Technology must amplify the best of humanity Microsoft Indias former chairman

Bhaskar Pramanik, 65, capped a corporate career spanning 45 years with six years at Microsoft India, from where he retired last month as chairman. A science fiction fan and lover of awkward acronyms for action plans, Pramanik remains optimistic about technology for the good of all. He tells Forbes India that disruption is taking place at the bottom of the pyramid, and that our values must evolve with advancements in technology. Edited excerpts: Q. It is often thought that some great technologies have had very long gestation periods at Microsoft….

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Tata’s ousted chairman defends himself in letter to shareholders

Ousted Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry has reached out to shareholders of six Tata group companies, defending his position and laying out reasons why he should not be removed as director at their upcoming shareholder meetings. In a bitter boardroom coup Mistry was removed as chairman of Tata Sons in October and patriarch Ratan Tata has returned to the helm temporarily. A very public power struggle has since ensued between Tata Sons and Mistry. Tata Sons, the group holding company, has called shareholder meetings at Tata companies where Mistry still…

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