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How Does Digital Transformation Impact Organizations

Asit Sahoo, CTO of Locuz

Digital Transformation is no longer just a technological upgrade; it’s a strategic imperative for today’s business leaders to embrace

Back in the day as we commenced business, there was huge unmet need of partners that can deploy and manage deep tech offerings

Asit Sahoo, CTO of Locuz

Kindly tell us about Locuz, Its vision, mission, and core values? 

Be technology lifecycle partner of choice for Digital Acceleration and Innovation which is Cloud-led, Security-first, and Data-driven.

Our mission is to be a trusted technology partner for its clients, providing innovative solutions and delivering value through a customer-centric approach. We focus on understanding the clients’ unique challenges, goals, and industry landscape to deliver impactful solutions that drive growth and digital transformation.

We also give teams the freedom to decide for themselves to enable autonomy, recognize small victories to encourage outstanding work, and allow them to progress.

Please brief us about yourself and shed some light on your professional tenure?

I am a seasoned IT Infra and security professional with 24 years of experience in consult, design, deliver and manage IT solutions / services for mission-critical IT Infra & applications. I have long experience in modernizing and migrating IT infra and applications to multi cloud platforms with a security-first approach. I have also built large-scale petaflop-class HPC systems for Govt research & commercial organizations, and I am the mind behind innovating multiple products in the space of HPC and cloud for Locuz. As the current Chief Innovation Officer of Locuz, I am responsible to bring idea and build innovative solutions & services on data analytics, app modernization, Generative AI, Analytics for IoT, and automation in end computing space to enhance end user experience.

What does digital transformation really mean for today’s business leaders?

Digital Transformation goes beyond just implementing new technologies; it involves rethinking business processes, strategies, and organizational culture to embrace the opportunities presented by digital advancements fully.

For today’s business leaders, digital transformation holds several key implications like Customer-Centricity, Agility & Innovation, Data Driven Decision Making, Operational efficiency, Employee Empowerment & Collaboration, Adaptation to Market Trends, building Sustainable Practices and so much more. It is no longer just a technological upgrade; it’s a strategic imperative for today’s business leaders to embrace. Those who can effectively navigate this transformation will position their organizations for success in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

How do we ensure that end-users get better products and services and better customer experiences from digital transformation? 

Back in the day as we commenced business, there was huge unmet need of partners that can deploy and manage deep tech offerings. We picked our partnerships and market segments that needed such partner which resulted in Locuz becoming a leader in HPC and HPC led AI.

As part of our commitment to excellence, we have made strategic partnerships with industry-leading cloud, security providers such as AWS, Azure, GCP, Snowflake, Palo Alto, Splunk, Crowdstrike, and Prophaze. These partnerships enable us to offer best-in-class solutions, staying at the forefront of technology advancements and ensuring that our clients receive the highest quality of service.  In a short span we have engaged in 200+ customer journeys that were cloud led and security first modernizations.

We have reinvented ourselves to be a Digital partner and investing in newer competencies, investing in engineering offerings that are vital in our role as a well anchored technology digital partner to our customers. being relevant to our customers requires us to innovate and re-engineer our products/offering for modern platforms suiting needs of a particular industry. For example, our product Ganana has been important part of complex HPC Solutions, is now rechristened to be delivering Hybrid services and soon on marketplace with Hyperscaler like AWS. Also, we are aligning our offerings to select industry solutions and will further deepen our capability for improved outcomes.

What successful digital technologies, initiatives or best practices has your organization created?

  • Data to Insight: A packaged real time energy production analysis solution on Cloud for renewable energy generation companies.  It help our RE clients to securely onboard, transform and analyse their IoT data from geographically scattered plants to single dashboard for quick decision making.
  • Visual Search: A ready to search and recommend platform for online digital businesses. This platform help the online buyers of our clients to compare various similar visual final products and make quick buying decisions. Our expertise in train complex ML models, sentiment analysis and effective use of AI technology help to delivery high accuracy outcome.
  • Our initiative to build Cloud COE for IOT data driven predictive analytics, blockchain, Modernize and migrate apps to cloud, Cyber Defence Centre are critical to Locuz growth story.
  • Providing a digital transformation service that guides the client through the entire process of adopting and implementing digital technologies, from planning and design to deployment and optimization, and that ensures the smooth transition of people, processes, and systems.

What is your biggest piece of advice for getting started with digital transformation?

Getting started with digital transformation can be a significant undertaking, but with the right approach, it can lead to numerous benefits for your organization. Here is some advice to help you begin the digital transformation journey:

  • Clarify your vision and objectives
  • Secure leadership support
  • Conduct a digital readiness assessment
  • Equip your workforce with the necessary digital skills
  • Start with small, scalable projects rather than attempting a massive overhaul
  • Data is a critical asset in digital transformation. Implement data-driven decision-making processes
  • Embrace the cloud for its scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness
  • As you adopt new digital technologies, prioritize cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Measure and monitor progress
  • Collaborate with partners and experts: engage with external partners, consultants, or technology providers with expertise in digital transformation

Remember that digital transformation is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Tailor your strategy to align with your organization’s unique needs, challenges, and goals. So, continuously assess and refine your strategies based on feedback, changing market conditions, and emerging technologies.

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