Happiest Minds is a ‘Leader’ in the IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 List 2017
Happiest Minds Technologies, a next generation digital transformation, infrastructure, security and product engineering Services Company, today announced its recognition as a ‘Leader’, in the IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 List 2017. It was also awarded a top IT company under the following categories:
– Programs for Innovation
– Customer References
– Awards & Certifications
The ‘Leader’ category is a part of IAOP’s 2017, ‘The Global Outsourcing 100 (GO 100) Programme’. The GO 100 Programme is in its 13th year and has outsourcing service providers competing in the ‘Best of breed’ category. Leading global industry listings of providers and advisors demonstrate their strength and potential through this programme. While size is one factor for evaluation, other assessment criteria such as customer references have higher weightage in the final scores and position on the list. In 2016, Happiest Minds was recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ and within a year the company has made giant strides into the leadership category by continuing to show exemplary growth in its focus segments.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as an industry leader by IAOP. The customers that we have acquired across our service lines along with key innovations in areas like IoT and Analytics have seen us establish ourselves as a ‘Leader’ in the IAOP rankings. We will continue to make strategic investments to bolster our capabilities,” said Sashi Kumar – CEO & MD at Happiest Minds.
Happiest Minds has recently acquired Cupola Technology – a specialized IoT services company and OSSCube, a U.S. based digital transformation company to expand their service portfolio.
Happiest Minds was recently recognized as the ‘Digital Transformation Services Provider of the Year- SMB 2017’ by Frost & Sullivan. Also, Happiest Minds was named as the winner of the Bronze Stevie® Award by the Annual American Business Awards for Digital Infrastructure Transformation as a Service (DiTaaS).
About Happiest Minds Technologies
Happiest Minds enables digital transformation for enterprises and technology providers by delivering seamless customer experience, business efficiency and actionable insights through an integrated set of disruptive technologies: big data analytics, internet of things, mobility, cloud, security, unified communications, SDN-NFV, etc. Happiest Minds offers domain-centric solutions applying skills, IPs and functional expertise in IT services, product engineering, infrastructure management and security. These services have applicability across industry sectors such as retail, consumer packaged goods, e-commerce, banking, insurance, hi-tech, engineering R&D, manufacturing, automotive and travel/transportation/hospitality.
Headquartered in Bangalore, India; Happiest Minds has operations in the US, UK, The Netherlands, Australia and Middle East.
Microland Launches Global Mobile App for its Digital Workforce to Enhance Business Productivity and Collaboration
Microland, a leading hybrid IT service provider, today announced the launch of MicrolandOneTM, a first of its kind comprehensive and secure employee mobile app. The app stitches together a contextual, immersive and unified experience, creating a digitally enhanced workspace for Microlanders spread across 150+ global locations today.
The rollout of this mobile app coincides with the company’s 28th anniversary and its mission of being positioned as a ‘next-gen digital company’. The app was conceptualized keeping in mind the changing demands of the multigenerational workforce and eliminates the need for accessing desktops or laptops for critical work applications. Employees can stay informed with news about Microland, find opportunities to learn and grow, wish colleagues on special occasions, register and remain up to date with company events, contribute to causes, participate in contests and surveys that help shape Microland’s workplace and become part of common interest groups. The app also features regular HR tools such as leave management, salary details, expense reimbursements and transport tracking.
A recent research on global human capital trends for 2017 identifies ‘Digital HR’ as a key differentiator in people engagement initiatives.
“In this age of smartphone toting, app dependent millennials, our digital native workforce, demand a mobile-first approach for a new level of rich engagement. The launch of MicrolandOneTM complements our philosophy of enabling a truly digital workplace. The opportunities for each Microlander to stay connected will be one of the most engaging outcomes, allowing us to learn, connect, share and grow from each other’s experiences. Moreover, I believe this will bring Microlanders across the globe closer, further enhancing interaction among the extraordinary people of our organization,” said Pradeep Kar, Founder & CMD, Microland.
“Microland with its focus on fostering gender and cultural diversity constitutes 84% millennials and 19% women workforce across 26 nationalities. We are using extensive analytics to understand usage patterns and are confident that MicrolandOneTM will significantly enhance employee collaboration, critical for delivering superlative client experience and business outcomes,” says Sujitesh Das, VP – Strategic HR.
“The experience on the app is amazing and it makes my life so much fun. MicrolandOneTM provides me a platform to share opinions, content, and feedback, making it a truly rich and multi-dimensional experience. I can now instantly get things done and be less dependent on my laptop,” says Yogesh Rathod, a next-gen Microlander.
“I have never experienced such an integrated and engaging app in any of my previous organizations. MicrolandOneTM allows me the ease of staying connected with my team around the world, giving me incredible agility and confidence,” adds Manyphay Viengkham, Senior Director – IoT Center of Excellence and Microlander.
The HR team is excited about the opportunities to leverage the mobile app and discover the creative and vibrant community of Microlanders.
Microland is a leading Hybrid IT service provider and a trusted partner to enterprises in their IT-as-a-Service journey. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Microland has more than 3,700 professionals across its offices in Australia, Europe, India, Middle East & North America. Microland enables global enterprises become more agile and innovative through a comprehensive portfolio of services that addresses hybrid IT transformation, workspace, service and end-to-end IT management. For more info: http://www.microland.com.
World’s Leading Accrediting Authority IAA Enters India
International Accrediting Authority (IAA), the world’s authentic leading accreditation authority expands its footprint by arriving on the shores of Asia and the SAARC countries from September 2017. Known as the torchbearer of accreditation worldwide, IAA has had a great track record of quality oriented processes that hand-held the institutions, corporates and other bodies to be accredited after adhering to international quality standards.
In his communiqué, the Chief Executive Officer, James Stewart, emphasized that it was a deliberate and strategically thought out move to enter into the Asia Pacific through India. He emphasized that India has arrived on the world platform and would be able to match international quality standards, hence this is the right time to be in. IAA would work with Indian Institutions and corporates to create awareness of the world standards in various areas like education, training, manufacturing and other processes and find ways to increase the adherence to global standards so that as a growing superpower India would be at par or be better than the developed countries.
James Stewart referred to PM Modi’s recent visit to the U.S. and emphasized that this positive signs in Indo-US relations spurred the decision of IAA to start its base in India. He emphasized that he would involve alumni from premier educational and corporate organizations and strengthen the accreditation system in India.
International Accreditation Authority would shore up its operations with a selected group of institutions which it would invite for going through the three-stage accreditation process which is considered to be one of the most stringent in the world. But the beauty of the process is to enhance quality and not create unnecessary paperwork and nuisance to the participant institutions. Only those institutions which could be the flagships of this high quality accreditation process would be invited in phase one. A train the trainer program on international accreditation standards is being rolled out in India and an Accreditation and Awards Summit is being planned in New Delhi in December 2017.
The entry of IAA in India will benefit the educational and industrial scenario of the country and will bring India into the quality map of the world and will also eliminate dubious accreditation agencies.
International Accrediting Authority (IAA) is a US-based organisation which evaluates educational institutions and corporates on global quality standards in a stringent process of accreditation. It is one of the world’s premier agency in this field that has its footprint across 12 countries mainly the U.S., UK and Europe.
For more information, visit: http://internationalaccreditation.com/
Dr. Jawahar Surishetti
International Accrediting Authority
SOURCE International Accrediting Authority
Tata Elxsi and V-Nova Partner to Provide High Performance end-to-end Video Delivery
Strategic partnership offers broadcasters and operators unique solutions and know-how for TV delivery to connected devices and set-top boxes
– Joint offering leverages TATA Elxsi’s system integration expertise to enhance performance, simplify deployment and reduce operating costs
– Customers will benefit from faster time to market with V-Nova PERSEUS-based solutions
V-Nova Ltd., a leading provider of video compression solutions, and Tata Elxsi, a leading provider of specialized broadcast and communications engineering services, today announced a partnership that enables operators to deploy V-Nova PERSEUS technology at an accelerated pace. Tata Elxsi has already integrated V-Nova’s award-winning technology within the set-top-box (STB) of a satellite TV operator in Europe, enabling rapid deployment and immediate benefits.
V-Nova PERSEUS offers the benefits of next-generation codecs, on available encoders and decoders, at the same time providing substantial reductions in processing power requirements. Compatible with Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware, including both legacy and the latest generation of STBs, PERSEUS provides optimum performance at the operating points that are key for service delivery.
The benefits are particularly suited to video-hungry services, from HD and UHD TV to social media applications, across all delivery networks. Uniquely, V-Nova PERSEUS is compatible with existing h.264/HEVC workflows irrespective of DRM, streaming protocol such as HLS and DASH, ad-insertion and other processes. PERSEUS has been deployed in a number of applications, from contribution to IPTV and OTT delivery in multiple countries worldwide.
Guido Meardi, V-Nova CEO and Co-Founder said: “We are excited to be partnering with Tata Elxsi and see great potential in combining the company’s technology innovation, project management experience and commercial reach with the power of V-Nova PERSEUS 2. Together with Tata Elxsi, we can help operators turbocharge the performance of their services with the rapid deployment of V-Nova PERSEUS 2 on custom integrations across a wide range of client devices, including legacy and new cable, IPTV and satellite STBs.”
Using its extensive domain depth, product design and integration expertise, Tata Elxsi will provide fast and reliable delivery of V-Nova PERSEUS-based solutions for broadcasters, Pay TV operators, content owners and video service providers. With a backing of over 25 years of experience in technology, systems integration and consulting, Tata Elxsi can maximize the benefits of the deployment of V-Nova PERSEUS within operator specific head-ends, ad-servers, cloud environments and set-top-box middleware, while minimizing time to market.
KP Sreekumar, Vice President & Head of Broadcast Business Unit, Tata Elxsi said: “We pride ourselves on delivering value and innovation to our customers, and adopting relevant cutting edge technologies is an integral part of our innovative services offerings. V-Nova PERSEUS 2 is a natural fit for our broadcast and communications clients, and we look forward to work closely together to maximize existing services and enable new use cases.”
The joint offering, combining the performance of V-Nova PERSEUS with Tata Elxsi’s know-how, will be readily available to operators and broadcasters looking to maximize the potential of video services across connected devices and set-top boxes.
Tata Elxsi and V-Nova are showcasing live demonstrations of V-Nova PERSEUS 2 at IBC 2017 at RAI Amsterdam. Meet us at stands Tata Elxsi #1.A50 and V-Nova #11.B30 during the show.
V-Nova Ltd. is a London-headquartered technology company providing next generation compression solutions to address the ever-growing media processing and delivery challenges. V-Nova provides solutions spanning the entire media delivery chain, including content production, contribution, storage and distribution to end users. V-Nova’s award-winning PERSEUS™ is the only cross-media codec format and delivers on the promises of next-generation image and video compression, today. Using PERSEUS technology, media and entertainment companies can now monetize unmet consumer demand for higher definition video everywhere, on existing devices and infrastructure, by a simple software upgrade.
PERSEUS is available in multiple formats. PERSEUS Pro, for mathematically lossless and visually lossless professional production and contribution applications. PERSEUS Plus, for high compression efficiency in content distribution to end users, web publishing and cloud applications.
