‘Technological Solutions Don’t Really Bring out the Real Architecture’-Highlight of the 5th Economic Times Architecture & Design Summit Delhi
The 5th edition of ‘The Economic Times Architectural and Design Summit 2017’ was recently held at The Sheraton Hotel in the city. The grand event witnessed the presence of leading architects, interior designers and other senior delegates from renowned organizations from the across country. The theme of the evening was ‘Designing for Diversified India’ and the summit was co-powered by Nerolac.
The summit commenced with a presentation by Mr. Manit Rastogi, Founder Partner of architecture firm Morphogenesis on glocal views on design personalisation talking about India’s diversity from an architectural perspective and how passive design, resource optimization, contextual identity and liveability is a new mantra to keep in mind for architecture. The spotlight sessions was addressed by Mr. Sanjay Joshi, Senior Vice President & Business Head, Everest Industries and Mr. Niraj Borikar, Head Marketing at Fundermax, who shared their valuable insights on how the materials used in architecture can be used with versatile looks across locations and with different applications in India, which has a huge diversity in its culture.
Expressing his pleasure over the immense success of this event,Mr. Deepak Lamba, President – Times Strategic Solutions said, “This is indeed a pivotal summit as it gives us a platform where leaders can converge on a common platform and share their views and thoughts on how India, being a complex market due to its different languages, culture, habits and climate differences, can be taken as an opportunity for A&D community and multiply opportunities by being more innovative.“
The summit also witnessed a panel discussion on Chaos Theory: Designing for diversified India, which discussed how technological or technical solutions don’t really bring out the real architecture of our past or the real India. It was hosted by Mr. Srinivas Murthy G., Chief Executive and Architect at SMG Design with the panelists including Mr. Dikshu C. Kukreja, Architect and Urban Planner, C.P Kukreja Architects; Ms. Sapna Kumar, Director at Chapman Taylor; Mr. Amit Gupta, Founding Partner at Studio Symbiosis; Mr. Kamal Meattle, Chairman of Paharpur Business Centre and Dr. Vibhuti Sachdev, Dean, Ansal University.
The closing session for the evening was marked by Mr. Peeyush Bachlaus, Head Marketing, Kansai Nerolac Paints by launching the colour book ‘Interior and Exterior colour guides’ and expressing his views on how colours are an integral part of our lives and how different colours leave a lasting impact on our lives.
About ET Edge
Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables and case studies.
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QuEST Global Announces Winners of Engineering Innovation Contest
– Received over 6,500 registrations from colleges across India
– Park College of Engineering and Technology and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) emerges as second and third winners
QuEST Global, a global engineering solutions provider, today, announced the winners of its pan-India student innovation contest – QuEST Ingenium 2017. The coveted first prize was claimed by Saintgits College of Engineering, Kerala for their project Electricity generation using speed breakers. The winners will receive a cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to the Airbus facility in Germany and will be given an exclusive tour of the Airbus facility and introduced to the manufacturing processes and the core engineering side of the business. Park College of Engineering and Technology, Tamil Nadu became the first runners up for their project Design and fabrication of a fighter aircraft with yawing wing, followed by Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu for their project Hi-Tech bionic prosthetic legs.
The students of MVJ College of Engineering (MVJCE), Karnataka received Special Jury mention for their project Advanced prosthetic hand for handicapped. The Most Popular Project Award, a special category of award selected by public by voting on social media, was won by Sri Sairam Engineering College, Tamil Nadu for their project MOBSCOPE.
The seventh edition of QuEST Ingenium received more than 6,500 applications from various engineering colleges across India. The top 10 teams were invited to present their projects to a panel of judges and eminent personalities from the industry at an event hosted in Trivandrum. Ms. Nidhi Mathur, Co-Founder of Niramai was the Chief Guest of the event and Mr. Burkhard H. R. Heinke, Project Leader, Airbus Cabin Electronics Buxtehude Predevelopment delivered a keynote address to the young engineers from across the country.
This year, QuEST Global’s endeavours in nurturing engineering talent were supported by Ingenium sponsors including – Airbus, Siemens, Qatar Airways and MSC Software.
Speaking at the gala event, Mr. Shrikanth D Naik, Senior Vice President & Global Delivery Head, QuEST Global, expressed, “QuEST Ingenium brings together Indian students who demonstrate a passion for engineering and innovation. This national-level engineering innovation competition encourages students to create engineering solutions that help transform our world. This initiative is one of many that QuEST Global organizes globally, where we work with the academia to ‘future-ready’ our next generation of engineers.
