MindTree Consulting receives Nasscom innovation award

MindTree Consulting Ltd has been awarded the Nasscom Innovation Award 2007. A panel of senior Indian business executives and thought leaders found MindTree to be innovative in the area of knowledge management (KM).

 "This honour recognises the unique knowledge ecosystem we have built in MindTree. The ecosystem allows us to accelerate the process of innovation within the organisation for maximum impact," said MindTree Consulting chairman and managing director Ashok Soota.

MindTree says its KM Function has created the infrastructure to harness the collective ideas and knowledge of its people towards innovation, better service delivery and organisational learning. The key thrust areas of KM in MindTree are innovation, collaboration and reuse.

"Building a knowledge ecosystem is the most practical way to approach the intangible nature of knowledge management," said MindTree Consulting vice president and head, knowledge management, Raj Datta. "This is precisely why knowledge management is thriving in MindTree as an emergent phenomenon."

MindTree says its knowledge ecosystem strengthens four "spaces" within which a MindTree Mind consumes and produces knowledge: the physical space, the virtual space, the social space, and the mind space. "In realising this vision, MindTree has created both technical and social platforms, physical infrastructure, and programs focusing on developing fertile creative Minds.

The socio-technical platforms include Neuron, the idea nurturing platform and systematic innovation process; Osmosis, MindTree's annual techfest, unconference, and knowledge fair; OpenMind, which enables collaborative IP creation and reuse; Knowledge Communities and ConnectedMinds portal for social networks; ProjectSpace, the platform that helps in collaborative project execution.

This award comes on the heels of MindTree being declared the overall winner and Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise in the Indian MAKE study conducted by Teleos and the Know Network in 2007.