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  1. 1. Volume 10 No. 2 March - April 2015 Rs. 100/- Or US $ 5 JLQBAL Your Window To The Tech World - Indiasoft - CES 2015 - Internet of Things - NIIT for 8 Ben. ' . . er I / I N . ‘$3 ° I . ~ Readers: Our Most Preious Asset &/ i ‘ 4’ J p
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  3. 3. Dear Friends The world of consumer electronics has changed drastically from normal TVs, desktop PCs, personal music players, giant speakers, huge but sturdy mobiles to ultra HD TVs, 3D TVs, tablets, drones, robots, healthcare and wearable devices, gaming, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality and certainly well-connected cars as well as driverless cars. This was quite visible at 2015 International CES that presented some of the best innovations. Spanning over 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space across Las Vegas in various venues — convention halls and hotel suites the 2015 CES wrapped as the largest show in history with 3,600 exhibitors attracting 170,000 industry professionals, including more than 45,000 from outside the U. S. The 2015 CES featured technology breakthroughs and product launches across the technology ecosystem, drawing the world’s attention to innovation from driverless cars and 3D printers to life-saving body monitoring systems and connected homes. CES keynotes and Panel featured top executives from Samsung, Intel, Daimler AG, Audi, Ford, Cisco, Comcast, Condé Nast, Fox, Google, McDonald’s, MediaLink, The Walt Disney Company etc. One of India’s largest annual IT shows and networking events with a distinct focus on the small and medium sector, Indiasoft again provided an opportunity to over 150 exhibitors to seek business from 400 + delegates from 50 + countries. Organized by the Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) and promoted by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India Indiasoft showcases India’s innovative IT products and the cutting edge IT solutions. The event kick started with the signing of 3 MoUs between: ESC and Chamber of Commerce Industry, Poland; ESC and India-Brazil Chamber of Commerce, Brazil; and ESC and ICT association of Nepal. On the sidelines of Indiasoft the Skolkovo Foundation, the strategic development institution of the Russian govemment, and ESC announced the setting up of an information technology cluster in Moscow, among other measures, to boost investments of Indian IT companies in Russia. The Intemet of Things is the latest, greatest new buzzword du jour and every major technology company, industrial manufacturer, big retailer and health industry player has declared the IoT to be the next big thing. IoT is projected to become a $19 trillion industry by 2020 and iconic companies such as Cisco, Samsung, Apple, Gooogle—owned smart thermostat maker Nest, GE, IBM and HP have all made IoT an integral part of their new business offerings. Gartner estimates that the IoT will include 26 billion units installed by 2020, and by that time, IoT product and service suppliers will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion, mostly in services. The IoT dominated CES this year. It featured the largest ever showcase of products, services and technologies that make up the IoT, with more than 900 exhibitors sharing innovations that hamess the power of the network to connect everyday devices. The Sensors Marketplace highlighted one of the key technologies that is enabling the IoT. Exhibitors included eyeSight Mobile Technologies, Logbar and QuickLogic Corp. In addition, the Smart Home Marketplace showcased a smarter, more efficient home accelerated by smartphones and tablets interacting with a myriad of connected objects and devices, from basic security systems to connected lighting systems. Some of the prominent exhibitors included Bosch, Lowe’s, Konnect Labs, iDevices, Muzzley and Blinksight among many others. But it was Samsung that was most talked about. . ' I '- , ‘. §‘: ‘ “‘ X . —> / . Wr . -. _ . , . , ~; . . _. . _ ~ LL Chcmdragupta Amritkar Editor chandraguptaa@hotmail. com Editor - Chandragupta Amritkar, Managing Editor - Varsha, Design - Manoj Durgam, Prepress by Parvanda Graphics Pvt. Ltd. Contact — Global Technologies, B—70l, Customs Colony, Military Rd, Marol, Andheri(E), Mumbai—400 059, India. Phone - 91-22-29252569, Mobile - 9223419060 / 9224339001 e-mail: globalfeatures@lycos. com / globalfeatur'es@rediffmail. com Annual Subscription Rates - India: Rs. 600; Overseas: US$ 60 (Rates include airmail charges). Printed and Published by Chandragupta Amritkar on behalf of Global Features B-70], Customs Colony, Military Rd, Marol, Andheri(E), Mumbai—400 059 and Printed at Sumangal Press Pvt. Ltd. "Sumangal" G-8 Cross Road “A", Near Marol Bus Depot, MIDC, Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400 093. Global Technologies makes all efforts to ensure that the information published is correct and reliable. However the publication holds no responsibility for any inadvertent errors, commissions or opinions expressed. Mar — Apr 2015 Global Technologies
  4. 4. The wizardry and consistently impressive capabilities of new electronics products mean that demand never wanes for the latest gadgets, all of which go on offer at Hong Kong's massive industry trade fair in April Beeps, whirs, blasts of music, explosive game~playing and gasps of amazement all form part of a steady soundtrack at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition), scheduled for 13-16 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors make this event one of Asia's leading trade fairs. . :'§‘.5fl. '-! —--- -- . ~ _ ‘Hui: r . . l c cmmm. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the fair presents every imaginable kind of electronics products and service, from audio-visual items, communications devices, branded electronics, eco-friendly products, navigation systems and new inventions all the way to designs, packaging, testing, inspections or certification services. The exhibitors, from dozens of countries or regions worldwide, and who totalled 2,764 at last year's event offer everything that global buyers can imagine and much more too. atlges lure Fair-liners --32.‘. .'-' ' . j -i ' — Despite the fair's immense size, most buyers, I ‘“ 5 : ' including those from long-established markets like the US and Western Europe, or from high-growth emerging markets such as the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Poland and Colombia, easily find the new products most pertinent to their particular needs because organisers create a series of specialised zones. For example, one theme pavilion focuses on far-infrared-rays technology, another on metal parts and components and a third on new inventions, specifically the latest ideas ready to convert into commercial realities. Amazing F“? ' Hundreds of stylish, cutting~edge and top—of-the—line brand—name devices appear in the elegant setting of the Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, among the many major exhibit categories elsewhere at the fair are 3D printers, baby technology, intellectualproperty businesses, digital imaging, accessories, gaming, fitness and beauty gadgets, healthcare electronics, home appliances, in-vehicle electronics, office gear, personal electronics, security products, smart-home advances and wearable electronics.
  5. 5. Eff « , : , .—; ,._. r The Small-Order Zone, strategically placed inside one of the venue's busiest entrances, offers thousands of products specifically intended for buyers keen to place orders of only five-to-1,000 items at a time. Many traders sourcing for diverse markets prefer to place small, but frequent, orders and so focus much of their attention on the S02. A series of informative seminars, led by industry experts, and other special events allow the fair participants to network, compare strategies, swap industry analysis and collect market intelligence. In many cases, the fair organiser assists in the deal-making processes by arranging one-on-one buyer~sel| er meetings. Networking and business opportunities multiply even further as another large event, the HKTDC international ICT Expo, focused on information, communications and technology, takes place concurrently at Halls 3F-G. Product categories: - 3D Printing - Healthcare Electronics - Audio Visual Products ~ Home Appliances - Baby Tech - i»Wor| d - Business of IP - In-Vehicle Electronics & Navigation Systems - Critical Components - Invention Zone - Digital Imaging - Eco-Friendly Products - Electronic Accessories - Office Automation & Equipment - Packaging & Design - Personal Electronics - Electronic Gaming - Security Products - Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) - Smart Home - Electronic Parts, Components and - Telecommunications Products P'°d”m°" TeCh”°'°9V - Testing, Certificate and - Entertainment World Inspection Services - Exhibitor's Showroom - Trade Services - Fitness and Beauty ° Wearable Electronics Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) Fair Dates: 13-16 April 2015 (Monday—Thursday) Register now for Free Admission and save HKS100! - Web: www. hktdc. com/ ex/ hkelectronicsfairse/12 - Wap: wvvw. hktdc. com/ vvap/ efse/ 'l'119 - App: HKTDC Mobile Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre lE"p° Drive‘ W3“ Chat H°"9 K°"9 Know more about travelling incentives and hotel sponsorship pacliages, please contact: Tel: (91 22) 4333 6333 I Fax: (91 22) 4333 6363 Email: mumbai. consu| tant@hktdc. org Admission: For trade visitors aged 18 or above only. (Admission fee is HK$100 per person)
