The Actionable Futurist® Podcast

S4 Episode 20: Tiger Tyagarajan - The CEO of Genpact on being a lifelong learner

August 08, 2022 The Actionable Futurist® Andrew Grill Season 4 Episode 20
The Actionable Futurist® Podcast
S4 Episode 20: Tiger Tyagarajan - The CEO of Genpact on being a lifelong learner
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We know that technology is rapidly changing and it seems heard to keep up sometimes. We’re told that we need to become lifelong learners and this is hard for most of us that lead busy lives, but how does the CEO of a 100,000 person company valued at over $4Bn keep constantly learning?

This is a question I posed to Tiger Tyagarajan, CEO of leading professional services company Genpact on the latest episode of the Actionable Futurist® Podcast.

He is one of the industry leaders who pioneered a new global business model and transformed a division of General Electric (GE Capital International Services) into Genpact, a global professional services firm delivering digital transformation solutions for clients. 

Genpact has more than 100,000 employees and annual revenues of $4 billion USD as of December 31, 2021. Tiger was appointed as Genpact’s chief executive officer in 2011 after serving as chief operating officer.

I was a guest of Genpact at the London E-Prix held last weekend at EcCeL London as they sponsor the Envision Racing Team.

As I learned in part 1 of the series when I interviewed Chief Digital Officer, Sanjay Srivastava this sponsorship goes way beyond having the logo on the car.

Tiger explains in his episode how the partnership came about, and learnings to date. 

We also explored a range of other areas in our 35 minute chat including:

  • How has Genpact changed in the 22 years Tiger has been there
  • The story behind Tiger's name
  • Tips for being a lifelong learner
  • Using podcasts to facilitate continuous learning
  • Re-skilling and upskilling at Genpact
  • Empathetic Leadership
  • Building leaders in a remote environment
  • The Future of work - People. Place. Purpose
  • The importance of purpose
  • How the Envision Racing Team partnership came about
  • Using AI within Genpact to help clients
  • Key learnings from the Envision Racing Partnership
  • Learnings from the other Envision Racing sponsors
  • Key learnings from the pandemic
  • What Tiger looks for in new employees & jobs of the future
  • Tiger's involvement in Catalyst & the importance of diversity and inclusion
  • Three actionable things to become a lifelong learner 

I’ve enjoyed getting up and close with the Formula-E cars, and also seeing how they are literally defining the future of electric vehicles, from energy management, battery design, power., braking, regeneration and overall awareness that there is a path to sustainable transportation.

Thanks to Judith Schunke - head of Genpact Marketing EMEA and also their CMO, Stacy Simpson for making the day so enjoyable, and Liam Rawson and the team at The Hoffman Agency.

Resources mentioned in this episode
Genpact website
Winning Redefined: Genpact’s involvement with Formula-E
Crossing data and AI: The Genpact and Envision Racing story
Envision Racing Team

More on Tiger
Tiger on LinkedIn
Tiger on Twitter

Your Host: Actionable Futurist® Andrew Grill
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Disclaimer: This podcast was a paid partnership with Genpact. I was solely responsible for the content of the podcast.


How has Genpact changed in the 22 years Tiger has been there
The story behind Tiger's name
The art of asking a good question
Tips for being a lifelong learner
Using podcasts to facilitate continuous learning
Re-skilling and upskilling at Genpact
Empathetic Leadership
Building leaders in a remote environment
The Future of work - People. Place. Purpose
The importance of purpose
How the Envision Racing Team partnership came about
Using AI within Genpact to help clients
Key learnings from the Envision Racing Partnership
Learnings from the other Envision Racing sponsors
Key learnings from the pandemic
What Tiger looks for in new employees & jobs of the future
Tiger's involvement in Catalyst & the importance of diversity and inclusion
Quickfire round
Three actionable things to become a lifelong learner