat World - Lessons from India
Innovation in a Flat World - Lessons from India
Innovation in a Flat World - Lessons from India
Innovation in a Flat World - Lessons from India
Innovation in a Flat World - Lessons from India
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Innovation in a Flat World - Lessons from India

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My presentation at the 15th Management Circle Innovation Conference, Munich, Germany, Nov 5-6. Unfortunately, I was not able to travel and present this talk in person, but presented the key topics from it in a Skype chat with Prof. Oliver Gassmann, University of St. Gallen, and Chair for this conference

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Innovation in a Flat World - Lessons from India

  1. Innova&on  in  a  Flat  World:   Lessons  from  India   Tathagat  Varma,   VP,  Strategic  Process  Innova2ons,   Innova2on  Labs,  [24]7  Customer,  Inc  
  2. India Yesterday vs. India Today #54  Governance   #1  Milk  Producer,  Two-­‐ wheeler,  IT  Outsourcing   Country,  Bollywood,  Gold   consumer,     #94  Corrup<on  Percep<on   Index   #97  Educa<on   #100  Personal  Freedom   #104  Entrepreneurship  &   Opportunity   #106:  Prosperity  Index   #109  Health   #120  Safety  &  Security   #134  Ease  of  Doing  Business   OR   AND   #2  Wheat,  Rice,  Mobile   Users,  Labor  force,   Roadways,  Cement,  CoYon,   Potato,  Sugarcane,  Tea,   Students  studying  abroad     #3  Internet  Users,  Coal,  GDP   (PPP);  #4  Railways,  Steel;  #5   Heavy  Truck,  Wind  power;  #6   Car  maker,  Electricity   Producer  
  3. …and India Tomorrow?
  4. India’s Innovation Spectrum IT   Outsourcing-­‐ led   Innova&on   Glocaliza&on   “Jugaad”   Innova&on   “India-­‐scale”   Innova&on   Reverse   Innova&on   New  to  the   World  
  5. IT Outsourcing-led Innovation Intui<ve  Customer  Experiences.   2.5  Billion  <mes  a  year.     [24]7  Customer,  Inc.  
  6. Glocalization Globaliza<on  +  localiza&on   Well-­‐established  examples  in  India   Explainable,  even  if  not  always  repeatable  
  7. “Jugaad” Grassroots  approach   to  solve  daily-­‐life   problems   Simple,  Quick,   Frugal,  Workaround   Might  not  be   elegant,  sustainable   or  scalable!   hYp://jugaadinnova<on.com/infographics/    
  8. A Billion Examples of Jugaad…but only a few become big!
  9. Missed-call – a “Zero Billion $” Idea? 96%  of  India’s  900m  user  give  missed-­‐call  –  India’s  zero-­‐cost   Morse-­‐code  for  rou<ne  ‘updates’  like  ‘arrived  safely’,  or  ‘call  me   back’,  etc.     Industry  es<mates  loss  of  revenue  between  20%  to  30%  due  to   missed  calls   However,  it  is  a   $100m+   business  
  10. For “India-scale” Problems… 1.2Billion+  People   Largest  democracy   30%  <$1.25/day  and  97%  <$5/day   70%  live  in  rural  areas   31%  use  improved  sanita<on  (2008)   0.6  Doctors  per  1000  (#124)   Largest  popula<on  of  blind   …and  many,  many  more!  
  11. … “India-scale” Innovations Polio  Eradica<on   Jaipur  Foot   Sanitary  Napkin  King!   Educa<on  for  underprivileged   Mid-­‐day  Meal  Scheme   Aravind  Eye  Care  System   UID  “Aadhar”  Card  Project   Maha  Kumbh  Mela   …and  many,  many  more!  
  12. India vs. Polio Till  2009:  India   accounted  for  50%   cases   13  Jan  2011:  last   recorded  case   hYp://www.cdc.gov/polio/progress/     hYp://www.unicef.org/india/Polio_Booklet-­‐final_(22-­‐02-­‐2012)V3.pdf    
  13. World’s Largest Organization

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