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The year 2020 was a crazy roller coaster ride for us all. Each business, regardless of whether it could be a startup or a unicorn one, has confronted a crucial time in the worldwide lockdown that occurred because of a pandemic. It is said that the business that discovers its way in troubles, the entryways of unlimited opportunities to grow get opened for it. The organizations that handled well the obstacles with the utilization of keen arrangements and innovative techniques, endure and even kept up their development pace. We at The Enterprise World magazine feel the delight to bring you stories of such companies and business pioneers that have been a gigantic wellspring of inspiration for budding entrepreneurs. Our special issue The Hall Of Fame 2020 highlights the accounts of enterprises and business leaders that have reformed their area with front-line contributions and a hard and savvy way to deal with work. In The Hall of Fame 2020, we are presenting to you the main organizations in areas like education, law, and prosecution, AI; Machine learning and computerized innovation, diagnostics, life sciences, construction and interior designing, web, and mobile application development, digital marketing and so on Digitization has changed the business measures in pretty much every area. The organizations that are as yet running their cycles utilizing conventional techniques, may keep their development down. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care for just digitization can quicken business development, however, with the customary encounters and advanced stages, organizations can gain admittance to the unending sky of opportunities to develop. While looking back, center on the positive things to get propelled and watch negative things to learn and improve. 2020, had shown us numerous great leanings and highlighted the need for innovations. 2021 is here and we have a premonition that this year will feel up the spaces that 2020 has made. We at The Enterprise World, wish you an exceptionally prosperous year ahead! Upbeat Innovating! Happy Reading!!
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NeoNiche Integrated Solutions Pvt. Ltd
Building Brands, Delivering Growth NeoNiche Integrated Solutions Pvt. Ltd is one of the fastest-growing experiential marketing companies in Mumbai. Starting oﬀ as an event management company in 2011, the company quickly started focusing on developing event planning and experiential marketing solutions for clients. We help brands create a seamless end-toend experience for their audience and deliver immersive experiences that lead to unforgettable memories. NeoNiche has more than 120 expert and solution-oriented people working harder to transform clients’ business. The master brain behind the longstanding success of the company is Mr. Prateek N. Kumar, Founder, and CEO of the company. His innovative vision helped many businesses with marketing as well as diﬀerent promotion solutions to stand strong in the market. With the experience of selling everything from ﬁreworks to soaps, to yellow pages, he quit his job and started NeoNiche Integrated Solutions Pvt. Ltd. The company is headquartered in Mumbai and runs its processes smoothly from branches at Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, New Delhi, and Noida. Mr. Prateek N. Kumar started his career in Hotel Management and worked with the Taj Group. However, he decided to pursue his passion in the event industry and joined a start-up event company. From there on he worked in the same space with his last stint being with Showbizz for almost a decade. He always had a burning desire to start on his own venture and hence gave birth to NeoNiche. 08
Tardid Technologies An innovative AI Company Tardid is a unique organization based in Bangalore, which gains insights from academia, researchers, industry, and domain experts to tackle today’s and tomorrow’s challenges eﬀectively. The Tardid think-tank group provides companies, academia, and government entities, the opportunity to know how Artiﬁcial Intelligence Technology and Brainbox can enhance their success. Behind the massive growth of Tardid, the master brain is Mr. Niladri Dutta, CEO. Tardid ensures Process OEMs can get the ﬁrst-hand experience of innovative intelligent prototypes of their machines. Mr. Dutta has been in the industry for over the past 25 years. Tardid has also achieved its share of recognition from various organizations. Tardid's team is truly unique, where most of the members are Ph.D. and M. Tech, who has joined them out of their passion for Technology. Almost all team members are headhunted and are given the task in their area of interest. Mr. Dutta said, “one of our key members left his comfortable job in Norway to pursue his passion with Tardid. The energy of our team keeps us pushing ourselves even further to achieve better and bigger success for Tardid.”
IT Champs Software Private Limited Expanding Technology Reach IT Champs was founded in the year 2005 in Mysore, India by two technocrats, Rajesh & Prajakta Kutnikar, who had been working with large Organizations outside India for over a decade in the ERP Space. Rajesh Kutnikar, the founder & CEO worked for SAP as a Developer in the HR module and was instrumental in the rollout of several Country versions of HR solutions in the standard SAP system. He has been working with large consulting ﬁrms and a then, big-5 ﬁrm in the US overseeing SAP implementations at large customers like Microsoft, Starbucks, Continental General Tires, Brown-Forman Corporation, J. Crew, Paccar and many more. IT Champs’ customers and its commitment to them is the main reason behind the company’s long-standing success. Customers have always given repeat business apart from referrals to other customers. They see value in the company’s deep understanding of the software and the industry best practices which they bring to the table based on decades of collective experience across industry verticals. IT Champs never compromises on the quality of deliverables which has helped to win the trust of customers. IT Champs’ key achievements includes, steadily growing the number of customers, projects and competencies year on year. Managing resources and skills eﬀectively to keep up the utilization as high as possible, managing relationships with customers and partner companies to get new leads and references, setting up of processes and internal controls, mentoring and developing leadership skills in managers, are all part of achievements in the past decade and a half. 09
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Ms. Abha Roy A Dynamic High-Proﬁle Attorney with legal excellence Ms. Abha Roy is a high-proﬁle attorney based in New Delhi who has been a member of the Supreme Court Bar since 1993. She is a practising attorney Supreme Court of India Chairperson, Adroit Law Oﬃces and Solicitor New South Wales Australia. She has garnered attention as both, a High Court & Supreme Court lawyer, representing foreign clients, Indian celebrities & reputed MNCs. She is a practicing solicitor at NSW Australia & a renowned solicitor of the Australian High Commission. Ms. Abha Roy has practiced Law for the last 17 years & her expertise lies in all major ﬁelds of law including international law. Being in the ﬁeld for 17 long years, she has seen the shifts in the ﬁeld. She bases her practice on integrity and a thorough knowledge of the Legal and Court System. Ms. Roy deals with ‘High Stakes’ matters which has earned a tremendous amount of recognition by Indian & International media. She is frequently invited by the media to provide her expert opinion on various complex legal issues & current topics. Ms Roy has been interviewed by media for her expert legal opinions for around 77 cases. Adroit is involved with hundreds of legal aid, pro bono and court-based programs across the country. Their probono wing helps low and moderate-income people ﬁnd free legal aid services. Adroit is a unique combination of legal experts in all areas of law providing quality legal services to legal departments of Multinational companies, foreign industries and Embassies The ﬁrm is an expert in assessing the customer needs by working closely with them and then providing the best solutions suited to each individual assignment. 10
Dr. Ramesh Kr. Mehta Protecting Values Dr. Ramesh Kr. Mehta has over 36 years of experience in IPR and R&D. His areas of expertise include: drafting patent speciﬁcations in several ﬁelds of science and engineering; preparing, ﬁling and prosecution of patent applications, oppositions and infringements / litigations in India, and outside India through their Foreign Associates; and negotiations and drafting of license and technology transfer agreements. Additional expertise includes handling and supervising design, trademark and copyright applications, and counselling and opinions on IP related issues in a wide range of technology ﬁelds. Additionally, he has organized various Patent Awareness Seminars/Meetings to inculcate Total Patent Culture in DRDO and the IIT, Delhi & the IIT, Mumbai; and been a Visiting faculty at various institutions. His work in the ﬁeld of IP has been appreciated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) by awarding WIPO Fellowship, 1997; and the research work has been appreciated by Hon’ble Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Scientiﬁc Advisor to Raksha Mantri and Secretary, Department of Defence R&D by awarding a Special Recognition Award, 1997; and by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India by appointing as an Expert Member, Patent Screening Committee. Dr. Mehta is a member of INTA, AIPPI and an Ex-Expert Member, IP Syllabus and Copyright Committees on Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
Kreative House is a renowned company for residential architecture and interior design in India. Kreative House is wellknown for designing luxury and green high end residences without compromising on innovativeness in design and excellence in execution. Kreative House has completed several prestigious projects across multiple cities in India. They cover a wide spectrum of residential, institutional and commercial spaces.
his B. Arch., Pavan was recruited by the ﬁnancial institution HDFC as their “In-house Architect”. After four years, he moved on to AHIDCO as their ‘Chief Architect’. Later, Pavan joined hands with his wife, Medha Kakade.
Medha kakde, Founder and Partner Architect of Kreative House is originally from Sangli, in Maharashtra; she received her architectural degree from Appasaheb Birnale College of Architecture in 1999. Medha’s ﬁrst job was with the Sangli–Parikh Associates. Medha’s stint at Parikh Associates came to an end in 2002 and later she founded Kreative House. Mr Pavan Kakade is a Cofounder and Partner Architect, Kreative House. Hailing from Solapur, Maharashtra, Pavan was born and brought up in Hyderabad. With a passion for architectural design, Pavan enrolled in JNTU to pursue Architecture. Soon after completing
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INFINITY ARCHITECTS AND INTERIOR DESIGNERS
Interior that reﬂects you Ideate, Integrate and Implement-holy trinity responsible for Inﬁnity Phenomenal Success. Inﬁnity Architects and Interior Designers cater to the Luxury Interior Design market that can appreciate the ﬁner things in life. Today Inﬁnity Architects and Interior Designers is the most recognized brand in the market and well known for its exclusivity and ﬁnesse. The creative, innovative and mastermind behind the long-standing success of Inﬁnity Architects and Interior Designers is its founding director Mr. Ajinkya Dhumal. Inﬁnity believes this ﬁeld requires artists that create and provide authentic service to clients. Understanding the diﬀerence between the client’s need and want is an overlooked part of the process without which you cannot remain true to the project. The mantra of Inﬁnity is to be aware of what the client needs while the client himself is drawn by his wants and overwhelmed by endless possibilities. At Inﬁnity, they create bespoke designs for clients. This adds a unique language and design ideas to them every project; it is value for money and time given by clients for remarkable impacts. With services like in-house annual management contracts, their clients hardly need to worry about the post-service issues faced at projects.
Quadrant Logistics Everything handled with care! Quadrant Logistics is a leading contract logistics service provider, oﬀering integrated and customized supply chain solutions. Over the years, they have been oﬀering the range of logistics services to the best know business in India. Quadrant has been a preferred contract logistics partner for a diverse clientele. Their ability to develop solutions improving clients’ business results makes them a unique supply chain solutions company with the ability to integrate inventory management like no one else. Quadrant oﬀers dedicated warehousing solutions to ﬁt any type of product, space, and capacity requirements. Their dedicated facility and exclusive services to the clients ensure the optimized performance outcomes. Under the innovative vision of Mr. Sachiien Kawale, Founder & Managing Director, Quadrant Logistics’ team is making smart eﬀorts to transform businesses with up to mark service oﬀerings.Quadrant’s USP is – cost-eﬀective customised services, ﬂexibility, and quality. Their highly customised, scalable and client-centric solutions to create eﬃciency have been the key to their sustainable success. Customer focus, ﬂexibility, and scalability are our key diﬀerentiators. They believe that; the path to the creation of a healthy trusting relationship is open, honest and genuine communication and their business model is built on the same principals; Transparent activity, Transparent interactions, and Transparent cost. 12
Softlink Global SIMPLIFYING OPERATIONS
Softlink Global was founded in the year 1992, with the aim to provide software solutions to the Customs Brokers Globally. They started with their ﬁrst DOS-based software application Impex which instantly became hugely popular among Customs Broker community in India. In the process they successfully proved themselves to be an indispensable ally to the industry by simplifying complex Customs Processes. Soon after the success of the software they realized the challenges faced by the other verticals of the logistics industry and made the mission to Simplify the Entire Supply Chain Industry. Their vision led them to develop Visual IMPEX, Visual AKASH, and Visual SAMUDRA. All their applications were runaway successful. Softlink’s latest Cloud application Logi-Sys is aimed to Digitalise and Integrate End-to-End operation of entire Logistics Industry including Freight Forwarders, Customs Brokers, Transporters, Warehouse, and 3PL/4PL Operators, CFS, etc. in more than 45+ countries. The highlight of truly browser-based application is its ability to provide unmatched control over entire operations while helping companies to be fully compliant with ever-changing regulations and integrating with all business partners. The mastermind behind the long standing growth of the Softlink Global is its founder and managing Director Mr Amit Maheshwari. Under his evolutionary and innovative vision, Softlink’s team is making eﬀorts to empower businesses in the ﬁeld of logistics. 13
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Armstrong Capital Advisory Pvt Ltd Bridging the gap between where you are and where you want to be Manju Mastakar, a ﬁnancial professional with close to two decades of experience in managing Investments founded Armstrong Capital in 2011. Armstrong Capital Advisory Pvt Ltd is privately owned investment management ﬁrm counselling both individuals and businesses. Every relationship in Armstrong starts with a Financial Plan. Before they advise they try and understand all the ﬁnancial commitments the client has in near and far future. All the investments that he has done bucket that into respective goals. Show them a complete picture as how the ﬁnancials will look 10 years from now and what would the Annuity be by the time he retires. This complete end to end ﬁnancial planning is what they do at Armstrong. Armstrong provides goal based ﬁnancial planning, portfolio management service, wealth management service, retirement planning for individuals. For corporate institutions they provide cash ﬂow management services. Armstrong Advisors capitalised on that and converted a lot of happy customers who then referred and the ﬁrm could inﬂuence more people to invest into Mutual Funds through SIP mode. Financial Planning , Mutual Fund Advisory, Wealth management are the Key oﬀerings of company and other services include Retirement Planning, and Cash Flow Management.
