Sudhir Patnaik - Gibraltar India Development Center

In this episode, we have Sudhir Patnaik, Vice President - Engineering and Site Lead at Gibraltar India Development Center. Sartaj and Sudhir discuss breakout technology trends, the evolution of GICs, Asian innovation, designing organizational culture, and scaling high-performance teams in another insightful episode of Business Beyond 2030.

We have Sudhir Patnaik joining us today. Sudhir has more than 25 years of experience in software engineering and academia, and currently leads Gibraltar's India Development Center. Over the course of his storied career, Sudhir has experimented and succeeded across different geographies and domains such as Financial Services, Aerospace, Healthcare, and Life Sciences. He is a life-long learner and brings abundant curiosity with him everywhere he goes.

Insights from this episode:
  1. What’s your approach to identifying breakout technology trends and transformations?
  2. The upside is great when you win these bets but how do you personally deal with being wrong?
  3. How do you see the Global In-house Centre (GIC) model evolving this next decade?
  4. How should global companies view innovation from emerging economies such as India? What should be their expectations?
  5. Does Asian innovation have its own edge or flavor?
  6. Enterprise CXOs typically want Indian GIC Leads to move away from transactional outcomes to deliver on strategic aspirations. Where’s the disconnect and how can organizations get this right?
  7. How do you design organizational culture around a distributed teams’ model?
  8. What are the upsides and downsides to having such a large mandate?
  9. When you were approached for leading Gibraltar’s India Development Centre, how did you think through and build alignment with the larger enterprise?
  10. How do you transfer your vision to others in light of a developing employer value proposition (EVP) and attract high-quality talent in such a hyper-competitive environment?

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