Answering the Call for Code to build a better world

Imagine a devastating landslide crashing down a mountain slope which is home to 500 families. Only, right now, these 500 families are safely ensconced elsewhere, with all their valuable [...]


Back with a Bang – Edition II of Smart India Hackathon

The world’s biggest open innovation model is back for the second year running and HOW!!! It’s not just the Software Edition this time but a Hardware one as well. While that is slated for a little [...]


If you’re over 40, get a mentor under 20… NOW!

I’m the luckiest guy around. I’m definitely over forty – in fact just last week I turned 51 – and not only do I have a mentor under 20, I have hundreds of them! More on that in a moment… A couple [...]


Building DRISHTI and Winning Semicolons 2017

Digital technologies are transforming our world at a blistering pace. Software-driven businesses are everywhere around us, and next-gen platforms continue to push the boundaries of what can be [...]


On the Appian way, speed thrills!

It’s now been a couple of months since we undertook a major transformation and aligned Persistent Systems to focus on four major growth areas; Digital, Services, IBM and Accelerite. I’m already [...]


1440 Minutes dedicated to Innovation by Appian COE

  Strengthen ties with partners. Show value to your customers. Energize and engage your employees. These are all key things that any successful company – or one that wants to be – has to do. [...]


The “Hackathon” strategy for Innovation!

One of the most famous and raucous scenes from the movie The Social Network, about the birth and rise of Facebook, is a hackathon, where fueled by youthful exuberance and, other things, a group [...]


The Year Ahead

Friends, As we kick-off our new fiscal year I want to say thank you for making us what we are today!  We wouldn’t be where we are without all of you. I think if you were to sum up in two words [...]


Grab another Slice of Pizza with that Code

We love hackathons they’re the embodiment of the technology spirit of creating and tearing down and creating again to get to something great. This week we were the title sponsor for the [...]