Coaching Regional Talent for Reverse Innovation

Boeing India CIO Aarti Singh on Culture, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce
Aarti Singh, senior director - IT&DA Center, and CIO, Boeing India

High-quality and low-cost workforce used to be the focus areas for global companies outsourcing talent. But that mindset has evolved. Today, companies prioritize "reverse innovation" - a highly skilled workforce that builds innovative solutions for global business. The Boeing Engineering and Technology Center in India is a prime example.

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Boeing has made significant investments in infrastructure and workforce in India. Boeing India focuses on leadership and technical development - with a strong emphasis on culture, diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

"Talent is extremely important for us. We are working to get the best talent in place, and we are growing that talent. We are also looking for ways to retain our talent because domain expertise is much sought after in the aerospace industry," says Aarti Singh, senior director - IT&DA Center, and CIO, Boeing India.

An open culture and diversity in the workforce help in attracting new employees and keeping attrition rates under control. In fact, employees have returned to the company. The IT organization at Boeing India has grown its headcount by 50% over the past year.

"We make our employees feel like they are part of a family. Diversity in all aspects is a mantra for us, and we talk a lot about inclusion," Singh says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Singh also discusses:

  • Boeing's innovations in India that support global operations;
  • Talent and diversity in Boeing's workforce;
  • Digital transformation in the aviation industry.

Singh is responsible for driving digital transformation for Boeing businesses globally through information services from India. She is also responsible for data strategy, data governance and data products of the company. Singh brings extensive technology and industry leadership with more than 21 years in IT roles with Mercedes Benz, Accenture, GE and Oracle.

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Brian Pereira

Brian Pereira

Sr. Director - Editorial, ISMG

Pereira has nearly three decades of journalism experience. He is the former editor of CHIP, InformationWeek and CISO MAG. He has also written for The Times of India and The Indian Express.

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