Grid Dynamics launches its first India Operations in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Grid Dynamics Holdings, a leader in enterprise-level digital transformation services and solutions, announced today the opening of Grid Dynamics India as part of its ongoing global expansion efforts. Located in Hyderabad, a hub for engineering and business innovation in India, Grid Dynamics’ newest operational center is expected to ultimately employ 1,000 top-tier engineering talent from the region by the end of 2022.

“Establishing Grid Dynamics India gives us access to an exponential, broadly diverse talent pool and enables our scaling efforts as a public company,” said Leonard Livschitz, CEO of Grid Dynamics. “The Hyderabad location, with modern, class-A workspaces and a concentration of highly skilled and educated engineers will be a key contributor to our ongoing growth and help strengthen shareholder value. We are excited to further deepen our design thinking and agile development prowess, and ability to solve complex problems for Fortune 1000 customers.”

Industries Minister K. T. Rama Rao said that, “Hyderabad continuing to attract multinational companies is a testimony to the able and stable government that Telangana has, the excellent infrastructure the city offers, and the availability of abundant talent. We thank Leonard Livschitz, the CEO, for imposing faith in us. We are sure that the Hyderabad center will exceed all its growth estimates and become a key driver for the growth globally.”

Leonard Livschitz the CEO of Grid Dynamics along with Rajeev Sharma; CTO, Vadim Kozyrkov; SVP Delivery, Rahul Bindlish; VP Sales & Partnerships and Oksana Livschitz Director, Learning & Development met with Minister for IT and Industries, K. T. Rama Rao, Principal Secretary, Jayesh Ranjan, and Chief Relations Officer, Amarnath Reddy Atmakuri at the Pragathi Bhavan.

Hyderabad, India is a burgeoning market for technology innovation, with top-tier data and platform engineering talent and a large presence of leading technology providers and financial services companies. Grid Dynamics’ aggressive hiring goals will be achieved through multiple paths, including Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) deals with selected partners, direct hiring, and potential merger and acquisition activities. The company is focused on hiring reputable business and technology veterans in the region to serve as coaches and mentors to its workforce. Grid Dynamics India is also building forums and communities, such as Women Leaders in Technology, to support diversity and encourage participation by women STEM professionals.

“Given the prevalence of hyperscale technology providers in India, we plan to attract and retain the best and brightest talent through cutting edge technology projects, continuous educational initiatives, as well as career growth opportunities,” said Livschitz. “We will also offer state of the art facilities at premier locations and foster an open culture of collaboration and mutual respect through global international participation and engagement.”

Similar to its operations in Central & Eastern Europe, Grid Dynamics India workforce will have expertise across a number of technological areas, including Platform engineering and agile development, CI-CD/DevOps/MLOps, Data engineering expertise across all major cloud platforms, AI and Machine Learning, UI/UX and Design Thinking and Enterprise and solution architecture. (INN)

8th National Facilities Managers Summit-2022, to be held in the city on 22nd April

Hyderabad: The 8th National Facilities Managers (MF) Summit 2022 is scheduled in the city on the 28th after a gap of two years. 

The summit is being planned in the backdrop of the debate on the future of the work of IT employees. Future of work: will it be work from the home, office, or hybrid? It is the facilities management professionals who ensure the safety of the workforce. 

The National FMs Summit-2022 is an annual conference of Facilities Management professionals. Well over 400 facilities management professionals will participate in the summit

Facility management (FM) is a profession that improves business and lives by ensuring functionality, comfort, safety, and efficiency of the built environment and is practiced by 25 million people around the world, says Telangana Facilities Management Council (TFMC)’s President, Satyanarayana Mathala

CXO Conclave to know the business pulse on Back to Office & Sustainability practices that every IT Company should follow to reduce the Global Warming , increase the Green cover, Adopt Lakes , Support Medical infrastructure , Support Handloom Monday will be held. Over 50 CEOs are being invited to take part in the same.

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The summit will focus on future technology , AI Practices which every Facility Manager will use in the next 10 years.

