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Empowering business leaders to execute strategy through technology

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“Translate strategy into outcomes” is no longer just a buzzphrase. Strategy translation is now a set of steps to go from strategy to architecture. The architecture will combine technology and business innovation and will have the potential to generate strategic outcomes in terms of business process performance, customer value, and financial performance.

Pradeep Henry has created a strategy translation method. And he has described the method in a book (draft). Henry is a CIO Contributor on Strategy Translation. He advises tech firms on achieving growth objective through strategic differentiation. He recently contributed to a strategy conference held in Berlin. A member of Strategic Management Society, Henry received executive education at Columbia Business School and that included Rita McGrath's program "Leading Strategic Growth & Change."

Turbo-boosted Cognizant's growth by creating competitive differentiation

1996-2007 Cognizant

Henry devised and executed 3 strategic themes to turbo-boost Cognizant's growth from a self-described “promising venture” to a multibillion-dollar firm. The strategic themes included differentiated customer value, which he achieved by integrating business and user perspectives into the firm's software practice – back when neither Cognizant nor its competitors had the methods/skills.

Brought user-centric skills to tech-centric Indian IT industry

1996-2007 Indian IT indusry

Henry brought usability education to 1000+ practitioners in 100+ IT firms. To achieve this, he set up a usability lab, started ACM's usability chapter, hosted 7 national usability conferences, and even launched an academic course on usability.

Repositioned global technical writers for prominent new role

Late 1990s Global technical writing community

Henry created a software usability driven approach to technical writing and described it in a book. According to R. L. Upchurch, ACM Computing Reviews, Henry's 1998 book "advocates a view that gives the technical writer a more prominent role in life cycle activities ... Technical writers educated in the model (described in the book) would be valued members of a development team."

Upgraded TCS' copyediting practice to technical writing practice

1989-1996 Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Back then, user interfaces were not as intuitive as they are today. Therefore, user manuals were important and TCS did not have the method and skills. Henry set up the technical writing practice, wrote a book called User Documentation Handbook (for internal use), and trained and created technical writers.