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Editor’s Desk

Importance Of Comfort and Great Work Culture In An Organization

The Astute Panel

Innovation: The Catalyst in Human Evolution

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Social Responsibility to the Community and the Environment Kelly Simpson-Angelini Founder & CEO

Delightfully Sharing Scientific Stories and Therapies to All in Need


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orporate culture has always been crucial in leveraging organizational growth, it’s been a popular point of discussion from the past two decades or so, and recently it has become a buzzword for the corporate gurus. Strong corporate culture always has its own charm and benefits for the unification of business operations. Like for the startups, creating an identity in the market is the first and foremost thing any company looks out for, and if a startup has a culture of prioritizing work to set and meet the goals while keeping the work environment, employee friendly as well as productive, then it will not only help the company to keep their values coherent but also leverage their status in the market.

Vitality of Corporate Culture in an Organization

In today’s world, one of the major challenges that the companies are facing, is the retention of the old employees. So, to provide a solution to this ever lagging dilemma, corporate culture is playing a dynamic role. A strong and healthy culture not only attracts better talent, it retains that as well. If employees get a healthy working environment in the office, they are more likely to stick around in the same company for a longer period of time. This directly results in better work output, lower overhead costs and increase in revenue generation. Creating brand identity is a crucial element for any startup to survive, whereas maintaining the same is crucial for any established firm to excel. A fun loving corporate atmosphere yields happy employees and as a result customers mark companies to be a fun loving and generous brand, thus directly contributing to the creation of brand identity in the market. Some organizations overlook this crucial element of maintaining a healthy corporate culture in their company as they tend to think that they don’t want to be a part of this bandwagon scenario. But, in the long run they mostly realize that they were wrong. So, in this competitive and fast paced world; companies need to differentiate themselves from others, but they cannot afford to fall behind. So, adopting and building a healthy corporate culture is the only way out to outshine your competitors, and at the same time be ahead of them.

Sagar Bhattacharjee


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What makes a company the best company to work for

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aking a company the best company to work for, is like seeing the two sides of a coin. The company itself strives hard to make themselves the best and outshine the rest, whereas employees strive to work for a company which is already the best. So, this is a mutually proportional phenomenon of building a beautiful work culture that people would love to work for. From the employer’s perspective, being the best means having an extraordinary team of employees whose collaboration creates something special. These companies live by a mission that is clearly communicated throughout the organization, from senior level management persons to freshers. As a part of this mission these extraordinary companies encourage their employees to use their resources to come up with innovative ideas and share them to improve process and leverage the overall work culture. Being a part of this mission employees not only be happy, but also enter the new world of continuous learning and self improvement. Every company wants to build a better place to work for their employees. But, there are some companies whose immense dedication towards building an innovative work culture has made them stand apart. So, we have come up with the issue of “America’s 20 Most Promising Companies To Watch 2017” to convey their unimpeachable contributions for being the best.

Cover story of this issue is, Simpson Healthcare Executives, who is delightfully sharing scientific stories and therapies to all in need. Simpson Healthcare Executives delivers the story of science, brands, and patients to key healthcare stakeholders by driving forward the innovations that will disruptively transform healthcare worldwide and to lead the industry into the future. We have included articles “Importance of comfort and great work culture” and “A successful organization is the key essence of development,” scripted by our editors in the amazing folios of this magazine. So, do flip the pages of our magazine to unveil the reasons how these amazing companies are making the Americas most promising companies to watch.


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cientific information provision and seamless communication are the most important things to drive forward the innovations that will disruptively transform healthcare worldwide and lead the industry into the future. To serve for this cause, the inception of Simpson Healthcare Executives took place.

At Simpson Healthcare Executives, they challenge the key stakeholders in the healthcare industry to think disruptively about scientific breakthroughs, discovery, and the patient experience to pioneer the future of healthcare. For the past 20 years, Simpson Healthcare Executives has been working with global biopharmaceutical leaders and has focused their innovations on supporting their clients in the development of new therapies. At Simpson Healthcare Executives, they believe that the scientific expertise and disruptive thinking methods and behaviors among the elite members of their organization span across a broad array of major disease categories, including: respiratory, oncology, immunology, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neurology, rare diseases, gene therapy,and adult vaccines, to name a few. This has given their medical and strategy teams the ability to be the catalysts of industry innovation as they connect and communicate with the larger context of healthcare for their clients, while keeping the patients at their center of focus. As a leading global innovator, Simpson Healthcare Executives is working on some of the most cutting edge science and disruptive brands. Their transformative vision for the healthcare experience accelerates scientific advancements in the industry as they catalyze disruptive innovation for their clients. Simpson Healthcare Executives expands medical conversations and proliferates scientific information to key healthcare stakeholders. The Disruptive Leader Kelly Simpson-Angelini, Founder and CEO of Simpson Healthcare Executives, formed the company in 1998. Kelly began her scientific career at Pfizer as a Research

Scientist and worked for 4 years before becoming immersed in the field of scientific communications. It was during this time when she realized her passion for scientific communications and went on to find her own pharmaceutical communications agency, i.e., Simpson Healthcare Executives. Most recently, Kelly SimpsonAngelini was honored with the “2017 Healthcare Transformers Top 10 Innovation Catalyst” by Medical Marketing and Media (MM&M), the media agency of record for the past 50 years in the medical marketing industry. Those who were designated as “Innovation Catalysts” in this prestigious Healthcare Transformers program have catalyzed game-changing innovations for their pharmaceutical and healthcare clients that are transforming the healthcare industry. Last year in 2016, Kelly was also designated as a “Women of Innovation Honoree” by the CT Technology Council for her entrepreneurial vision and leadership. In addition to her role at Simpson Healthcare Executives, Kelly is also the Chairperson of the non-profit organization, “Can Do Multiple Sclerosis.” Her passion for creating positive healthcare experiences for patients and her desire to be the change that she wants to see in the world carries into every aspect of her as a person, as she activates leadership teams, brings people together, and drives forward transformation in healthcare. Kelly is committed to Simpson Healthcare Executives’ purpose – to develop the scientific stories of therapeutic brands in collaboration with their clients, and share that story with the key influencers and stakeholders in the industry, using a broad array of marketing platforms and channels. Kelly’s disruptive vision for the future of healthcare encourages leaders across the world to think about what healthcare will look like in the decades to come. As a prominent healthcare industry CEO, Kelly believes; “we live in a world where our ideas and values are changing the way that people think about our health futures; our voices are challenging current healthcare expectations, and our


actions are driving forward a vast array of improvements in the healthcare experience in our nation and in our world, both for ourselves and for the generations of tomorrow.” Values that make Simpson Healthcare Executives Outshine Others We believe that the real value of Simpson Healthcare Executives resides in our ability to create value for both brands and patients by translating science to earlier diagnosis and precision therapy – the right therapy for the right patient at the right time. We understand that the role of the disease or product is one piece of a larger story that includes the patient and their caregivers, the healthcare providers, the health system that must be navigated, and the client’s strategic intent. Along with our clients, we keep the patient firmly in our sights as a core element of the story. Our offerings include traditional medical and scientific communications, but the diversity and experience within our organization allows us to bear the larger context of healthcare that facilitates high-level, strategic consulting as an important part of what our company delivers for every project we work on with our clients. – Asserts Kelly. Taking the Client Experience to a New Level At Simpson Healthcare Executives, they pull through the

story of why their clients’ therapeutic brands matter for patients and how they can improve their patients’ lives. They strive to dig deeper into the science of the therapies that their clients are developing and what it means for the patients who could be benefited the most from their therapy. At Simpson Healthcare Executives, every project is unique and they work with a unique strategy for every new project. With the start project, their internal team aligns with their client on strategic vision, project management details, and the long-term value that will be added to the healthcare industry throughout the entire therapeutic brand lifecycle. After working with their clients to clearly define the problem or opportunity, they outline their objectives and timelines and move forward in a collaborative path. They ensure that they have the right members in their team who think innovatively about the delivery of their story to their audience, which means they would pull through the experiences of their organization with similar, previous challenges. Kelly always emphasizes on her team that they should know their client’s goals and how their scientific story will support it, using a wide range of lenses and perspectives across a broad array of marketing and communications

Our ultimate goal is to create more positive healthcare experiences so that patients are accurately diagnosed earlier, receive the optimal targeted therapy – perhaps even

to modify the course of their disease – and to feel

Passion is all about making a difference by pushing better and have a longer healthier life the boundaries to create unique strategic value


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experiences so that patients are accurately diagnosed earlier, receive the optimal targeted therapy – perhaps even

to modify the course of their disease – and to feel better and have a longer healthier life

platforms. As a team, they work together to connect key healthcare providers and stakeholders to the therapies they need in order to treat their patients and help improve their lives. Bridging the Gap between Solution Providers and Patients Our clients include “big pharma,” as well as smaller pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, some of which have smaller and more targeted portfolios of products. We believe that it is essential to think disruptively in order to understand and discover what patients may be expecting and experiencing as they receive care and undergo treatment. Our ultimate goal is to create more positive healthcare experiences so that patients can feel better and have brighter health outlooks. It is our privilege to work with our prestigious clients as we understand and develop the scientific story that our client needs to tell. Internally, we collaborate to drive disruptively innovative solutions that challenge current expectations in our industry, using a wide array of marketing and strategy lenses and perspectives as we unlock our clients’ full potential to positively impact the patients who will benefit most from their therapies. Future Perspectives Simpson Healthcare Executives is believed to be a value- and belief-driven organization that thinks disruptively about the healthcare industry. They embrace their core values: maintain passion about making a difference by pushing the boundaries to create unique strategic value for their company, clients, and community; keep it real by developing strong, authentic relationships internally and externally with their clients; look to the future by never losing sight of the larger context and bigger opportunity. They know they are better together and dedicated towards a collaborative teamwork to ensure the highest quality work product; and finally, they bring their best selves to work every day, which means that they are committed to achieve personal balance and strength, both at work and in their own lives.


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Capital Banking Solutions capital-banking.com

Samer Hanna CEO

Capital Banking Solutions is a leading provider of end-to-end, integrated banking software for businesses across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.

Cigniti Technologies cigniti.com

Srikanth Chakkilam Executive Director

Cigniti is World’s Premier Independent Software Testing Company, publicly listed in Bombay stock exchange, with global headquarters in Irving Texas.

eCompliance ecompliance.com

Adrian Bartha Founder & CEO

eCompliance provides leading software solution for improving worker participation in safety.

Insly insly.com

Risto Rossar Founder & CEO

With over a decade of experience in insurance services and software development, Insly provides SaaS softwares for insurance agents and brokers.

McAfee Institute mcafeeinstitute.com

Josh McAfee CEO

McAfee Institute, helps professionals in loss prevention, law enforcement, investigations, and intelligence, advance their careers and become real crime fighters.

Moblize moblize.com

Amit Mehta CEO

Moblize is cloud based Big Data Analytics platform for oil and gas industry whose vision is to improve the daily life of engineers in the oil and gas industry.

Mphasis mphasis.com

Nitin Rakesh CEO

Mphasis is a leading provider of core IT services to global marquee customers for over 25 years.

PaySett

Benny Cooley Founder

PaySett Corporation is a global company comprised of global payment industry trained individuals focused on developing secure and reliable large scale payment systems at a national level.

PayStand paystand.com

Jeremy Almond CEO & Co-Founder

PayStand is the modern B2B payment platform enabling 0% bankto-bank transactions. PayStand provides flexibility to its customers to take payments everywhere they do business, integrate payments into their systems, and dramatically lower the overhead costs.

Pinkerton pinkerton.com

Jack Zahran President

Pinkerton is a global leader in security & risk management solutions.

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Quantitative Business Analytics, LLC qbacorp.com

Gerard Metzler President & Founder

(Quantitative Business Analytics) QBA Corp., is a management consulting and services firm that offers its clients in the energy industry a significant advantage as they invest in smart technology by employing the strongest techniques and algorithms available. QBA is composed of industry experts and leaders who can provide practical answers to tough business questions.

RxNT rxnt.com

Randy Boldyga Founder, President & CEO

RxNT is the leading healthcare software solution providing company that is improving medical practice management.

