UNICOM to Host India Analytics Summit & Awards 2016 on 26th & 27th of July 2016, Bengaluru

Summit theme is “Future of Business Intelligence & Analytics” with 14+ presentations, 2 day’s workshop on Data Science with R Studio (28-29 July) & round table discussions

Business Wire India | July 20, 2016
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

UNICOM India’s leading emerging technology conference producer is coming up with National Level Analytics Conference & Awards in Bangalore by name “India Analytics Summit & Awards 2016 for two days – July 26th & 27th, 2016 Powered by HPE and in Association with The Hindu Business Line & ASSOCHAM as Industry Body Partner. Previous iterations of Analytics summit have allowed us to select and bring back only the finest speakers and top scoring classes to make sure that your Analytics Summit is unparalleled. [Read more]



Conference: 26-27 July

Workshop: 28-29 July (Data Science with R Studio )

Venue: Hotel Novotel Bengaluru

The conference day shall feature over 14 high-quality Presentations exploring the depth and breadth of Analytics across all practices, and perspectives. The Summit will be a key meeting place for Professionals and Executives from leading organizations. The discussion in the Summit will be on what are the key challenges to improve your strategy, development, professional-skills and implementation.

This is a great opportunity for Analytics and Big Data Practitioners in India to gain knowledge.

We have following Speakers confirmed:

Ashish Singru, Sr. Director India Analytics Center, eBay

Soumen De, EGM Operational Excellence, GENERAL MOTORS

Maheshwaran Calavai, Director – Analytics and Innovation, Target

Tamal Chowdhury, Senior Director, Oracle

Ramesh Bhashyam, Chief Technical Officer, Teradata R&D Labs

S Anand, Chief Data Scientist, Gramener

Sarabjeet Singh, Data Scientist and Senior Manager Business Analytics, CGI

Ramesh Bhashyam, Chief Technical Officer, Teradata R&D Labs

Ravi Gupta, Presales, HPE

Satyamoy Chatterjee, SVP, Head of Client Solutions, Analyttica

Shankar Arun, Executive Director and General Manager, Chiltern

Srinivas G.R, VP & Head – Business Solutions & Analytics, Brillio

Abhay Sharma, Communication Sector Leader – Cognitive Solutions, IBM

Amit Doshi, Senior Application Engineer, MathWorks India

Robin Jose, Director and Global Head – Data Science and Analytics Innovation, EMC

Dr. Sreerama K Murthy, CEO & Chief Data Scientist, Quadratyx

Abhishek Narain, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

Suman Mandal, Vice President Data & Analytics Solutions, AsiaPac, ME & Africa, Polaris Financial Technology Limited

Award Jury:




About the Awards:

India Analytics Awards will recognise companies and practitioners who have achieved landmarks to deliver business outcomes using Analytics. Executives and teams leading Analytics at these companies will be recognized among their peers at the Awards ceremony to be held on 26th July 2016.

Individual Categories:

Analytics Leader of the Year 2016
Analytics Champion of the year 2016 (via Analytics Olympiad)
Lifetime Achievement in Analytics (Honorary)

Corporate Categories:

Best Project of the year involving Analytics
Best Community of the Year
Best Analytics Tool of the Year

Click here for more details on India Analytics Awards.

To register for conference: Click here



Established in 2010, UNICOM is a B2B2C platform for industry, specialising in the areas of Business, IT and Finance.

The company’s products include conferences, contests, webinars, public and in-house training courses (including certified training) and networking events.

What we do

We are a team of professionals with passion and integrity, backed by years of research experience cognizant of our social responsibilities. We make best use of our resources and manage our diversities.

We create value in growing market of knowledge based services in Agile, Project Management, Process Improvement and Performance Management. We address evolving market requirements by overcoming competitions through co-operation.

Our core areas of specialisation include:

Analytics And Big Data
Business Excellence
UX UI Design
IT Risk And Security
Software Testing
Sales And Marketing
Emerging Technology
Computer Wireless And Network
HR Summits
Finance Summits
Programming Day

UNICOM’s events take place in UK, mainland Europe and Asia. The company also has an office in Bangalore, India.

Unicom has recently signed a MoU with ASSOCHAM to conduct conferences on various industry sectors in India & Abroad.

