Infosys CEO Encourages Employees to Embrace Automation

Vishal Sikka, CEO of Indian IT services company Infosys, has encouraged his employees to embrace automation, warning that they face becoming “obsolete” if they fail to be more innovative. Sikka …

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Vishal Sikka, CEO of Indian IT services company Infosys, has encouraged his employees to embrace automation, warning that they face becoming “obsolete” if they fail to be more innovative.

Sikka suggested the idea during his New Year’s message, stating that “We will not survive if we remain in the constricted space of doing as we are told … By standing still instead of moving forward decisively, we will face the brunt of the disruptive forces, as our industry has already started to see.”

He is clearly serious — in November, the company invested approximately $2 million in Unsilo, a Danish technology startup that analyzes unstructured scientific and technical text using artificial intelligence, marking the company’s eleventh investment of this kind following its 2015 investment fund.

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