Posts From Sonal Desai

Some interesting examples of how various industries will leverage new technologies

SYDNEY: From drones to intelligent personal assistants to artificial intelligence to big data and more, newer technologies will drive interesting trends through 2016. Audrey William, Head, ICT Research, Australia & New Zealand, Frost & Sullivan, shares her insights for the

Sole Mission: How Samaritan’s Feet donates millions of shoes to needy children globally?

MUMBAI, INDIA: With more than 2.2 billion people living in poverty and with little or no access to healthcare, education and basic clothing, non-profit organization Samaritan’s Feet International donates and distributes shoes to children across the globe, as a part

Microsoft, Volvo, partner for driverless cars

MUMBAI, INDIA: Volvo has partnered with Microsoft for driverless cars. While Volvo will develop the driverless cars, Microsoft will provide potential buyers an interactive shopping experience using its HoloLens headset. In a joint statement, the two firms said that the

The story of awards and recognition

By : Sonal Desai

Sonal Desai Recognition is about giving credit where it is due; imagine an employee receiving his/her 5 years anniversary award which just is sitting on their table without any value? Zubin Zack, Director and Chief Recognition Strategist, OC Tanner, speaks

Titan, HP Inc partner for smart watches

MUMBAI, INDIA: Titan and HP Inc have partnered for smart watches. While Titan will bring its expertise in watch materials, design and custom technology, HP Inc will lend its technology for the project. “It is indeed a milestone for two

Satya Nadella talks cyber security in a mobile-first, cloud-first world

MUMBAI, INDIA: In a bid to blend Microsoft’s new business mantra of mobile-first, cloud-first, the software major has started tightening the noose against cyber criminals by opening a Cyber Defence Operations Center. Besides defending cloud and mobile customers, the center

ERS: the three letter word that separates life from death

KOCHI, INDIA: How many times have we looked at the constant glare from the dome light of the white lifesaver, honking its way through cut-throat traffic, and shrugged off our helplessness by praying for the unknown patient inside the ambulance?

Analytics coat on Del Taco

SWITZERLAND: The US restaurant chain Del Taco has selected BOARD International analytic platform to improve decision management through the calculation and reporting of key performance indicators. Del Taco and its franchisees operate close to 550 restaurants in 16 states, serving

Is your HR efficiently managing the three 3 Es?

SONIPAT, INDIA: How are new age HR leaders managing the 3 Es—employees, expectations and e-space? The topic was discussed at the recently concluded 2nd HR Conclave titled Managing the Three Es: Expectations, Employees and E-Space, hosted by the Center for

First fully global tech donation platform launched

SAN FRANCISCO: Global not for profit organization TechSoup has launched a first fully global tech donation platform named TechSoup.Global. Already serving more than 1 million registered users and 90+ corporate donors, the $5.5 billion technology philanthropy program will now provide

Whistling Woods Film School looks at social media to market short movies

NOIDA, INDIA: Film maker Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods Film School has partnered with video marketing and video analytics start-up Vidooly to market short movies on social media. As per the tie up Vidooly will serve as the default tool for

Infosys strengthens O&G presence with Noah acquisition

MUMBAI, INDIA: Infosys has completed the acquisition of Noah Consulting, a provider of advanced information management consulting services for the oil and gas industry. Last month, the Bengaluru-based firm had announced the acquisition of Noah Consulting for Rs 453.5 crore)

Will laptops replace big screens at IFFI?

PANAJI, INDIA: Technology is spreading its roots in film festivals. For the first time ever, delegates attending the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be able to watch films of their choice on You Tube. The move is part

Meet the 10 winners of Intel and DST Innovate for Digital India Challenge

NEW DELHI, INDIA: These ten innovators stole the show at the recently concluded innovation event aimed at driving technology adoption and making the benefits of technology broadly accessible across India in support of the Indian government’s Digital India vision. Meet

New circuits that support I/O intensive devices launched

BENGALURU, INDIA: Xilinx has announced the Spartan-7 field programmable gate array (FPGA) that support I/O intensive devices for cost-sensitive applications. A FPGA is an integrated circuit designed to be configured by a customer or a designer after manufacturing. The new

Wipro launches managed services for telco cloud

BENGALURU, INDIA: Wipro has launched managed service offering for verification, validation and performance tuning of telco clouds (VEVATO). The service will be available globally to network equipment providers and communication service providers embarking on their SDN/NFV-enabled cloud transformation journey. As

Google Mapmaker joins BetterPlace

MUMBAI, INDIA: Lalitesh Katragadda, the man behind Google Mapmaker has joined Bengaluru-based background verification firm BetterPlace as Executive Board member and investor. Widely credited to be the man behind Google Mapmaker, Katragadda will integrate his technological knowledge with BetterPlace’s digital

Bigger marketing budgets come with sizable expectations: Gartner

MUMBAI, INDIA: Digital marketing is now mainstream and digital commerce is a top priority for marketers, according to a survey of marketing executives by Gartner. The survey also found that marketing budgets increased 10 percent in 2015, with 61 percent

FICCI, US Embassy conduct start-up assist workshop

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), the Embassy of the United States of America and the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF), recently conducted a start-up assist workshop. Held at the FICCI-Lead incubation

Key Chain of Hotels opts for mobile-first payment platform

MUMBAI, INDIA: Berggruen Group owned Keys Chain of Hotels has implemented a mobile-first payment platform, Paynimo, built by TechProcess Payment Services. The deployment enables customers in all 25 Key hotels across 14 cities more than 170 payment options including card