Talentbridge Technologies’ Calibrat Assessment Simplied TalentBridge Technologies is a leading name in the recruitment industry with comprehensive and unique oﬀerings. The company oﬀers the cloud-based assessment platform- CALIBRAT. CALIBRAT (earlier iHiring) is an advanced, scalable and secure online assessment platform which helps the talent acquisition team to evaluate Aptitude, Technical Skills and Written Communication Skills using various evaluation formats. Innovations in assessment solution have greatly reduced the manual eﬀorts in administering and proctoring the screening tests, and also nearly eliminated the possibility of evaluation errors. The security features are an important element of the online assessment platform as it’s extremely critical to protect the integrity of assessment and prevent anyone from compromising the credibility of the screening process. The state of art security features like random candidate snapshot (with Face detection and recognition technology) while candidates are taking assessments eliminates any impersonation and makes the assessment secure particularly in a remote environment without any invigilator or proctor. The assessment platform can track the on-screen activities of candidates while they are taking assessments and the test administrator can monitor all the candidates centrally. The evolved assessment platform also oﬀers features to conduct multi-lingual online assessments. The masterminds behind the long-standing growth of the company are its founders, Mr. Gauravendra Shukla (CEO) and Mr. Sandip Yuwanati (COO). Under their innovative and solution-oriented vision, TalentBridge Technologies’ team is making eﬀorts to transform businesses with quality HR solutions. 14
EquityPandit Building a better ﬁnancial tomorrow To secure tomorrow, everyone thinks about investing today. The wealth earned from hard eﬀorts cannot be just invested without proper knowledge. It was quite hard to ﬁnd a trustworthy equity solutions company to deal with. In 2005, with the inception of EquityPandit, the search for a trustworthy equity research company to rely on had an end. Mr. Abhishek Parakh CEO & Managing Director at EquityPandit is a master brain behind the long-standing growth of the company and he is making eﬀorts to help people to boost up futures ﬁnancially. EquityPandit was founded in the year 2005 and today, it is the Leading Equity Research Company in India. The company specializes in the business of analysis, information, and intelligence. EquityPandit oﬀers a diversiﬁed range of products and services according to the diﬀerence in the needs of an investor and a trader. Mr. Parakh believes that honest and professional services are the biggest reason for the company’s long-standing success. They make sure that the services are as per the needs of the clients. Honesty and Integrity build the foundation of Trust. The ﬁrm never guaranteed exorbitant proﬁts but what they guarantee is the best services. People at EquityPandit make sure that their recommendations are well analysed by highly qualiﬁed and experienced analysts and also they make sure that their valuable customers get the best support, every time.
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he Internet is a real invention of democratic values! The journey of the Internet, which started from four or ﬁve metropolises in India, from the high-rise settlements where even the most expensive services could be aﬀorded at the outset, continues today across rugged roads, mountain ranges to various corners of the country. Today, nearly 70 million people in the country use the Internet. The number of Internet users has more than doubled in the last ﬁve years. In the last ﬁve years, the face of the rapidly evolving Internet has changed dramatically, with rapidly changing technologies, consequently cheaper smartphones in the market, and in addition data rates falling due to competition from Internet service providers. Today, India is a huge market for the cheapest smartphones in the world. Internet service rates in India are very low compared to other countries. 1 GB of data costs around Rs 18.5 in India, but the rest of the world spends an average of Rs 600 for the same amount of data. Given this huge price diﬀerence, the current era is a boon for Internet users in India. As a result of this cheapness, as many internet users as there were in the country in the ﬁrst twenty years have been connected to the Internet in the last ﬁve years. Today, many businesses are emerging that are completely internet dependant, but at the same time, government schemes, banking, even schooling ... everywhere, the use of the Internet as an alternative to facilitation is increasing. Laptops at home, students sitting in front of mobiles and teachers teaching them from a distance, a picture that seemed impossible even a few months ago has become a part of the daily life of most people around the country today. In these few years, the sudden expansion of the digital universe and the upheaval that followed has come to a turning point. We have stopped here! Now it is the time to move beyond innovation and unspoken enthusiasm to focus on building this digital world with more vigor. In a sense, the Internet is the epitome of what it is all about. Everyone should take as much as they can see from their own window. Take a leisurely stroll, ﬁll your eyes; Just remember that what we are seeing while doing this is a micro part of a larger world.
Innovation is the key to a happier future and the future is now!
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INFOTRACK SYSTEMS PVT. LTD. INNOVATION
Infotrack Systems Pvt. Ltd was founded in 1994 by a team of professionals with a wide range of experience in the IT Industry. The cumulative experience of more than 25 years in the HCM domain is reﬂected in their products, processes, and best practices. Infotrack is an ISO 9001;27001;31000;22301 & 14001 Certiﬁed Company. Dr. Brij Bhushan Sahni, the Founder and Managing Director is leading the company with his vast experience in the ﬁeld. With his innovative vision, Infotrack Systems have been able to help transform businesses for the greater good. Infotrack Systems has been in the market for over 25 years and has serviced a broad range of organizations over the period. Ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune India 100 enterprises which include some of the leading companies, banks, and government agencies such as the World’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer— Hero MotoCorp, India’s largest private sector bank—HDFC Bank, India’s second-largest pharma companyAurobindo Pharma Group (10 + companies), India’s progressive public sector fertilizer giant- Gujarat Narmada Fertilizers Group (GNFC), Prestigious Murugappa Group company- Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd, India’s largest retail giant Future Group (30+ companies), DCB Bank Ltd, RAMKY Group( 5 + companies), SIDBI, ITC, Vesuvius, etc.. 18
EXCEL PLACEMENT SERVICES
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Increasing value through people
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To empower businesses around the globe with Overseas and Domestic placements, Excel Placement Services started its operations in 2009. Within a short span of time the Excel Placement Services, the brainchild of Mr. Rajeet Singh Bagga has achieved tremendous growth in the HR solutions landscape.
Alliance Recruitment Agency, is a onestop solution for all your recruitment needs. Mr. Sunny Chawla, Managing Director & Founder and Mrs. Pallavi Chawla, CEO are making eﬀorts to empower businesses with their quality recruitment services. Alliance Recruitment Agency is a multinational company with its headquarters in Ahmedabad, India, and sales oﬃces in the UK, the US, and MENA region. With a track record of over 19,000 successful recruitment solutions for over 12,000 clients worldwide, the company has earned the reputation of the most reliable and comprehensive sourcing, placement and back-oﬃce support solutions provider for businesses across continents. Alliance Recruitment Agency’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to startups and SMEs across industry verticals. The company has expanded its global footprint continually over the years and is in the process of launching an oﬃce in Canada.
Excel Placement Services was established in 2009 with the purpose to cater to the growing market of overseas careers. Envisioned and managed by an organization with the intent to play a positive role in identifying lucrative job openings for the citizens of India. The concept of Excel Placement Services came into existence by Rajeet Singh Bagga with the objective of catering to the ever-expanding market for overseas careers. A commerce graduate and International Business Management Diploma holder from the prestigious University of London (U.K.), Rajeet Singh Bagga, Managing Partner, co-founded Excel Placement Services in 2009. Within ﬁve years of establishment, he has assiduously worked towards the company’s growth from a dorm room start-up to one of the 25 fastest growing HR Consultants of India. Over the course of his career, Rajeet has been widely acknowledged for his entrepreneurial leadership and accomplishments.
Alliance focuses on total end to end recruitment solutions and oﬀer a wide range of HR solutions from CV sourcing to staﬃng, headhunting to executive recruitment, contract hiring to HR advisory. They also oﬀer career counseling, resume formatting, and RPO services. Company’s solutions are quite diverse and expansive and managed through online and oﬄine processes by our people across oﬃces. 19
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LEMMA Powered by Intelligence, Driven by Technology
Lemma is a pioneer in pDOOH solutions. Mr Gulab Patil, founder & CEO at Lemma Technologies is empowering businesses with end to end pDOOH solutions. Under his innovative vision Lemma’s team is making eﬀorts to transform businesses. Lemma focuses on building products to upgrade the existing DOOH oﬀerings while integrating these screens into mainstream digital media. Current products in the market are basic CMS tools that allow media owners to run ads on screens. These systems are partially manual and limited to the network of screens the media owner is connected to. Lemma’s pDOOH platform ushers in transparency, automation, and ease in several of the current processes in the DOOH ad buying and selling system. Furthermore, advertisers can get access to a network of screens using a single platform i.e. Lemma. Mr Gulab Patil is the founder and CEO of Lemma. As a founding member, he’s deeply invested in the company’s success and has the zeal to shape Lemma into market leaders in the Programmatic DOOH space. His expertise as a business and technology leader coupled with his knowledge and experience in product development resulted in the establishment of Lemma in mid-2017. 20
AIS Technolabs Private Limited is an IT consulting and solutions company specializing in a range of application development services for web, mobile and gaming systems as well as oﬀering website development and digital marketing services. Established in 2011, AIS grew from a small team operating in Ahmedabad, India, to a company with a presence in the UK, the UAE, Canada, and the U.S. The company has served businesses in over 39 countries through more than 8537 projects and is continually expanding its strengths in the domain of web, mobile, and gaming solutions. Mr. Hermit Chawla, Managing Director and Mr. Sunny Chawla, CEO at the AIS Technolabs Private Limited are making eﬀorts to empower businesses with various IT solutions. AIS Technolabs oﬀers a diverse range of solutions. They develop all kinds of web and mobile apps across industry verticals, whether it is an e-commerce or real estate, Android or IOS, native or hybrid. They are a leading gaming application development company and oﬀer advanced solutions in areas like online casino games for other countries and native mobile games for audiences across age groups. Company's website solutions span design, development, SEO &Digital marketing, and web maintenance, and here we are talking about sites that can run into a thousand or more web pages. Their global footprint expands every year, and they are covering more and more market space in the UK, the UAE, North America & Europe.
Realizing excellence through human resources Performance Enablers is a leading team of HR and Management Professionals from diverse industries and academic institutions. They strongly believe that after many years of progress in HR discipline, people factor for organizational success is yet to be fully leveraged. And, they are passionate about realizing this potential for the mutual good of individuals, organizations, communities and the society at large. Performance Enablers’ team is making smart eﬀorts to transform businesses with their comprehensive HR solutions under the innovative vision of Dr. Pramod Solanki, the founder. Performance Enablers’ key diﬀerentiator is their approach to work. They do not really work as an external agency. They operate more like an extended, specialist arm of the HR function of an organization, on a long – term basis. Even after the assignment is completed, the client is free to call to discuss an issue concerning their assignment. Being an HR focussed outﬁt, they obviously begin work with the clients on their HR needs /concerns. As the partnership develops, you realize that some of these concerns have their roots in the style of managing the organization. And, that’s when the engagement gets more holistic where you try and work with the management team of a client organization to bring about changes at the decision – making levels, so that downstream HR activity and processes are positively impacted. This is how they bring about substantive and sustainable improvement in client organizations. 21
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Mr Chaitanya Nandigam Bringing Action to the Brands On the vast canvas of the internet, it needs to let people know about your presence and your quality oﬀerings to grow in the market. Digital marketing is the only way to do so. Rather the best and innovative digital marketing helps you to do so. Mr. Chaitanya Nadigam is such an innovative leader in digital marketing who is transforming businesses with out of the box digital marketing solutions through Emblix Solutions. Emblix Solutions is one of the topmost services oriented digital marketing agency of South India (Deccan Plateau) in Hyderabad in the State of Telangana – India. High proﬁle technocrat and blogger – Mr. Chaitanya Nandigam, established Emblix Solutions in December 2012. Emblix Solutions within two years of its operations got the distinction of being ranked as Top 5 Digital and Email Marketing Company in India by Silicon India. Emblix Solutions is showing its unraveled proﬁciency in the digital marketing arena. As a founder of Emblix Solutions, he helped Emblix solutions during its seven years of journey in creating a history of sorts in delivering quality digital marketing services and other allied IT services such as web development, web designing, E-Commerce, On-line reputation Management, and Marketing Automation services and other latest technologies in the process of its digital marketing path. Mr. Chaitanya is also involved in getting the company in shape for future trends in Digital Marketing Industry and product development.
