Dear Leader,

Welcome to the world of Digital Disruption! It is the norm.

While Gartner lays out 5 different styles of disruption, it all boils down to the intent behind it. Is it to innovate, compete, destruct, confuse or transform? We all are grappling with disruptions in our own lives, no matter which industry,geography or demographic we belong to.

As rightly said by our CEO, C P Gurnani, “Despite all the headwinds in a seasonally weak quarter, I am quite happy that our Digital business is growing ahead of our expectations backed by solid execution, as we realign our focus from Run side of the business opportunities to Change and Grow. The key to navigate the digitized and automated world is through repurposing, reskilling and recalibration, and I am happy that we are doing that at a break-neck speed.”

This quarter performance reaffirms the early success of our D.A.V.I.D strategy and the journey we have undertaken to become a leading Digital Transformation Company.

D.A.V.I.D is our lens through which we see the Connected World. It is the way we approach to solutions for your businesses and create value.

Even as a CMO, I experience this disruption every day with new demands of the digital cohorts across the board. We have put together an array of disruptions in this newsletter for your reading and would love to hear your story too. You can write to us or just tweet to us @tech_mahindra.

Happy reading!

Thanks

Stay Connected!

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Jagdish Mitra
Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer I Head, Growth Factories

Tech Trends

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Willful disruption is the method that businesses use to deliberately create challenges for their rivals or to create new headway in a market. Organizations and specific efforts often exhibit characteristics of multiple types of disruption that create powerful sources of differentiation for a business.

CIOs who are building or expanding a digital business are confronted with a pace of innovation that is very disruptive to their ability to scale or thrive. Inability to cope with that pace can see business models and technology initiatives rapidly bypassed. It can be the difference between thriving and sliding. The idea of willful disruption shows how organizations use one or more of five intentional disruption styles to disrupt others or to respond to digital disruption emerging around them. In this way, growth and stability are in the control of those with willful intent to lead.

We identify five types of intent — offensive, defensive, serendipitous, destructive and self-disruptive. These styles embody the lessons learned from the greatest disruptors. But further, they can be used as a practical way that any organization can create an evolving plan to live in a world where disruption is the norm.

Willful disruption: An Intent-Based Model for analyzing Digital Disruption

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Source : Gartner, Digital Disruption and the New Disruptors: Recognize, Prioritize and Respond — A Gartner Trend Insight Report, 25 May 2017, David Mitchell Smith, Daryl C. Plummer

Quarterly results update FY18

Revenue up by

0.6% QoQ at $1138.1 Mn

PAT up by

38.9% QoQ at $123.8 Mn

115,980

workforce

864

active customers

added 21 clients this quarter

Connecting beyond board-rooms #WellnessFirst

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In June, Tech Mahindra launched an initiative to change how the world lives: Wellness Before Business. The message was simple – It’s time to put your #WellnessFirst

While the message resonated with thousands of people from Tech Mahindra and beyond, the resulting online buzz added 4000 new followers on social media and generated over 400,000 impressions on Twitter in just 10 days of launch!

And it all started with Yoga..

Wellness Before Business launched as an initiative to promote the International Day of Yoga. Keeping in line with this objective, we conducted yoga sessions across all Tech Mahindra campuses, which witnessed massive turnouts, and were the tech partners at the Canada Yoga Day and Singapore Yoga Week, which saw tens of thousands of people practicing yoga together to put their wellness first.

In its second month, Wellness Before Business is pedalling the #WellnessFirst philosophy forward, through messaging centred around one of the world’s most loved and engaging activities – cycling.

Wellness Before Business is now on its way to conquering new heights and carrying the message of health to new places. But to really push its frontiers, your support is crucial. So share your #WellnessFirst story on Facebook and Twitter and show them how—together—we can realize our vision of a better world. Stay tuned for more, on https://www.techmahindra.com/wellnessbeforebusiness.html

Powering the promise of safety to 220 million citizens with #UP100

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Tech Mahindra as consortium partner along Mahindra Defense delivering the promise of safety and security 24X7 to the MOST populated state of India – Uttar Pradesh. Powered by an all-women team. Living the philosophy of #Rise for a #SafeUP #SaferIndia

UP Dial 100 is the largest integrated emergency response system for public safety and security to all personals in the world which caters to approximately 220 million people of Uttar Pradesh. It covers an enormous area of 2,40,948 Sqm which covers 689 town and cities and 1,07,452 villages with 1,542 police stations covering the entire region. The emergency response system is 24/7 centralised system which helps in communication between the call centre and the closest police from the incident site to ensure the fastest response. Focusing on women empowerment the call centre has more than 400 women working who are part of Tech Mahindra’s response centre. Since the implementation of this program from 19th Nov 2106, 17,25,165 instances where police help has been facilitated.

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Events

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FX express
Date: August 22, 2017
Venue: Park Hyatt, Melbourne

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FX express
Date: August 24, 2017
Venue: Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, Sydney

Tech Mahindra along with DellEMC will bring together leading experts on the topic of Cloud to share their insights on the right strategy to adopt cloud and explore ways to optimize cloud usage and cost benefits.

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Tech Mahindra Futurescapes European Customer Forum
October 9 and 10, 2017
Venue: Four Season’s hotel, Hampshire

The Tech Mahindra Futurescapes European Customer Forum is an annual event, where we host our senior Clients from across Europe. It is an exclusive opportunity to network with other leaders and decision makers in a relaxing environment. Partners are also invited to attend.

On stage at the event will be a wide variety of thought leaders, industry and business experts. We also have a number of Clients who will be presenting case studies that highlight the impact of transformation in their business.

To know more: Click here

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A walk down the memory lane

More than 40 CXOs from Fortune 500 companies graced the World renowned Mahindra Formula E Racing event in New York on July 15,2017

Putting our perspective on 'The Wall'

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At Home with AI

As developers get savvier with the intelligent design of digital assistants, the so-called ‘smart home’ seems inevitable.

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The End of the 9 to 5 Job is closer than you think

It dramatically cuts rental costs. It can spark innovation and incubate new ideas. Often, it even allows pet dogs. What ....

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Futuristic Shopping Experiences Present Detailed Analytics

Ambient commerce helps retailers better understand their customers’ shopping habits and needs.

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“ Disruptors don’t set out to beat you at your own game — they change the rules. ’’

- Kai Riemer, Digital Disruption Research Group

News Room

Awards and Recognition

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Tech Mahindra positioned among the leading global engineering R&D service providers: Zinnov Read More

Tech Mahindra gets Digital Transformation service provider of the year-Telecom 2017 from Frost and Sullivan Read More

Tech Mahindra Business Services bags the Gallup Great Workplace Award 2017 and Customer Championship Award Read More

Tech Mahindra and Community Action Platform for Energy (CAPE) announced as Finalist in ISG paragon awards recognized for the impact of a client/service provider(s) relationship on a community or other group Read More

Tech Mahindra won a Catalyst Team Award at TM Forum Live, Nice, France Read More

Tech Mahindra Receives IT Partner Excellence Award for Business & Ops from Al Jazeera Read More

Tech Mahindra Performance Engineering won IT Europa Award for "Storage/Information Management Solution of the Year” Read More

Tech Mahindra Recognized as a Most Honored Company by the Institutional Investor’s 2017 All-Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team rankings Read More

2 Good 4 Good

The Economic Times, along with KPMG in India as a knowledge partner has awarded Tech Mahindra Foundation with “The ET 2 Good, 4 Good” certification for our work in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.