This year at the Gartner IT Symposium many leaders in attendance were taken by surprise to learn about the exponential budget allocation and the planned capital expenditure for AI by leading enterprises world wide.

While this year has been unprecedented in many ways, it also marks the beginning of a new enterprise wave, a move from being a data-driven enterprise to the AI-First or intelligence-driven enterprise.

Traditional CISO’s focus has always been on the golden triangle of Infrastructure, Data and People while the CIO’s focus on Cost, Time and Quality. …

The CIO role is changing at 10x speed. In fact Information is now taken for granted and Experience is replacing it as the business currency.

Collaborating with so many game changers at the Gartner IT Symposium 2020 in a new virtual format was indeed an experience of the changing world not only in terms of technology but also human behavior.

People centricity, location independence, resilient delivery formed the theme for this year, with “Composability” being the underlying principle of discussions.

A good metaphor for the term “composability” is a known quote from the past “If an egg is broken by outside force, LIFE ends. If broken by inside force LIFE begins.” Empowering your people with the right tools will always be a major factor in breaking the status quo. …

The principal objective of an enterprise should be to secure maximum efficiency. The words “Maximum Efficiency” are used in their broad sense, to mean the development of every branch of the business to its highest state of excellence, so that the efficiencies are sustainable.

Human Machine Collaboration [HMC] is evidently the key to exponential growth across industry verticals, proving that maximum efficiency can exist only as a result of maximum productivity through collaboration.

Mass-energy equivalence from Einstein implies that even an everyday object at rest with a modest amount of mass has a very large amount of intrinsic energy. If energy is the capacity to do work, this might be the time to evolve the productivity formula from being simple ratio of output to input [P = O/I] but rather as a measure that captures everything that is not captured as labor, capital or material productivity. …


Ramesh Periasamy

Technologist, Inventor, Entrepreneur.