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  9. 9. enlisting an individual in the scheme might work out to be cheapest in the world. While similar ID card program in the UK cost Pound 150 per indi- vidual, in India it entailed only Rs 100 (1 Pound) only. It could even work out to be cheaper, when the project gets completed, ” said Sharma. Referring to the financial inclusion programs being launched by the government, Sharma men- tioned that the high mobile phone penetration would be used to reach out the target group. ’ - “India has over 950 million mobile phones. Since the PC and broad and penetration are not very high, mobile texting would be used for reaching out the target group to inform them about their bank balances and other facilities like direct sub- sidy transfer etc. At the same time, every effort will be taken to increase the quality broadband penetration. India would have 250,000 touch points connected with optical fiber , wherein every person would have access to the net, ” said Sharma. Nalin Kohli, Chairman, Organizing Committee, Indiasoft referred to the steady growth in India’s software and services exports, which is estimated to touch US 86 billion this year, “Year after year, this amount is increasing. Also, a new cusp of IT revolution is sweeping across the country, wherein the exports thrust was accompanied by increased IT spend domestically. This would have a huge impact on the manufacturing sector, educa- tion, govemance etc. ” said Nalin Kohli. He traced the growth of IT software and services in India and the role played by the ESC in facilitating the exports from a few millions in l980’s to close to US$ 100 billion. He assured that the ESC and Indiasoft would continue to give a proactive leader- ship to IT companies in the country. J K J adoo, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govemment of India said that the IT sector would emerge as a one trillion dollar worth segment by 2025 and India would be home to over 1000 cutting edge tech- nologies. He said that four focus regions were identified for augmenting IT - exports, such as CIS, Africa, ASEAN and Latin America, which are the emerging mar- kets for software and services. Oceanic - l ' countries like Aus- ' ' r tralia provided ‘A immense opportuni- “ 0 ties for Indian IT companies besides Vinod Sharrria; the traditional mar- Mar — Apr 2015 ‘ « - I. 45 . - V7 -. £—o‘3': ’.“"' I-_-£3;‘f. '£r-"fl -.1 kets like the US, UK and Germany. He also referred to India’s effort to open up customized supply chains, which could rake in a huge export demand. Vinod Sharma, Chairman, ESC said that the Indiasoft platform continued to grow faster in its stature and importance. Presently, it has emerged as one of the most popular platforms for small and medium IT companes in India to transact global businesses with the least cost. An IT cluster in Moscow On the sidelines of Indiasoft the Skolkovo Foundation, the strategic development institution of the Russian gov- ernment, and ESC announced the setting up of an informa- tion technology cluster in Moscow, among other meas- ures, to boost investments of Indian IT companies in Rus- sia. Talking at the event D K Sareen said, ”Areas like R&D, development of complex products and solutions should merit the attention of both countries not only for each others requirements but for third country exports. ” ESC had invited 15 Skolkovo startups to take part in Indiasoft- 2015. Chief executives of top Russian IT companies expressed their desire to increase investments in the country to proactively help accelerate the Digital India programme. ESC had signed an agreement with Skolkovo in December last, during the official visit to India of Russian President Vladimir Putin, to promote Indian IT companies in interna- tional markets. The agreement provides for exchange of information to help set up joint venture startups looking to enter both Russian and Indian markets, promotion and networking for companies, as well as holding innovation-related events in both countries, to promote joint innovative proj- ect technologies, products and services in international markets. Global Technologies EIIBIII IIEIIIEIM
  10. 10. Finally a B2B Indian electronics manufacturing event hen I first Vinod Sharma, Chairman, ESC and MD Deki Electronics a couple of years back he had expressed a desire to have an exclusive electronics event in India on similar lines to the much successful Indiasoft. I was surprised as Sanjiv Narayan, Ex—Chairman ESC and MD SGS Tekniks Manufactur- ing had also expressed a similar desire 7 years back. “India’s strength in software is well known but some how on the hardware front we have been defensive. From our side we are trying to help our industry colleagues by having this B2B show. Many may not even be aware that as per Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index 2013 prepared by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd Global Manufacturing Industry Group and the Council on Competitiveness, India ranks 4th and will acquire 2nd position in the by 2018. India has set benchmarks in the interna- tional market with respect to quality in manufacturing. The coun- try is currently second only to Japan in hosting companies award- ed for quality excellence, ” said Vinod Sharma. Finally crystalising their dreams the first ever exclusive B2B meet between the Indian electronics manufacturing / traders with Intemational buyers will take place from March 26th and 27th at Eros Hotel in New Delhi. “It was much needed. Over the years I foresee it becoming a flagship event for our industry. In the first year I expect the finished products to have an edge, but over the years as developed countries also start visiting the show there will be demand for components and EMS. We are basically using this show for imagebuilding and displaying our worldclass EMS facility, ” said Sanjiv Narayan. The inaugiral event will witness participation by some of the India’s top companies in the field of - EMS, Consumer Electron- ics, Medical Electronics, Electronic Components, Industrial Electronics & lab equipments and Telecom & computer hard- ware. India is well recognized for its R&D hubs, design and engineer- ing services and ESDM. The hardware companies are expecting the government to understand their problems and make industry friendly policies. “The major issue being that India is not ready to manufacture anything at zero tariff, The government needs to do something on this. Though we are pleased that in this budget the exemption granted to goods and raw materials from Special Addi- tional Duty (SAD), which are imported for the manufacture of Global Technologies (7.7 ITA bound items (barring populated printed circuit boards), will go a long way in promoting manufacture of electronic items in the coun- try. Also, it is proposed that SAD will be reduced on import of certain other imports and raw materials, subject to actual user conditions, ” said Vinod Sharma. Though this is the first event ESC is expecting to make it an annual affair. “I am sure it will finally evolve into a global event like Hong Kong electronics show or the Korean and Taiwan show where international buyers will put India also on their agenda, ” said Sanj iv Narayan. Agreeing with Sanjiv Narayan, Vinod Sharma further added, “We plan to move this show across the country to major electron- ics related cities like Pune, Bangalore, Chennai etc. Apart from that we will be having seminars with world class speakers. ” List of Exhibitors Adit Infratel Pvt Ltd Ahuja Radios Ambrane India Private Ltd Arise India Ltd Champion Computers and Mobiles Communication Systems Inc Compucare India Deki Electronics Ltd Dixon Technologies (India) Ltd Elin Electronics Ltd EMI Solutions Pvt Ltd EOS Power India Pvt Ltd G P Tronics Pvt Ltd Genus Power Infrastructures Limited Mahalaxmi Engineering Matrix Comsec Pvt Ltd N S Enterprises Perfect Team Engineers Pvt Ltd Premier Radio Pulraj Electronics Pvt Ltd Realty Automation & Security Systems Pvt Ltd Samriddhi Automations Pvt Ltd Securinex Inc Sensegiz Technologies Pvt Ltd SGS Tekniks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd. Softland India Ltd Sounddlane Inc SunSource Energy Pvt Ltd Telematics4u Services Pvt Ltd Tesca Technologies Pvt Ltd Vardhaman Technology Pvt Ltd Sanjiv Narayan Mar - Apr 2015
  11. 11. ’""~w fa‘ ’ 'J_‘_, i . li_'l. li. l l. .1.' . I Businesses around the world are facing different challenges that shape the way they operate. In the past, business could be planned along geographic factors or specific customer segments, whereas today's business must be down to each customer. Utilising ICT technologies is becoming a critical success factor for all businesses. As a leading international event and one of the signature events of the Intemational IT Fest 2015, the HKTDC International ICT Expo (ICT Expo) offers businesses from different industries a variety of ICT solutions, helping them to optimise their operations, enhance their efficiency and drive more sales. In 2014, the ICT Expo featured more than 600 exhibitors and 31,000 trade visitors from around the world. “Start-ups" is a new theme highlighted at the ICT Expo in 2015. Major activities surrounding this new theme include the “start—up Comer" set up by the Office of Government Chief Information Officer to showcase local start-ups. Tenants and incubatees nurtured by start—up incubators including Cyberport and Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation will put their projects on show. “Apps Zone" is another highlight that brings together young mobile apps developers in the region. The ICT Expo is also well-attended by overseas start-ups from Australia, Canada, the Chinese mainland, India, Korea and New Zealand. Indeed, it provides an excellent platform for start-ups to exchange their ideas with business visitors s, from around the world, including _’y potential clients, partners and ' even investors. V : r7 il. l . ,I1 . — -. r _ l. ‘~[: "’ Visitors can also find suitable solutions to meet their business development needs through special zones: Apps Zone Business Apps on Cloud & Mobile Computer & Peripherals Digital Marketing & E-Commerce E-Logistics Si Retail Technologies Enterprise Solutions & IT Outsourcing Home-grown Innovations Smartphone & Tablet Start-up Corner m Telecom, Network & Data Centre Trade Related Services wireless Technologies A series of special activities to help connecting visitors with quality ICT solution providers: ) The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2015 award winners showcase a wide range of outstanding products and services enabling a thorough understanding of the top ICT solutions available in Hong Kong; ) The SME IT Clinic offers you complimentary professional consultation services on ICT systems and solutions to help enhance business efficiency and maximise cost-saving results; ) Have a close-up view of exhibitors’ latest offers at the Exhibitors’ Forum; fi Networking events to build relationships and extend your business contacts; ) Informative seminars and conferences to provide market insights and a view of product and technological trends; fi Include special theme days to meet your needs. The 2014 Expo featured Mobile Apps, Social Media Bi Digital Marketing, Enterprise Solutions & Retail Technology, and Business Applications on Cloud; and I Grasp additional business opportunities at the concurrent HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition). The ICT industry today is extremely technology-driven, so it pays to keep up to date with the latest developments. Go online now and find out more about the Expo and a wide range of on-site services available at the fair’s website. Fiescziw/ e yew‘ FREE adrni: -;sior. baclijel Know more about travelling incentives and hotel sponsorship packages please contact HKTDC Mumbai Consultant Office: lb. r. l‘, v‘r11k>‘