Mr. Vikram Akepati An Expert in Barite Sourcing Emprada Mines and Minerals is one such company that particularly deals in providing API Grade Barite Powder and Barite Ore. Founded in the year 2016, the Emprada is breaking the traditional mining standards by incorporating technology which has signiﬁcantly transformed the businesses. The company deals with quality barite products. Their infrastructure and logistics solutions have helped the company to stand strong in the mining end product landscape. Mr. Vikram Akepati, President and CEO at the company and his multi-skilled team is transforming the businesses as well as contributing to a booming economy with hard and smart eﬀorts. Emprada mines and minerals is an API Certiﬁed Company, Directly sourcing from the world’s single largest barite mine extended over 225 hectares with more than 50 million tons of reserves, they are specialized in providing high-quality Barite Powder (up to 96% BaSO4) without any toxic materials to their clients. It is of premium quality and purity, which makes it all the more appreciable. They conduct strict quality tests in their state of the art laboratory to ensure the delivery of high-quality Barite Powder as per the API 13A and other industrial standards. Incorporated in 2016 with Head Quarters in Austin, TX, and Production Plant in Andhra Pradesh, India with over 50 full-time resources, they have made exponential development in the exports of Barite starting with 7000 MTS in 2016 to 150000 MTS in 2019. 22
Dr. Nagma Abbasi Empowering Innovation in Biotechnology In order to cater the untapped opportunities in the industry, Dr. Nagma Abbasi established NextGen Life Sciences in 2014 with an objective to become a frontrunner in the distribution of innovative biological products and services for the Life science research and diagnostic market. And also provide complete solutions in Instrumentation, Reagents, Next Generation Sequencing Services, Bioinformatics, and customized solutions to Scientists and Researchers. The company wants to deliver the right products of scientiďŹ c needs in minimum possible time at the doorstep to facilitate research ďŹ ndings in order to bring improvement in the human health and environment. The company is poised to become one-stop-solution to cater to the research needs of scientists in the Field of Molecular biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Healthcare, Drug Development and more. Dr. Nagma Abbasi is leading the development and execution of long-term strategies with the vivid vision of expanding the organizationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; footprints across the global market. She attended IMT Ghaziabad, AMU, Aligarh and Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi for her studies in Business administration, Doctoral studies in Molecular Genetics and Post-Doc in Molecular Biology. She learns from her experiences, failures, and updates herself about the worldly changes through reading. She wants to be the best entrepreneur and an example for the future generation. Her career spans over a decade working with Esteemed Research Institutes and leading Multinational companies in Life Sciences / Biotech industry across various verticals like Product management, customer segmentation, brand management, and strategic marketing. 23
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Shwetha Prasad C r e at i n g B r a n d s w i t h P u r p o s e a n d Pa s s i o n Omnia Digital is making eﬀorts to fulﬁll all digital needs of businesses and empower by providing comprehensive cutting edge solutions under one roof! Omnia’s Founder & CEO Shwetha Prasad and her team of experts strive for innovation that can add speed to their client’s businesses. Omnia is a 4-year-old full-service agency, fully bootstrapped by Ms. Shwetha Prasad. She is an electronics and communication graduate and always dreamt of starting a business and not being a part of the one run by her father. She always wanted to start a business on her own and shuﬄed between a couple of jobs. Shwetha started oﬀ with an MNC and was then a part of the core team of another startup that later went on for investment evaluation. She exited at the 2 year mark from the start-up and moved on to another digital agency as their COO. That’s when she realized that digital and creative was her passion and that lead to the creation of Omnia Digital. Shwetha began her journey with a major consultancy ﬁrm post which she started the pursuit of her passion and joined the core team in another startup and played an integral role right from ideation to making it an organization with 100+ employees within just a year. Post this she moved onto becoming the COO of a digital agency, a move that changed her life and future because it made her identify her love for digital and drove her to start Omnia Digital! 24
Mr. Praveen Gupta A game changing leader in the field of life sciences Mr. Praveen Gupta has been in the Life sciences & MDx domain for over 26 years now. Have successfully devised and implemented winning business strategy and teams that helped establishing some of the well-known Life sciences brands in India. Mr Praveen Gupta is MD and CEO of Premas Life Sciences. Premas Life sciences endeavors to bring to researchers and innovation-focused organisations cutting edge tools for applications across human health, agriculture, pharma, environment, forensics, energy and much more. With the advent of the era of genomics & proteomics, leveraging the latest technology to gain an edge in mining and interpreting information has become imperative. With its ensemble range of products, we facilitate to answer the vital questions of people’s research using some of the smartest tools from across the world. The most essential ingredient behind the company’s long standing success is values and belief system which they have managed to keep intact throughout our growing years. Their mantra has always been a customer-centric approach and it has paid oﬀ well when they witnessed customers advocating them as to others in the market. Another very important key to success is that they always had the eye for identifying new breakthrough technologies early in the game and creating a need instead of simply serving the need.
Mr. Binesh Balan A leader with evolutionary vision Mr. Binesh Balan is the leading light behind the long standing growth of the Oakcapita Advisory LLP. Under his evolutionary vision the ﬁrm is taking steps forward in the landscape of the investment banking industry. With a vast experience of over a decade working in the Investment Banking industry; he brings in exemplary expertise across diversiﬁed areas including M&A, private equity & venture capital deals, and project ﬁnance. He possesses specializations in equity and debt syndication fund raising assignments, market entry strategies, JV’s, strategic tie-ups, and management consultancy specialized in GCC, Asian, and European markets. He is closely associated with leading Family Oﬃces, Business groups, HNIs, Venture Capital Funds and Private Equity Funds in the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Asia. He executes business operations between the countries of GCC, Europe and India with the help of massive global market knowledge. Under his leadership, the ﬁrm has risen from being a little known start-up to a name to be reckoned with in the M&A advisory industry. The ﬁrm has been recognised as- “Best Boutique M&A Advisory Firm in India – 2019”, “Outstanding Debt and Equity Firm of the Year 2019”, “10 Highly Trusted M&A Advisory Firms”. Holding strategic global partnership with a numerous advisory Firms, the Firm is delivering its clients an easy access to massive foreign capital markets. With an exclusive network of international investors, Oakcapita is helping its clients to achieve their strategic intent of growth, expansion, cash ﬂow generation, and proﬁt maximization. 25
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he food industry is one of the most important industries in the World economy. Almost 10% of total employment is based on the food sector. The food sector has total sales of $1.4 trillion. In such a vast economy sector many brands stand strong with their unique products, taste, packaging ideas and marketing
strategies. Any Idea that comes in your mind regarding food production is a freely open intellectual property unless and until it gets protected. Anyone can steal your idea and start trading in the same product but you cannot ﬁle any complaint against or report anywhere as you don’t have any documentation regarding the protection of IP. In this way, you may lose your product for which you struggled up many nights. The intellectual property protection (IP Protection) covers many things from the very ﬁrst step of manufacturing i.e. production of ingredients, creation of recipes to the last steps like labelling, marketing, and branding of the ﬁnal product. It helps the manufacturer to protect his idea. IP protection in the food industry includes Trademarks, Design Protection, Patent Rights and trade secrets. Many big food brands as well as small food shops & small food manufacturers also own trademarks to protect their food products from being copied. Trademarks are not limited to only pre-packaged foods. Cookies, cakes or any other food item can have its trademark. The chef, the restaurant
also can be covered under trademark law. Trademarks play an essential role in the branding strategy of a company. The consumer can identify the food product by its logo, word, design or slogan. The unique and creatively distinct design of a trademark helps to protect it easily. Coca Cola, Kit Kat, KFC are some of the big brands having a distinct trademark. Patenting a new food product having new ingredients, preparation process, and unique design helps a lot. A packaging idea to deliver food freshly to the consumer can also be patented. The ‘tetra pack’ is one of the best examples for this. Patents are useful in protecting your food product as it makes diﬃcult to imitate the production process. The owner of the original idea can sue the imitator with the help of patent law. Design protection can be another way to protect your IP. The design can be copied easily. So copyrighting the design is the best way to protect your product. Coca Cola has designed their bottle with a unique copyrighted design that no one can copy. The packaging is one of the important factors in the food industry. With a distinct concept of packaging, a company makes
branding strategies that help them to grow in the market and to make their products look diﬀerent. If such packaging idea got stolen then anyone can imitate your product which can lead to a big loss. By copyrighting such packaging and product design one can protect IP. You might have tried the recipe of your favourite food by a wellknown brand, after many attempts of cooking with the guidance of some food hack channel on YouTube or a cookery book you still can’t ﬁnd the same taste or structure of the food as same as the branded food product. Here protection of IP which means Intellectual Property works at its best. Every company keeps its trade secrets like ingredients or the process of preparation, etc. Whenever working with third party, companies signs a contract while sharing their secret. The idea is protected once it is in your mind. Once you disclose it in public it doesn’t remain yours unless and until you protect it by law. Protecting your IP is the most important thing in an era of a large competitive market.
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The most important factor in protecting ideas is to get in touch with an IPR lawyer that can help you in all possible ways with 100% eﬀorts. Ms. Mamta Rani Jha is one such leading name in the ﬁeld of IPR. With over 17 years’ experience in the ﬁeld of litigation, she has carved a unique position in the IPR landscape in India. Ms. Mamta Rani Jha, Senior Partner and Head – Litigation & Opposition at Inttl Advocare ﬁrmly believe in empowering her clients across various sectors by providing comprehensive, holistic, and innovative solutions at Inttl Advocare. Inttl Advocare is one of the few Indian IP law ﬁrms that oﬀer a broad spectrum of professional services in IP and allied ﬁelds, as discussed above. The ﬁrm has a dedicated prosecution team comprising of experts in portfolio management, international ﬁling, ﬁling through Madrid Protocol, recordal of assignments, IP audits and transactions, Geographical Indications, and all other aspects of IP management.
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What sets Inttl Advocare apart is that they believe in a holistic response that captures the client’s immediate requirements, while being aligned with a longterm strategy devised for every client. Managing a client’s prosecution and enforcement needs helps them be keenly attuned to the larger IP ecosystem that each client thrives in, and they have extended this approach to all clients, no matter which department works with them.
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Ms. Ameeta Verma Duggal
A Super Lawyer Committed to Expertise
Solomon & Co. was founded in 1909 and is amongst India’s oldest law ﬁrms. The Firm has 3 oﬃces, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Pune. The Firm provides legal services across the Republic of India. Solomon & Co. is a full-service ﬁrm and is qualiﬁed and competent to provide legal service on all areas of Indian law.
Ms. Duggal is an unconventional lawyer who has always tread the unchartered path. As she says there has been no planning that has gone into charting her professional growth. Ms. Duggal says, “This has helped me a lot in exploring various areas of law, which may have been lost to me had I proceeded with a predetermined growth trajectory. I do not believe in compartmentalizing my practice areas and received encouragement to try my hands at various aspects of law during my years at ALA.” She started her professional career as a pure litigator and has continued to keep litigation as one of her practice areas. While she is immensely passionate about her work, she ensures that it never deprives her of her love for travel so she strives to make work complement her travels to the extent possible.
The Firm advises Indian and international companies and high net-worth individuals on all aspects of Indian law. The Firm’s broad range of practice enables them to provide comprehensive solutions for each speciﬁc client matter, based upon a thorough understanding of all relevant legal issues. Ms. Komal Solomon has been in the legal practice for about 25 years and has been with the Firm since 2006. She graduated from Jai Hind College and thereafter read law at the Government Law College in Mumbai. She is a Senior Partner for the Media and Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Practice. Komal has advised leading production houses, television channels, signers/ writers/artists on various media and entertainment law assignments including ﬁling, prosecution, registration of a trademark, copyright, and related intellectual property rights.
DGS Associates is a partnership ﬁrm that Ms. Ameeta Verma Duggal co-founded with Ms. Niti Sudhakar in 2004. DGS is a boutique multidisciplinary law ﬁrm with a primary focus on international trade, corporate and commercial laws, serving domestic and international clients. DGS Associates’ primary areas of practice are export controls, international trade, including anti-dumping, safeguards, anti-subsidy, etc., strategic investments, mergers and acquisitions, project ﬁnance, aviation, telecom, infrastructure, and regulatory practice. 29
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Ms Anita Dugar A leading lawyer you can trust Ms Anita Dugar is one of the leading women inﬂuential lawyers, who made her unique position in the law landscape by providing quality and determined law services through the ﬁrm Samisti Legal. Samisti Legal is an emerging Corporate and Commercial Law ﬁrm based out of Hyderabad, Telangana. Samisti was founded in Jan 2015 by Raghu Babu Gunturu and Prashant Jain with an aim to provide comprehensive range of Legal and Compliance services with high professional standards. Prashant heads Samisti Legal. The team consists of interdisciplinary professionals like advocates and company secretaries who together leverage their knowledge, expertise, and experience in providing quality legal services. Raghu brings in strategic direction to the ﬁrm, mentors the team, challenges the status quo to better it what they do constantly, introduces new practice areas, etc. Ms Anita had joined the ﬁrm almost since its inception and has been leading the execution team since then. Samisti presently has a rich client base of well-established companies, institutionally funded emerging businesses and has also been servicing start-ups and incubators. The ﬁrm has grown multi-fold since its inception in all areas inter alia, headcount, revenue, client mix (domestic/international/sectors) diversiﬁcation of work, etc., After a humble start, they grew almost 2X on a year on year basis, which was a great boost to their conﬁdence clearly portraying that their eﬀorts were in the right direction.
