Months before the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world, CEO of Mphasis Nitin Rakesh began work on a book with co-author Jerry Wind that would become more relevant than even he believed. What was originally conceived as a book to help technology companies understand and counteract the disruption being caused by the proliferation of digital startups quickly gained new significance within the context of the global pandemic. Their book Transformation in Times of Crisis is based on the premise that adversity provides fertile ground for growth. It guides the reader through eight principles that will help them customize and implement a winning business strategy.
Rakesh joins Steve Hall and Karen Collyer in this podcast episode to talk about his business background and how he came to write the book. Together they discuss all eight principles and debate if and how they can be prioritized. Listen in to hear the conversation and gain insight into how organizations can seize the opportunity to prepare themselves for the new future.
About the hosts
Steve Hall is responsible for the firm’s Europe, Middle East & Africa region, as well as its global Digital Advisory Services business. During his time with ISG, Mr. Hall has led some of the company’s largest and most complex engagements with clients as diverse as United Airlines, Symantec, BP, World Bank, CEMEX and Motorola. He is a seasoned professional who brings considerable experience in emerging technologies to ISG clients. Prior to his position at ISG, Mr. Hall held senior roles at a number of renowned IT services companies, including Unisys and MCI. He also led large-scale eBusiness initiatives for technology solutions providers C-Bridge and CBSI and gained deep outsourcing and offshore software development experience as a delivery executive with Covansys. Mr. Hall co-authored Managing Global Development Risk: A Guide to Managing Global Software Development. He earned his degree in Computer Science from Regis University.
Karen Collyer is a director in ISG’s Digital Practice and works with our clients to optimize their IT operations and transform their organizations to align to business outcomes. She specializes in technology enablement/operational excellence programs that range from app and ERP development to website redesign to UX alignment. The firm also looks to Karen to work with our clients to manage large, multi-deliverable initiatives as well as the day-to-day relationships with a number of our high-profile clients.