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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...

Indian companies are investing in HR technologies to automate tasks and cut costs

Nearly 70% of firms in the country have automated half of their HR functions, including day-to-day operations like performance management, recruitments, collaboration and communication. Their core objectives to automate these processes are to increase the effectiveness of the HR functions, empower leaders to manage workflows, improve execution/implementation of HR policies and saving on costs bein...

TechVoice: A Conundrum called “Business Requirement Document” alias “BRD”

Dr. Chandrika Kambam, Vice President – Clinical Services, Columbia Asia Group of Hospitals, on developing robust IT infrastructure in hospitals in line with their immediate needs Over the last couple of years, I had an opportunity to work closely with information technology (IT) team on various initiatives that we undertook to improve and support our business processes. I was the bridge betw...

How Design Thinking Aids a Digital First Culture

My favourite Chinese proverb says ‘May you live in interesting times.’ I believe that time is today. Especially for the IT sector. The one phenomenon in technology that’s caught everyone’s attention is digital transformation. Turbulent, innovative, agile and uncertain, but very interesting. Industries like finance, healthcare, education and retail have already embraced it, and almost all organisat...

Customer Experience is undergoing a “Generational Shift”

An obsession with a modern-day phenomenon, messaging, is reshaping the way brands and consumers build relationships today. In business, relationships are everything. Simple, genuine human to human contacts which prioritized the smile that businesses brought on the face of their consumers over the product they sold. However somewhere during the rapid adoption of technology and its massive use in cu...

Policy Brief: Highlights of the inter-ministerial committee’s report on virtual currencies

Context On 2 November 2017, a high-level inter-ministerial committee headed by the then economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg was set up to study the issues related to virtual currencies and propose specific action to be taken in this matter. The mandate of the Committee included an examination of the policy and legal framework for the regulation of virtual currencies. The members of the...

Is responsible design driven innovation the need of the day? – Girish Prabhu, Co Founder and Director, Institute for Design (Led) Entrepreneurship

For many in today’s world, design success is defined by innovation and an ability to create something appealing that caters to end users and other stakeholders. The current framework for being Design-Driven explores Desirability (or user needs), Feasibility (or technology) and Viability (business value) using a human-centred approach such as Design Thinking. A typical Design Thinking approach to d...

TechVoice: So you want to be an AI driven company?

By Nitin Sareen, SVP-Group Data & Analytics, Aditya Birla Group   A recent article (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/05/eu_startups_no_ai/) talks of a mega survey of ~3000 startups in EU that revealed that two in five ‘AI startups’ essentially have no AI. Surprising? May be not. As the article points out, “Fad-obsessed VCs are pouring money into AI and blockchain, so startups tune th...

AI For Good: Technology Getting To The Bottom Of The Water Crisis

India is facing one of the worst water crises in recent times. NITI Aayog’s report Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) in 2018 stated that 21 major Indian cities including New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad will run out of groundwater by next year and will affect nearly 100 million people. The clock is ticking, and water conservation demands quick and effective strategies in place. Bu...

Mobycy – Solving the last mile connectivity

Public transport across urban cities has seen inclusion of a variety of modes of transport over the last decade shifting from just buses and autos, to metros and cabs. Of all these metro is the most green and congestion free mode of public transport. Last Mile Connectivity – A key deterrent for growth of metro ridership However, despite it being the most comfortable and cost effective mode of publ...

Computers are able to see, hear and learn. Welcome to the future

Machine learning is the science of programming computers so they can learn from data.In machine learning systems can learn from data, identify patterns and make decisions with minimal human intervention. Examples of ML include the spam filter that flags messages in your email, the recommendation engine Netflix uses to suggest content you might like, and the self-driving cars being developed by Goo...

5G – The Catalyst For Innovation In IOT

Racing towards 5G 5G is largely observed as the fifth generation cellular network technology that provides broadband access. It is a new and major breakthrough innovation in a broadband connection. With any sort of 5G association, you’ll see quicker system speeds and a much more personalized web experience through a technique called Network Slicing, which is creating separate wireless networks in ...