APML, Pioneers of Packing and Moving Industry Celebrate Three Decades of Existence
Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd. (APML) known for its expertise in household relocation has completed 30 years of existence. The company organized a simple ceremony along with a blood donation camp that is a regular event every year. In the last three decades, APML through the challenging efforts of two visionaries, Shri Ramesh Agarwal and Shri Rajender Agarwal exhibiting strong zeal, passion, focus, commitment and drive have catapulted the organization into various verticals and have made a name in Logistics and Transport sector. The growth has been phenomenal and APML has always looked at innovations keeping customer needs and satisfaction in mind. While the focus is on business growth, but, at the same time the company never lost sight of CSR activities since its inception. This has resulted APML in becoming the foremost and unparalleled service provider in the Packing and Moving industry. The company has the rare honour of shifting over 1.65 million families to over 182 countries. Today, Agarwal Movers Group is a Rs. 650 Cr. business conglomerate with over 100 offices serving 1264 locations in the country and has also diversified into Aviation Logistics, Transportation, 3PL services, warehousing, home storage, supply-chain, ODC Transportation, trucking cube-on-line freight stations and other logistics-related activities.
Ramesh Agarwal, Chairman, sharing his thoughts on the Foundation Day remarked, “At APML we have always been looking for new ideas which can provide benefits to the customers who are looking for innovative and cost-effective offerings but somehow pained to note that majority of the service providers in this industry have been driven by the feeling that anything can be pushed to the consumer which is untrue.” He said, “And in my journey my customer is ‘God’ and my complete focus is to understand their pain and try to give them best solution, and there emerged trucking cubes as an innovation.”
Trucking Cube, in varying sizes from 4 feet to 20 feet, is a unique offering in logistics industry that ensures that there would be no physical offloading in case the goods have to be shifted from one vehicle to another. As part of this solution, our truck will have cubes and in the event of a breakdown and goods being transferred to another truck, these cubes will be shifted. All cubes are locked by clients and they keep the key with themselves. So there is no possibility of them getting into the contact with any external hazardous element which may dilute the quality of the product. And 100% quality of the product is ensured as all different goods will be moving in different containers and will be stored separately which will ensure no adulteration during transit. Cube also protects the goods from dust and moisture. Shock absorbing pads as well as safety belts and nets in every cube ensure no jerks during transit as well as safety of goods. They also control the abrupt fall of goods from the top shelf of the container when it is opened. This will ensure zero damage and any casualty.
Talking more on the future of APML, Shri Ramesh Agarwal mentioned his plans to set up multi-modal integrated logistics parks for which a MOU has been signed with NHAI and MORTH and there are plans to set up four MMLPs at four logistics gatewaysi.e. Dudu (Rajasthan) for North, Jamshedpur for East, Malegoan (Maharashtra) for West and Hosur (TN) for South. APML also suggested Malkapur in Maharashtra, situated centrally that can be created into a ‘National Distribution Hub’.
On CSR activities, Mr. Agarwal wants to give back to the society a part of his accruals for the welfare of truck driver’s community through a rare one-of-a-kind initiative ‘Nindra Daan Kendra’ in Dudu, Rajasthan. Understanding the problem of drowsy driving due to sleep deprivation, the company came up with this centre with facilities as a subsidized canteen, barber, cots and blankets to cater to 450-500 truck drivers using this facility each day. Through this unique initiative in one Kendra, 41 lives have been saved in each month. The company also trains local villagers in their training institute in Dudu to become professional loaders, packers and computer operators especially for logistics industry. Such set-ups are planned at other locations too. Shri. Ramesh Agarwalexhorted the entire APML Team to put in their best efforts and respect the customers as they are ‘God’ for them. He also thanked his clients who have exhibited complete confidence with APML over the years.
With completion of 30 years now the most favored relocation partner has gone easy, Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd. is now APML.
About Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd.(APML)
APML an ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 39001:2012 certified company is among the largest logistics companies in India, which was established in 1987. Incepted by vision and hard efforts of Mr. Ramesh Agarwal and Mr. Rajender Agarwal, the company moved ahead towards the path of growth. APML a proud business conglomerate of Rs. 650 crores has a diversified interest in Aviation, Logistics, Packing and moving (nationally as well as internationally), Transportation, 3PL, Warehousing, Home Storage, Supply Chain, ODC Transportation, Cube-on-line Freight station and other related activities. The company possesses a fleet of more than 1000 vehicles, 5000 cubes, 20 lac square feet of ultra-secure warehouses, a wide international presence and an establishment of 103 self-owned offices in various cities serving 1264 destinations within India and 182 destinations globally. Within three decades of inception followed by extensive growth, APML has emerged as the India’s largest mover of household goods. APML is also known for its path-breaking CSR activity where they help truck drivers of India sleep during night while on duty.
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Infosys Completes Acquisition of Brilliant Basics – Digital Innovation and Customer Experience Studio
Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Brilliant Basics, a London-based product design and customer experience (CX) innovator known for its world-class design thinking-led approach and experience in executing global programs. The acquisition is in accordance with the terms set out in the agreement announced by the company on August 3, 2017. Through this acquisition, Infosys further expands its worldwide connected network of Digital Studios that are focused on fulfilling the needs of global clients for end-to-end Digital Transformation solutions required to meet customer demand for next-generation enhanced customer experiences. The addition of Brilliant Basics extends Infosys’ digital design services network to include Europe and the Middle East, and enhances the company’s expertise across financial services, retail and telco sectors.
Infosys is a global leader in technology services and consulting. We enable clients in 45 countries to create and execute strategies for their digital transformation. From engineering to application development, knowledge management and business process management, we help our clients find the right problems to solve, and to solve these effectively. Our team of 198,000+ innovators, across the globe, is differentiated by the imagination, knowledge and experience, across industries and technologies that we bring to every project we undertake. Visit www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY) can help your enterprise thrive in the digital age.
Certain statements in this press release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements regarding our future business expectations intended to qualify for the ‘safe harbor’ under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. These filings are available at www.sec.gov . Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. In addition, please note that any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of the date of this press release. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company unless it is required by law.
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Ras Al Khaimah to host OTOAI’s 17th annual conference
Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) is organising its 17thannual conference in Ras Al Khaimah. Around 170 travel partners from India will participate in this annual conference,which is going to take place from September 12-14, 2017.
OTOAI is a national, not-for-profit organisation comprising India’s outbound tour operators and travel agents as its members. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed byHaitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and Guldeep Singh Sahani, President of OTOAI, during the press conference held in Delhi in April, 2015.
Mattaris very hopeful of the convention. He says,“India is currently our fourth largest international source market with year-on-year growth of 22 per cent in the first half of 2017. It will be an important contributor to our vision and Destination 2019 tourism strategy. We have seen a growing trend from Indian inbound tourism for short leisure stays, MICE, and weddings. Our aim is to promote the full breadth of unique activities and events that can be enjoyed in the emirate, with a view to encourage Indian travellers to lengthen their stay in the destination. We are optimistic that through focused efforts and participation in various MICE and trade events, tourism from India will continue to develop in the coming years.”
The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is still largely unexplored. OTOAI’s annual conference will present an opportunity to travel partners to meet many potential sellers from Ras Al Khaimah, like Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Hotels, Sky Max Holidays, and Desert Adventures who will be a part of this prestigious event.
Catalyst’s Fintech Incubator Opens Applications for its First Cohort
Catalyst, a digital payments initiative has announced the launch of applications for its incubator focused on ‘Fintech for the Last Mile’. The incubator will support financial technology innovations that cater to the specific needs and requirements of small businesses and low-income consumers. Selected start-ups will be supported through grants funding (up to 33 lakhs each), market access, mentorship, technology infrastructure, research, and operations support for conducting product experiments. They will also have access to Catalyst’s broader ecosystem, including other fintech companies, traditional financial institutions, government departments, policy makers, and knowledge partners through Catalyst’s FinPosium events.
Speaking at the launch, Badal Malick, CEO, Catalyst said, “There are unique challenges faced by low-income underserved groups like financial literacy barriers, high variability in income and expenditure flows, informal credit agreements, difficulty in negotiating complex interfaces, etc. which aren’t being addressed by the current market. Virtually all fintech products in the market today serve the needs of affluent, urban, English speaking and internet-connected audiences. Our incubator seeks to close this gap by supporting entrepreneurs with a vision to develop technology and business solutions that address these unmet needs.”
He added, “Apart from access to Catalyst’s strong network across the venture funding, banking, and fintech industry, grantees will also benefit from our on-ground presence in Jaipur – our ‘digital payments lab’, providing them a chance to test and iterate their solutions with real users and customers, and an established learning infrastructure.”
To support this initiative, Catalyst has established cross sector- partnerships with organisations such as Aspada, SAIF Partners, Accion, MasterCard, Axis Bank, Aditya Birla Payments Bank, Capital Float among others for funding and operational support to the incubatees. Rakesh Mishra – well-known start up advisor and former Head of Innovation Centre at Infosys is the program advisor for the Incubator. Mentors to the incubator include Rohan Agrish- CTO Capital Float, Sanjay Swamy- Managing Partner Prime Ventures and Alok Mittal- CEO Indifi Technologies.
Catalyst Incubator is inviting applications from start-up businesses for its first cohort till 15th Sept 2017. To apply, interested start-ups can submit their pitch decks at: http://cashlesscatalyst.org/incubator/
Catalyst is an initiative seeded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as a part of its collaboration agreement with the Government of India (GOI) to increase the adoption of digital payments by underserved and marginalized communities in India. Catalyst is working to help India’s small businesses and low-income consumers unlock the power of digital payments to gain access to broader financial services like credit, savings, insurance, and investments, creating opportunities vital to their prosperity. Since its launch, Catalyst has entered into a formal agreement with the Government of Rajasthan to set up a “digital payments lab” in Jaipur to transform it into India’s first less-cash city. It has also established a broad partnership of nearly 150 Indian and multinational organizations and is working with select anchor partners to incubate, test, and scale promising digital payment business and delivery models.
Zinnov Positions Wipro in the ‘Leadership Zone’ for Robotic Automation Services 2017
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, today announced that it has been ranked as a ‘Leader’ in Robotic Automation Services by Zinnov, a leading digital transformation & globalization focused management consulting company. The Zinnov Zones for Robotic Automation Services 2017 report positions Wipro in the Leadership Zone overall, as well as in each of the evaluated industries – BFS, Insurance, Telecom and Retail.
The report enables large enterprises in making strategic decisions towards Robotic Automation (RA) investments. It assesses over 20 leading global service providers on two key areas of RA Prowess and RA Scalability, based on parameters such as the scale of business, clientele, talent, value add, innovation ecosystem and future outlook, among others.
Praveen Bhadada, Partner & Practice Head, Digital Transformation practice at Zinnov said, “Wipro has strong capabilities in robotic automation domain and has built an extensive portfolio of RA tools, addressing workloads such as Risk and Compliance Management, Anomaly Detection, Event Prediction, Provisioning, etc. Additionally, the company’s AI platform Wipro HOLMESTM also enables them to address intelligent robotic automation workloads effectively. They have showcased high focus on co-innovation through their Center of Excellence that supports clients right from the discovery of use-case to solutioning and deployment. Their experience of working with over 150 clients as well as their strong base of nearly 550 trained RPA developers and 150+ solution architects empowers them to command their positioning as a leader in the market.”
Rohit Adlakha, Vice President and Global Head, Wipro HOLMES and Automation Ecosystem, Wipro Limited said, “Zinnov’s recognition of Wipro’s Robotic Automation prowess and scalability across industries such as BFS, Insurance, Retail and Telecom is a testimony to the value we bring to our clients, globally. Our Robotic Process Automation capabilities, enhanced by the Wipro HOLMES platform and strengthened through strategic partnerships with leading Robotic Automation providers enable us to deliver significant non-linear efficiency and end-customer experience gains to our clients.”
The full report can be accessed at: Zinnov Zones for Robotic Automation Services 2017
About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.
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Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.
Mumbai’s Leading Luxury Housing Firm Omkar Realtors Registers all its On-going Projects Under RERA
Mumbai-based Omkar Realtors & Developers (Omkar.com), a leading real estate firm in the luxury development space, has complied with Maharashtra state’s housing regulator Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) by timely registering all its projects with the authority.
According to Devang Varma, Director, Omkar Realtors, “All projects on offer are either RERA compliant or have received an Occupation Certificate. This is a major confidence booster for our widespread existing and prospective customer base across domestic and global markets. We expect the faster turnaround in customer conversion, especially in the overseas markets. RERA is a pro-buyer Act and said to make the process of buying and selling of houses transparent and faster.”
Omkar Realtors’ India inventory portfolio spans across South Mumbai and city’s western suburbs. It includes the company’s flagship and uber-luxury development, Omkar Worli 1973 with 3 towers (up to 300 meters) offering world-class services.
Other developments include Omkar Alta Monte, the largest luxurious gated development in North of Mumbai, located on the Western Express Highway, Omkar Meridia and VIVE, which are adjacent to Mumbai’s leading business hub Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Signet – a low-ticket sized luxurious boutique apartments, adjoining Alta Monte. Omkar’s offering in commercial space The Summit Business Bay (TSBB), located next to Western Express Highway in Andheri East offers best-in-class business office spaces.
