Quote of the Day:

Safra A. Catz

  • I like to say it's an attitude of not just thinking outside the box, but not even seeing the box.
  • Let your customers be your partners; let your vendors be your employees. What's necessary in this transformation more than anything else is courage and a willingness to change.
  • The demographic of young people... in each hand is a phone, more powerful than a computer. It's a doorway to the digital nation, to education.
  • Even in large corporations, smaller ideas may not get enough resources.
  • The most significant barrier to female leadership is the actual lack of females in leadership. The best advice I can give to women is to go out and start something, ideally their own businesses. If you can't see a path for leadership within your own company, go blaze a trail of your own.
  • The worst decision, hands down, was wearing bright yellow when I was 9 months pregnant. I looked like a bumble bee. I have not worn yellow since.
  • Digital India is about empowering the citizen - it's mobile, it's cloud, it's storage - we are in all those areas.
  • Oracle is my second job ever that did not involve waitressing. But I still have my waitress apron just in case this does not work out. It's just that I fell in love with software when I was programming in college. When I was an investment banker, there were mostly mainframe companies and very few software ones.
  • Whether you're a government entity, a large enterprise, or a startup, a true digital transformation takes advantage of technology to focus on the customer, automates work that does not need manual interference, and unleashes your people to truly make decisions that change the path of your company.
  • What we need to do is run our business. We need to come up with a value prop that is so compelling that customers have to go for it.