Lex Jurists The Lawyers that get you to justice Mr. Rajinder Singh is the founder and Managing Partner of Lex Jurists – Advocates & Solicitors. He has extensive experience in criminal litigation and has served as a counsel in the some of the most publicized cases in India. Over the years, Mr. Singh has earned a formidable reputation in criminal law practice. He has been the Legal Coordinator of Rape Crisis Intervention Centre of Delhi Police for 8 years. Moreover, he holds the distinction of having been regularly featured in many Criminal Law articles and papers published in leading magazines and international journals including the Washington Global Post. Mr. Singh is a prominent speaker and has moderated various conferences in India and abroad, has successfully contested cases at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), led Corporate Fraud Investigation Teams in Cyprus, and is regularly engaged as a counsel for commercial disputes in Dubai. In addition, Mr. Singh led a team of Counsels to Spain and United States of America to engage and negotiate with law ﬁrms for ﬁling and contesting law suits/ criminal cases for various clients, and there is much more to add to his achievements. 30
Trip Creative Services LET'S PLAY! Being crazy is not a crime if your craziness reﬂects in your creative work! Creativity has no boundaries and barriers. Trip Creative Services has worked with many major brands across various sectors. It’s creative and driven by a passionate team which makes hard and smart eﬀorts to cater to the visual communication design needs of businesses and transform them with more and more innovative crazy ideas. Mr Prateek Sethi, Creative Director, Communication Designer and the master brain behind the long standing success of the company says, “Trip creative services was literally thought of while sitting in the loo, contemplating the particle theory. I was obviously ﬂushed with great ideas for my own Design house and possible Animation housewith varying degrees of depth, what we would do to conquer the world, one idea at a time. It was the greatest thought I ever had and well, I am glad it never got ﬂushed down the toilet.” Prateek A Sethi is Founder, Creative Director at Trip Creative Services, a multi-award winning communication design house based out of Mumbai and Pune. A graduate of NID, Ahmedabad, he is an animator, producer, director, designer and an avid aerial cinematographer with over 15 years of experience. He is always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to engage audiences. 31
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SalaryDost A Digitally lending friend that everyone needs!
IFA Planet The new age technology for nancial advisors IFA-Planet has changed the conventional ﬁnancial advisory business to a more eﬃcient, productive and result-oriented business model. With the help of IFAPlanet, an IFA will always be able to manage his entire mutual fund business by getting all the key business data, statistics, and analysis including the client’s portfolio management and research. Along with this, an IFA can also manage his entire business in a state of the art cloud-based system which is accessible 24*7 over any device and at any place. The company is 100% conﬁdent that the service and features of IFA-Planet will deﬁnitely increase IFA’s ability, to serve his client, by approximately 20%-30%. Secondly, IFAs also struggle to create their own brand identity in the industry. IFA Planet is helping them to establish this brand identity by various options in software as well as from various websites too. Based on diﬀerent business levels of IFAs, their expectations can be diﬀerentiated. For example, an IFA, who has just entered the MF advisory business, expects more towards the lead generation, marketing, and new customer engagements. The company has worked its way to make IFA Planet, the more aﬀordable for every IFA, with a dream to join their hands with revolutionary New Age Technology. IFA Planet is helping IFAs to deliver all operational tasks just in few clicks. For example, an IFA can get the valuation report of his client in just 3 clicks. 32
Mr. Mrityunjay Shahi, Founder and CEO at the SalaryDost and his team is making hard and smart eﬀorts to provide comprehensive, easy, and fastest ﬁnancial services. SalaryDost’s mobile-based application is the ﬁnest strategy that will help customers get loans within a blink on an eye. The online platform is backed by a strong tech-savvy team that aims to build a quick response system for their potential clients. SalaryDost is a FinTech Company formed in 2018 and in operation for
the last one year. As every business they also faced initial hurdles. But without sitting back relaxed thinking about the problems, they brainstormed for the solutions. Today, the learning they got from initial hurdles help them to overcome any issue they get stuck in. The Founder and CEO Mr. Mrityunjay says, “Moving from salary to business was the ﬁrst challenge. Initially, you have to use some strategy for the business to run and do some research in the market.” Mr. Mrityunjay Shahi is a name
ahead in the FinTech sector with hardcore experience in ﬁnance, banking, and insurance sectors. With about 18 years of industry experience, he brings to the table retail, core banking, insurance, wealth advice and sales expertise gained out of long term association with some of the top private banks of India. He has wide exposure to all gamuts of retail & corporate banking, branch management, customer acquisition, build a building, bancassurance, insurance, and technology in ﬁnance.
Crelytics Automating Financial Processes with Predictive Analytics Crelytics is a Financial Technology venture that aims to disrupt traditional ﬁnancial services delivery through turnkey automation and analytics. Crelytics product suite helps progressive ﬁrms acquire customers faster and at a lower cost, through an enterprise SaaS platform and API solution that simplify ﬁnancial process ﬂows using AI. Crelytics as a ﬁrm places tremendous focus on getting the right people, constantly evolving internal processes, and strengthening the core technology IP. These 3 focus areas have helped in fast growth without compromising on ﬁnancial or operational sustainability. With the right people bringing the best of corporate best practices and startup mindset, there is a culture of getting things done, which matters the most in a fast-paced global ﬁntech landscape. After successful corporate stints with outstanding achievement awards and best performances among his peer set, Abhijit decided to work towards a longstanding impact in the way ﬁnancial services were delivered. In a short span of time, Abhijit grew the ﬁrm from the idea stage to a proﬁtable venture supporting multiple clients. For contribution to the Fintech ecosystem, Abhijit has been awarded and applauded by State Governments looking for innovative solutions that can beneﬁt masses. Abhijit and Crelytics have been featured in TechCrunch, CIO Review, and other publications.
Kolkata is one of the most important metropolitan cities of India and the capital of the state of West Bengal and was formerly the capital of British India. Kolkata is also nicknamed Diamond Harbour. It is one of the largest cities in India and one of the major ports. Kolkata’s old name was Calcutta. Calcutta oﬃcially became Kolkata from January 1, 2001. From 1757 onwards, the city became completely dominated by the British and from 1850 onwards the city began to develop rapidly, especially the growth of the clothing industry increased dramatically here, however, the eﬀect of this development except the city was nearby. Was not reﬂected anywhere in the areas of Despite the devastation in Kolkata
due to the storm on 5 October 1864, Kolkata continued to grow mostly unplanned over the next one hundred and ﬁfty years and today it has a population of about 14 million. Kolkata is full of intellectual heritage and has played a central role in the Indian independence movement and has established its name in history. Along with the Indian National Congress, many major political and cultural institutions like 'Hindu Mela' and revolutionary organization 'Yugantar', 'Anushilan' were established in this city, as well as many great personalities of India like early nationalist Arvind Ghosh., Indira Devi Chaudharani, was Vipinchandra Pal. 35
This Kolkata city is mentioned as 'Khas Mahal' or 'Shahi Jagir' in Ain-e-Akbari compiled by Akbar's chief courtier Abul Fazl. The family of Savarna Ray Chaudhary had authority over its zamindari. Sutanati, Govindpur, and Kalikata were the three villages, which was decided by Jab Chornak, an agent of the East India Company, to establish the British trade agreement. Aurangzeb's grandson Raj Kumar Azim-Us-Shan inspired the family of Savarna Ray Chaudhary to transfer the rights of the zamindari of these three villages of the East India Company. The British administration was shattered by Siraj-ud-daula, but recovered by Robert Clive in the year 1756 after the Battle of Plassey in 1757. This East India Company systematically made the city of Calcutta the basis of
its power and built fortiďŹ cations and also progressed politically. Kolkata was the capital of the country during British rule and London was the second largest city of the British Empire after Kolkata. Between 1820 and 1930, the seeds of nationalism had begun to be sown and the nationalist movement under Indian leadership had reached its zenith when people stood against British rule. Kolkata was India's most populous city before 1980 but was replaced by Mumbai after that. At the time of India's independence in 1947 and after the IndoPakistani war of 1971, there was an inďŹ&#x201A;ux of refugees from 'East Bengal' (now Bangladesh) which severely shaken the economy of this city.
The Main Market The attractive markets of Kolkata are full of colour, sound, and food. Gariahat Market is home to handloom sarees, Bengali cotton sarees, and traditional silk sarees. Artworks, toys, and fashion accessories, hand-made bangles and necklaces, wood-carved sculptures and hand-made brass utensils, paved ceramics, especially attractive decorative motifs in extravagant traditional designs on the walls Goods can be seen on Chowringhee Road. Shovabazar is known for its traditional Bengali shopping. Malik Flower Market is the largest ﬂower market in Asia, which is a delight to watch.
The captivating aroma of Bengali food The food of Kolkata has delicious unique magic, with breakfast or dessert never-ending in the list of dishes. In Kolkata, 'Rasgulla' is literally a ball ﬁlled with sweet syrup. Prepared with milk, sugar, and cheese, it melts in the mouth like a sugar candy (sweet), its taste is very unique. 'Misti Doi' (Frozen Yogurt) made from the perfect blend of milk and sugar and is a tempting snack. Chilling/kulﬁ is the perfect thing for summer days in Kolkata. It is a very cold beverage of Kolkata which is decorated with pistachios and almonds. Breakfast is very popular in Kolkata and the
most popular breakfast dish there is Radha Pallavi (Stuﬀed-Dal Ki Puri). Jhalamuri is a delicious snack found on the streets of Kolkata, which is made with peanuts, coriander, puﬀed rice, and other spices. Balls made of wheat ﬂour, which is ﬁlled with spicy water, called Puchka (Pani Puri), are much preferred in Kolkata. The mouthwatering Kosha Mangsho (mutton curry) is served with boiled rice, luchi (puri) and paratha, along with thick gravy and meaty pieces of meat. Mughlai parathas are stuﬀed with eggs and meat mince which you
will start licking your ﬁnger after eating. Macher jhol (ﬁsh curry) is the staple food of this city with rice, it is found almost everywhere in Kolkata. The delicious Kathi rolls of Kolkata are very much liked. Fish fry has its own distinct importance in Kolkata cuisine. Bengali Culture Bengali Culture is one of the most important cultures in India. The culture unites people from diﬀerent casts and religions. Festivals in Kolkata are celebrated with a vast enthusiasm that makes the city more beautiful and happier. Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Diwali, Saraswati Puja, Holi (Doli Yatra), Rath Yatra, Vishwakarma Puja, Janmashtami,
Jagadhatri Puja, Kolkata Christmas Celebration, Dover Lane Music Festival, Kolkata International Book Fair or Kolkata Boi Fair, Kolkata International Cinema Festival, National Theater Festival of Nandikar, International History and Heritage Exhibition / History Festival, etc are some popular festivals across the globe. Bengali people have a unique style of clothing. With globalization, the style of clothing has changed a bit but Bengali people prefer to wear traditional cloths on festivals like Durga Puja, Kali Pooja and etc. Not only in Bengali but also in many diﬀerent languages and art areas, Bengali people from Kolkata
have made their unique identity. Rabindranath Tagore was a worldrenowned poet, litterateur, and philosopher from Kolkata. He is the only Indian litterateur to have received a Nobel Prize. He was also the ﬁrst Asian to receive a Nobel Prize and the ﬁrst nonEuropean to receive a Nobel in literature. He is the only poet in the world whose compositions are the national anthem of two countries the national anthem of India 'Jana Gana Mana' and the national anthem of Bangladesh 'Amar Sonar Bangla'. Rabindranath Tagore, also known as Gurudev, gave a new direction to Bangla literature and music.
Victoria Memorial It is one of the most popular sightseeing places in Kolkata. A large number of people from India and abroad come to see the Victoria Memorial. This memorial was built in 1901 by Viceroy Lord Curzon in memory of Queen Victoria. It took 20 years to build this memorial at that time. This memorial started in 1901 and ended in 1921. This building is an invaluable heritage of British rule in India.
Howrah Bridge Howrah Bridge is also famous as Gateway of Kolkata. This bridge is also called Ravindra Setu after the Nobel Prize winner Rabindra Nath Tagore. Apart from tourists from India and abroad, it has also attracted ďŹ lmmakers like Satyajit Ray to Richard Attenborough and Mani Ratnam. Howrah bridge is famous worldwide.
Shaheed Minar Shaheed Minar was built in memory of Sir David Doctor Loney, who emerged as the army hero during the Nepal War. This tower is built on the lines of Qutub Minar in Delhi. The height of this tower is 158 feet. Its special thing is that if you climb this tower, you can see the whole city.
