Weekly Rewind: Top 10 Stories On CXOToday (Aug 21-25)

by CXOtoday News Desk    Aug 26, 2017

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The week that passed by, saw some very interesting updates that can have some strong impact on business leaders across the world.

In India, the Supreme Court verdict holding privacy to be a fundamental right could impact how internet companies and startups, including digital lending and payment companies, collect and use personal data. We have for you a special story on how there would be greater onus on companies on how they share data and take consent for collecting personal information. 

The Infosys saga continues after Vishal Sikka stepped down as CEO last week and becomes more intense after  Nandan Nilekani, comes back at the helm as non-executive Chairman, after a decade and assured the investors that he will bring Infosys back on the growth track. In a special story we analyze how Nilekani’s comeback to the ‘revamped’ Infosys after a decade would bring unenviable challenges.

Another story draws a stark parallel of Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka’s resignation to that of Cyrus Mistry of Tata Sons who resigned from his position amid a very public spat with the patriarch Ratan Tata, resulting in litigations that went to the courts. With corporate leaders have not been doing justice to their choices and trying to behave autocratically, we examine how through some simple steps Founder-CEOs can avoid such a distasteful situation.

In this context we bring to you a special feature on ‘The art of letting go’ in the corporate world. CEO coach and leadership guru Marshall Goldsmith describes this as a pre-requisite for a happy and engaging life, because if we cannot let go, we end up carrying the stress, which impacts us as well as those around us, said the article which brings out a similar scenario should prevail in corporate governance for a smooth functioning.

Topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big data and cyber security, to name a few continue to be the flavor of the week, as we have for you a host of articles on how these technologies are having a long term effect on businesses and society on the whole.

We also bring to you our daily dose of news and analyses, interviews, case studies, infographics and expert columns like every week. So, if you have missed out any of our updates, do not worry. You would find everything that you wanted to read on CXOtoday Weekly Top 10. Read on to know more… 

Right To Privacy: What It Could Mean For Big Data And Protection

Regulating data is not an easy task as the data generated over the last two years is more than what was generated in the previous 5,000 years! The Supreme Court of India, which came out with a landmark judgment ruling Privacy as a Fundamental Right of citizens on August 24, 2017, did not hide its concerns on Data Handling while dealing with the topic and argued for striking a balance between data regulation and individual privacy.

Can Nandan Nilekani Bring Infosys Back On Track?

A decade after his exit from Infosys, Nandan Nilekani, who is back at the helm as non-executive Chairman, said that he will focus on bringing in stability and assured the investors that he will bring Infosys back on the growth track. However, times have changed; believe analysts, who have warned that Nilekani’s comeback to the ‘revamped’ Infosys after a decade would bring unenviable challenges.

Infosys Saga: Leadership Lessons For Founder-CEOs

The latest saga in corporate wrangling is the resignation of Vishal Sikka, MD and CEO of Infosys. There is a definite feeling of déjà vu. Last year, Cyrus Mistry of Tata Sons resigned from his position amid a very public spat with the patriarch Ratan Tata, resulting in litigations that went to the courts. No wonder, there is a public opinion that corporate leaders have not been doing justice to their choices and trying to behave autocratically. Let’s see how through some simple steps Founder-CEOs can avoid such a distasteful situation.

Infosys Crisis: Can Founders Ever Walk Away From Their Companies?

Go to any leadership seminar and the first lesson that is bandied about is the ‘art of letting go’. CEO coach and leadership guru Marshall Goldsmith describes this as a pre-requisite for a happy and engaging life, because if we cannot let go, we end up carrying the stress, which impacts us as well as those around us. A recent example of how this mantra works was played out at Infosys, once the darling of investors and innovators alike – thanks to the high standards of corporate governance that its founders set for themselves.

The Internet Of Things: What’s It And Why It Matters

What is the Internet of Things (IoT) — how will we use it and what will that impact be? These are important questions, especially when you consider that IoT may have as great an impact on society as computers and the Internet have had. Maybe even more.

Why Is Android Oreo A Good Bet For Enterprise

The next generation of Android is here. Android 8.0, dubbed ‘Android Oreo’, was launched by Google during the historical US Eclipse this week and. The new operating system is named after the most popular cookies in the world. With better performance, battery life and security, it brings to enterprises more intelligence and gives more power to its users.

Is Artificial Intelligence A Job Killer Or Creator?

Opinions are divided in the industry on whether artificial intelligence (AI) is a job killer or a job creator. Some like Alibaba founder Jack Ma said AI is not only a massive threat to jobs but could also spark World War III. AI. However, according to a recent report published by MIT Technology Review, Artificial Intelligence will not exactly eliminate jobs, but it will deconstruct them in the near future. 

Why Is Working In IT Becoming So Challenging?

Working in IT will get harder and challenging over the next three years believes IT Service Management professionals, according to a study by IT management company ManageEngine. Also, the majority of the workforce currently feels undervalued by management. Two-thirds of respondents in the survey think that the current local and global political climate is adversely affecting IT recruitment, it said.

Twitter Hashtag@10: Why Brands Should Care

Known as the most widely used symbols in the digital age, the hashtag of Twitter has just turned 10. The hashtag which was originally meant to simply ‘tag’ or categorize tweets was born on August 23, 2007. As the humble hashtag has become more ubiquitous businesses have found more creative ways to use them across social media sites from Facebook, Google+, YouTube to Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr and many more. However, identifying the right hashtags is critical when it comes to social monitoring and engagement.