Currently, Omkar Realtors has a 4,000-strong customer across Mumbai and India’s western, northern markets. The brand ‘Omkar’ has witnessed a strong growth path with investors and retail buyers in GCC markets, US, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kenya, Australia, and UK markets.
Omkar’s residential projects enjoy collaborations with the likes of the UK-based Foster + Partners (architecture) for Omkar 1973 Worli and US-based Callison (architecture) for Omkar Alta Monte.
Omkar has already delivered 13 projects (including 2 commercial) and carried out 20 million square feet construction in India’spremier real estate market and is currently working on an upcoming 40 million square feet space of deliverables.
For further information, please contact:
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Dell EMC Drives the Transformation Agenda for Organizations in India
- One year post merger, Dell EMC has a stronger portfolio from edge to core; empowering partners and customers
- Dell EMC Forum 2017 presents the largest showcase of technology and services for its entire ecosystem
- Dell EMC enabling customers realize their digital future through IT, security and workforce transformation.
- Exhibits technologies of tomorrow- AI, IoT & Machine Learning
Dell EMC today hosted its annual flagship event Dell EMC Forum 2017 in Mumbai; one year since Dell merged with EMC to create the largest privately-controlled technology company.
The Dell EMC Forum 2017 hosted several sessions in parallel tracks on the need for organizations to transform and modernize. The event also gave attendees an opportunity to experience the technology of today and tomorrow such as IoT, Block Chain, Augmented Reality, Deep Analytics, and Machine Learning.
At the end of a successful 1st year as a combined company, Dell EMC has emerged as a holistic solutions provider empowering Indian enterprises to embrace change and transform their IT infrastructure. Major milestones include:-
Technology leadership – Dell EMC leads in the technology of today – servers, storage, PCs, virtualization and security – and tomorrow – cloud infrastructure, CI and HCI, PaaS, VR/AR, etc. With an advantageous financial structure, the company has the freedom to invest for the future like no one else. Dell EMC leads the market in the most important technology segments:
- According to IDC in Q1 2017, Dell EMC is #1 in the India storage market with 43.4% market share (by revenue), Dell holds the #2 position in the India PC market with 22.5 % market share and #2 position in the India mainstream server market (by revenue) with a market share of 26.5%.
- 18 consecutive quarters of PC market share gains globally.
- #1 globally in all flash storage, worldwide server shipments, monitor shipments, converged systems and integrated infrastructure.
- Dell EMC Unity storage one of the fastest-growing storage products in company history; $1 billion in revenue in its first year.
People and Planet – Over the last year Dell EMC remained fully committed to its people, communities, and the planet. India team members contributed over 1,05,000 hours of volunteer time engaging with 1,175 non-profits working in the areas such as education, environment sustainability, women empowerment and people with disabilities. Through their volunteering efforts, the team raised over INR 2.5 crores which were used to distribute school kits, sponsor education for deserving girls and install drinking water filters in government schools.
Integration – Within the first year, the company integrated two differently structured sales forces into one sales force for Dell and Dell EMC, and created a $35B global Dell Technologies channel. In the first half of 2017, the Dell EMC Channels business in India added many new business customers, rolled out a world-class partner program which was embraced by the channel, praised by the media and built to partners’ specifications. Today, the company has a consolidated and holistic partner program with more than 4000 registered partners in India. This has strengthened the go to the market and has had a positive impact on the partner community.
Innovation – Innovation and Research & Development (R&D) continue to be a key priority for Dell EMC. India’s R&D team stands tall contributing to the overall server systems management software with the ground up engineering of 14G servers touching three key tenets of scalability, intelligent automation, and integrated security.
Customer First- Dell EMC continues to focus on making digital transformation real for customers, a recurring theme of its first year together. Some of India’s success stories include:
- Chitale Dairy in Bhilawadi, India, is a shining example of a digital transformation journey with Dell EMC. Chitale sells nearly 60 million liters (16 million gallons) of milk annually from its dairy farm and small surrounding farms. Dell EMC worked with Chitale to create a Dell IoT solution to help keep livestock healthy and producing at a 10x higher yield through big data analytics, automated farmer to-do lists, and computerized breeding management. Local farmers noted that this digital transformation allowed them to receive messages on cows’ pregnancies, vaccinations and changes to their diet – key drivers of their constant growth and overall profits.
- Accelya Kale: A Thane-based airline solution provider company, benefited from the bandwagon of solutions provided by Dell EMC. By adopting Server Virtualization services, Accelya lowered its TCOs and by using PowerEdge servers, they reduced their license and rack costs.
- KPIT: Pune-headquartered technology solutions provider company KPIT, banked on Dell EMC solutions portfolio to develop its Information Technology infrastructure, which has over the time, helped them foster innovation as well as have better control over their technology support system. They have been a long term partner with Dell EMC deploying the entire suite of solutions including Flash, Isilon, Convergenced/Hyper Converged Infrastructure etc.
- NxtGen – An India-based cloud services provider drove growth at home and abroad while cutting order lead times in half and saving millions of dollars on office expansion with the help of Dell OEM Solutions.
Bright Future Ahead
A vibrant startup ecosystem, keen government focus on digitally transforming India and a tech-enabled consumer base, has made India as the most digitally mature country in the world, according to a Dell Technologies survey conducted last year. Indian enterprises have sensed the urgency to transform digitally. While transformation is not pervasive, it is critical for organizations to follow the leaders and adopt practices that can enable them to ride the wave of the fourth Industrial Revolution. Dell EMC sees the following three areas on top of the Indian CIO’s agenda for the next two years. The Dell EMC Forum has provided attendees the opportunity to hear from various industry experts on these topics.
- Infrastructure modernization – The Indian ecosystem is rapidly evolving with organizations realizing the need to modernize their infrastructure as emerging technologies and applications drive current and future value for their businesses. With our end to end capability and offerings, we can enable them to transform cost efficiently by simplifying their architecture for optimized performance and management.
- Emerging technology and security – Dell EMC continues to prepare customers for 10 to 15 years from now (2030) when every organization will be in the IT business. While setting the transformation agenda for enterprises, security remains a key aspect of modern infrastructure environments. Data protection and cyber security will assume further significance in all conversations with customers. In India, Dell EMC expects most organizations would have digitized and modernized their dev ops and analytical tools by 2030 with more applications on IoT and Artificial Intelligence platforms.
- Entrepreneurship and innovation Entrepreneurship is part of the DNA at Dell EMC and the company is committed to support women entrepreneurs with access to capital, technology, networks, and information. Tapping on emerging technologies to drive innovation for women entrepreneurs, Dell EMC recently previewed the World’s First AI-based Virtual Advisor. Alice is a virtual advisor that connects women entrepreneurs in real time with the resources needed to scale based on start-up stage, location, industry, revenue and individual needs. The website has a huge potential for Indian women entrepreneurs to engage and learn from their peers.
During the Dell EMC Forum, female leaders from Dell EMC – Therese Cooney, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) Client Solutions, Dell EMC, Karinne Brannigan – Senior Vice President, APJ Marketing, Dell EMC and Sheenam Ohrie – Vice President, Mobile & Search Engineering, Global IT, Dell EMC shared their experiences in a panel discussion on ‘Transformational Leadership with New Rules of Engagement’. Attended by women leaders and entrepreneurs in India, the session provided a platform for conversations around the attendee experiences and challenges faced by them.
Rajesh Janey, President & Managing Director, Enterprise Dell EMC, said, “As new digital business models emerge, there is an increased focus on reinventing business to thrive in the digital age. Organizations are now investing in innovation with emerging technologies and the first step towards this innovation is modernization. We are strongly-positioned to guide customers on their digital transformation journey and be a partner in their modernization plans from the edge to core to cloud. As we celebrate Dell EMC’s first year anniversary, we want to thank our customers, partners, and stakeholders for their partnership and trust. One of the most exciting things about being privately controlled is our ability to take a long-term view and invest in the future. In the coming year, Dell EMC will continue with our strategy to deliver results for our customers, partners, company and team members.”
Alok Ohrie, President and Managing Director, India Commercial, Dell EMC, said, “India holds immense potential for digital growth as evidenced by about a trillion dollar opportunity in 2020, that the Government has alluded to. As a combined entity, Dell EMC is well placed to enable businesses in their digital transformation journey across three key pillars of IT, Security and Workforce transformation. We are uniquely positioned to address numerous technology touch points for organizations and governments looking to modernize their IT infrastructure, from end point devices to the data center to cloud and with a strong focus on security. On the first anniversary of Dell EMC in India, I would like to acknowledge the trust and confidence that our customers, partners, and stakeholders have placed in us to ensure our continued growth in India.”
Bimal Das, Joint President, Enterprise Distribution Business, HCL Infosystems Ltd.
“We are delighted to be associated with Dell EMC to provide our enterprise customers and channel with the services, technology, and capabilities that enable organisations in their digital transformation journey. What sets Dell EMC apart is how they listen to their partners and customers and we have experienced this consistently. We have seen great progress under the integrated new partner program. The breadth of their combined portfolio has helped us grow our relationship and engagement significantly. At HCL, we have also benefitted from the structure of the program, especially with its focus on being predictable and profitable. Congratulations to the entire Dell EMC team on the successful completion of the 1st year of Dell Technologies. This is positive for channel partners as we can continue to deliver on business and technology outcomes while increasing potential revenue opportunities.”
Amit Phadke, Senior Vice President – IT & Managed Services, Accelya Kale
“Dell EMC is an IT partner who continuously innovates and understands the customer specific requirements. It is their ability to provide superior quality 24/7 support and services which gives confidence to its customer running mission critical services using Dell technology solutions. In today’s digital transformation era, Dell EMC is the right partner who has capability to provide with solutions that deliver the safest, fastest, and smartest ways to do business”
Mr. Mandar Marulkar, Chief Information Officer and Vice President at KPIT
“At KPIT we have a culture of continuous innovation in all the areas of our business. In the journey of digital transformation, we evaluate new age solutions for simplification and Automation of digital infrastructure, so that our team can spend more time on innovation. We took one such step with VxRail. It helped us to move forward in our software defined journey, thereby reducing time to market, enhanced simplicity and improved end user support.”
About Dell EMC
Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.
Matrix Conducts Product Expo in 13 Cities to Launch its Aadhar Enabled Biometric Device and Announce Availability of Telecom and Security Solutions on GeM Portal
Matrix, a leading manufacturer of physical Security and Telecom solutions, devises solutions for different industries. The company recently expanded its Time-Attendance portfolio with the release of AADHAR Enabled Biometric Attendance System. The solution is released with a view of meeting the functional requirements for employee time tracking system of Government organizations.
AADHAAR Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) is an attendance management system designed for the government organizations by Government of India to improve productivity of employees. The system authenticates attendance using AADHAAR number created by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
With an objective of scaling up and penetrating into the Government segment, Matrix is conducting an exclusive product event of its cutting-edge Fingerprint and RFID Card based Aadhaar Enabled Time-Attendance Terminal – COSEC VEGA FAXQ. The product will be launched nationally, across different cities starting from Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Chennai, Bengaluru, Cochin, Bhopal, Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Delhi and Chandigarh.
COSEC VEGA FAXQ is the first embedded Linux based AADHAAR Enabled Biometric Device registered on AEBAS Server. This device offers unique advantages in terms of connectivity, technology, usage environment and ease of use. This device supports fingerprint as well as Mifare smart card as credential. The objective behind this series of exposition is to make existing and prospective system integrators aware of the features of COSEC VEGA FAXQ and how it suits the Government employees’ attendance system requirements.
Providing more insight for AADHAAR Enabled Biometric Attendance System(AEBAS), the Sr. VP Sales and Marketing of Matrix added “Designed for long term, uninterrupted performance with prudent blend of aesthetics, speed, connectivity, convenience and reliability, COSEC VEGA FAXQ is a perfect fit for biometric time-attendance system of Government organizations. It supports both Hindi and English languages with auto selectable mode.”
In the event, Matrix will let Government system integrators know about the availability of Security and Telecom solutions on Government E-Market place (GeM) and explain the procurement and payment procedure.GeMoffers the benefit of minimal steps for procuring any equipment for Government entities. Furthermore, demonstration of solutions will be done to give better understanding of latest Telecom and Security solutions to the event attendees.
“To support wave of digitization started by honorable Prime Minister of India, Matrix’s entire portfolio of Telecom and Security solutions has been made available on GeM portal. With presence on the portal, we aim to understand the needs of the Government market and serve them efficiently”, concluded SagarGosalia, Sr. VP. Sales and Marketing.