V-Nova’s shareholding comprises of a diversified group of strategic partners in TV & Media, including the satellite operator Eutelsat and leading entertainment company Sky plc.
For more information please visit http://www.v-nova.com
About Tata Elxsi
Tata Elxsi is a leading global design and technology services company and part of the $100B Tata group. Tata Elxsi helps customers to develop & deploy innovative services and applications that drive new revenue streams, deliver greater operational efficiency, and improve customer experience.
Tata Elxsi has 25+ years of engineering and integration experience, global delivery capability, a rich portfolio of customers and partners across the broadcast ecosystem.
It helps customers across various stages – from assessing technology strategies and developing proof-of-concepts, through actual development, system integration, testing, deployment and maintenance engineering.
Tata Elxsi brings unparalleled product/ service development and deployment support experience with leading MSOs and Broadcasters across North America, Europe, LATAM, Africa and APAC, backed by a global delivery presence.
To know more please visit http://www.tataelxsi.com/industries/broadcast/overview.html
Destination Adventure. Indian National Qualifier for BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy to Debut in Goa
- Registration for Indian national qualifier open for BMW GS Motorcycle owners in India.
- The winning team of the Indian national qualifier to compete at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2018 in Mongolia.
Indian national qualifier for BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy will be hosted in Goa from 26-29 October 2017.
The best three participants of the Indian national qualifier will go forward as a team to represent India in the final at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2018 in Mongolia. Those lucky – talented – three will then be fully equipped by BMW Motorrad for the adventure ahead, flown to Mongolia and each presented with a brand new personalized BMW GS motorcycle to ride for the duration of the event.
Registration for the Indian national qualifier is open for all BMW GS Motorcycle owners in India.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The GS Trophy is a celebration of the spirit of the BMW GS motorcycle, bringing together those elements of leisure, adventure and challenge that this bike engenders. GS riders from all over the India are invited to demonstrate their team spirit, fitness, tenacity and not least their riding capability in several skills challenges. Anyone – man or woman – keen to win a place in this prestigious adventure motorcycle competition should sign up now for the Indian qualifier set to take place in Goa.”
The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2018 will be held in Mongolia for 10 days: 7 days riding + 2 days in- and outbound journey + 1-day briefing). The GS Trophy is not a race, but the special stages confront the participants with a major physical and mental challenge: often described as the adventure of a lifetime. It is a competition wherein riders enjoy a near-2000km adventure ride, mostly ridden off-road. Along the way they compete in a series of challenges that are consistent with the BMW GS lifestyle and designed to exercise their intellectual, riding and navigation skills, their knowledge of, and ability to live in, the natural world – and their ability to come together as a team.
The Indian national will be held every two years in India. The Indian national qualifier is open to all non-professional BMW GS Motorcycle riders. The Indian national qualifier typically replicates the challenges of the International GS Trophy and will be multi-day competition with riders scoring points, leading to a final where the top scorers will compete for the three team positions.
The winning team of the Indian national qualifier will compete against teams from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Russia, Southeast Asia, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States of America at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy – Central Asia 2018 in Mongolia.
Registration for the Indian national qualifier can be made by visiting BMW Motorrad website.
The following regulations apply
- Participants are required to hold a valid driver’s license (at the time of the event).
- Every participant needs to take part in the GS Trophy Qualifier with any BMW GS model which has to be registered to the participant.
- The bike has to be in good technical condition. The organisers are entitled to exclude vehicles that are obviously defective.
- All riders must be dressed completely in suitable rider gear that is in good condition.
The following persons are not entitled to take part
- Participants of former Int. GS Trophies
- Staff members of BMW AG and BMW NSCs
- Proprietors of a BMW dealership
- Instructors who work for BMW Motorrad
- Holders of a motorcycle racing license
Big V Telecom launches ‘Team Entrepreneurship’ initiative to foster entrepreneurship
First-of-its-kind CSR initiative for Indian youth to revolutionise entrepreneurial ecosystem
- Company to provide promising students/ candidates franchisees absolutely free
- Initiative will provide complete training and support to selected candidates, who are deprived due to lack of investment, resources and guidance.
Big V Telecom, the leading Cloud Telephony Company and the first Company to be incubated by TATA ELXSI, has come up with an innovative initiative ‘Team Entrepreneurship’ to give management students a head start in the start-up fraternity. Under this initiative, the company will give its franchisee costing up to 10 lakhs absolutely free to the management students,who are passionate and willing to embark upon their entrepreneurial journey.
Promising candidates and students selected under Big V Telecom’s ‘Team Entrepreneurship’ programme will be provided complete training and support by the company. To encourage entrepreneurship and a reward to their hard work, the selected candidates will also be given a pre-determined revenue share in the business generated by them through prospective franchisee.
Throwing further light on this initiative, Mr Keshor Daga, Managing Director, Big V Telecom said, “We are delighted to announce this unique initiative ‘Team Entrepreneurship’. This programme will encourage entrepreneurship amongst Indian youth; especially for the potential candidates and students who fail to capitalise on opportunities due to lack of investment, resources and guidance.”
“Our programmes and campaigns are conceptualised and implemented in a way that also promotes GOI initiatives like Start-Up India, Digital India and Make in India. We believe that such innovative programmes will create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country and help in eradicating unemployment from the nation.” he added.
Going forward, the company also has plans to collaborate with government institutions and bodies to enrol the potential candidates under this innovative initiative in order to contribute to nation’s flagship programmes such as Digital India, Start-Up India and Make in India.
The company is going to approach leading management institutes like SPJIMR (SP Jain Institute of Management& Research), Symbiosis Institute, BIMM (Balaji Institute of Modern Management), FMS (Faculty of Management Studies), IBS Business School Hyderabad, IMT (Institute of Management Technology), NMIMS (NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies), XLRI, Jamshedpur, JBIMS (Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies), TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore, Alliance School of Business, Bangalore,etc. Apart from these, the company also plans to include management institutes from other Tier II and Tier III cities like Kochi, Indore, Vadodara, Patna, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Dehradun, Nagpur, Vellore, Rourkela, etc. under this program.
The brand is strongly committed towards the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ programmes and ‘Team Entrepreneurship’ initiative is an innovative step towards it. The company’s previous CSR initiatives were acclaimed with services like Call Anna contact centre for anti- corruption crusader Anna Hazare, Pune Police to help ex-convicts reintegrate with society, Jan Samwaad for personalised cloud contact centres to politicians.
About Big V Telecom
Big V Telecom- a Cloud Telephony Company based in India, aims to provide affordable call centres to all small and medium enterprises, corporates, government bodies and NGOs through its revolutionary telephony business solutions. The first company to be incubated by TATA ELXSI, which is a part of $100 billion Tata Group offers innovative telephony solutions such as YOCC (Your Own Contact Centre), Powere school, Jan Samwaad, Dialn Disconnect, Audio Profile, Big Shaadi, Big Birthday, Ccallify and DigiVAS cards.
The cloud telephony solutions provider offers multi-channel revenue generating franchise model in Telecom services. With over 60 Franchisees across India, the company has also fostered partnerships and collaborations with West Central Railways (Provided 131 Railway inquiry call centre), BSNL (Value added Service providers for Maharashtra & other Telecom circles), TV 18’s commoditycontrol.com (Provided on-spot updated commodity rates on telephone to the masses) and Municipal Corporation (Provided pending Tax, complaint booking & information system with escalation matrix).
SURBO Wins CMO Choice Award at DMAasia 2017
ValueFirst is immensely proud and delighted to announce that it’s Chatbot Generator Platform: SURBO has won the CMO Choice Award for Emerging Marketing Partner at the 6th edition of DMAasia 2017 held in Mumbai on 23rd August 2017.
The jury of 100+ CMOs from across the country chose Surbo as an Emerging Marketing Partner on the basis of its product features, utility and customer testimonials. As an AI driven conversation platform, Surbo delivers exceptional user experience to consumers whilst offering excellent ROI to its customers.
ValueFirst CEO, Mr. Vishwadeep Bajaj Said – “The award comes as a great ratification of our belief in communication moving to an interactive & intelligent conversational interface supported by Natural Language Processing. We intend to expand Surbo adoption across multiple verticals and are now focused on augmenting our NLP capabilities.”
Surbo – Ushering a New Enterprise Revolution
Witnessing the new conversational boom and the widespread AI adoption, Chatbots are helping enterprises grow their businesses. With the massive adoption of OTT applications like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Hike, etc. consumers across the globe are now used to the conversational interface. In line with this shift, Surbo develops and enables chatbots to execute multiple use cases across industries.
Surbo is an industry agnostic SaaS based Chatbot Generator Platform that comes with full hosting and MIS capabilities without any programming requirement that helps enterprises to generate Chatbots on the fly.
Surbo offers capabilities to create personalized conversation flows with rich media capabilities, thus offering great consumer experience. We are further augmenting the user experience with Machine Learning & Natural Language Processing capabilities. Surbo supports vernacular use cases. Its architecture allows for an easy integration with third party APIs like CRM, ERP & HRMS applications with no limitation on scale of interactions.
With its features like Real Time Analytics, Interactive Content Types, Keyword Extractor, Validation & Logics, Smart API Integration, Branching Logic, Runtime Database, Integrations & more it can suit every business requirement in hand! To know more, you can reach out to email@example.com.
Founded in 2003, ValueFirst is a B2B company connecting businesses with consumers over digital communication platforms. It has a large diversified customer base across BFSI, eCommerce, Retail and Consumer verticals along with strong relationships with telecom operators across geographies.
Andhra Pradesh Government through Fintech Valley Vizag Chalks Out a Strategic Roadmap to Put Indian Fintech Industry in the Front Seat
- Launches BFSI Use Case Repository and Fintech Valley Accelerator Program
- Rolls out the strategic program in collaboration with 14 corporate partners
Fintech Valley Vizag, a sustainable global Fintech ecosystem, in association with knowledge partner KPMG in India, today, announced the launch of the BFSI Use Case Repository Program and Fintech Valley Accelerator Program, setting the tone for the year ahead to develop a high potential Fintech ecosystem in Vizag. The launch event, attended by Indian corporates, was presided by Mr. J A Chowdary, Special Chief Secretary & IT Advisor to the Chief Minister – Govt. of AP in Mumbai.
Fintech Valley Vizag’s Strategic Roadmap for the year ahead
Fintech Valley Vizag was set up in 2016 to bring together industry, academia and investors to innovate, co-create & build the fintech ecosystem. Proceeding on Andhra Pradesh’s enterprising motive to be a global hub for fintech innovation, Fintech Valley Vizag has charted out an ambitious plan as the fintech hub expands into a fully operational facility with innovation programs executed in the Valley. The Valley has outlined a series of initiatives such as formulating use case repository, setting up accelerator programs, the Blockchain Business Conference 2017 in October and the International Fintech Festival in Feb 2018 amongst other initiatives which will transform Vizag into a thriving fintech ecosystem not only in India, but achieve scale globally.
Blockchain, key to India’s fintech ecosystem
Blockchain is undoubtedly key to India’s digital future. With security issues all over the world and changing financial regulations, Blockchain will be the biggest disruptor not only in the financial world but also a number of online and offline sectors. Fintech Valley Vizag’s Blockchain Business Conference 2017 is an endeavor to pave the way for new business models by revolutionizing the existing complex and expensive systems and transaction processes for several industries.