  12. 12. ”Our biggest USP is our sharp focus on select industry segments like Travel 8: Transportation, BFSI, Distribution and Government” Since its inception how has the journey been for NIIT Technolo- gies? The genesis of NIIT Technolo- gies can be traced to its origins as the software arm of NIIT Limited which was founded as an education and training company. NIIT Technologies came into being in 2004 when it demerged from NIIT Ltd. At that time it was just another IT Services company in a landscape dominated by many scale players. We spent the next 4 years building strong specialization by focusing on a few select industry segments. This helped us com- pete effectively and grow our business to be a leading player in these segments. In 2008 the world experienced a global slow- down with the subprime crisis impacting financial institutions. There was a lot of vendor consolidation. By virtue of the special- ization that we built in segments like travel and insurance we were able to ride the crisis and come out strong. We built a gov- emment practice where the IT spend was not impacted by the slowdown and grew business in this segment. By blending organ- ic and inorganic growth initiatives, we added new and comple- mentary businesses to our umbrella and improved our global delivery model. Thereafter NIIT Technologies ushered in new methods of service delivery centered on selling lP—based products and solutions, platform—based services, SaaS, Managed Services, and utility—based pricing. Today we are embracing Digital services in a significant man- ner and embarked on a major culture change initiative across the organization to uplift service levels. This is articulated through an Global Technologies An IITian and a golf enthusiast Arvind Thakur, CEO and Joint MD, NIIT Technologies Ltd, has been for almost 30 years with NIIT and subsequently NIIT Technologies when it branched out has steered the company through thick and thin and is today considered a suc- cessful strategist in the ICT world. Infact he was conferred the prestigious global Gold Stevie award as Executive of the Year in the computer services category in 2012. To get an insight into its success story and its plans Global Technologies spoke with Arvind Thakur. Excerpts engaging service vision - ‘New Ideas, More Value’. The vision fosters a culture which promotes innovation and constantly seeks to find new yet simple ways to add value, What’s your USP? Which are the major industry verticals that you cater for? Our biggest USP is our sharp focus on select industry segments like Travel & Transportation, BFSI, Distribution and Govem- ment. We have a simple strategy, to “focus and differentiate”. This has enabled us to build deep domain understanding in indus- try specific platforms and create IP. The strategy across all our focus verticals remains the same i. e. build deeper specialization and compete on the strength of this specialization. Through our service vision “New Ideas, More Value” we are constantly inno- vating to provide exceptional value to our customers. Currently from which sectors do you generate the maxi- mum revenue? 37% of our overall revenues accrue from Travel and Trans- portation making it the biggest contributor to our revenues and segment where we have a strong presence. We are in the top 3 amongst our peers in this space by virtue of the deep domain knowledge and investments in technology platforms. Can you throw more light on your Travel and Transporta- tion vertical? In the Travel and Transportation vertical we have built a strong presence through years of experience, deep focus and expertise in the Airline, Travel Distribution, Surface Transport, Airports and Logistics space. The Company has been working on technology solutions that innovatively and cost—effectively enhance business productivity. These solutions and services address the business challenges of customers, helping them minimise operational costs and maximise efficiency through the effective use of Information Technology. We have moved the needle considerably in this vertical. For three years in a row (2008-2010) we were ranked No 1 in a sur- vey amongst all global outsourcers serving the Travel industry. This was published by the “Black Book of Outsourcing” which is the world’s largest independent survey on customer satisfaction with IT outsourcing. You also offer cloud and mobility services. Which are the potential sectors for these services? 10 Mar - Apr 2015
  13. 13. NIIT Technologies provides Enterprise Mobility solutions, Enterprise Mobile Device Management (MDM), and Enterprise Mobile Application Management, across industry verticals: Trav- el & Transportation, Banking & Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, Media and the Govemment. With its deep domain knowledge and technical mobility insight, NIIT Tech- nologies offers a powerful approach for determining and execut- ing a practical and useful mobility strategy to the enterprises. We provide end—to—end tailored services that deliver key Cloud bene- fits to the customers across our focused verticals. The Company works closely with its customers to understand their business needs and deliver business agility, scalability, and flexibility, in a robust and secure environment. Can you elaborate on some of your ambitious projects? There are quite a few including — Digital transformation of a leading US based limousine Company; Transformation of Cargo Handling at one of the world’s busiest cargo hub; Setting up and operating Asia’s first multi-airport Airport Operations Control Centers (AOCC) to run 10 airports; Complete ownership of infra- structure, process and platform to deliver services to a US based media conglomerate in a transaction mode. How big is your network — domestic and International? We are a global IT solutions organisation addressing the requirements of clients across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We are present across 18 countries serv- icing over 200 clients. How do you view competition? What steps do you take to counter it? The competitive landscape has big companies and specialist companies. Our business philosophy is to be the best and be big enough, in contrast to be the biggest and just be good enough. We compete on the strength of our specialization derived from our strategy to “focus and differentiate”. Specialization provides us with the ability to deliver exceptional value to our customers which drives growth, Exceptional value is created through our deep understanding of the industry and our customers business, investments in IP, and a culture which promotes new ideas & more value. These are some of the factors which give us the edge. Our industry has grown on the strength of a proposition which essentially has been around cost arbitrage. Customers today are looking beyond cost benefits and seeking business value from Mar — Apr 2015 their technology partners. Implication of this for our teams is move beyond given specifications and doing what they are told to do well, to identifying opportunities for value add. This requires a fundamental shift in mindset and we are proactively investing in an organization wide education program to create this culture which is driven by an engaging service vision of “New Ideas. More value”. What are your expansion plans? Do acquisitions feature in them? We have 4 priorities for expansion in the current fiscal 1. With the economy showing signs of recovery the company has put renewed emphasis in expanding its business in the US. To this effect it had engaged a global adviser to put in place the right framework and practices to drive its full potential in the geography. 2. We see Infrastructure Management Services as a significant growth engine and have carved out this business as a separate business unit to give it the right focus. 3. We have an opportunity to assume a leadership position in Travel & Transportation segment and we are focussed on a sig- nificant number of large deals in this sector. 4. Offerings around Digital Services have been created to service the enterprise of the future. Going forward we’ll continue to build strong specialization in the industries we serve which would include inorganic initia- tives to acquire appropriate assets which will strengthen our position in these sectors. Is your company involved in CSR activities? Our CSR engagement has three key elements; education, employability and employee engagement. The company supports NIIT University, a not for profit institution with a view to provide quality education for meritorious students. Core principles of the university evolve around it being industry linked, technology based, research driven, and seamless. Seamlessness is an all per- vasive concept which manifests itself across the curriculum, aca- demics, regulation, and external linkages which include sustain- ability and care for the environment. Education in any form sup- ports employability. Among the many projects involving employ- ee engagement one such project taken up is the rag pickers proj- ect, where our staff is helping mobilise and provide basic literacy to children in the age group of 6-10 years from the rag pickers community. Global Technologies
  14. 14. l l-II! I!l'-Ir’ ~, ‘iIIlr"'/ C :2‘ till 1‘. E‘ ta. re: the feed 4’ W. I. . _ 3"/ '4 l ‘ ‘ " g , ll ‘:7 »_ _____ l l, ‘.‘- ' i ~ l . In . ’ "p ‘ " i ‘ fl 1 . _ )4 __ l L .4. , , ’Vl “rr'IVK, . J: .r‘ Unn1qnn, .d , ‘ 1 Sy‘)Tl’l1"r 1‘ A T, -Tl ' 3 1“ -. »-‘E. Spanning over 2.2_mi| lion square ‘feet of exhibit space across Lasivegas in various venues — convention halls and hotel suites, 2015 International CES presented some of the best innovations Chandragupta Amritkar reports from Las Vegas. world of consumer electronics has changed drastically from normal TVs, desktop PCs, personal music players, giant speakers, huge but sturdy mobiles to ultra HD TVs, 3D TVs, tablets, drones, robots, healthcare and wearable devices, gaming, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality and certainly well- connected cars as well as driverless cars. The crowds have also increased, hotels more expensive, long queues for taxis and even for the complimentary shuttles provided by organisers, the long hours of press events and joumalists filing stories from press rooms, expo floors or even sitting on carpets and any place where Wi—Fi connections are accessible. The show has grown bigger and more impossible to cover as now its spread its tentacles to more venues across the city. Many visitors expressed their displeasure at the inconvenience to move across the venues and time consumed due to traffic woes. But all said and done they were pleased as this year there were plenty of cool new stuff, ideas and innovations. They heard from tech lead- Tn the last nine years since I have been attending CES, the Global Technologies [iii ers about the connected and driverless cars, future of robotics, virtual reality and wearable tech and witnessed launches of 20,000 + products. The 2015 CES wrapped as the largest show in history with more than 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space featuring more than 3,600 exhibitors attracting 170,000 industry profes- sionals, including more than 45,000 from outside the U. S. “This CES vastly exceeded our expectations. The show inspired and likely gave almost every attendee a sense that inno- vation will provide solutions to a range of global issues from the environment and agriculture to transportation, health and safety, ” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “CBS is the center of convergence among content, services and products, combining to create amazing new technologies to improve our lives and entertain us. It’s been incredible to see thought leaders from many diverse communities come together for cross industry collabora- tion. ” The 2015 CES featured technology breakthroughs and product Mar - Apr 2015