Science city If you are fond of knowing the adventures of space, space or science, then the science city of Kolkata is waiting for you. The bizarre things kept here will surprise you a lot. Kolkata, the second-largest city in India after Delhi has never failed to amaze tourists as well as investors. Go make time and visit Kolkata to learn, explore, create beautiful memories as well as spread your business wings in one of the most economically vital cities in India. 40
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Lean Apps Delivering Digital Products At Lightning Speed! Lean Apps is an app and web development company based in Berlin with oﬃces in India, Russia, and Croatia. They are working with large, mid-segment, enterprises and startups in Healthcare, Music, retail, and e-commerce domains helping them build digital products at lightning speed. The company works closely with the Digital innovation teams, Product Leaders, Product Owners & the Product Designers to validate new business models using lean startup and lean innovation framework. The early struggling days of every business bring a brighter future. Like many, Lean Apps also faced some initial challenges that made them what they are today. They were struggling to ﬁnd their service market ﬁt. There are so many companies providing digital services and they didn’t know their unique selling point. Getting foot into the door was a big issue for the company mainly in large enterprises. Driven by passion, Garuav Soni, Co-Founder & Owner at the company is the backbone behind their longstanding growth. Gaurav Soni, Cofounder at Lean Apps is passionate about digital healthcare, problems & ideas which are directly linked to people’s life. He has an extensive experience in validating, building, and launching multiple digital products for Retail, Music, healthcare, and telecom using Lean experiments, Design sprint, and Agile framework. He admires Steve Jobs and Jeﬀ Bezos, and Amazon’s business story inspires him a lot.
Adhaan Solutions Shaping the future of enterprises Adhaan Solution Pvt. Ltd is one of the leading names in the HR solutions landscape that has made a unique position in the market with its comprehensive oﬀerings. Adhaan Solution Pvt Ltd was established in the entrepreneurial capital of GujaratAhmedabad in 2010 now presence in PAN India. As one of the fastest growing HR solutions companies in India, we pride ourselves on the services and support oﬀered by the company to its clients. The services we provide include labour Law Compliances, Temporary Staﬃng, Permanent Recruitment, Payroll Processing, and Expat Hiring. Being in the Business of Consultancy Adhaan Solution is acutely aware of the responsibility that comes with the territory and is committed to providing a tailored product the clients. The team at Adhaan oﬀers unwavering dedication to all its clients, and imparts unmatched professionalism coupled with a personal touch. There are several factors that make the company stand out in the market, such as cost-eﬀective and TAT recruitment services, on-time and accurate payroll processing, 100 percent audit clearance, 100 percent documentation, government liaison, and no more compliance burdens. Persistent spotlight on client’s delight customized solutions and customized accounts management is one devoted point of contact for Adhaan. 42
Softuvo Solutions Increasing the Velocity of Tech! Softuvo Solutions encapsulates the best of IT Services, including – Web Design, Web Development, IT Consultancy, Digital Marketing, Web App Development, Internet of Things, Wearable Development, Hybrid Development, Ibeacon Development, Cross-Platform Development and much more. The managing director and mastermind behind the company’s long-standing success Mr. Shanky Gupta believes in taking his client’s business personally and working on it as one of their own. Softuvo develops, design, and deliver bespoke web and mobile solutions based on business requirements. Mr. Shanky Gupta has an experience of eight years wherein he went on to become the H.O.D of a company that focused on getting more clients and just delivering products. Within these eight years, he comprehended that just delivering a product to a client is not suﬃcient. He perceived that he had a lot in store within him, where he could use his potential to assist their clients in the ﬁeld of IT, like how can IT transform their business. This is why Softuvo happened and since then he along with his team strived hard to develop products that were quality-assured and had a personal touch to them along with being completely transparent so that the clients turn up to them, again and again, they retain them with their excellent services. 43
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The Oxygen of Remote Recruitment Processes InterviewAir is an AI based Asynchronous Video Proﬁling technology marketplace, which assists Corporate HRs for Talent Acquisition in India, making sure that job seekers from remote areas (Tier 2/3&4) get an opportunity for employment. InterviewAir’s cloud-based interviewing platform is designed as an interface between Job Seekers, Colleges, Vocational Institutions, Corporates, Consultants & Trainers, and it brings together the Candidates looking for jobs to the Corporates without being physically present 44
for the multiple rounds of job interviews (both technical and nontechnical). Ms. Ridhima Gauba is the CEO of the company and has a background in Commerce and has completed her MBA (Finance). She was selected for a course in one of the prestigious Indian universities – IIM Bangalore. She has a background in portfolio management and has been into banking and ﬁnance since day one. She takes care of Operations / Sales / HR & Admin / Investor relations. Mr. Rohit Taneja is the COO of the company and has a background in
Engineering. He has completed his MSc in Data Communications and pursued MBA (Marketing), all from London, UK. Mr. Ritesh Chandnani is the CTO of the company and has a background in Computer Engineering. He has completed his BE from Mumbai University. He takes care of Tech and R&D. Mr. Chandrashekhar Bhide is an IIT Bombay (CS) and IIM Ahmedabad and is the key protagonist in shaping the Video Tech and Strategic Alliances.
TOAE Security Providing Smart Cyber Security for Smart Businesses! TOAE Security is one of the worldwide leaders in security, technology services, and digital security enablement. It even helps organizations with designing, building, and running of cyber programs that overall assist in protecting their information and enhances their creditability among their customers. Experts at the TOAE Security ﬁrst make sure that they have got a radical knowledge of the client’s requirements and only then suggest them suitable cyber security measures that are beneﬁcial to them both instantaneously and within the end of the day. Mr. Shubham Mishra Founder and CEO at the company and his team are making smart eﬀorts to secure businesses with comprehensive digital solutions Mr. Shubham Mishra is the Founder & Chief Executive Oﬃcer of TOAE Security. He has been taking care of strategy, sales activities along with technology for the organization. He has been a great driving force for the company and its members. Shubham says “Starting a new business is essentially an experiment. Implicit within the experiment region unit form of hypotheses (commonly referred to as assumptions) that can be tested entirely by expertise. The businessperson launches the business enterprise and works to envision it while at the identical time substantiating or unsupportive the assumptions. Because a few are going to be dead incorrect et al partly wrong, a critical purpose of the business plan should be to continually produce and build on new knowledge.”
Valency Networks A One Stop Shop for Cyber Security Services Led by Prashant Phatak, Valency Networks is a company that provides services in the areas of Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing services for webapps, cloud apps, mobile apps and IT networks. Along with security testing, Valency Networks also provides compliance services such as audits and implementations of ISO27001, GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, NIST and other industry speciﬁc certiﬁcations. Valency Networks started its operations in 2008 to cater for professional cyber security and IT infrastructure management services. While the IT infrastructure in the world (speciﬁcally in the Asia-Pac region) is developing at a rapid pace, there are many challenges and pitfalls to be addressed by IT vendors, mainly in the area of IT security, IT performance and monitoring solutions, IT audit, compliance and governance. We saw this as a market need on a top priority, and established a solution providing ﬁrm to ﬁll the technical and business improvement gaps. Valency Networks emphasizes on deploying manual methods; which play an important role in detecting the complex attack scenarios and also expose the other logical vulnerabilities which are often missed by automated tools. Valency Networks’ mission is to be a solution provider in the niche areas of IT infrastructure by leveraging their years of global experience. 45
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Nsquare Transforming Businesses with Dynamic Solutions NSquare is specialized in end-to-end Dynamics CRM implementation and customization across industries. NSquare helps businesses to achieve a smooth transition and customized implementation for Dynamics CRM, right from scratch as well as transiting from existing systems to Dynamics platform. Their Domain Skills pan across Insurance, Professional Service, Field Service, Banking, Education, Healthcare, Utility, Telecom, Retail and Hospitality. The company focuses on customer-centric attributes, which keep things aligned and at perspective from the customer objective standpoint. Prioritizing towards customer expectation towards minuscule level which they consider as a prima-facie. Mr. Nilesh Kankariya, CEO at NSquare and his highly eﬃcient team of experts is making hard and smart eﬀorts to empower businesses across every sector with their comprehensive oﬀerings. Being Customer-Centric software Service Company, the company works on a model which is primarily based on identifying client-side pain areas and meeting expectations over the major concerns like Risk Mitigation, Incubation, Technology, Quality, and Costeﬀectiveness. NSquare's team not only works on projects, but the team acts a thinking mind helping clients proactively on identiﬁed areas of modiﬁcation, recommendation, a suggestion which help the clients to capture more panoramic view toward achieving project objective and goals as well as visualize the process in every phase. They are heavily vigilant towards technology and adapting to technological changes/newer trends which enables them to stay abreast as well as progress on the technology horizons. 46
Dot Com Infoway Empowering businesses to become future ready Dot Com Infoway is an IT company that has been in operation for 20 years now. From the get-go, they have always been an organization that oﬀers enterprise, oﬀshore solutions. It didn’t take long for them to diversify their services, as is ﬁtting in a ﬁeld that is as dynamic as the one they are operating in. While Dot Com Infoway is known and recognized primarily for their mobile, web, and software solutions, they also oﬀer services that do well to complement them. These include digital marketing, app, and business consultation, and even educational solutions, among others. They attribute their success to manifold versatility. Also, in the period since their founding, they were always towards their mission and vision of ensuring 100% customer satisfaction and becoming a top IT company in India. And happily today they are already seeing the fruits of their labor. Under the experienced leadership of Mr. Venkatesh C R, Founder, MD, and CEO at Dot Com Infoway, the team of domain experts is making smart eﬀorts to innovate smart IT solutions and empower businesses. The achievements of DCI are myriad and speak for themselves, and Mr. Venkatesh considers them as his own personal achievements. He has seen his company succeed and he feels fortunate that he has also been able to oﬀer mentoring support to other start-ups as well.
Exambazaar For the best coaching offers! Exambazaar is an online platform where students can enroll themselves into online and oﬄine coaching classes. It assists in around 16 streams and 50+ exam preparations. Exambazaar has tied up with around 250 coaching classes pan India. So basically, they work like a marketplace where they help the two parties meet i.e. student and coaching classes. Their main USP is that if a student enrolls in any coaching class through them, they oﬀer them a price that is much better than the walk-in price. While for the coaching class they provide a niche platform to form direct communication with their client. Mr. Gaurav Parashar, Founder of Exambazaar has completed his Engineering in Computer Science from IIT Mumbai. Post this; he has also graduated from IIM Bengaluru with an MBA. He has worked as an Analyst with Deutsche Bank for 2 years and also worked with Goldman Sachs for 6 years. He and co-founder Saloni Kandelwal believe that education is the key to successful and holistic development in our country. Exambazaar provides the best coaching oﬀers for their students. Toppr, DBMCI, Engineers Academy, and Motion Education are a few of our partnerships. Exambazaar also provides premium products to its student's thorough exam eligibility and previous year question papers. In the current COVID-19 crisis they are also aiming to classes in providing online coaching to their existing students. 47
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SchoolHandy Eﬃcient Schooling Experience Made Possible Chirag Pratap Palande, founder of the SchoolHandy, has been working on providing this platform for a long time. This was his ambitious pet project for a long time. His prime goal is to make work hassle free for students, parents and teachers. Chirag PratapPalande is a serial entrepreneur at heart and the founder of numerous successful ventures like SchoolHandy, which is a communication bridge between 48
School and Parents. Gift Box, which is into corporate gifting and Mobaccs, an e-commerce platform which houses private label electronic gadgets, Chirag’s expertise has acknowledged across the gifting industry with his noteworthy stints at companies like Sodexo and Network Tv18. SchoolHandy is a home to a gamut of services for an eﬃcient schooling experience. Among all
the services, the ‘Live School Bus Tracking’ feature is extremely helpful. Parents feel at ease, knowing that their children are safe en route to school. Child Safety is a growing concern in India at the moment; this feature acts like a guardian angel watching over kids. Apart from that, they have hosts of services like Emergency Alerts and Notiﬁcations for parents, One-toOne Chat Platform for quick resolution of queries, RFID based attendance system to eliminate time-consuming roll call systems, Real-time updates on forum discussions, online fee payment, online shopping for school merchandise and much more yet to come down the line.
Mr. Rajesh Raveendran A determined strategist for businesses' digital needs Mr. Rajesh Raveendran Founder and CEO at RR Softtech is transforming businesses digitally with top-notch IT and Telecom solutions. Mr. Rajesh’s professional experience started in 1998 as a software engineer and continued as an IT & Telecom consultant. With over 22 years of rich Industry Experience, business domain knowledge, technical expertise, and knowledge of the latest industry trends make Mr Rajesh Raveendran a successful Transformational Business Leader. He started as an entrepreneur at RR Softtech in 2008 by associating with leading IT & Telecom service providers to provide clients latest and quality solutions. RR Softtech was established in 2008 as an IT Company with operations in Chennai, India and it is associated with leading IT and Telecom Service providers as a partner for providing IT, Telecom, and Software solutions to the customers. RR Softtech with its service and on-time support, build rapport, and relationship with its clients for their business growth. The company increases its clients base with the latest and quality services along with the value-added products line which includes Automation software, Datacenter& Cloud services, Audio -Video conference & collaboration system, ITSP services, and IT products. RR Softtech’s continuous innovation and investment in business transformation provide up to date solutions for its client’s needs and business growth.
