CIO Straight Talk - Hi-Tech Special Issue - 68

THE FINAL WORD
Learning
Under Pressure
Abhay Chaturvedi
Senior Vice President &
Head, High-Technology
Vertical
HCL Technologies
I
n the deluge of new information,
suppositions, and best guesses that
mark these tumultuous times, we're
all striving to make sense of the
chaos and the opportunities we and our
organizations face.
We've seen in this issue how the stress
of pressure from outside and from within
the organization can spark innovation.
Similarly, that experience can yield
lessons and insights that will serve us
well in turbulent times and beyond.
Call it learning under pressure.
For organizations currently a step
ahead of their competitors, the learning
can help them extend their lead. For
organizations in fierce battle with rivals,
understanding the lessons of experience
can be a matter of survival. For others,
learning has less to do with keeping up
with the competition and more about
keeping pace with changing customer
needs and expectations. All good, right?
But there's a risk here. As we extract
lessons from recent experiences, are
they the right ones for our organization?
Over the past 12-24 months, the pace
of digital transformation has more than
doubled. There's been a stampede to
work-from-home arrangements. Digital
disruptors are outpacing longstanding
incumbents. Supply chains, distribution
channels, market forecasts, and even
entire business models have been
up-ended.
And the disruption isn't all COVID-19
related. Just look at the challenges
faced by the companies featured in this
issue. McAfee (page 16) has had to take
into account the advent of quantum
computing. Zoom (page 10) found
itself having to hyper-scale to meet
impossible-to-forecast growth. Maxim
Integrated (page 54) has transitioned to
virtual design approaches for complex
semiconductors.
The frenetic pace of change clearly
means many of the old rules are no
longer valid. We know we need to do
things differently and do different things.
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