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Executive Summary

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With successful launches, new collaborations and events, the CoE DS&AI witnessed a busy quarter.  AsterQuanta, one of the CoE DS&AI incubated startups, received funding approval of £100,000 from the Foreign Commonwealth Office of United Kingdom Government.  It was the only Indian startup to win this approval and one of the eight applicants who were selected from a hundreds who applied. This quarter also saw Government of Telangana launch T-AIM (Telangana AI Mission) in partnership with NASSCOM with the first Governing Council meet convened. Attended by senior leaders across Government, Industry, Academia and Not-for-profit, the launch of T-AIM is another feather in NASSCOM’s cap. It has been a quarter of collaborations, as we choose to term it, wherein CoE DS&AI collaborated wi...

CoE DS&AI launches new properties to develop a dynamic DS&AI Community

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CoE DS&AI launched a series of programs and events to foster community-connect within the AI Community Masterclass/AI Dialogue Series – Aimed at connecting the AI Community with senior industry leaders and Subject Matter Experts, these series help start-ups enhance their abilities to successfully navigate through a wide range of business topics beyond core DS & AI technologies. In this quarter CoE DS & AI conducted twelve sessions with topics ranging from Go-To-Market strategy to fund-raising to Innovation using AI and around three thousand professionals attending thes AI Parley – A two-panel virtual mini-conference aimed at bringing together senior industry leaders together to discuss contemporary themes related to data sciences and artificial intelligence. In this quarter CoE...

CoE DS&AI a collaborates with INDIAai on Investor Connect series “RaiSE” and with NASSCOM Reserach on Enterprise Adoption of AI

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CoE DS&AI a collaborates with INDIAai on Investor Connect series “RaiSE” and with NASSCOM Reserach on Enterprise Adoption of AI CoE DS&AI a collaborates with INDIAai on Investor Connect series “RaiSE” As the COVID-19 crisis thrust the global economy into mayhem and uncertainty, businesses big or small struggled to sustain themselves.  And AI startups were no different.  Despite the advantage of a renewed interest in technology for solutions, the lack of funding opportunities hit the AI startups harder. However, this situation provided an opportunity for investors – to back the startups that show promise. In light of this, CoE-DS&AI and INDIAai collaborated to launch an online Investor-Connect series for AI startups, called ‘RaiSE’.  This series focused on seed...

AsterQuanta – Made in India, for the world!

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AsterQuanta receives funding approval of £100,000 from the Foreign Commonwealth Office of United Kingdom Government AsterQuanta, incubated at CoE DS&AI, received this approval under the UK government’s “Global Innovation Fund” initiative.  Out of hundreds of applications received globally AsterQuanta made it to final eight and was the only Indian Startup to receive this approval. This approval will help AsterQuanta to expand in other Commonwealth countries. Commenting on this achievement Pradeep Pydah, Founder of AsterQuanta said “CoE DSAI has been instrumental in opening a variety of connections that turned out to be game-changers for AsterQuanta. This relationship with NASSCOM has definitely been a catalyst of our growth”. AsterQuanta’s suite of AI solutions provides dynamic insights...

CoE DS&AI forms a working group on Innovation

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CoE DS&AI forms a working group on Innovation Innovation is no longer a buzzword but a necessity for organizations, big or small.  With the changing business landscape, a lot of value goes untapped because of lack of strategic direction. To address this issue CoE DS&AI has created an industry working group on innovation called the Strategic Innovation Group or SIG.  It is an advisory body for the CoE – DS & AI, set up to help the CoE achieve its objective of making India AI positive by creating value for its stakeholders through awareness, ability and adoption of data science & AI solutions. The SIG focuses on six pillars, which are to; Drive AI Adoption by enterprises Promote research in AI Become the sounding board of AI community Create an open data platform Develop know...

Government of Telangana launches T-AIM (Telangana AI Mission) in partnership with NASSCOM with the first Governing Council meet convened

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Government of Telangana launches T-AIM (Telangana AI Mission) in partnership with NASSCOM with the first Governing Council meet convened Government of Telangana State launched Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM) in partnership with NASSCOM, as a part of its “2020 Year of AI” initiative. The vision is to establish Telangana as a global hub for Artificial Intelligence and leverage it for societal good. The first Governing council meeting was convened on 2nd July and was attended by the council members comprising of; Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Government of Telangana* Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM P. Anandan, CEO, Wadhwani AI Purushottam Kaushik, Head, C4IR-WEF Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia, nVIDIA Nivruti Rai, Country Head – India, Intel Prof BS Murthy, Direct...

CoE DS&AI develops a platform to enable Enterprises augment and accelerate their AI capabilities by partnering with appropriate Innovators and Academia

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CoE DS&AI develops a platform to enable Enterprises augment and accelerate their AI capabilities by partnering with appropriate Innovators and Academia 1. CoE DS&AI and PMI collaborate on creating new framework for the DS&AI projects Increased automation of jobs driven by Artificial intelligence has created a sense of insecurity amongst the Project Management professionals.  Additionally, the lack of standardization of Project Management practice in DS & AI projects has posed a challenge for organizations across the world. To address this concern, CoE DS & AI and PMI have partnered to create a playbook which will provide a perspective on how tasks are being prioritized and optimized by project managers.  This playbook will also recommend a best fit approach that will ad...

TechVoice: Chetan Alsisaria On Analytics-Driven Business Transformation In Data-Rich Companies Today

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Today, an organisation’s competitive edge can be gauged roughly by taking a cursory glance at their analytics capabilities. Even during black swan events like COVID19, there has been a relentless demand for analytics so businesses can anticipate headwinds in the economic climate and make decisions in a timely manner. Chetan Alsisaria, Ajay Goenka and Amit Kumar saw credence in these insights as early as 2012, decided to invest in data and analytics as a business plan, and started Polestar Solutions LLP. Today, Polestar Solutions LLP serves a motley of clients ranging from Fortune 500s of the world to conglomerates and large enterprises. The spectrum of our clientele also extends to government bodies and ministries as well as to new-age funded startups. Since inception, the company has deli...

What is an Open Data Lake?

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A data lake is a system or repository that stores data in its raw format as well as transformed trusted datasets and provides both programmatic and SQL based access to this data for diverse analytics tasks such as machine learning, data exploration, and interactive analytics. The data stored in a data lake can include structured data from relational databases (rows and columns), semi-structured data (CSV, logs, XML, JSON), unstructured data (emails, documents, PDFs) and binary data (images, audio, video). A data lake, where data is stored in an open format and accessed through open standards-based interfaces, is defined as an Open Data Lake. This adherence to an open philosophy, aimed at preventing vendor lock-in, permeates through every aspect of the system, including data storage, data m...

Devops Trends to follow in 2020

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Where is DevOps dealt with this year? How about we survey key patterns around subjects including measurements, preparing, and apparatuses In 2019, we saw various dynamic DevOps drives across enormous and independent companies. On the off chance that you were influenced in one, congrats! In any case, what would we be able to assume for the DevOps in 2020? As thought pioneers in the DevOps affiliation, we consider the accompanying patterns will turn into the following year of DevOps over the globe. 1. Deft and DevOps will improve joint effort among innovation and business jobs Deft and DevOps are grassroots crusades that began inside innovation. By and large, in any case, Agile and DevOps have not had the option to remove of innovation. On the opposite side, Agile has been utilized in differ...

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