Launch of the BFSI Use Case Repository program and Accelerator Program
Fintech Valley Vizag’s focus is on co-creating innovative solutions to address the evolving needs of India’s dynamic financial services landscape. The use cases in the BFSI Use Case Repository has been contributed by leading Indian corporates. While the accelerator program is in collaboration with leading financial institutions and technology partner.
The ‘BFSI Use Case Repository’, in collaboration with market leading banks, insurance companies, NBFCs, and capital markets companies has collated more than 100 use cases around the problem areas in the industry. To operationalize the ‘use case repository’, APEITA is launching Hackathon and Innovation Challenge to invite fintech community to present their ideas and solutions around the identified use cases. The objective is to have the fintech set base in Vizag and provide them market access and growth opportunities through the corporate connects.
The innovation challenge is live as ‘Fintech Valley Blockchain Challenge Series’ around three use cases in areas of – Supply chain finance, Business processes and International remittances. The aim of the challenge is to seek innovative solutions and execute proof of concepts with the promising ones. The innovation challenge will conclude in a demo day showcasing solutions to the corporates at the Blockchain Business Conference 2017 at Vizag in October.
As Fintech Valley Vizag aims to become a vital financial technology hub, it is introducing a host of robust methodologies that makes it a sustainable innovation ecosystem in the long term. The ‘Fintech Valley Accelerator Program’ aims to act as a catalyst in the growth of startups by connecting them to the leading Fintech ecosystem players. The three-month intensive program will support selected startups by providing business opportunities through POCs, market access from partner financial institutions, access to technology resources, mentoring on fund raising, legal guidance apart from a financial incentive of INR 4 lakhs to speeden up the process of scaling their businesses.
Shri Lokesh Nara – Hon’ IT Minister, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development in the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet said, “Under the visionary leadership of the esteemed CM Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh is on a fast track to go digital and provide the impetus for Fintech community. With a potential of 50 million Fintech users in the state, the government is enabling market access through PSUs, Banks and Financial Institutions and promoting self-help platforms with fintech solutions.
Mr. J A Chowdary, Special Chief Secretary & IT Advisor to the Chief Minister – Govt. of AP – Government of Andhra Pradesh said, “The platforms launched today aims to connect, educate, support and promote all its entrepreneurship-centric stakeholders. While the use case repository will document top problem areas for corporates across the BFSI sector, the accelerator program aims to promote self-sustainable fintech startups that can create and tap large avenues of growth in the market globally by supporting the participants with world-class infrastructure, entrepreneurship incentives and innovation platforms.”
About Fintech Valley Vizag
The Fintech Valley Vizag created by APEITA, Government of Andhra Pradesh, is a self-sustainable, global fintech ecosystem that focuses on converging finance and technology, to create large avenues of growth through industry-enablers, world-class infrastructure, entrepreneurship and innovation. Visit http://www.fintechvalleyvizag.com for more information. Interact with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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Power2SME Signs MoU with NSIC to Empower MSMEs
India’s first ‘Buying Club’ for SMEs, Power2SME today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC). This MoU will enable SMEs in India to benefit the most, given the vast array of experience and knowledge NSIC and Power2SME brings to the fore. Additionally, it will also catalyze exchange of market knowledge between both parties, and enable both to service SMEs better for their raw material, finance, and other requirements.
The alliance is aimed at empowering SMEs pan-India in sourcing variety of raw materials like Metal, Polymers, yarns, chemicals and a host of other materials. With this coalition, SMEs across India will be able to have access to raw materials, finance, and importantly, help create a positive economic environment for the SME’s. This initiative will provide massive opportunity for the SME sector in terms of creating a platform for them to grow, learn, and face challenges with guidance and support from Power2SME and NSIC. Power2SME, which is a seasoned player in enabling SMEs with streamlined raw material procurement and access to finance, will now aim at giving the sector a much-needed boost that will eventually reflect on the nation’s growth.
Speaking about the alliance, Mr. R. Narayan, Founder & CEO, Power2SME, said, “The MoU between Power2SME and NSIC has been inked to drive our deep commitment towards the MSME players and create a positive impact with relevant solutions that address their business challenges. With mutual aim to make MSMEs in India bankable, both Power2SME and NSIC will create a business friendly ecosystem for MSMEs to flourish and improve their contribution towards India’s GDP.”
Echoing the sentiment, Mr. Ravindra Nath, CMD, NSIC, said, “NSIC and Power2SME will further empower and propel Indian MSMEs on the fast lane of growth by making them cost-competitive. NSIC is in the forefront of facilitating MSMEs through a package of services. NSIC facilitates MSMEs with a set of specially-tailored schemes to enhance their competitiveness. NSIC provides integrated support services under marketing, technology, finance, and other support services.”
Taking a note of this significant move, Mr. H.P. Kumar, Director External Affairs, Power2SME, said, “The MoU between Power2SME and NSIC will bring synergy among two institutions of eminence in the industry. Together we will provide multiple value-added services and utility and create substantial value for SMEs. It will benefit the industry through new and expanded service capabilities than ever before.”
Power2SME and NSIC will together work towards the growth of the SME sector with heightened focus on making them a key part in the ‘Make in India’ growth story that will reflect on the growth chart of the country. The newly-signed MoU will make the SMEs attain higher efficiencies and productivity with transparency at each level, which will consequently garner trust of the SMEs.
The first ‘Buying Club’ for SMEs in India, Power2SME, financially backed by Nandan Nilekani, Inventus Capital Partners, Kalaari Capital and Accel Partners, began operations in 2012. Committed to empowering SMEs by increasing their profits, Power2SME focuses on reducing purchase prices for SMEs and enhancing productivity. Power2SME enables SME clients to focus on their core business of driving growth and expansion, while taking on the role of sourcing input raw materials at the most competitive price points across multiple products in categories such as Chemicals, Additives, Inks, Paints, Metals, Polymer Commodity, Polymer Engineering, etc
Power2SME works with established and trusted suppliers such as SAIL, TATA Steel, ESSAR Steel, Allied Strips, JSW, Rathi Steel, Victor Exim, Balaji Enterprise, POSCO Steel, Apollo Pipes, JSL, and many more.
Company website: http://www.power2sme.com/
National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) is an ISO 9001-2008 certified Government of India Enterprise under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). NSIC has been working to promote aid and foster the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises in the country. NSIC operates through countrywide network of offices and Technical Centres in the Country. To manage operations in African countries, NSIC operates from its office in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition, NSIC has set up Training cum Incubation Centre managed by professional manpower.
India’s Biggest Conclave on IoT and Innovation Opens for Pre-registration
Rocheston, the leading American Accreditation Institute that helps organisations adhere to best business practices in professions, services, manufacturing and businesses, is organising its flagship event ‘REINVENT’ in Mumbai on 16th & 17th November 2017.
With India turning into an innovation and start-up hub drawing global attention, ‘REINVENT’ will capture and showcase the latest in the field IoT and Innovation space across the world. This two day global conclave packs a punch with thematic expo, showcase and talk shows including an AI Experience zone, Certification workshop, IoT forum & Roundtable, Design innovation and more which will be addressed by global thought leaders drawn from a wide cross section of industries to address the impact of IoT, Innovation, Design in our daily lives.
Global Leaders on the speaker panel –
- Govind Balakrishnan, Vice-President, Adobe Systems, Inc.
- Anand Padmanabhan, CIO, New School, USA
- Dr Sandosh Padmanabhan, Cardiovascular Genomics and Therapeutics, University of Glasgow
- D Peter Immanuel, CEO, Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC)
- Mohan Natarajan, Senior Practice Director – Oracle Consulting North America
The ‘REINVENT’ conclave will address the impact of IoT and Innovation across sectors covering Aviation, Smart Cities, Agriculture, Automation, Business Efficiency, Education & Learning, BFSI, Regulation & Governance, Product Innovation, Mobility & Telecom.
Over 250 leadership delegates (CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CMOs, CFOs) Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Innovation Managers in Technology Companies, Organisation and start-ups as well as Researchers, Scientists, Academics and Tech Students from Institutions, B-School,
Organisation, Laboratories and Government will be participating in this mega Innovation conclave.
Rocheston is a multi-million dollar New York based Internet, Standards, Media and Training & Certification Company. With offices in Singapore, India and soon to open centres in Dubai and London, Rocheston is introducing training and certification in innovation, IoT, Big Data in online and blended learning formats across the world.
SunTrac USA and Perfect Infraengineers Partner to Bring Hybrid Climate Systems First Time to India
SunTrac USA and Perfect Infraengineers Ltd. have announced their collaboration agreement to manufacture SunTrac’s Hybrid Climate Systems and Smart Panels, First of its kind in India, for distribution in the Indian and global markets. At a press conference held on 23rd August 2017 at the National Stock Exchange in Mumbai, Mr. Nimesh Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Perfect, and Mr. Rich Cooley, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SunTrac USA, jointly addressed the media with details of this collaboration.
Perfect has been appointed the exclusive manufacturer of SunTrac systems in India and will be marketing and distributing SunTrac products under the “Perfect-SunTrac” name. With this collaboration, Perfect will be the only manufacturing unit of SunTrac outside of the USA. Perfect will be positioned to fulfill SunTrac’s global order flow, including the Middle East/North Africa regions, Australia and Asia.
The features and benefits of SunTrac Hybrid Climate Systems include:
- A unique blend of superior energy efficiency with a renewable energy platform
- Upgrades for new and existing cooling systems
- Energy savings of 25% to 40%
- Works with most major commercial brands and models
- Provides the most energy efficient cooling solutions available
- Provides savings on a 24-hour basis, while boosting humidity removal
Mr. Nimesh Mehta, CMD of Perfect, expressed his excitement with this new venture: “SunTrac is a forward-looking company that has successfully taken their innovative ideas, created cutting-edge technology and has gone to the market on a global basis. We look forward to producing MAKE IN INDIA SunTrac renewable energy products to benefit our partners, our customers, and our shareholders. We are sure that with SunTrac and Perfect quality products, customer satisfaction and continued innovation will always our shared focus.”
Rich Cooley, CEO of SunTrac, agreed, stating: “At SunTrac, we are extremely pleased to be partnering with Mr. Mehta and the entire Perfect Team for our expansion into India. We have a shared vision of manufacturing high-quality renewable products combined with world-class customer service, and our teams will be closely working together to execute on this vision.”
In their go-to-market strategy, Perfect and SunTrac are evaluating top air conditioning OEMs in India for partnership suitability, and expect to select a limited number of preferred partners in the near term. Perfect and SunTrac will work extensively with these partners to market, sell and install SunTrac solutions to residential and commercial customers throughout India.
About Perfect Infraengineers Ltd. (PIL)
Perfect Infraengineers Ltd. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India. Perfect is a provider of contract services, as well as supplier and installer of HVAC and MEP systems. Our clients include infrastructure developers, educational institutions, public sector entities, as well as commercial, industrial and hospitality facilities throughout India as well as the region. Perfect is an ISO:9001:2008 certified company, and is listed on the National Stock Exchange (EMERGE) in Mumbai, stock symbol “PERFECT”.