Schneider Electric schneider-electric.com

Iram Shah Senior Vice President

Schneider Electric develops connected technologies and solutions to manage energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable.

Se2 se2.com

Gautam Thakkar CEO

Se2 is a leading third-party administrator for the US life and annuity industry, providing services that simplify operations, enable a shift towards a variable cost model and brings forward new and innovative products quicker than its contemporaries.

Simpson Healthcare simpsonhealthcare.com

Kelly Simpson-Angelini Founder & CEO

Simpson Healthcare Executives delivers the story of science, brands, and patients to key healthcare stakeholders by driving forward the innovations that will disruptively transform healthcare worldwide and to lead the industry into the future.

Tango Networks tango-networks.com

Douglas J. Bartek Co-founder & CEO & Andrew Silver Co-Founder & CTO

Tango Networks delivers business communications services on mobile phones using the native dialer for a superior user experience.

Trilliant trilliantinc.com

Andy White Chairman & CEO

Trilliant helps savvy utilities and energy retailers achieve their smart grid visions through the Trilliant Smart Grid Platform, the only purpose-built communications platform that integrates these disparate system of systems into a unified whole.

TripBorn Inc tripborn.com

Deepak Sharma Founder & President

Providing a safe, convenient travel experience for billions!

Wildix Solutions wildix.com

Stefano Osler CEO & Robert Cooper Managing Director

Wildix is a multinational company that develops browser-based Unified Communications solutions and VoIP products.

WorldVentures Holdings worldventures.com

Dan Stammen CEO

WorldVentures’ products and services offer a spectrum of innovative solutions to empower generations and support the potential and promise of our global community.


Cigniti Technologies: Riding the Quality Engineering with DevOps and Agile Testing Services

Company. Being a reputed MNC, they have successfully served leading clients across 13 countries covering North America, U.K. & Europe, ANZ, and South Africa. Leading global analysts of the world like Gartner, Nelson Hall, Everest Group and Forrester have consistently mentioned Cigniti’s growth, and acknowledged their capabilities to serve global companies. Delivering Exceptional Services to Outshine Others Cigniti constantly realigns itself with the ever changing Digital World. Cigniti Technologies services’ portfolio is segregated into four categories: Quality Engineering, Digital Assurance, Quality Assurance, and Advisory & Transformation Services. These services are powered by Cigniti’s IP-led next generation testing platform called BlueSwan™ and world class labs, with which their aim is to accelerate the digital transformation journey of the enterprises.

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n this ever changing engineering industry scenario, a product or an application is only considered to be successful when it is reliable, robust, secure and user friendly. But to provide such product or application there is an ultimate need of flawless independent software testing process. So, to cater this need Cigniti Technologies came into existence. After years of sheer hard work, extensive research and flawless implementation, Cigniti have become the global leader in independent software testing services industry. Cigniti’s vision is to be the world’s largest and most respected independent software testing Services Company and to build a better world by helping build quality software. With more than 2200 people on board today, Cigniti is the world’s second largest independent testing services company by head count. They are also the world’s first CMMI Level 5 Independent Software Testing Services

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Quality Engineering Services: Software testing has moved beyond the traditional quality assurance practice to a more comprehensive quality engineering framework. Organizations nowadays are much more inclined towards DevOps and continuous testing to enable effective software development and operations while offering superior quality and user experience. Realizing the gaining traction towards robust quality assurance, Cigniti offers QE services including Agile Testing, DevOps QA, Service Virtualization, and Test Data Management services. Digital Assurance Services: These are recent and emerging offerings in the software testing arena and are in huge demand. Cigniti has been investing heavily in the next generation services that help its clients overcome their current business challenges. Mobile application testing, IoT, Digital QA, Big Data & Analytics testing, E-commerce testing, Medical Device testing, and Game testing fall under next generation services. Quality Assurance: This includes Functional testing, Test Automation, Performance testing, Security testing, ERP testing, Regression testing, Compatibility testing, and July2017


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Advisory & Transformation Services: Cigniti’s Advisory and Transformation Services help organizations understand and improve all QA focus areas – people, tools, and infrastructure across the delivery lifecycle. The Advisory Services help clients understand their QA maturity and identify gaps in their processes & practices. Cigniti’s Transformation Services help their clients embark on the QA transformation journey by implementing a very effective, efficient, and metrics driven QA practice. Advisory Services aim at delivering value-added engagements and ensuring high performance of software. BlueSwan: Cigniti’s BlueSwan™ is a next generation Proprietary Testing platform. Aligning with the needs of the market in the digital era, BlueSwan has also been Cigniti’s enabler towards being the leader in independent software testing services. It also fortifies their IP-led software testing services approach along with the Cigniti 4.0 services and Domain centric approach for offering world class testing services to business across different verticals. BlueSwan™ helps accelerate Quality Engineering for the Digital Enterprises. It comprises of five elements – Verita, Velocita, Cesta, Praxia and Prudentia – that complement the existing QA and QE tools of enterprises. Srikanth Chakkilam: An Astute Leader Srikanth Chakkilam, CEO of Cigniti Technologies, graduated from the University of South California. He is a person of versatile nature playing different roles right from decision making to creating crucial strategies related to Cigniti’s vision and growth. He is also a great philanthropist and heads different CSR initiatives at Cigniti Technologies. Being Unique is Cigniti’s Forte Cigniti’s key strength lies in its 1800+ career testers, IP-led innovation, and their experience in working across the industries. Cigniti is betting high on their next-generation proprietary testing platform called BlueSwan™. It consists of five elements called Verita, Velocita, Cesta, Praxia, and Prudentia which Align, Assure, and Accelerate the Digital Transformation journey of the enterprises. Offering world class testing services to businesses across diversified verticals, BlueSwan™ fortifies their IP-led software testing services approach with Cigniti 4.0 services which includes DevTestOps, Agile Testing, Performance Engineering, Cyber Security, IoT, Big Data Testing, etc. Considering Client Satisfaction as a Valuable Asset July2017

We strive to build a better world by helping build quality software

Globalization testing. Cigniti has been investing in the latest tools & technologies to efficiently offer these core testing services and deal with the current software testing challenges of various industries.

Cigniti’s IP led Quality Engineering and Assurance services assure impeccable software quality that help clients deliver applications that are truly Reliable, Robust, Scalable and Highly Secure. This also helps accelerate the digital transformation journey. The age of customer calls for continuous testing. A Forrester study confirms that unprecedented speed of software delivery has made quality and speed a strategic pursuit for enterprises. Integration with Dev and Ops brings immediately visible acceleration, while quality engineering along with continuous testing ensures market leadership. Leading global analysts and researchers envisage DevTestOps as a phenomenon that will propel businesses whose customers are scouting for first-time ready software. Cigniti is well poised to deliver quality at speed and thereby assure market leadership for its clients. Employee Contentment = Cigniti’s Achievement We believe in building a sustainable forward thinking organization with a binding principle called Work=Play. Our employee friendly policies, Rewards & Recognition programs and our alignment towards re-skilling in accordance to industry trends are driving the motivation of the employees at Cigniti.

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Insly: Making Insurance Easy to Understand, Manage and Buy

Making Insurance Handling a Simple yet Powerful Procedure Insly is marching ahead with its innovative SaaS software. The features which make them outshine the crowd are: Easy to Use Interface Searching and managing clients, policies, objects and payments were never an easy task. But with Insly’s SaaS software not only this, but also sales workflow (proposal, acceptance, policy, payment) is made very easy for the clients as well as for the salespersons. Easy Customization With Insly, getting started is quick and easy – the way it should be. Customise your insurance software interface by adding your logo and selecting a colour scheme to make Insly like your own. No need to worry about development time and costs, just click and you are good to go. Risto Rossar Founder & CEO

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ince decades from now, Insurance industry has been operating manually, and streamlining insurance agents and brokers was a tough task to handle. To provide a solution to this dilemma, Insly rolled out a cloud based insurance software for agents and brokers, enabling them to manage sales from start to finish and administrate all insurance policies. With over a decade of experience in insurance services and software development, Insly with its SaaS is making insurance easy to understand, manage and buy for both service providers, as well as end users. Insly is a spin-off from IIZI Group – most successful insurance broker group in CEE region since 2000. Insly’s core team consists of the founders and key employees of IIZI Group, who have contributed towards revolutionising the insurance business with their innovative and business focused IT solutions.

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Online Cloud Storage Insly’s web based software is available anywhere and anytime. No need to worry about hosting, backups or other software management related problems. MGA Software: Insly’s Trump Card to Revolutionize the Insurance Industry Getting your innovative insurance products to market has never been easier! But with Insly, it’s a dream come true. MGA software can support client’s distribution needs in various ways. Empowering the Broker Network MGA Software provide brokers the ability to quickly quote and bind the products. But why stop there? With Insly MGA software brokers can have their own complete system with policy and customer administration, customer invoicing and their own MI reports. You set the rules, we make it happen. July2017


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Risto Rossar: An Ardent Leader Risto Rossar, Founder and CEO of Insly, is an insurance innovator and investor. He founded the biggest and one of the most innovative insurance business in 3 Baltic Countries and in addition to managing Insly, Risto is making investments in the insurance sector (and some noninsurance) companies. Under Risto’s leadership Insly achieved the title of being the only global SaaS solution for insurance brokers and agents. Insly offers its solutions to their clients regardless where they are situated, whereas most of their competitors are offering their solutions in a selected country. This helps Insly to stand apart from its competitors.

We bring insurance market to digital age

Sell from the Web, Manage in Insly Have a good front end customer experience, but lack the admin and MI capabilities? Maybe it’s time to put two and two together and integrate your web sales with Insly. At Insly they are always happy to discuss connecting to your existing web-sales facility or building one according to your needs.

The industry structure is shifting, but as of now it’s not at all decided which participants – insurers, brokers, agents or reinsurers – stand to gain and which ones end up losing. Some things are certain though. Only the digital will survive. And in the new world, it's not about big eating the small anymore, it’s the fast eating the slow.– Asserts, Risto. Insly’s USPs Insly not only renders a robust and powerful SaaS software platform, but also it is easy to use and has a beautiful user interface. It has a very wide functionality for customers to quote and buy, understand policy administration, accounting, claims etc all in one system. It is a cloud based SaaS solution of a unique kind, and adds the possibility of making company and country specific customizations. What Client’s Speak about Insly “We choose to work with Insly because of their willingness to adjust the platform to our specific requirements that are essential for us in everyday business.” – Kelly Sims, Operations Development Manager at Signature Underwriting. “We chose to partner with Insly because they could build us a trading platform that’s fully in line with our strategy – allowing the broker to control their sales and operations”. – Scott Brown, Managing Director of Accelerate Underwriting Limited July2017

“Insly have deployed their platform to a variety of clients operating in different classes and countries giving us comfort that they understood the broader insurance business and the challenges in moving towards IT-enabled operating models.”– Tempo Underwriting. Insly’s Values Openness and honesty are the much sought after values of Insly. At Insly they trust their employees and give them the total flexibility to work when and how they want, and they believe that, this is the only way to get the best results out of high performers.With a dedicated team of extraordinarily talented employees, Insly is looking forward to have a meaningful impact on the digitalization of insurance industry and to expand and be the major technology provider in several countries.