Established in 1991, Matrix is a leader in security and telecom solutions for modern businesses and enterprises. Matrix, an innovative, technology driven and customer focused organization, is committed to keep pace with the revolutions in security and telecom industries. With more than 40% of its human resources dedicated to the development of new products, Matrix has launched cutting-edge products such as Unified Communications, IP-PBX, Universal Gateways, Convergence, VOIP Gateways, GSM Gateways, IP Video Surveillance, Access Control and Time-Attendance. These solutions are feature-rich, reliable and conform to the international standards. Having global footprints in Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia through an extensive network of more than 1000 system integrators, Matrix ensures that the products serve the needs of its customers faster and longer. Matrix has gained trust and admiration of customers representing the entire spectrum of industries. Matrix has won many national and international awards for its innovative products.
Sweans Technologies will Become the First Digital Marketing Agency in India to Accept Bitcoin as Payment for its Services
Sweans Technologies will start accepting Bitcoin as payment for the services offered from 15th September 2017 and will become India’s first digital agency of the kind, Sweans said in a statement in London today. Both UK and India offices will start accepting Bitcoin. The digital agency also aims to increase tie-ups with local companies and individuals to help spread usage of the currency, it said.
“We want to encourage bitcoin users from overseas to pay for our services easily. We can also help other companies accept bitcoin for payment,” Ajay Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of Sweans announced in London today. “This is a real first step in payment partnerships for India and UK firms and we are aiming for more company and service tie-ups,” added Madhavan Ramakrishnan, Director – Strategy.
Bitcoin is surging in popularity as more and more governments have started to accept it. Bitcoin exchanges are already operational in US, UK, EU, Dubai, South Korea, Japan and China. Some governments like Iceland have started creating dedicated infrastructure for large scale bitcoin mining operations. Sweans is setting up a bitcoin mining data center in Iceland to allow regular people to start bitcoin mining on a small scale, apart from hosting its own mining hardware. The MoU has been signed and construction has started last month. The data center will be fully operational from 25th of September.
Bitcoin surged to a record $ 4800 (Rs. 3 Lakhs). It has more than tripled its value since the beginning of the year. The interest from Asia is immense and the trend is markedly upwards. Skeptics have said that the price of a bitcoin is higher than it should be at this time, as bitcoin has repeatedly broken records without showing signs of slowing. Acceptance was the key and Bitcoin has crossed that chasm successfully. For more details and enquiries, please contact us on +44 2089732387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweans Technologies is one of the leading digital agencies focused on website development and social media optimization, having branches in USA, UK and India.
HCL Announces Strategic Partnership with Banking Solutions Provider Alpha Insight
HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services company, today announced a new strategic partnership with Alpha Insight, an intelligent products and solutions company headquartered in London, UK, with industry leading expertise in Business Flow Monitoring and Operational Intelligence.
The transaction, which includes purchase of select assets, bolsters HCL’s DRYiCE™ Platform and its positioning as an Enterprise A.I Foundation. Integration of Alpha Insight’s iControl product into the DRYiCETM suite of products, provides deep visibility into end–to–end horizontal business flows and robust operational intelligence to Digital Enterprises.
Kalyan Kumar – Chief Technology Officer – IT Services, HCL Technologies said: “HCL’s vision is to provide best–in–class A.I solutions for enterprises looking to reimagine themselves on the foundation of A.I technology. We welcome Alpha Insight and iControl into the fast growing DRYiCE Product family and are excited about the new process transformation solutions that this partnership enables.”
Shakir Ladak – Chief Technology Officer and Founder, Alpha Insight said: “We are tremendously excited by this agreement which allows us to benefit from HCL’s expertise and client coverage, whilst fulfilling our vision to further expand iControl as a strategic operational intelligence platform.”
Alpha Insight, founded in 2013, specializes in Business Flow Monitoring and Operational Intelligence with the primary focus on the financial services sector. The company’s existing industry expertise in financial services processes will now be expanded to other major industries such as retail, manufacturing, utilities and lifesciences, among others.
Ruchi Soya to Explore Restructuring of its Business Units as Part of Overall Corporate Strategy
Ruchi Soya Industries Limited (Ruchi Soya) announced that in its meeting held yesterday, the Board of Directors have given consent to explore an internal corporate restructuring exercise which will allow the company to consider various options such as subsidiarisation or de-merger of its business units into separate entities.
This initiative will result in independent businesses, which would operate in the areas of edible oil refining and brands, palm plantations, oil seed crushing and foods, and renewable energy.
A committee has been constituted to oversee the planning and execution of this exercise and a consultant will be appointed for proposing various options followed by a detailed scheme to the board whilst ensuring a high standard of corporate governance, transparency and fairness.
Commenting on the initiative, Managing Director, Mr. Dinesh Shahra said:
“The primary aim of undertaking this exercise is to unlock the value of our diverse businesses. This process would allow the management to focus on the respective businesses with flexibility in fund raising for future growth and expansion.
Each business would be free to explore opportunities for strategic partnerships and investors. We believe that this will enhance value for our stakeholders while providing fresh momentum for growth.”
He further added, “This exercise will help Ruchi Soya to successfully overcome the issues that have developed over a period of time largely due to macro-economic conditions much beyond the control of the company. The unlocking of value through this restructuring will help come up with a timely and effective solution to resolve our outstanding issues benefiting all our stakeholders including banks and financial institutions.”
About RUCHI SOYA INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Ruchi Soya is India’s leading Agri and Food FMCG company with a turnover of USD 3 billion. It enjoys leadership position in soy foods category in India and is one of India’s largest players in the cooking oils segment of the country. Its leading brands include Nutrela, Mahakosh, Sunrich, Ruchi Gold and Ruchi Star. An integrated player from farm to fork; Ruchi Soya is also among the pioneers of oil palm plantations in India. It is one of the highest exporters of value added soybean products like soy meal, textured soy protein and soy lecithin. Ruchi Soya has also diversified into renewable energy and is committed to environmental protection as part of its business strategy which reinforces its mission of becoming a truly sustainable company.
Winning Over Today’s ‘Connected’ Consumer in India
The Tetra Pak Index 2017 reveals insights about today’s digitally connected consumer, and what it means for brands in India to thrive in a digital, information-saturated world
As the world of connected consumers grows, brands face a more challenging, complex environment today, according to the Tetra Pak Index 2017. India is now a ‘mobile first’ market, with 82% of its population spending their time on mobile phones. Winning over today’s empowered, connected consumers requires brands to go beyond the traditional rules of engagement.
Themed around ‘The Connected Consumer’, the 10th edition of the Tetra Pak Index, explores the world of digital and online consumers, and how they are connecting with food and drink brands. Effectively reaching and engaging with this growing consumer group is critical. In the past year, Asia Pacific alone accounted for 70% of total growth in global Internet users, 62% of the growth in social media users, and 64% of the growth in mobile social media users. India now accounts for 462 million internet users. Out of the internet tariff drawn from these users, 79% is drawn from mobile usage. Indiasaw a 23% rise in internet users who spend eight hours a day online on average as compared to last year. These rapid growth rates are pushing brands in the region to pick up the pace of change and evolve their strategies in order to thrive, by initiating, joining and helping shape connected conversations.
The report also shows how the customer journey is shifting from a relatively linear process to a complex network of multiple touch points. Consumers today search for product information before, during and after buying, referring to at least four information sources pre-purchase – many of which are beyond the control of brands. Greater connectivity and the proliferation of online platforms present a challenge for brands, as consumers expect a consistent experience and messaging across all the touchpoints where they interact especially on social media. The third-party, user-generated content is becoming ever more important particularly for this region where more than 168 million people are now using social media monthly, with 82% accessing platforms via mobile devices – the highest ratio in the world.
Indians generally like to watch video clips, access social networks and chat with friends. While traditional media is still strong, online videos are making a sharp rise and disrupting the way consumers spend their time online. E-commerce still represents a ‘niche’ phenomenon, due to infrastructure limitations. While it still represents an early adopters’ choice, factors like competitive prices and exclusive products motivate Indian consumers to shop online.
“Indians are keen to receive content by brands and appreciate tailored ads on social media, more than what happens globally. This is a good opportunity for brands and they can play two main roles – brand building and brand advocacy. The Consumer Journey is dominated by a mix of social and traditional offline touchpoints, confirming that the process of digital evolution is still open in India: offline patterns of behaviour are only starting to be disrupted through social and mobile innovations,” says Saumya Tyagi, Director Marketing, Tetra Pak South Asia Markets.
In addition, the report demonstrates that packaging has an important role to play in offering a gateway to greater consumer engagement. For example, digital codes printed on packages can improve transparency of traceability, allowing consumers to access information about the product right down to the source. The package can also be transformed into a platform for two-way information flow where brands can capture specific, valuable data about their consumers as well as share more information about the product itself.
According to Saumya Tyagi, innovative features and cutting-edge packaging technology can make consumer feel more connected with the brands and ensure food safety. He said, “Packaging also plays a significant role in keeping consumers engaged and connected with the brands. At Tetra Pak, we have been working ahead of the curve to use this powerful tool to reach out to our consumers. We are now working on introducing new digital technologies like augmented reality and QR codes in our packaging, which will help us attract and connect with these new generation of connected consumers.”
To download Tetra Pak Index 2017 go to http://www.tetrapak.com/about/tetra-pak-index
About Tetra Pak:
Tetra Pak is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries. With more than 24,000 employees around the world, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™,” reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.
More information about Tetra Pak is available at http://www.tetrapak.com
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Simplify360 Sets up Sales Office in Delhi, On-boards OneClick Technologies as a Partner
Simplify360, leading social customer service platform, announces the opening of its new branch office in Delhi, for better market access and coverage. As an opening stunt, Simplify360 has on-boarded OneClick Technologies, a premium software solution provider for knowledge management and customer experience management, as a full-time partner. Simplify360’s operations out of the new office, in collaboration with OneClick, will drive business development and direct sales in the market.
“OneClick has partnered with Simplify360 to provide our clients the capability to serve their customers on all touchpoints. Simplify360’s social media customer interaction platform will strengthen our clients to monitor and resolve customer issues on social media and other digital channels,” says Vinod Dhoundiyal, Sales Manager at OneClick.
Simplify360’s latest initiative is in alignment with the company’s business development ventures and to localize presence for its expanding customer base. With strong use cases across industry verticals including telecom, media, fashion retail, BFSI, governance, e-commerce and many others, Simplify360 will enable businesses to transform their customer experience management with advanced social media CRM, analytics and engagement solutions.
“Delhi is a dynamic market with some of the nation’s rapidly growing brands,” says Deep Sherchan, CMO, Simplify360. “The presence of Simplify360 in Delhi with premium partners like OneClick, will certainly provide better access and support to media agencies and enterprises across verticals, who want to transform their digital initiatives,” he added.
Simplify360 is one of the leading social customer service platforms. The company has physical presence in India and US, and has partners in APAC. The product is sold in over 100 countries directly or through partners. Simplify360 provides integrated enterprise solutions; their latest offerings are Social CRM, ORM solutions, Enterprise Integration and Social Media Command Centre.
Simplify360 Social CRM enables customer support teams to serve their customers across social media. It offers unified view of customer engagement across the social media and a 360 degree view of customers through deep integration with Enterprise CRM.
About OneClick Technologies
OneClick Technologies is a premium solution provider in customer experience, knowledge management, business intelligence and language processing in the omnichannel environment with a vision to create a robust, cost effective and streamlined ecosystem for companies to manage their customers.
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Panacea Global Hair Services Wins ‘Best Hair Transplant Service Provider of the Year, 2017′
Panacea Global Hair Services has emerged as the leading Hair Transplant Clinic in Delhi providing hair restoration services in India. Based in New Delhi, it has succeeded in gaining reputation across the nation and is now regarded as one of the pioneers for effective hair solutions.
Hair is definitely not indispensable for survival. Yet having a headful of hair lends a confidence that is hard to match by any other means. Hair fall is not an issue to be taken lightly though. It requires a thorough medical check up so that the root cause can come to the forefront. With factors such as stress and genetics playing an important role in the development of alopecia, a condition that is known as hair loss in layperson’s terms, along with a host of health problems, it becomes essential to visit the reputed clinic of Panacea Global Hair Services in order to find the perfect solution.
The able medical professionals that include dermatologists as well as specialists from varied areas are seeking to find a tailor-made solution for its clients here. The hair services hub in New Delhi now has visitors from all across the length and breadth of this great nation and beyond. The effort of Panacea Global Hair Services did not go unnoticed as its director Mr. Praful Wadhwa was endowed with the prestigious ‘The Rising Leadership Awards of 2017‘ for his entrepreneurial skills and success. His efforts and innovative ideas were much appreciated that resulted in obtaining the award for the ‘Best Hair Transplant Service Provider of the Year 2017‘ presented by Ms. Karishma Kapoor.
Mr. Praful Wadhwa has indeed made the entire procedure of hair transplant much easier as the FUE method or the ‘Follicular Unit Extraction‘ ensures a 100% success rate that resolves bald patches as well as total baldness effectively without the aid of stitches. The procedure has been hailed for its least invasiveness and comes guaranteed with no side effects or scar formation. It is therefore the best ever option for people finding themselves going bald all of a sudden. The trepidation of being hairless besieges many who fear looking positively aged and suffer from a lack of self confidence.