About SunTrac USA
SunTrac USA, located in Tempe, Arizona USA, is a privately-held company that manufactures and distributes Hybrid Climate Systems featuring their patented solar thermal panel system which is specifically designed for integration with residential & commercial HVAC systems. SunTrac systems utilize renewable solar thermal energy to create HVAC system energy savings of up to 40%. SunTrac’s revolutionary Solar Thermal Panel System creates affordable optimum thermal energy combined with precise temperature controls – an industry first!
Uflex Launches Low Opacity, Good Gloss White, Anti-static Twist Wrap Polyester Film
Candy and confectionery are high impulse buying items, therefore, the importance of aesthetical packaging thereof cannot be emphasized enough.
Anybody would know what mango, orange, pineapple or for that matter any other flavored lozenges packed in transparent twist wraps look like! We have all relished them at one point or other in our lives.The confectionery industry has gone a sea change over the years and has now started demanding for packaging that besides protecting the product also imparts stunning looks to it.
With this problem statement at hand the Films Business of India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and Solutions Company Uflex Limited has engineered Low Opacity, Good Gloss White Anti-static Twist Wrap Polyester Film FLEXPETTM F-WTG-AS. This bi-axially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) Film as the name suggests is low opaque/ translucent and has good gloss.
Talking about this new film Mr. J.K. Sharma, DGM Technical Service and New Product Development (Films) at Uflex said, “Converters catering to candy /confectionery brands had been asking for a white glossy substrate with low opacity for imparting superior aesthetics to their packaging!The daunting challenge, however, was that, if you make a white opaque film the gloss quotient goes down. Owing to our special proprietary resin formulation we have been able to engineer a white background film which is translucent (less opaque) and offers high gloss too.It is for our special FDA approved food compliant antistatic coating recipe that the film exhibits excellent machinability on printing and twist wrap machines. The film can be surface printed or can be metalized for that matter as per the requirements of the buyer. The unprinted substrate by itself can also be readily used by the brands to twist wrap their candies/ confectioneries.”
Explaining more about the new film, Mr. Pramod Sirsamkar, President – Technical & New Product Development (Films), Uflex Limited said, “Besides having superior handling and high mechanical properties the film has a zero memory (i.e. excellent twist retention) and is eco-friendly. Since the density of the new substrate is lesser as compared to the conventional white twist wrap film, its yield is more. Further, since the Low Opacity, Good Gloss White Anti-static Twist Wrap Polyester Film is a monolayer structure it can be easily recycled thereby contributing to the circular economy. There is a promising demand for this new film in the European and CIS Countries and is gradually picking up in other continents too. Here one must note that the conventional white twist wrap film in its own right also has a great demand. It will be incorrect to say that the new film is a replacement of the conventional white twist wrap film. Both the films have well defined mutually exclusive markets. We formulated this film at our manufacturing plant in Dubai and can manufacture it at any of our locations.”
Speaking about the newly launched substrate, Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman & Managing Director Uflex Limited said, “With incessant R&D supported by the most contemporary and cutting edge technology, my engineers never ever fail to delight our clients by addressing their pain points with the most optimized and sustainable packaging solutions. Low Opacity, Good Gloss White Anti-static Twist Wrap Polyester Filmadds a whole new dimension to candy/confectionery packaging.”
Uflex is India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and Solution Company and an emerging global player. Since its inception back in 1985, Uflex has grown from strength to strength to evolve as a truly Indian Multinational with consumers spread across the world. Uflex today has state-of-the-art packaging facilities at multiple locations in India with an installed capacity of around 100,000 TPA and has packaging film manufacturing facilities in India, UAE, Mexico Egypt, Poland and USA with cumulative installed capacity in excess of 337,000 TPA.
All Uflex plants are accredited with ISO 9001, 14001, HACCP & BRC certifications. Uflex caters to markets spanning across the globe in over 140 countries like USA, Canada, South American countries, UK and other European Countries, Russia, South Africa, CIS, Asian and African nations. Integrated within its core business profile are allied businesses like Engineering, Cylinders, Holography, and Chemicals which further give Uflex a superior edge above the competition.
Uflex Limited is also a part of the D&B Global Database and winner of various prestigious national and international awards for its products’ excellence. Uflex offers technologically superior packaging solutions for a wide variety of products such as snack foods, candy and confectionery, sugar, rice & other cereals, beverages, tea & coffee, dessert mixes, noodles, wheat flour, soaps and detergents, shampoos & conditioners, vegetable oil, spices, marinades & pastes, cheese & dairy products, frozen food, sea food, meat, anti-fog, pet food, pharmaceuticals, contraceptives, garden fertilizers and plant nutrients, motor oil and lubricants, automotive and engineering components etc.
Some of Uflex’s clients on the global turf include P&G, PepsiCo; Tata Global; Mondelez, L’ Oreal, Britannia, Haldiram’s, Amul, Kimberly-Clark, Ferro Rocher, Perfetti, GSK, Nestle, Agrotech Foods, Coca-Cola, Wrigley, Johnson & Johnson among others.
Host Analytics Expands R&D Presence in India, Investing USD 25 Million
Host Analytics, the leading provider of scalable, cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions, today announced that it has signed a lease to more than double the size of its Hyderabad research and development (R&D) center located in the southern Indian state of Telangana. The larger space will accommodate the company’s continued expansion plans—investing USD $25 million in the center and scaling up its engineering workforce over the next three years, respectively.
Located at 18 iLabs Centre, Building 3, Madhapur, Hyderabad, the 30,000-square-foot R&D facility will provide increased capacity for engineering, product testing, research and development. The expansion will also support the company’s growing portfolio of partners and customers in the region.
“Because Host Analytics was founded simultaneously in India and the U.S., our long history in Hyderabad and the dynamic business environment that has emerged in recent years make expansion in the region a strategic imperative in the next phase of product engineering growth,” said Dave Kellogg, CEO of Host Analytics. “This announcement demonstrates the success we’ve seen already, our continued commitment to India, and the company’s distributed R&D strategy moving forward.”
Host Analytics currently employs more than 150 R&D personnel in Hyderabad which includes top engineering and development talent for cloud EPM software. This talent covers major disciplines ranging from UX and UI, software development, product management, performance engineering, quality assurance, technical operations, customer support, and professional services.
“We have a very talented team in Hyderabad with a strong culture of innovative collaboration and engineering excellence,” said Sanjay Vyas, SVP of Engineering and TechOps at Host Analytics. “We combine Silicon Valley best practices—such as agile development, advanced tools, and periodic hackathons—with top-quality hires, including a team member who achieved 64th place out of 206,000 entrants in the TechGig Code Gladiators 2017 contest, to drive amazing results out of this center.”
The company intends to scale-up its engineering workforce and will recruit more than 150 professionals with R&D and design expertise in cloud EPM, hiring across technology, design and operational roles with new workforce entrants from top engineering schools such as IIIT, IIT, and BITS.
Interested candidates can contact the company at http://jobs.jobvite.com/hostanalytics/
Industry Accolades Support Product Excellence and R&D Expansion
Host Analytics has earned recognition for its market leadership and product excellence from several IT industry analyst firms over the past three months, highlighting the company’s technical innovation and the vision that the R&D facility will continue to develop. This includes being named by Nucleus Research as a Leader in their CPM Value Matrix, and being recognized by Dresner Advisory with an Industry Excellence Award and as an Overall Experience Leader in their Wisdom of Crowds Enterprise Planning Market Study. Host Analytics was also recognized by Gartner as a Leader in two Magic Quadrants for Cloud Financial and Cloud Strategic.
Corporate Performance Management. And most recently, the company was named to the Constellation ShortListTM for Cloud-Based Performance Management.
About Enterprise Performance Management
Enterprise performance management (EPM) is a set of processes and software designed to help organizations achieve peak performance by linking strategies to plans and execution. The key processes it includes are planning, consolidation, and reporting of results to internal and external stakeholders. Managing a closed-loop process like EPM can be challenging when organizations are relying on spreadsheets and manual processes. However, with a cloud-based EPM platform organizations can automate key tasks, accelerate financial processes and better align finance with operations. The result is an organization that moves faster, adapts quickly, and stays ahead of the competition.
About Host Analytics
Host Analytics is the industry’s leading provider of scalable, cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions. Companies of all sizes, from $10 million startups to $10 billion multi-nationals, rely on Host Analytics to provide financial planning, budgeting, modeling, consolidations, and reporting. Host Analytics has 700 customers in 90 countries including Bose, Boston Red Sox, FitBit, La-Z-Boy, Mayo Clinic, NPR, OpenTable, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Pinterest, Swissport, TOMS Shoes, and Vitamin Shoppe. Host Analytics is a private company backed by leading venture capitalists and is headquartered in Silicon Valley.
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IQLECT Launches Most Advanced Web Analytics Solution on Cloud
Today, IQLECT announced the official roll-out of its web analytics solution that delivers real-time insights about customers to digital marketers and product managers at web-based businesses. This solution is launched to serve a growing need from organizations to move beyond aggregated web traffic summaries to extremely granular visitor-specific insights in a timely fashion.
With a multitude of companies vying for limited audience, it becomes imperative for brands (like e-commerce) to optimally engage with their prospective customers to acquire and retain them. IQLECT’s solution, which also has an e-commerce specific flavor, helps achieve this by drawing up individual user-journeys and enabling delivery of highly personalized experiences to improve conversion and average-order-values.
Powered by its recently launched real-time analytics platform, this solution also packs in advanced artificial intelligence capabilities that uses both historic and real-time data to automatically carve out insights. The CEO of IQLECT, Sachin Sinha, adds, “Our solution has in-built machine learning algorithms that create high-impact outcomes for our customers. For instance, our AI components continuously segment web visitors based on their behavior or demography or predict the likelihood of purchase. These insights are immediately used to control the outcome of that particular user interaction.”
While there are many disparate solutions like GA, Omniture, Mixpanel, Localytics, etc available to customers, IQLECT’s solution brings together these capabilities with the promise of AI and real-time actionable insights. Also, starting at $39 per month makes it an extremely attractive and compelling option for even small-medium sized businesses. In the coming months, IQLECT is also adding omni-channel, customer-engagement, inventory analytics and advanced visualization capabilities to make this a comprehensive solution for any e-business.
IQLECT helps companies optimize their business through real-time data insights. The company has built the converged predictive software platform to process all kinds of data in a real-time manner. IQLECT offers the platform and solutions on cloud as SaaS and to enterprise for on-premise deployments. The company was founded by Sachin Sinha in 2015 and is based out of Bangalore. IQLECT works with well-known enterprise companies like CISCO, DELL along with several SaaS customers. IQLECT has also developed one of the fastest NoSQL database, BangDB which has more than 30,000 users across the world.
FSC India’s First Fully Integrated IT Enabled End-to-end Supply Chain Solutions by Future Group Ships Over 1 Million Garments Every day
Future Supply Chain Solutions Ltd. (FSC) the integrated logistics solutions company by Future Group uses latest technology that ships over 30 million garments per month, i.e. around 1 million pieces every day. Spread across 3,65,000 square feet facility FSC’s state-of-the-art flagship distribution centre in Mihan, Nagpur is enabled with machinery that increases the capacity of the DC to handle up to 1 million pieces of merchandize a day at nearly 99.99% accuracy.
