A lot of my friends think being a hard core entrepreneur surely I must hate corporate careers. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I have been in corporate world actually — about 6.5 years to be precise. Climbed the ladders from being an engineer to being a leader in some top tech companies of the world. And there are merits to that path..
Nowadays, bricks-and-mortar business model is taking a severe hit due to rapidly changing market scenario both in terms of technology as well as target audience. On one side, the world is moving towards being more digital than ever with AI, machine learning, blockchain, mobility solutions, social media boom, IoT etc and on another side, changing demographics of the target audience are a continuous channel.
Last week I was researching future technologies, designs and interfaces. I wondered what we had imagined 5 years back to be the future tech of today How close are we? Similarly what we think today about 5 years from now about technology and how true it’s going to be based on past trends and experiences. There are always outliers but the majority of the tech innovation cycle fits in a bell curve.
At GyanaAI -we analysed the volume of searches for shopping from 2012 to 2015, and we find a continuous increasing trend across 3 years! Yes-we are shopping more and more each year-CAGR is just crazy.Yet, traditional shopping is a complete loser-why?
Big data is a fuzzy word - almost everyone is doing "AI" and there is a FOMO going around. Macy's, Sears are shutting down. There are seminars everywhere. How can you, as Chief Data Officer or Chief Innovation Officer or Chief Information Officer, do the right thing? It is a tough job - tougher than filming a hungry lion upfront and close.
Fermi question - passion in a startup: what connection?
Joyeeta Das, Founder & CEO
Jan 16, 2017
Do you know how many cup-cakes will be sold in London in the month of January? If you knew even to some extent - how would that change your inventory forecast?
Enrico Fermi could calculate the size and impact of the Atomic bomb by using the distance the papers that flew from his hand, travelled to. He said "it is 10 kilotons" and currently scientists estimate the answer close to 17 kilotons.
Knowing who you’re going to sell to is, unsurprisingly, an important point to clarify when you’re setting out to start a business. Whilst ‘everyone’ is a popular choice, it unfortunately needs to be a bit more refined than that – most notably – will you sell to businesses or consumers?
WHY DIVERSITY IS IMPORTANT - EVEN IN EARLY STAGE STARTUPS
Laurence Cruse, Talent head & HR
Dec 01, 2016
These terms had little recognition in mainstream thinking (with businesses being particular offenders) right up until the civil rights movements of the 1960’s. Slowly, so slowly, we moved towards a more progressive society as these ideals began to gain coverage and proactive efforts were made to incorporate them into the economic and political landscapes.
6 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DO YOUR INTERNSHIP IN A START-UP
Holly Carter, Intern
Aug 26, 2016
I’m currently doing an internship at a start-up called Gyana, based in The Shard, London. The big question I get asked when I tell people I’m working in a start up is: why? What’s better about working in a start-up compared to an already established company? Now, both have their advantages, but here are a few reasons I have compiled as to why I picked a start-up: ...
With the new #StartedinOxford campaign on the go, I thought I’d have a look at some of the businesses that did in fact start in Oxford. As you can expect, many of the companies are continuations of individuals’ degree and PhD studies. Examples of this include Run3D; a technology allowing analysis of a runner’s gait to detect abnormalities leading to injury, which...
Almost everyone I know, regardless of their status in my life, have taken it upon themselves to "prepare me for the real world"---in the last couple of years right from people who sat next to me in a plane to my Uber driverI have heard the same thing...over and over again. "So how will you make money?"...
At Gyana, data is alive, it is not just an inorganic mass of numbers but alive and breathing, generated by real people. So when we wanted to understand Brexit from a central London perspective- we not only used inorganic numbers, we actually went out on the streets, roamed in the rain and spoke to people to affirm, deny or challenge the data...
OUR CULTURE ISN'T JUST A REFLECTION OF US - IT'S OUR DNA
Laurence Cruse, Talent head & HR
Apr 18, 2016
Fantastical creature themed slippers are not typical manifestations of a company culture, but we took it upon ourselves to make it so. Our team has a ‘no shoes, slippers only’ policy in the office, which we've used as an opportunity to laugh at ourselves, inject some colour into our daily goings on, and occasionally make visitors wonder if coming to see us was actually a good idea (suits and owl slippers make for a fabulous combo...