Panacea Global Hair Services is committed to uproot the problem of hairlessness for good and has entire teams of qualified and superior medical professionals working on it. Men or women; young or old; hair fall happens to be an issue that spares none. There is absolutely no reason to delay the procedure for long therefore. The clinic offers its services to everyone provided the individual is healthy otherwise. PANACEA banks on FUE method of Hair Transplant, guarantees no scars, no stitches, no side effects or infections, no root touch technique, minimum downtime, and 25 years warranty.
About Panacea Global Hair Services:
Panacea Global Hair Services needs no introduction as it has slowly transcended to the number one position as the best clinic for hair transplant in Delhi today. Panacea Global Hair Services offers quality hair transplant solutions in India. Additionally, the clinic also provides very effective Hair Fall Treatment in Delhi. With millions of satisfied customers and thousands more queuing up for the process every day, the clinic has already established itself as a leading force that provides quality and cost effective solutions for baldness in India.
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Webpulse Solution (P) Limited Won Best Web Designing Company in India Award at IEA 2017 and ABEA 2017
Webpulse Solution (P) Limited was awarded the Best Web Designing Company in India at the International Excellence Awards 2017 held in Goa on 20th March, 2017. At the International Excellence Awards, organizations and professionals from different fields are awarded for their outstanding efforts and setting exceptional levels of excellence.
This prestigious event held in Holiday Inn Resort, Goa in the presence of over 200 distinguished people and dignitaries had Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty as the chief guest. Television star Rithvik Dhanjani also graded the occasion as host of the prestigious awards event. On 19th March, a day before this event, a beach party was organized with singer Ashok Masti and DJ Sushein captivating the audience.
International Excellence Awards through this award acknowledges top performers from different sectors like education, healthcare, ITES, real estate, hospitality, manufacturing and so on. According to a statement issued by the organizers: ‘International Excellence Awards’ are based on a comprehensive profiling of best performers in different business categories and critical evaluation of their products or services on various criteria, backed by online and offline surveys and opinion polls.
Showing excitement after receiving the award, Rahul Ranjan Singh, Founder and Managing Director of Webpulse Solution (P) Limited said, “This is truly a proud moment for the whole Webpulse Family. It is the result of consistent effort by the Webpulse Team towards ensuring 100% satisfaction of our clients. Our unique technique of SEO, location-wise promotion on Google and SEO-friendly web development methods helped us win hearts of our clients and therefore, Webpulse could be able to win this prestegious award as well as grow rapidly. Webpulse has been offering cutting-edge, innovating web designing and SEO services to ensure appraisable changes in productivity to its clients at a very reasonable cost. I dedicate this award to my clients for their trust on our skills and being with us for years.”
Commenced in 2011 from a small office room in Delhi, today Webpulse is in process of becoming a multinational web development company of Indian origin. Headquartered in New Delhi (India), Webpulse has successfully founded its branch offices in Australia and Canada. In last 6 years, Webpulse has delivered over 1000 projects and the company proudly keeps clients from over 50 countries including USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, etc. Webpulse Solution (P) Limited dreams of a Digital India and so the company is working on inventing a method to provide websites with SEO to SMEs at very affordable price for everybody. After the launch of its affordable web solution, even a shopkeeper will be able to afford an e-commerce website. The company aims to launch it by December 2017.
Webpulse Solution (P) Limited is a single window web designing solution provider specializing in corporate/business websites, eCommerce website development, B2B portal development, B2C portal development, CRM development, digital marketing, social media marketing and management, Google Adwords/PPC Services, Facebook ads, corporate film production and many more. Their creations are mobile responsive and hence address millions of viewers. The company has been recognized for its benchmarking efforts in web designing reflected by its commitment to service, customer satisfaction and significant achievements. Webpulse has redefined web designing making it a seamless service of availability and adaptability. It has shown exemplary skill in meeting the demands of the market by deploying latest technological processes and engaging the most effective human resources.
Awards and achievements by Webpulse Solution (P) Limited in past
– Awarded ‘Best Web Designing Company in India‘ in Asia Brand Excellence Awards 2017, New Delhi by Bollywood Actress and Padma Bhushan awardee Sharmila Tagore
– Awarded as ’International Arch of Europe‘ for Quality and Innovation in Technology by BID GROUP – Frankfurt, Germany. June 25-26, 2016
– Awarded as ‘Top 5 Web Designing Companies in India‘ by SiliconIndia, in 2015
– Featured in ‘Top 25 Web Designing Companies in New Delhi‘ magazine by SiliconIndia in 2014
About Webpulse Solution (P) Limited
Webpulse Solution (P) Limited is an award winning web designing company based in Delhi. It was established by Rahul Ranjan Singh in 2011 especially to support start-ups and SMEs to compete in the ever growing digital market.
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Cadence Announces Legato Memory Solution, Industry’s First Integrated Memory Design and Verification Solution
Delivers upto 2X runtime improvement compared to existing point tool solutions
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced the Cadence® Legato™Memory Solution, the industry’s first integrated solution for memory design and verification. The Legato Memory Solution eliminates the complexity of piecing together point tools for multiple design and verification tasks and can lead to productivity gains of up to 2X when compared with previous point tool offerings. To learn more about the Cadence Legato Memory Solution, please visit http://www.cadence.com/go/memorysolution.
The first-of-its-kind Legato Memory Solution’s cohesive design environment automates design steps and lets customers use the innovative Cadence toolset to deliver products to market faster. The solution includes new patent-pending Cadence Super Sweeptechnology that utilizes existing simulation databases for multi-corner and Monte Carlo analysis, allowing customers to improve both runtime and simulation throughput.
The technology capabilities included with the Cadence Legato Memory Solution improve overall design productivity and are as follows:
- Bitcell design and verification environment: Customers can design the bitcell, including variation analysis, without ever having to leave the design environment.
- Memory compiler design and verification environment: Customers can design and verify full memory arrays within the Legato Memory Solution and access the new Super Sweep technology to maximize accuracy and simulation throughput for advanced-node designs.
- Memory characterization environment: Customers can create Liberty format models of the memory for system-on-chip (SoC) full-chip analysis. The tight integration between memory characterization and circuit simulation provides additional accuracy and performance improvements that can’t be achieved by point tools.
“As a world-leading supplier of System-on-Chip solutions, focused on imaging, networking and computing technologies that drive a wide variety of applications, it is critical that we accurately simulate memory instances to minimize area and power consumption of System-on-Chip,” said Yoshifumi Okamoto, Corporate Executive Vice President & CTO at Socionext. “Through our use of the Cadence Legato Memory Solution, we have experienced a 2X productivity gain when compared with our point solution and successfully taped out 12nm memory macro designs for our System-on-Chip solutions, and we can confirm good correlation between simulation result and silicon measurement.”
“Long simulation times and a high rate of inaccuracy have become bottlenecks in the SoC design cycle schedule,” said Tom Beckley, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Custom IC & PCB Group at Cadence. “The new Legato Memory Solution combines patented technologies interleaved with our existing, proven Virtuoso® Liberate™ MX Memory Characterization Solution, Spectre® eXtensive Partitioning Simulator (XPS) and Virtuoso Variation Analysis solutions to improve designer productivity and enable our customers to meet stringent design schedules.”
Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company’s System Design Enablement strategy helps customers develop differentiated products-from chips to boards to systems-in mobile, consumer, cloud datacenter, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at cadence.com.
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Smart Technology Boosts Energy-efficient Solutions for India’s Screw Compressors Market
Make in India, National Manufacturing Policy (NMP), and Goods & Services Tax (GST) implementation are expected to aid the growth of core sectors, thereby contributing to a new demand for screw compressors. Nevertheless, smart technology envisioned to be the future of manufacturing with intelligent, efficient, self-diagnosing, and wireless technology set to gain prominence. Renewed supplier/third party focus on augmenting services infrastructure coupled with changing end-user approach to equipment purchase are augmenting the opportunity landscape for screw compressor service providers.
Frost & Sullivan’s “India Screw Compressors Market Outlook, 2017” reveals that the screw compressor market generated revenue of INR 14,300 million in 2015 and is expected to register a CAGR of 6.3% through 2020. The research evaluates macroeconomic and socio-political developments and analyses existing and upcoming government policies and their impact on the sector’s growth. Key end-user industry drivers, business challenges, market size, competitive scenarios, and a short-term investment outlook are also provided.
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“Oligopolistic nature of the market translates to high concentration of revenues among the top 4; global majors like Kobelco, BOGE, Aerzen, Sullair, Hitachi are struggling to increase their market share in the Indian market. Prudent account management and ability to create their own niche will define the success of the companies intending to enter the Indian market”, said Virein Kumar Yadlapalli, Principal Consultant, Frost & Sullivan.
In a highly consolidated ecosystem, compressor manufacturers should:
- realign their marketing efforts to highlight the total cost of ownership, with an emphasis on energy efficiency and service value proposition;
- assign more weightage to “Service” as a dedicated source for revenues, focusing on world-class infrastructure and service force competency; and
- create their own niche through prudent key account management for the food & beverage, pharmaceutical and electronics sectors.
“The introduction of energy conservation standards for compressors by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency coupled with end-users preference for greater weightage on total lifecycle cost are factors propelling the installation of screw compressors” noted Yadlapalli.
India screw compressors market end-user segments include: Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Power Generation, Food and Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Metals and Mining, and General Industrial Manufacturing such as electronics, general machinery, and fabrication among others. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, and others segments like Automotive, Textiles, Water and Waste Water, Plastics, Pulp and Paper, and Sugar have been analyzed as well.
About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?
Khosla Ventures backed AliveCor, Announces Partnership with LeapVault
Khosla Ventures backed AliveCor, a leader in digital healthcare, announces partnership with Kumaar Bagrodia’s LeapVault to bring world’s first US FDA approved medical grade portable single lead ECG device to India.
As the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases grows, the need for easy to use heart monitoring is vital in detecting serious heart conditions before potentially life threating conditions, like stroke, occur. The incidence of atrial fibrillation (AFib) continues to grow with the ageing population, and according to global research, one in every five people aged 65 years and above will develop AFib in their lifetime. One major problem with AFib is that it is often asymptomatic, and as a result, many patients are not diagnosed until a cardiac event occurs.
Access to quality and timely cardiac care in India is a challenge for millions and we’re excited to be on the forefront of medical innovation and bring the latest generation of the Kardia Mobile ECG solution to India. In addition to helping doctors and individual patients, this can really change corporate health and wellness programs” said Kumaar Bagrodia, CEO, LeapVault.
The Kardia Mobile is one of the smallest ECGs in the world and can be carried in a clinician’s or patient’s pocket or even stuck to the mobile phone. The solution not only records a medical grade ECG in 30 seconds but also confirms whether or not the recording is normal. In addition to selling the device itself to doctors, individual patients and corporates, LeapVault shall also provide a service where the patient can email the recording from the app to a doctor for further consultation.
“We’re happy to be partnering with LeapVault and coming to India where so many people can benefit from the cutting-edge FDA approved technology in our latest devices and apps. Our solution also enables patients in remote locations to look after their heart in a timely manner using global standard technology” said Francis White, VP Sales and Business Development, AliveCor Inc.
About AliveCor, Inc.
AliveCor, Inc. is pioneering the creation of FDA-cleared ‘machine learning’ techniques to enable proactive heart care and is recognized around the world for transforming cardiac care. The FDA-cleared Kardia Mobile is the most clinically validated mobile ECG solution on the market and is recommended by leading cardiologists and used by people worldwide for accurate ECG recordings. This simple-to-use mobile device and app-based service provides instant analysis for detecting atrial fibrillation (AF) and normal sinus rhythm in an ECG. AliveCor was recognized by Fast Company as one of 2017’s most innovative companies in health (#3). AliveCor is a privately-held company headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, please visit alivecor.com.
This mark’s LeapVault group’s entry in the digital health sector in India. LeapVault is a premier executive development & knowledge media player in India. It creates unique platforms that provide exceptional learning experiences and works with leading Indian & foreign corporate executives, business promoters, International governments, global institutions and thought leaders in understanding and enabling their learning, engagement and hi-performance objectives. For more information please visit www.leapvault.com.
AxisDirect Introduces One Stop Market News
AxisDirect (www.axisdirect.in), the leading stock broking house, introduces one stop news section for investors on its website. Markets are dynamic in nature and it reacts sharply to news and information. Staying on top of latest happenings can help investors make the right investment decisions. However, getting right information at the right time remains a challenge due to plethora of information available across various news agencies and on various channels like TV, web, social media, RSS feeds etc.
In the age of information overload, it can be rather a time consuming activity for retail investors to lookout for news relevant for their investments through various sources like news websites, business news channels, social media etc. AxisDirect has simplified information discovery for investors through its one stop latest news section that brings latest news from best agencies across various mediums, all at one place.
The ‘Equity – Latest News’ section (click here) has the following 4 categories –
- News: Gets news from Capital Markets classified into 5 categories – Market News, Corporate News, Economy News, Global News and Other News
- Tweets: Catch news as it happens with live tweets from best news handles like CNBC TV18, CNBC Awaaz, Economic Times, MoneyControl, Zee Business, BTVi etc.
