Monday, September 13, 2010

Roar of the Cloud, unleash your ideas...

Entrepreneurship, power of ideas and similar efforts to bring about change has traditionally being met with stiff opposition in India. Be it in the area of primary education, social development, health care, services or just new media online business models – for generations we have been crippled due to the lack of capital, motivation, access to sophisticated technology/knowledge network and early customer markets. In short, producers in India struggle with ideation/creation, application and of course diffusion, not to mention – never gets to meet a possible user.

Thanks to Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, Vinod Khosla and a few hundred more business leaders in that league and recently recognized young talents like the 17 year old Indian origin Arjun Rajyagor who recently won the first BBC’s junior Apprentice title with £ 25,000 – Indians have never faced the challenge of talent. On the contrary, it is opportunity and lack of a well oiled system which haunt us as a nation.

While many organized and not so organized efforts have surfaced in various industries within the Indian business ecosystem, the success we have been able to drive in the world of Information Technology Services in recent years is a worldwide success phenomenon, taught in Business Schools today. Thanks to the enormous and kind support of global Indian entrepreneurs and exceptional leadership as demonstrated by companies such as Infosys, Wipro, etc – it is time for us as individuals & institutions to transform Indian IT industry from back office to the front office with innovation and entrepreneurship – the modern tools of economic development and welfare. Let us seize the opportunity and create a truly Indian Bloom Box or Foursquare or maybe a Microsoft – who knows!

Ideas which never saw light of the day, ideas which never received capital, ideas that were not worth exploring and ideas which got dissuaded by our own fear for existence or lack of exposure and inferiority complex needs a hearing. The global recession has put us at par and so have modern software development & delivery technologies like Social and Cloud Computing and open innovation methods like Crowd sourcing. In the words of Guy Kawasaki, “Don’t Let The Bozos Grind You Down” – who says we can’t be leaders?

A first of its kind – global opportunity knocks us in form of cloud computing or in other words Internet-based computing wave, whereby shared resources, software, hardware and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like electricity from a grid. Global software giants are embracing the new and open culture; giving way to the new terms of business and shrugging off the legacy & old. From individuals to experts, from institutions to unorganized social networks, from students to professionals – Cloud Computing is igniting ideas and transforming human talent into user driven innovations / dollar ways never thought possible.

To seize this opportunity, One Billion Minds – Asia’s No 1 Open Innovation Network, JamCracker, leader in Cloud based Application Delivery & Management and WOLF Frameworks, an emerging player in the On Demand Application Development Platform business have developed the unique “The Roar of the Cloud” program to discover and support the best next generation online software application idea in India. The Winners of the challenge will access best in class application and venture development support as well as receive cash rewards, mentoring from the brightest leaders in the Cloud Computing innovation ecosystem to shape their vision.

This journey will only take you 30% closer to business success, but we assure you a 100% support from our hearts. Take the plunge and enjoy your journey, that’s all that matters…


Sunny Ghosh
Director & CEO, WOLF Frameworks

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