Satyanarayana Mathala, President of a 400 members strong body that supervises smooth functioning of IT Offices informs Mr Jayesh Ranjan, will grace the full-day summit and interact with Facilities Management professionals. He will administer Handloom Oath. TFMC has been promoting “HANDLOOM MONDAY ”, an initiative to promote Handlooms and support the Weavers community by wearing Handloom Clothes every Monday. Handloom Monday was a call given by Mr K.T. Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Govt of Telangana. 

As part of this drive, TFMC has been organising Handloom Melas from time to time. To continue their effort a Handloom ramp walk will be performed by the FM fraternity. 20 FM professionals will take centre stage, wearing handloom clothes will participate in a Wandloom Walk (a fashion show). 

Work From Home, Office, Village or Work From Anywhere, but wear ‘Handlooms Every Monday’ tells Telangana Facilities Management Council to all the IT employees. 

TFMC has been organising Handloom Melas, Cycle Rallies, Fashion Shows to create awareness and promote Handloom Clothes. Their sustained efforts clocked a sale of Rs 3.2 crore worth of Handloom Clothes, and 12 handloom melas are organized so far, registering a footfall of 2.8 lakh IT professionals. 

The day-long summit will have panel discussions, round table conferences, and talks on a wide variety of subjects of interest to their profession. Some of the subjects include Sustainable Development – Road Ahead Post Pandemic By Eminent; FM Interaction with Future FM’s – with Upcoming FM’s; Business EnabIers-An Interactive session-Dr. Badram -Actor & Ergonomist – “ONE THING WE CAN CHANGE “ and A session on last-mile connectivity;.

It will have an interactive session on Minimum Wages Regulations Act with Dy. Commissioner of Labour, Mr Chandrashekar.

Dr Srinivas Rao – Director of Public Health will talk on Pandemic Post & Pre effects on the Industry – A overview and way forward to tackle Pandemic 

Woxsen University to Organise the Global Impact Summit 2022

Hyderabad: Woxsen University to organize the Global Impact Summit 2022. The event is scheduled to take place from the 1th to the 14th of April, at Woxsen University Campus, Hyderabad.

It will be held in association with EFMD (EU)  an international school accreditation system;  Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)– the world’s largest international higher education network, connecting universities, business schools & students;  ETS (US)  is committed to advancing quality and equity in education for all people worldwide through assessment development, educational research, policy studies; LinkedIN Local and  IMA India.

Woxsen is the first-ever Indian University located in this part of the country to organize a conference on such a global scale and magnitude.

Academicians, researchers, higher education leaders from all corners of the world will come together on one forum as a first-of-its-kind initiative in India to identify, catalyze and solve for convergence and impact, and establish the pertinent actions we can all take, right now to create sustainable change and transformation in Higher Education, Business Environment, Political Landscape & in our general way of life.

The theme of the Summit is Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability followed in combination with Innovation and Transformation.

The key elements include LEARN. CONNECT. ASPIRE. INNOVATE. This is our moment to shift the focus to what matters most, which is creating solutions that contribute to people, the planet and prosperity and build our progressive paths to impact.

The world is evolving to function in new normal. There is a dramatic shift in the way we live learn and work. The next decade of our lives will be both the most significant test and prolific opportunity for humankind. We are all feeling the disruption of systemic, social, environmental and governance changes in our world andhow exponential technologies are fundamentally reshaping our daily lives and the future. The Summit is the need of the hour.  

Notable speakers who will participate in the GLOBAL IMPACT SUMMIT 2022 include : Chief Guest – Ashok Ramachandran, CEO & President – Schindler India; Guest of Honour- Andrew Edlefsen, Principal Commercial Officer, US Consulate; Guest of Honour – Nishit Jain, Senior Special Advisor, EFMD, South Asia; Guest of Honour (Government) – Shri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, I&C and IT, Government Of Telangana;  Keynote Speaker- Sridhar Gadhi, Founder of Quantela and Celebrity Speaker: Rohit Khandelwal, Mr. World 2016

Some of the global parter Universities and companies who wil take part in the Summit include HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, GermanyImperial College, LondonKhalifa University, UAENYU Stern School of Business, USANEOMA Business School, France Woosong University, South KoreaPUCPR ,BrazilUnited International University, BangladeshClassavo, USACorruption Kills, European Union, RomaniaEFMDETS and QS.