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  16. 16. (3 | 'I! I!li-Ii‘ ¢Iu: m"/ launches across the technology ecosystem, drawing the world’s attention to innovation from driverless cars and 3D printers to life-saving body monitoring systems and con- nected homes. This year’s show featured three venues — Tech East, Tech West and C Space at ARIA. The show included a record number of startups. Innovators show- cased the latest across categories like automotive electron- ics, personalized health care solutions, unmanned vehicles, connected devices, 3D printers, gaming. The International CES, which serves as a proving ground for innovators, big and small, featured 375 startup companies, up from 220 last year. Mara Lewis, CEO and co-founder of Stopped, said, “There is no better place I’d launch a startup. ” CEO of Peak Ventures, Larry Richen- stein, explained the business power of CES by stating, “There is no better place than CES to discover early stage companies in CE and related areas, and to leam the latest trends in technology. ” CES keynotes and Panel CES featured top executives from Samsung, Intel, Daimler AG, Audi, Ford, Cisco, Comcast, Condé Nast, Fox, Google, McDon- ald’s, MediaLink, The Walt Disney Company etc. Samsung President and CEO of Consumer Electronics Boo- Keun Yoon explored the implications of a fully connected world powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) during his visionary preshow keynote which he called “science fact, ” not science fic- tion. He highlighted several scenarios of life made easier, health- ier and more efficient because of IoT connectivity, including TVs that automatically pause when you leave the room, wearables that monitor brain waves to track biometric data and music systems that seamlessly transition from your home speakers to your head- phones. “The Internet of Things is about people, not things, ” he emphasized. By 2017, Yoon said, 90 percent of all Samsung devices will be IoT-enabled; by 2020, all Samsung devices will be connected to the IoT. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the Board, Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, took the keynote stage and dis- cussed the car of the future, saying that, “Mercedes aims to devel- op truly superhuman autonomous driving ability” before he unveiled the company’s new concept car F 015. The concept car of the fiiture, according to Zetsche, can drive itself, has seats that can swivel to face each other, and possesses a computerized brain to watch pedestrian traffic. The aim of the concept car is space, time and privacy with the interior featuring gesture and eye track- ing control with free floating driving instruments. Zetsche did admit that there are legal hurdles ahead such as liability in the case of an unavoidable accidents, but said those are “industry issues that we must resolve with a joint effort. ” He further explained that “quality time and private space will be the true lux- ury items of the future, ” and that these concepts will help us to achieve “the dream of freedom and mobility. ” Disrupt or be Disrupted Keynote, moderator David Kirk- patrick, founder, host and CEO, Techonomy, led a wide-ranging conversation on the Internet of Things (IoT), data security and business practices that foster innovation. Panelists John Cham- Global Technologies ¢*—7D-‘T . «/ Mar — Apr 2015
  17. 17. H! I!l3-Ir‘ -‘iI! lr"/ "“‘; “‘-3-: -_-’T'_’_' ty is not in making marketing claims or being in a race for the first autonomous car on the road, ” said Fields. “Our , _ / ‘Z priority is in making the first Ford autonomous vehicle ' , / " , accessible to the masses and truly enhancing customers’ , _ " ' _ lives. -I V, , _ ~ ‘ ‘ I V 7 Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich said 2015 will l ‘ ‘ i - ‘ mark the next technology consumer wave. “We’re moving ‘ / f T_ from a two-dimensional world to a three-dimensional , 2 ll ' ’ J . - i ' world, ” said Krzanich. “This additional dimension will . g, / l '3 change how we experience computing. ” In citing three 8 “V; -.. ‘V ,1 ‘J _‘ / , specific forces that will shape this next wave — Computing ‘ I’ ‘fl , ’ ' Unleashed, Intelligence Everywhere and The Wearable “ '~ ‘ I Evolution — Krzanich touted Intel innovations such as Real l ‘ V - Sense, which can interpret depth, True Key, with recogni- -¢«. _ ‘ V tion capability that eliminates need for passwords, and the ‘ KS: -3:‘ ‘ii ‘ Curie wearable, which can identify different sporting bers, chairman and CEO of Cisco; Neil Smit, president ' ‘t: ;|"“l ‘If _ ' 1 ~ ' ff _ P . "5 j. and CEO of Comcast Cable; and Wemer Struth, chairman Fq, , mi , “ “ ' , ' ,4 A of Robert Bosch LLC, spoke openly about the need to J’; ,‘» ‘ 7 5 ' ' 2 " ‘ innovate, reorganize and act nimbly as the IoT expands ’* ’, i 2:”; ‘ 711 45., ' and more of the world is digitized and connected. .1,‘ “ KI; - ‘ ‘ . V’ : _ '—". ' Mark Fields, president and CEO, Ford Motor Co. , '. ' I '- " _ , ‘ '3" X 3 announced Ford’s new Smart Mobility plan, which prom- fl" , ,_3 ’ ' '. ''x A ises to solve today’s global transportation challenges. The , ‘ ' ‘ 0‘ plan will leverage today’s connectivity, mobility and big , L data to operate 25 experiments around the world. Through Ford’s open source hardware and software, OpenXC, developers will be able to help Ford create solutions that ‘ provide a better customer experience, more flexible user- . ‘ ‘ ship models and social collaboration. “Even as we show- ~ u I ‘ i. /mi ' '~, .~ 4, r__ _'. V . , . , , ... ., , I-. , case connected cars and share our plans for autonomous , -. . _r t _ vehicles, we are here at CES with a hi her u ose, ” said r ‘ ‘V’ ' / _ ; .‘ 5 g prp . .-. I. /' ‘ cr. / . .. . .-.1 T/ La" J‘ activities. On-stage guests included HP’s Dion Weisler, 7,: ‘- executive vice president of Printing & Personal Systems, ‘:3 Ty . _.. who announced HP’s multi-jet fusion 3D printing will be “ Lt-‘V3’ ; powered by Intel’s processing; and Oakley CEO Colin 4.. 1 4,21,. ’ Baden. Numerous live demonstrations during the keynote I included an integrated Real Sense technology jacket that , ‘ _. provides physical cues for persons with visual disabilities ""‘ and a “game of drones” obstacle course with UAVs using 1» Real Sense to avoid the obstacles. Krzanich concluded by ,1‘ I, " discussing the importance of diversity and inclusion in . . / 4 technology, and announcing Intel’s creation of the Tech- ‘ nology and Diversity Initiative. ‘ _ v i The Future of Robotics SuperSession, presented by / ‘. Engadget, moderated by Michael Gorman, editor and V’ .4 / , - ‘ . chief, Engadget where panelists agreed robotics not only m K‘ A» A _ have the opportunity to touch people’s lives but the poten- tial to be life-changing as demonstrated in the session by an individual with complete paraplegia who was able to stand and walk while wearing an exosuit from Ekso Bionics. The Welcome to the Era of Personal Entertainment SuperSession, presented by Ericsson, addressed the fact that the linear episodic viewing expe- rience doesn’t cut it anymore, with viewers flocking to short- form, personalized, easily—shared and original content. The International CES 2016 will return to Las Vegas Wednes- day, January 6 through Saturday, January 9, 2016. Fields. “We are driving innovation in every part of our business to be both a product and mobility company — and, ultimately, to change the way the world moves just as our founder Henry Ford did 111 years ago. ” Fields also unveiled Ford’s future plans to develop the next-generation of firlly autonomous cars. The com- pany is currently testing Fusion Hybrid, a fully autonomous car that uses existing technology from Ford’s semi—autonomous cars and includes LiDAR sensors to sense objects and advanced algo- rithms to help predict vehicle and pedestrian traffic. “Our priori- Mar — Apr 2015 Global Technologies
  18. 18. Ad er I I ‘/ FIAT if/ L./2‘/ /l‘/ i . .€I7Z’i/ /Q 1 Go eco—friendly with Su-Kam solar solutions. Oll-Grid on-Grid solar Solutions - Uttar Pradesh New Energy Development Agency - National Hydroelectric Power , R0ofiop_ 0n_Grid and 0fi_Grid - Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency Corporation (NHPC) Solutions I: :,: ], - Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency - National Institute otTeacher‘s & _ , _ - GATES Institute of Technology Training Research ' : ‘m‘: t:'f0“‘1'3g €f; ::°“ ”°”‘ - Assam State Electricity Board - Assam Rifles - CREST (Punjab Engineering College) . Engineers india Limited - DC Home Lighting Solutions Su-Kam is an India-based power solutions provider which has been recognized as one of the top players in the Solar rooftop segment especially in the residential market as confirmed by Solar consulting firm Bridge to India. In an era of growing energy needs and rising concerns about the environment, Su-Kam offers a wide portfolio of solar products range from I00 Watts to I MW. This extensive range is suitable for the smallest residential home systems up to multi-megawatt power plants. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had appointed Su-Kam as its channel partner under its scheme on 'Off—Grid & Decentralized Solar applications‘ of JNNSM for undertaking Off—Grid projects. Su-Kam has conducted large scale Off—Grid and Grid-Tie solar installation projects across numerous sites in both India and abroad. In India, the company has installed solar systems in remote areas with the security forces in Assam Rifles regiment in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura; in deep forest areas of the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department; in Government buildings like the Raj Bhawan in ltanagar, Assam State Electricity Board; educational institutes like Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh, Shivalik Public School in Punjab, Loyola College in Chennai, Gates Institute in Andhra Pradesh, J. J Polytechnic in Trichi; at a numberof petrol pumps; in hospitals and nursing homes in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra; street lighting projects in Tamil Nadu and in industries like Ashok Leyland, to name a few. I n a I I t h e aforementioned projects, the c o m p a n y h a s reduced the site's requirement of e n e r g y f r o m conventional sources of energy to aImostO%I S u - K a m h a s undertaken a large number of solar projects overseas, some of them being installing solar solutions to power telecom towers in Afghanistan to aid the US army's needs, solar solution installation at schools, colleges, institutions, hospitals, industries, hospitals, industries, forests, street lights in African countries of Nigeria, Rwanda, Gabon, Malawi etc. , to name a few.
