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Digital transformation essential: Persistent CTO

Shoma Patnaik

PANAJI: The business landscape across the world is undergoing a change with the advent of disruptive technologies.  Big data, cloud computing, social media and mobility are causing digital disruptions across many industries. Thanks to the digital onslaught the balance of power is shifted to consumers. It is ripping apart traditional businesses and challenging the status quo. To compete in the market businesses need to augment their core competency with digital technology.

This was the crux of Dr Siddhartha Chatterjee, chief technology officer, Persistent Systems, technical talk on Friday where he spoke on enterprise digital transformation. The ‘How-to of Digital transformation’ was the theme of the talk and it got a packed audience comprising of IT industry professionals, over 250 students, start-up entrepreneurs and academics from Goa University, at Persistent Systems office in Verna.

Chatterjee who is based in Persistent US office and on invitation to deliver the lecture said that businesses that undergo through digital transformation get better connect with customers. They develop products that drive revenues and therefore are financially stronger.

To students in the audience Chatterjee said that digital is the place for the future and that is where they should aim to be after they graduate.   The technical talk was organized by Persistent local office and GCCI. Girish Bharne, associate vice president, Goa, Dr Pandurang Kamat, chief architect- technology and project consulting, Goa, Sandeep Bhandare, vice chairman, GCCI, RS Kamat, director general, Jervis Pereira , director, GITIC were in the audience.

Explaining digital transformation Dr Pandurang Kamat said that lot of people confuse it with IT modernization. Concluding the talk Bharne said that digital transformation is at the heart of his company’s growth story.

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