Among other crucial topics, the summit will address Future of Fintech with Disruptions, Innovation and Tough Economics, Emerging Technologies ;  the Future of Business;  Restorative Justice;  Ethical and Sustainable Academic Models, and much more.

The most anticipated Roundtable Discussion on “2030: The Way Forward for Internationalisation in Higher Education” will be moderated by Dr. Raul V. Rodriguez, Vice President, Woxsen University. The rich line-up of panellists for this discussion will include Mr. Nishit Jain- Senior Special Advisor, Asia EFMD; Dr. Bruno Rocha Fernandes- Dean, School of Business, PUCPR Brazil; Mr. Frank Hoffmann- Associate Dean, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany; Mr. Rohan Shah- Founder & CEO, Classavo; Ms. Jennifer Hossain- Assistant Director, UIU Bangladesh and Ms. Tanya Bajaj- Director of Client Relations, ETS India.

The Global Impact Summit will also extend this platform for students to present and pitch Business Ideas to potential investors, which will be led by Woxsen’s Trade Tower.

The power-packed summit will include seminars, panel discussions and round table conferences led by leading Indian entrepreneurs, government officials, public figures, adding immense value to the discussions. Students of Woxsen University will also showcase their innovations & ideas at an exhibition held during the Summit.

Minister KT Rama Rao to inaugurate Impulse 2022 at BVIC Campus

Hyderabad: The summit by Bala Vikasa International Center (BVIC) in partnership with Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) will celebrate the spirit of Social Entrepreneurship through an Expo of 100 Social Startups, Rural Innovators, along with impact dialogue

The Social Entrepreneurship Summit “Impulse 2022” by Bala Vikasa International Center in partnership (BVIC) with Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC), a first-of-its-kind summit will be inaugurated by Minister of IT&IC K T Rama Rao tomorrow at BVIC’s Incubation and Training Campus located in Keesara, Hyderabad. The summit will commence at 10.00 AM and intend to recognize, appreciate, connect, and strengthen multiple stakeholders of the Social Entrepreneurship ecosystem. Principal Secretary to ITE&C Department Jayesh Ranjan will be attending the event as a Guest of Honor.

The event will see eminent speakers from academia, industry, startup ecosystem, government, and investment networks. Leading names like Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS, Mumbai), I-Venture@ISB, T-Hub, WeHub and Kakatiya Sandbox have partnered to enhance the scale and impact of the event.

The event will be hosting 50+ leading institutions and individuals driving social innovations and impact investments across the country, along with 100+ social entrepreneurs exhibiting their solutions. Alongside, the event will host workshops on Building Business Model for Sustainable Social Enterprises, and Fundraising Strategies for Social Ventures.Also, Social Startups and Rural Innovators will be showcasing their products as a part of the expo to diverse stakeholders and wish to make meaningful connections for business growth. (INN)

Hyderabad has the highest number of late-night social media browsers as compared to other metro cities: Reveals Wakefit.co’s

Hyderabad: Wakefit.co, one of India’s largest D2C sleep and home solutions providers, released the 5th edition of its Great Indian Sleep Scorecard (GISS) 2022. The report shares insights into the sleep patterns of Indians. Surprisingly, the Hyderabad numbers present a bittersweet story about the sleep habits of people. On a good note, Hyderabad has the most number of early risers (15%) as compared to other metro cities, but it is also unfortunate that the city also has the highest share of late-night social media browsers (41%). 

This lifestyle appears to have hit people’s day-to-day activities, as 49% of respondents reported feeling sleepy during work hours. Apparently, people seem to be prioritizing their phones over sleep at night as a whopping 87% of the respondents used their phones just before bed. It is a known fact that usage of phones before bed tampers with the quality of sleep. Unfortunately, the count of respondents who fear they have insomnia also increased by 32% since last year. Hyderabad seems to be aware of the reason behind their poor sleep quality as 39% of them felt that avoiding digital devices before bed could help with better sleep.

