Friday, May 22, 2015

BWI: Smart Cities India 2015, Three-Day Expo Lays the Foundation for Making Indian Cities Smarter

 
Source : Exhibitions India Group.
Friday, May 22, 2015 6:00PM IST (12:30PM GMT)
 
Smart Cities India 2015, Three-Day Expo Lays the Foundation for Making Indian Cities Smarter
35 conferences spearheaded by industry leaders and stellar exhibition provided meaningful insights and approach to the way forward on the ambitious project
 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

The expo was organized supporting the view of the Hon’ble Prime Minister to make Indian cities world class with a sustainable ecosystem. The three-day expo received considerable support from ministries, public and private companies in India and across the globe. The speakers from all major countries participated and shared their expertise on the colossal goal. The conferences held in the expo, discussed varied topics including usage of green architectures, smart power distribution, the inevitable role of ICT, and successful case studies from across the globe. 
 
The inaugural ceremony witnessed key note speakers sharing their vision on Smart Cities. The welcome address included industry leaders such as Mr. Dinesh Malkani, President, CISCO, India; Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, NASSCOM and Executive Chairman, Cyient, India; along with Mr. Rakesh Kaul, Partner-Government and Public services, PwC, India.

Guest of Honor for the event H.E. Mr. Harald Sandberg, Ambassador of Sweden said, “It is commendable that India is committed to develop in a smarter and a sustainable way. Public-private partnership is the way forward for this initiative. Sweden has gained relevant experience through over-coming water and pollution related challenges and thereby transforming Sweden to an eco-friendly country. The ambitious smart cities project in India demands small steps to be taken by every citizen to make it a sprawling success.” 

Minister of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Babul Supriyo had visited during the 2nd day of the Smart Cities India 2015 expo. He had addressed the audience present during the conference and interacted with exhibitors.

Other ministers who graced the occasion included Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia the current Minister for Commerce, and Chairman Industries and Employment, Madhya Pradesh; Shri Chandrakant Khaire, Member of Parliament, Aurangabad, National Executive Member Bharatiya Janata Party and Shri Udit Raj, Member of Parliament, North-west Delhi constituency and National Chairman, All India Confederation of SC/ST Organizations; and Mr Amitabh Kant, Secretary Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India.

Lead speaker for the session on “Smart grids in India - stability, security and network reliability” Mr. Sujay K. Saha, The head of group -smart grid, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Co. Ltd, India shared, “The power requirement in India today stands at 2,60,000 megawatts and the demand is expected to double in the coming decade. To curb this energy crisis, Smart cities will have to adopt a smart distribution network to avoid power thefts and increase efficiency for the end consumer.”

207 domestic and international participants showcased their products and services to buyers, industry representatives, center, state and local body officials with industry representatives, town and city planners, architects, realtors, academia, students and media. 

Exhibiting companies included Hewlett-Packard, Wipro, CISCO, Schneider Electric, Lavasa, Barco, Berger Paints India, Basildon Borough Council, L&T Construction, Zippr Pvt Ltd, Volvo, Skipper Ltd, Neo Zeo, Royal Appliances, Newgen Group etc.

Smart Cities India 2015 expo hosted country pavilions from Poland, Sweden and European Business &Technology Center (EBTC).

The European delegation shared candidly how India needs to first identity what initiatives are feasible and commercially viable under Smart Cities project and then draw inferences from many European cities example. Public Private Partnerships (PPP) will form the basis of sharing knowledge, goods, machinery, etc. for building sustainable cities in India.

During a session on “International Case Presentation on Smart Cities”, Ms. Olga Chepelianskaia, Senior Expert, ERG Terra/EBTC France had shared, “Resilience infrastructure is indispensable to withstand any natural calamity. Currently; about 80% of houses in Delhi are not resilient to earthquakes. This is a matter of serious concern. Smart Cities should have houses that are not only resilient against disasters but also smart in efficiently using and saving energy.”

The last day of the exhibition witnessed sessions on smart cities focusing on urban planning; smart grids discussing stability, security and network reliability along with smart and green solutions from Poland.

On the successful completion of the expo, Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman Exhibition India Group said “Smart Cities India 2015 expo is an attempt to provide a platform where business relationships can be fostered and knowledge transfer undertakes with a single vision of creating smart and better cities in India. I thank the ministries, delegates, speakers, exhibitors and visitors for making the very first expo a sprawling success.”

Overall the expo rendered a prolific experience for all participating delegates, exhibitors and visitors. Smart Cities India will return with a succeeding chapter in May 2016.

For detailed info, please visit: www.smartcitiesindia.com

About Smart Cities India exhibition and conference

Smart Cities India is an annual international exhibition and conference. The expo connects exhibitors and speakers with government administrators, municipal bodies, industry leaders, investors, etc., who have interest in developing smart cities.

