2021 Most Innovative Tech:
Top 10 Workplace Solutions Leaders are Already Using

Fast-company-logoFast Company recently published its list of the 10 most innovative workplace companies of 2021, which includes Asana, Zoom, Slack, and more.

The list is timely, considering demand for workplace innovation has never been higher. Leaders need to support new ways of working, and here’s a shortlist of top technologies to help them.

These are the 10 to watch, but which will be your best strategic investments? Which will drive your business forward – and which will fizzle out?

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To answer these questions, we’re bringing in an emerging tech expert. Advisor, consultant, and Head of Strategy at a venture investment firm, Bala Venkat will share his insight and experience from over two decades in high innovation markets.

Join Bala for:

  • An unbiased review of the top 10 workplace innovations
  • How to avoid tech that’s “shiny and new” and won’t last
  • How to justify investments and evaluate tech like an expert

Bala Venkat

Bala Venkat is a strategic technology executive with over 25 years leadership experience across diverse technologies and industries.

He currently heads up the COE and Strategy Office for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies at Wipro Limited, a leading $8.5 B global technology solutions and MSP, services, and consulting company. He has led businesses to $1 B + with contributions at Wipro Limited, SAP AG, Trend Micro, Trustwave, MetricStream, Exodus Communications and Sprint. He has founded companies and led them to M&A to the tune of $810 M. Bala has also advised leading strategy consulting, venture capital, PE and investment firms including McKinsey, EY-Parthenon, Bain, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Cantor Fitzgerald, Bank of America etc.

Bala’s high technology domain experience spans semiconductor, hardware, compute, storage, software, cyber security, data center, cloud platforms, mobility, analytics / AI, IoT, 5G, Edge Compute, Risk Management / GRC, and emerging tech.

Bala earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay, India, and master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas.


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