Ms Aastha Verma Preventing risks by promoting digital change Ms. Aastha Verma and her expert team at Tardid is empowering businesses to chart new paths by helping them to predict and make smarter decisions. Tardid is an AI Product Company focused on Risk Management for Heavy Industries. Tardid is a close-knit family comprising of all the team members, working towards a common goal of bringing an AI product that can help in saving lives and money for the end customers. It’s for making the workplace safer and increasing the quality of the product. She says, “Success only comes through when all the pieces fall together in place work towards a common goal. I strongly believe in the Power of Association, and I would say, the success of Tardid is due to a group of like-minded people, with the same vision trying to achieve the same goal and working together towards it. This group is not only the founders and investors but also the entire team working relentlessly. I would also like to add that Niladri Dutta, our Founder & CEO is personally responsible for keeping the team motivated and focussed on this direction. We know we have not been able to compensate the team at par with the industry, but they have been great enough to have faith in us and working together. Honesty to the team about all our challenges and diﬃculties were also responsible to keep us bonded together in thick and thin.” 49
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When we say that someone is very creative, it often comes out that the person has a very good understanding and interest in art. But being creative is not just that. The deﬁnition of creativity or creativity is much larger than this. Actually being creative depends on our thinking and there can be many people around us with such out of the box thinking. No one can force anybody to be creative. If someone does so, that can ruin the entire creative process. It is easy and aﬀordable for everyone to be creative. What you need to be creative is just an innovative mind that thinks out of the box. Albert Einstein ones said, “creativity is just an intelligence having fun!” And no one can deny that. Everyone is best in their own ﬁeld, what makes people unique is their thought process. Here we are bringing you some stages of the creative process. You can easily relate to them.
The preparation stage This is the ﬁrst step where people try to do something new and prepare their minds accordingly. For this, an attempt is made to gather as much information as possible and every possible thought is thought out. In this eﬀort, knowledge is collected from diﬀerent people and places from getting books. Our goal in this step is to learn as much as possible so that this information can be helpful in bringing new things to the building.
The incubation stage After gathering information to try something new, we go to the Incubation stage. During this time, we stop all the activities that we started. Here at times, we feel frustrated because success is still not seen. During this period, many people try to divert their attention such as yoga, meditation, sports, walking or resting so that the mind can be relaxed but still the unconscious thought process keeps going in us, due to which our mind after some time Tries to think of something new. But still, we are far away from creativity.
The illumination stage There is such a twist in our lives when we suddenly ﬁnd a solution to a problem. This is the Illumination stage where the creative idea suddenly comes in our mind and we get the solution. It is also called "eureka experiences". These thoughts come from the toilet to sleep. Like Percy Spencer got the idea of the microwave while eating chocolate.
The veriﬁcation stage This is the time of action where we try to test our creative thoughts and work accordingly. If the idea is perfect, then everyone appreciates such a result which works as inspiration for other people. Out of the box, thinking may take a lot of time but deﬁnitely, you will end up with some awesome results.
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Mr. Manuj Adlakha Driving the growth with dedication The logistics and Freight service industry has always been ahead in serving society and businesses around the world. Believing that the love of creative technology and real positive technology can speed up our business processes to increase productivity and add a boost to the nation’s economy, Mr. Manuj Adlakha founded Cargopeople in 2011. Cargopeople logistics & shipping is a freight forwarding company with specialization in all sectors of the logistics industry. Cargopeople has created a niche for itself as the most competitive and fastest-growing company. The company’s services to sectors like CIS, Africa, and China have been unmatched by any competitors to date. Cargopeople uses the latest technology for updating their clients and provide round the clock support. The company has been growing since its inception in the year 2011 switching to state-ofthe-art technology for providing live updates on the status of the shipments triggered the growth of the company. Also, they become partners in many reputed international logistics network which further paved the way for their development. The company provides round the clock support to its clients and customizes the shipments as per their requirements. They treat them as a family and understand their concern: A happy customer makes a business success. Cargopeople focuses on providing the best service in countries like Africa, CIS, and the Middle East which are yet to be fully explored and where ﬁnding a reliable logistics partner is still a challenge.
Mr. Neville Patel A Visionary In The Data Annotation Industry Qualitas Global specializes in providing accurate high-quality services like Image, Data, Audio and Video Annotation as well as Sports Tracking and Tagging, Image Captioning, Data Localization, Traﬃc Monitoring, Facial Recognition, Video Security and Surveillance, Drone Video Annotation, and many others to some of the biggest and most secretive companies in the world. Mr. Neville Patel, a visionary leader, and his team of experts at Qualitas Global Services, are making strong in-roads to help businesses transform themselves and ensure they are future-ready by providing world-class services in the Data Annotations and Tagging business. Since 2014, Qualitas Global has been one of the very few companies in India working in the Annotation industry and is today one of the largest in Asia with over 500 full-time employees and the capability to scale to over 1200 people almost immediately. Qualitas Global is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 certiﬁed and is also GDPR compliant to ensure strict quality and security standards that are a must in this industry. Qualitas Global has always been a customer-focused organization. Their customer’s trust in them is one of the reasons for repeat business and their long-standing success. The company gives no importance to billing. Instead, it focuses on delighting its customers and making sure it delivers a WOW experience. This mind-set is the only reason behind Qualitas, being thought of as one of the top data annotation services ﬁrm in the world. 52
Mr. Hindol Basu Creating Digital Pathway for Businesses’ Growth
Mr. Hindol Basu is the CEO of Actify Data Labs. He brings in about 19 years of machine learning experience spanning across multiple industry verticals and markets. He had led multiple analytics initiatives in the Indian, Asia Paciﬁc, and North American markets across a wide variety of industries including ﬁnancial services, manufacturing, and retail. He has pioneered the development of innovative solution frameworks in IoT, leveraging macro-economic data for risk estimation, and building grey-box machine learning frameworks. Over his career in risk modeling, he has conceptualized, developed, and implemented over 20 credit risk solutions for consumers and SMEs across India, the US, Thailand, Malaysia, UAE, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka. In India, he had been the pioneer in establishing credit bureau analytics for the Indian market; he had developed the ﬁrst set of credit bureau scores for CIBIL, the Indian credit bureau. He was nominated as the top-10 data scientists in India in 2015, by the Analytics India Magazine. Actify Data Labs is a data platform and Actify Data Labs is an AI (Augmented Intelligence) Company that delivers rapid business impact using data science and data engineering capabilities. 53
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Mr. Rohan Warty
Mr. Mrinal Rai
Bringing action to the brands
Revolutionizing logistic sector of India
Telemarketing, Data research and mining, Lead Generation, Data Entry, Email marketing, and Transcription services empower businesses to climb heights of success. Keeping this need of businesses in mind, Mr. Rohan Warty established Xerviz Wlobal in 2015 to accelerate the client’s businesses’ growth. Mr. Rohan Warty, Founder and Managing Director, and his team of highly skilled professionals strives to innovate and provide cutting edge oﬀerings to their clients.
Intugine Technologies is a leading company in the ﬁeld of motion sensing and IoT technologies that are empowering logistic businesses to become futureready.
Client satisfaction and retention are Xerviz Wlobal’s major strengths. They can provide the best quality services to their esteemed clients. There are some clients with whom they are continuously associated since 2016, 2017, and still going strong. The whole credit goes to the Managers, TL’s, and the team members. Rohan says, “Initially, we were targeting clients from metro cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, and also international but the conversion rate was very low. Then we changed our strategy, as we are situated in Goa and no other companies are providing similar services here, we started approaching Goan companies. Goa companies were working with agencies from Mumbai and Pune for their marketing requirement and when they found a company providing similar services in goa, they were inclined towards us. This helped us and was the turning point for us.” 54
Under the visionary leadership of Mr. Mrinal Rai, Co Founder and COO, the company is charting the new paths with its top-notch oﬀerings. The journey of Intugine Technologies started in 2013 when we as students felt the need to develop IoT technologies and motion-sensing as a revolutionary way to operate the smart devices and play games. The company won various accolades and prizes including ‘TiE, Global- Asia Rising Star’; ‘TiE, Global- International Business Plan Competition’ and was the winner of the Startup Showcase Competition held by Entrepreneurship Development Cell, IIT Kharagpur. Mrinal says, “A startup is a team game, and we are fortunate that we have an amazing group of creators, innovators, and artists. Apart from that our deep domain expertise in SCM, IoT, and data science has helped us a lot in our journey.” Intutrack is a visibility platform which helps the shipper to get the end to end visibility of their shipping movements..
Mr. Pawas Goyal A leader adding fuel to the digital revolution Founded in 2010, Cylsys Software Solution Pvt.Ltd. is a Software development organization committed to catalyzing the competence and competitiveness of its clients by partnering them in achieving their business goals through the power of Information Technology. Their Products and platforms are focussed on Innovation-led business growth for their clients. Cylsys’ oﬀerings leverage the latest technologies in Cloud computing, Mobility, Big data, Reach media, and Social connectivity to provide guaranteed Business success. Mr. Pawas Goyal, founder of Cylsys Software Solution Pvt.Ltd and his team of experts is transforming businesses with cutting edge oﬀerings. Cylsys Software Solution Pvt. Ltd. is a 360-degree Software solutions company oﬀering innovative solutions through its Business verticals of Software development, IT Staﬃng, Digital Marketing, and the newly launched vertical called Unicorn Ops. The Delivery Team at Cylsys Software did a stupendous job by doing the following and completed this requirement in a record time of less than a month with all selected candidates joining all 23 locations on the given date and successfully completing their contract period with only appreciation from the client. Cylsys has a huge database of candidates across Skill sets in the IT domain. The Delivery team dug deep and could shortlist the majority of the candidates from the internal database itself. The rest were shortlisted through references and lastly the job portals.
Mr. Samir Lodha Empowering businesses with smart forex risk management services through quantart. Mr. Samir Lodha, founder at QuantArt is a leader who is bringing about transformation in the ﬁeld of foreign exchange and risk management with the help of his vast experience and team of expertise ex-investment bankers. QuantArt is a fast-growing niche foreign exchange and risk management advisory ﬁrm run by ex-investment bankers. The organisation brings tangible value addition(s) like cost reduction, risk mitigation, proﬁtability enhancement, knowledge, expertise, and ideas to the corporates. QuantArt is trusted by large banks, by apex bodies like Clearing Corporation of India, and by corporates from large groups like Tata, Reliance, Vedanta, AV Birla, Hero, JK, RPG, and many more. Trust by such large treasuries certiﬁes the value proposition, cutting edge knowledge and expertise which QuantArt brings. Mr Samir says, “We have consistently given results and lived up to our commitments. We have saved costs, brought in transparency with banks, simpliﬁed hedging; earned proﬁts for our clients- all this while, protecting them from adverse eﬀects of the market movements our clients have consistently beneﬁted ﬁnancially after taking our advice.” “Also, all the senior advisors are focused on ethical and sincere client service philosophy. We don’t take shortcuts and are very thorough with our work; we ensure long term gain(s) for the corporates who are our clients. We consider our profession more like that of doctors. Hence we do not delegate our work, keep ourselves updated with research, and diligently focus on adding value” He added. 55
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Ms. Ashvini Danigond is the Founder of the Manorama Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd & has executed its operations and steered the business since Company Inception in 2002. She has traveled the world over, met prospective customers, and worked closely with professionals from diﬀerent cultures. Having donned multiple hats and closely interacted with people who had no prior experience in engaging with CXOs of fortune 100 companies has been continuous learning. She has received over a dozen awards from national and international bodies like NASSCOM and International Women’s Leadership Forum awards. “However what I hold as the key achievement is that I have been in business is a sense of satisfaction after every successful project implementation. We have helped hospitals streamline their operations and improve health outcomes. In some ways, we are touching and improving the lives of people around the world.” Ashvini commented.
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At Manorama, they have invested in people and the domain knowledge that their teams possess ranks as equal to the best in the industry. The quality of Manorama’s solutions coupled with the deep healthcare domain knowledge of its people ensures that the value they deliver to the customer is unparalleled. This coupled with a 100% adherence to delivering quality and defect-free products, and addressing every customer need is an important foundation for Manorama’s success over the years.
Mr Imad Syed Transforming Digital Business PiLog Group is a global group of associated companies that is bringing technology and business change through their innovative & agile solutions. Today the PiLog Group is recognized as leader providing Data Quality HUB solutions, services and content, supporting multiple domains in various industries for eﬀective business transformation & digitalization. Mr. Imad A Syed is the CEO APAC & ME, Group CIO & Board Member at PiLog Group. He has eighteen plus years of progressive career growth from Sr. Systems Engineer to today’s CEO APAC & ME, Group CIO and Board Member at PiLog with overall experience spanning over Twenty years speaks volumes and beyond. He has led organization initiatives from front for all value management initiatives for PiLog group development and its esteem customers in go to market, revenue management, innovations, proﬁtability, product development and corporate advisor. He has been the Senior Executive, Digital Advisory, Visionary Leader with vast experience in conceiving & designing business, enterprise information and data quality HUB strategies for medium to large enterprises; Expertise in designing simple yet powerful strategies for data governance, management, transformation and analytics of complex system landscapes, proven track record of excelling operational eﬃciency & eﬀectiveness; revolutionized the product and solution development using innovative frameworks that are agile and sustainable from the perspective of futuristic technology evolution.
