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Innovate2Transform: Why PlugO Is The Phone Charging Solution We Need Today

PlugO is India’s first smart and fully automated power bank rental service. In a short span of time, cofounder Nawal Lodha has taken his revolutionary device to various markets. PlugO devices have been installed in over 100 locations already, and is poised to reach more. Find out how Nawal and his team are developing a network of internet-connected vending terminals to dispense power banks. Tell us about Plugo & why you built this product? Plugo is India’s first smart power bank rental & sharing service. We are seeing that there is a surge in consumption of media through mobile devices, & we always need a backup power source like power banks to keep the devices charged all day long. But carrying & maintaining a power bank comes with its own hassles. It’s always conven...

TechVoice: How IBM Is Leading The New Era Of Innovation, Co-Creation & Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Shefali Bansal leads IoT solutions for Manufacturing offerings at IBM – an exciting role at a time the nation is propelling itself into an ambitious growth trajectory thanks to technologies like IoT & AI among others. Now, IBM is harnessing the spirit of collaboration in addition to innovation & technological prowess to create new revenue streams in sectors like manufacturing. Tell us what you do at IBM as Program Director –Watson IoT Lab Leader & Global Practice Lead IoT4Manufacturing & IOT4Buildings As the Program Director and Global Practice Leader for IoT for Manufacturing offerings in Watson IoT Labs in IBM India, I am responsible for driving the growth of IBM’s IoT solutions for Manufacturing sector. This includes – driving collaboration with local and global te...

Ratan Tata’s Startup Pitch Deck For Today’s Entrepreneur

One of India’s most venerable and successful industrialists Ratan Tata, in a first, has released a 16-page startup pitch deck for entrepreneurs. Tata, who made his debut on social networking platform Instagram in October, released a poll asking his nearly 700,000 followers if he should put together a basic pitch deck for startups, to which the response was overwhelmingly positive. Here are some points from the deck Validate the problem you’re trying to solve with real-life examples What characteristics make your solution a “never-before” solution? How do you make money off your solution? Granular profiling of target customers and channels used to get to them How does your product or service add value? Link to Ratan Tata’s Startup Pitch Deck  

Innovate2Transform: A Smart Toilet For Preserving One’s Honour

Access to sanitation and safe drinking water was recognised as a basic human right by the United Nations in 2010. Almost a decade later, 730 million people in India lack access to a clean toilet. More than 60,000 children die of diarrhoea each year. Although the government’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyan has ensured the availability of basic sanitation facilities in rural areas and metros, maintenance of public restrooms is subject to question. On the other hand, India has witnessed tremendous growth in the past five years as a technology and startups hub. The country continues to retain its position as the third largest startup ecosystem in the world. This year, more than 1,300 technology startups were added to the list, with a heightened impetus on emerging technologies such as IoT, AR/VR, AI, M...

NASSCOM CoE Gandhinagar & JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd. Collaborate To Drive Innovation & Co-Creation In Manufacturing

NASSCOM Centre of Excellence (CoE) IoT & AI Gandhinagar has entered a partnership with JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd to drive innovation through a unique Co-Create Partnership Program, a collaborative lab that will transform their plants into smart factories. Under this Co-Create partnership Program , NASSCOM CoE Gandhinagar will assist JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd. to build a technology roadmap through identification of areas for digitization, followed by connecting them with startup ecosystem and academia for developing solutions using advanced technologies like AI, IoT, Robotics, AR/VR. Naveen Kumar Sharma, Sr. Vice President (Works), J K Lakshmi Cement Ltd., said, “Sustenance of business in future will depend on the sustainable use of various natural resources and for that use of ML, AL, IoT, etc...

Emotional intelligence– the essential skillset for the age of AI

Key Findings • 74% of executives and 58% of non-supervisory employees believe that EI will become a “must-have” skill: – 61% of executives and 41% of non-supervisory employees believe that it will become so in the next one to five years • On average, demand for EI is expected to increase by as much as six times: – The financial services sector will see the highest increase in demand for EI skills – Displacement of routine tasks, evolving job roles, and the inability to automate certain tasks will be key reasons for an increase in demand for EI skills • Although automation and AI will impact all career levels, organizations currently focus more on building EI skills at senior levels than at non-supervisory levels: – Organizations do not adequately assess or hire non-supervisory employees ba...

Innovate2Transform: Laser-Sharp Focus On Supply Chain Operations With Locus

In the past decade, supply chain management has skyrocketed across verticals. With e-commerce becoming a critical economy booster, its success depends heavily on an efficient decision-making platform. With advanced technology solutions making steady inroads into businesses every day, the era of supply chain management has evolved. Several companies are thriving today as they capitalize on a robust technology architecture to support large-scale supply chain operations, and are providing analytical insights on route optimization freight tracking and analytics, sales beat optimization. Locus is a state-of-the-art decision-making platform for logistics, optimizing a range of operations to provide consistency, efficiency & transparency. The company works with several entities that include B...

‘I’ For Innovation: How Technology Is Evolving Regulatory Compliance

The ever-growing relationship between technology and financial services has brought significant changes to the financial industry. Shifting market conditions, customer needs, entry of new players, ever changing innovative technologies and changing regulations is impacting the whole industry. Find out how FinTechs play a pivotal role in the financial industry by leveraging innovative technologies. RegTech is already having an impact on the financial industry, with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) describing it as “The adoption of new technologies to facilitate the delivery of regulatory requirements.”[1] Over the past few years, regulatory requirements are evolving globally, to keep pace with the speed and growing complexity of the financial markets. As financial services firms seek to...

Industry 4.0-A Primer on Startup Driven Industrial Stories

NASSCOM report highlights on the shift from legacy products to emerging technologies like IoT, EV, 3D Printing & the role of Indian startups in driving innovation on the industrial front. It also presents a probable approach to Industry 4.0 through an agile process. Key Findings India 4.0 – Driving shift to digital ER&D Indian industry is already reaping the benefits of Industry 4.0 with companies experiencing a step-up in revenues attributed to technology adoption. Industry 4.0 would be driven by products and services such as electric vehicles, smart products, drones, digital twins, automation technologies Agile Industry 4.0 – Accelerating the Digital Journey Implementation of an agile process will make the digitalization much easier with most of the manufacturers reaching out to ...

Artificial Intelligence – Too Good to believe?

Artificial Intelligence is too good to believe because it is becoming an essential part of today’s technology industry, it is a simulation of human intelligence which is a process done through a machine, especially for computer systems. In simple words, through AI, intelligent machines can be created which work and react like human beings. The basic research which is done on artificial intelligence is very technical and specialized. Which states that artificial intelligence can be categorized as weak AI and strong AI. Weak AI – Researcher’s called weak AI as Narrow AI, which means the AI is designed to perform only a particular task. For example; Virtual personal assistants –  such as Apple’s Siri, is a form of weak AI. Strong AI – Researcher’s called strong AI as Artificial General ...