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Junxure: Helping Financial Advisors and Investment Professionals to Perform Better support. On the product side, Junxure has painstakingly tuned each of its tools to the unique, daily needs of financial advisors and their teams. The company offers industryfocused CRM platforms which include Junxure® (onpremise version) and Junxure Cloud® (cloud-based version) that support better productivity and client relationships through a wide range of advisor-specific capabilities and powerful workflow automation tools. In addition to CRM, ClientView is a client portal offering that provides an integrated wealth reporting, document management, and digital service platform to firms looking for a client-facing solution. Purpose-Built for the Industry

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ealth Management is a pretty tough job. However, when one helps people to make sense of their money in support of their vision, then wealth management transforms into a noble job. With the vision of helping financial advisors and investment professionals to run a better business, Junxure offers industry-focused CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software that enhances operational efficiencies for greater productivity and growth. For over fifteen years, thousands of advisors nation-wide have leveraged the power of Junxure technology to spend more time where it counts – on their clients. Offering Best-In-Class Solutions Junxure has been leading the innovation charge by delivering award-winning products paired with best-in-class

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Saying that Junxure is purpose-built for its industry is a bit of an understatement. It was created by financial advisors to fill a void in the marketplace, and its products are constantly evolving to meet the needs of its clients. Junxure has deep integrations with many of the best vendors in Fintech, as well as more widely used programs as Microsoft Outlook. Its Client Service Monitor is a completely unique feature that offers advisors a personalized approach to servicing their clients by adding a level of automation to the services they look to deliver. On top of it all, Junxure is scalable to grow with an advisor’s practice and easy to use. Junxure users also have access to a Training and Support team that knows the industry inside and out. The Hardworking Leader Greg Friedman, President and Co-Founder of Junxure, is one of the hardest working professionals when it comes to wealth management. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading financial planners. He is also well known for leveraging technology in his own wealth management practice, Private Ocean, an innovative West Coast firm.

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Going above and beyond leading his two successful companies, he is a frequent speaker at various industry conferences, and writes on practice management and technology for the Journal of Financial Planning, Personal Financial Planning Monthly, and other industry publications. Greg spends most of his spare time teaching graduate courses in Financial Planning at Golden Gate University at San Francisco. He has earned his B.A in Economics from the University of California San Diego and his M.S in Financial Planning with an emphasis on Taxation from Golden Gate University. Greg holds the designation of Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and has been practicing financial planning since 1989. In 2015, he authored Advisory Leadership: Using the Seven Steps of Heart Culture to Create Lasting Success for Any Wealth Management Firm, a practical and highly executable guide for financial professionals who are looking to thrive in today’s changing financial services industry.

We’re on a mission to help advisors take better care of their clients and run a better business!

Back in 2008, Financial Planning Magazine included him on its elite list of “Movers and Shakers”. In 2007, he was honored with the prestigious IMPACT Award® for “Best in Tech” by Charles Schwab. Additionally, Greg plays a very important role in the movement towards tighter technology integration in the financial planning industry.

Future Roadmap The company believes in partnering with its clients to provide the best value to their businesses. For this reason, Junxure maintains a pretty aggressive product roadmap to deliver expanded features, functionality, and integrations to enhance its application on a regular basis.

Collaborative Work Environment Junxure’s success starts with its people. Its employees are considered one of its greatest strengths and a true competitive differentiator, which is why it offers a collaborative work environment to its team, where everyone has a voice. The company hires people who are a perfect fit for its mission and values, gives them the tools and resources needed to be successful, then gets out of their way. It also makes sure that the employees are well fed, keeping the kitchen stocked with fresh fruits, snacks, and beverages. Complimentary lunches, chair massages, and car washes are just a few of the periodical perks of its laid-back yet laser-focused work setting. The company prides itself on promoting a great work-life balance and rewarding hard work. July2017

When it comes to the future of the industry, Junxure believes that financial advisors are faced with rising client expectations, growing competition, and expanding compliance responsibilities. To achieve profitability in today’s landscape, the need for better client service and efficiency has never been greater. According to the organization, technology is the future for financial advisors, and it seeks to arm them with the tools they need to face their challenges head on.

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McAfee Institute: Develops the Industry’s Most Elite Cyber Crime Fighters certifications focuses on the identification, investigation and prosecution of cyber crimes in areas like human trafficking, child ponorgraphy, hacking, credit card breaches, organized retail crime, eCommerce fraud, narcotics, sex trafficking and tons more. Their proficient training and development in intelligence, investigations, cyber, and leadership helps professionals to advance their careers and achieve a better life. The Torch Bearer of McAfee Institute Josh McAfee, CEO of McAfee Institute, is a passion driven person. He teaches people how to succeed and become influential leaders within the loss prevention, law enforcement, cyber crime and anti-fraud industries. Josh’s mantra that makes McAfee Institute outshine others are:-

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recent report from CISCO indicates that there would be over one million cyber security job openings by 2018, and the demand is expected to rise to 6 million by 2019. The intelligence sector continues to grow at the rate of 5% each year; and 20,000 new jobs are expected by 2018. To serve the need of providing elite crime fighters to fight for the Cybersecurity and Intelligence Sector issues, McAfee Insitute has led the industry when it comes to developing the most sought after cyber investigators and intelligence professionals through its professional board certification programs.

Our People - Every one of the people that I have on my team are hand-picked for their passion to help others to grow and succeed within the industry and life as a whole. Our Passion- We are a team that actually cares about your success. We don’t just say it, we live it every day and that is shown in everything we do and every experience you have with us. Our Programs - We provide real world, applicable training. We don’t teach theory here. Our instructors are amongst the industry’s best-of-the-best. They have all been there, done it, and have written a book on it. So you can trust that the stuff you are learning is the best out there – asserts Josh. Being Unique is McAfee Institute’s Forte

The recent influx in cyber crimes over the past 10 years have paved the way for McAfee Institutes’ world renowned programs. They are constantly creating cutting edge programs that focuses on the real threats and criminal activities being perpetrated online. McAfee Institute’s board

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There are few things that make McAfee Institute stand out amongst other competitors and there are few reasons for McAfee Institute’s amazing growth.

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Secondly, McAfee Institute offers a money back guarantee on all of their programs. If anyone is not happy for any reason, they are always there to sort it out, again this is something that is not offered in this industry. Lastly, the way McAfee Institute trains its individuals is just an incredible experience. Their students have video based lectures, tutorials, digital manuals, practice quizzes, and tons of resources to help them take their skill sets to the next level. They teach them the real-world, applicable, training. And that’s just not from a dingy college book, but technique and methodologies that can be used from day one when you learn it and utilize it in your work. Taking Employee Engagement to a New Level I think it’s because we get to do amazing things, with amazing people. There is nothing like it out there. Every day we work to help crime fighters around the world to reach their career goals, develop professionally, and live a better life. Then on top of it, we get to hear how our programs are helping to combat crime. One week our professionals might have saved a few hundred sex trafficked children, the next week they might have prosecuted a notorious cyber-criminal or taken down a child predator. We are impacting lives every day and helping to make an incredible impact, where else can you do that. In addition, we are a team that actually works together, grows together, and have fun together. I believe in developing them professionals and personally and I have a vested interest in

McAfee Institute Provides Everything You need to be Successful

A prominent thing to notice is; they don’t boast that they care, but they actually live it in everything they do for their students. From the very first touch their coaches and mentors are vested and very interested in helping their industry professionals to grow and succeed. They don’t just enroll students and leave them at their fate, they are always visible, reachable and ready to help. McAfee Institute offers 24/7 live in house support via chat (not outsourced) to their students, if they ever need help or have questions they simply ping the instructers via chat and they are there to help. No one in the industry does this regardless if it’s in the pre sale or post sale process, and this makes McAfee Institute outshine others.

seeing every one of my team members to achieve more, be more, and inspire to do more – says Josh. Future Aspects McAfee Institute is a team of incredible influential and inspirational leaders that care about helping you to achieve the professional goals you want to achieve and live a better life. One can always expect McAfee Institute to be on the forefront of what is happening in the industry and to provide necessary training and resources to not only be successful but also to stand out as a leader. McAfee Institue envisions expansion into different industry verticals to provide training in other fundamental areas to grow you as a well-rounded professional and offer new career opportunities.

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he introduction of smart technology is gamechanging, and there is no doubt that it has been taking over the world by storm in recent years. It is reshaping how we live – from personal needs to social demands, many aspects of our day-to-day lives have become integrated and in turn, made easier.

‘To do more with less’ pushes us for greater efficiency in our daily tasks. People nowadays lead a busier lifestyle than ever before, creating even more of a need for convenience and multi-tasking capabilities. Tremendous growth of the smart lock industry expected

not at home. Based on an internal study conducted, over 30% of consumers surveyed were interested in letting the housekeeper in remotely. Letting the delivery man, or part-time cleaner, or pet-sitter in remotely - smart access will facilitate the growth of the on-demand sharing economy as it lowers barriers and improves the experience for both host and guest. A generation of smart locks has been developed in response to this. There are numerous brands out in the market, such as August and Kwikset, which promise the freedom to be where you want and yet still retain control over your home access. igloohome products do the same, and even work offline, which demonstrate how technology is pushed beyond boundaries to meet home owners’ needs.

Home automation is one sector that is receiving an increasing amount of interest. Home owners can now control different parts of their home with a single device the smartphone - even though they may not even be physically present in the home. Over a wide range of household applications, access solutions are an area that is expected to experience tremendous traction - the smart lock industry is projected to reach USD$25 billion in 2024.

These smart locks commonly allow for access sharing through various forms, such as bluetooth keys or PIN codes. These can be created from the smart lock mobile app, and easily sent to visitors across different messaging platforms, making it that much easier to grant access.

2 key areas of growth in the smart lock industry in particular are hospitality - with expected compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) year on year of 80% - and sales in Asia Pacific - with over 70% expected CAGR. As a growing smart access solutions provider, igloohome has built a strong focus on these 2 key areas that are projected to take off in the next few years.

Door locks, ultimately, are made to allow owners to manage their properties with a peace of mind. With this in mind, these virtual keys that are created can be set with a validity period which only allows your visitor in for a limited period of time. When the time period has passed, the virtual keys no longer serve their function. This ensures that the property remains secure.

Consumer Expectations on Smart Access

Aside from providing convenience, another feature of smart locks is their ability to store information, for retrieval when necessary. Access logs is something that many home owners find helpful - being able to retrieve the exact dates and times at which visitors enter their home gives them much greater visibility over their home access.

Beyond just going keyless, home and property owners are now expecting the convenience of remote management for home access. It is not uncommon that home owners find themselves wanting to let a visitor in even though they are

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Smart Locks in Hospitality The features of smart locks mentioned above are perfect for the hospitality industry, in which short-term visitors are a frequent occurrence, and there is a need to restrict access based on time. Costs can be cut for hotels, hostels, serviced apartments and more - being able to manage multiple guest entries from a single dashboard means a lot less manpower expended. Vacation rentals too face the issue of key handovers, and the industry has been showing their support for the smart devices which promise to make check-in a breeze. Remote management of access eliminates hosting worries of key handovers at awkward hours, and has been very much welcomed by the big players in the rental industry. Airbnb, for example, has launched its Business Travel Ready badge - that indicates which property listings fulfil a certain set of criteria such as self-check in and fast wifi - and smart locks such as igloohome’s help hosts to attain the badge. The New Chapter – Identity In this new age, convenience is key, information is essential, and efficiency is paramount. Smart technology has made a lot of people’s lives easier, and is likely to continue to do so. As for smart access, this is what the future is likely to be - identity. Being able to verify the identity of visitors who enter your home will bring about a whole new level of surveillance and peace of mind for home owners and rental hosts, thus making it an essential component of the smart home of the future. July2017