Ameyo on Boards Schneider Electric’s Ramesh Srinivasan as President Business Development

Newsvoir | July 18, 2016
New Delhi, Delhi, India

Ramesh has worked at Schneider Electric as Global Director of Sales – software in his previous assignment.
He will be taking care of International sales, Pre-sales, Inside sales and Marketing functions at Ameyo.

Ameyo, largest Indian contact centre technology provider; announced the appointment of Ramesh Srinivasan as its President. In this new role, Ramesh will be heading the International sales, Pre-sales, Inside sales and Marketing functions, bringing in a new synergy for growth.

The new addition in the leadership team is aimed towards meeting the needs of the growing workforce and expanding customer demand for Ameyo’s leading engagement platform. Ramesh will report to the CEO and his focus will be on gaining deeper customer insights, strategic business management, and thereby, creating successful sales models and teams to achieve high level of sales efficiency.

Prior to joining Ameyo, Ramesh was the Global Director for Product Sales at Schneider-Electric software, where he headed the BPM business. In his previous assignments spanning well over 20 years in companies like Microsoft, Verizon, and Tyco – Ramesh has successfully handled a diverse range of functions across industries. He has always been instrumental in architecting revenue generating sales and marketing programs. Moreover, Ramesh has excelled as a great leader with quantifiable results in building new business, improving gross profit, sustaining market share growth, and delivering increased customer satisfaction. Ramesh holds a degree in Engineering from Bangalore University.

Speaking on the occasion, Bishal Lachhiramka, CEO, Ameyo said, “We welcome Mr. Ramesh Srinivasan with all pleasure and gratitude as our new president of business development. We are excited to have his insights and initiatives on developing new and innovative programs for our customers. Ramesh is now a critical member of our leadership team and I am confident that he will play a vital role in enabling the team at Ameyo to fulfill our long-term mission of transforming the contact centre space in India.”

Speaking on the new role, Ramesh Srinivasan, President, Business Development, Ameyo said, “Ameyo’s solutions are transformative and need of the hour. I am very excited to be a part of this journey which is being built for today’s discerning customers on cutting edge technology, helping our buyers’ future proof their investment. Ameyo has attracted a diversified team of skilled individuals who are highly motivated and share the brand’s core values. I intend to apply all my efforts towards building a positive ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to ‘think outside the box’ because these vital skills will yield innovative outcomes.”

About Ameyo
Ameyo is the market leader in Omnichannel Customer Experience (CX) and Contact Centre Technology in cloud and on-premise, helping brands of all sizes make exemplary customer experience. The Ameyo Customer Experience Platform powers optimal customer journeys consistently across all touchpoints, channels and interactions to nurture customer retention and advocacy. Ameyo is trusted by over 1,600 customers across 60 countries orchestrating more than 1 billion interactions each day. Ameyo’s last series A funding was closed at $5 million led by Indian private equity fund manager Forum Synergies.

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Audi Mumbai West Launches the Pinnacle of Audi Performance – Audi R8 V10 Plus in Mumbai

Newsvoir | July 18, 2016
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

From the race track to the road : 50 percent of the components of the new Audi R8 are from the Audi R8 LMS
Powerful 5.2 FSI quattroengine with 610 hp @ 6500 NM of torque
Excellent driving performance: 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds with top speed of 330 km/h
The next generation Audi R8 V10 Plus starts from INR 2,55,00,000 crores ex-showroom Maharashtra

Audi Mumbai West today set the pulses racing in Mumbai as it launched the most powerful and fastest production Audi ever built – the next generation Audi R8 V10 Plus at the Audi Mumbai West showroom. Naturally – aspirated 5.2 FSI quattro®V10 mid-engine with up to 610 hp (449 kW) of power responds instantly to throttle and propels the car from 0 to 100 in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 330 km/h. Much lighter than its predecessor, the next generation Audi R8 V10 Plus is priced at INR 2,55,00,000 crores ex-showroom Maharashtra.