Early to bed, early to rise

There are cities that never sleep, but Hyderabad is enjoying a timely good night’s rest. The city saw an increase of 45% in the number of people going to bed before 10 pm as compared to last year. Despite the usage of phones before bedtime, 67% of Hyderabad still surprisingly claims to wake up feeling refreshed after waking up in the morning. 

Social media, pandemic, and hybrid work culture proving to be sleep deterrents

Social media seems to have become an addiction among Hyderabadis, as there was a 16% rise in the number of respondents who stayed up till late browsing social media as compared to last year. However, social media is not the only sleep-detracting factor as 28% of individuals reportedly stayed up till late worrying about their post-pandemic future. Further, 40% of Hyderabadis said their work required them to stay up late at night. IT professionals seem to suffer majorly from this imbalanced work-sleep cycle as compared to other professionals, as 53% of respondents belonged to the IT sector.

Fondness for sleeping spaces

Hyderabad ranked No.1 for maintaining bed etiquettes as compared to other metro cities. About 72% of respondents said they made their beds as soon as they woke up every morning, indicating a preference for well-maintained sleep spaces. Furthermore, the awareness of a relaxed bedroom environment appears to have increased as 38% of respondents felt it has been affecting their sleep quality. Only 30% of the respondents reported that they fell asleep in spaces other than their bed, indicating that the majority of Hyderabad respondents have a dedicated sleep space. 30% of the population also said that a good mattress would help them sleep better. This points to the fact that more and more people are warming up to the advantages of owning a superior quality mattress.

The Great Indian Sleep Scorecard is an ongoing survey recording sleep patterns, and the edition for 2022 received over 30,000 responses, taken between March 2021 and February 2022. The study covers respondents across the age spectrum and multiple demographic groups in Indian cities. Over the last 5 years, the survey has received more than 2 lakh responses.

Flypast by Suryakiran Aerobatic team of IAF in the skies of Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Suryakiran Aerobatic Team of the Indian Air Force is the pride of the nation because of its professionalism and precision. The team, popularly known as the Ambassadors of the Indian Air Force, has the distinction of being amongst a handful of 9 aircraft formation Aerobatic teams in the world. They fly the Hawk Mk132 aircraft, license manufactured in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

Other than exciting aerobatic displays the team also undertakes flypast across the country to inspire and motivate our youth. They will undertake their final aerobatic display of the 2021-22 season in Hakimpet on 03 April 2022. The team whose motto is ‘Sadaiv Sarvottam’ (Always the Best) will also be doing a flypast in the skies of Hyderabad on 2nd April 2022. (INN)

Wings India 2022 at Begumpet Airport concludes

Hyderabad: The four-day Asia’s biggest Civil Aviation Show, Wings India 2022, organised jointly by Civil Aviation Ministry, Govt of India; and FICCI concluded at the Begumpet Airport on Sunday evening.

The show attracted 125 exhibitors from all over India and abroad. 5000 Business Delegates and 60,000 general visitors visited the show.

More than 125 international & domestic exhibitors along with 11 hospitality chalets, 15+ country delegations and 29+ States & UT’s participated in the Indian aviation industry’s ace event.

Some of the exhibitors participating in the event include the Government of Telangana (Host State), Government of Haryana, CSIR – National Aerospace Laboratories, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh Airports Development, Airbus, Embraer, GMR Infrastructure Ltd., Pawan Hans Ltd., Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Turbo Aviation, etc. There were around 29 states and UTs and 127 meetings were held.

Airbus released its India Market Forecast and briefed about A350.

IAF’s Sarang team performed spectacular helicopter aerobatics and wowed the gathering. The crew comprises of Sarang 1 team had Wg cdr Komar; Sqn ldr Akshay; Sarang 3 had Sqn Ldr Veer; Sqn Ldr Dhanveer and Sarang 4 had Wg cdr Niket Wg cdr Gopi

National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) had a Demo Flight of NAL-Hansa NG, its two-seater Flying Trainer Aircraft. NAL also showcased it NAL-Octacopter with a drone formation show. It also unveiled SARAS-Mk II aircraft mockup and released its brochure.