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he stroke of a rock against another rock gave early humans the idea of stone tools. Man started designing stone tools for hunting, farming and even for protection against wild animals. Stone tools were also responsible for the very first discovery of fire. When man discovered ways to generate and control fire, it opened an entire new horizon of capabilities. For the very first time, humans were not scared to travel in the dark. It also opened an entire set of gastronomic options in the form of cooking. Humans for the first time were able to survive the cold. They started building shelters to protect themselves and they had fire to illuminate their interiors and keep themselves warm. The invention of wheel was another ground breaking revolution in the path to evolution of mankind. Man started travelling long and far. This is the time when the explorer instinct took charge in humans. Humans were brandishing their reasoning skills. People living at different locations, interacted with each other. They started having a whole new perspective of how the world was working. The more they saw, the more they learnt which contributed to a raised IQ. The wheeled carts made it possible to carry more belongings for longer distances. This eventually led to the birth of trade and commerce. Of course, the wheels and carts became much sturdier with the invention of the nails. With nails, humans built one sturdy construction after another. This led to the invention of massive ships that allowed man to sail across the seas. With all the innovations that had been made till then, man was able to learn many things really fast. With the invention of paper, came the invention of books. Maps do require an honourable mention here. Of all the writing materials that were available back then, paper really withstood the test of time. Man started jotting down all his learning to share them with those he met and with those he didn't. The Printing Press further boosted the rapid dispersion of knowledge across the globe. Innovations were being made around the globe. People found out about events and personalities from far different places. The scenario was set for more innovations. People were getting inspired. We can safely say that the 18th and the 19th century were the centuries of innovation. They brought about technical, social and cultural revolutions in the journey of evolution. The light bulb for instance was one such notable invention. With the invention of the incandescent light bulbs, gas and fuel powered streetlights were replaced by the longer burning bulbs. People actually started having a night life. Factories started introducing the night shifts with the help of the bulbs. In order to bring the bulbs to common households, power generators and power distribution networks were devised. People started receiving electricity in their homes. With the advent of electricity, came the many home appliances at homes. Women were less tied up with their household chores and were more involved in the societal matters. This led to the concept of working women. Countries started having more workforce and hence increased production. Art and culture boomed. Many women came to fore during that period. Many social changes took place during this period. However, the biggest contribution to the widespread changes in the world came from the invention of engine. The internal combustion engine gave rise to the automobiles and people had faster mode of transport. The world was actually starting to get smaller in size. This introduced the concept of weekly and monthly journals and magazines that were published and distributed to far off places. People were getting weekly and monthly updates of the events occurring around the world. The scientific world was taking huge leaps in medicine, physics, chemistry and philosophy. With the advancements in the communication systems in the form of Telephone, Television and Telegraph; came the need for advanced analytical processing systems. Thus, was born the computers. In a few years, the internet was born which took our world to the Digital Age that we see today. July2017


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Well, predicting from all the scenarios that have occurred till now, we can safely say that all the future innovations would be based on the advancements in the networking technology. From interconnected vehicles to smart homes, internet is going to play the most vital role in the lives of all living and non-living beings on this planet. Transportation & Logistics is set to become faster and cheaper with advancements in fuel, vehicles and infrastructure. With the rise in population and limited resources, advanced methods of food cultivation and its sustenance would dominate the research and the commercial ďŹ elds of our future.

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Moblize: Improving Daily Life of Engineers in the Oil and Gas Industry Moblize emerged with the motive to help the industry with its unparalleled offering to exploit software. They saw the oil and gas industry was doing extremely well at the hardware innovation, but somewhere was lacking in the software part. The Silicon Valley companies designed software which people cannot live without today, wasn’t for the oil and gas industry. Only a bare 20 percent of the oil and gas centric software is being used today by knowledge workers, and seeing that void and the urgency of the big data analytics, the CEO of Moblize Amit Mehta started Moblize to fill in the gap. The Pillars on which Moblize stands Going beyond their motto of changing the way oil and gas companies work, they are built up on the seven pillars which binds the company and keep itself ahead of its competitors. The seven pillars on which the company is standing are as follows. Amit Mehta CEO

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he current scenario suggests that the oil and gas industry is struggling with the rising costs of extraction and the turbulent state of international politics. To face and fight with these problems, the oil and gas giants are looking forward to leveraging Big Data Analytics solutions to help them remain competent. Moblize is a trusted name applying Big Data Analytics for oil and gas industry to improve the daily life of enterprise knowledge workers. The present situation suggests that the oil prices will remain low for the next one year forcing oil and gas companies to reinvent themselves. Everyone is looking to become ultraefficient across the entire well lifecycle and do more with less, Moblize, a Houston, TX based company is fast becoming a preferred partner to help operators exactly do that faster, cheaper and better.

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Passion for Customers – Our customers need our help today more than ever to fight and survive. Hence it’s our duty to go extra mile and help them in any way we can. Speed and Agility – Moblize is resourceful and adaptable. The speed at which the company delivers its service, makes them stand out from the crowd. Uncompromising Integrity –The company shows transparency in its services to the customers. We can make mistakes and we will tell our customers if we do, as right thing is often the hardest thing to do. Trust and Respect for Individuals – Moblize has a unique work culture where they provide a philosophy of trust, respect and dignity for all. Meaningful Innovation – Moblize is a technology company that invents useful and significant things faster, Thus, helping their clients with unique solutions much before than others. July2017


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Achievement and Contribution – Moblize is always striving for excellence in everything they do as they believe that each person’s contribution is critical to the success of the company. ProAct, a unique Software-As-A-Service platform ProAct an enterprise software gives what the engineers and managers need today. It opens a new way to identify, capture and deliver on opportunities more quickly than ever.. It provides business and operational insights to help users do daily planning, daily operations, post-well analysis, and reporting via a single source of truth. It was built with one key goal: Improve the daily life of enterprise knowledge workers.

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Results Through Teamwork – The big data analytics company is always in search of improving themselves. The members of Moblize are involved in continuous research through their internal and external networks to find out the ways to give best services to its clients and customers.

It is backed by full services like: Data Aggregation: Automatically aggregates variety of real time machine data, unstructured data like daily emails, other dialogues, and historical data from third party vendor office hubs. Data Preparation: Prepares the aggregated data by running them against their Intelligent Data Quality Engine to automatically detect all quality issues like data gaps, missing or incomplete and poorly calibrated data, fix it via 24x7 operations centers in near real time. CEO and his beliefs Amit Mehta, the CEO of Moblize has a vast experience of 10 years in the Oil and Gas Sector. While doing his Masters in Manufacturing and Management at the Cambridge University in the UK, he has visited over 50 plus manufacturing plants around the globe and worked at the manufacturing plants of global brands like Peugeot, Boeing, Jaguar, Unilever, GE and Victoria Secrets.

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Amit has been nationally featured in popular magazines like Forbes, JPT, World Oil, CIO Magazine, Entrepreneur, etc. Under his leadership, Moblize has been recognized as one of the best Entrepreneurial Companies in America by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur 360 List. Amit says that while everyone focused on the applying big data or AI in making machines smarter, Moblize is laser focused on making Enterprise Users Smarter. Amit also mentioned that the company maturity in data aggregation and data preparation services to enable true data analytics, gives them a huge advantage. The Upcoming Plans to look for The market is waiting for the arrival of ProFRAC, well completion analytics platform and ProWISE, An AI knowledge platform which is currently being trailed at our clients to enable and support big judgement never possible before.

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Mphasis: A Prominent and Leading Global Player in IT Industry Mphasis brings the best-in-class expertise to the foundational services of Application Development and Maintenance, Infrastructure Services, and Business Process Services (BPS). Mphasis is driven by an enthusiastic team of 22,000 employees across 20 countries, and enables their customers to re-imagine the digital future by applying a unique formula of cloud migration and cognitive technology, and to modernize and power the legacy systems to timeless computing. The advancements of the company in cognitive, cloud and traditional application and infrastructure services bring much needed efficiency and cost effectiveness. The overall vision and strategy has been leading up to constantly outperform forecasts and deliver increased value to the shareholders. In FY2017, the net profit of the company grew to 25.3% YoY and the board recommended 170% dividend to the shareholders.

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e live in a world where technology is a crucial need to survive. It is evident from the fact that we are dependent on computers for everything we do and it has only made our lives, easier and comfortable. Information Technology is the greatest boon to the society, and one of the major industries of this era. The IT industry has emerged as an asset to the economy in recent years. With the advancement in technology, this industry has made itself compatible, with newest innovations. Mphasis is one such company which is a prominent and a leading global player in IT industry specialized in cloud and cognitive services. The Vision of Mphasis Mphasis was established in 1992, and is a leading provider of core IT services to global marquee customers for over 25 years. The goal of the company is to bring next generation technology to the clients to ensure success in future.

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Out of the box Services Mphasis has been providing best-of-class expertise in the foundational services. It has been nimble and agile in integrating and building specialization to enable futureproofing of the organization as well as its customers. A preferred solution partner to its customers, Mphasis prides itself on being a technology enabler of several global marquee customers. It has augmented value-based services by further enhancing its core services through co-creation. Mphasis’ NEXTLabs, NextAngles™ and platforms such as Javelina and Wynsure have been co-created with the customers. By enhancing its core service offerings, such as Business Process Management (BPM) with Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Mphasis offers its legacy solutions in a seamless and market-ready state. The company has been working towards enabling transformation and optimization of customers’ business and has been a catalyst in defining Blockchain strategy for multiple banking and nonbanking organizations by helping them charter their Blockchain adoption roadmap. India’s first-ever Center of Excellence for Blockchain technologies, which delivers agility, visibility and scalability was established by Mphasis. July2017


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The Astute Mind behind Mphasis Nitin Rakesh, CEO and Director of Mphasis, is a pioneer financial technologist. Nitin served as the CEO and President of Syntel and also as the CEO and MD of Motilal Oswal, before working with Mphasis. At Syntel he was known for being able to deliver profitable growth at industry leading operating margins. Nitin is on the advisory board/committee of various institutions including Knowledge@Wharton, US-India Business Council and Chairs the NASSCOM IT Services Council. Within the first 100 days of assuming the position of the company, he launched Mphasis X2C2TM formula for success, which shifts anything to cloud and powers everything with cognitive solutions. His entrepreneurial spirit and signature customer-first, and lean startup philosophy has driven the development and launch of disruptive new service offerings, consistent up gradation and an accelerated growth trajectory of the companies he has been a part of. A Leading Global IT Player Mphasis understands that to maintain their status as a leading global IT player, they must keep a close eye on future and emerging trends. An AI-led smart compliance is the future of any financial institution aiming to keep a secure ecosystem. Therefore, the company has launched a remarkable initiative called ‘Cart-Up’, which is committed to co-innovating future-proof solutions along with customers. In a highly competitive market where customers look for differentiation, Mphasis provides innovative and accelerated solutions and services with a faster, go-tomarket speed. It helps customers transform their application landscape and help them get closer to their end customers with consumer facing tech backed by cloud, automation and cognitive solutions. Mphasis’ core reference architectures and tools, combined with domain expertise and hyper specialization of Banking, Capital Markets, and Insurance, is the foundation for building and maintaining strong relationships with marquee customers. Being recognized by July2017

We leverage our global talent and innovative blend of services and technology to deliver customer delight

Mphasis has developed an increasing repertoire of technology solutions which are relevant and helping the customers to future-proof their business and stay ahead of the curve. Mphasis’ services help their clients realize higher levels of automation and convert core IT activities into managed services that drive innovation and reduce operational costs. The company will also assist in modernizing legacy systems and creating core platforms, processes and infrastructure that support digital business across the extended enterprise and deliver higher levels of performance.

the world's major PE firm over their competitors is a proof of the growth potential that Mphasis holds. Motivating Employees and Future Aspects At Mphasis, utmost importance is given to the success of their employees. Taking the integrity forward and weaving it into the fabric of the organization is what they call the Mphasis ‘Culture Cornerstones’ (Customer Centricity; Outcome Focus; Experimentation; Empowerment and Values). The company believes, “The employees have allowed us to succeed to what we are today, holding these at the heart of every decision we make.” These words represent the blue-print that has defined Mphasis’ success as an organization over the years. Various programs are also offered to encourage employees to build skills that drive the company’s culture. As the customers embark on their digital transformation journey, Mphasis is focused on future proofing them with cognitive solutions on cloud that enable agile processes and predictive analytics resulting in competitive advantage. The company has launched Mphasis NEXTLabs for Cloud to focus on emergent and future paradigms related to Cloud Computing. Mphasis is poised to achieve higher levels of operational efficiency while becoming effective Cloud services and Cognitive computing business.

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PayStand: Business Payments for the Digital Age

Products that are Helping PayStand to Outshine Others Even though enterprises are developing rapidly and most of the business processes have been automated, commercial accounts receivable/payable teams are still stuck in a manual paper world, and are facing costly challenges in tracking, reconciliation, labor, and transaction fees. As a solution to this ever lagging dilemma, PayStand has come up with a unique “Payments as Service” solution that speeds up time to encash, automates critical cash related processes, and dramatically reduces unfair transaction fees.

