India Sets Up the 5G India 2020 Forum

The Government of India set up a high-level 5G India 2020 Forum to roll out 5G in India by 2020.

The committee will have on board three secretaries, one each from the Department of Telecommunications, IT and Electronics, and Science and Technology Ministries. Other members of the forum will include Dr. A. Paulraj, professor emeritus, Stanford University; Gururaj Deshpande, chairman of Sycamore Networks, U.S.A.; CEOs from India’s ICT industry; officials from the Telecommunications Standards Development Society of India; and professors from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad, the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore; as well as stakeholders from industry associations.

The primary goals of 5G India 2020 Forum are: an early deployment of 5G in India, which will require a rapid overhaul of basic infrastructure and a focus on substantial growth of India’s technical ecosystem, and a globally competitive product development and manufacturing ecosystem.

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Gizbot suggests that a vibrant ecosystem of research built around 5G that encompasses industry, government and academia will further strengthen the Make and Design in India initiatives to enable design and manufacture of 5G technologies, products, and solutions in India.

September 28, 2017   No Comments

Accenture Inaugurates Innovation Hub in India

Dublin, Ireland-headquartered Accenture, launched its first Innovation Hub in Bangalore. The Hub features capabilities in artificial intelligence, intelligent automation, quantum computing, machine learning, robotics, Internet of Things, data and analytics, intelligent applications, intelligent platforms, liquid applications management, and experience-led transformation, among others.

A look inside the new Accenture Innovation Hub in Bangalore

BusinessWire reports that the facility comprises 440,000 square feet of space through 10 floors, and it offers the:

  • Accenture Lab —  incubates new concepts through applied R&D
  • Accenture Liquid Studio — offers development and prototyping of applications and the design and creation of digital services
  • Accenture Innovation Center —  builds and scales solutions across technologies and industries, and
  • Avanade — provides innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences through the Microsoft ecosystem and is majority-owned by Accenture

Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology and innovation officer, said, “Innovation is part of our DNA. As an innovation-led company, we are passionate about identifying, developing and even inventing the latest innovations to help our clients grow their businesses.”

 

September 20, 2017   No Comments

IBM Inaugurates First Machine Learning Hub in India

Software major IBM opened its first “Machine Learning  Hub” in Bangalore which will provide a physical space to organizations for hands-on training on machine learning. This hub will enable data professionals, business analysts, and engineers to work with IBM’s data science experts to understand and learn the technology to visualize, analyze and interpret data.

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Machine learning is the entry point to the cognitive era, enabling enterprises to drive critical insights. With India’s focus on digitization, it’s an apt time for organizations to make this transition,” said Gaurav Sharma, vice president, IBM India Software Labs.

The company has similar hubs in Toronto, San Jose, California, Beijing, and Boblingen, Germany, reports Gadgets 360.

 

September 18, 2017   No Comments

Symphony Ventures Establishes Development Center in India

London based headquartered Symphony Ventures, a global services firm specializing in Robotic Process Automation and Intelligent Automation, commenced operations at a Development Center in Bangalore, to serve India, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

The firm plans to recruit 150 consulting and technology staff within the next twenty four months to provide consulting, implementation, managed services, and training to enterprise clients within the region, reports Enhanced Online News.

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“… the demand for Symphony’s services is growing rapidly and our new operation in India is a critical element in our overall growth strategy,” said David Brain, COO, Symphony Ventures. “The region is a very attractive base for recruiting great talent and has a strong presence of large enterprises and global shared service centers.”

September 17, 2017   No Comments

McLaren Partners with India’s Wipro

Surrey, U.K.-based McLaren Technology Group signed a multi-year contract with IT major  Bangalore-based Wipro Limited to help drive digitization across its businesses. Wipro will assist the sports car maker with achieving its recently defined IT strategy, focusing on providing next-generation differentiated IT services to its business divisions with an emphasis on agility and improved reliability.

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Craig Charlton, CIO, McLaren Technology Group said, “We are passionate about delivering high performance digital solutions underpinned by robust SLAs across McLaren. Wipro, with its deep domain expertise and vast application services portfolio, will help us achieve excellence as well as drive innovation in artificial intelligence.”

The Financial Express reports that N. S. Bala, president (Manufacturing & Technology), Wipro, added, “Digitization is a great opportunity for renowned brands like McLaren to re-imagine and redesign their products and services from their customer’s perspective. We are delighted to partner with McLaren Technology Group to bring this strategic initiative to life, enabling organization-wide disruptive innovation.”

September 17, 2017   No Comments