“It was once-in-a-lifetime experience to be a part of QuEST Ingenium 2017. We are lucky to be chosen among the finalists and we are excited to visit the Airbus facility. All thanks to QuEST Global and all who have supported us in this project,” said, Joby Georgeand Jose Tom, members of the winning team.
About QuEST Global
QuEST Global is a focused global engineering solutions provider with a proven track record of 20 years serving the product development & production engineering needs of high technology companies. A pioneer in global engineering services, QuEST is a trusted, strategic and long term partner for many Fortune 500 companies in the aero engines, aerospace & defence, hi-tech & industrial, medical devices, oil & gas, power and transportation industries. The company offers mechanical, electrical, electronics, embedded, engineering software, engineering analytics, manufacturing engineering and supply chain transformative solutions across the complete engineering lifecycle.
QuEST partners with customers to continuously create value through customer-centric culture, continuous improvement mind-set, as well as domain specific engineering capability. Through its local-global model, QuEST provides maximum value engineering interactions locally, along with high quality deliveries at optimal cost from global locations. The company comprises of over 8,300 passionate engineers operating out of different global locations intent on making a positive impact to the business of world class customers, transforming the way they do engineering.
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AndBeyond.Media Launches VidTent – A Holistic Digital Video Solution
VidTent is a venture by AndBeyond.Media that redefines the art of storytelling with a strong value proposition for Publishers, Content Creators & Advertisers.
AndBeyond.Media, the world’s leading on-demand native marketplace today announced the launch of its new venture – VidTent, a holistic video solutions platform that aims to ‘redefine the art of storytelling’ by offering a strong value proposition to solve video creation, distribution and monetization need gaps for publishers, content creators and advertisers.
“We have seen a huge demand for original and relevant video content in recent times and realized that we could bridge the interstice in video creation, distribution and monetization by offering an all-encompassing platform that offers premium videos and content syndication, with an user-friendly solution through which our partners can be in complete control of the video experiences they wish to offer. It is on the premise of this understanding that we have introduced VidTent to media businesses and content creators with the aim of fulfilling their entire scope of video content needs,” says Dharika Merchant, President, AndBeyond.Media.
VidTent offers three distinct solutions to suit partner needs i.e. Premium – where partners can leverage freshly created videos that are in sync with editorial needs. Syndication – Helps embed relevant videos across content channels that can be monetized upon. Platform – Partners can take charge of their own content, management and monetization across devices.
“VidTent redefines the style of narrative for content creators, advertisers and publishers. With our platform, publishers are able to deliver and monetize premium video, it gives creators the global arena to distribute souped-up content, and connects advertisers to qualified, engaged audiences,” explains Dharika Merchant, President, AndBeyond.Media. “With features such as easy, tag-based integration and multi-channel browsing, VidTent offers a fully scalable, future-ready inventory that is optimized for desktop and mobile.”
“Occasionally advertisers and publishers face impediments with defining and implementing a clear strategy on how to engage with their audiences using video. It’s still a newer avenue of content and sometimes can be challenging to create, distribute and monetize upon. With VidTent, practically every player in the video ecosystem can leverage from its offerings in ways more than one. We look forward to ironing out the creases, driving scale and sustainable growth for our partners, and yet again challenge the limits of innovation,” adds Pankil Mehta, Chief Business Officer, AndBeyond.Media.
AndBeyond.Media is a firm believer in the power of technology and scale via programmatic channels. The launch of VidTent comes close on the heels of AndBeyond.Media’s introduction of Header Bidding S2S six months ago.
Founded in January 2015, AndBeyond.Media is a global on-demand native marketplace catering to small and large-scale publishers serving exclusive ad experiences across various programmatic channels. It aims at creating a niche space in the digital advertising industry and is working with 500+ premium advertisers and publishers globally. For more information, visit: http://www.andbeyond.media.
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RailRestro Celebrates 2 Years of Scale-up, Growth and Development in E-catering Sector
It’s a matter of great pleasure for every startup to commemorate the successful completion of 2 years of consecutive success. RailRestro, the official e-catering partner of IRCTC, celebrated successful scale-up, growth and development for 2 consecutive years on September 17, 2017. It’s a time when the company founder looks back to all the decisions made during this time period and to judge what worked and what didn’t.
