CEO Insights Exclusive: Top 10 Interview Quotes by Tech-Icons in 2023



A vision is a realistic, compelling, and attractive depiction of where you want to be in the future. It provides direction, clarifies priorities, and provides indicators of success. Business leaders consider how their industry is likely to evolve and how their competitors are likely to react. They look at how they can successfully innovate and shape their business and their strategies to succeed in future markets. Leadership quotes can be a source of inspiration, motivation, and guidance in our personal and professional lives. Here are the quotes from the top ten industry icons who interacted with CEO insights in 2023 and their insights on the industry and the growing market.  

Rakesh Aerath, President—Asia Pacific, CGI

“In today's dynamic environment, it is extremely important that you meticulously understand the nuances of technology as well as the domain and how both impact your client's business. You must have a keen focus on the changes happening in the technology/domain so that you can be a partner and an expert of choice for your clients.”

Aloke Palsikar, EVP & Global Head—Aerospace & IHM, Tata Technologies

“Integration with Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology is revolutionizing road safety, facilitating real-time communication between vehicles and their surroundings, and paving the way for the development of autonomous vehicles. However, in this interconnected landscape, ensuring robust data security is paramount to protect against potential hacking threats and maintain the integrity of the telematics system.”

Jasleen Kohli, MD & CEO, Digit Insurance

“One significant revolution has been the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms into insurance operations. AI-powered chatbots and virtual assistance to customers, addressing their queries, are helping guide customers through the insurance process.

"These technologies have greatly improved customer engagement and have reduced human interventions. Along with this, AI and ML models are being extensively utilized for risk assessment and underwriting.”

Sunil Badesra, Country Head, Sungrow India

“Electrification across the industry verticals is a crucial part of this economic goal. For instance, there is a lot of electrification happening in the electric vehicles (EV) segment. The government seems to have a keen focus on promoting electric mobility. When this EV push combines with a more robust charging infrastructure, EVs have great potential to contribute to the economy at large.”

Sanjay Netrabile, Chief Technology Officer, Pepperfry

“One of the biggest benefits of a cloud-based ecosystem is its elasticity to scale up and down in tandem with the load. Our development bandwidth is routed to areas that form our core because all public cloud systems have created a variety of services. Because we take full advantage of the various queuing systems available in the cloud, we do not need to set up or maintain our own queuing systems.”

Ramkumar Narayanan, VP - Technology and Managing Director, VMware

“It’s an undeniable truth that with the skyrocketing digital transformation trends and people continuing to work from home, the attack vector into the infrastructure has gone up dramatically. The world is now moving towards a zero-trust approach. It basically means that you treat any entry point into your network, whether it is somebody working from home, working from a coffee shop, or using their laptop or mobile devices, you treat them inherently, assuming that they could be dangerous in terms of a potential cyber-attack.”

Vidya Basarkod, Managing Director, India & Director, Ramboll Engineering Center

“In the green energy transition, we are developing our position to become the global leader, working at the forefront of existing and emerging technologies such as offshore wind, green hydrogen, power to x, and carbon capture and storage.” 

Sandeep Bhargava, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Rackspace Technology

“It is also important to note the rate and ease of technology adoption in the enterprise segment. New businesses are getting established across different marketplaces at an unparalleled pace, thanks to technologies becoming more plug-and-play, being more driven by the cloud, and becoming simpler to use. They make it easier to test ideas, even fail faster, and move on to another idea.”

Debasish Banerji, Director - Sales & Service, and Power Quality Division, India, Eaton

“The significant advantage of a more advanced network with the bidirectional flow is utilities can avoid substantial capital investments that they would otherwise have to make. Instead of investing in large power plants or peaked plants, they can tap into the capacity and capability of distributed generation resources or energy storage resources owned by customers. And in fact, that the utility avoids that cost means they can pass some of that savings on to commercial, residential, or industrial customers looking for ways to offset the investment they need to make to put renewables on their site.”

Prashant Sharma, Chief Technical Officer (Group Manufacturing Operations & Group Site Quality), Zydus Group

“In the pharmaceutical industry, doctors are equal stakeholders as patients. It’s a great omen that in the aftermath of the pandemic and digital transformation of the healthcare domain at large, healthcare institutions now provide healthcare professionals with much broader opportunities for Continuous Medical Education (CME). Doctors can stay abreast of the medical knowledge and latest research outcomes at their convenience. On the flip side, powered by our extensive research, we constantly come up with papers and clinical data that we share with the medical community.”