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Policy Update: Finance Ministry introduces digital KYC under PMLA

Context The Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) has introduced digital KYC (know your customer) by amending the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005, it said in a gazette notification dated 19 August 2019. “digitial KYC means the capturing live photo of the client and officially valid document or the proof of possession of Aadhaar, where offline verification ...

Innovate2Transform: AI & An Eye in the Sky Are Now A Solar Plant’s Favourite Aides

As the debate over environment-friendly power generation is getting stronger across the world, the myriad benefits of solar power are being widely discussed and rapidly implemented. Regions like Middle East, parts of East Asia and Europe are among the leaders now in deploying solar fields for harnessing clean energy. The global solar photovoltaic (PV) market is expected to witness a 25% growth thi...

Is Voice is the next conversational interface?

Voice technology is for everyone Last week I booked a cab for myself. The moment I stepped in, the driver asked about the destination, which I told. After that he softly repeated the destination, but it was not to confirm from me. I noticed that he spoke into his smartphone, which understood his Indian English accent, and displayed the route for the destination on the screen. I was amazed to see t...

Nasscom’s Recommendations on Promoting R&D Ecosystem for IT & BPM Industry in India

Nasscom recently submitted its recommendations to the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) on promoting R&D ecosystem for IT & BPM industry in India. Please find below the key highlights from our recommendations: India’s Research and Development (R&D) should focus on the following technologies over the next five to 10 years. Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud computing, Artifi...

The Age of Convenience – Bringing brands one step closer to their customers

Only a couple of decades ago, the quintessential match-viewing experience included adjusting the antenna for a better signal. How many of us even think of antennas today? That’s the mark DTH services made, not too long ago. That is how convenience has taken over. Today the world gets everything done through instant and personal conversations. Millennial brands operate by asking simple questions li...

Digital Transformation and the Changing Developer Role

I recently met an old college friend, after many years. After the usual catching up about life, the conversation shifted to work. He now works as a machine learning scientist, and as we all know, ML is one of the biggest tech trends driving digital disruption today. We spoke a lot about the digital age, and the conversation delved more into how ML is now a perceived threat to traditional developer...

Leader Talk: Interview with Abhiraj Singh Bhal, Co-Founder, UrbanClap

1. Please tell us what made you believe in this disruptive idea – that common services can be provided through a digital platform, and are competitive from a pricing standpoint. How does this model work so well? UrbanClap was launched in November 2014 with the vision to organize the home services industry. In the absence of organized players, the market is froth with middle-men and aggregators, wh...

Agritech In India – Emerging Trends In 2019

NASSCOM’s report titled Agritech In India – Emerging Trends in 2019 underlines transformation and trends in the Indian Agritech Industry. The report covers emerging areas in Agritech with focus on key stakeholders and new business opportunities. Study also analysed Agritech start-up founder’s perspective on different issues. Key Findings Agritech 2018 & 2019 Highlights USD ~248 mn funding rece...

Easyport – Trying to solve for freight issues in agriculture and MSMEs with one click truck booking service!

During the NIPP challenge in June 2019, I met a start-up whose founder a passionate engineering student from Bhopal was keen on solving the freight issues faced by agriculture and MSMEs. And he seems to be solving it with his freight mobility application ‘Easyport’, which was launched in February 2019. This young student entrepreneur is Atharva Kulkarni, founder of SmartUp, whose EasyPort app is t...

Leader Talk: Interview with Minesh Doshi, Director, Silver Touch Technologies

1. The company has been around for a very long time. Please share your thoughts on how the landscape has shaped up, laying emphasis on digital disruption. How differently are you doing things now? Yes, it has indeed been a very long journey especially after having started from a Tier 2 city (Ahmedabad) where the ecosystem leaves a lot to be desired. Later on, we expanded to Mumbai, Delhi, USA, UK ...

Taking Agility a Step Ahead with Microservices

Traditional IT architecture operates generally on single application databases, and adding new features on to pre-existing, tightly coupled dependencies is hard, since the entire structure is managed as a unique package. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Within a microservices architecture, each feature is independent of all others, and free from the siloed approach. An API or message bus is uti...

Voice-based solutions are everywhere – Its time to realize their potential

Voice-based solutions are for everyone I was watching TV over the weekend when my daughter, who is eight years old, came to me and asked if she could have my phone for some time. Assuming she would want to talk to her grandmother, I gave her my phone. After a while I could hear her talking to someone but it was definitely not her grandmother. From a distance I could hear a lady on the other side t...