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Bosch in The News – #FIDIC_GAMA2017

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#FIDIC_GAMA2017: Adapt or get left behind 

Jeshika Ramchund opened the second day’s morning session at the 24th Annual FIDIC-GAMA Conference on Infrastructure by unpacking the power of technology to disrupt both industries and the notion of the profession. Ramchund is a senior civil engineer at Bosch Projects and serves as vice chairperson of the GAMA Young Professional’s Forum.

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It’s a matter of disrupt or be disrupted, she emphasised, as innovative competitors have the potential to oust even well-established businesses.

“The acceleration of innovation and the velocity behind disruption is very hard to anticipate,” she explained, but “the most surprising thing about disruption is that almost all successful attacks originate from industries that formerly had nothing to do with the business sector that they are now revolutionising.” Ramchund used the well-known examples of Skype, Alibaba, Uber and Airbnb as disruptors that emanated from outside the industries in which they now operate.

She highlighted a lack of innovation and effective leadership as the main drivers behind the downfall of some once globally established brands, including Kodak, Blockbuster Video, and Xerox, all of which resisted change.

Jeshika Ramchund, Civil Engineer, Bosch Projects

Jeshika Ramchund, Civil Engineer, Bosch Projects

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