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Narinder Singh
Narinder is a Co-Founder and member of the Board of Directors of Appirio, a leader in delivering innovation to companies by using the cloud and emerging technologies through a unique crowdsourcing model. Prior to Appirio, Narinder worked at SAP in the Office of the CEO as a part of the Corporate Strategy Group.

Narinder has been recognized for leadership in the New York Times, named one of San Francisco Business Times 40 under 40 , has appeared on CNN, C-Span, and represented Appirio at the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer.

He works with several non–profits on their development including the City Health Works and the Miracle Foundation. He is the executive sponsor of Appirio’s Silver Lining program and serves as chairman of the board of the Sikh Coalition.

Entries by Narinder Singh

Hope or Fear? What Guides Your Company's Tech Future?

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 2:16 PM

Last year at the MIT CIO Symposium, I had the opportunity to participate on a panel regarding the Board / CEO relationship with the CIO. The panel was moderated by the Wall Street Journal's Michael Hickins. Earlier in the year, Michael and I spoke...

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A Rookie's Guide to the Ultimate Mashup - South By Southwest

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 5:47 PM


In my hometown of Cincinnati, if you say the word mashup it most regularly precedes a conversation about Glee or that girl combining Taylor Swift songs. Yet amongst technologists, "mashup" evokes imagery of combining distinct applications together to create something new...

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Celebrating the Fourth of July with Airport Profiling

(4) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 5:51 PM

I knew it was going to happen. I'd already written this piece in my head by the time I got to the airport. Instead of spending the morning thinking about the barbecue I was going to, the fireworks display that has become a family tradition, or how thankful I was...

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The Inspiration and Sometimes Frightening Power of Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 10:18 AM

I vividly remember my fifth grade trip to COSI (Center of Science and Industry in Columbus Ohio) as opening my eyes to the power of science and technology. After that weekend the world looked different to me and it created a curiosity that I'd never lose. This past weekend, I...

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2014 -- The Year Innovation Finally Funnels into Your Business ?

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 10:03 AM

In the past decade, technology leapt beyond laptop screens onto phones, tablets, clothing and even glasses. Just a four-year span saw the founding of Facebook and Twitter, the launch of the iPhone and Appstore and the unveiling of Android. Because these innovations built upon one another through the shared platform...

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Reflections on Sikh Gurdwara Shooting in Wisconsin

(60) Comments | Posted August 5, 2012 | 8:06 PM

Just a few hours ago a Sikh (pronounced 'sick') gurdwara (Sikh house of worship) in Wisconsin was attacked by a white male who killed at least six people during today's Sunday service. While reasons are not yet known, I'll conjecture that this will soon...

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Summer Davos in Dalian -- Inevitability of Transformative Change

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 12:02 PM

The World Economic Forum's mission is to improve the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society. Much has been written about their Davos and Dalian events and how each event effectively crystallizes the context and direction of thought at any particular time. This...

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Business Is Social

(2) Comments | Posted August 29, 2011 | 11:10 AM

The first time I went to a work party was the summer of 1995 at an extravagant gala Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) threw in San Francisco with thousands of employees. Slightly in awe, I was fascinated with meeting people and learning their stories. Like all opulent events, I met people...

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Can Education Save Us From Innovation?

(21) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 2:24 PM

President Obama's dinner with the elite of Silicon Valley and ultra exclusive San Francisco tech fundraiser were well covered without any details leaking about the discussions. While not quite as attention grabbing, I recently had the opportunity to have dinner with a number of CEOs and...

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Crowdsourcing: The New Comparative Advantage?

(9) Comments | Posted March 15, 2011 | 5:00 PM

Crowdsourcing connects people with tasks as divergent as weighing a bull, creating a Super Bowl Ad, and finding gold. Wikipedia, itself a prime example, defines crowdsourcing as "the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to an undefined, large group of people or community...

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Cloud Computing: A Shift From IT Luxury to Business Necessity

(12) Comments | Posted January 13, 2011 | 12:12 PM

Cloud computing may be defined as location independent computing whereby shared servers -- for the purposes of this article, external to the enterprise -- provide resources, software, and data to computers and other devices on demand. Cloud computing may have started out as an emerging trend that only IT professionals...

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