L-R Mr. Gautam Modi Dealer Principal, Krishiv Motors Pvt. Ltd. (Audi Mumbai West and Audi Thane) and racing star Mr. Aditya Patel
L-R Mr. Gautam Modi Dealer Principal, Krishiv Motors Pvt. Ltd. (Audi Mumbai West and Audi Thane) and racing star Mr. Aditya Patel

“The previous model was already the sporty vanguard of the brand – and this applies to the second generation Audi R8 even more. The newly conceptualized high-performance sports car has been made even tauter and stronger, both on and off the race track. Embodied in its DNA is the know-how acquired in the numerous car racing successes that Audi has achieved over the years. In fact, 50 percent of the components of the new Audi R8 are from the Audi R8 LMS. With this next generation Audi R8 V10 Plus coming in, we are now unleashing the perfect poster boy for contemporary panache, outstanding performance and daily usability,” said Mr. Joe King, Head, Audi India.

L-R Mr. Joe King Head, Audi India with Mr. Gautam Modi, Dealer Principal, Krishiv Motors Pvt. Ltd. (Audi Mumbai West and Audi Thane)
L-R Mr. Joe King Head, Audi India with Mr. Gautam Modi, Dealer Principal, Krishiv Motors Pvt. Ltd. (Audi Mumbai West and Audi Thane)

Speaking on the occasion of the launch of the new Audi R8 V10 Plus at Audi Mumbai West, Mr. Gautam Modi, Dealer Principal, Krishiv Motors Pvt. Ltd. (Audi Mumbai West and Audi Thane) said, “We’re excited to extend our association with the Audi brand through our second dealership in Maharashtra within six months. With the launch of the new Audi R8 V10 Plus, we’re reiterating our commitment to deliver and delight the brand’s discerning customers by offering an extraordinary experience at par with Audi’s international dealership standards.”

Audi Mumbai West is now being managed by Krishiv Motors Pvt. Ltd., a renowned name in the business of automotive trade. This is their second Audi facility after Audi Thane. Spread over a total area of 12,000 sq. ft, the Audi Mumbai West showroom has a honeycomb aluminum façade on the exterior. With a display area that can accommodate 12 Audi cars, the showroom will display the entire model range of Audi cars available in India. Audi Mumbai West will also house an Audi shop, where customers can have a range of accessories fitted in their Audi and also purchase a variety of Audi branded merchandise.

About Audi Group
The Audi Group, with its brands Audi, Ducati and Lamborghini, is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the premium segment. It is present in more than 100 markets worldwide and produces at 16 locations in twelve countries. In the second half of 2016, the production of the Audi Q5 will start in San José Chiapa (Mexico). 100‑percent subsidiaries of AUDI AG include quattro GmbH (Neckarsulm), Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy) and Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. (Bologna, Italy).

In 2015, the Audi Group delivered to customers approximately 1.8 million automobiles of the Audi brand, 3,245 sports cars of the Lamborghini brand and about 54,800 motorcycles of the Ducati brand. In the 2015 financial year, AUDI AG achieved total revenue of €58.4 billion and an operating profit of €4.8 billion. At present, approximately 85,000 people work for the company all over the world, about 60,000 of them in Germany. Audi focuses on new products and sustainable technologies for the future of mobility.

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Company: Crux Creative Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Monday 18th July 2016


Crux Center for Security Research, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, hosted BFSI Physical Security Summit on 12th July at Hotel Sofitel, Mumbai.

Crux Center for Security Research through this constructive and productive initiative aimed at bringing the leaders across the BFSI Sector together anddiscuss and deliberate onissues related to physical security of ATMs, cash vans, data centers, and banks.

The summit facilitatedsharing of in-depth insights on a variety of security policies, regulations and concerns, with a sight at the future of the security distinctively designed for the BFSI Market.

The summit was attended by delegates including the Chief Security heads and security managers of various Banks and financial organizations. Notable keynote speakers and panelists comprised renowned names from the industry like Shri KP Raghuvanshi, IPS (Retd.), Security Advisor, Central Security Cell, RBI. Ms Shelly Bhasin, Chief Knowledge Officer, Crux Center for Security Research and Events, Mr. Ajit Kulkarni, Associate Director – Security, IDFC Bank Limited, Mr. DilipPanjwani, AVP & Head – Information Security Services and ATM Management, DBS Bank, Mr. Sunil DuttAnthwal, AVP – Security, Axis Bank, Capt. Rakesh Patney, AGM & CSO, Security Department, Bank of India, Col. NisheethSinghal (Retd.),Chief SecurityOfficer, Dena Bank, Mr. ManojAjgaonkar, Practice Head for Business Continuity Management, MitKatAdvisory Services, Capt.Suraj Shankhpal, ED, Goldman Sachs, Maj. VishwasKoranne, Deputy Vice President & Head of Security, IndusInd Bank Ltd.Mr. ShekharNalawade, Head of Security, Deutsche Bank, Mr. Avinash W. Kadam, Cyber Security Mentor and Former Vice President, ISACA International Board, Lt. Col. Sandeep Dahiya, GM-Security, First Source.