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he global financial scenario is enduring a drastic turmoil, and as a result, financial services are undergoing a once in a century change. Companies are now reacting to ever increasing payment complexity, interfaces and proliferation of new regulations. But still, much of the global financial system is still built on a preInternet paradigm. Taking it as a challenge PayStand has set itself on a mission to accelerate the digital transformation of the commercial side of financial services. PayStand’s first goal is to radically improve the way businesses bill & pay each other. To that end, their flagship platform is a smart B2B billing & payment network aimed at eliminating trillions of dollars in legacy commercial check, wire, and card transactions that businesses engage in today.

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PayStand is dedicated to serving for the enterprises from various domains like commercial manufacturers & distributors to insurance, logistics, real-estate & title, and other software platforms and service providers. PayStand’s flexible platform is unique in every aspect as it helps integrate digital payments into their invoices, websites, ERPs, billing systems, and mobile applications. An Adept Entrepreneur Jeremy Almond, CEO & Cofounder of PayStand, has spent the last 15 years in the tech-industry, mainly focused on enterprise software as a founder, CEO, executive and occasionally an investor. He has helped dozens of B2B companies drive adoption of digital commerce, and is an active board member at a number of fin-tech companies. Jeremy has broadly been thinking about PayStand’s thesis of using technology to innovate in the legacy area of commercial financial services for nearly a decade prior and even did some of his graduate studies around it. This unique insight, along with a first to market approach on specifically B2B payments, coupled with an award winning product, and a unique fixed cost business model better aligned for customers, all have helped drive PayStand’s early success.

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The Modern Payment Platform Built for Business

“All you need to do is glance at the week's latest headlines to see how technology trends like cloud, mobile and block chain are reshaping how society is thinking about money and the exchange of value. We are seeing this shift in the consumer market happening much faster, where paper checks hardly exist anymore on the personal side, and digital-first cashless mobile apps like Venmo and Coinbase have picked up lots of steam. The commercial side is for obvious reasons slower, but we believe we are at an inflection point. This shift is obviously bigger than just one company; it’s broadly where the financial system finally starts looking more like the internet—real time, lower cost, mobile-focused, global in reach, highly efficient, more open and transparent, and fundamentally more democratic. Overall, we think, especially in light of things like the 2008 financial crisis, this shift in financial services is welcome and good for society”– asserts Jeremy. Client's Satisfaction = PayStand’s Success PayStand has set up a benchmark by having a compelling IP around their Bank Transfer eCheck technology, Secure Blockchain ledger, Smart Associated Data, Stored value, recurring scheduled billing engine, automated cash application/reconciliation, APIs, reporting & notification management, and a ton more.

Moreover, PayStand is fundamentally aiming to bring the lost art of the human element to the digitized realm. They strive to demonstrate this in a bunch of small ways that add up: they put a live phone number in 70 pt type on their home page, when many times you can’t even get a hold of other tech companies. They don’t believe in changing their customer’s business process but meet them where they are at. They don’t try to force the brand of their network, but instead believe that their customers ultimately own their relationships, not the banks or the FinTech companies. They provide hands on integration, and support with dedicated people working directly with the team. And PayStand has a

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business model that doesn’t just blindly optimize for margin, but instead aligns for everyone’s success. Considering Employees as a Valuable Asset PayStand’s team is driven by a common desire to make a positive impact. At PayStand they believe they are blessed to be a part of the FinTech revolution, and leading the same which is something so foundational. This kind of opportunity creates a close knit company culture that values fairness, treating each other equally, working exceptionally, and loudly voicing appreciation as an anecdote against an outside business climate that is too often wrapped up in entitlement and me-first thinking. Future Perspectives “We certainly think this open digital revolution coming to FinTech is bigger than just PayStand and all these changes that won’t just happen overnight. But we believe we are uniquely positioned to give B2B organizations a long-term strategic ramp to the digital payment revolution, but with a platform that can dramatically improve their businesses today”– says Jeremy.

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Comfort and Great Work Culture H

ow many hours employees spend at work everyday? Is it Eight? Nine? Ten? Or even more than that? So, there are high chances that one might spend more than half of his/her waking hours in the office, so good comfortable and great work culture is necessary for each and every employee in order to keep the work environment perfect. So, here we are listing some options so that one can make an office great place to work.

Comfort often helps people to be happier, and when people are happy then they tend to work hard, which has a positive impact on the workplace productivity. By creating a comfortable work environment many tough tasks will be a lot easier to push through. Poor communication always leads to confusions and misunderstandings. Communication always has to be precise and proper, and one should be very proper in terms of the communication. If one is not happy with someone, then rather than keeping quiet raising voice will help to prevent conflicts among employees. A company must encourage its employees to share work between them as, by sharing work, they tend to talk more and discuss things that eventually help to increase their comfort zone. A company or a team leader must let the

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employees to work together and take decisions. A team leader should only come into the picture in cases of severe conflicts and misunderstandings. To make an employee feel important, each individual must be involved in some work as per the person’s choice and interest. However, one should not impose work on an employee; a leader should let an employee to willingly accept challenges, which will eventually lead to better productivity. The leaders of a company must promote better transparency and in order to do that, written communications must be promoted as it is far more reliable than verbal communication. Various important issues must be circulated among individuals through emails and all the employees must be in the loop, as due to individual communication one might feel left out. If a company works in dangerous environments, then it should make sure that the employees are using all the protective gears and they are protected from a mishap. The company should also hire a safety officer who will look after the safety aspects. However, the safety gears should be comfortable and light enough so that the employees can wear it for prolonged period of time.

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A company must encourage its employees to take risks, and it’s quite natural that sometime risks will turn into mistakes. However, if the leadership raise a hell due to a mistake, then the workforce will get nervous and the bold decision makers won’t work for long. A company should always let its employees to take risks, which will eventually help both the employee and company grow to a bit better. A company must come up with various open door policies so that an employee can explain how he/she is feeling. With these policies in place the employers can provide their sub ordinates a healthy work environment. A healthy work environment will make staffs more comfortable while talking to you about a number of things. If a company encourages its employees when it comes to innovation then it would be a great thing for both the company and the employee in terms of their growth. Innovation driven company always has far better brand value than others. It is a wellknown fact that if the company encourages its employees to innovate then it can create far better work culture that eventually helps the company in-terms of development. Birthday parties, New Year parties, etc. At the workplace always improve the bond among employees and the employers. A company must encourage its workforce to decorate the office and make all the arrangements of the party, that will make every employee feel special and they will have their share of the fun too. Functional comfort is also a big part, which helps in order to workforce satisfaction. A functionally comfortable workspace helps when it comes to extracting a little more from the employees. For example, a creative team needs a workstation that is extremely creative and mobile, while a group of developers might need more privacy to be more focused. So, there are many benefits of providing a comfortable workplace for the staffs, that will eventually help the organisation to extract a bit more performance from the workforce.

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Pinkerton:

A Global Industry Leader in Risk Management Since 1850

A History of Evolution Pinkerton’s origins date back more than 165 years to when Allan Pinkerton founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in 1850. At that time, the organization worked with law enforcement agencies to pursue and capture criminals all over the United States. Pinkerton specialized in protecting railroad shipments for several mid-western railways, but the company also notably uncovered and foiled an assassination plot against Abraham Lincoln. The organization became legendary for its pursuit of Jesse James, The Younger Gang, the Dalton Brothers and Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch and was responsible for developing the first criminal database, as well as being widely recognized as the forerunner to the modern day Secret Service. Jack Zahran President

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he risk landscape changes on a daily basis. Many of the threats that exist today did not exist five years ago, and the threats confronting organizations across the globe five years from now may not exist today. What’s imperative to remember is that these threats go well beyond just terrorism. While terrorist attacks are profoundly covered in the media, there are myriad threats that organizations face today—which include financial stability, infectious diseases, societal upheaval, natural disasters, and even access to clean water or electricity should a disaster strike. These and more are contemplations that must be considered for an enterprise to work effectively both domestically and abroad. With the risk landscape changing at such a rapid pace and new threats emerging on nearly a daily basis, for Pinkerton the company motto “We Never Sleep” is more applicable now than ever before.

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Over the years the organization has constantly evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of clients - both domestically and abroad. Today Pinkerton works with some of the largest global enterprises on the issues that are central to their long term prosperity, providing critical corporate risk management services. Pinkerton provides a range of solutions that include everything from security consulting and investigations to executive protection, employment screening, protective intelligence and strategic consultative services. When it comes to corporate risk management, Pinkerton takes a holistic approach. They recongnize that focusing on a singular aspect of an organization’s risk - such as cyber security - can leave it’s operations exposed to other types of risk that are unaccounted for. As an industry pioneer in the concept of enterprise risk management, the company’s holistic approach takes into account a complete 360° view of threats facing an organization, and the probability of those threats impacting business continuity. Pinkerton’s agents then create a risk profile so they can assess where to best deploy their expertise to help businesses protect their people, assets and proprietary information. July2017


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For Jack Zahran, President of Pinkerton, the evolution of the company has been key in providing a unique and scalable blend of strategic and tactical solutions. “We know the world is changing fast and new threats are rising on a daily basis, and it’s our job to stay ahead of those threats,” Zahran says. “This isn’t an industry where you can sit idle, and we certainly wouldn’t be where we are today, more than 165 years after the company was originally founded, if we didn’t continuously evolve our services and ways of thinking about risk.”

We know the world is changing fast and new threats are rising on a daily basis, and it’s our job to stay ahead of those threats

Helping to inform this holistic approach to risk management is Pinkerton’s vast network of global resources which provide intelligence and information from all corners of the globe. Pinkerton’s agents can analyze this data in real-time and swiftly deliver comprehensive insights and recommendations to clients who could be impacted by new and emerging threats.

The resulting data can be customized to educate clients on the threats facing their operations in any given location, domestically or abroad, and help them better devise countermeasures to combat these threats. The first iteration of the report was rolled out to clients in 2016 as a resounding success, and Pinkerton continues to update the methodology and format to better suit client needs.

Meeting Risk Head-On A recent example of the company’s evolution and innovative nature is the creation and implementation of it’s Global Risk Index report. Recognizing a need to better understand what types of threats are most prevalent and where, Pinkerton has conducted years of research using numerous global data sources to identify common threats and pinpoint where they are happening and to what degree. The company also developed a proprietary algorithm which is used to determine the prevalence of those threats in every country around the world and the probability of them impacting business operations for organizations working within those countries. July2017

“We take our jobs very seriously because lives are literally at stake, and one wrong move can spell disaster for our clients and our agents,” says Zahran. “Information is the best tool at our disposal to prevent tragedy from striking, and the Risk Index report was a logical step in our growth trajectory to put information into a comprehensive package that we can quickly leverage to help protect our clients.” While the severity of this line of work is not lost on Zahran or any of the company’s hundreds of agents around the world, the company still understands the importance of having fun and offering a collaborative culture with a lot of space for growth and advancement. The people who prevail in this business are energetic, yet remain cautious of the world around them. They enjoy good times with their friends and colleagues, but when the well-being of their customers is hanging in the balance, they never fail to put on their game faces.

