Author Archives: Raghuram S

About Raghuram S

I am a Management Consultant with over 25 years experience in the industry and run my own firm called Cohere Consulting since 2008 focusing on business strategy, IT advisory and program management. Prior to this I was with some of the top consulting firms in India including S.B. Billimoria, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. I have participated in a number of strategy and IT delivery engagements across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, consumer products and IT Services. In addition to my consulting assignments, I also spend considerable time in industry research and teaching at premier management institutes. I am based out of Bangalore. I have an MCA from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur. I can be contacted at raghurams@cohereconsulting.com

Transition of Managers in Traditional Organizations in Digitization

Mid-level Managers in traditional organizations need to prepare themselves to operate successfully in the digital makeover. There are atleast 5 fundamental shifts they need to consider to safeguard their positions. Traditional organizations in their pursuit to become digital businesses oversee … Continue reading

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Change Management in Digital Era

Digital forays have to be constructed on a strong foundation of organization change management that can potentially become challenging and complex due to the very nature of the pursuits. Companies need to shun the traditional sequential and project based approach … Continue reading

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A Board Committee for Digital Journey

Digital efforts due to their profound impact on business landscapes require establishing a Board Committee with a mandate to guide the company’s strategies and govern the realization life cycle spanning opportunity identification, investment decisions and implementations. Businesses pursuing a strong … Continue reading

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Road to the Board – The Transformation of a CIO

As the CIOs prepare themselves to play a more strategic role in the Digital world and become part of the C-suite, there are certain traits they need to develop and practice to make a meaningful contribution to the direction of … Continue reading

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A Case for a Position of Information Technology Operating Officer (IT-OO)

An IT-OO can help a CIO take up a more strategic role in the company by taking over and running the IT operations much as the same way a COO would run the operations at a company level. The need … Continue reading

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Digital – A Perspective

Digital’s progress is signified by six trends we have witnessed in the recent times. Digital initiatives in turn influences these trends to become mainstream. The terms ‘Digital’ and ‘Disruption’, either independently or combined with each other or combined with other … Continue reading

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Wither IT Strategy?

Organizations need to shift to Digital Strategy from IT Strategy to create greater impact on their businesses through technology. The shift involves changes in traditional methods of IT investment planning. Information Technology has over the years become an integral component of … Continue reading

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