“Criminals also have SOP’s same as security personals”Shri KP Raghuvanshi, IPS (Retd.), Security Advisor, Central Security Cell, RBIstated during his inaugural address and also highlighted how vital is the presence of armed guards on the Physical Security front.

Ms. Shelly Bhasin, Chief Knowledge Officer, Crux Center for Security Research and Events during her welcome address emphasized that physical security for banks needs an equal importance as information and cyber security. She said we need new security guidelines and regulations as per changing security scenario.

Capt. Suraj Shankhpal, ED, Goldman Sachsdetailedthat basic principles of Logical & Physical Security cannot be implemented together.
Col. NisheethSinghal (Retd.), Chief Security Officer, Dena Bank took part in a panel discussion on making ATMs secure & reducing costs. He focused upon the need to integrate State police to get a quick response.

Cap. Rakesh Patney,AGM & CSO, Security Department, Bank of India stated “teaching basics of security as a subject should be introduced.”








Sponsors’ Insight

The BFSI Physical security summit provided a remarkable opportunity to the sponsors to showcase their services and products to a focused audience. Mr. Jasmeet Bhatia, Marketing Leader, Honeywell Security and Fire shared his opinions about Convergence of Intelligent Video Surveillance and Incident Response Solutions to prevent/detect physical crime against ATMs

Mr. Robert Jansson, Manager, Business Development & Sales, Technology neXus AB spoke on Make highest security in physical access control, by using standards also yourStandard.

Mr. Ashish Kundnani, National Sales Manager, Monitoring Services, TYCO discussed about E-Surveillance Solution for BFSI – ATM / Branchesand how their solutions are a benchmark.

Mr. GautamGoradia, MD, Comsur deliberated about situational awareness & Video Blindness and How CCTV auditing can be a game changer.

Overall delegates enthusiasm was at par with their perspective about the subject and intense Q&A
rounds added fuel to the interactive sessions. The Summit was a phenomenal knowledge-sharing platform for public and private sectors banks to discover new technological advancements and solutions to enhance their physical security measures.

About the Organizer:

CRUX CENTRE FOR SECURITY RESEARCH AND EVENTS (CCSRE) is a non- profit, non-partisan charitable organization. The objective of CCSRE is as follows-
To Create Group of non-partisan peoples dedicated to the study and identify challenges and threats likely to affect internal security and critical infrastructure security of India.
To collate, interpret, analyze and generate opinion on issues of national importance.
To create awareness among the common citizens about the various government, police and private sector initiatives which are meant for the betterment of common citizen’s security and safety.

About Co- Organizer:
Crux Creative Solutions is a creative, marketing and a research organization focusing on security issues. We at Crux believe in collaborative research. We believe that the diversity creates a unique opportunity for different people to think through the security/technology problems of a rapidly changing world. Hence, we are developing innovative cross-disciplinary research team on a broad range of subjects including city security, cyber security and smart policing.

Media Contact:
Vani Hembrom
Mobile: 7838597796
Crux Creative Solutions Pvt. Ltd.


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Company: Crux Creative Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Friday, July 15th2016

Mumbai, India

Crux Center for Security Research, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, successfully hosted CYCRON II- MANAGING CYBER SECURITY THREAT ON BANKING & PHYSICAL SECURITY on 13th July at Hotel Sofitel, Mumbai.

Through this forum, Crux Centre for Security Research provided a platform for the industry leaders and stakeholders from BFSI sector to congregate and share their experiences about security challenges they have encountered within their organization.

It was discussed during the event that a successful online attack could cause significant financial, operational and reputational harm to firms, as well as potentially threatening the stability of the financial system. Whilst banks have developed some of the most sophisticated risk mitigation capabilities, the threats are evolving rapidly and often have international dimensions. A genuinely global level strategic approach is needed to overcome these challenges.