The company recently launched High Speed Cross Belt Sortation technique developed by Beumer Group headquartered in Germany. This sortation technique picks the merchandize and sorts and matches them into boxes for specific stores before dispatching it to the stores with an accuracy that is far higher than any manual process and that too in a significantly lower time. The mechanism provides 3x higher throughput than the pre-existing Put-to-Light system. Cross Belt Sorter is an ideal solution that carefully directs all types of articles like apparels, toys, utensils, luggage, footwear etc. to the right destination, regardless of size, shape or surface structure.
Speaking about using the latest technology Mr. Mayur Toshniwal, Managing Director, FSC says, “We are always in search of ways and methods that can improve our business model which is why our distribution centers across the country are thoughtfully designed in a manner that reduces cost, time and increases efficiency. The center in Mihan is an example of how we would like to modernise the logistics business in India.”
FSC’s offerings cover three key areas, Contract Logistics which includes warehousing, distribution and other value-added services, Express Logistics which is point-to-point, time-definite transportation services; and Temperature-Controlled Logistics i.e. cold-chain warehousing and transportation solutions.
About Future Supply Chains
FSC is India’s first fully integrated and IT enabled end-to-end ‘INDIAN 3PL’ and supply chain service provider with capabilities in handling modern Warehousing and Distribution, Express Logistics and Cold Chain logistics.
Set up in 2007, our sole objective has been to create modern supply chain network with global best practices in infrastructure, technology and automation, systems, processes, people and knowhow; adapted and customized for India. Our GST ready logistics parks and pan India network of state-of-the-art distribution centers, integrated with modern transportation hubs and branches enable our customers to achieve high fill-rates and scale-up during peak seasons. This network is further augmented by industry leading technology and automation to provide visibility across the complete supply chain.
FSC has wide span of network with 120 branches all over India and 46 State of the Art warehouses, including 6 Logistic parks covering approximately 6 million sq.ft. area. Some of the major warehousing locations include Mihan (Nagpur), Kulana (Delhi), Bhiwandi (Maharashtra), Barasat (West Bengal), Mehsana (Gujarat), Whitefield and Nelamangala (Bangalore); and Red Hills(Chennai).
We cater to the major players in Food & Beverages, Automobile, FMCG, Lifestyle, Consumer Durables, Healthcare, General Merchandise and E-commerce with tailor-made solutions unique to each of them.
Web Werks – an Affordable Solution for Web Hosting and VPS Needs
Web Werks, the leading uptime institute certified data center provider in India and United States offer the most pocket-friendly prices for web hosting and VPS needs. In this digital era, Web Werks absolutely understands the need to be present on digital platforms. To support their customers in India and globally they offer best prices compare to other hosting providers.
“As being in this industry for 20+ years we understand the industry quite well. We know what will be the future growth and which solution fits which industry type. This is the reason of us been more affordable in the web hosting industry,” Nikhil Rathi, CEO, Web Werks.
Further, he said, “By offering Rs. 1625 a month, VPS web hosting to the budget-conscious consumer, we have captured popularity with startups, freelancers, bloggers, first-time business owners and small business. Our affordable rates give even students or senior citizens the ability to start their own blog or website and establish their first-time Internet presence.”
Web Werks hosting services excel in terms of quality and functionality of the products and services that make people count on it. What makes Web Werks so highly reliable and leading data center services provider in the market is the support from the clienteles that inspires to perform confidently and exceptionally in the field.
About Web Werks:
Established in 1996, Web Werks is an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 20000 – 1 and Uptime Institute Certified Cloud Data Center Service Provider in India. Web Werks has been awarded with ‘the best web hosting award 2017’, ‘Retailer Of The Year For Best Cloud Data Centers And Internet Exchange’, ‘Great Indian Workplace Award (GIWA) 2017’ and many more.
Web Werks focuses on quality-driven self-managed and fully managed hosting services that include cloud solutions, dedicated servers and VPS hosting services on linux and windows operating platforms. They also deliver disaster recovery services, Innovative Rapid Cloud backup technologies, work area recovery services, CDN services, etc.
They have collaborated with more than 1000+ organizations globally that include Fortune 500 companies across various business verticals. This also includes Government sectors as well, such as Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation, Nabard, NPCI etc.
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Go Digital With Newgen at Urban Cooperative Banks & Credit Societies Summit in Kodaikanal
Newgen Software Technologies Limited, a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Customer Communication Management (CCM) and Case Management solutions, will be participating in the seminar on ‘Digital Banking & Challenges before Urban Cooperative Banks & Credit Societies’ being held in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, on August 27th and August 28th, 2017.
Newgen experts shared their insights on the topic ‘Technology is the key enabler to help cooperative banks stay ahead’ on day 1. Visit Newgen at #Booth 7 to reinvent their workplace by connecting system processes, people and things in innovative ways to create an engaging and responsive enterprise.
The financial industry is challenging and is very dynamic in nature. Newgen banking solutions built on BPM framework helps banks to create a blueprint of their action plan that transforms their banks to become more customer-centric.
Speaking on the occasion, MD and CEO, Diwakar Nigam, Newgen Software said, “We continuously strive to drive innovation across all our products. We aim to facilitate organizations to drive enterprise-wide digital transformation with our proven platforms. With our solutions leveraging BPM capabilities, we enable businesses to accelerate their revenue growth, enhance customer experience and engagement, improve business agility and ensure continuous process improvement.”
Newgen has been providing software solutions to the banking and financial industry and helping them to make the business processes faster in responding to any change and empowering the employees with anytime-anywhere access to resources for better service delivery.
The summit, focussed on Urban Cooperative Banks and Credit Societies will spill the beans on how to implement the improvements in the banking sector and present the crucial role of Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs). The proposed summit will discuss and innovate the new solution to accelerate the growth of the UCBs and society under the digital economy.
About Newgen Software Technologies Limited
Newgen Software Technologies Limited is a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Content management (ECM), Customer Communication Management (CCM) and Case Management solutions with a global footprint of 1,300+ installations in over 61 countries. Newgen is accredited with large, mission-critical solutions deployed at the world’s leading banks, insurance firms, BPOs, healthcare organizations, government, telecom companies and shared service centres.
For more details, please visit: http://www.newgensoft.com
UAE Exchange India Grabs ASSOCHAM Services Excellence Award 2017
UAE Exchange India, Travel and Tours services received the prestigious ASSOCHAM Services Excellence Award 2017 in the Tourism and Hospitality category. Mr. Rohit Kumar, Regional Head Wholesale and Ms. Rose Beck, Head IATA Delhi jointly received the award from Dr. Udit Raj, Hon’ble Member of Parliament on behalf of UAE Exchange India.
Mr. Ashis Nundy, Managing Committee Member, ASSOCHAM & Director, DayCo India, Mr. D S Rawat, Secretary General, ASSOCHAM were the other dignitaries present in the function held at Hotel The Park, New Delhi.
Ever since inception, UAE Exchange India maintains tourist service as the core business with consistent increase in the cliental base, serving more than million customers across the globe. It was in the year 2001, UAE Exchange Travel took its fledgling moves at Kochi in India. Reaching the height of one of the most dynamic organization, the company actively involved in providing optimized travel solutions with industry analysis to run the race with generations of all decades.
About UAE Exchange
UAE Exchange India is one of the pioneers of financial services, connecting people with the finest of quality, having an extensive reach of 376 branches serving a population of 1.25 million people under the proficient support of 3375 employees. The company has been instrumental in providing cost-effective service in Foreign Exchange, Outward Remittance, Money Transfer, Air Ticketing & Tours, Loans, Insurance and Share Trading. UAE Exchange Mobile App – ‘Xpay Cash Wallet‘ provides seamless options for customers ranging from Instant Money transfer, Mobile/DTH Recharge, Gifting Services etc. ensuring safe and secure digital/mobile payment platform.
Vistaar Finance Forays Into Manufacturing Segment With Anchor Based Bill Discounting
Vistaar Finance, the Bengaluru-based NBFC with specialisation in the MSME segment, has launched a new product to serve the small vendors of mid-level manufacturing companies in the industrial towns of Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad and NCR. In alignment with the ‘Make in India‘ efforts of the government, the product aims to provide working capital funding to manufacturers and their vendors in competitive pricing and faster turnaround time.
Within three months of the launch of the product, the company has been able to create a healthy portfolio of INR 20 Crore in the product spread across different sectors like food, electrical components, and OEMs. The product has been well received by the vendors and the anchors alike.
Vistaar has also tied up with India’s largest e-commerce platform in the B2B Segment, mjunction (http://www.mjunction.in) in order to serve its small purchasers on the e-auction platform. The partnership is designed to augment the services of mjunction to its customers and also provide a healthy mix of portfolio for Vistaar in the MSME segment.
About Vistaar Finance
Vistaar Financial Services Pvt Ltd is a Bengaluru-based NBFC serving the financial needs of small businesses in rural and semi-urban areas with more than 200 branches and a loan book of INR 1150 Crore. The NBFC was started in the year 2010 with promoters Mr. Brahmanand Hegde and Mr. Ramakrishna Nishtala. The NBFC has significantly contributed in creating a credit portfolio in the segments which have been underserved by the traditional financial institutions.
For more on Vistaar, visit http://www.vistaarfinance.com
ScrumStart Nominated for ‘Innovator of the Year’ Award, at The Warehouse Group Awards 2017
ScrumStart, a venture of SRKay Consulting Group, today announced its nomination for the Innovator of the Year Award 2017 by leading New Zealand retailer, The Warehouse Group, during its annual Awards 2017.
ScrumStart is one of four companies, including Google, which was nominated for the award. The companies have been shortlisted for these awards based on the work they have done for The Warehouse Group in the field of technology innovation.
“We are happy on being nominated as one of the top four innovative global companies, and we appreciate it,” Kesavan Srinivasan, Chief Technology Officer, of SRKay Consulting Group, commented on the development. He further added, “The ScrumStart family has worked really hard, and we look forward to doing more innovations in the future, and I am sure that this nomination will spur us to grow further.”
ScrumStart is focused on helping overseas clients set up their IT/ITeS centers in India. Backed by a billion-dollar business house, ScrumStart is run by experts who have been involved in setting up and running the most successful captives in India. The innovative Virtual Captive solution offered by ScrumStart combines the advantages of both models of outsourcing: traditional outsourcing and company owned captives. The end-to-end solution proves to be highly effective, as it reduces the need for upfront capital expenditures, cuts down the learning curve in implementing the best practices and ensures quick ROI for the client.
For more information, visit: http://www.scrumstart.net/.
Head of Digital Marketing
SRKay Consulting Group
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Bharat Book Bureau Announces Global Media and Entertainment Industry – Detailed Industry Report
Bharat Book Bureau has announced the addition of the report ‘Global Media & Entertainment Industry‘ to its offering.
