Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka rides to work in a driverless car

Infosys on Friday reported a 1.4 per cent increase in its first-quarter performance. The company, the second largest outsources of IT services in Asia, posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 3483 crore for the quarter ending June.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 14, 2017 3:44 pm
Infosys, Vishal Sikka, Driverless car, Infosys Q1 profit Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka was chauffeured to work in a driverless, autonomous golf cart. (Source: Twitter/@vsikka)

In what could be a first, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka was chauffeured to work in a driverless, autonomous golf cart on Friday, built by the company’s Mysore-based engineers. Taking to Twitter to share the news, Sikka lauded the team for its extraordinary passion, leadership and innovation. “Who says we can’t build transformative technologies?” Sikka tweeted.

Infosys on Friday reported a 1.4 per cent increase in its first-quarter performance. The company, the second largest outsources of IT services in Asia, posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 3483 crore for the quarter ending June. It had recorded Rs 3436 crore in the same period last year. The firm had previously estimated a consolidated net profit of Rs 3439 crore for Q1.

“Really proud of our team’s great performance,” Sikka had said this morning on Twitter, following the company’s financial report.

Read: Infosys reports net profit of Rs 3483 crore in Q1, revenue from operations rises 1.8 per cent. Click here.

Infosys has raised its annual revenue outlook to 7.1 to 9.1 per cent for FY18 on a U.S. dollar basis. Prior to its quarterly report, it had pegged its own outlook at 6.1 to 8.1 per cent. Infosys has added eight clients in its $100 million category.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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    Antonio Stradivari
    Jul 15, 2017 at 7:36 am
    It is good that Infosys under Sikka is actually trying to do something creative, but this cart is not such a great accomplishment. It is at least 20 years behind the state of the art in autonomous driving systems, and is basically at the same level of sophistication as the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner.
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    Avinash
    Jul 14, 2017 at 10:30 pm
    So golf cart is a Car?
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    true
    Jul 14, 2017 at 6:57 pm
    So you call a golf cart a car?
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    Indiots
    Jul 14, 2017 at 4:54 pm
    India is full of gullible. And there is a demented group that wants to make believe that that they are in the super scientific Vedic age!!! Good promotion of Infosys image though, for a body shopping company after all!
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