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There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable. For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on the type and level of innovation that is most beneficial for organizations. Somestudiessuggest that radical innovation (which does sound sexy) confers sustainable competitive advantages, butothersshow that “mild” innovation – think iPhone 5 rather than the original iPhone – is generally more effective, not least because it reduces market uncertainty. There is also inconclusive evidence on whether we should pay attention to consumers’ views, with somestudiesshowing that a customer focus is detrimental for innovation because it equates to playing catch-up, butothersarguing for it. Even Henry Ford’s famous quote on the subject – “if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said fast…

Tech Mahindra to strengthen AP’s IT Sector

Centre for Excellence in Robotics and Analytics Department at IIDT

Extending support to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Sri N. Chandrababu Naidu’s vision to make Andhra Pradesh a technologically-advanced state, Tech Mahindra CEO C. P.Gurnani extended full co-operation for the development of the IT sector in the state. He met the Chief Minister here in Vijayawada.

He has also agreed to set up Centre for Excellence in Robotics and Analytics Department at International Institute of Digital Technologies (IIDT) that will come up in Tirupati. He has also agreed to facilitate employment for 1,000 people at Tech Mahindra facility centre in Visakhapatnam.

Speaking on the Chief Minister’s contribution towards development of the Information Technology sector in Hyderabad, C. P.Gurnani said, he takes inspiration from him to work relentlessly and achieve the impossible. He promised the Chief Minister to extend all necessary support for the development of IT sector in the newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister briefed on how the government is adopting technology and innovation for better governance and welfare activities.

He invited the tech giant to be a partner in the state’s growth story. CP Gurnanihas also agreed to serve as one of the chief advisors to the Chief Minister’s core team. Later, the Chief Minister felicitated CP Gurnani. IT Advisor JA Chowdhary, Tech Mahindra Executive Vice-President AS Murthy and others were present.
In an engaging conversation with C.P. Gurnani, of Tech Mahindra, discussed about Tech Mahindra's support to AP.