New Delhi: Enterprises in India today not only command a much cleaner grasp of Artificial Intelligence (AI) but also have a better understanding of data security and a hybrid architecture model in delivering "individualised" customer experiences, ex-Adobe India senior executive Kulmeet Bawa has said. Bawa, who worked as Managing Director of Adobe India and South Asia, has now joined omnichannel marketing solutions provider Resulticks as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President, JAPAC. "We are, to put it simply, helping businesses use their data to the fullest extent possible, for audience segmentation, campaign orchestration, insights and beyond. It all starts with data," Bawa told IANS. As COO at Resulticks, his role is to drive the growth momentum globally, scale the business and address the latest demands for both B2B and B2C organisations for marketing automation. For him, the India market has always been exciting. "The country boasts of being one of the world's fastest … [Read more...] about Harnessing data tops Indian firms’ list: Ex-Adobe executive
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BENGALURU: Infosys, India's second largest IT services company, reported nearly 1.4% involuntary attrition for the July-September period. The company has called out involuntary attrition for the second consecutive quarter as it is seeing a steady decline in its core or traditional software maintenance business. Infosys has brought down the overall attrition rate to 21.7% from a significantly higher rate of 23.4% last quarter. Its larger rival TCS reported 11.6% attrition during the second quarter. "While tech services (employee) attrition is 19.4%, only voluntary was under 18% ," said Pravin Rao, chief operating officer. The company hired 14000 people in the second quarter; while the net employee addition stood at 7457. Infosys had also announced involuntary attrition for the first time in many years. Tech services companies such as Infosys, Wipro, HCL Technologies, Tech Mahindra and others are transforming their service delivery models as more businesses seek digital technology … [Read more...] about Infosys reports 1.4% involuntary attrition in Q2
Donald Trump reiterated his stance after refusing to sanction Saudi Arabia and its crown prince over Jamal Khashoggi's death with a simple two-word tweet Tuesday night. 'America First!,' Trump tweeted after earlier Tuesday defiantly refusing to sanction Saudi Arabia and its de facto leader, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, for the torture and murder of journalist Khashoggi. Speaking before he boarded Marine One for the first leg of a trip to Mar-a-Lago for Thanksgiving, he refused to retreat from a claim he had made in a written statement that there was no certainty bin Salman ordered the brutal killing of the dissident Washington Post columnist — and that sanctioning him and the kingdom would cost American jobs. Russia and China would sweep in and take Saudi investments for themselves, he claimed. He also denied he had any personal business interest in the Saudi economy, claiming that being president had cost him 'a fortune like you have never seen.' Trump spoke after … [Read more...] about America First! Defiant Trump posts simple two-word tweet after refusing to sanction Saudi Arabia and its crown prince over Jamal Khashoggi’s death, insisting he will not risk losing ‘hundreds of billions of dollars to Russia and China’
Hemant Taneja Contributor More posts by this contributor The tech industry needs to move towards responsible innovation in 2018 Why pulling out of Paris Accord damages America’s economic future There is a new generation of companies exerting such great influence on society that they’re essentially becoming utilities. Google, Amazon, Facebook and Uber are near monopolies that provide services as integral to our modern life as power, telephone and transportation systems were a century ago. But there is a key difference between last century’s utilities and today’s: Instead of simply delivering a service, today’s utilities use algorithms to shape our entire life experience. From the news we see and the routes we drive, to the price we pay for goods and services, algorithms influence them all. With algorithms in play, companies can optimize for every variable. Uber efficiently dispatches its drivers during rush hour, Facebook displays the most relevant … [Read more...] about The need for algorithmic accountability
Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss today:TOP STORIESWhat Will Sondland Say?When Gordon Sondland enters the ornate House hearing room for televised testimony this morning, Republicans and Democrats will be looking for a make-or-break moment in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump — even as serious questions surround Sondland’s credibility. Advertisement The hotelier-turned-U.S. ambassador to the European Union has emerged as a pivotal link between the president and a shadow foreign policy led by Rudolph W. Giuliani, who was urging the Ukrainians to conduct investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son as military aid to Ukraine was being held up.Sondland’s appearance follows more than 11 hours of firsthand testimony from White House aides who provided damaging new details about Trump’s efforts. Republicans largely responded by trying to discredit the witnesses rather than dispute their accounts.Meanwhile, more than $35 … [Read more...] about Newsletter: What will Sondland say?