‘Global Media & Entertainment Industry Report’ covers a detailed research on the industry. The report provides key information and detailed study relating to the current scenario and advancements in the global media industry, growth in the Indian market, etc. The report examines the industry drivers and barriers, six forces of competition, Industry surveys, SWOT Analysis and future outlook
– Provides detailed information on the Industry, forecast and its growth trends
– Detail analysis of Growth Drivers and Business Barriers faced by the Industry
– Detailed explanation of the Six forces of Competition
– Major players and overview of a leading player in Industry
– Detailed SWOT Analysis
– Scenario in the Indian Market
– Future Prospects of Industry in India
Reasons to buy
– Understand the rapidly growing Industry
– Adjust your marketing strategies based on changing market conditions
– Show your clients the present state of the market with detailed bar charts
– Obtain up to date industry information
About Bharat Book Bureau
Bharat Book Bureau established in 1989 is the leading market research information aggregator that provides market research reports, industry analysis, company profiles, business reports, Country Reports, newsletters and online databases. Bharat Book Bureau provides over a million reports from more than 400 publishers around the globe.
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IWS Events and Entertainment Presented ‘The Indian Wedding Show 2017 – Season 2’
The Largest Exquisite Wedding Exposition Took Place in New Delhi on 19th-20th August 2017at JLN Stadium, New Delhi
IWS Events and Entertainment presented ‘The Indian Wedding Show – Season 2’, the biggest wedding exhibition on a Pan Asian level that took place in the capital on the 19th and 20th of August 2017 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. 75 Exhibitor’s categories showcased their services to celebrate dreams, happiness, and love-all that are needed for the perfect knot, bringing behemoth spectrum of categories associated with the big day. It was a grand celebration of everything that signifies a big, fat Indian wedding.
The two-day event gave prospective to-be brides and grooms, a platform to meet premium Indian designers & industry experts and an opportunity to attend the seminars, panel discussions, quirky workshops, and grooming sessions. Not just that, they also discussed their nuptial ideas, trends, bespoke ensembles to plan their dream wedding at the show. The guests personally witnessed the bridal collections of premium designers: Balance by Rohit Bal, Ashima Leena, Anju Modi, along with a new upcoming designer Aastha Wadhwa who launched her new collection through fashion shows, scheduled on both days of the event.
Indian Wedding Show 2017 is at the zenith of the wedding industry, the show, was crafted with the initiative to endorse, strengthen and discover new industry trends and brands along with educating the guests on the current as well as the upcoming variant brands and vendors in the Indian wedding market. It is a grand platform to meet India’s finest couturiers, jewellers, wedding planners, entertainment, makeup artists, holiday planners, and caterers, and witness bespoke invitations, wedding venues, hotels wedding decor, etc.
The theme for The Indian Wedding Show – Season 2 was splendid with myriad colours, personifying the ambience of the exhibition and the Mandala Theme which was characteristic to the entire event. The Indian Wedding Show, Season – 2 brought back the sacred essence of ‘Indian Vedic Weddings’ as they associated with the Art of Living, accentuating its grandeur even more.
There was a lavish food court where visitors relished the finest flavors of the town’s A-list caterers. The event has set a benchmark amongst all other wedding shows held in the country by giving back to the society through an association with Human for Human, an NGO that runs a food bank. The NGO aims to work on different fronts, coordinating with food catering companies to make the best use of the wasted food and directing this to poor and hungry people. Indian Wedding Show – Season 2, aims to bridge the gap between the NGO and the caterers, resorts and prospective wedding hosts that can help in this noble initiative.
Speaking on occasion, the Director of IWS Events and Entertainment, Anuraj Antil said, “Our core objective is to bring the entire wedding industry together and procreate the business of weddings in India, bringing in beaming grandeur in the form of luxurious wedding exposition. The exhibitors got an opportunity to explore a B2B and B2C connect with multiple category vendors and participants that associated with The Indian Wedding Show 2017.”
Adding her comments on the occasion, the CEO of IWS Events and Entertainment, Rashu Rathi, said, “Focusing on the current Indian wedding market and keeping in mind the traditions, ethics, and sentiments of our Indian customers, the show was designed specifically for visitors and guests with a selection of vendors and services that are handpicked to make any wedding a cherished experience.”
The lineup of participants for the Indian Wedding Show – Season 2 (2017) enlisted premium Indian designers in the likes of Anju Modi, Ashima Leena, Balance by Rohit Bal, Ashtha Wadhwa, Sarotojiva, and Lulu & Sky by Kalyani Chawla. The show also had some of the most renowned jewellery brands on board like Jewel Desire, Jaipur Jewels, Kundan Jewels and bespoke jewellery by designer Dolly Oberoi. The Hair and Makeup partner were Looks Salon. Décor of the event was done by Deco Events (By Saumya), other décor participator were Marigold, R2S Signature Weddings with Genie Events as the Signature Wedding Partner. Skin Care was taken care of by Skin Alive, and Fitness First was the fitness partner. The Premium Caterer F&B and Purple Berry were looking after all the catering needs. The Entertainment partners include Peeyush Rajani and Soulful Raga. In the Gifting category, the show had Label Kiss by Archana Vijaya, Casa Pop by Raseel Gujral and Momentz. The bespoke invitation partner was Indicolour. For styling, they have Bienmode. The Vedic Wedding Partner was The Art of Living and the Exclusive Lounge Partner was Indian Wedding Venue. The radio partner was 91.1 FM Radio City. Aiming to associate with top vendors in all categories, the show had NDTV Good times as the lifestyle partner. The Airline partner was, Indigo Airlines, supported by Kerala Tourism and the key presenter was Rajasthan Tourism. With all such impressive associations, one can only expect the best at the Indian Wedding Show – Season 2.
About IWS Events and Entertainment
IWS Events and Entertainment is a multilevel event company with numerous corporate and social events in our books. From the past experiences and outstanding services rendered to our esteemed and prestige clients, the company has executed fashion shows, seminars, wedding events, and planned weddings of notable people of the city. From the concept of planning to execution, the company strives to design and implement a perfect event and to give an unforgettable experience to our clients.
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KAI Group Opens its First KAI Shop in India at Select CITYWALK, New Delhi
KAI Group, a global company headquartered in Japan with a rich heritage and history of commitment to quality and innovation over 800 years, today announced the launch of its first exclusive store, ‘KAI Shop’ in India. The outlet is located at a premium shopping destination – Select CITYWALK in New Delhi.
Spread over 381 sq. ft., KAI shop is a Housewares & Beauty Care shop which predominately offers a diverse range of Japanese products. The portfolio consists of ‘KAI Shun’, ‘KAI Seki Magoroku’ and select 100 products of the company. KAI is also the exclusive distributor for Vita Craft and is introducing their products through this store in the country.
Speaking at the KAI Shop launch, Mr. Koji Endo, CEO & President, KAI Group said, “We are glad to announce the launch of our first ‘KAI Shop’ outlet in India. KAI Group is the only cutlery-related manufacturer developing more than 10,000 products in cooking, grooming, beauty care, and medical fields. With our new range, we have plans to launch five outlets in key metros by 2022 and will increase dealings at general stores in other areas of India, too. We are also aiming to increase our sales more than three times of the present, 300 cr. Japanese yen by 2022.”
Speaking at the inauguration of the store, Mr. Rajesh Pandya, Managing Director, KAI India said,” Quality, brand trust, and price remains paramount while making purchase decisions in India. KAI is well positioned to address these diverse needs with its cutting edge range of products that are high on quality and come with KAI’s industry defining assurance.”
KAI Group is the only cutlery-related manufacturer developing more than 10,000 products in cooking, grooming, beauty care, and medical fields. KAI’s strength lies in manufacturing, R&D, and distribution of its products globally. KAI Group enjoys a strong presence in over 7 international markets across the globe and has manufacturing facilities in over 5 countries including India. The Company is known for delivering top quality products to a large number of customers through its network in the regions of North America, Europe, and Asia.
India is a key market for KAI and sees a lot of growth potential in the country. The company is looking to make an investment of INR 175 crores over the next three years. The company has already established its manufacturing facility in Neemrana, Rajasthan in 2016 aligning itself with the government’s ‘Make in India’ vision. The state of the art facility spread over 30,000 square feet, manufactures all products initially for Northern India and with future plans to expand the production further to cover pan India.
About KAI Group
Established in 1908, KAI Group is a global company with a rich heritage and history of commitment to quality and innovation over 800 years as the home of forging blade. KAI Group is the only cutlery-related manufacturer developing more than 12,000 products in cooking, grooming, beauty care, and medical fields. In 2013, KAI Group completed 105 years in the industry. KAI’s strength lies in manufacturing, R&D, and distribution of its products globally. KAI Group enjoys a strong presence in over 7 international markets across the globe and also has manufacturing setup in over 5 countries including India. The Company is delivering top quality products to a large number of customers through the expansion of its network in the regions of North America, Europe, and Asia.
MYST Becomes the First Project to Comply with RERA in Himachal Pradesh
Keeping in sync with the changing regulatory environment to strengthen the confidence amongst the prospective home buyers, Tata Housing along with its JV partner Impact Projects announced the registration of it project MYST with RERA in Himachal Pradesh. With this MYST becomes the first and only project to be registered with the Himachal Pradesh Real Estate Regulation and Development Rules, which was approved in August to protect the interests of home buyers and enhance transparency in the real estate sector.
Designed by one of the world’s leading experts in sustainable architecture, MYST – an exclusive gated community will create grand living spaces that are invigorating, inspiring, and comforting. Set within a grand, professionally managed estate on a private hilltop, with luxurious amenities, MYST is easily accessible from any metro, making it the new benchmark for Hill living. The project is a two-hour scenic drive from Chandigarh, and well connected by air, road, and rail with all other cities of North India.
Mr. Brotin Banerjee, MD & CEO, Tata Housing, said, “Tata Housing has always been forthcoming by complying with the government’s principles to maintain transparency in the real estate industry. With MYST becoming the first RERA compliant project in Himachal Pradesh, we believe it is bound to strengthen the trust with prospective consumers.”
Mr. Harpal Singh, Chairman, Impact Projects, said, “Impact Projects is proud for its joint association with Tata Housing in Princeton in Himachal Pradesh. Buyers of homes in the MYST project are assured of the best in quality and Princeton being the first to be registered with RERA is one more proof of our commitment to the highest standards of ethics and transparency.”
Each expansive dwelling is designed with an open-plan interior, enjoying stunning panoramic views from the glazed windows, opening to projecting balconies and decks. Every living room, dining room, and master bedroom will have unbridled views of the forested hills. Bright and airy living spaces boast large balconies and extra-large windows to take in the impressive sights. From the deck, settle in with your binoculars to observe the region’s distinctive flora and fauna, as butterflies flutter around the scented forest. The architecture of each villa uses a hybrid vocabulary of contemporary and rustic materials, endemic to the locality. Select residences have double-height green walls in the shower area as well as a gallery. With a fireplace, Jacuzzi and plunge pool, residences provide every luxury possible, yet are deeply entwined with nature. Available floor plans range from double-level 2 bedroom residences to 5 bedroom multi-level villas.
Homes at MYST will be equipped with home-automation provisions along with top-of-the-range features. Nestled in unparalleled natural beauty, these eco-luxury residences will also offer luxury amenities like a multi-level clubhouse, heated infinity pool, guest rooms and a guest lounge, driver’s lounge with overnight facility and concierge services.
