Sumit Mukhija is Chief Executive Officer of STT Global Data Centres India (formerly known as Tata Communications Data Centres). He has been at the forefront of innovation in the regional data centre market for close to three decades having held leadership positions in organisations including Cisco, Microsoft and Brocade.
One thing that keeps you motivated
Fortunately, throughout my career, I have had various opportunities that allowed me to marry technology and business in enabling meaningful and relevant solutions that benefitted the ecosystem that I worked with and this still continues to motivate me.
One thing that is the biggest driving factor of your success
Common Sense - it is THE most powerful tool that all of us have, doesnt cost anything and can fix almost everything that can go wrong.
One thing that inspires you every day
Love what I do and always try to do it well.
One thing that you must tell everyone
Be responsible for your own acts and be accountable to everyone you work, live, play and learn with.
One thing that the future leaders must know
The real world is not a science fiction, so please do not over-rely on AI and machines and continue to nurture and upskill your people. Successful businesses in the future will have highly skilled and competent people who will use intelligent machines effectively to deliver the exceptional outcomes.
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