  19. 19. Build Operate Transfer (BOT) Su-Kam has started developing projects under Build Operate Transfer model; wherein it will install, operate and maintain the solar system of 250 KWs to I MW and beyond for a predetermined duration of 5—IO years after which the asset will be transferred back to the owner/ user. Powering sites of Assam Rifles ranging from 50 KWs -100KWs One of the landmark projects undertaken by the company is the Assam Rifles project. It required Su-Kam to supply, install, commission and maintain off-grid solar power plants ranging from 50 KWs — I00 KWs for Assam Rifles base in nineteen locations in North East India. These plants supply electricity to the base stations during the day and also provide 4-5 hours of backup in the night. Lohia Awas Project Su-Kam has undertaken this highly prestigious project to enable 40,000 rural households in UP to enjoy the benefits of electricity in their homes powered bythesun. Through this project, Su-Kam has provided employment and skill enhancement training to about 400 people at the grassroot level. India's first centralized solar street lighting project in Tamil Nadu Su-Kam has completed the installation for The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency's (TEDA) centralized street light project scheme. Through this project, Su-Kam has energized I2,000 street lights in village panchayats in over three years. Through this project, Su-Kam has provided employment and skill enhancement training to more than 400 people at the grassroot level. ‘_ n. ‘ . Ifiom 5% my/ ':arh www. su-kam. com - Toll Free No.180l]-102-4423 Solar Power Plant for Engineers India Limited (EIL), Gurgaon This plant is installed on the rooftop of R&D building of EIL, Gurgaon. As the area available for installation, of 90 KWp plant on the terrace of the newly constructed EIL building, was not sufficient, Su-Kam did a detailed engineering analysis and drew out a meticulous customized plan to accommodate the plant. This solution was delivered while meeting stringent quality, reliability and functional requirements. - w. : h. The state—of—the—art Grid Interactive Solar System shall generate over I.25 lakhs units of electricity per year thereby helping EIL save over Rs. IO lakhs in electricity consumption. This plant powers complete 3 floors of the building. Moreover, Su-Kam has devised SCADA which is a data logging system provided for remotely monitoring plant performance on a regular basis. Most Prestigious Solar Plant in an Educational Institute Su-Kam has installed the most prestigious solar power plant in an educational institute. This I MW plant is installed across I4 buildings of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, taking care of the college's power requirement during the day. Apart from these landmark projects, Su-Kam has many more success stories. It aims to extend the strength of solar power across the length and breadth of the country and beyond. ’ —*| I 1 T. -'c. *= ' tr e—*’ | RISU-Ham '_ I V J ‘ _ _ _ sum. . - * ' “’ -» --Io - [ _ P V noun _’_". ’:: — -0 U -: I _ 1- g
  20. 20. I Hlllli-Ii‘ -3il| li"'/ fri. r.i. <1 rr=1.i‘; iia I. I.L1‘@I DIES, ‘ ill 15 Done and over with another CES which was equally insane with much more walking across sprawling halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center and many other expo halls spread across the city hotels. But we were fortunate to witness some incredible piece of technology says Chandragupta Amritkar 3D-Printed Pizza and Cookies Believe it or not now you can feed ingredients like dough and chocolate into a machine and print yourself a pizza, chocolate, biscuit or cake ready to be placed in the oven. Just like a 3D print- y‘, j er but instead -- ' , of turning I plastic into 3D objects, ‘ the Food " Printer turns ' I ingredients into uncooked food. How- ever one _ , needs to bake the printed items before they can be consumed. Termed as Food Printer it can create various 3D shapes for common food items. XYZPrinting demonstrated the machine at CES 2015 and many visitors and journalists relished the pizzas and cookies. Roughly the size of an all-in-one printer the 3D food printer connects via USB to Windows 7 and 8 and Mac OSX systems. The food printer includes a 5-inch touch screen and prints out cookable food in layers ranging from .8 to 6.4 mm, with a maxi- mum print size of 7.8 in. by 5.9 in. by 5.9 in. Set to release later in 2015 at somewhere in the ballpark of $2000 (Rs. l,25,000/—). NASA is working on a similar 3D food printer that can be used on long—haul space flights, such as missions to Mars. Bionic Bird Of all the drones at CES the Bionic Bird caught my attention. There were plenty smartphone-operated drones at CES but the Bionic Bird was the coolest. Unlike other drones that use rotors and propellers the Bionic Bird looks like a bird, flaps its wings like a real bird - it flaps carbon fiber wings. Instead of a compli- cated remote control, the Bionic Bird is piloted by an iPhone or iPad app. The Bionic Bird has a Bluetooth radio inside and can be controlled with a smartphone. To charge it, you connect it via magnets to a white plastic egg. Its capable of stationary flight and Global Technologies qfi - ml‘; -r .9 -4 . ?4j/ ‘~ tr ix‘ — - V 5) C I -_ 7” P carry an on-board camera. It is promoted as the “world’s first smartphone controlled bird. ” It will be priced around $120. L_. "f. Sonys 4K projector Sony Electronics unveiled the new full 4K VPL-VW350ES projector at CES 2015. The VPL-VW350ES delivers a true 4K experience, offering four times the resolution of Full HD with a 4K native resolution (4,096 x 2,160). It uses Sony’s 4K SXRDTM panel technology to achieve high resolution images without compromising deep contrast and fast motion capabilities. It also incorporates Sony’s exclusive TRILUMINOSTM technol- ogy, an enhanced optical engine design which gives rich color reproduction offering pure, bold colors. This works in conjunc- tion with the projector’s 1,500 lumens brightness to engineer a wider color space for more vibrant tones and increased precision. Motionflow picture technology also delivers clearer images when watching fast-paced, sporting action. The projector uses a pow- ered 2.06x zoom lens with a wide shift range, which removes the requirement for additional platform extensions in ceiling mounts. It will be priced around $10,000. Mercedes-Benz F 015: Tomorrow’s smartcar In his 2015 CES keynote Head of Mercedes-Benz Dr. Dieter Zetsche unveiled the company’s concept car of the future: the F Mar - Apr 2015
  21. 21. 4/. 4 . ‘ 015 ‘Luxury in Motion. ’ With the F 01 5 , Mer- cedes-Benz likens the self-driving car to the evolution of the horse car- riage, where _ interior seats Ii. .. . , . . . . . " _ _ . . . . can swivel to face each other for optionally social purposes. Like a horse car- riage, Dr. Zetsche also says the car will always know where to go, just like the horse knows how to retum to its bam. Thanks to an unusual bodyshell that uses high-strength carbon- fiber, aluminum, and steels, the F 015 does away with B-pillars, meaning that the suicide doors provide a wide, uninterrupted access portal into the interior. Powered by a mix of high perfonn- ance batteries and hydrogen cells, the F0l5’s hybrid system promises a range of up to 1,100 km. The F 015 also has a bevy of sensors and radars to detect near- by motion. The vehicle even has color-coded LED lights on the front and back to let you know what the car is thinking. It can tell you whether or not it's in autonomous mode, or give pedestrians a heads-up when it's safe to cross. Touchscreens are not only built-in to the dash of the car, they're also embedded in the door panels, allowing passengers to set window privacy from within the car and other interior settings like music and temperature. It’s purely at concept stage and may take a decade or may never hit the market. —mg_g-—-g. -.—. .——-an ii -Q_, __ _4an. .. us‘; —-.4 ‘I our "* - is ‘ '5. “$3 . Sharp Aquos Crystal Sharp It's been ages since Sharp has come out with a mobile that will catch attention. But at CES Sharp announced a frameless smart- phone named AQUOS Crystal and it looks fantastic. This ground- breaking borderless display was named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree. With its sleek edge-to-edge display featuring a large 5" screen and a compact narrow body, the AQUOS Crystal is attractive to the eyes and feels well in the hand. Harrnan/ Kar- don LiveStage and Clari-Fi audio technologies bring music to life. It also features Direct Wave Receiver, making phone conver- Mar — Apr 2015 Hllllklr‘ -'ii! lr"/ sations - clearer than ever before— especially I in loud environ— ments. It ii: has a 8MP H rear—facing l and l.2MP front-fac- ing cam— ‘ ‘ _ T eras. The . T Night ' » Catch fea- ‘ #3 ture in the camera brightens both the subject and the background for those tricky nighttime shots. It has a 2,040mAh battery, 1.2GHz quad- core processor, l.5GB (RAM) and 8GB (ROM). Sony 4K Ultra HD TV Sony showcased a new ultra-thin with edge-to-edge viewing - its thinnest TV. The revolutionary floating style is virtually frameless and mounts flush to your wall. The new models range in size from 43 to 75-inches and include four new series and 10 new models. The new 4K Processor X1 was built to enhance color, con- trast and clarity while improving the streaming quality of images that 4K con- tent providers supply. The screens provide a 3,840 x 2,160 4K resolution and also include TRILUMI- NOS display to accu- rately reproduce shades of red, green and aqua blue. For the first time, these televisions will sup- port Google’s Android TV operat- ing system, making it 4 easy to stream video, function as a gaming device and provide enhanced features like voice-enabled searching through a remote equipped with a microphone. With access to Google Play, con- sumers can enjoy what they like to do on a smartphone or tablet, from their television. Sony’s new 4K Ultra HD TV line-up will enable access to over 1,300 blockbuster movies, hit TV shows and other 4K titles through partnerships with Video Unlimited 4K, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Ultraflix and Toon Goggles. Global Technologies I73‘.