About Tata Housing
Tata Housing is a closely held public limited company and a subsidiary of Tata Sons. It is the first corporate to pioneer the concept of real estate development in India. It is widely recognized for quality construction, ethical and transparent business practices and timely delivery of properties. It has a pan-India and international presence with demonstrated capabilities in Construction, Engineering, Commercial / IT parks, Housing and Township development. It is known for international standards of design and green sustainable developments.
About Impact Projects
The Impact Group is a well-diversified business group based in Punjab with interests cutting across a wide cross-section of industries – real estate development, automotive and financial services. Impact Projects Private Ltd. is a member of the Impact Group and is one of the leading real estate development companies in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh and has executed over a dozen successful projects since its establishment in 2001. Impact Projects’ operations span different aspects of real estate development from identification, acquisition, and consolidation of land to research, approvals, planning & designing, sales, marketing and development of projects.
Exit the Ordinary with MINI on Tour. The Iconic MINI Comes to Your City
MINI India has introduced MINI on Tour – an exclusive platform to provide the legendary MINI go-kart experience across 18 cities in India. The MINI on Tour will commence in Jaipur and travel to Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Agra, Lucknow, Kolkata, Indore, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa, Mangalore, Mysore, Kochi, Coimbatore, Salem, Vijayawada and Bhubaneshwar from August to December 2017. MINI on Tour will commence in Jaipur from 24-25 August at Jaipur club at Jacob road, Civil Lines and from 26-27 August at Gaurav Tower, Jaipur.
MINI on Tour is a state-of-the art mobile showroom featuring the brand flagship, the new MINI Clubman on display and offers exclusive chance to experience and test drive the entire MINI range of cars available in India which includes the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door, MINI Convertible, and the MINI Clubman. MINI on Tour will be stationed for four days across two prime locations in each city.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “MINI has established itself as a unique brand with its iconic design, legendary ‘Go-Kart’ feeling combined with cutting edge technology and uncompromising premium quality. We want to continue the MINI success story in India and are delighted to introduce ‘MINI on Tour’. With MINI on Tour we invite you to exit your daily life and add excitement, spontaneity and the extra to the ordinary with the iconic MINI. Discover the MINI range of cars up close and personal and find the MINI best suited for you.”
MINI Sales experts will be available to provide professional advice on specifications, technology and features of the cars and help customers find MINI to match their lifestyle. Customers can also book their favourite MINI on the spot.
MINI has established five authorized dealership in India – Bird Automotive (Delhi NCR), Infinity Cars (Mumbai), Navnit Motors (Bangalore), KUN Exclusive (Chennai) and KUN Exclusive (Hyderabad). Customers can service their MINI at BMW authourised service centres across 23 Cities.
Fixed Deposits, Still a Preferred Debt Instrument Amongst Indian Investors
Bajaj Finance Ltd, India’s leading diversified financial services company has reported a significant growth their deposit in the Q1. Deposit witnessed a rise of 74% to Rs 5,095 crores Q1FY18. The company intends to take this to 20-25% levels in the next 4-5 years. Currently, BFL retail deposit constitutes of around 10% of overall borrowing and in the coming years, this number is expected to rise significantly. The company expects that in the next five years the 20-25% of BFL borrowing is expected to come from the retail deposit.
The Indian Fixed Deposits market is estimated to be Rs. Rs.110,00,000 crore of which the corporates FDs is approximately 50%. Bajaj Finance will continue to leverage its better operational efficiencies to offer Fixed Deposits which are one of the safest investments at one of the best interest rates in the country.
Bajaj Finance offers 7.85% interest rate on FDs and is amongst the leading corporate in the FD segment. The interest rate can go up to 8.10% depending on the customer type. This makes Fixed Deposits investment more lucrative option than keeping one’s money in a savings bank account. One can start a Fixed Deposit with Bajaj Finance with a minimum deposit of Rs. 25,000.
Bajaj Finance has a wide geographic network to help any customer open a Fixed Deposit account in 200+ cities in the country. This means that a customer can easily access any of company branches to open their Fixed Deposits. Bajaj Finance’s Fixed Deposits are available in various tenors from 12 to 60 months according to the customer needs. Additionally, they have the flexibility to close their FD account and start another one for a different duration.
About Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Bajaj Finance Limited, the lending and investment arm of Bajaj Finserv group, is one of the most diversified NBFCs in the Indian market catering to more than 19 million customers across the country. Headquartered in Pune, the company’s product offering includes Consumer Durable Loans, Lifestyle Finance, Digital Product Finance, Personal Loans, Loan against Property, Small Business Loans, Home loans, Credit Cards, Two-wheeler and Three-wheeler Loans, Construction Equipment Loans, Loan against Securities and Rural Finance which includes Gold Loans and Vehicle Refinancing Loans along with Fixed Deposits and Advisory Services. Bajaj Finance Limited prides itself for holding the highest credit rating of FAAA/Stable for any NBFC in the country today.
The Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase II will Link GIFT City and Airport through Sub-lines
How important is high-speed connectivity for evolution of a city into a global business centre? Let us consider Ahmedabad, among the fast growing urban conglomerations in India. The real estate scenario in Ahmedabad has kept pace with the city’s growth, and transport linkages – mostly road transport – have kept the city linked. Close to Ahmedabad is the state capital Gandhinagar, approximately 25 kms away. The past decade has witnessed the open space in between the two is fast being converted into real estate development; the day is not far when it will be difficult to figure out where Ahmedabad ends and Gandhinagar begins. Although there is a railway line that links the two cities, bulk of the daily commute is still powered by buses and other forms of road transport.
From residential to work spaces as also lifestyle spaces like retail, entertainment, academic and medical real estate, Ahmedabad has seen all these segments grow, in sync with the road linkages. The future growth will be driven by mega job creating initiatives like Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City), which is situated between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. The SEZ as also the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) areas are expected to drive growth, and impact Ahmedabad’s real estate, going into the future. Will just road linkages work for the new scenario?
Connectivity is the essence of any urban conglomeration evolving from a business city to a global business centre, and the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project promises to create high-speed transport linkages which will seamlessly connect important locations in Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. These linkages are expected to create an economic upsurge, as a result of the quick connectivity. Recent media reports say the state government of Gujarat has prepared a new master plan for Phase II of the metro, which will link Ahmedabad (Motera) to Gandhinagar (Mahatma Mandir).
The enhanced connectivity that Phase II offers includes important locations like Motera Stadium, Tapovan Circle, GNLU, Infocity, Sachivalaya, Akshardham and Mahatma Mandir. This phase will also connect Ahmedabad Airport and GIFT City in 2 sub-lines. This linkage with the SVP Airport and GIFT City to Ahmedabad. This Metro rail linkage will ensure that the IFSC in GIFT City delivers the advantage it promises to Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar while evolving as a Global Business centre. It is also a positive for our project, Hiranandani Signature, which is the first operational work-space within the IFSC in GIFT City. Hiranandani Signature has recently been awarded the Green Building Certification – Gold Rating, and it represents the Green and Sustainable Development aspects which have been maintained while creating the commercial tower built as per Global Best Practices followed in GIFT City. The Metro Linkage will further enhance Hiranandani Signature’s attractiveness for those looking at leveraging growth prospects in the IFSC, GIFT City.
Not just GIFT City, but, as a result of this connectivity, I foresee commercial real estate leasing and buying activity increasing across the linked areas from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar through the future. GIFT City has the potential to create 500,000 direct and an equal number of indirect jobs which would require 62 million square feet of office and residential space. In line with similar leading Global Financial Centers, GIFT City targets a 6 to 8 per cent share of the financial services potential in India, and we need to understand the importance of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase II linkage in this light.
The success story of Indian Real Estate will be written by projects that combine residential real estate and office spaces. I would add here, the need for high-speed connectivity to drive this growth – which is what the Ahmedabad Metro Railway Project has the potential to do. This aspect also dove-tails perfectly with the mixed-use, integrated townships model which has been created by the Hiranandani Group, we are ‘on the drawing board’ with a similar project in Ahmedabad.
Real Estate in Ahmedabad – Gandhinagar will be constructed using global best practices, work spaces will provide global features – which will make areas linked by the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project preferred locations for the future-ready Indian corporate entity looking to set up operations in Ahmedabad. The future real estate success story in Ahmedabad will be about high-sped connectivity coupled with linkages to important locations like GIFT City and the SVP Airport. This will ensure global standards, along with that infrastructure which enhances lifestyles — and thanks to the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project, the dream will come true: Ahmedabad’s real estate will offer best options with global standards, making it a Global Business Centre.
Dr Niranjan Hiranandani is Founder & MD, Hiranandani Group. His recent initiative is Hiranandani Communities. He is the Founder and First President (Maharashtra), National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), which works under the aegis of Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India.
Uflex Unveils its Revolutionary Aseptic Filling Machine – ASEPTO Smart 78 at PackEx India 2017
Flexible packaging major, Uflex, showcased its latest state-of-the-art aseptic filling machine – ASEPTO Smart 78 at PackEx India 2017, Pragati Maidan from 21st to 23rd August 2017. ASEPTO Smart 78 is the first of its kind Aseptic Packaging machine to be introduced by UFLEX – the leading packaging and printing player in the country. This is a pivotal step by Uflex in enabling the Hon’ble PM’s Make-in-India vision.
As a part of expansion strategy, Uflex has forayed into the aseptic packaging solution under the brand name – ASEPTO. Featuring a six layered packaging innovation, ASEPTO is made of paperboard, aluminium, and poly-ethylene to keep the products’ freshness and nutritional value preserved along with the increased shelf life.
Uflex manufactures the packaging solution through ASEPTO Smart 78 – the advanced machine which has a capacity of 7,800 packages per hour for pack sizes ranging from 100 ml, 125 ml, 160 ml and 200 ml slim packs. The machine comes with special tools for operation and maintenance of the machine. It has several other features such as advanced integration with PLC, less electronic parts, operational friendly and has the highest speed limits than any in its category.
Mr. Ashwani Kumar Sharma, President & CEO, New Business Initiative, Uflex, Ltd., “We are proud to showcase, the most innovative and efficient Indian technology in the aseptic liquid packaging space. Brand ASEPTO, is the first locally manufactured product that has been developed keeping in mind the evolving needs of our customers promising – Preservation, Protection, and Promotion of products. Liquid packaging market today is growing @17-18% per annum and, is expected to double up in the next five years. The machine has been designed to cater to address this growing demand and further encourage the consumption of products that not only are fresh but, also are convenient and have an optimal shelf life.”
PackEx India 2017 along with its concurrent trade fair ANUTEC-International FoodTec India is aimed at creating the perfect synergy as one stop market place not only for the Food & Drink industry but also for the Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Cosmetic and allied industries.
UFLEX Ltd. is the first Indian Manufacturers of Aseptic Liquid Carton Packaging in India offering user convenience, easy opening and optimal shelf life packaging for Juice, Dairy and Alcoholic Beverages.
A reliable manufacturer from the house of Uflex, backed by 30years of experience in the business of Flexible Packaging. Uflex enjoys a global reach with unhindered speed making it truly multinational, Headquartered in Noida, it has state-of the-art manufacturing facilities in India, UAE, Mexico, Poland, Egypt and USA and spanning over 140 countries since 1983.