- Live TV: Brings you live TV powered by BTVi and provides access to various YouTube channels
- RSS Feeds: Fetches live feeds from leading sources like Reuters, BTVi, MoneyControl, CNBC TV18, CNBC Awaaz, Zee Business etc.
Similarly, the Mutual Fund section also has a latest news section (click here) which covers 3 sections
- News: Helps you stay updated on fund news, NFOs, dividend announcements, change in fund manager, merger of schemes etc.
- Videos: Watch insightful videos posted by leading AMCs on investor education, Market Outlook by various CIOs and fund managers etc.
- Expert Speak: Gain insights from excerpts of leading Fund Manager Interviews with in-depth analysis and market views
AxisDirect has forged tie ups with leading news agencies to make it convenient for its users to get the latest news from top sources right from a single window. This saves a lot of time and effort for the retail customers to search various websites or watch news channels to get live market information and to stay updated on current and expected market trends.
Commenting on the development Mr. Amit Golia, Chief Business Officer, Axis Securities said, “We are very happy to introduce ‘Latest News’ section on our portal. This feature will not only provide investors with the relevant news but also provide unbiased views to help them undertake an independent analysis for creating a better financial portfolio. AxisDirect has always endeavoured to simplify the customer experience through innovation and this feature is a positive step in that direction.”
Similarly, to validate opinions on stocks, AxisDirect provides free access to its customers to view independent third party research from international sources like Reuters Consensus estimates for long term stock view and TheScreener for short term view. Unbiased view on stocks helps investors to take a more informed call on various investment and trading ideas.
About AxisDirect (www.axisdirect.in)
AxisDirect is the retail broking vertical of well known BFSI player Axis Securities Limited (ASL). ASL is a proud subsidiary of Axis Bank – India’s 3rd largest private sector bank. ASL is currently present in 80+ branches across India. ASL offers retail broking services through AxisDirect and also functions as a distributor to Bank’s financial products. AxisDirect engages in offering simplified investment solutions through a bouquet of investment products to its customers e.g. Equities, Mutual Funds, SIPs, IPOs, Derivatives, Bonds, NCDs, ETFs and Company Fixed Deposits. With over 15 lakh customers, AxisDirect is one of the fastest growing players in the industry and is among the top 5 players in terms of customer base.
GSTSTAR and WITHDIA: Bringing GST, Technology and Knowledge Together
gststar.com and withdia.com recently announced their collaboration where they have integrated the flagship GST Solution by GSTSTAR with the GST Knowledge Base provided by DIA.
GSTSTAR is a leading GST solution, with multiple deployment options available for various requirements and types of customers. It caters to the GST compliance needs of businesses, tax consultants and large enterprises. GSTSTAR is conceptualized and built around the three pillars of technology, knowledge management and services – thus making it a comprehensive and relevant solution.
WITHDIA combines a rich repository of Q&A and related content with search technologies, knowledge about the query and user context into a single framework in order to provide the most appropriate content for a user’s information needs. With this collaboration, clients of GSTSTAR will have access to the comprehensive knowledge database of GST related content that is curated by tax experts. In a nutshell, withdia.com has made it quick and easy to access the plethora of information on GST.
GSTSTAR believes that this initiative will make access to the domain knowledge easy and available to a larger group of people. It can be accessed at gststar.com/knowledge.
Vishnu Bagri, Co-founder, withdia.com introduced their platform as an online collaborative platform for organizing curated inputs from experts and making it available to users ‘in context’ and ‘on demand’.
Commenting on the launch of the collaboration, Shailesh Agrawal, Co-founder of GSTSTAR says, “Most businesses do not have access to reliable information on GST. With this integration with DIA, GSTSTAR provides a significant advantage to our customers, who along with using our robust solution, now have access to relevant and bankable information around GST. Our aim is to align with #DigitalIndia in not only providing a comprehensive and easy-to-use GST technology solution, but also to provide the relevant access to GST information from one portal itself.”
P V Srinivasan, an early user and an investor of DIA stated, “With the GST law evolving continuously, the need to be updated and be able to disseminate the tax positions across teams and people is imperative. The partnership brings compliance and knowledge support on a single screen for users across organizations – small as well as large and make the transition to #OneNationOneTax a success.”
GSTSTAR is a comprehensive GST solution catering to the GST needs of businesses, professionals and large organizations. Based out of Bengaluru and founded by Infosys veterans Shailesh Agrawal and Balaji G S Rao, GSTSTAR offers products and services for GST compliance and will help businesses transition to the GST era smoothly. The company is backed with seed funding of USD 1 million by software industry leaders and ex-Infosys directors T V Mohandas Pai and V Balakrishnan among others.
Company Website: http://www.gststar.com
withdia.com is an intelligent and an intuitive application for enterprises and individual professionals to manage their legal, tax and other regulatory roles. It aggregates content/solutions curated by experts and is already amongst the largest question and answer bank on GST in the country. It combines the content with search technologies, knowledge about query and user context into a single framework in order to provide the most appropriate content for a user’s information needs.
Company Website: http://www.withdia.com
CharIoT Selects SenRa LoRaWAN Services to Deploy IoT Solutions in India
CharIoT, an Indian-based start-up company providing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has selected SenRa, a pan India Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWANs) provider for long range-based (LoRa®-based) IoT applications, to support their smart solution deployments throughout India.
The collaboration between the two companies will provide an integration of SenRa’s open, standards-based network and CharIoT’s smart solution offerings such as water meters, parking sensors, and street lighting to be deployed in India’s smart cities.
“We here at CharIoT want to make sure that we are providing our customers with the best end-to-end solutions,” said Nilay Mehrotra, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CharIoT. “By selecting SenRa as a strategic partner, we know we can meet our customer expectations and provide them with reliable, low cost, and long range solutions.”
SenRa has plans to deploy LPWANs across India to include the 90 cities which have been selected by the government as part of their smart city missions. SenRa’s ability to launch and manage networks, while also deploying both Macrocell and Microcell technology at scale, provides support for a multitude of LPWAN use cases such as those provided by CharIoT.
“We are very excited to team up with CharIoT to bring smart solutions which will have a positive impact on India and its citizens,” said Ali Hosseini, Chief Executive Officer of SenRa. “CharIoT has a lot of young talent and are really bringing innovative solutions to the IoT market. Their CTO, Raj Garg, alumni of IIT Roorkee, has really impressed me with his and his team’s ability to tackle real world problems with cutting-edge technology.”
About NRS CharIoT Tech Pvt. Ltd.
CharIoT is an IoT start-up company bringing innovative solutions and technology to the world. CharIoT provides end-to-end solutions leveraging its IoT platform and devices with included analytical capabilities to detect patterns in data streams from machines and sensors. CharIoT solutions such as smart metering and smart parking work on cutting-edge technology to help their customers increase efficiency and improve quality of life.
About SenRa Tech Pvt. Ltd.
SenRa, a contributing member of the LoRa Alliance™, is a LPWAN provider for IoT/M2M applications. SenRa is currently deploying LPWANs throughout India for projects which require secure, reliable, long distance communication at low cost. We work with partners deploying environmentally-friendly solutions such as water meters, air quality monitors, smart agriculture solutions, electric and power meters. For additional information, visit: http://www.senraco.com.
About the LoRa Alliance™
The LoRa Alliance™ is an open, non-profit association that has grown to more than 400 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members are closely collaborating and sharing their experience to promote the LoRaWAN™ protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity. With the technical flexibility to address multiple IoT applications, both static and mobile, and a certification program to guarantee interoperability, the LoRaWAN™ is already being deployed globally by major mobile network operators and is anticipated to widely expand in 2017.
The technology utilized in a LoRaWAN™ network is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. With its unique penetration capability, a LoRaWAN™ gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than 10 miles away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements. The LoRaWAN™ protocol offers unique and unequalled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other LPWAN technologies. These benefits will enable the diverse use cases and business models that will enable deployments of large-scale LPWAN IoT networks globally.
Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder
NRS CharIoT Pvt. Ltd.
Chief Operating Officer
SenRa Tech Pvt. Ltd.
SOURCE SenRa Tech Private Limited
Paul Writer’s 5th Futurist Business Conclave Celebrates with India’s Leading CXOs
Paul Writer’s fifth edition of Futurist Business Conclave saw more than 200 CXOs participate in the event which was a mix of masterclasses, panel discussion and keynote. As part of this event the following recognition lists were unveiled by Anjum Chopra, Former Captain, Indian Women’s Cricket Team:
The event also saw guest speakers including Malcolm Frank, Co – Author Of The Book: What To Do When Machines Do Everything & EVP, CSO & CMO – Cognizant, Jaspreet Bindra, Vice-President – Digital Transformation, Mahindra, Stephen Tame, Chief Advisor IT, Chief Digital Officer, Indigo Airlines, Vivek Vishnu, Chief Digital Officer, Intex Technology (India) Ltd., Sunder Madakshira, Head- Marketing, Adobe India, Arun Rajamani, Country Head & GM, Pluralsight India, Geetu Bhatnagar, Chief Marketing Officer, Oracle India, Sathya Prasad Rai, Vice President Cloud Applications, Oracle, Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy Officer & Head Growth Factories, Tech Mahindra, Abhishek Lal, Sr. E-Commerce Director, Adidas Group India, Arati Bam, Head – Digital Media Enterprise Marketing, Adobe India, Sanjeev Mahesh (APAC CX Sales Consulting Director), Oracle Asia Pacific, Ratnesh Mehra (Customer Experience Strategy & Transformation Leader), Oracle & Madhukar Uniyal (Master Principal Consultant), Oracle Marketing Cloud share their insights.
Speaking about the event, Jessie Paul, CEO, Paul Writer quotes, “This is the 5th year that I’ve had the privilege to curate this Conclave and it is always exciting to meet India’s most forward-thinking business leaders and drive a discussion on what the future will look like, and more importantly, how we can shape it to our benefit. The unveiling of the Pluralsight Digi 100, Paul Writer Customer Experience (CX) 100 and Adobe Content 100 is a unique recognition of India’s top drivers in these areas.”
Ashish Tiwari, Head – Digital Marketing, Hero Cycles Ltd. Said, “There are events, conferences and then there are “THE CONFERENCE” which you remember for long after it has ended, and this conclave actually falls in the latter category. The panel and speakers were impeccable and discussions were invigorating. Entire day was planned with so much energy that there was not a single chance for any dull moment to creep in. I honestly felt that every moment I invested was worth in the conclave.”
This event was supported by Content100 Partner – Adobe, Let’s Talk CX Partner – Oracle, Digi100 Partner – Pluralsight, Media Partner – CNBC TV18, Design Partner – MetricFox & Event Partner – Phase1.
About Paul Writer
Paul Writer is a B2B Marketing Advisory firm that engages with clients to help them develop and manage their outreach to a defined audience of professionals. Our approach is to enable consistent, measurable engagement through multiple connected activities such as tweet chats, webinars, conferences, roundtables, advisory boards and content among others. Paul Writer was founded in 2010 and is honored to work with Adobe, Dell, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, SAP and others. For more information, please visit http://www.paulwriter.com or email email@example.com.
HCL Acquires Automation–Driven Data Management Platform to Help Clients Accelerate Data Integration and Migration
HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services company, has agreed to buy ETL Factory Limited, doing business as Datawave, a UK–based company that has created an innovative data automation platform which enables enterprise customers to execute large scale, complex data–migration and data–integration projects in a leaner, faster and smarter way. The flagship product Datawave won the Informatica Innovation Award and is also extendable to other platforms, including big data.
“The acquisition of DataWave and its suite of products bolsters HCL’s capabilities to collaborate with clients on their mission–critical data transformation projects, incorporating a culture of DevOps and continuous integration,” said Rahul Singh, President, and Head – Financial Services, HCL Technologies. “Datawave also brings in significant banking industry expertise.”
“In a recent market study done by HCL, 81% of organizations said they were overwhelmed with the volume and variety of data needed to drive digital transformation. Datawave’s automation solutions will significantly help our clients accelerate their digital journey through a robust data architecture,” said Anand Birje, Corporate Vice President and Head – Digital & Analytics, HCL Technologies.
“The synergies between Datawave’s customer-centric, enterprise data integration platform and HCL’s technology leadership and deep engineering capabilities will deliver unparalleled value to our clients,” said Mark Butterworth, CEO, DataWave.
About ETL Factory, doing business as ‘Datawave’
Datawave is a leading provider of data migration and integration solutions, focused on automation and digital transformation around Informatica and other similar enterprise data management stacks. The product suite accelerates the end-to-end rollout of data integration builds, allowing enterprises to implement rapid, agile data integration projects in a transformative manner. Datawave’s automated delivery software and related-services guarantee code quality and consistency, ensuring a massive reduction in development time, testing, and costs, as well as huge productivity gains.
Datawave’s next generation Automation solution has been extensively proven at Tier 1 global bank enabling an impressive 80% reduction in data transformation effort and timeline thereby saving millions of dollars in both project and on-going capex costs.