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Quantitative Business Analytics: Reshaping the Energy and Utility Industry synchrophasers). These technologies will continue to evolve and provide an intimate and controllable experience for customers. Quantitative Business Analytics (QBA) is a data management consulting and solution services provider, developing and employing the strongest technologies and algorithms in the energy industry today. Team QBA shifts through large corporate database structures and elicits business value and management insight. They are expert in capturing and interpreting the data, and providing it to their customers. As energy and utilities continue to be impacted by more cost-effective, cleaner, and customer responsive energy technologies, QBA anticipates an even greater increase in merger and acquisition activity. BIGEnergy Services

Gerard Metzler President & Founder

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he sky is the limit for data analytics and meaningful data services that are provided to energy customers on demand and on a subscription basis. For years, CEOs have bemoaned the high cost of IT with very little value to show for it. Terms like “repaving the cowpath” have defined the plethora of ERP solution providers, while providing meaningful management information that has proven to be elusive. In order to provide meaning, value, and insight – professionals must have a deep understanding of “how systems work,” “how business works,” and the “data produced by and for those systems on behalf of the business.” Hiring an army of “data scientists” is not going to produce results when those professionals do not understand the business. The energy industry in general, and utilities specifically, are being disrupted by more competitive and customer responsive energy technologies (i.e. Solar, battery, wind,

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QBA is focused on providing value-added services to the Energy Industry, including Utilities (Gas, Electricity, Water), Transmission Companies, Plants, Suppliers, and Exploration. The Energy industry is just the latest to fully automate and instrument its Energy Value Chain. It provides cost-effective assistance in realizing benefits from the information derived from those instruments. These instruments can include smart meters, smart grid instrumentation and other technical devices. QBA is providing data from solar, wind, and energy storage devices to those industry entities responsible for balancing the grid. QBA is providing this data service on a subscription basis. Team QBA call this as Big Energy Venture. They are working with their partner, Landis+Gyr to implement its Advanced Grid Analytics solution within energy and utility companies around the world. In addition, QBA has developed a deep technical understanding of Advanced Metering (Smart Meters) and the Smart Grid – they are working in tandem with Landis+Gyr to deliver these solutions across North America. QBA’s expertise in helping clients who want to proactively communicate with its customers during outages. “Accurate” July2017


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Partnering for Innovative Solutions QBA is a business partner with such technology luminaries as IBM, Landis+Gyr, MAPR, PREDICTif and LivePerson. Team QBA works with an ecosystem of technologies intended to deliver robust analytical capabilities to its clients. Technology solutions delivered by QBA include Advanced Metering Systems, Advanced Grid Analytics, BOTS, and analytical integration with both Oracle and SAP.

Understanding is knowledge, and that knowledge is power

restoration information will be provided to the utility customers via a registered service. QBA is working with their clients to develop a more precise Estimated Time of Restoration (ETOR) and a system to communicate the ETOR with precision and accuracy. The service relies on outage data, meter data, damage assessments, crew and skills availability and other data characteristics.

QBA is working with its business partner, IBM, to develop solutions and build capabilities within the Energy Industry employing Watson Analytics. QBA is partnering with MAPR to deliver cost-effective storage and data management solutions for customers within the Energy Industry. Power Source of QBA Gerard Metzler is the President and Founder of Quantitative Business Analytics; a consultancy and solution provider dedicated to providing Energy and Utility clients with support as they navigate through a highly disruptive energy market. During his career Metzler has provided service to Energy, Technology, and Manufacturing clients around the world. He has been responsible for numerous complex technology programs. Prior to founding QBA, he served as a Consulting Partner and Executive within IBM Global Business Services. Metzler was responsible for its Smart Grid and Smart Meter activities in Texas. Gerry began his consulting career with a “Big Four” consulting firm – and was a Practice Leader in Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, and other solution areas. Metzler is a graduate of Northwestern University.

consultants focused on serving clients. Their clients gain visibility to data that they don’t typically have access to from solar, wind, and storage devices – on a nearly real time basis. Finally, QBA only partners with proven partners focused on innovation. Culture for Rising QBA is a culture focused on serving clients. The words that characterize QBA culture are “fun, innovative, diligent, and insightful.” The QBA team feels that the term “Insight” is overused by the commercial media. Their track record of providing value and insight to real clients continues to be their focus.

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RxNT: Rediscovering Better Ways to Develop the Medical Industry

used ePrescribing solutions in the United States of America. RxNT is a Maryland-based company which has taken on the challenge of supporting the healthcare industry with the best quality Electronic Medical Record and Practice Management (PM) systems to deliver better patient care without compromising revenue and the efficiency of the medical practice. The Story behind the Company

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he Medical Industry is developing every moment, ever since its inception. With improvement, comes more competition and more players enter the field. Every company wants to be the first choice of their customers. The current scenario suggests that more than 800 EMR vendors are competing with each other. Experts say that the companies delivering the best-valued solutions will thrive in the fight. RxNT is the leading healthcare solution provider reinventing new ways to improve the Medical Industry and tackling all the odds to be ahead in the race. RxNT is expected to be the major long-term player in this space. With goals set high and an aim to double revenue each year, the company is working hard to take RxNT to the ultimate level by delivering better and improved solutions every step of the way. RxNT introduced one of the first e-prescribing solutions to the medical industry. RxNT|eRx is among the most widely

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Two decades ago, the medical industry was entirely different than it is today. During that time, most patients frequently complained about the difficulties they faced while decoding the words written in the prescription by the professional medical practitioners. It was in the late 1990's, the Founder, President, and CEO at RxNT, Randy Boldyga came to a point in life when he was made aware of a story in which a pharmacist misread a physician’s handwriting and prescribed a lethal dose of medication to an infant. It greatly impacted Randy’s life and led him to start searching for better ways to improve the healthcare industry. Only one phrase was revolving around Randy’s head, “there has to be a better way”, which ultimately led to the research and eventual development of the electronic prescribing system. And RxNT|eRx was born. Slowly, RxNT, started to evolve into a multi-solutions provider. These solutions were created with the intention to help doctors' offices improve organization and workflow in their practices while maintaining the best patient care. RxNT has a clear vision to enable doctors and their staff to focus on improving patient care by providing them with userfriendly and intuitive e-solutions. Milestones of the company and the Industry RxNT is winning the hearts of their customers with their best-in-class medical solutions. They have designed desktop, Android and iOS applications which enable July2017


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RxNT reached another milestone when they introduced RxNT|PM, a cloud-based solution that provides one’s practice with important medical billing information including Provider Charges and Payment Snapshot, Aging Snapshot and Practice-Specific Alerts. It is a fully integrated practice solution that saves time and increases cash flow. RxNT|EHR is an electronic health record solution that offers a full range of features and benefits including custom patient encounters, simple and efficient charting, Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA), fully integrated ePrescribing lab results and orders, a flexible scheduler and a secure patient portal. Randy is the Pillar of RxNT In 1999, Randy Boldyga started RxNT in the basement of his home and ran the company from there for five years until he bought their first office building in Annapolis, Maryland. He is a highly qualified man with a Mathematics degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. With a rich experience of more than two decades, Randy is known to be the IT guru in the field of Information Technology. He focuses on building a strong bridge between IT and medical industry. Under Randy’s guidance, RxNT helps its employees to work in an environment that’s fun and focuses on customer satisfaction. RxNT prides itself with convenience and consistency for their customers, which means they encourage customers to reach out to them when they need help.

We strive to offer the highest quality products at a cost-effective price

medical practitioners to virtually write prescriptions from anywhere and send immediately to the pharmacy of their choice.

innovation for RxNT. With motivation to be better with each passing day, the company is expected to continue to grow and adapt to fit its customers’ growing needs. While making improvements in the industry, RxNT stands firm on their goals to help doctors remain organized and improve their practices while accommodating patients.

“Being Better” a Goal of RxNT While talking about how the company stands out to be the most remarkable solution in the field, Randy said, “As I said before, RxNT is very hands on. If clients have a question, we want them to come to us first so that we can teach them how to use our solutions as efficiently as possible. RxNT prides themselves by putting a personal touch with their products that puts it apart from the competition.” Along with the features of virtual prescription, RxNT offers solutions which are cost effective and easier to use than similar healthcare software solution providers. Every day is new, and every day is a new beginning of an July2017

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e used to say that the storytelling business is all about the people. Talents from different fields – writing, producing, editing, the list goes on – come together to craft amazing video content that go on to inform, inspire and entertain people through their television sets. These days, technological innovation plays a huge role in not only democratizing the filmmaking process; making it more affordable to tell stories at a professional quality. It is also transforming what kind of stories we tell, where people can get it and how they consume it. And it’s not just about the television anymore, it’s the second screen, wait no, it’s also the virtual screen. Technology is reshaping the very face and fate of the content business and those who can grasp its true potential early and make the brave leap forward, could reap the rewards. The factors are simply too compelling to ignore. In the following paragraphs, I hope to give you a snapshot of how embracing the convergence of storytelling and technology, changed our business dramatically. Jocelyn and I set up Beach House Pictures 12 years ago to create content that we are passionate about. Sure, it was also important that there was a gap in the Asian marketplace for great international quality programs, and that Singapore supported the media in a myriad of ways, but from the very beginning, it has always been about the storytelling. We learned quickly that running the company is like running a marathon. You keep one eye on the future,

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while you build on what you’ve got. So, while we were a two-man team moving our own furniture, we kept investing in diversification and scaling up. We learnt to remain steadfast to our vision (great stories, globally), but to stay flexible to adapt. Good thing too, because in the last 12 years, technology threw us curveball after curveball. Within the first two years, a co-production for Discovery Channel called Man Made Marvels challenged us to upgrade from Standard Definition (SD) program deliveries to High Definition (HD) deliveries, to keep up with international benchmarks. For a small outfit with limited resources, it was a tough learning curve. You can either turn it into an opportunity to grow. Or fail and be viewed as inadequate to compete with the rest of the world. The choice was simple. That transition paved the way for our next technological leap – 3D filmmaking. Not too long ago, the world was going ga-ga over Avatar and the latest 3D TV sets. Manufacturers saw an opportunity to make a lot of money, but making the content that would keep people glued to the device was no easy task. The main problem was making it fast enough, good enough, affordable enough, and at volume. We couldn’t compete with the larger companies throwing millions at mega-productions, but we could develop cost effective methods of filming 3D that achieved a documentary aesthetic (most 3D footage were slaves to a tripod, we made ours handheld) and passed QC at the highest levels. More importantly, they had to be good stories. We made over 15 hours of content in just two years, which was a great measure of success. However, 3D TV eventually faded away due to a lack of demand, with another video format rising through the ranks – July2017


Donovan Chan Crea ve Director Beach House Pictures

About the Author: Donovan is a founding partner of Beach House Pictures and spearheads strategy and content development. He also executive produces, writes and directs many of the company’s international productions, and is overseeing BHP’s expansion into online content with the integration of new technologies. One of Asia’s most experienced factual filmmakers, Donovan has worked on award winning shows including Lonely Planet Six Degrees for TLC (Best Entertainment & Best Editing – Asian TV Awards) and Megastructures: Singapore’s Vegas for Nat Geo International (Silver World Medal – New York Festivals).

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Ultra-High Definition (UHD), commonly known as 4K. Within a space of a few years, we had to innovate again to stay ahead of the curve. By this point, we had grown as a company from a two to twenty-man team. We had a growing business to feed, yet we could not ignore the opportunities of UHD. A lot of effort and time was put into multi-tasking in both growth areas. Culminating in successful early UHD deliveries to Nat Geo Wild (Otter Town) and Channel News Asia (Aerial India). With Otter Town getting the nod as finalists at the 2017 New York Festivals for Best Nature & Wildlife and Best Sound Design. As UHD looks set for explosive growth, another exciting new area of story-tech convergence came to our attention. And the timing was too good to ignore. By this time, we were a 70-man company with more resources to invest in the potential new revenue stream - Virtual Reality. We believe that the ‘experiential’ content have come and gone and that VR (especially 360 video) need to be enhanced by great storytelling and directed towards definitive user groups, like education. BHP soon became the first company that the Ministry of Education allowed to pilot VR in Singapore schools and, in addition to the MOE we also worked with Samsung for hardware. This single experience has led to even more opportunities, which could fundamentally change our business yet again. You could say that the moral of the story, is to well, stick to telling a great story, your story, while embracing change. Less simply put, never ignore how seemingly divergent ideas could converge to transform your business. We live in a rapidly evolving status quo. And while it can be very scary, it is also full of hope.

