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Rajan Anandan joins Capillary Technologies’ board

Google’s Vice President – South-East Asia & India, Rajan Anandan has joined the board of the omni-channel engagement and commerce product company, Capillary Technologies. Rajan is one of its early investors and advisor of the company. An experienced professional in digital, mobile and software

BMC Software appoints Polycom’s Peter Leav as new president and CEO

PUNE, INDIA: BMC Software announced Peter Leav’s appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer. Leav succeeds Bob Beauchamp, who continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors and will play a key role going forward. Leav joins BMC from Polycom,

Damon Xi to head the UCWeb business in India

BANGALORE, INDIA: UCWeb, an Alibaba Mobile Business Group Company has appointed Damon Xi as the General Manager for UCWeb India. This move puts Damon in charge of the strategic alliance and business development for the company in India. Damon was earlier in Tencent

After Microsoft and Google, Pulkit Trivedi to build Facebook’s relationships with clients in India

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Google India’s former Head of Industry (e-commerce), Pulkit Trivedi has been appointed by Facebook as Director for e-commerce, retail, travel and financial services verticals. In his new role, he will lead building and maintaining of strategic relationships with clients in

Unity hires Uber’s machine learning head to add to its AI prowess

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Just after a year as Uber’s head of machine learning, Dr. Danny Lange is now joining game engine startup Unity to head its AI and machine learning divisions. Before Uber, he had also worked at Amazon — on Amazon’s internal

Paytm brings Goldman Sachs’ chairman Mark Schwartz on board

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In a bid to add some more experience and insights into its online payment business, Paytm has added vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs group and chairman of Goldman Sachs in Asia-Pacific, Mark Schwartz to the company board. “He (Schwartz)

Lyft hires two new executives to take on Uber

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In a bid to take on rival Uber, ride-hailing company, Lyft has announced the hiring of two new executives to its top management. In an official statement, San Francisco-based Lyft announced that it has brought in Raj Kapoor as the

HCL appoints C Vijay Kumar as new CEO, to acquire Butler America Aerospace

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HCL Technologies has announced the appointment of C Vijay Kumar as the new President and Chief Executive Officer taking over from Anant Kumar who is transitioning to pursue personal interests. The IT services major has also entered into an agreement

Tata Cliq appoints Vikas Purohit as COO

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Tata Group’s business arm, Tata Cliq, has hired an experienced player to lead the commercial and seller management function. Vikas Purohit, the former head of Amazon’s fashion vertical and Paytm executive has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at

Hyperloop One raises $50mn, appoints former Uber CFO Brent Callinicos

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Los Angeles-based Hyperloop Technologies better known for its futuristic transportation system has raised $50 million in convertible-debt financing in a round led by DP World Group of Dubai. The company also announced hiring of Uber Technologies Inc.’s former chief financial

Cyanogen appoints former COO Lior Tal as the CEO, adopts new MOD approach

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Cyanogen, which was recently in news for laying off 20 percent of its workforce has appointed the former COO Lior Tal as new CEO, while the co-founder and CEO Kirt McMaster will be shifting to an “Executive Chairman” role. Cyanogen,

Mukesh Bansal joins Swiggy & Rivigo as strategic advisor

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Myntra founder, Mukesh Bansal has joined food-delivery startup Swiggy and logistics firm Rivigo as a strategic advisor on the company’s board. Bansal, who sold Myntra to Flipkart in one of the biggest e-commerce acquisitions in 2014, held a key leadership

Uber poaches senior Target executive to lead global operations

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Uber Technologies Inc has poached US retailer Target’s chief marketing officer Jeff Jones to help lead the growing ride-services company and reshape its image. Jones will be joining the San-Francisco, California-based ride-sharing company as a deputy to the Chief Executive

Intel Security names Anand Ramamoorthy as India & SAARC MD

BANGALORE, INDIA: Intel Security assigned Intel’s Director, Sales & Marketing, South Asia, Anand Ramamoorthy as its new Managing Director India and SAARC. Anand takes over from Jagdish Mahapatra, who is heading the Channels & Alliances business in the APAC region

Uber adds three big names to its top level management

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With no more competition on the China front, as expected Uber is now pouring in immense resources in India to ramp up its management team. The American ride-hailing service is bulking up its business development, engineering and communication teams to

Can Pekka Rantala – former CEO, Angry Birds-maker Rovio resurrect Nokia?

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Nokia, which was once people’s preferred choice in the smartphone segment wants to regain some of its lost ground. In a bid to revive its old legacy, the company has signed a brand agreement with home-brewed Finnish manufacturer, HMD Global,

Dassault Systèmes appoints Samson Khaou as India MD

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Dassault Systèmes  has appointed Samson Khaou as the Managing Director of its India Geo. Dr. Chandan Chowdhury, who has been the India MD over the last five years will be taking over a new role as Vice

LeEco’s CEO takes over as the new chairman of Coolpad

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After launching Super3 series Ecosystem TV in India, Chinese tech giant LeEco has appointed its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jia Yueting as Chairman of another leading Chinese smartphone player Coolpad aiming to strengthen its stronghold in emerging markets like

Sanjay Malik to lead Nokia business in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Nokia today announced the appointment of Sanjay Malik as Head of India market, effective August 1, 2016. Sanjay is currently Head of Network Implementation (NI) at Nokia Global Services and is credited with efficiently driving growth and

PayPal promotes Anupam Pahuja as India MD

BANGALORE, INDIA: PayPal has promoted Anupam Pahuja as the Managing Director and Country Manager for India. Anupam has been with the company for over six years, heading technology for APAC. As the MD & Country Manager for India, Anupam will