AgileNCR: A Front-runner in the Agile Software Development Conference
AgileNCR is an annual event on Agile organized by Xebia. It first began in 2007 with a plain objective of bringing together seasoned Agile leaders and industry experts under one roof, engage participation, and disseminate knowledge on Agile and DevOps through talks and presentations. From thereon, the conclave has grown immensely and the outreach has been terrific. Today, AgileNCR is one of the most renowned Agile Software Development Conference in India.
Each year, the conference comes up with a unique theme, introducing a wide range of topics to the audience. It covers various facets of Agile, worthwhile for every enthusiast – from an early adopter of Agile to a veteran, gratifying their curiosity. Thereby, making AgileNCR an ideal platform to share awareness and insights pertaining to Agile software development. In 2016, there were 250+ delegates and attendees who graced the event.
In the present day, digitalization is driving tremendous changes, effecting key shifts in the IT industry. It is imperative that organizations take a step towards changing the cultural mindset; as an organization and as an individual. In the past few years, Agile software development practices have been a major part of this shift, but how effectively this movement from Waterfall to Agile has worked for the organizations? Does one think such investments give worthwhile returns and help enterprises achieve their business goals? Accordingly, AgileNCR is a significant platform to enlighten people on various key aspects of Agile and DevOps which are relevant in today’s rapidly changing environment.
AgileNCR 2017 marks its 9th edition with Minimal Viable Agile as the theme. The two-day event will be held on November 24thand 25th at the Crowne Plaza, Gurugram. The theme offers four curated tracks, encompassing topics like Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment, Agile Architecture, Design Patterns & Principles, Spotify Model, Coaching & Leadership, DevOps in Mainframe, Agile Security, Onshore – offshore Agile challenges, to name a few. Attendees will hear from the experts on diverse ways of how organizations can successfully embrace their journey toward Agile transformation.
With a history of consecutive success throughout the years, this year AgileNCR will not be different either. It promises to redefine ideas and concepts in a whole new way.
Here’s a great opportunity to connect, learn, share, and engage with ideas.
To know more, please visit www.agilencr.org
Xebia is a Dutch-headquartered IT company which specializes in Continuous Delivery and DevOps, Full Stack Agile Development, Agile Consulting & Transformation, Big Data/Data Science, Mobile, Cloudification and Data Centre Automation. With offices in The Netherlands, France, India (Delhi and Bangalore) and U.S. (Boston), we employ over 750 people worldwide and generate over $75 million in revenue.
Xebia explores and creates new frontiers in IT. We provide innovative products and services and strive to stay one step ahead of our customers’ needs. We turn new technology trends into business advantages. As mainstream frontrunners, we create new IT solutions and build the future with our customers. Passion for in-depth technology and software craftsmanship in combination with Lean, Agile and Scrum practices are Xebia’s driving factors and competitive edge.
To know more, please visit https://xebia.com/
Coca-Cola Extended the Window of Experiencing the Iconic FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Winner’s Trophy for Football Fans in Kolkata
In the lead up to the first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 to be hosted by India, Coca-Cola today extended the opportunity for passionate football fans in Kolkata to experience the iconic FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Winner’s Trophy. The Trophy was displayed at INOX at Quest Mall in Park Circus where football fans from across the city participated in various contests, met some of the top football coaches in the country, and took memorable pictures with the Trophy.
Prior to that, Coca-Cola also launched activation program to engage the sport lovers in Kolkata. On-the-go canters toured the city many days ahead of the Trophy experience and promoted football. They engaged with consumers by offering them a chance to win “cut-the-queue” cards that allowed the winners to get easy access to the iconic Trophy by skipping the queues.
Mr. Pradip Pandey, Zonal Vice President, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd, who led the ceremony in Kolkata, said, “When the world’s most popular sport teams up with the world’s most popular beverage, it creates magic. We consider it our privilege that we were able to provide the experience of a lifetime to the football lovers in Kolkata. More importantly, I am hoping that along with FIFA we have been able to add an additional layer to the strong sporting legacy of the city.”
Javier Ceppi, Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 said: “Coca-Cola is a key partner within global football and for the development of the sport in India, which is primed to become the biggest in the country in the long run. Coca-Cola has been associated with us throughout this process and the company’s support is extremely important to achieve our goals.”
After inspiring the football fans in Kolkata, the Trophy tour is scheduled for the next destination, Siliguri, on September 4th (2pm–3:30pm) at Spencer’s in City Centre Mall.
About Coca-Cola India
Coca-Cola India is one of the country’s leading beverage companies offering a range of healthy, safe, high quality, refreshing beverage options to consumers. Since its re-entry in 1993, the company has been refreshing consumers with its products – Aquarius, Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke, Thums Up, Fanta, Fanta Green Mango, Limca, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Maaza, VIO flavoured milk ‘Almond Delight’ and ‘Kesar Delight’, Minute Maid range of juices, FUZE Iced tea, Georgia and Georgia gold range of hot and cold tea and coffee options, Schweppes, Kinley and Bonaqua packaged drinking water and Kinley Club Soda. The Company along with its bottling partners and through a strong network of over 2.6 million retail outlets, touches the lives of millions of consumers. Its brands are some of the most preferred and most sold beverages in the country – Sprite and Thums Up – being the top two selling sparkling beverages.
The Coca-Cola India system provides direct employment to 25,000 people and indirect employment to more than 150,000 people. The Coca-Cola system in India is contributing in its own small way to building sustainable communities through community initiatives like Coca-Cola Support My School, Thums Up VEER, Coca-Cola Parivartan, Maaza Unnati and by reducing its own environmental footprint. For further information on the company’s India operations and its products, please visit: www.coca-colaindia.com. Follow us on twitter @CocaCola_Ind, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cocacolaindia/
B2B E-commerce: Empower Intermediaries, not Eliminate
Disintermediation or eliminate the middle men has been the mantra of the startups like Power2SME, OfBusiness, WYDR, Bizongo which have mushroomed in the past couple of years. The Business model of these startups is tailored to suit the buyers who can either pay upfront or can avail loan from Banking institutions for Procurement. Startups, Venture Capitalists and NBFCs have looked at the solution from predominantly disintermediation dimension. This approach can cater to about 25% of the market and they are already facing headwinds in terms of credit, recovery, technology adaption etc.
Indian B2B commerce which is currently a USD 400 Billion market is all set to undergo a transformation. Indian B2B market is unique compared to other global markets due to our legal system, credit related practices and unorganized logistics. B2B is very different compared to B2C. It is characterized by bulk and repetitive buying, lesser SKUs, many people in the trade, significant role of credit, lack of transparency etc. 65% of Indian B2B Market is credit driven but banks and NBFCs can cater only to about 20% of the credit financing. About 60% of credit requirements are met by intermediaries like dealers and distributors who play a vital role in the trade. A city like Bangalore alone has about 6000 dealers and distributors across verticals. Despite all the challenges, it is set to grow to USD 700 Billon by 2020. All the major Venture Capitalists have just begun to invest in this play and it has received approximately USD 120 million cumulatively in the last 2 years.
A new wave is emerging. Empower the intermediaries to play a vital role in credit and managing last mile relationships which are crucial for B2B commerce. Intermediary lead model is a new dimension which has the capability to address 65% of the B2B market and thus is a bigger opportunity to go after.
Avysh and Udaan which are both Bangalore based have business models and technology to empower the intermediaries in B2B trade. Udaan is dealing with wholesale consumer products like mobile accessories, clothes, fashion accessories etc. and Avysh is dealing with commodities like Steel, Cement, Polymers, Chemicals etc. Chatbots, conversational commerce are the suitable technology components that are being adapted in this space. This dimension is set to receive big impetus from the onset of block chain. In the era of Block Chain these intermediaries can efficiently perform like financial institutions.
Square Capital Becomes the Largest Organized Distributor of Secured Mortgages in India
Square Capital, the digital lending arm of India’s largest real estate transaction platform Square Yards has underlined its market dominance by becoming the largest organized distributor of secured mortgages in the country. It is currently facilitating USD 30- 40Mn (INR 200cr – INR 260cr) of loan disbursals every month, contributed majorly by secured mortgages spread across 50+ banking partners for their different products in home loan, home against property and business loan. Its impressive growth is attributed to the rise in availability of affordable housing in India as well as the increasing consumer propensity to rely on fintech platforms for a full spectrum of financial needs.
Speaking on the recent numbers, Amit Prakash Singh, Principal Partner, Square Capital said Real estate and fintech aggregation are a synergistic match to a vast degree and Square Capital, was able to build on the established best practices of Square Yards to become one of the largest mortgage distributors in India today. We are betting big on affordable housing to drive future growth, particularly with the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana offering interest subsidies and of course, the huge number of untapped first-time home buyers that can be catered to in the home loan segment up to Rs. 30 lakh.
Government schemes such as the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna which offers interest subsidy between 3-6.5% for loans between Rs.6-12 lakh for EWS and LIG categories and subsidy of 4% and 3% for loans of Rs.9 lakh (for those with income up to Rs.12 lakh annually) and Rs.12 lakh (for those with income up to Rs.18 lakh annually) respectively, are driving consumers to opt for home loans that they can repay easily and fulfill their dream of real estate ownership. In fact, several studies have shown that loans have gone up by more than 20% over the last few years for affordable housing purchases. Square Capital is optimizing this opportunity to the hilt by enabling easier access to credit for potential home owners.
In the absence of any national-level mortgage distributor that has managed to scale up over the last decade, Square Capital has not only been able to generate massive digital leads but is also enabling fulfilment, either digitally or through its hybrid online to offline (O2O) approach.
About Square Capital
Square Capital is a marketplace lending platform that aggregates offers from financial institutions on a single platform and provides end to end fulfilment support in the lending process that includes assessing the credit worthiness/risk of clients, helping them choose the right product from the appropriate lending organization, managing their documentation, advising on professional issues pertaining to taxation & insurance and assisting the client till the entire lifecycle of loan disbursement.
Jolywood N-type Bifacial Module, Breakthrough for Investment on PV Market in India
Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co., Ltd (‘Jolywood’) entered into an agreement with ACME Clean-tech Solutions Private Limited (‘ACME’), a renewable energy developer in India, to supply Jolywood N-type High-efficiency Bifacial Monocrystalline Solar Modules with the capacity of 6.775MW. This not only marks the first large-scale use of N-type Bifacial Solar Products in India, but also a remarkable milestone for Jolywood to start an expansion. Mr. Lin Jianwei, the chairman of Jolywood Group, Mr. Liu Yong, the general manager of Jolywood Solar, and Mr. Ankur, CSO of ACME, attended this signing ceremony.
According to the agreement, for this time, Jolywood offered 72-cell N-type Bifacial Mono Transparent Modules with efficiency of 370W. It is the first time that India has such a great scale of application of N-type Bifacial Solar Products, which can bring higher investment return comparing to the conventional PV products.
India has become one of the most popular overseas markets for Chinese PV enterprises. With the advantageous location and abundant solar radiation resources, the Indian Market has great opportunities for renewable energy, including solar.
Mr. Modi, the Prime Minister of India, gave a broader proposal about achieving 100GW solar installation by 2022, in order to solve the power demand of over 100 million people in the countryside. This bid plan could be an important catalyst for the growing of Indian PV Industry.
International Energy Agency (IEA) reported the annual growth of electricity demand in India Market would be increased by 5%, meaning triple-size electricity system will be required by 2040. Modi showed his confidence in the solar energy being the key solution for power consumption issue in India, and released an ambitious solar plan right after he took office.
Mr. Ankur commented, “N-Bifacial Product can bring over 20% additional generation gain, which can highly increase the IRR of solar plant. It’s not only a solution to lower the LCOE, but also a brand new solution can deal with the electricity shortage in India. Really worth trying, that’s why Jolywood is our first choice this time.”
“The cooperation with ACME is only our first step in India Market,” said Mr. Liu Yong. “Double-side generation, zero LID, lower working temperature, with these features, Jolywood N-pert Products are very competitive for a high temperature environment such as India. We truly believe that our products can bring 10% or even more additional power for every solar plant, to lower the LCOE and also increase the IRR. We are looking forward to having a further cooperation with ACME, working together to expand more application of N-pert products, not only to bring lower LCOE and higher IRR for the investors, but also to provide affordable energy for India Market.”
Ankur also showed, with confidence and expectation for future cooperation, that the two parties may have complementary advantages in power plant development.
SOURCE Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co. Ltd.
Landis+Gyr & Tata Power-DDL Partner to Deploy Smart Metering Infrastructure in Delhi
Tata Power-DDL distributes electricity in the north of Delhi, India’s capital city, and serves a population of 7 million, with a customer base of 1.6 million people. It has been the frontrunner in implementing power distribution reforms and is dedicated to using technological innovation to better serve its customers. An AMI rollout of this size and significance, comprising smart meters and related infrastructure, will certainly provide the vital backbone for Tata Power-DDL’s customers to reap the benefits of the smart energy revolution.
In the spirit of true partnership, Landis+Gyr supported Tata Power-DDL through an initial pilot phase to gain the regulatory approval necessary for full roll out.
Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD of Tata Power-DDL, said, “We are dedicated to bringing state of the art AMI technology and solutions to our customers in North Delhi. Our work with Landis+Gyr on India’s first, large scale, smart meter and RF canopy deployment, which covers the full 510 square kilometres of Tata Power-DDL’s area of operation, marks a significant step in our efforts to bring smart grid technology to India. This deployment will not only empower our consumers by utilizing a two-way communication system, but it will also help us to build an important foundation for a truly smart grid, featuring world class power distribution infrastructure.”
Ellie Doyle, Landis+Gyr’s Executive Vice President of APAC, said, “Smart metering and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) can bring so many benefits to the end customer, allowing them the opportunity to better manage and control their energy use. It gives us at Landis+Gyr an enormous sense of pride and accomplishment to be on this journey with one of India’s most innovative utilities.”
“From energy grid technology, to renewable energy initiatives, and on to an online billing and payment system for energy consumers, Tata Power-DDL has been at the forefront in implementing the latest in energy innovation in India. We look forward to supplying this important first tranche of smart meters for them, providing as it will the smart energy data necessary to further deepen the relationship Tata Power-DDL has with its customers,” added Doyle.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid, including smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control, analytics and energy storage. Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents. With sales of approximately USD 1.7 billion, the company employs c. 6,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at www.landisgyr.com.
About Tata Power-DDL
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (established July 1, 2002) is a joint venture between Tata Power and Government of Delhi. It distributes electricity to a populace of 7 million across an area of 510 sq km in North Delhi with a peak load of 1852 MW. Tata Power-DDL has been a frontrunner in implementing power distribution reforms in the India’s capital city, reducing the Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses from the inherited 53% to the present 8.59% (as on date). The company is implementing projects including Smart Metering, Home Automation, Smart Grid, Electric Charging Stations, Solar Rooftop Net Metering. Tata Power-DDL is also providing technical and management support through consultancy assignments in 19 Indian states and abroad including Kurdistan, Turkey, Iraq. The World Bank in its ‘Doing Business’ Report has acknowledged Tata Power-DDL’s contribution towards improving the ease of getting electricity connection through process simplification improving India’s ranking twice, by 111 points from 137 in 2015 to 26 in 2017.
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Over 100 Top Food and Beverage Leaders Come Together at Tetra Pak’s ’30 Years in India’ Exclusive Leadership Seminar
Tetra Pak®, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, is celebrating 30 years of its presence in India this year. To mark this momentous occasion, Tetra Pak organised an exclusive leadership seminar – Today, Tomorrow, Together – playing host to over 100 leaders from the Indian F&B industry, besides representatives from the Government and other organisations.
The first day saw a celebration of Tetra Pak’s three-decade long journey in India, looking back at key milestones and enduring partnerships with iconic brands that have virtually shaped the course of the food and beverage industry in the country.
In his keynote address, Jayant Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Civil Aviation spoke about the importance of affordable and frugal innovation in a country like India. Referring to Tetra Pak’s tetrahedron-shaped Tetra Classic® Aseptic packaging, he said, “India is leading the revolution around affordability and frugal innovation. In India, for us, frugal development is not just desirable but a necessity. I was very excited when I spoke to the team at Tetra Pak and they told me about this ‘samosa’ pack. This is a perfect example of how with the right packaging at the right price point you can start to unlock markets, enable trial and get people to start to change their consumption behaviour.”
“If we can deliver a combination of quality and affordability, we can unlock vast markets. That is why I am so excited about what Tetra Pak is doing. Because I think they are creating these service and product units which are at a very affordable price point, but because of their unique technology, they have the quality which is necessary,” he added.
This was followed by a special presentation by Meetul Patel, Chief Operating Officer – Microsoft India, where he talked about ‘The Future of Tech’ and the chief drivers of India’s digital transformation, including how these are likely to impact the food and beverage industry. “We are entering a period where information technology and the physical world are intersecting to transform business value chains, and the way we live and work. The Internet of Things, Virtual/Augmented reality, Natural Computing Interfaces like voice and gesture, and Artificial Intelligence are enabling breakthrough solutions and new opportunities for growth. The digital transformation over the next few years will be unlike anything we have experienced,” he said.
Jeff Fromm, noted US-based speaker and author of Marketing to Millennials, outlined what ‘The Future Consumer’ would be like and how brand owners can prepare themselves for the evolving needs of consumers over the next few years. The last presentation for the day by Libby Costin, Tetra Pak’s Vice President, Marketing for South Asia, East Asia and Oceania, spoke about the ‘Future of Food & Packaging’ and the external forces that will affect the industry.
The second half of the day included two panel discussions on Food safety and Sustainability, bringing together an eclectic mix of industry leaders, government representatives and other key opinion leaders who shared their perspectives on ‘How to strengthen India’s food safety framework’ and ‘Key success factors for implementing the Extended Producer Responsibility legislation’.
On day two of the event, attendees got a glimpse of the future through a showcase of some of the technologies and cutting-edge innovations being developed by Tetra Pak to help brands meet the evolving needs of the consumers and succeed in the market. These innovations, in the areas of Food & Beverage Packaging, Processing, Services and Sustainability included new shapes and sizes, a carton-based alternative to cans and glass for shelf-stable food, complete end-to-end solutions for food processing and packaging incorporating the latest AR/VR technologies; automation solutions through Tetra Pak PlantMaster for greater control and operational efficiencies; besides digitalization of services through tools such as the Microsoft HoloLens.
Dennis Jonsson, President and CEO, Tetra Pak group said, “India is one of our fastest growing markets and we are very upbeat about the opportunities that it offers. Our investments here underscore that point, and reflect the positive sentiment we hear from our customers, both here in India as well as in other parts of Asia. Since I joined Tetra Pak more than three decades ago, Indiahas been the market to watch. It is set to play an important role in the next phase of growth for our company.”
Commenting on the customer leadership seminar, Kandarp Singh, Managing Director of Tetra Pak South Asia Markets said, “We are very proud to be celebrating 30 years in India this year. We brought our pioneering aseptic technology for food and beverages into India because we felt that this technology was ‘Made for India‘. Since the commencement of our operations in India in 1987, it has been a long and fulfilling journey built on our brand promise – ‘PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™’. We are really grateful to our customers – especially those with whom we have enjoyed a long and strong partnership for the last few decades.”
About Tetra Pak®
Tetra Pak® is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries. With more than 24,000 employees around the world, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, ‘PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™’, reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.
More information about Tetra Pak® is available at http://www.tetrapak.com
Tetra Pak® is proud to celebrate 30 Years in India, building strong partnerships with leading brands and making food safe and available to millions of Indians.
To read more about our journey, please visit http://www.tetrapak.com/in/thirty-years-in-india
Denim Industry Comes Into Limelight With the First Edition of Denimsandjeans at Bangalore on September 25 and 26
The first edition of Denimsandjeans India show is set to launch on September 25 and 26 at Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru. After running over 9 shows in Bangladesh and Vietnam, Denimsandjeans brings its first edition to India enabling a niche denim trade platform to come up in India. The show will host most of the premium denim companies from India besides many other companies coming from Bangladesh, Turkey, Spain, Switzerland, Brazil, Italy, Ethiopia, etc. as participants. With about 30 companies the event will be a niche boutique show with a very informal, denimish environment! It needs to be remembered that India is the second largest consumer of denim apparel globally as well as the second largest producer of denim fabrics after China. There is immense potential in the Indian market as young Indian consumers show their preference for jeans over other apparel.
The organizers have received unprecedented response from the visitors and all the major retailers and brands including H&M, Marks & Spencer, VF Corporation, Landmark Group, Li Fung, GAP Inc., Zara, Tesco, Pepe Jeans, Killer Jeans, Spykar, JC Penny, Target, Benetton, V-Mart, Shopper Stop, Reliance Trends, Myntra, Hypercity Retail, ITC Limited, Carrefour, Levis, C&A, Pantaloons, Tata CLiQ, Westside, etc. are expected to visit the show. Some of the most reputed factories and exporters including Orient Craft and Gokaldas Exports will be visiting the show along with their team.
The show will have important talks on the latest trends, technologies, sustainability, latest innovation and developments by renowned global experts from Turkey, Italy, Spain and U.S. on both days.
Stefano Aldighieri – ex Creative Director of 7 for All Mankind, with his vast international experience, will talk about the secrets of making a denim brand successful. Dr Dilek Erik from Turkey will share her ideas on why Rigid denim is coming back but Stretch is still being used. Jordi Juani from Jeanologia will give details about the evolution of jeans finishing from hand to technology and how this has changed the jeans world. Vasco Pizarro, the Director at the largest European laundry will speak about Denim Wash Trends from Top European Brands for AW18 season.
A trend area on the major trends emanating globally will be created where latest looks in various categories will also be featured at the show so that the visitors will be able to savor the latest global looks.
The main idea behind the Denimsandjeans show is to create a platform where the best-in-class denim products and technologies can be displayed and knowledge can be shared at one place. The show will bring together all segments of the Indian denim industry including denim brands, retailers, traders, second-tier brands, garment manufacturers and exporters, buying houses, international buyers and others. The show organizers hope that it will bring increased attention to great possibilities of denim business from and in India. India is already the second largest consumer of denim apparel globally and is expected to grow at a fast pace in the coming years.
“We are very excited for our first edition in India. We had been organizing shows outside India but were always looking for the right time to come to India and to play a small part in the growth of the denim industry in India. Denim is going to continue as the fastest growing apparel sub sector and with new technologies and strengthening organized retail; the segment will get a great fillip. We are very hopeful for the industry growth in India,” said Mr Sandeep Agarwal, Founder of Denimsandjeans.com.
The show starts at 10:00 AM and closes at 06:00 PM on both days. The entry at the show is mainly for buyers who may register online at http://www.india.denimsandjeans.com/invite to get the official invitation for the show.
Denimsandjeans.com is a brand name owned by Mahadeva Esys Pvt Ltd. Denimsandjeans.com has been serving the denim industry with the latest trends, news and technologies through its online and offline platforms and has been bringing the different segments of the industry together at one place.
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Greening India – Starting With Highways, an Initiative by Strata Geosystems
With rapid growth in concretisation and the consequential damage to the environment, Strata Geosystems found a way to continue the rapid construction while simultaneously beautifying the surroundings. Strata tackled this challenge the same way they do for most infrastructure problems: thinking outside the box.
The ‘National Mission for a Green India’ under the National Action Plan on climate change has resonated well with Strata’s mission to build infrastructure that is environmentally friendly, long-lasting, cost-effective, and of course, attractive. Typically, the side slopes of highways erode easily during the monsoon and also look dull. StrataWeb is an innovative product that can be used to protect the slope and also enable a natural, green finish. After globally testing the quality of this product, Strata got to work at National Highway 215 (NH-215) between Panikoili and Remuli in Odisha.
The side slopes of this national highway are steep (~39 degrees), the length is 16 meters, and the highway required protection against erosion from rainwater run-off. The conventional way to solve this problem would be through stone pitching. However, stones have become increasingly difficult to source and give off a displeasing, brown look. In addition, quarrying and transporting material from long distances went against Strata’s emphasis on reducing the carbon footprint.
Sure enough, StrataWeb was approved. It was infilled with locally available soil (preventing lengthy transportation and high material costs) and installed with minimal labour. The result is beautiful, green slopes across the highway – The National Mission accomplished.
For information, visit – www.strataindia.com
About Strata Geosystems:
Strata Geosystems is a leader in the geosynthetics market across the globe. Strata provides end-to-end solutions for soil reinforcement challenges including the supply, design, and construction with our world renowned StrataGrid™ (geogrid) and StrataWeb® (geocells). In addition to the ISO and CE mark, the testing for our products are conducted in GAI-LAP accredited labs across the U.S., U.K., and India. We are also a proud member of the International Geotechnical Society (IGS) promoting advancements in geosynthetics.
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Servify Launches India’s First eRecycle Program for iPhones
The tech startup aims to build a first-of-its-kind, globally scalable, Recycle Program.
Servify, an Apple Authorized Service Provider, recently launched India’s first, tech-enabled recycling program called ‘eRecycle’ for collecting and recycling End-of-Life (EOL) iPhones. This is a program aimed at collecting all EOL iPhones for safe recycling as per Apple norms.
The eRecycle Program offers an integrated solution, smartly designed to support to all stakeholders involved in the eRecycling process. The users can participate in this program by registering on the exclusively designed iOS App or the Microsite by Servify, and will have complete transparency until the safe recycling of their EOL iPhones. To make the process convenient, the users can opt for a complimentary pick up of their EOL iPhones from the location of their choice. Users can also visit any Apple Authorized Service Providers in India to drop off their EOL iPhones. The doorstep pickup service is available across 20 major cities in India through Servify’s own logistics team and through other logistics service providers across the country. With the help of geo-location on the App and Website, users can also find the nearest drop off location to visit and submit their iPhone at a time convenient to them.
