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India Transforms: Power of ‘Designeering’

The symbiotic relationship of Design and Engineering is truly dyadic. In development of many products and solutions, the duo’s role is so intertwined that I often collectively refer to it as ‘Designeering’. I imagine that this zygote would serve as a powerful instrument to India’s technological prowess and economical progress. India’s entrepreneurial spirit, combined with technological innovation, should create meaningful solutions that transform everyday lives qualitatively. Smart devices with variety of connection, cognition and interaction pave the way towards that mission. Numerous gadgets capture image pixels, record voice information, provide tactile feedback and even sense physiological activities. User-centric design and data-driven engineering offer significant efficiency and pert...

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, who control market access and keep a lion’s share of the margins. Further, as there is no large, well-run, billion-dollar company in this category today, the industry lacks scale benefits – standardization, transparency and trust. On the other end of the spectrum, we have Indian consumers who spend about USD 30 Billion annually on home services. They largely rely on word of mouth and friends’ ...

Data Lakes vs. Data Warehouses: Debunking the Top 3 Myths

Data storage isn’t as simple as it once seemed. Intricate machines and technologies now collect an incredible breadth of data — over 2.5 quintillion bytes every day! — from equipment sensors, logs, users, consumers, and elsewhere. All of that data must go somewhere and be stored in a way that allows businesses to leverage it. Considering the volume and variety of data available today, quite a few misconceptions exist about the ways in which data can be stored. Today we’ll tackle common myths about two popular types of data storage: data lakes and data warehouses. And don’t miss our infographic below demystifying the differences between data lakes and data warehouses. Myth #1: You Only Need One Or The Other Nowadays you often hear people talk about data lakes and data warehouses as if busin...

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 and France. Moreover, our footprints spread across smaller Indian cities as well, to include Surat, Baroda, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Bangalore. The first decade was about learning, and consolidation followed afterwards. During the second decade, after having strengthened our base we started to expand. The last 3 years have been particularly memorable for us. A well-directed strategy helped...

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 utilized to enable asynchronous communication within that ecosystem. Monolith Vs Microservices With legacy architecture, you essentially sign up for large monolithic packages that can be challenging to deploy. If that wasn’t enough, this comes with tricky configurations too, leading developers to deploy these packages seldom, just about once every few weeks or months. Microservices, on the other hand...

IA – Conversational Advertising

Customers like to talk One of the pet peeves of marketers has been the low quality of leads generated through online campaigns. They attribute this to the fact that most clicks are from users who are not genuinely interested in their offers. One technology is about to change this problem by combining sales and marketing processes seamlessly to deliver a higher grade of customer experience and efficiency – Conversational Advertising. Here’s a typical example of how it works … Imagine empowering a regular online display ad (on computer and smartphone screns) to anwer viewers’ queries about the product displayed though a chat session without having to open up a messenger window. Basis the responses, viewers will get comparison of options and recommendations of ideal products for the viewer in...

BPM Trends- Building BPM capabilities for digital workplaces

Processes are the lifeblood of any business. Recognising this, leading enterprises have leveraged well desgined processes towards better decision making to gain sustainable competitive advantage in the market. The evolution of Business Process Management (BPM) over the years has been driven by changes in business needs, customer expectations, and enterprise technology innovations. Today, the transformation to a digital workplace has accelerated the pace thanks to technologies like cloud, robotic process automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). No more is it restricted to automation of repetitive activities. The scope of BPM now encompasses digitization of end to end processes with intelligent decision making in real-time. This helps exapand the benefits from efficiency to innovat...

Who is watching when you are driving?

What is likely to happen if you were driving a two-wheeler AND: #helmet = missing AND #riding = triple Traffic Police (Duh!!), what’s new?? @NASSCOM #NATC2019 has the clue! Watch HERE how #DeepTech, #ai4good, #ml build #trafficmanagement solutions for #smartcity and #safecity fulfilling #MakeinIndia and #DigitalIndia.  

Introduction to data science : How to big data with python

Information science, investigation, AI, huge information… All commonplace terms in the present tech features, yet they can appear to be overwhelming, murky or essentially incomprehensible. In spite of their schick glimmer, they are *real* fields and you can ace them! We’ll jump into what information science comprises of and how we can utilize Python to perform information examination for us. Information science is a huge field covering everything from information accumulation, cleaning, institutionalization, examination, perception and revealing. Contingent upon your interests there are a wide range of positions, organizations and fields which contact information science. You can utilize information science to examine language, prescribe recordings, or to decide new items from client...

Leader Talk: Interview with Puneet Agarwal, Co- Founder and President Global Sales, VVDN Technologies

Please tell us about the Hardware Engineering industry in India. Some of the areas in which it stands out visa-a-vis some improvements that are required. The hardware engineering industry is the future for India. With 5G around the corner, AI and ML are already creating disruption and everyone adopting IoT, hardware and manufacturing are seeing the light on the horizon. Driving a core tech business, meticulously diversifying its offerings without diluting its value proposition and expertise, has obviously come with its set of challenges. The biggest challenge was to dispel the perception of India being just a software hub. When we started out, we had to deal with the misconception that India had talent and expertise only in software. Businesses elsewhere couldn’t fathom that we had Design ...