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Schneider Electric: Global Specialist in Energy Management & Automation Ensuring Life Is On

zero buildings”, you can live or work right in the center of a town, and still be completely energy-neutral. Because of this, these buildings are absolutely essential if we want to achieve true sustainability – especially in our cities. Believing that Access To Energy is a basic human need, Schneider Electric has provided 4.2 million households at the base of the pyramid, their much needed right to energy. It is also at forefront in transforming and digitizing the Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Industry and Infrastructure, ensuring that Life is On everywhere, every moment and for everyone. Schneider is the undisputable leader in power management and provides integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

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hange in the world is more profound than ever. The heart of the world’s population beats to an urban drum. People flock to cities to work, and increasingly, to live. The rise in urbanization promises unprecedented opportunities and never before imagined lifestyles. Already half of humanity lives in cities, and that is expected to rise to two-thirds by 2050. Riding this fastmoving wave of urbanization will require a new vision to plan a safe, reliable, efficient, sustainable and connected ecosystem. A smart city utilizes innovative technologies and interactive approaches to improve both efficiency and sustainability, resulting in better lives for inhabitants. Densely populated cities already provide a more efficient way to deliver many services, as well as to save energy. With current technological advances, it doesn’t necessarily mean selling all your worldly possessions and moving to a rustic cabin in the wilderness. In fact, with so-called “net-

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Reshaping Cities, Transforming Industries and Enriching Life Global population growth and massive urbanization presents us with numerous challenges. But they have also provided us – as a species – with an unprecedented opportunity to develop ingenious solutions to make life better. In urban areas, that universal goal is a major part of the impetus for adopting smart technologies. The speed and scale of progress driven by urbanization and industrialization is unprecedented in human history increasing the need for energy demand. Yet we know in the world today, there are over 2.3 billion people with none or limited access to energy. Further the way we generate energy today is not sustainable for the planet. At Schneider, the team views this as an exciting opportunity for their generation to solve the energy paradox: balancing planet’s carbon footprint with the irrefutable human right to quality energy. Reaping revenues of approximately €25 billion in FY2016, Schneider Electric’s 144,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and processes. They help the biggest cloud service providers run July2017


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A Philanthropist as well as a Technologist, Iram Shah A global corporate executive who leads with a purpose is Iram Shah, Senior Vice President at Schneider Electric. She has a successful corporate career of more than two decades, spanning over various Fortune 200 companies in five countries. She has worked for big brands like Gatorade, Coca Cola, BP, and Zurich Financial. Iram’s experience ranges from marketing, digital, business development to general management, specializing in growth, customer management and cultural transformation. Iram is a sagacious erudite with MBA from UFC Booth School of Business and Advanced General Management Program Degree at Harvard Business School. She has won several awards and accolades; including the 100 Most Influential People Award in the UK in 2005, one of the Top 11 international Woman Leader in Chicagoland by Chicago Women Magazine in 2017 and Chancellor Excellence Award from East West University of Chicago for corporate leadership and impact on education in 2017. In addition to her corporate efforts, Iram also contributes to philanthropic causes and serves on several nonprofit boards. She serves on the board of Habitat For Humanity, Chicagoland and is chairwoman on the Sonia Shah Organization, a non-profit foundation started by her late daughter. “The Sonia Shah Organization is all about diversity and gender parity at a very basic level…the education and empowerment of underprivileged girls and women,” she says. Attuning Innovation with respect to Digital Disruption The clients rely on the valued domain expertise of Schneider Electric. The company leverages deep domain knowledge and applied experience across four end markets; Building, Datacenter, Industry and Infrastructure. EcoStruxure is Schneider’s IoT-enabled, plug-and-play, open architecture and platform where we collaborate with the largest community of Partners and Developers Ecosystem on 6 domains of expertise – Power, IT, Building, Machine, Plant and Grid. July2017

We believe that sustainability is a very noble intention, but the only way to make radical efciency progress is through innovative technology

uninterrupted power and optimal functioning of their Datacenters, and power over 1 million buildings worldwide with power management and building automation technologies. The world's top electrical utilities use Schneider grid management solutions and finally the largest O&G, Mining and Food and Beverage companies use Schneider Industrial automation solutions for efficient processes in their plants and machines.

EcoStruxure brings together Innovation At Every Level from Connected Products to Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics and Services, to provide end-to-end solutions for 4 end markets: Building, Data Center, Industry and Infrastructure, delivering enhanced value around safety, reliability, operational efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for our customers. With Innovation at Every Level, they are redefining power and automation for a new world of energy. Over a period of several years they have developed a portfolio of innovations across all these three levels for all their end markets. They call this Innovation at Every Level. This is an end-to-end IoT offer. They deliver solutions both on-premise and oncloud depending on customer needs. Envisioning to Innovate in Sustainable Development Culture of innovation and constant change keeps things fresh. Another critical aspect is their diversity, which is an integral part of their history, culture, and identity. Inclusion is the way they treat and perceive all differences. Schneider envisions huge technological disruption in the digital ecosystem with the advent of IoT. They will continue to invest in cutting edge IoT technology and enlarge their community and network of partners.

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Future Proofing the Life Insurance Industry

service among its contemporaries. Whether it be simplifying operations, shifting from fixed to a variable cost model or bringing-in new and innovative products faster into the market, SE2 is the go-to technology and service company in the insurance industry.

Gautam Thakkar CEO

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ack in the 1950s, a classic American Television show aired called Father Knows Best starring actor Robert Young, the protagonist of the show, who played the role of an insurance salesman. Since then, the insurance industry has more-often-than-not been portrayed as conservative, unvarying and dull. Today, the scenario has dramatically evolved. Emerging start-ups and traditional insurers are reinventing themselves through new program development, acquisition, and collaboration. A big reason behind such a change in perspective and evolving trends has been due to the services provided by the Third Party Administrators (TPA). Insurance industry views TPA as an extension of their department, where the need to provide exceptional customer service is higher than ever. Leading the list in Third Party Administrator for the US life and annuity insurance industry stands SE2, setting the standard of

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Headquartered in Kansas, USA, SE2 lends support to more than 20 top clients, represents over 35 carriers in North America and has over 2mln policies under administration and supports over 2mln insurance sales reps and sales entities. Combining its peerless knowledge about the industry with fully integrated end-to-end services and operational support capabilities, deep expertise in business transitions and their purpose-built state of the art technology platform, they ensure optimum operability for their clients. Recognized as an industry-leading innovator, SE2 envisions on becoming the foremost TPA provider, delivering high-quality and innovative solutions through their exceptional workforce and advanced technology. SE2’s path to success lies in it being a leader of the new breed of TPA firms, harnessing advanced technologies to drive transformation for its clients. The strategic capabilities of SE2 also explains why over half of its clients utilize SE2’s services to launch new business. It has leapfrogged its competition, having moved past the days of fulfilling requests on traditional “your mess for less” or “lift and shift” type of work that drags down its rivals. Providing Customer-Centric Solutions of Highest Value E2 boasts an unmatched track record in optimizing backoffice operations to future-proof insurance companies. They help their clients to accelerate product innovation, increase speed to market, expand into new market segments and administer third party administration of closed and acquired life insurance and annuity blocks of business. Partnering with SE2 provides businesses with deep domain expertise, proven processes and methodologies, a dedicated team of experts, and a technology-driven platform suitably built for life and annuity insurance. The resultant outcome July2017


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Adapting to the Current Market Trends While Preparing for the Future At present, life insurance and annuity carriers are facing unique challenges within the market. These ranges from increasing regulatory pressures & low-interest rates, the continued search for growth, changing customer demographics and influential ruling by The Department of Labor Regulations and Compliance Developments. To tackle these existing challenges, SE2 is closely working with its clients to help them maximize efficiencies by embracing digital and administrative solutions, ensuring both protection and growth as a result. SE2 believes that in the future, customers will smoothly embrace digitization, artificial intelligence, cognitive computing and advanced robotic process automation, enabling them to achieve their goals of providing superior customer service. A Seasoned Leader Who Paved the Way for Success Gautam Thakkar, CEO of SE2, is one such individual with more than 25 years of experience in sectors such as global consulting, technology services, business operations and M&A across numerous other industries. As the Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Gautam drives business strategies and day-to-day executions for SE2. Since joining SE2, he has consistently been seeking ways to improve clients experience and help build the company into a leading technology and domain business partner in the US Life and Annuity Insurance industry. Having worked for large corporations across the world, advising numerous clients on business transformation and organizational strategies, Gautam draws upon his extensive leadership knowledge from his vast work experience. Before joining SE2, he was the CEO and Member of the Board for Infosys BPO, leading a global team of over 30,000 professionals. Rising Above the Competition and Creating a Productive Workplace Environment SE2 goes great lengths to create a positive and warm corporate culture, one which combines strong work ethic with a flexible approach to foster a strong sense of job satisfaction among the employees. They have ascended above their rival companies, with its rich life insurance heritage, comprehensive operations, and advanced technology platform. Their constant impetus on the July2017

We future-proof life and annuity insurance companies with purpose-built, reliable, end-to-end administration services by leveraging our advanced technology platform

is a proven and scalable process that takes the risk out of business transitions and conversions.

importance of teamwork has yielded better results for the organization. SE2 hires, develops and retains an exceptional bunch of people, who thrive in a highly collaborative and fun environment that provides them with infinite opportunities for growth and progress. The Future Ahead for Se2 By continuing to provide superior services to their clients, collaborative situations for its partners and a positive and work-friendly environment to their employees, SE2 believes that they can continue to rise-up the ladder of success. Their persistent attempt to add value to all its employees and clients will reap dividends for them years ahead.

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he Social responsibilities of corporate companies are known as Corporate Social Responsibility. It is a duty of the corporate body to protect the interest of the society as well as the environment. We know the main motive of business is to earn the money, corporations should take initiative for the welfare of the society and should perform their activities within the framework of environmental norms. According to Lord Holme and Richard Watts “Corporate Social Responsibility is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large.” Corporate companies are part of society and their business activities affect directly or indirectly to the society. So the companies should provide goods and services legally, efficiently and profitably to the society. It is also the newest management strategies where companies try to create a positive impact on society while doing business. Most of the consumers expect from companies to not only make a profit but also operate responsibly to address social and environmental issues according to a study of Cone Communications. Why CSR Matters? For a balance of economic, environmental and social imperatives, CSR matters. It is a type of management concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business as well addressing the expectations of shareholders and stakeholders. Environmental sustainability impacted by corporate actions so companies have to environmental sustainability with recycling, waste management, renewable energy or reducing paper use act. Raising money for local charities, sponsoring local events and supporting local economy can provide a better life to the community people. Efforts of Corporate for Social Responsibility Companies have a large carbon footprint and they are reducing those footprints with the use of new technology or other innovations. It would consider both good for the company and society. So the protection of the environment is the primary focus of the corporate companies. Corporates also practice social responsibility by donating to national and local charities which can be beneficial to the society. They have lots of resources that can benefit the local community. Attending volunteer events says a lot about a company’s sincerity and social responsibility. By doing good deeds without expecting anything in return, companies are able to express any concern for their issues and support for certain organizations.

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Tango Networks: Enterprise Communications Unleashed challenging. Built on the roadmap of providing innovative solutions to solve enterprise mobility communications challenges while still giving the end-user a superior smartphone experience is a premier technology provider named Tango Networks. Their revolutionary Kinetic Communications Platform provides simple, flexible orchestration of enterprise voice and messaging applications, even in multi-vendor environments. The perfect blend of Experience and Creativity Leaders strive to make conscious efforts to mirror the values and vision of the company into its brand. The business duo leading Tango Networks, Douglas J. Bartek and Andrew Silver, are examples of such prominent personas who work diligently towards consolidating technology and innovation into the company.

