Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hyderabad among best cities to do business in India

The Doing Business Project created its first sub national report fully dedicated to India this year. Here are a couple of the reports main findings:
  • Doing business is easier in Ludhiana, Hyderabad, and Bhubaneshwar. It is more difficult to start and operate a business in Kochi and Kolkata.
  • Cities in India do well on the number of procedures required to register property - on average, only 5 procedures are needed. This performance ranks the average Indian city at 47th out of 181 economies.
  • There are a lot of good local practices and cities can learn from each other. If a city in India were to adopt all best practices that already exist in the seven areas covered by the report, it would rank 67th out of 181 economies, improving India’s global ranking by 55 positions.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Cisco's CTO - Padmasree Warrior - Vijayawada

The CTO of Cisco is from Vijayawada, India.
From wiki:
Born and raised in the city of Vijayawada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, India, Warrior went to school at the Children’s Montessori School and Maris Stella College in Vijayawada
From Max Linxky @ FastCompany:
Let's start with that name, which sounds more suited to a pop star than a chief technology officer. Awesome. Then there's the fact that she was on Obama's short list to be America's CTO. Add that to her 23-year career at Motorola, where she did everything from manage the semiconductor division to lead a 26,000-engineer research and development group with a budget of $3.7 billion. Now she's CTO for Cisco , where she's been handed the simple task of figuring out how the world will communicate over the next few years and ensuring that her company is leading that push.
From Fortune in 2006: One of the 50 most powerful women in Business.

Her twitter page: [link]