Uflex manufacturing facilities enjoy ISO 9001, ISO 14001, HACCP & BRC accreditations and its products are approved by FDA and BGA. It is also a part of the D&B Global Database and winner of various prestigious national and international awards. Uflex has been awarded with FPA and AIMCAL Awards along with the ‘World’s Greatest Brand Asia and GCC 2015, CII Industrial Innovation Award 2015 and the Seal of Gold for Product Excellence by the World Consulting & Research Corporation International.
NIIT Named Innovation Award Winner at Future Learning 2020 Summit; Announces Partnership with EdCast
NIIT Limited, a leading provider of managed training services, announced that it will receive an Innovation Award at the Future Learning 2020 Summit in Santa Clara, CA later today. NIIT also announces that it has formed a strategic relationship with EdCast, the award-winning, AI-powered Knowledge Cloud provider with customers that include GE, HPE, Dell EMC, and Accenture.
NIIT is proud to be recognized as an industry leader in innovation, joining other recipients that include Walmart, McDonald’s, Shire, Sprint, SDG Academy, UPenn and others. The Innovation Awards gala at this year’s Future Learning 2020 Summit will honor the most well-respected individuals and businesses making impactful changes within the corporate learning industry. Award winners were selected based on the innovative use of personalized learning and knowledge-sharing technologies at their respective organizations.
NIIT is also pleased to announce its partnership with EdCast. The two companies will collaborate in the areas of corporate training and consulting, learning management and administration, and content management and creation for businesses around the world.
“We are thrilled at being recognized for our groundbreaking learning management efforts in receiving an Innovation Award at the 3rd Annual Future Learning 2020 Summit,” said Sailesh Lalla, Executive Vice President, Business Development at NIIT. “We are also looking forward to our collaboration with EdCast, allowing us to provide industry-leading AI-powered learning management solutions that are completely mobile-accessible for our enterprise customers.”
“We are honored to welcome to our Summit and Innovations Awards gala so many visionary leaders and world-class organizations for their achievement in learning innovation, including NIIT,” said Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO of EdCast. “We are even more proud to add NIIT as another key learning management and training consulting partner of ours, enhancing EdCast’s learning and content discovery capabilities around the world.”
The Future Learning 2020 Summit began yesterday, August 23, and continues through tonight, August 24, with the Innovation Awards gala taking place on the evening of August 24. More information about the Summit can be found here: https://www.edcast.com/corp/summit2017/.
NIIT is a leading Skills and Talent Development Corporation that is building a manpower pool for global industry requirements. The company, which was set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, today ranks among the world’s leading training companies owing to its vast and comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint across 40 nations, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe – Corporate Learning Group, Skills & Careers Group and MindChampion Learning Systems Limited.
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The Skills & Careers Group (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Digital Transformation, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT. As NIIT’s wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative – MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), provides futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprising, interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School – an Education Resource Planning software. The Training.com learning platform is an NIIT initiative for advanced career programs, which are delivered live by industry experts in an immersive and interactive online mode, combining instructor-led classrooms with the convenience of accessing the training sessions from anywhere.
As the Most Trusted Training Brand in India for 5th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2017), NIIT’s learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past nine consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top Training Company’ award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT has also been featured as the ‘Most Respected Education Company’- 2016 by leading financial magazine, Business World. NIIT.tv – a disruptive innovation by NIIT, won the prestigious award for ‘Educational Technology, at the Indo-American Education Summit 2016.
EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations to solve the discovery, curation and recommendation problems of content fragmentation across external, internal, and tacit knowledge sources. EdCast’s solutions include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP), SalesU sales enablement suite, and GuideMe’s multi-language in-app content authoring tools, which are now being used by visionary companies that include GE, HPE, Dell EMC and Accenture among others.
Admiral Technologies Recognized as One of the Great Mid-Size Workplaces to Work for in India, 2017
Great Place To Work® Institute has selected Admiral Technologies as one of India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces for 2017. The study was conducted by Great Place To Work® Institute, in association with MINT, by HT Media and covered 600 organizations spanning over 20 industries.Admiral Technologies is ranked 26th on the list.
Great Place To Work® Institute measures the level of employee trust in organizations by –
- TrustIndex©, GPTW’s globally accepted employee survey instrument which measures employees’ experiences, by seeking anonymous feedback from them and
- Culture Audit©, a GPTW tool for evaluation of people practices in organizations, encompassing the complete life-cycles of employees
People who like what they do, do it better! This is our philosophy, and it runs throughout the whole of the Admiral Group. According to the Great Place to Work Institute, this has helped us to become one of the best employers in both the UK and Europe. We have four pillars that uphold the working culture of Admiral – communication, equality, reward and recognition and fun. It’s all about creating the right environment for people to let them freely do what they like to do, and then watch them do it better!
Furthermore, besides being treated equally, all teams are encouraged to have open and honest communication, share their ideas, opinions, and questions without concern via tools/platforms such as Admiral TV, newsletters, surveys and town halls. The company runs some very unique employee benefits through its Ministry of Fun and Ministry of Health initiatives such as fun budget for every employee, free fruits every day, gym passes, buy a book scheme, mandatory holiday leaves, gratuity, mediclaim, international opportunities, and probably one of the most unique and rewarding policy, our shares scheme. Every employee gets free shares irrespective of role/designation and therefore everyone is a shareholder in the company right from the day they join the organization.
Gaurav Kumar, Country Head, Admiral Technologies said, “We’re delighted to be recognized by Great Place to Work Institute the second year in a row! It’s an even special achievement considering this is the first year GPTW comes up with Mid-Size organizations list in India. Keeping our employees constantly excited and engaged is one of the major reasons behind our success. Assessments like these help us benchmark ourselves better and allows us to review our people practices. Our heartfelt thanks to all our amazing employees who participated in the survey which led us to be recognized with some pretty amazing organizations as a great place to work! We’d also like to congratulate other companies who’ve been recognized through this initiative.”
About Admiral Group plc
Admiral Group plc is one of the most trusted car insurance and price comparison companies of UK, operating in most parts of Europe and United States. The company is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales and is over two decades old. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is also a part of the FTSE 100 Index.
To find out more about Admiral Group click here https://www.admiralgroup.co.uk/
About Admiral Technologies
Admiral Technologies is the technology support wing of Admiral Group plc and is a 100% owned subsidiary of Inspop.com Limited, UK. The company started its operations from India on 16th January 2009. It is now in turbo mode to meet the growing demands of the group companies.
To find out more about Admiral Group click here http://www.admiraltechnologies.in
WNS (Holdings) Limited Announces Details of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, today announced that the annual general meeting of its shareholders will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, beginning at 11:00 am (Jersey time), at 22 Grenville, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8PX, Channel Islands.
The Company’s annual report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended March 31, 2017, containing its annual consolidated financial statements for the financial year ended March 31, 2017 and the auditors’ report thereon, was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 29, 2017. The Company distributed the notice of annual general meeting, proxy statement and form of proxy on or about August 23, 2017.
The Annual Report, notice of the annual general meeting, proxy statement, form of proxy and ADR voting card are available on the investor relations page of the Company’s corporate website, www.wns.com. Shareholders may also obtain a copy of the Annual Report, notice of the annual general meeting, proxy statement, form of proxy and ADR voting card, free of charge, by sending a written request to the Company Secretary, Mourant Ozannes Corporate Services (Jersey) Limited, of 22 Grenville Street, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8PX, Channel Islands (attention: Charlie Dwyer, telephone: +44 (0)1534 676 000) or Gopi.Krishnan@wns.com, attention: Gopi Krishnan
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 300+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping and Logistics, Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process management services such as finance and accounting, customer interaction services, technology solutions, research and analytics and industry specific back office and front office processes. As of June 30, 2017, WNS had 34,789 professionals across 52 delivery centers worldwide including China, Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit www.wns.com.
Rickshaw Announces the Appointment of Leadership Team
Creative, communication and design agency, Rickshaw, announces the appointment of leadership to its newly formed design cell. Bidisha Roy Chowdhury will head the unit. She is joined by Jaideep Thackery to kick-start its operations. Bidisha will drive the overall growth of the unit in terms of revenue and play a critical role in strategic decision-making process.They will be reporting to Rickshaw’s management- Mahua Hazarika and Suhas Parab.
A graduate from Rachana Sansad Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, Bidisha comes with 11 years of experience with previous stints at Interface communications and Contract advertising, Her portfolio boasts of international exposure at Mojo advertising and design- Dubai. She has worked across sectors and on a wide array of brands like Shoppers Stop, DNA, Asian Paints, Navneet, Mont Blanc, DXB Airports, Quest Arabia & The Address group of hotels.
Speaking on her appointment, Bidisha said, “I have had an immersive brand building experience, working on several international luxury brands which I would certainly like to leverage while spearheading the design cell at Rickshaw Design & Communication. Good design is one that is a solution to a problem and which stands the test of time. I have always admired the works of Stefan Sagmeister and Noma Bar. Their thinking is an inspiration. I have always appreciated Rickshaw’s work ethics and being a part of this family is a pleasure. I am looking at a long term and a fulfilling stint at Rickshaw dotted with some exciting work ahead.”
Armed with 8 years of experience in advertising and design, Jaideep has been a part of agencies such as JWT, Contract Advertising and Ogilvy & Mather in Mumbai. Much like Bidisha, Jaideep too followed his experience at home with international exposure while pursuing a course in graphic designing in London. His client list includes names like Nutrine Confectionery, World Gold Council, D’Decor, Shoppers Stop, Asian Paints, Medimix and Senco Jewellery.
Talking about his new stint Thackery said, “I’ve always been passionate about design and art direction. Love for design and hunger to prove myself further got me to Rickshaw Design & Communication. It has been a fantastic experience working on accounts such as Mahindra, High Street Phoenix, Palladium & Future Consumer. I’m looking at working on interesting projects and be instrumental in leveraging brands through effective design solutions.”
Mahua Hazarika, Partner, Rickshaw, stated, “We are thrilled to have Bidisha and Jaideep on board. It’s not easy to find diverse and talented individuals these days. We are very lucky that we could align ourselves right at the start of our design operations because the leadership of this unit is the backbone and I can safely say that our clients are in good hands.”
Rickshaw is a small and furious communication and design agency which combines creative and strategic skills towards brand storytelling and brand building. Since inception in 2010, Rickshaw has charted a consistent year on year growth with current team strength of over 40 people and a diverse client list that boasts of names like Phoenix, Standard Chartered Bank, Viacom18, Mahindra Adventure, Future Lifestyle, Asian Paints, Raymond Home and Faces among others.
Suhas Parab, Founder- Rickshaw, had paid his dues in three large agencies earlier. He was later joined by Mahua Hazarika who has spent considerable amount of time on the client side in marketing teams of liquor and media companies, other than her agency stints. Jointly, they bring a sound understanding of the domain, medium and client’s requirements which makes Rickshaw a formidable entity that works solely on solution oriented approach. Just as how they are called, Rickshaw believes in going places where angels fear to tread. It makes them agile and adaptable while realising their client’s business objectives. The agency puts consumers first and views issues though the consumer lens. They firmly believe in finding the solution first, then the medium and hence call themselves media agnostic. As a part of their offerings, Rickshaw undertakes mandates pertaining to design, advertising, strategy, digital experiences, films and anything else they find interesting.