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Audio – Still holding out

November 25, 2008

One would expect a top executive of the world’s largest software services provider to hang out with the latest gadgets. Sandip Patel, Managing Partner for IBM Global Business Services in South Asia, seems to be quite the contrarian.

 

He is antagonized by even the most common gadget to adorn executive pockets in these times.

 

“I haven’t yet succumbed to the Blackberry,” Patel confessed when asked what phone he carries. He spoke at the Reuters India Investment Summit.

 

He proudly pulled out a well-worn Nokia E90 and admitted he wasn’t much of a gadget guy and just liked a good solid phone.

 

The Bangalore-based executive disapproved of the intrusive nature of communication technology today and said the “propensity and reliance” on these contraptions was rather out of control in India. To hear Patel’s comments click here.

Patel was one of the featured guests during the summit, held in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, India.

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