Andrew Silver

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ommunication is important and, it’s an art that one needs to master to prosper. We live in an everevolving world with advancements in every sector. There’s a wide variety of choices out there for companies to choose from when it comes to communication. So, the companies that are agile and adapt to these ever-evolving changes are the ones that eventually manage to thrive. The introduction of smartphones changed the dynamics of business communications drastically, as employees preferred using their mobile phones to their desk phones because of the convenience and overall user experience. This mobile first trend in enterprises introduced new problems to be solved and put an emphasis on end user experience. Enterprises have been revolutionized by the introduction of Unified Communications (UC) and other advanced communications platforms. But deploying these innovations and gaining the most value from them remains

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Doug, the Co-founder and CEO, contributes through his wisdom gained from working over four decades in the industry. He has led more than 20 successful sales, acquisitions, mergers, and financings of high-tech firms. Prior to co-founding Tango Networks, he founded and led Microtune, a firm that he took public. He was a division president at Cirrus Logic, was president and CEO of Acumos, and has held various leadership positions at other leading enterprises. He has been recognized as an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, is an NRCC Businessman of the Year recipient, and has won the Metroplex Technology Business Council Tech Titans’ Emerging Company CEO of the Year award. He is involved in his community as a Trustee for his church and was a Founding Member and President of the Board of Star Children’s Charity. Mr. Bartek has a BSEE, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Texas, a MS in Engineering and Computer Science and an MBA from Arizona State University. Andrew, Co-Founder & CTO at Tango Networks, is a charismatic leader with enthusiasm, a keen wit, and an exceptional team spirit. He is an entrepreneur and business technologist who has held senior management and director roles in large and small wireless companies including Ericsson, Nortel Networks, Comverse and Spatial Wireless. He is customer-focused in his approach to developing these July2017


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An Array of Revolutionary Services Tango Networks delivers business communications services to mobile phones using the native dialer for a simple and superior user experience. The platform enables services such as Mobile UC, identity management, customer engagement mobility, and regulation and compliance solutions with any mobile phone. In addition, their Business Messaging service enables SMS messaging directly from any business line and their Mobile Call Recording service is the only enforceable solution that works from the native dialer. All of this is part of Tango Networks’ groundbreaking Software-Defined Communications platform - optimizing mobile communications for the modern enterprise.

We empower enterprises to maximize the reach, impact and value of their communications systems by extending their applications to any mobile device

new products and services that rapidly drive new customer revenues. In addition, he is an accomplished speaker at wireless industry forums and has been granted more than 60 patents in wireless communications systems. Mr. Silver holds an Electrical Engineering degree and an MBA from McGill University.

Tango Networks most recently announced the Mobile Customer Engagement Communications solution, which also leverages the Kinetic Communications Platform. It seamlessly integrates employees’ mobile communications into enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) and workforce optimization (WFO) systems, keeping mobile calls from being siloed outside the customer engagement process. This is particularly beneficial for companies that manage representatives in the field or industries with a strong focus on financial trading and compliance regulations. This sophisticated solution offers valuable intelligence and analytics to ensure mobileenabled customer interactions are polished, professional and competitive.

Innovating with a Team of Innovators At the start of Tango Networks the problems were different than they are today, but the company’s pedigree is still the same: they continue to innovate to address new business challenges with simple mobile technology – that’s what makes them unique. One example is how enterprises now approach customer engagement. More than ever, employees are using their mobile devices when communicating with customers – enterprises are losing control, visibility and compliance of those calls creating a corporate blind spot. Tango’s solutions are a breakthrough in mobile enterprise communications that enables companies to control and enhance mobile communications to adapt to the advent of the smartphone and still empower employees to securely work anytime, anywhere.

Values that drive the business Tango Networks’ recognition stems from extending corporate visibility and control to mobile devices with a superior user experience that works across any existing UC environment. Tango Networks’ award-winning Kinetic Communications Platform is built with flexibility, simplicity and connectivity in mind. Users have access to powerful business telephony features from the mobile’s native dialer, mobile communications are compliant with corporate communication policies and personal and business personas remain separate. They continue to grow by constantly innovating and helping enterprises maximize the value of their mobile communications investments. It’s their vision to be the trusted enterprise mobile communications solution provider of businesses worldwide.

Tango Networks has over 50 patents protecting its unique technology, but their employees are their biggest asset. From generating the far-reaching ideas that lead to new business propositions, to the technical resources that help turn the ideas into reality, to the personal engagements needed to open the right doors to opportunity, the team is clearly the key to Tango Networks’ success. The 10-year track record of innovation and evolution is a testament to that spirit and culture in Tango Networks. No program or handbook tops having happy and fulfilled employees who feel what they’re doing matters. Tango Network’s core DNA is innovation and flexibility to solve not only today’s problems but also those of the future. Often their technology is coupled with partners in a larger ecosystem to deliver innovative solutions to their enterprise customers.

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Trilliant:

Enabling Actionable Intelligence With an Open and Secure Communications Platform

customers through network and networking technologies. Trilliant stands behind their partnerships and solutions, because they believe in the success of their customers. Unlocking the potential for new businesses to make a better life for consumers through instantaneous information, Trilliant makes customers the custodians of their own critical data and will not constrain how they use their data today or in the future. Working with customers wherever they are in their smart journey, Trilliant’s solutions range from advanced metering infrastructure to smart city applications and beyond. Trilliant provides a view into your data, your way, changing the way the utility and energy industries communicate and connect.

Andy White Chairman & CEO

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he energy and utilities sectors are in the midst of digital transformation. Traditional communication channels are no longer effective nor cost efficient. The global leader in delivering intelligent networks, Trilliant is a connectivity company, providing infrastructure solutions that enable actionable intelligence with an open and secure communications platform and approach to help address modern energy challenges. Trilliant’s advanced technologies are designed to work with virtually any system to provide a powerful source of data now and for generations to come. With three decades’ experience and the most field-proven and globally compliant solutions, Trilliant maximizes smart grid and smart city investments and makes operations future-ready. Empowering Customers through Networking Technologies Passionate about connections, Trilliant aims to empower

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A Leader, One of its Kind Andy White is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trilliant Networks. He joined Trilliant in 2009, bringing over 30 years of leadership experience in the Utility, Energy, Networks and Communications industries. Prior to Trilliant, White served as a General Electric (GE) corporate officer, and as a President & CEO of GE Nuclear Energy he guided the company through the formation of the GE-Hitachi partnership. White began his career with GE in London, United Kingdom in the network communications and controls division. He held various leadership positions within GE Power Systems and GE Energy, where the breadth and depth of his experience ranged from leading the Asia Services businesses to being the General Manager of several service divisions headquartered in the USA. During his tenure at GE, White led businesses for major infrastructure and communications projects in Congo, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Dominican Republic and Algeria. White has served on 2 university advisory committees and 10 boards. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bath University, United Kingdom, specializing in Power Electronics. July2017


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Committed to Connecting the World of Things Trilliant has always been committed to connecting the world of things. Leading the journey from a single network and single application solution provider to an industry leading, global communication solutions company, Trilliant offers the energy industry’s only enterprise-wide Smart Communications Platform for connecting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Trilliant has multiple deployments in developed and emerging markets that deliver mission critical device connectivity. Trilliant’s open and secure software and communications solutions are field-proven, globally compliant, secure, standards-based,

multi-technology solutions that are designed to work with virtually any system, globally. Committed to best-in-class solutions that empower customers to connect the world of things, Trilliant is passionate about finding the right solutions and turning complexity into simplicity. Unique Culture, Hard-Working Employees, Strong Teamwork and Accountability Trilliant is committed to making their customers successful with the secure, standards-based approach, globally proven technology and strong influence on IIOT. Other key factors include Trilliant’s unique culture, hard-working employees, strong teamwork and accountability. Trilliant represents a confident, energized and straightforward culture with motivated, reliable and knowledgeable employees who strive to be genuine in all interactions with each other and customers. Maintaining the highest integrity and work ethic, Trilliant employees take initiative to help the company change and grow. They are dedicated to listening to customers’ challenges, designing solutions that exceed their expectations and delivering on-time with the highest quality and world-class performance. July2017

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As the CEO of Trilliant Networks, White is responsible for shaping the strategic vision and articulating it in a clear, engaging and exciting way. He is most passionate about driving an innovative and collaborative culture with his employees and partners while keeping a pulse on performance to drive results for their stakeholders. He believes in working closely with the employees and customers to drive excellence and innovation within the company.

Enabling Utilities to Deploy and Diversify into Nontraditional Markets The “digital utility,” grid modernization and enabling utilities to deploy and diversify into non-traditional markets are some of the top trends Trilliant foresees as being important in the near future. Trilliant believes that to propel the energy industry to a bright future, the ’next generation’ of smart grid must be built on a network that allows for a frictionless exchange of data. Utilities, representing the largest, active business case of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), must find efficient ways to deliver services, generate new revenue streams, and engage with their residents. Technologies must work with any system and provide a secure, powerful source of data. In many areas, alternate business models and service offerings are critical for sustainability. Looking forward to the future with optimism and a can-do spirit, Trilliant believes the possibilities they can create for companies, communities, and people are endless and compel them to work towards creating new solutions.

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Wildix Communications: The Next Big Thing in the Market of Unified Communication

their employees and collaborators with capable yet uncomplicated to use communication tools. Wildix designs its products such a way that it can be installed easily and the maintenance costs remains low. The company provides a complete and scalable solution for companies that need to upgrade their communication tools by introducing features like videoconference, chat and user presence, and at the same time, reduce operating costs.

Robert Cooper Managing Director

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nified Communications integrates all the enterprise communication services, including instant messaging, present information, voice and IP telephony, desktop sharing, data sharing, call control, speech recognition, audio, web and video conferencing. With its own share of advantages and shortcomings, UC is expected to grow even further. So, with its share of solutions Wildix Solutions enters the market. It is a multinational company, that develops browser based Unified Communications solutions and VoIP products. The company completely depends on the network of Certified Business Partners who install Wildix systems in Europe and in US. Simple and Efficient Communication Tools Wildix solution targets small and medium business, with a small user base of 50 to 1000 users, that need to deliver

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Unlike most other solutions, that are available in the market, the organization offers a complete range of Hardware products and Unified Communications and Collaboration features. It has been the first vendor to fully integrate WebRTC for direct audio and video communication support in the web browser without the need to install any software or configure VPN. Additionally, Wildix solution is brilliantly simple and employees who lacks any technical background can use the most advanced functionality, which eventually results to low abandon rate among users and in positive return on investment. Dynamic Leaders Stefano Osler, CEO of Wildix, started his professional carrier by working on software development and analysis in the field of human-machine interaction. Back in 1998, Stefano founded his first company named as Intellicode, that is now operational in the market. In 2000, Stefano started working on the development of a new communication system and completely dedicated himself to project management activities. Stefano took the opportunity of the Italian Convention that draws more than four hundred participants, 24 vendors and press from every technical magazine to announce the inauguration of the US Headquarters and to introduce Mr. Robert Cooper as the Managing Director of Wildix US. July2017


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Both Stefano and Robert landed in US at the recommendation of Gartner, they wanted to continue their expansion plans and launch in the United States which was the birthplace of the technology, thanks to the strong recommendation from Gartner consultancy team. The US market is a vital market for the company, not only for revenue but because it validates Wildix’s technology and business strategy in becoming a global company. Robert came into focus while the company started exploring a relationship with a partner in US and soon it became clear that his experience, leadership skills, and market awareness made him the right person to lead initiative in the United States of America. Soon Robert spoke to the group emphasizing the importance of the strong and growing Wildix partner eco-system and why this unique collaborative and social, partner community is a valuable key to Wildix’s success. Later, Robert opened the US headquarters in Columbus Ohio and started building out the US team. It was due to his leadership Wildix had a brilliant jump start in the market.

Developing Front Edge Communication to build the Road to Future

Trends that are Driving the Market According to Wildix, most of the people touted the advantages of Unified Communications for far too long however, none was able to deliver a real UC platform. Recently, UC vendors have started realizing that Unified Communications also requires collaboration and embodies all the communication types, voice, video, presence and chat. Although some now have started to embrace this concept, they still struggle with understanding that adding more and more applications into the equation only makes the matter worse. The company also adds, the whole purpose of having UC and collaboration capabilities is so that clients can respond, react, engage quickly and efficiently from anywhere.

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Wildix strongly believes in innovation, and being a company that develops front edge communication systems, the product it develops is the one that it daily uses at work. Before making a tool available for clients, usually it passes an internal usability test inside the company and the employees of Wildix are the first one to try that out. The organization believes that more vendors soon will begin to seek new ways to integrate all of the applications into a Real Unified Communications and Collaboration platform. However, due to exponential growth of business demands any delays in shifting architecture can prove be deadly for some of the brands that are available in the market nowadays. Wildix also thinks, browser based communications platforms will soon start to dominate and newer entrants will soon flood the market, driving down value for traditional vendor offerings.

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