Deepak.Seth

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Since 2011, at Xerox, Deepak Seth has served in several IT architecture and strategy leadership roles including on the IT separation management office tasked with separation of company’s IT organization between Conduent and Xerox as part of a corporate spinoff. He currently has the mandate for managing IT organizational risk focused on developing and implementing an organizational risk operating model, and management process.

He is a passionate advocate for innovation, R&D, and strategic discussions related to the adoption of Cloud solutions, API Microservices, predictive analytics, collaboration tools, blockchain, and other nascent technologies into the enterprise to develop new opportunities and applications.

Prior to Xerox, he has led several global initiatives for leading Corporations (including Bausch+Lomb, BlueCross BlueShield etc.). He has extensive experience in sales, finance and information technology in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Deepak is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and has pursued further studies at the Simon School, Univ. of Rochester and Johns Hopkins University.

Deepak is an avid blogger and has contributed a number of management and current affairs articles to publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, the Times of India and The Pioneer. His observations and comments on Innovation and Strategy have been published in the Harvard Business Review and the McKinsey Quarterly. He is a very strong advocate and avid contributor to Xerox’s Yammer social engagement platform.

Deepak enjoys public speaking and has spoken at several forums – most recently being at Saunders College of Business- RIT and at the Memorial Art Gallery (both in Rochester, NY).

Deepak is strongly committed to giving back to the community and his community engagements have included serving as a Community Member on the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Editorial Board; as President of Jain Society of Rochester and founding Board Member for DIAL (Development of Indo-American Leaders).

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Deepak Seth and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Deepak.Seth

How’s the ‘software factory’ going?
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How’s the ‘software factory’ going?

A software factory steadily humming along consistently and delivering quality output is the holy grail of software development. With trailblazing developments in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) the grail seems well in grasp. Players have emerged who take a significant slice of the pie e.g. QA/Testing and deliver it in a totally automated fashion: “building intelligent automation into IT systems and running them autonomously without human intervention.” What next? Machines delivering code for machines?
May 17, 2018
Digital exhaust royalty: will it solve some of Facebook and Google’s personal data usage travails?
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Digital exhaust royalty: will it solve some of Facebook and Google’s personal data usage travails?

Has the time come now for users to be paid royalty for use of their “digital exhaust” by corporations like Facebook and Google? Will a digital exhaust royalty framework be win-win for both: the corporations whose business model is based on the monetizing of this exhaust; and the individuals who are increasingly wary of this exhaust being put to wrong use without their knowledge or permission?
March 28, 2018
CIOs, listen up: voice recognition meets the printer!
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CIOs, listen up: voice recognition meets the printer!

Voice/speech recognition is increasingly a part of the new technology paradigm the CIO is confronted with. The sector is rapidly evolving and what was hitherto considered a home-fad is rapidly making inroads in the office environment. Google, Siri, Alexa, Cortana, et al, are all very much upping the ante to bring voice control to the office of the future.
December 5, 2017
Got SD-WAN?
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Got SD-WAN?

SD-WAN offers multi-cloud enablement, improved network performance, centralized control and cost rationalization opportunities for the forward-thinking CIO. The sector is in a state of flux and the ‘Goliaths’ (Cisco, VMware) with Gen-1 SD-WAN products are being severely challenged by the ‘Davids’ (CloudGenix, et al) with transformative Gen-2 SD-WAN solutions.
November 28, 2017
Why CXOs need to jump off a plane
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Why CXOs need to jump off a plane

Being ready to metaphorically jump off a plane seems to be a key requirement to deal with the rapid pace of technological and organizational change. Discomfort is the new comfort zone, and individuals as well as teams must learn to adapt to that.
October 5, 2017
The CIO’s data dilemma: The paradox of plenty?
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The CIO’s data dilemma: The paradox of plenty?

"Data rich but information poor" is how many business stakeholders describe their organizations. They increasingly challenge CIOs to change the status quo, leveraging some of the data/analytics buzzwords and success stories they are constantly bombarded with. What should a data strategy look like in the "post big data era"?rn
August 22, 2017
Cloud vs. clouds: A CIO’s conundrum
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Cloud vs. clouds: A CIO’s conundrum

A reminder that redundancy (both multi-region as well as multi-provider) should be part of any cloud strategy, as well as a yearning for dynamic real-time interoperability between cloud providers to minimize cost and maximize availability and performance efficiencies for the customer. A sneak peek too at what may lie ahead as the cloud gets commoditized.
July 13, 2017
The CIO and the driverless car
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The CIO and the driverless car

A look at the opportunities and challenges of the platform disrupter: Transportation As A Service (TaaS). While some may think that it does not impact CIOs and IT organizations directly but I believe it does. Definitely something CIOs need to keep an eye out for or help their business stakeholders do so even if it is a distant blip on the horizon right now.
June 26, 2017