This conference placed the BFSI industry at the forefront of a comprehensive, global approach to meeting head on the challenges in managing the cyber risk. It brought together the key decision makers and cyber security experts from banking, insurance, financial and solution providers to develop common views on the extent of the challenge and the actions needed to respond.

The conference was attended by more than 100 delegates. The influential speakers bestowed quite an insight about the topic through their knowledge and experience.





During the Inaugural keynote address, Shri S Ganesh Kumar, Chief General Manager in charge, RBIsaid that first focus of security should be to know your systems well. He said RBI is not only there to make policies, but also to make sure that your money is safe.

Dr. A. S. Ramasastri, Director, Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), said during his Keynote address that if really want to enjoy the benefits of technology, then its high time that we need to learn to become more security conscious to keep our systems secure.

Mr. Patrick Kishore, CEO IDRBT stated that cyber incidents are like Low Intensity Conflicts which are constantly happening.

“1st step to security is awareness not only to your customers but also employees” , Mr. Nabankur Sen, CISO, Bandhan Bank

According to Mr. ManojAjgaonkar, MitKat “Methods & Vulnerabilities are constantly changing but basic SOPs remain same”.

Mr. Amit Ghodekar, VP – Information Security, Motilal Oswal Ltd emphasized how 3rd party apps make end customer device vulnerable.
“Need of dynamic authentication” was the key pointer by Mr. Shivakumar Sriraman,Visa.

Dr. A. S. Ramasastri, Director, IDRBT explained the nuances of Physical & Cyber world during Cycron II

Sponsors Insight:
An insightful brief on Security Solutions Made Simple by Mr. Hitesh Raul, Manager Enterprise-Pre Sales, India & SAARC, Sophos, brought new angle of thoughts.

Mr. Mark Hickman, Winmagic discussed about the details of Intelligent key management solutions with Secure Doc.

Mr. GinnwannTeo, Cyberbit highlighted that how Behavior analysis is the key to cyber security.

The audiences were very interactive and the entire session turned into a great platform for exchange of first hand experiences and quite a lot of awareness about Cyber Security.


About the Organizer:
CRUX CENTRE FOR SECURITY RESEARCH AND EVENTS (CCSRE) is a non- profit, non-partisan charitable organization. The objective of CCSRE is as follows-
To Create Group of non-partisan peoples dedicated to the study and identify challenges and threats likely to affect internal security and critical infrastructure security of India.
To collate, interpret, analyze and generate opinion on issues of national importance.
To create awareness among the common citizens about the various government, police and private sector initiatives which are meant for the betterment of common citizen’s security and safety.

About Co- Organizer:
Crux Creative Solutions is a creative, marketing and a research organization focusing on security issues. We at Crux believe in collaborative research. We believe that the diversity creates a unique opportunity for different people to think through the security/technology problems of a rapidly changing world. Hence, we are developing innovative cross-disciplinary research team on a broad range of subjects including city security, cyber security and smart policing.

Media Contact:
Vani Hembrom
Mobile: 7838597796
Crux Creative Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Global Internet Technology Giant, LeEco Works With Qualcomm – A World Leader in Mobile Processors

BANGALORE and NEW DELHI, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

The smartphone industry is already starting to feel the far-reaching impacts being generated from the work by two leading names in technology, global Internet and ecosystem conglomerate, LeEco and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. In just a few months, LeEco sold an astounding number of its superphones powered by the latest Qualcomm Technologies’ processors.

It’s important to note that even a high-performance processor, placed in a poorly designed smartphone can still deliver a poor user experience. This is where LeEco adds real value for consumers, by creating differentiating user experiences, designing innovative devices and focusing on delivering high performance. By pairing performance enhancing, feature rich Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors with world-class designs and features like CDLA, powerful camera and on-device editing features as well as technology innovation like ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, LeEco has created outstanding superphones in a class of their own.

LeEco’s second generation superphones with their premium specs and high performance are a delight for users who love watching rich content and enjoy multi-tasking. The amount of processing power available under the hood that Snapdragon processors provide makes using a LeEco superphone a truly super smooth experience. Be it listening to music or checking mails, sending messages or downloading an app, LeEco superphone powered by Snapdragon can do it all in a jiffy. Qualcomm Technologies and LeEco’s working together has raised the bar in making smartphone user experiences more powerful, seamless and convenient for the experiences that matter most to consumers like HD audio and video as well as hi-resolution imaging and gaming.

Chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies perfectly complements LeEco’s superphones with two of the world’s most powerful processors – the octa-core Snapdragon 652 and quad-core Snapdragon 820. Powered by these processors, LeEco’s second generation superphones Le 2 and Le Max2 have received an unprecedented positive user response since their recent launch.

We believe this is a win-win relationship. We are grateful to Qualcomm Technologies for giving us the opportunity to realize the true performance and capabilities of Snapdragon processors in our Superphones. This has enabled LeEco to empower our users and provide them the best experience possible. Being an early adopter of Qualcomm Technologies’ powerful processors has certainly helped LeEco leapfrog into the future with its superphones,” said Atul Jain – COO of Smart Electronics Business at LeEco India.

Sunil Lalvani, Vice President and President, Qualcomm India, said, “We have always viewed our Snapdragon processors as an enabler of the smartphone ecosystem, helping people in a myriad of ways. We believe this work with LeEco will have a deep impact on consumers, given LeEco’s core propositions of breakthrough technology and disruptive pricing. Both Snapdragon 820 and 652 were equally matched by the impressive design, features and specifications that LeEco packs into every superphone.”

About LeEco:

LeEco, formerly known as Letv, is a global pioneering Internet and technology company with multiple Internet ecosystems across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs more than 10,000 people and is the world’s first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD. Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.

With ‘Complete Ecosystem, Groundbreaking technologies, and Disruptive Pricing’ as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in a myriad of businesses, spanning from Internet-based Super TV and Superphones, video production and distribution, smart devices or accessories and large-screen applications, to e-commerce and even connected super-electric cars. The company also features one of the world’s largest content libraries, comprising of movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be conveniently viewed on LeEco products, including the Superphones, Super TVs, and in the near future, Le Autos. Breaking the barriers of industries, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices.

Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.
Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Shipping Exchange Becomes India’s ‘Best e-commerce Company in International Logistics’

NEW DELHI, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

Shipping Exchange, global leader in online sea logistics, has been awarded as Best e-commerce Company in International Logistics at National Business & Service Excellence Awards 2016, by Praxis Media and Business Synergy Group.

Shipping Exchange Co Founders Ashutosh Shrivastava & Harmeet Kohli receiving the award for 'Best e-commerce company in International Logistics, 2016'
Shipping Exchange Co Founders Ashutosh Shrivastava & Harmeet Kohli receiving the award for ‘Best e-commerce company in International Logistics, 2016’

Shipping Exchange Becomes India's 'Best E-commerce Company in International Logistics'

The award was received by Co-founders of the company, Ashutosh Shrivastava and Harmeet Kohli, and the event was graced by an elite panel of guests and dignitaries, including Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and Mrs. Priyanka Chaturvedi, noted Columnist and National Spokesperson, Indian National Congress.

Speaking to media, Ashutosh Shrivastava, Co-founder & CEO said, “It’s very encouraging to receive such a prestigious award, all credit to the team. This recognition will add to our credibility among the exporter fraternity who are the biggest beneficiaries of our online marketplace.” When asked about what gives Shipping Exchange edge over the competition, he said, “Working with us is fairly easy and straightforward – the value is evident and there are no frills attached. We feel that this simplicity of our business model is our biggest USP.”

About Shipping Exchange:

Shipping Exchange is an online marketplace for ocean freight and facilitates logistics trade between exporters or importers and shipping lines. The company has a registered customer base of over 7500 shippers and 22 carriers.

With offices in US and India, the company operates globally and gets substantial traffic from Asia, North America and Middle East.

Estia Technologies Announces the Launch of Toolyt Field SFA

BANGALORE, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

A Tool to Automate Complete Field Salesforce

Estia Technologies LLP today announced the launch of their new product Toolyt SFA here in Bangalore. The product caters to all industries having Salesforce, who work from the field and will be available across the globe. Visit to subscribe for a free seven-day demo.

Speaking on the launch of the product, Nizamudheen V, Founder and CEO, Estia Technologies said, “With Toolyt, we are aiming to improve the sales team’s productivity by 60%.”

Other technical features of Toolyt SFA include:

In-depth analysis of field activities

Owing to the nature of a sales job where the scope of tracking activities is limited, one can get an in-depth review of the current scenario using Toolyt, which provides an in-depth analysis of the field performance of a sales team. Starting from attendance to conversions to inventory flow and POS, Toolyt can help review the current performance and take necessary steps to cover the loopholes if any.

