The year 2020 reminded everyone on the planet that ‘health’ matters – above everything else. Suddenly but irreversibly, the spotlight is back on health. People have learned the hard way that there can be no compromise for the time, attention, and resources that need to be spent on health.
India is among the fastest-growing FinTech markets globally, and with 87% FinTech adoption, India shares the top spot with China globally.
Going beyond Bitcoin
The extensive applications of blockchain today are no longer limited to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum or Ripple. We can see organizations building their blockchains for industrial and business purposes other than pure finance. They say banking and finance is only the beginning. Blockchain technology has the potential to transform over 58 industries.
Just think of the most dominant technology you were using ten years back. Then think of what ruled the world five years ago. And think of what you used just five minutes before. It is both intriguing and overwhelming to see how fast technology is changing? From client-servers to web development to cloud to robotics to artificial intelligence (AI) to containers to blockchain–this world keeps shifting from one leap to another.
If you are reading this, chances are that you are at a significant point in your career. You are one among the distinct group of professionals, who are already expecting significant disruptions in businesses because of the rapid adoption of emerging technologies. You know how important it is to upgrade yourself to adapt and shape your career in a technology-dominated world.
Whether or not they liked it, earlier, highly experienced professionals had only one option for learning and making career progress – the executive MBA program. Even today, some of them still think it is the only way to grow in their career. No wonder, the executive MBA program continues to be one of the most popular programs among experienced professionals. If you are one such professional aspiring to propel your career, then you have few questions to ponder over.
The world is going to be divided into two phases, pre-Covid and post-Covid. No matter how well-versed you were in Java or Client-server computing or DevOps in 2019, the world has already changed to a new era in a short period. Industries all across the globe have pressed the pedals on digital transformation with a never-before force. Even those that were sitting on the fence about automation, Cloud, and Robotics have just jumped in for a deep dive now.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) has reached a tipping point in the last two-three years. While the conceptual work on these areas may have started many years back, these technologies’ commercial and application dimensions have manifested in a big way only recently. No wonder there is so much interest in this field.
For a long time, online learning did not find enough resources and attention. Both instructors and learners shrugged its benefits under the assumption that it is only a stop-gap arrangement for those who cannot be physically present. But look around. No matter how challenging, the current crisis has been an eye-opener for many naysayers and online courses’ skeptics. Today, from schools to colleges, universities, and corporate training departments, everyone is leveraging the power of online learning.
The first word that comes to mind after hearing Poojitha Bijjam’s story is ‘trouble-shooter’. She is someone who loves solving problems – coding and non-coding alike. In fact, she loves it so much that she spends her free time looking for problems to solve. She also believes in motivating people around her by setting an example. This is her story.
Saying that Harshitha A.V.L. is passionate does not do justice to her character. This Hyderabad-based women engineer goes out of her way to help people, mentor them and give them a direction. Why? Because she knows what it’s like being directionless, meandering about without a clue of where she is headed.
Yashi Srivastava introduces herself as a girl who thrives on a good challenge. She is that person who will fight to get the things she wants. Today, all her struggles have led to her getting an offer from Gojek at a CTC of INR 29 lakhs. This is her story.
When Delhi girl Riya Tyagi recounts her story, the following lines from a Robert Frost poem come to mind:
“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have a promise to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
As women living in India, many of us might feel a pinch (read: truck full) of self-doubt and lack of self-confidence from time to time. But with Spriha Mandal, these two were old friends that failed her since her childhood.
Meet Bhavana Reddy Vanga—a Hyderabad girl who sets extremely high standards for herself and risks it all when those standards aren’t met. She is diligent, persistent and has a focused approach to life. Just in her early 20s, Bhavana knows what she wants and is not afraid to give her all to get it. This is her story.
The ability to breathe seamlessly is a pre-requisite for life. Imagine for a second that you are someone who faces breathing difficulties, nosebleeds, and irritation in your nasal canal almost every day. Would you then be able to focus on anything much?
Chirpy, bold and optimistic – three words that best describe Ashna Kapoor, the Amritsar girl leading change in her community. Where Ashna comes from, 22-year-old girls are usually married off into good families and their education is restricted to the cities or towns they live in.
There are times when all of us feel like prisoners in our own minds – constantly trying to break free of negative thoughts but unable to. For Monica Sai Kambala, this feeling is an everyday reality.
Sajal Agarwal’s busy LinkedIn profile is a testimonial to this recent B. Tech graduate’s drive to prove herself. Just in her early 20s, this Mathura girl is out to win big. She is fearless, well-spoken, and knows her mind —traits that are rare in one so young.