Dr. Rahul Mirchandani
A leader on a mission to transform farming in India Aries is an Indian Multinational Company that oﬀers the widest range of products in the primary, secondary, and micro-fertilizer sectors, ranging from individual elements to mixed specialty plant nutrient fertilizers. Since 1969, we have pioneered several innovative concepts of farming to Indian agriculturists, including the wonder of Chelation Technology, bio-degradable complexes of plant nutrients, water-soluble NPK fertilizers, value-added secondary nutrients, natural and biological products, and water treatment formulations. Our products provide all 16 plant nutrients required in agriculture, customized for the speciﬁc needs of 107 diﬀerent crops. Aries is consistently recognized among India’s best-in-class companies with 85 brands in the niche plant nutrition industry selling at 90,000 retail outlets across India and also in several countries globally. Dr. Rahul Mirchandani, Chairman and Managing Director at Aries, has 25 years of experience as Director of Aries Agro Limited, ranked amongst the ‘50 Most Inﬂuential Rural Marketing Professionals of India – 2019 and the ‘30 Most Innovative CEOs in India – 2014. Has pioneered several unique marketing processes and brand management tactics at Aries, which includes launching India’s ﬁrst loyalty programme in agribusiness, India’s ﬁrst Agribusiness ﬂash sale (earning a Limca Book of Records), insurance-based customer retention programmes for farmers, executing the ﬁrst nationwide single-day launch for a specialty fertilizer brand as well as several shock-and-awe brand-building programmes to sustain and grow 85 rural brands with zero mass media advertising. Many of these strategies are being documented and taught as case studies in customer relations management at leading Indian business schools. 57
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Mr. Graham Bright Creating Future of Businesses with Financial Acumen Mr. Graham Bright is the Head of Compliance and Operations at Euro Exim Bank. Euro Exim Bank (EEB), regulated and supervised in St. Lucia, is an innovative ﬁnancial institution serving import and export businesses around the globe, facilitating authenticated trade ﬁnance instructions. They assist companies to fulﬁl their trade aspirations through the issuance of ﬁnancial instruments such as Letters of Credit, Standby Letters of Credit, Performance bonds and Bank Guarantees, merchant accounts, and growing online services. Trust, leadership, experience, personal relationships, country expertise, speed of response, cost-eﬀective instruments, and above all continued contact and information sharing are the main factors behind long standing success of Euro Exim Bank (EEB). Clients appreciate speaking with representatives by name and meeting locally, all of which help maintain and grow business. The bank is also regularly at events in primary trade locations, where their opinions and experience are valued by the trade community and meeting face to face is vitally important. EEB have been recognized for a number of major industry awards, and recognized in such prestigious magazines as UK Parliamentary Review, International Finance, The European, CIO Review, World Business Review, European Business Magazine, The CEO Story CFI – with awards three years running, Silicon Review, Mirror Review, and featured in the world ﬁnancial press. The bank have been awarded the accolade ‘One of the 10 Best Fintech Solution Providers to Watch Out for’ in 2020.
Mr. Ashok Mittal Shaping The Future of Businesses with Easy Credit Offerings Mr. Ashok Mittal (CEO & Founder), PrestLoans is supporting this movement by providing customized solutions to support the MSME sector by understanding their ﬁnancial needs which can help the businesses to sustain and grow. ‘PrestLoans’ is a non-Banking Finance Company registered with RBI as Lord Krishna Financial Services Ltd. They are a new age FinTech company with the mission of providing fast, ﬂexible, and transparent loan products to the business and MSME sector in India. The company provides easy access to credit to small businesses into the trading, manufacturing, or services sector including wholesaler (B2B) and retailers (B2C) units. Company’s success stands at an easy process with minimum documents and the fastest approvals. Their quick processing and ﬂexible repayment options makes them unique in this segment. Another important strength is analyzing the ability to pay and the intention to pay oﬀ clients without proper documents and ﬁnancial history is a long-standing success for them. They have created an algorithm-based credit score called “Prest Score” which is a proprietary software tool for them. Prest Loans team has been very innovative, they keep going to customers to understand the customer’s needs and create new products from time to time based on customer requirements. They have built tech strength to oﬀer various kinds of products with a lot of ﬂexibility in tenure, repayment method, interest rate applicability, etc. The idea is to create an impact with the help of tech. 58
MR AJRUN NIJHAWAN A Prominent Leader Charting New Paths With over 40 years of experience in India, Nijhawan Group is one of the leading travel conglomerates and has vastly diversiﬁed entities within the Travel Industry. Nijhawan Group has a history of successful business partnerships with leading airlines and hotels. The company has successfully represented British Airways for 34 years and has three decades with an array of major international airlines (including Kingﬁsher Airlines, Sama Airlines, and Fly Dubai) providing them with wide-ranging services, from passengers to route
management. The Group also represents top hotels chain across the world. Mr. Arjun took part in the family business in 2006 and as of now, he is in business for 14 years. He handles Nijhawan Group’s retail vertical. When he started working in the retail vertical, there were only 3 stores, and today there are 46 stores that reﬂect his dedication and futuristic vision towards the growth. Their customers in the retail business keep coming back because of the quality services they
provide. Mr. Arjun is also managing director and Co-founder of Fork ‘N’ Spoon catering Pvt. Ltd. After studying Economics and International business he decided to follow his passion for the art of hosting the perfect party. He used his business skills to bring together the combination of commercial, technical, and personal expertise to create delicious and innovative buﬀets for curating the perfect events.
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Ikigai F I N D I N G Y O U R
1. Satisfaction, but feeling of uselessnes
2. Delight and fullness, but no wealth
WHAT YOU LOVE
WHAT ARE YOU GOOD AT
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS
4. Comfortable, but feeling of emptiness
WHAT YOU CAN GET PAID FOR
3. Excitement and complacency but sense of uncertainity
e all have come to this world with unique identities, personalities, problems, and realities. We are diﬀerent in cultures, perceptions, and mentalities, but the thing that binds and hold us together are the basic human emotions and necessities. Everyone has diﬀerent reasons to live for and diﬀerent deﬁnition and perception of success in their life. Some are happy with their current lifestyle, some wish for more, and some want more. There are a lot of emotions and driving forces behind an individual, making her/him work harder, dedicated and striving for their goals and success. The most important thing in an individual’s life is a reason or a goal that makes one get up in the morning, that doesn’t let one sleep, that keeps the person motivated and up and running. That aim or goal or a set of goals gives one’s life meaning and a reason to live and breathe for, this is called Ikigai. Ikigai is a Japanese word that translates for being a reason to get up in the morning, to live for. Before ﬁnding out your Ikigai, one needs to be in touch with oneself and aware of themselves to begin this search. As it rightly said that no one understands you more than
you, thus one should know their strengths and weakness. Next comes ﬁnding one’s passion, there is always something that comes or feels natural to us. One needs to ﬁgure that out and search for the opportunities it can create for them. We have always heard that one should do something that they love, and it is completely true as that will not only give one utmost job satisfaction but will also be beneﬁcial to those who will use your products/services. If one feels they are good at something, they should give that ﬁeld a try as trying is the only way to ﬁnd out which ﬁeld or subject is for you or not. One should not overlook the fact that whatever one does, in the end, it’s the people who are going to use or consume it. Thus, one’s Ikigai is comprised of the impact they want to have on the world. Finding one’s Ikigai is not related to satisfaction in professional life but also gives one the feeling of completeness, thus improving one’s physical and mental health both. Your Ikigai is not necessarily supposed to be something common or something that is accepted worldwide, one can take anything that they are inclined to, interested in and turn it into a global scale. This will not only make a person
work harder towards their goal but in a way, one is striving for something that could change the way the world works or consumes various products and services. One should not only ﬁnd their interest and inclination but should never forget to use it for the betterment of the humankind. Ikigai is something that one ﬁnds out in their life, they either search for it or stumbles upon it but that should not change the way one looks at life or things. This is nothing less than a journey as there is no set age for one to ﬁnd their passion or Ikigai, so always be open to experiences and things in life as they come. Moreover, even if one does not ﬁnd something that attracts or pulls them, which is highly unlikely, but one can create a passion or interest by reading and understanding diﬀerent things or subjects. In the end, ﬁnding your Ikigai is not the sole reason or purpose to live, of course, it drives you to work harder and strive for perfection, and success in their life. One should always know that living and enjoying your life is also a priority and balancing is the key to happiness and your Ikigai.
Mr. Varun Singh Paving Immigration for all from decades
Mr. Sudhir Panditrao and Mr. Mangesh Wagh A duo setting up new benchmarks in knowledge sector.
Ms Sonica Aron Creating the Way of Growth for Businesses through Marching-Sheep 62
Led by Mr. Varun Singh, XIPHIAS Immigration is one of the leading Immigration companies providing solutions to clients who intend to relocate to other parts of the world. Varun has over ten years of leadership experience in the ﬁeld of immigration which includes Investment Migration, Corporate Visa Services, General management, Business operations and Strategy, and has an excellent track record of thousands of customer satisfaction in resettlements.
The lockdown due to the Covid19 virus has highlighted the need for internet-based learning. The education sector is also taking a major part in this digital revolution. While there are several online learning platforms available in the market, users struggle to ﬁnd a trustworthy platform that can help them in a learning process. Keeping this need of users in mind, Mr. Sudhir Panditrao and Mr. Mangesh Wagh founded Enggenious, a strategic business unit at SAN Techno Mentors Pvt Ltd (STMPL). Mr. Sudhir Panditrao is a founder and CEO, STMPL &
Marching Sheep was founded in the year 2013, by HR veteran Ms Sonica Aron. An alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur, having worked with companies like Pepsico, Roche Diagnostics, Vodafone, and AkzoNobel, She was heading HR for Philips Consumer Lifestyle business in 2012. She took a sabbatical for a year and then started Marching Sheep in 2013, with a vision of delivering meaningful and impactful HR interventions that beneﬁt both organizations and employees.
XIPHIAS is an immigration ﬁrm. They deal with corporate travel which includes helping corporates set up their branches in the country where they would want to grow along with helping their staﬀ travel, both short term, and long term. XIPHIAS has helped thousands of application to visa oﬃces and maximum applicants are not called for any interview because of the strong documents representation without any rejections. The company is associated with more
than 300 colleges and Universities to process student visas. With a track record of neat and clean process and a strong reputation in market, they have got maximum number of applications only through the references and not by doing any marketing. Strong reputation and track record is not created in a day and the team involved in processing is highly qualiﬁed and knowledgeable who serve the clients on top priority.
Enggenious and Mr. Mangesh Wagh is a Partner, STMPL, and Founder, Enggenious. They are learning solutions experts in engineering and manufacturing domains. They design and deliver technology-enabled learning solutions for the said domains. With a large pool of subject matter experts (SMEs) with strong industry and brilliant academic backgrounds, experienced instructional designers (IDs), and creative visualizers together; Enggenious creates meaningfully engaging and lasting learning experiences that are beyond books and theories.
Enggenious is a strategic business unit at SAN Techno Mentors Pvt Ltd (STMPL). Founded in 2006, STMPL has been into conventional classroom training and mentoring for the engineering and manufacturing companies. Having worked with large Indian and foreign corporations in this space, STMPL is ably equipped with the know-how of designing learning solutions for manufacturing professionals; whether they are freshers graduate engineering trainees or senior, mid or senior engineers, managers, and leaders.
Started as a one-woman army operating out of 1 city, today Marching Sheep delivers interventions and projects not only Pan India but globally, boasts of a healthy roster of clients across sectors, has a solid team of HR professionals passionate about the work they do, and their work and opinion are often quoted and published in leading publications. Integrity is the core value of the organization. They only take assignments that lie within the ambit of their expertise and work closely with the client team to
arrive at the scope of the project, deliverables, and milestones. Marching Sheep has gone from strength to strength in the last 7 years and boasts of a healthy roster of clients across sectors who keep coming back to us as repeat clients. They have strong word of mouth referrals from happy clients. They are seen as a thought leader and our opinions get published regularly across leading publications like TOI, HT, Business World, The Hindu, the Statesmen, Live Mint, The Hindu business line, etc. 63
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Mr. Uma Shankar Bhardwaj Creating, Rejuvenating and Repositioning Brands Mr. Uma Shankar Bhardwaj emanated iAvatarZ Digital in 2008 with a vision to transform clients’ businesses with top-notched digital advertising services. Today, the company has created a unique place in the market with the smart eﬀorts of a high expertise team. iAvatarZ Digital is a 12+-year-old Digital Advertising company. The company began in 2008 as a little group based out of Noida. Throughout the long term, they have transmogriﬁed and have made distinctive digital marketing blocks that oblige the speciﬁc demands of advertisers. Today the company has comprehensively classiﬁed its solutions as –Display Advertising, Custom Rich Media Solutions, Contextual Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Mobile Marketing, and Performance advertising. iAvatarZ has now extended its business to the Middle East and Southeast Asia too. Today, the company is catering to the requests for worldwide promoters utilizing its cutting edge solutions and helping customers to accomplish their marketing objectives. iAvatarZ is arriving at a phase where its business is stabilized in these areas and they anticipate growing tasks in new geographies like – Africa and other SAARC Countries. iAvatarZ has focused a lot on the technology part and keep updating their oﬀerings with time to keep the clients interested. Most of their ads are high engaging units which can be run directly as well as programmatically across whitelisted publications.