  22. 22. I lilllli-Ii‘ -3il| lI"'/ Samsungs user-bendable TV In 2014 CES a bendable TV was showcased for the first time by Samsung and announced the TV as a concept. At 2015 CES Samsung unveiled a mammoth 105-inch model. The UNl05S9B TV with a huge 105-inch screen can curve at its owner's com- mand. The 21:9 aspect ratio makes the screen significantly wider than most TVs making it perfect for most blockbuster movies. A ->4 .1‘. -3 < A _< . r‘. ~ 3 A » if . I - ‘A curved screen arguably makes more sense for a wider display. Samsung said that it has refined the technology to fit the owner’s comfort. Press a button on the remote control and the screen bends the edges while a second button reverses process — making it normal. The TV can be bent in such a way that the curvature of the screen is changed without affecting the overall size of the set. To achieve this, only the back of the TV will expand or contract in size. Toshiba’s ChihiraAico Robo A humanoid communications robot named ChihiraAico was greeting media and visitors at Toshiba’s stand during CES. This "lifelike" robot could speak in English or Japanese, and even sing a song. As per Toshiba’s engineers ChihiraAico has been created to “achieve real heart-warrning communications with human-like facial expression and with any possible body language. ” The company claims that the android has the world's highest level of natural and realistic facial expressions and provides quick, silent V , , Global Technologies TOSHIBA , _.. .-——_- Lg lPneumz-tics Control 43 actuators Communication Android ‘ti (l . ‘I .3. ‘ and smooth body movements using 43 pneumatic actuators 4 15 in its face, 4 in its body and 24 in its shoulders and arms. The concept is part of Toshiba’s human smart community, which promotes smarter living with energy, healthcare and stor- age. So, ChihiraAico could be put to work as a healthcare profes- sional to assist the elderly or persons with disabilities, a service industry professional that will take your food order or even a cheerleader. One of the visitors expressed a fear that would it replace me in my job. Parrot's car infotainment systems Parrot RNB 6 an auto infotainment unit from Parrot has maps, voice controls, maintenance alerts, and it can stream and record video from any front and rear cameras you attach. Best part is that ' ' ' “’r‘— vf, ~ v-u v-5:--'5‘ . ’ . r. 1» I, ‘ _ 4 it willadd both CarPlay and Android Auto to ariy existing vehi-1 cle thus it will play irrespective of the next mobile being an iPhone or an anroid. The RNB6 is a two-DIN unit that comes with a 7-inch 720p "IPS Pro“ touchscreen, along with a 4 x 55- watt audio amplifier and a wired wide-angle 1080p dash cam. Parrot offers some presets for certain car models for you to down- load, and similarly, you can share your presets to help other RNB6 users. LGs 77-inch flexible OLED TV LG at 2015 CES unleashed seven new 4K OLED TVs featur- ing flexible and curved displays, But it was the EG9900, a 77- inch flexible 4K OLED TV, that attracted many visitors. The new LG television lets users adjust the angle of a TV screen with a remote control, switching the viewing from a flat screen to a Mar - Apr 2015 Fifi;
  23. 23. curved screen. The EG9900 will also include a 100W 4.1 Chan- nel speaker system with wireless subwoofer developed by Har- man/ Kardon, and deca-core processor for faster webOS perform- ance. According to LG, you can control the degree-angle of the display's curvature using the TV remote. The range of curvature takes into account the screen size and viewing distance, serving up an optimal viewing experience. As per Hyun—hoi 1-la, CEO of LG's Home Entertainment Company, LG's Flexible OLED TV is a product that has to be seen to be believed because it defies description. What curved is to flat, flexible is to curved. The Emotia Smart Belt Obesity is a big problem globally. We tend to overeat and allow our stomach to swell. The Emotia Smart Belt can be a solution to keep track of how much you eat and when to stop. This belt from from Paris-based startup Emiota adjusts to your belly size throughout the day tracking how much food you’ve eaten, how much exercise you’ve been doing and all other physi- cal activity through- out the day. It does this through an app that is connected to the in built gyroscope, accelerometer and a bunch of other sensors installed in the belt. It will slim and expand itself on your waist using built-in motors depending on if you're sitting down -- or if just ate way too much. It’s a new idea in the field of wearable tech. Mar — Apr 2015 World’s First Smartscooter Living in Mumbai is not easy. Congested and etemally dug up roads, population and pollution, too many non eco friendly vehi- cles emitting substantial CO2 among other toxic chemicals, petrol prices on the rise. Though eco-friendliness is the buzz word, its implementation is still a long way. But the Gogoro’s new Smartscooter - the world’s first high—perforrnance, zero emis- sions, two-wheeled electric vehicle built specifically for the world's most populated cities - will help solve this to a certain extent. The best part that I liked was the modu- lar battery-swapping infrastructure — where you don’t have to wait for don’t need to wait to refuel or recharge the Smartscooter instead just drop off the used batteries and get freshly charged ones. Its battery, which uses Panasonic's 18650-size automotive-grade lithium-ion energy cells, near field communication (NFC) and 256-bit encryption, forms part of a modular battery exchange network the company hopes will span the megacities of tomorrow. The so-called GoSta- tions will be built at strategic locations around urban centers where as per the company users can replace their depleted batter- ies in a six-second swap. In the long run there would be vending machine for batteries too. The scooter has a total of 30 sensors onboard, including gravi- ty, shock and ambient light sensors, synchronizing data across the app, battery, the GoStations and the scooter. These sensors are able to detect when a part gives out or if something goes awry on the vehicle. It also has always-on Bluetooth connectivity that pairs with a smartphone app, allowing users to customize various parts of the vehicle. Ultra lightweight and incredibly strong, Gogoro’s Aeroframe monocoque chassis is stamped out of racing grade aluminum that makes it stiffer, stronger, lighter and more responsive. The Smartscooter reaches perfect 50/50 balance when the rider sits. Global Technologies
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  26. 26. V W mno( Inn: (min u. .. : r. ~.. ... . I I New Zones at Electronics ‘ < Vii‘ 1,-’ ' air Substantial Indian presence at ICT Expo With over 30 Indian exhibitors seeking business opportunities on this side of the globe the Spring Electronics Fair, ICT Expo held in Hong Kong will be of great prominence. Global Technologies previews this all important event exhibitors and visitors than the Spring Electronics Fair held in Hong Kong more Indians attend Spring Electronics Fair as this has the ICT Expo running parallel to this event. This year is no exception as over 30 Indian exhibitors are participating under the aegis of Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC). ESC is considered to be India’s best Electronics and IT trade facilitation organization and assists Indi- an IT industry particularly the SMES. As new technologies come into the market, exhibitors across the globe look out for leading expos in their region or target mar- kets to display their products and spread awareness. One such important event is the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the HKTDC International ICT Expo. Every April leading players converge in Hong Kong for these twin shows offering their latest electronics products and ICT products and services to an estimated 90,000 + visitors. Even though the Autumn Electronics Fair attracts more Statistics In 2014, Hong Kong’s electronics exports rose by 6% to reach USD 287 billion. Many electronic parts and components from the US, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea are re-exported via Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland. As the important electron- ics trading hub in Asia-Pacific, it is the ideal location to stage the two influential trade fairs, the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the HKTDC Intemational ICT Expo, for industry players to preview the latest trends and exchange market knowledge. The HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the HKTDC Intemational ICT Expo will be held concurrently at Global Technologies the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 13 to 16 April 2015. In the 2014 editions, the two annual fairs attracted more than 92,000 buyers coming from around the world. In the 2015 editions, the twin fairs will continue to provide the intema- tional platform for over 3,300 exhibitors to showcase their hottest electronics products, as well as their cutting-edge information and communications technology services, to potential business partners worldwide. Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC, said, “The Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) is the largest spring elec- tronics fair in Asia. This year, it will introduce two new zones, “Wearable Electronics” and “Connected Home”, to showcase the latest technology advancement and the application of Intemet-of- Things (IoT) in modem homes. The concurrent fair, Intemation- al ICT Expo, will gather the global ICT solutions for all business Mar - Apr 2015