An agreement between CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories and M/s Scientech Technologies Pvt Ltd was also signed for “Technology Transfer on Multicopter Drones” for societal applications like medicine delivery, agriculture, earth surveillance (Octacopter, Hexacopter  Quadcopter).

Embraer displayed its largest commercial aircraft, the E195-E2 at Wings India 2022. With its stunning ‘TechLion’ livery, the E195-E2 was the cynosure of all eyes. The aircraft is the largest member of the new generation E-Jets family, the E-Jets E2, and is designed to seat up to 146 passengers in its signature two-by-two seating.

Airbus showcased its long-haul aircraft A-350 at the static display. The company also displayed a scale model of its single-aisle A220 aircraft, purpose-built for the 100-160 seat market.

During the show, Flybig signed a letter of intent to acquire 10 Twin Otter aircraft.  The airline signed a Letter of Intent with De Havilland on the sidelines of Wings India 2022. These 19-seater aircraft will help in serving small and remote communities that are not accessible by air, the airlines said. Twin Otter 400 Series has a proven track record of safe, dependable operations, as well as versatility, which includes the ability to land on land or water.

The next Wings India show will be held at Begumpet Airport, from March 14 to 17, 2024. (INN)

Minister KTR participates in round table conference in Boston

Hyderabad: Industries Minister KT Rama Rao said that Hyderabad has emerged as the vaccine capital of the world.

Speaking at the Roundtable conference in Boston, the Minister said Telangana Government has taken up many programmes to promote the life sciences sector.

Under these initiatives, provision of basic amenities on par with international standards, policy decisions, special funding for innovation, a special incubator at Genome Valley, were taken up and this was yielding desired results, he said.”Telangana Government is working with a clear goal of doubling the life sciences and pharma production,” said KTR. (INN)

Science leaders across India to come together to plan the country’s S&T roadmap for Amrit Kal

Hyderabad: A unique Science Leaders Conclave jointly organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, and Vijnana Bharati will be held on March 26 & 27, 2022 at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad.

The two-day event, as a part of celebrations of 75 years of India’s independence “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” and first of its kind in our country will be graced by Union Minister of Culture and Minister of Tourism G. Kishan Reddy on March 27. Jayant Sahasrabudhe National Organising Secretary, Vijnana Bharati, Dr V K Saraswat, Member Niti Aayog, Dr Shekhar C Mande, Secretary, DSIR & DG CSIR, Dr S. Chandrasekhar, Secretary DST, Dr Rajesh S Gokhale, Secretary DBT, Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence and Chairman DRDO, Dr T Mohapatra, Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education & DG ICAR will participate in the conclave.

The joint statement released by Ministry of S&T and Vijnana Bharati said that “It will bring together Directors of close to 200 government research institutes across India to create a roadmap for the next 25 years in science and technology in the country. Further, the conclave with the theme ‘Vision India 2047’ will have thematic sessions in an effort to bring out a road map for an Atmanirbhar Bharat”.

The discussions will focus on five themes: Climate Change, One Health, Energy Security, S&T for meeting Sustainable Development Goals, and Applications of AI for Water, Agriculture and Environment Management.Prof SK Barik, Director, CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow is the Convenor of the conclave, while Dr VM Tiwari, Director CSIR-IICT and CSIR-NGRI; and Dr Ruchir Gupta, Vijnana Bharati, are the organisers for the two-day event and Dr. Vinay K Nandicoori, Director, CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad Dr. U. Raja Babu, Director, RCI (DRDO), Hyderabad are the co-organisers. (INN)

Governor to interact with the Chencus of Appapur Tribal habitations

Hyderabad: Industries Minister KT Rama Rao said that Hyderabad has emerged as the vaccine capital of the world.

Speaking at the Roundtable conference in Boston, the Minister said Telangana Government has taken up many programmes to promote the life sciences sector.

Under these initiatives, provision of basic amenities on par with international standards, policy decisions, special funding for innovation, a special incubator at Genome Valley, were taken up and this was yielding desired results, he said.”Telangana Government is working with a clear goal of doubling the life sciences and pharma production,” said KTR. (INN)