I’ve often felt India’s key strength is that it achieves 6 degrees of separation in less than 3 steps. I was invited onto linked-in, the business networking site by an Indian colleague and many of my connections there are with Indian friends and colleagues. A real pleasure of attending NASSCOM is catching up with friends and former colleagues, as well as making those all-important new acquaintances. Our stand is a good focal point and this morning a number of us from Xansa/ IIS Infotech/OSI/FI Group/ past and present gather for a photo. It includes Binoo Wadwha, Roma Nawani, Padmaja Krishnan, Gayathri Mohan and I.
Gayathri has just arrived via Pune from Chennai to attend the sessions on Corporate Social Responsibility, which she heads up. We sponsor many good causes including schools, orphanages and a medical burns unit across our centres in Chennai, Pune and Noida. Gayathri manages the overall programme and we are delighted when our clients including CFS and Lloyds-TSB join us in our efforts to put something back into our communities and make a difference. Gayathri has recently produced a new CSR video. We’ve been running an edited version for an earlier film she made on our stand, but you can watch the full video here.