  27. 27. I-IIIr"'IiI‘III ir_I‘I~. ~I-Ir . .I i“/ ‘ I; A j gies, mobile applications, cloud computing solutions, '. , . , telecommunications & network products, digital market- ' I_ ing & e—commerce for all businesses. This year, the Office of Govemment Chief Informa- i " tion Officer will launch a debut area to showcase local I start-up ideas at the Expo. Incubators including Cyber- port andHong Kong Science & Technology Parks, as . .g ' well as pavilions from Canada, India and Korea will , - 3;’ bring start—up entrepreneurs and innovation to the Expo . ' to meet potential business partners. Besides, Apps Zone _I will return again to feature young apps developers. SME IT Clinic will offer complimentary professional , consultation services on ICT systems and solutions to help SMEs enhance business efficiency and maximise I cost-saving results. Besides, the award winners of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2015 will showcase a wide _ range of outstanding products and services to the visi- / . . ‘A, a’/ 1-1.’ A _ . . types. The twin fairs will provide abundant trading opportunities tors. and good potential for crossover business activities among the exhibitors and buyers. ” K . T3 1. Small-Order Zone and Events Small-Order Zone will continue to serve as a convenient plat- New Zones to Showcase Latest Electronics Trends form for buyers to source in smaller lots. Products at the Zone Wearable smart gadgets with multiple functions are mak- E ing our daily lives more convenient nowadays. The new B”, ix’ Wearable Electronics zone will cater to the current market VT»): -;5,= V; fig» trend to showcase wearable products. Another new zone, * Connected Home, will demonstrate smart devices for home E‘ Y‘, automation, such as security and monitoring systems, for buyers to source for their target consumers. The fair’s Hall of Fame will retum with intemational lead- ~ ing brands, including Bigben, Coway, Ford, Hyimdai, Intel, . _ , , Lenco, Motorola, Polaroid and many more. Other themed - jj zones include 3D Printing, i-World, Audio Visual Products, '( ' Healthcare Electronics, In-Vehicle Electronics & Navigation Systems and more. Global ICT Solutions for Expanding Business Running concurrently with the Electronics Fair, the ICT Expo is one of the signature events of the International IT Fest 2015. It is the ideal platform for different industries to look for the latest ICT solutions and services, while IT practitioners can explore potential partners to expand their businesses. The ICT Expo brings the newest enterprise solutions, retail technolo- - SEAL; >: ‘. '. ... .. I n , , , , _ ' . ._ . ,;: .l{. i._, !v ' r_Q 3.‘: ."I_K .1. W‘, .. >7 ,1 : _ -sr _ 2,“ Mar — Apr 2015 will be available in the minimum order quantities of 5 — 1,000 pieces. The Small-Order Zone is also online at hktdc. com for global buyers to source products and complete transactions online. During the twin fairs, there will be a series of industry semi- nars, forum and networking receptions for exhibitors, buyers and visitors to share the latest trends and development of the industry, as well as expand their business networks. Some exhibitors will also introduce their new products at the Product Demo & Launch Pad. Fair Dates : 13-16 April 2015 (Monday—Thursday) Venue : Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Harbour Road Entrance) Admission : For business visitors only (free admission). Organiser : Hong Kong Trade Development Council RT‘: Global Technologies
  28. 28. Partial list of Indian Exhibitors As with most intemational shows ESC has again taken the lead to promote Indian SME companies on a global platform and this time at the Spring Electronics Fair, ICT Expo held in Hong Kong. This year over 30 Indian exhibitors are participating. ESC started in a small way in 2001 with an objective to give a visible momentum to enhancing IT & ITES exports from the country and to assist Indian IT industry particularly the SMEs has succeeded in its goals. ESC has helped Indian IT enterpris- es in aligning their competencies with international IT environ- ment both in terms of demand as well as delivery competen- cies. ESC is considered to be India’s best Electronics and IT trade facilitation organization. With 2300 member exporters pan India ESC is also the largest IT association in the country . _ and shows the confidence of the ICT fratemity in ESC. Out of the total membership of ESC, about 70 per cent are SMEs. As a link between the Govemment and member exporter, ESC provides a platform for interaction on policy issues for the SMEs. NeoSOFT Technologies Nishant Rathi Mumbai nishant@webwerks. com Flexi Templates Manoj Kotak Mumbai f| exi@f| exiwebsites. com IT Figs Technology Solutions Imtyaj Pathan Sangli ceo@itfigs. com Yusata Infotech Jayant Arrawatia Jaipur Jayant. arrawatia@yusata. com Social Media Freaks Preet Chandhoke Ludhiana preet@01s. n|, hr@| dh. O1s. in Digi Mantra Labs Sachin Khosla Ludhiana sachin@digimantra. com Xpress Web Solutionz Sukhbir Singh Ludhiana go| dykhurmi@gmail. com US Systems Navdeep Garg Ludhiana navdeep@ussys. us Webrosoft Solutions Jaskirat Singh Ludhiana jaskirats@gmail. com Softcruise Technologies Ashish Agarwal Agra thinkofashish@gmai| .com GFN—D'selva Infotech Pvt Ltd Ashish Agarwal Agra ashish@dse| va. co. in OMR India Outsources Rohit Gupta Agra rohit@omr. co. in Indus Net Technologies Abhishek Rungta Kolkata talash@indusnet. co. in National IT Solution Akash Sarkar Kolkata nits. akashsarkar@gmail. com Hiteshi Technologies Manoj Mirchandani Indore info@hiteshi. com Securinex Inc Sandeep Narula New Delhi sales@securinexinc SB Industries Hardayal Rajpal New Delhi sbindustries93@gmai| .com Champion Computer Kapil Wadhwa New Delhi kapil@championindia. com, Ambrane India Ashok Rajpal New Delhi ambrane@ambraneindia. com Embarc Information Technology Shailendra Bansal Noida shailendra. bansa| @findnsecure. com TechAhead Software Jitin Narang Noida jitin@techaheadcorp. com Ennovations Techserv Partho Ghosh Noida infoindia@ennomai| .com TresBizz IT Soedesh Baladien Noida S. Baladien@Tresbizz. com, Technoforte Software Sanjay Suresh Kikla Bangalore sanjay. kik| a@onpalms. com Telematics 4U Services Amit Taneja Bangalore johanna. l@telematics4u. com Enterprise Software Solutions Anand Jain Bangalore anand@ess| india. com Infomaze Technologies Vikash Bardia Mysore vikash@infomazetech. com Xtend Technologies Leni Reji Ernakulam media@xtendtech. com Global Technologies Mar - Apr 2015
  29. 29. x9 ESE ESC Giving Indian Electronics A Global Horizon Get in touch with ESC to facilitate joint ventures, strategic alliances, collaborations, business and marketing tie-ups, etc. The demand for consumer electronics, soles of electronics hardware in the country is poised to touch US$ 360 billion mark by 2015. ESC is catalyzing transformation to take the domestic production of electronics hardware to USS l50 billion by 2015 and to increase the global share to five per cent. It is constantly focusing on emerging technology oriented domains like. .. micro-chips and nano technology by helping collaborative tie ups, technology transfers and venture capital mobilization. Reach out to indie and reach Global Markets ELECTRONICS AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL (ESC) PHD House, 3rd Floor, Romkrishna Dollnia Wing, Opp. Asiad Village, New Delhi-110 016 (India) Tel: 91-‘ll-26964463, 26965103 Fax: 91-ll-26853412 E-moil: esc@vsnl. com - Website: www. escindio. in
  30. 30. The new buzzword: Internet of Things India’s PM, Narendra Modi’s vision of 100 smart cities looks feasible thanks to the rapid development of a concept called Internet of Things feels Chandragupta Amritkar du jour and every major technology company, industrial manufacturer, big retailer and health industry player has declared the IoT to be the next big thing. When I first heard about Intemet of Things, I could not grasp the concept instantly. It was being described in numerous ways by various professionals depending on their industry. To put it in brief Intemet of Things, or IoT, can be described as an ecosystem of technologies monitoring the status of physical objects, captur- ing meaningful data, and communicating that information through IP networks to software applications and these include smart objects as well as machine to machine communication. The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects), is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a Smart Grid. First coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999, the definition of IoT has evolved over the years. Today it’s present in all industries includ- ing ICT, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics retail etc. Even Apple with the unveiling of their I-Io1neKit, an API feature for iOS that allows users to control smart devices with their iPhone is joining the IoT and smart home market. Things, in the IoT, can refer to a wide variety of devices such as heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on farm ani- mals, electric clams in coastal waters, automobiles with built—in sensors, or field operation devices that assist fire—fighters in search and rescue. To enable communication between devices and objects they need to be augmented with an Auto-ID technology like an RFID tag making it uniquely identifiable as well as to wirelessly com- municate certain types of information and reporting data in real- time. IoT proponents point toward the interconnected home as the ultimate application. IoT is projected to become a $19 trillion industry by 2020 and The Intemet of Things is the latest, greatest new buzzword Global Technologies iconic companies such as Cisco, Samsung, Apple, Gooogle- owned smart thermostat maker Nest, GE, IBM and HP have all made IoT an integral part of their new business offerings. When it comes to how connectivity and new sources of data could impact sustainability, enterprise technology giants like Siemens are already jumping into connected buildings and ener- gy management systems. Mobility companies from Ford Motor Co. to upstarts like Veniam are experimenting with connected cars and "Internet of Moving Things“ devices designed to increase efficiency and curb emissions. Many, however, are a little concerned about the future of the Internet of Things, that world of interconnected devices that can communicate with one another, saying that it introduces new avenues for hackers to steal our personal information. A number of companies, though, are working toward making Internet of Things devices safer. Gartner Gartner estimates that the IoT will include 26 billion units installed by 2020, and by that time, IoT product and service suppliers will gener- ate incremental rev- enue exceeding $300 billion, mostly in services. “IoT deploy- ments will generate large quantities of data that need to be processed and ana- lyzed in real time, " said Fabrizio Biscotti, CONN83’ THEWGLD Mar - Apr 2015