Smart check-in without Internet

With one’s phone device acting as a biometric, it is possible to track a sales team with Toolyt and all this is possible without Internet.

Organized reporting and analysis

The reporting and analytical capabilities of Toolyt can help maintain contacts, monitor team levels, consolidate reports, live track sales calls, thereby reducing the tedious follow-ups through e-mails. The performance of individual sales reps, sales territories and specific product lines can be accurately assessed in this manner. This data can well help managers and analysts measure actual sales.

Expense and claim tracking

‘Maximum time on the field and minimum on paperwork’; that’s how a sales team should be trained to perform. But how is that possible with the reports, expense paperwork and many such things? On one hand the team spends time on maintaining bills, collating them to a report and accumulating them for submission and on the other hand they have to scrutinize every expense statement, review bills and match them with their reports to ensure accuracy and accountability.

With Toolyt’s expense tracking and claim approval feature, reporting happens on the go. The executive has to just take a picture of the bills and submit them on a template that the manager can access and approve of.

Customization and personalization

Toolyt can be customized to the needs of any brand and enterprise. Data capture, lead management, order taking, inventory mapping, etc. can now be done with ease and accuracy. To sum it up Toolyt can well be described as the most hassle-free and easy setup that one will ever find in an enterprise solution for sales team automation.

Product/service benefits to the customers:

If increasing the sale success rate, enhancing productivity and creating a winning sales team are what one looks for then an important factor that can support one in doing so is ‘Sales Force Automation’ to further help understand what this is all about, how it can benefit the sales team and which tool, in particular, can help one do this.

Takeaways for salespeople:

– Reduce paperwork/excel sheets and concentrate more on leads/customers

– No more battle with accounts or team heads for expense claims or reporting

– Keep track of all client communications

– Detailed profile view of potential leads/customers (extracted from their social profile)

– Complete task management (one-to-one with manager) and tracking

– Visits schedules, reports and summary

– Expense tracking, claim/approval status on the go

– Sales cycle management and much more

Takeaways for managers:

– Track sales people live

– Sales, product, leads and team forecasting

– No more e-mails/calls to track activity

– Targets for team

– Task assignment and status checking

– Assign leads/customers to team

– Expense approval on the go

– Daily, weekly and monthly team’s performance report and much more

Estia Technologies LLP started building Toolyt in August last year. While the product development is carried out by Estia Technologies, handled the marketing activities for Toolyt.

Joyesh Chakraborty, Marketing Development Head at Eastern Treads; a customer present at the pilot launch said, “We appreciate the Toolyt team’s commitment and support, which has helped us eliminate our tedious paperwork.”

About Toolyt SFA

While Toolyt’s home base is located in Bangalore, India, our team has come together from different parts of the world. The 27 passionate developers, marketers, content writers, customer success teammates and business developers behind Toolyt share a passion for clean code and top-notch digital marketing.

Toolyt SFA has more than just sales cycle management. Toolyt is a business automation tool, a mobility solution which helps in tracking the sales activities of the sales person who is on-field on a real-time basis. Companies can track sales and field operations along with sales personnel’s activities. The solution automates the sales working giving it better and timely visibility along with market reach up to the last mile. It removes the pen and paper work and allows companies to analyse and forecast the sales operation on a timely and productive manner.

About Estia Technologies LLP

We help take a new look at a company’s existing software to see how they can take advantage of the latest in mobile, RFID, mathematical modelling and gamification concepts to improve their efficiency, throughput and revenue. From manufacturing firms, looking to integrate their bill of materials cost roll-up software across the globe, to insurance companies, who must improve customer service for claims processing with software; enterprises from a variety of industries are finding great value in Estia’s custom enterprise software development. Our clientele includes CommonFloor, GrabHouse, Fibre2Fasion, iReff, Medikoe etc.

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Microland Appoints Ram Kumar as Chief People Officer

BANGALORE, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

Microland (, leading Hybrid IT Infrastructure Service Provider, announced the appointment of Ram Kumar as Chief People Officer. Ram Kumar will be based at Microland’s corporate headquarters in Bangalore. He will be responsible for leading the Global Human Resources function and will partner with business leadership to build a future-ready organization that is versatile and adaptable, with a distinctive culture that drives business performance and productivity.