Mr. Premal Karelia Transforming India's logistic industry with intelligent storage solutions Mr. Premal Karelia, Managing director at Jay Storage Solutions is one of such business leaders who transformed the industries with their cutting edge oﬀerings. ‘Jay Storage Solutions’ is a market leader in the storage solutions area in India. Based in Mumbai, the company is a reliable name in providing intelligent storage solutions. The company was set up in the year 1984 with a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Vasai, Palghar is an Integrated Management System certiﬁed by ISO. The company is a leader in providing a comprehensive & wide range of warehousing & industrial storage solutions & Automated Warehouse Solutions. The company is committed to delivering high-quality products and services in time and they have made it a mission to go beyond product sales. Jay Storage Solutions believes in consulting their clients and helping them make informed decisions. Every project starts with a site visit and in-depth consultation to ascertain client needs. The company then provides a solution that is customized, designed, validated, and installed to customer speciﬁcations. The company’s dedicated customer centric, problem-solving approach has ensured their continued status as market leaders. Over 85 percent of Jay Storage Solution’s clients have repeated their business with the company. Jay Storage Solutions oﬀers plethora of innovative solutions under one roof. The company oﬀers Warehouse Automation, Rack Clad Warehouse, Automated Racking system, Conventional Pallet racking System, Mezzanine System, Multi-tier Racking System and Cantilever racking system curated focusing on the actual need of customers. 64
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MR. ADITYA BHAMIDIPATY ENVISIONING AND BUILDING THE FUTURE OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE. Globalization and Digitization have made physical distance immaterial and technology (ever obedient to Moore’s Law) has forever changed our lives professionally and personally. Technology today drives the world as we know it and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Indian entrepreneurs in the digital era are laying stake to their claim by combining a natural aptitude for technology with a keen nose for building scalable businesses. An entrepreneur in this mould is Mr. Aditya Bhamidipaty, the CEO & Founder of FirstHive Corporation.
Experience the world over. As any successful entrepreneur knows, a company is only as good as the people it recruits and nurtures. Aditya's belief in cultivating an outstanding work culture at FirstHive has enabled him to gather around him a passionate and dedicated team that seeks to fulﬁl the company’s vision at every turn.
“I believe that every employee of FirstHive is an entrepreneur in their respective FirstHive prides itself in org and a key stakeholder. being one amongst a They are the handful of Full-Stack Customer Data Platform ones who are owning this companies in the world dream, driving today . Aditya’s vision it and creating and his ability to legacy”, says successfully lead a diverse and talented team Aditya. remain central to making FirstHive a byword for Excellence in Customer
Mr. Prashant Pansare Empowering businesses with data science for a better tomorrow To empower businesses with cutting edge and comprehensive data science solutions, one person, Mr. Prashant Pansare is making hard and smart eﬀorts with his multi-skilled team of domain experts at Rubiscape. Rubiscape is a pioneering Data Platform that seamlessly harmonizes Diverse Data, Algorithms, Computation, and People. It brings to you the power to decipher any data, simplify the translation of information into actionable insights, and extend the knowledge gained into productive and scalable outcomes. With this data-driven platform, one can discover a world of Data Intelligence and fuel imagination- from Insight to Foresight. Rubiscape vision was born from an idea…to help people to connect their curiosity and experience with ‘any data.’ Mr. Prashant Pansare is the Founder and CEO of Rubiscape. Mr. Prashant’s strengths lie in identifying and investing in next-generation technologies. He believes in encouraging entrepreneurship within the organization. As one of the most inspiring data analytics innovators, Prashant has been recognized by many international awards & accolades, some of them include – Analytics Innovation by SAP, EFQM’s Business Excellence Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, by WORLDCOB, USA, Deloitte’s India Technology Fast 50.
Mr. Naveen Puttagunta Elevating brands with unique ideas Today, digitization is everywhere. And, undoubtedly, UI UX Design plays an important role in aiding this digital transformation. It creates a bridge between the user and the platform. However, there are a few key players who are inspiring the industry trends through their design thinking and user-ﬁrst approach. Mr. Naveen Puttagunta is one such person who is making the UX UI of all their clients count alongside his team of out of the box thinkers at Divami. He is empowering businesses with the most creative UX UI designing and making them future-ready. He says, “The success of our company can be attributed to our focus on delivering perfection and ensuring full customer satisfaction. When we take up a project, we make it “our problem” so that our clients can focus on their business. There have been instances where we have gone beyond the scope of the project to do the right thing for the customer. That means playing the devil’s advocate wherever necessary, to ensure no change is unaccounted. Each decision we make is backed by solid reasons and so, more often, our clients agree with them. But, nothing would have been possible without the support of our wonderful team who push themselves continuously to become the design thought leaders through each project and for each client. Their commitment, eﬀorts, and hard work make everything possible.” 67
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Mr. Saketh Bhagavatula A leader with 360 degree futuristic vision! Liminal is one of the leading companies in the AR and VR sector across India. Liminal’s creative approach and comprehensive oﬀerings are the backbones behind its long-standing and unique position in the market. Mr. Saketh Bhagavatula, Co-founder and Director at Liminal says, “We are building an AR and deep learning-based solution for new-age B2B marketing and business analytics. We’re targeting the Indian manufacturing sector initially to aid them with an easy to use our DIY solution, ‘ExploAR’. We’re a bunch of pragmatic techies, gamers, and designers who got together to create something beautiful. Growth for me is multi-faceted. First, we grew as a team, we were fortunate to work with some of the smartest minds out there. Things took a good turn when we introduced some new verticals and started oﬀering software as a product to the Indian manufacturing segment” He added, “Our focus is to empower Indian manufacturers and marketers with handy tools that drive a positive impact on crucial business metrics. We recently launched a sales tech product that aids an executive during their pitch using AR to demonstrate and capture real-time behavioral data and machine learning to suggest improvements in the process.”
Tridiv Das & Satish Kumar Leading the movement for a green and healthy living
When it comes to thinking about the environment, the word INNOVATION comes ﬁrst as a solution! A passionate duo Mr. Tridiv Das, Founder, and Mr. Satish Kumar, Co-Founder at Green Factor are on a mission to deliver innovative sustainable solutions to humankind to make our planet more habitable for many more years to come, and also create an eco-system for people to thrive even during adversities. “Our planet can be habitable for another thousand years, provided humankind can make necessary changes. During the changes, humanity will have to go through several adversities in the short and long-term.” Green Factor’s sole purpose is to enable humankind to overcome these adversities. Green Factor is a For-Proﬁt, Enterprise which beliefs in making humanity thrive in a balanced and sustainable ecosystem. We are the catalyst in making available the most important resources required for humanity to ﬂourish – Air, Food, Water, and allied Lifestyle products and experiences, through sustainable development, at an acceptable price, at all times. Green Factor as the name suggests –stands for growth and sustenance for all humans on this planet. Their board and team members have always trusted and worked towards the brand’s purpose of “Making New Possibilities for Life” and objective of delivering more at a great value. So when you have a very simple business preposition it is not diﬃcult for the teams to follow and achieve it. And when you are doing the right thing everything falls into place. 68
Mr. Ruhan Rajput
The farsighted innovator pioneering technology in 2020 Mr. Ruhan Rajput, who is the Director at Enifolge technologies, is pioneering in Patent and IPR market research solutions. Their sole is to maintain and secure intangible products, i.e. ideas, patents, trademarks, goodwill, etc. There is a major concern growing in the world related to the safety of intangible assets as they are the most valuable asset to any company, ﬁrm, etc. Ruhan Rajput and his company oﬀer latest and high-quality solutions to protect the same and that too with the utmost level of safety and standards. They are a well-known and established ﬁrm which has gained respect and status as one of the pioneers in IPR and Patent market research. Einfolge Technologies is a global leader in Patent & IPR market research solutions with a singular mission to protect the intangible assets and to improve the performance of leading corporations, law ﬁrms and research institutions. In Einfolge, they provide high-quality, customized and cost-eﬀective intellectual property research, business research and market research solutions to serve organizations of all sizes and have become a trusted partner to global organizations including Fortune 500 companies, SMEs, Consulting ﬁrms, Law ﬁrms, Innovation powerhouse and Research Centre. They have a strong team of Engineers, Management Graduates, Patent Analysts, Financial Analysts, and Science Scholars & Certiﬁed Data Analysts in various technology domains including software, semiconductor, networking, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and pharmaceuticals, Medical, Biotech and Business Research who have been the alumni of the best of institutes. 69
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RM Applications Sdn. Bhd Your trusted technology partner RM Applications Sdn. Bhd. (RMA) is a MSC Status boutique software company based out of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). RMA is founded by a group of experienced professionals with a thought “Why it can’t be done”. This is where the journey of RMA begins to venture into development oh bespoke solutions. RMA is driven by passion and vision to strive for excellence by delivering comprehensive and customer-oriented solutions. Their team, RMATEs is passionate about new technologies, new ideas and new ways of thinking and continuously upgrading solutions to serve their customer needs eﬀectively in digital payments, data management and analytics landscape. Remittance & Payment, Data Management (Developing Bespoke Data Marts for Basel 3, IFRS9, ALM, FTP Reporting), Analytics and Regulatory Reporting is part of RMA's larger vertical focusing on provide bespoke solutions in the areas of Domestic & Cross Border Payments and bespoke DataMart development. This solution addresses the pain points, niche requirements, seamless integration, which at times can't be addressed through oﬀ the shelf solutions. RMA believes in collaboration and is also working with leading solution providers i.e. Localization and integration of Partners’ Solutions such as Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS), MongoDB, Unscramble etc. In addition Mr Lokesh Gupta, Co-Founder at RMA, has been attached to the Financial Technology Sector for around Eighteen Plus years. He is having rich experience in Conventional and Islamic Banking Domain as a TechnoFunctional and specializes in Data Management, Remittance, Payments and Solutioning for bespoke solutions. He has always been passionate about creating long-term value for the customer, especially in the Financial Technology Solution space.
Dimentrix Swift and Precise Founded in 2007, Dimentrix Technologies is a privately held company that specializes in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, catering to multiple business segments. Dimentrix’s driven by passion team is making eﬀorts to empower businesses digitally under the innovative vision of Mr. Vikram Roopchand, CTO. Behind the long-standing success of any business always there is a team. Dimentrix also has achieved a lot with the hard and smart eﬀorts of its workforce. Mr. Vikram says, “When I started my company, I built a team that shared my vision.” Like any other start-up, their start-up has a tremendous amount of work, long working hours, and the up-and-down roller coaster ride, which can only be achieved when the entire team pushes hard to accomplish deadlines or goals and reach milestones together. Their tenacity and persistence motivate him to do more. In the last two years, Dimentrix’s DeepInsight has come to help a diverse set of organizations of all sizes and industries. With DeepInsight, they have been able to discover insights hidden in data for strategic opportunities or threats, predict and forecast patterns from their data with what-if scenario analysis, accelerate decision making, and instantly enable insights into actions with near real-time collaboration. 70
By providing algorithmic suites for ambitious businesses with the help of Big Data analytics, M76 Analytics has created a unique place in the technology landscape. M76 Analytics is a niche business algorithm company providing applicable analytics support for direct consumption of Senior Business Leaders. After working for two decades in the ďŹ eld of Big Data Analytics, Mr. Jai Mrug, Founder and CEO of M76 Analytics, identiďŹ ed the crucial levers missing in the traditional Big Data software products. M76 Analytics sees a hunger in business leaders to change this world. It is a team driven by the inspiration derived from their vision. It is them M76 Analytics serves, and it is for them they built Mego, a simple Do It Yourself Big Data Analytics Framework that brings back the dexterity of planning to Business leaders. With Mego, Business leaders can do all the Big Data Analytics necessary for them, from a simple demand sensing to entire logistics planning, without any training in Big Data Analytics. The library of thought tools is designed by Jai himself, with his extensive experience as Psephologist, Big Data and Business strategy consultant. The tools are robust to ever-evolving business anomalies. M76 Analyticsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; value system is one of the factors that played a vital role in the growth of the company. Speed in execution, transparency in knowledge sharing, provides their clients a sense of security and trust that now; they can themselves turn Big Data into revenues.
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