Talking about the roadmap that led RailRestro to the pinnacle of success, founder Manish Chandrasays, “The roads are tough for every startup that sails into the sea of possibilities. You’re faced with numerous situations, which can offer you a giant leap in shorter spans, but one needs to be careful. Success has no shortcuts and your decisions are the ones that will take you to the zenith.”
Here’re some rough figures that signify the growth and achievements of RailRestro in the last 2 years:
- Order Volume: Total order count has reached a mega hit with 10 lakh food orders processed cumulatively.
- Growth Rate: RailRestro saw a growth rate of 200-250% in the last two years.
- IRCTC E-catering Premium Food Aggregator: RailRestro became the official premium food aggregator, which is un-matched in the e-catering sector.
- RailRestro Mobile App: The order flow further increased after the launch of the RailRestro Mobile App, which is currently available for both Android and iOS users.
- Order Processed for IRCTC E-catering ‘Food on Track App’: RailRestro processed more than 3 lakh orders for IRCTC e-catering.
- Felicitation by GOI: RailRestro founder, Manish Chandra was felicitated for running a successful startup by the ministry of IT, Government of India.
RailRestro is continuously scaling-up the success ladder and aims to make it bigger by expanding to new geographies in India. Currently, RailRestro has a share of 47% in the e-catering sector of India. No doubt, railways are the most preferred mode of transport in India and boast a huge business potential. Capitalizing on the same is what the company aims at by extending to newer geographic locations. Some of the prime locations where the company aims to increase its presence include:
- Food Delivery at Vijayawada station.
- Food Delivery at Visakhapatnam Jn.
- Food Delivery at Bhusawal station.
- Food Delivery at Jhansi station.
- Food Delivery at Vadodara Jn.
Apart from the aforementioned locations, RailRestro aims to enhance its presence in major locations of South India. Some of these locations would include food delivery at Gudur, Tirupati, Guntakal, Nellore, Kazipet, Kozhikkode, etc.
In case someone is unaware or hasn’t tried ordering food in train from e-catering services, they can book food of their choice either by visiting RailRestro Website, RailRestro Mobile App or on call at +91-8102888111.
RailRestro is an e-catering venture of Yescom India Softech Pvt. Ltd., with its head office located at Software Technology Parks of India, Near Sai Mandir, Patliputra, Patna – 800013.
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Web Werks Redesign Their Advanced Web Hosting and Data Center Solutions
Web Werks unveiled their advanced web hosting and data center solutions with innovative and comprehensive capabilities to meet the increasing security and performance needs for connected businesses. The solution focuses on protecting companies, meeting compliance requirements, improving performance and reducing infrastructure costs.
“Web Werks is committed to delivering the most efficient and reliable web hosting and data centers for customers solutions worldwide. As technology is getting more advanced; the challenges towards security, connectivity, storage, infrastructure and so on gets tougher. To eliminate those circumstances, we have introduced advanced web hosting and data center solutions”, said Nikhil Rathi, CEO, Web Werks. “These solutions are developed and designed are customizable which makes this more special. These get customized as per your need so that it delivers your requirement and at the same type you are paying only for that”, added Nikhil.
Salient features of Advanced Web Hosting and Data Center Solutions are stated below:
– Increased agility and cost effectiveness through server consolidation – with less physical infrastructure, as a result, the capital expenditure decreases.
– Higher security and reliability – through virtual firewalls and multiple data backup options, the advanced solutions offers a best-in-class solution for running mission critical operations.
– Increased storage and clustering scalability – with the simplified and accelerated deployment of virtual machines, the advanced solutions lets administrators add or eliminate servers practically at will.
About Web Werks
Established in 1996, Web Werks is an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 20000-1 and Uptime Institute Certified Cloud Data Center Service Provider in India. Web Werks has been awarded ‘the best web hosting award 2017’, ‘Retailer Of The Year For Best Cloud Data Centers And Internet Exchange’, ‘Great Indian Workplace Award (GIWA) 2017’ and much more.
Web Werks focuses on quality-driven self-managed and fully managed hosting services that include cloud solutions, dedicated servers and VPS hosting services on Linux and Windows operating platforms. They also deliver disaster recovery services, Innovative Rapid Cloud backup technologies, work area recovery services, CDN services, etc. They have collaborated with more than 1000+ organizations globally that include Fortune 500 companies across various business verticals. This also includes Government sectors as well, such as Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation, Nabard, NPCI, etc.
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