Ram Kumar comes with over 30 years of experience as a human resources practitioner, leading various organizations through expansions, transformations and playing an instrumental role in building a robust HR function.

Prior to joining Microland, Ram Kumar worked with HSBC, where he spent 22 years in different roles, most recently as Head of Human Resources for Global Service Centers based in Kuala Lumpur, responsible for supporting 43,000 employees across seven countries. In this role, he built a reliable, responsive and resilient HR function, driving efficiencies through in-country HR programs aligned with group entities, and enabling key organization-wide change management initiatives. Ram Kumar started his HR career with Unilever where he spent 5 years as Factory Personnel Manager, and also worked with Citibank NA and ANZ Grindlays before joining HSBC.

“Our people are our power and we pride ourselves on being an employee-centric organization. Combined with our ongoing commitment to being a great place to work and an employer of choice, Ram Kumar’s appointment as our Chief People Officer brings even greater focus on our employee-related practices and differentiators,” said Pradeep Kar, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Microland Limited.

Commenting on his appointment as the Chief People Officer, Ram Kumar said, “I am excited to join this team of over 3,400 highly motivated, skilled professionals who are key players in the Hybrid IT Infrastructure domain. Our continued focus on our employees will help us further leverage the opportunities presented by growth in the industry.”

About Microland:

Microland is a leading Hybrid IT Infrastructure Service Provider and a trusted partner to enterprises in their IT-as-a-Service journey. Incorporated in 1989 and headquartered in Bangalore, India, Microland has more than 3,400 professionals across its offices in Europe, Middle East, North America and India. Microland enables global enterprises to become more agile and innovative through a comprehensive portfolio of services that addresses hybrid IT transformation, workspace transformation, service transformation and end-to-end IT infrastructure management.

EXL Appoints Mike Toma as its First CTO

Reinforces its digital strategy

Business Wire India | July 12, 2016
New Delhi, Delhi, India

EXL (NASDAQ:EXLS), a leading Operations Management and Analytics company, today announced the appointment of Mike Toma to the role of Chief Technology Officer. Mike’s expertise will provide leadership to expand EXL’s advanced technology assets and further develop EXL’s digital strategy.

An exceptional digital innovator and a seasoned technology leader, Mike brings more than 25 years of entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 technology leadership experience to this role.

Rohit Kapoor, EXL Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated, “We have sharpened our focus on solutions that help clients to enhance growth, profitability and customer experience in a dynamic digital world. Over the years, we have introduced technology components in the services and solutions we offer to clients. Mike’s initial focus on digital strategy will accelerate our strategic engagements with clients on their digital transformation journey. I look forward to working closely with Mike to orchestrate a successful execution of our digital strategy.”

“I am excited to join EXL at a time when technology innovation and digital transformation are key enablers to powering business growth. I look forward to partnering with EXL’s clients to create new insights and value in their digital journeys and strengthening the portfolio of digital solutions in a world-class business services organization such as EXL.” said Mike.

Mike is joining EXL after nearly 13 years with ADP. Most recently, as Senior Vice President & CIO, he led ADP’s International product and technology organizations in Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific regions. Prior to this role, Mike served as CTO for ADP leading the innovation and digital transformation of its cloud solutions for 5 years. He started at ADP as CTO of ADP’s Time & Labor Management Group after his start-up was acquired in 2003. Prior to ADP, Mike spent 15 years as an entrepreneur building enterprise software solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

Mike will be based out of EXL’s headquarters in New York and will report to Chief Executive Officer, Rohit Kapoor.

About EXL

EXL (NASDAQ:EXLS) is a leading operations management and analytics company that helps businesses enhance growth and profitability in the face of relentless competition and continuous disruption. Using our proprietary award-winning Business EXLerator Framework(TM), which integrates analytics, automation, benchmarking, BPO, consulting, industry best practices and technology platforms, EXL looks deeper to help companies improve global operations, enhance data-driven insights, increase customer satisfaction, and manage risk and compliance. EXL serves the insurance, healthcare, banking and financial services, utilities, travel, transportation and logistics industries. Headquartered in New York, New York, EXL has more than 24,000 professionals in locations throughout the United States, Europe, Asia (primarily India and Philippines), Latin America, Australia and South Africa. For more information, visit