Mumbai, 23 July, 2022: SVKM’s NMIMS organized its 16th Book Talk on “The Maverick Effect: The Inside Story of India’s IT Revolution” with Mr Harish Mehta- Author, Convener of the Chairman Council, NASSCOM, Founder and Chairperson of Onward Group and the First President and Active Member of Tie Mumbai, on 23rd July, 2022
An Alumnus of Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, New York University, USA, Mr Harish Mehta, penned the book to inject scientific mindset in India and encourage innovation-driven entrepreneurship. ‘The Maverick Effect’ documents his journey and life lesson in the budding of NASSCOM and subsequent revolutionalisation of the Indian IT industry. Being an IT industry expert, Mr Mehta is relentlessly pursuing his vision to make India a technologically smart nation and believes that the innovation driven entrepreneurs will act as an agent for the upliftment of the society.
Mr Mehta holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune and Masters in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, New York University, USA. Launched recently, the Maverick Effect has already acclaimed the status of ‘Best Seller’ and earned praise from across the spectrum.
A discussion jointly moderated by Dr Anuja Agarwal, Professor & Associate Dean – Technology Management & Digital Transformation, NMIMS MPSTME, Mumbai, and Ms Antra Shankar, Student, MBA Tech (IT) Batch 2023, NMIMS MPSTME, Mumbai, delved into the achievement of Mr Mehta as an IT doyen and his vision which led India to make India an IT superpower. This book solves a lot of quizzes about the government policies and also gives insights of the IT industry.
“The importance of failure and success to be celebrated alike, was one very big learning for me from the book. One of the key messages the book has given to us is – do not brush out problems under the carpet, bring out and face them, and let them carve the next day ahead,” said Dr Anuja Agarwal.