Bhaskar Pramanik, Former Chairman of Microsoft, India

Bhaskar Pramanik, Former Chairman of Microsoft, India

  • Mr. Bhaskar Pramanik is an accomplished management leader and professional from the Technology Industry.

 

Podcast

Overview

We are living in the digital age. Almost all our activities are digital. Many of us don’t even remember the last time we used a pen and paper. This episode is about the benefits and the challenges that people face in this digital age and how we can live in this digital world without facing any problems.

00:38- About Bhaskar Pramanik

  • Mr. Bhaskar Pramanik is an accomplished management leader and professional from the Technology Industry.
  • He has held National and Global Leadership positions in leading Multinational Technology Companies.
  • He has worked in India, Singapore, and the US.
  • He was on the Executive Committee of NASSCOM, the National Committee of CII and AMCHAM.
  • He recently retired from the Board of SBI, India’s largest Bank.

01:00- What got you into technology?

  • I’ve always been passionate about technology and I graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
  • In those days, you could at best get an electrical engineering degree, but I spent most of my time in the computer center.
  • Once I graduated the first job I got was as a management trainee.
  • I left them, and then I spent close to about 10 years with the TATA.
  • I became the Divisional Manager then the General Manager of the Business Systems Division. That’s when my career in technology really blossomed.

16:58- How, or when can they start to create an avatar?

  • I have an avatar for my LinkedIn. You can fashion it and customize it.
  • It is just free because they give you that access to that technology, but you can also buy.

19:18- How is the Indian Corporate Sector adapting to the metaverse, and what are the opportunities for them?

  • At the present moment a lot of them especially in the consumer goods, the retail services, the entertainment, they’re all looking at metaverse as a viable option.
  • They’re looking at how they can make their products and their services much more attractive.

23:52- Three lessons

  • Technology has the shelf life of a banana.
  • Technology is an enabler.
  • We must learn to manage technology for the good in line with our values.

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Profile

  • Mr. Bhaskar Pramanik is an accomplished management leader and professional from the Technology Industry.
  • He has held National and Global Leadership positions in leading Multinational Technology Companies.
  • He has worked in India, Singapore, and the US.
  • He was on the Executive Committee of NASSCOM, the National Committee of CII and AMCHAM.
  • He recently retired from the Board of SBI, India’s largest Bank.

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