  31. 31. research director at Gartner. “Processing large quantities of IoT data in real time will increase as a proportion of workloads of data centers, leaving providers facing new security, capacity and ana- lytics challenges. The loT connects remote assets and provides a data stream between the asset and centralized management systems. Those assets can then be integrated into new and existing organization- al processes to provide information on status, location, function- ality, and so on. Real—tiine information enables more accurate understanding of status, and it enhances utilization and productiv- ity through optimized usage and more accurate decision support. Business and data analytics give insights into the business requirements data feed from the IoT environment and will help predict the fluctuations of IoT—enriched data and information. "The enormous number of devices, coupled with the sheer vol- ume, velocity and structure of IoT data, creates challenges, par- ticularly in the areas of security, data, storage management, servers and the data center network, as real—time business processes are at stake, “ said Joe Skorupa, vice president and dis- tinguished analyst at Gartner. "Data center managers will need to deploy more forward—looking capacity management in these areas to be able to proactively meet the business priorities associ- ated with IoT. " Gartner has identified the following potential challenges: Security — The increasing digitization and automation of the multitudes of devices deployed across different areas of modern urban environments are set to create new security challenges to many industries. Enterprise — Significant security challenges will remain as the big data created as a result of the deployment of myriad devices will drastically increase security complexity. This, in tum, will have an impact on availability requirements, which are also expected to increase, putting real—time business processes and, potentially, personal safety at risk. Consumer Privacy — As is already the case with smart meter- ing equipment and increasingly digitized automobiles, there will be a vast amount of data providing information on users‘ person- al use of devices that, if not secured, can give rise to breaches of privacy. This is particularly challenging as the information gener- ated by IoT is a key to bringing better services and the management of such devices. Data — The impact of the IoT on storage is two- pronged in types of data to be stored: personal data (consumer—driven) and big data (enterprise—driven). As consumers utilize apps and devices continue to leam about the user, significant data will be generat- ed. Storage Management — The impact of the IoT on storage infrastructure is another factor contributing to the increasing demand for more storage capacity, and one that will have to be addressed as this data becomes more prevalent. The focus today must be on storage capacity, as well as whether or not the busi- ness can harvest and use IoT data in a cost—effective manner. Server Technologies — The impact of IoT on the server market will be largely focused on increased investment in key vertical industries and organizations related to those industries where IoT can be profitable or add significant value. Data Center Network — Existing data center WAN links are sized for the moderate-bandwidth requirements generated by human interactions with applications. IoT promises to dramati- cally change these pattems by transferring massive amounts of small message sensor data to the data center for processing, dra- matically increasing inbound data center bandwidth require- ments. The magnitude of network connections and data associated with the IoT will accelerate a distributed data center management approach that calls for providers to offer efficient system manage- ment platforms. "IoT threatens to generate massive amounts of input data from sources that are globally distributed. Transferring the entirety of that data to a single location for processing will not be technical- ly and economically viable, " said Mr. Skorupa. "The recent trend to centralize applications to reduce costs and increase security is incompatible with the IoT. Organizations will be forced to aggre- gate data in multiple distributed mini data centers where initial processing can occur. Relevant data will then be forwarded to a central site for additional processing. " Mar — Apr 2015 ‘>9 Global Technologies
  32. 32. 1 Illllllllilrlllll Intemational Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Intemet of Things Predictions for 2015 The predictions from the IDC FutureScape for Intemet of Things are: IoT and the Cloud. Within the next five years, more than 90% of all IoT data will be hosted on service provider platforms as cloud computing reduces the complexity of supporting IoT “Data Blending". IoT and security. Within two years, 90% of all IT networks will have an IoT-based security breach, although many will be consid- ered "inconveniences. " Chief Information Security Officers (CISOS) will be forced to adopt new IoT policies. IoT at the edge. By 2018, 40% of IoT-created data will be stored, processed, analyzed, and acted upon close to, or at the edge, of the network. IoT and network capacity. Within three years, 50% of IT net- works will transition from having excess capacity to handle the additional IoT devices to being network constrained with nearly 10% of sites being overwhelmed. nologies, Logbar and QuickLogic Corp. In addition, the Smart Home Marketplace showcased a smarter, more efficient home accelerated by smartphones and tablets interacting with a myriad of connected objects and devices, from basic security systems to connected lighting systems. Some of the prominent exhibitors included Bosch, Lowe’s, Konnect Labs, iDevices, Muzzley and Blinksight among many others. But it was Samsung that was most talked about. Samsung is one company that has been making a big push for IoT devices. Samsung's idea is that almost every device that a user has as well as many products that aren't electronic, such as chairs, will be connected to each other and able to communicate. Within the home, this means that a user will be able to get home and have the music that they were listening to through their headphones auto- matically play through their speakers when they get inside. Samsung, which introduced a series of innovative TVs, appli- ances and more at its main press conference, devoted a second event to a rambling speech by CEO B. K. Yoon about IoT, where he pledged $100 million in investments in IoT-related companies. IoT and non-traditional infrastructure. By 2017, 90% of datacenter and enterprise systems management will rapidly adopt new business models to manage non-tradi- tional infrastructure and BYOD device categories. IoT and vertical diversifi- cation. Today, over 50% of IoT activity is centered in I-vndwi use on’: n no. .. 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IoT and embedded systems. By 2018, 60% of IT solutions orig- inally developed as proprietary, closed-industry solutions will become open-sourced allowing a rush of vertical-driven IoT mar- kets to form. IoT and wearables. Within five years, 40% of wearables will have evolved into a viable consumer mass market altemative to smartphones. IoT and millennials. By 2018, 16% of the population will be Millennials and will be accelerating IoT adoption due to their reality of living in a connected world. IoT@CES 2015 The IoT dominated CES this year. It featured the largest ever showcase of products, services and technologies that make up the IoT, with more than 900 exhibitors sharing innovations that har- ness the power of the network to connect everyday devices. The Sensors Marketplace highlighted one of the key technologies that is enabling the IoT. Exhibitors included eyeSight Mobile Tech- Global Technologies PIE connectivity, but also one more important ingredient: purpose. Part of the common rhetoric uttered at CES and even before the show by other Silicon Valley leaders have stressed that connect- ed devices are really about people and solving problems. “We have to show consumers what's in it for them and what IoT can achieve, " Yoon asserted, continuing that IoT also has the potential to “transfonn our economy, society, and how we live our lives. " 2015 is already poised to be a big year for Samsung's Internet- of-Things game plan. But by 2017, Yoon promised 90 percent of all Samsung products will be “IoT devices, " including all televi- sions and mobile devices. Five years from now, every single piece of Samsung hardware will be IoT-ready. But Yoon acknowledged Samsung can't encourage the IoT movement alone, joining the chorus professing support for open standards. LG used its presentation to highlight its focus on the Intemet of Things and the company's pursuit of a functioning interoperable ecosystem that can combine its WebOS 2.0 TVs with a new "wellness platform, " home automation and even smartcars. Google’s GOOGL +0.61% Nest announced an additional 15 partners in “Work With Nest, ” its developer program for hooking up third—party devices to Nest’s thermostat or smoke alarm. Mar - Apr 2015 F

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