The eRecycle Program also offers certain incentives (called as Green Rewards) to users for participating in this noble cause of helping co-build safe environment. These Rewards include iTunes Credit, a contest to win attractive monthly rewards, gift vouchers of popular brands and more. Servify has also partnered with a Mumbai-based NGO called Umang Foundation, to provide users an option to donate INR 500 towards children’s education against their EOL iPhone if they don’t want to avail any other Green Reward.
Sreevathsa Prabhakar, Founder of Servify, elaborated the reason for launching this program and some of the noteworthy features, “Recycling as a process is generally associated with lack of transparency and credibility for a long time. Mostly, the collected devices would either go to grey market for extracting parts or are never recycled in an environmentally safe manner. The eRecycle Program is designed to make recycling a convenient and memorable process with complete transparency. Moreover, as an Apple partner, we follow strict guidelines of safety, transparency and made it innovative, true to Apple ethos.”
He further added, “We have also partnered with an Apple Authorized Recycler to ensure that all collected iPhones are recycled under controlled conditions and are processed in a secure and environmentally safe manner.” “Every Customer recycling iPhones using eRecycle Program will get a certificate of safe destruction in addition,” he said.
Servify has brought in a fresh, creative approach with the eRecycle Program, true to its vision of assisting users from purchase to end of life of a device. With this Program, Servify hopes to control e-wastes going into the un-organized sector and getting misused. This program is also in line with the e-Waste (Management) Rules laid down by India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest And Climate Change.
Servify is a Device Management Platform empowering businesses and users to have a more meaningful experience with tech products. By tirelessly working behind-the-scenes, Servify has managed to elevate customer experiences for some of the biggest tech brands in the world. For more information, please visit:http://www.servify.in .
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Mrs. India Beauty Queen 2017 Pageant Admires, Salutes and Celebrates the Beauty of Married Women
Mrs. India Beauty Queen 2017 pageant wrapped up with infinite oomph and glamour on 1st September, 2017, in association with Crowne Plaza hotel Jaipur Tonk Road which played the perfect host for the same.
Mrs. India Beauty Queen is a perfect platform that admires, salutes and celebrates the power of beauty, achievements and accomplishments of married women. An opportunity to fulfill their dream, build an identity and leave a mark across the globe. Mrs. Bir Kaur Dhillon, National Director, MIBQ, stated, “Woman should have the equal right to live in society with dignity and free of fear. There is no tool of development that is more effective than the education and empowerment of women.“
The Finale was judged by eminent panel which included renowned Fashion Designer Rohit Kamra, Ranisa Rukshmani Kumari, Bir Kaur Dhillion (National Director for the pageant), Ashwani K. Goela (General Manager – Crowne Plaza Jaipur Tonk Road), Mr. Nikhil Vahi (Senior Vice President Hospitality Operations and Development – DS Group) and Dr. Jayshree Periwal (Director at JPI SCHOOL).
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ashwani K Goela, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Jaipur, said, “It gives me immense pride to associate with the fourth season of Mrs. India Beauty Queen 2017 pageant at Crowne Plaza Jaipur Tonk Road, that celebrates Indian beauty and would like to congratulate the winner of 2017. We at Crowne Plaza Jaipur, explore new opportunities to promote our Pink City through theater art and fashion and this is the first time Jaipur has witnessed a national event of this caliber.”
Speaking about the competition, Rohit Kamra stated, “I am very happy to be associated with the pageant. This year being the 4th season, the level of competition has really improved. It was a tough call to take. I’m very happy to see that women are breaking away from stereotype and moving on from creating new benchmarks for themselves.”
The judges announced their decision and crowned Sneha Kotte as Mrs. India Beauty Queen 2017, followed by Sonia Mehrotra, Shubha, Anushree and Priyaka Ujla as first, second, third and forth runners-up respectively.
To add to the existing glory, this year MIBQ introduced their classic titles. Now women over the age group of 45 years can also participate. Manisha Motwani was crowned Mrs. India Beauty Queen Classic Winner and will represent India at the Mrs. Globe 2017, followed by Manju Tavnani and Madhuri Kedar as the first and second runners-up, who will also represent India internationally.
The shortlisted contestants had to go through three days of rigorous grooming sessions which were conducted by ace supermodel and supermom Nyonika Chaterjee, who ruled the runway for more than 2 decades. She is the perfect mentor and Show Director for Mrs. India Beauty Queen. She stated “This is one of the platforms in India where a married woman who could not realize some of her dreams before marriage and had to take a break after marriage, is coming here now realize those dreams. The dreams of glamour, the dreams of being up there, the dreams of being a princess all comes together on this one platform.”
About the Judges
- Ranisa Rukshmani Kumari – hails from the illustrious Royal family of Chomu which has produced great warriors during British rule and after. She is married to Maharaj Kumar Shaheed Major Aditya Singh who passed away in Operation Prakram in Kashmir in 2011. She is a proud wife and a mother of a 12-year old child. Rukshmani Kumari Ji runs a foundation by the name of Star foundation. Star foundation is working to empower women and uplift the underprivileged children in rural Rajasthan. Star foundation aims to work to bring the change in lives of people of Rural Rajasthan. Rukshmani Kumari ji has also recently been appointed as the President for Women Football Rajasthan and hopes to spread the game in rural Rajasthan. Rukshmani Kumari Ji has been awarded with lots of prestigious awards in the city like Bharat Nirman Award, Best 101 Women Of Rajasthan, India Today Social Entrepreneur Award and many more. Rukshmani Kumari Ji aims to work for the betterment of society.
- Mr. Nikhil Vahi – Senior Vice President Hospitality Operations and Development – DS Group
Nikhil Vahi is a veteran in the hotel industry and has worked with the Oberoi group for over more than a decade in various roles starting as Restaurant Manager to being the General Manager of The Oberoi Grand. He has been with DS Group for over 10 year and heading the hospitality vertical and managing a portfolio of 5 hotels.
- Bir Kaur Dhillon – Bir is the National Director of Mrs. India Beauty Queen. With fire in her soul, former Mrs. Globe 2013 Bir Kaur Dhillon, also the passionate member of WOWW FOUNDATION, is the backbone of Mrs. India Beauty Queen and Mrs. India Globe.
- Rohit Kamra – Royalty and glamour best defines our celebrity judge Rohit Kamra, ace fashion designer.
- Dr. Jayshree Periwal -Dr. Jayshree Periwal has that rare distinction of being the woman who revolutionized the education system in Rajasthan. In a span of just 15 years, her journey from one student in her garage to 8,000 students and five schools is just exemplary. She was recently awarded as the most influential educationist in India by Asia One and her school as the most influential educational brand. An iconoclast and a visionary, she exemplifies the age old tradition of ‘thinking big.’ Her story is one of perseverance, passion and hard work.
About Woww Foundation
‘Women on Women Welfare’ is an initiative by Bir Kaur Dhillon and Rose Khaira to empower girls and women through education and vocational training to achieve economic independence.
Mrs. India Beauty queen is a perfect platform that admires, salutes and celebrates the power of beauty, achievements and accomplishments of a married woman. This gives an opportunity to fulfil their dream, build an identity and leave a mark across the globe. The only pageant that caters to married woman, Indian origin age 25 years to 50 years. Each of the 3 winners of Mrs. India Beauty Queen represents India for the International pageant.
- Winner – Mrs. India Globe
- 1st Runner up – Mrs. Indian Ocean Globe
- 2nd Runner up – Mrs. Indian United Nation International
Alongside they also declare Mrs. India Beauty Queen Classic winners, women 45yrs + can participate in this category and go on to representing the Classic titles for all 3 international pageants.
India’s most prestigious and credible Mrs. India beauty pageant gives the winners to represent India for the Mrs. Globe pageant in November 2017.
For more information, visit: http://www.mrsindiabeautyqueen.com or follow them on Facebook at:
Harminder Singh Bedi
R2R Media Solutions
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Explore Exhibitions & Conference LLP organizes 2nd Annual Smart Tech Healthcare 2017 Summit
The most awaited conference in healthcare ‘2nd Annual Smart Tech Healthcare‘ is back again with its 2nd edition which will be taking place on 23rd and 24th November 2017 in Bangalore,organized by Explore Exhibitions & Conference LLP . This year’s summit has been revamped with more exciting concepts, interesting new topics of discussions, leadership dinner, networking opportunities and a lot more. All this is nicely wrapped in a 2 days conference agenda.
The successful completion and the overwhelming response that we had received for our Smart Tech Healthcare 2016 summit, has given us the opportunity to strategize the Healthcare series again with our thought leaders and create a platform for the knowledge sharing and thoughtful discussions.
Here are the topics of discussion :
– Storytelling in a Digital Age: Transforming healthcare 2030 with IT
– Block chain as an enabler of countrywide interoperability
– Redesigning Healthcare: the future of Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
– The future for Technology Enabled Care: How the industry realises the opportunities
– Revolutionizing the Internet of Health & Medical Things
– Interoperability in the Post-EHR era
– Payer-Provider Collaboration on Data: The Leading Edge
– In-depth analysis of today’s megatrends (VR, tele-everything, Robotics, wearables, digital therapies)
– Deeper Dive: Understanding the Emerging Threats
– Population Health Strategies: Improved outcomes and care coordination
Our success story from the minds of our Delegates:
“The conference was hosted at a convenient venue and the delegates were more than I expected. The quality of the presentations were exciting and the opportunity to comment and ask questions – not only in the sessions but afterwards – has been a lot greater than at some of the bigger scientific meetings I visited before. The sessions were curated very intuitively and were forward looking as well. Participants always get to learn a lot more when session’s topics are a bit out of your comfort zone. It has been a very diverse conference scientifically and I liked that a lot,” said Dr. Ruchi Dass, Managing Director, Healthcursor consulting Group & Project Advisor (World Bank) IFC.
“The event was well attended on both days with a high level of intellect participation. The sessions were well coordinated, content material solid with good panel discussions. This is a great initiative to globalize digital technology in healthcare which is the only way forward. A lot of personal interactions took place for mutual exchange of knowledge,” said Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Bagai, Vice chairman & Director – Dean – Manipal Hospital Dwarka.
“Smart Tech was smartly done and Technology oriented. Brought some of the best minds together on panel, best thoughts across the audience and best outcomes for the deliberations. Looking forward to more milestones by Smart Tech,” said Dr. Jitendar Sharma, Director & CEO – Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone, Advisor (Health) – Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
“It was a pleasure to be at the Smart Tech Healthcare 2016. I enjoyed the interactions with the exhibitors, the audience and the panel discussions. Innovations and adoption of technology in healthcare is the future and conferences like these are of great value in helping the health care industry gear for the future,” said Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal MD,FRCP (UK), Chairman – Manipal Hospitals.
“This was my first time at Smart Tech and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the discussions and the audience. The conversations were engaging and the content, quite rich. I look forward to participating in the years to come,” said Mr. Hari Thalapalli, CEO, CallHealth.
“Had a very interesting session on the challenges of IT implementation in the Healthcare sector at the Smart Tech Healthcare IT Conference. Glad to be a part of a panel wherein participants had varied business models – maternity, social service, healthcare brand management and hardcore IT implementation,” said Mr. Sandeep KM, Sr. Manager – Sakra World Hospital.
“I was initially a little hesitant to participate in this event as this was Explore’s first event. I was however mistaken, the team @ Explore handled the two days of sessions exceptionally well (for a first timers) and it is a job very well done,” said Mrs. Ashvini Danigond, Executive Director & CEO – Manorama Infosolutions.
“I congratulate Explore Exhibitions and Conference for organising so well Smart Tech Healthcare – 2016. It brought most of the Health Technology stakeholders, private as well public on the same platform and share the advancement in technology views and concerns. The contents and the high quality of the conference is commendable,” said Dr. Sandhya Ahuja, Sr. Consultant HMIS -National Health Systems Resource Center.
The 2nd Annual Smart Tech Healthcare will bring together 300+ participants from the healthcare and the information technology leaders who are renowned for their expertise in the subject matter. The attendees would gain an intense knowledge on the latest trends and innovations, the new implemented govt. laws and regulations. The sponsors and the exhibitors will get a wide platform to showcase their best solutions unlike their competitors.
Register today to participate. Come and be a part of the most exclusive gathering of the year. To know more visit: www.exploreexhibitions.com/healthcare or contact Samantha – +91-7022871384.
Event: 2nd Annual Smart Tech Healthcare 2017 Summit
Date: 23rd – 24th November 2017
Place: Bangalore, India
About Explore Exhibitions & Conference LLP:
Explore Exhibitions and Conference LLP is a leading business intelligence company, which produce B2B Conference, In-house training and Public Training with a competitive edge across the globe which are replicated based on the current market trends & technological developments.
We believe that there will be better business when you have the satisfied clients. That’s why we are committed to finding out what exactly our client’s needs are and delivering solutions that meet often exceed their expectation’s. We provide business executives with tailored practical conference, forums and exhibitions. Keeping them up to date with industry trends and technological developments, we invite experts and world-class accredited speakers to share information at our Exhibitions and Conference.
We at explore exhibitions and conference strive for excellence for everything we do. We come with rich wealth of experience designed to propagate the top-line revenue of your company, ahead.
For more information, visit www.exploreexhibitions.com
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