Jun 6, 2017

Girish Trivedi is a Judge at GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2017

The GSMA last week announced the nominees for the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards. Winners of the “AMO Awards” will be honoured at the Asia Mobile Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception at DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai on Wednesday, 28 June. I would like to extend my best wishes to all the nominees for the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards. Look forward to …

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Jan 19, 2016

Telecom Trends 2016

Trends 2016: The ‘elements’ telecoms can brace for this year By Girish Trivedi The many developments that can impact how industry evolves in 2016. Move towards consolidation: 2016 will set the tone for an upcoming structure of the industry. Entry of new players like Reliance Jio will enhance competition and as a result can lead to few players looking to …

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Jul 9, 2015

Hard(ware) to Digest, Microsoft’s changes direction on Lumia

Early 2013 during my interactions with the Lumia team, gearing up for the ambitious launch of Lumia 925, there were few obvious questions., which I raised with the team. I was clear in my mind, it was not about, whether I agreed with team or not. These were what I have been hearing from consumers / users as well as …

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Jun 25, 2015

Digital India – We need the CULTURE Curry

Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast – Peter Drucker Late 1990’s: As a trainee, with a telecom operator in Mumbai, I learned the most common problem faced by the network team was “RIGHT OF WAY”*. Jump to 2015, venue Delhi, A Digital India conclave, as I speak at a Panel discussion on “Digital Governance”: telecom industry’s biggest challenge continues to be …

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Jun 12, 2015

We want YOU! Monk Consulting is Hiring

Experience in a market research firm, a market intelligence division of an IT MNC or Software industry, looking to further their career in Consulting and advisory Experience in the ICT/ Healthcare/ Financial Services industry with marketing and product management portfolios, is advantageous. Excellent PowerPoint / MS Word/ Excel Skiils Desirable Skills Comfortable working on a virtual geographically disparate team; Leadership …

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May 14, 2015

Can Telcos propel Cloud??

Insights from my discussion on “India Focus: Convergence of Telecom & IT – Telco’s going Cloud” at Cloud Security Summit, Mumbai 7th May2015. This discussion was not just about security, but looking at the future source of  revenues and if Telcos are ready . While the general agreement was that Telcos have lost some initiatives, they still have direct relationships …

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May 1, 2015

Death of Desktop Website? too soon

Today Myntra moves from being a desktop / app based ecommerce business to completely app based business. Flipkart has announced that they will move in the similar direction. Is this the beginning of the end of website as the key marketing tool? What supports such a decision? Well few developments in recent past may endorse this move: Network Led Developments: …

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Apr 2, 2015

Curious case of eCommerce Loyalty

Is Loyalty for eCommerce business limited till the discounts lasts?? We try and construct if we will see periodic movement from Cognitive to Action Loyalty Every business looks to serve a set of customers in order to maximize profitability and add new customers for further expand their base. All businesses understand that few customers can be more profitable to serve …

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Mar 18, 2015

Is Perception overrated in eCommerce?

Once formed, symbols persist until they are replaced by other, more powerful symbols-DICK MARTIN , ……and the same goes with perception. Last weekend we went to a small Open Café, in Gurgaon an offbeat location. At 4 in the evening, crowd had weaned off…our server, was welcoming, got into a friendly chat, (rare in Gurgaon). During our discussion, he said, “we …

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Feb 10, 2015

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Initiative) – Serious Business Opportunity?

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Initiative) – Serious Business Opportunity?   Few weeks back, during our discussion on Politico/socio/economic situation of the Indian market with a Private Equity Investor, we digressed into a very interesting discussion…. “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and related business opportunities”. Launched with fanfare, on 2nd Oct 2014, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA), remains most talked about/promoted campaigns …

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