Focussed on smart governance, smart energy, smart environment, smart ICT, smart mobility, smart buildings, etc., the conference will deliberate on aspects pertaining to clean water; efficient solid waste management; improved low emission public transport; proliferation of electric and hybrid vehicles for private use; clean energy for smart buildings; etc., all enabled through the use of ICT.  The objective is to provide public services for private benefit – creating a partnership between the government and its citizens. 

Exhibitions India Group, it is a trade promotion organization, organising international exhibitions and conferences since 1987, promoting B2B business, financial investments, joint ventures, technology transfers, etc.

Photo Caption:
Session on Smart & Green Solution by Poland Delegation
Session on Smart Village


 

 
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BWI: Cancer Genetics Appoints Mandar Kulkarni, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer of Cancer Genetics, India

 
Source : Cancer Genetics Inc.
Friday, May 22, 2015 5:35PM IST (12:05PM GMT)
 
NASDAQ:CGIX(NASDAQ:CGIX)
Cancer Genetics Appoints Mandar Kulkarni, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer of Cancer Genetics, India
 
Hyderabad, India and New Jersey, Rutherford, United States

Cancer Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CGIX; “CGI” or “The Company”), an emerging leader in DNA-based cancer diagnostics, announced today the appointment of Mandar Kulkarni, PhD. as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Cancer Genetics, India, based in Hyderabad. In his role, Kulkarni will lead efforts to expand CG India’s technology programs and initiatives with a focus on accelerating development and innovation. Dr. Kulkarni will report directly to Cancer Genetics CEO, Panna Sharma.
 
Kulkarni joins CGI with over five years of experience in both clinical and genomic development and will be focused initially on three key strategic areas. Dr. Kulkarni's initiatives include enhancing and accelerating the Company’s efforts in offering next-generation sequencing (NGS) based tests to leading research institutions, clinical partners and biopharma companies and strengthening CG India’s partnerships with cancer centers, and hospitals.  Dr. Kulkarni will also spearhead the development of an oncology-focused knowledge base that will include genomic information geared toward facilitating the personalization of treatment for Indian populations. The database will also be used to inform and accelerate discovery and clinical development.  
 
“Mandar’s expertise in leading teams focused on next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics is completely aligned with CG India’s vision,” said Panna Sharma, President and CEO of Cancer Genetics. “His in-depth cancer research background, both as a manager and as a scientist; his ability to counsel clinical and biopharma clients to ensure their objectives are not only met, but exceeded; and his extensive knowledge of the needs of the Indian market make him a great fit for CGI.”
 
Prior to joining CG India, Kulkarni was Head of molecular biology and genomics at Sandor Lifesciences, where his team designed and executed next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and microarray initiatives. Kulkarni was also a senior scientist at M/Z Diagnostics where he developed and clinically validated a diagnostic assay for rapid detection of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections.
 
“I am joining at a pivotal time in CGI’s global growth. We have a strong team in India and together we look forward to delivering innovative, transformative solutions and genomic services throughout India,” said Kulkarni. “India has a growing need for advanced oncology services and CG India’s sophisticated and innovative offering will help improve cancer treatment and affect many lives in our community in a positive way.”
 
Dr. Kulkarni received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pune University and the University of Wisconsin and earned a doctorate degree from Purdue University. He completed his postdoctoral training at Yale School of Medicine.
 
About Cancer Genetics

Cancer Genetics Inc. is an emerging leader in DNA-based cancer diagnostics. Our tests target difficult to diagnose   hematological, urogenital and HPV-associated cancers.  They are designed to guide the prognosis and treatment of these cancers with the goal of improving outcomes for patients. We have established strong clinical research collaborations with major cancer centers such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering, The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and the National Cancer Institute.

We also offer a comprehensive range of non-proprietary oncology-focused tests and laboratory services that provide critical genomic information to healthcare professionals and biopharmaceutical companies. Our state-of-the-art reference labs are CLIA certified and CAP accredited in the US and have licensure from several states including New York State. 

 
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BWI: Tata Capital Aims to 'Weave' a new Future for the Women of Diphlu Pathar, Assam

 
Source : Tata Capital Financial Services Limited
Friday, May 22, 2015 2:20PM IST (8:50AM GMT)
 
Tata Capital Aims to 'Weave' a new Future for the Women of Diphlu Pathar, Assam
Tata Capital's 'Do Right' initiative highlights the cause of Women Empowerment through the women of this village
 
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Tata Capital, the financial services arm of the Tata Group, as a part of its ‘Do Right’ initiative aims to highlight the issue of Women Empowerment through its fourth story on the Journey of Doing Right. Women Empowerment was identified as one of the top 5 challenges facing India, with 10.89% votes in the Tata Capital India4India Survey.
 
The Journey has now found its next location – Diphlu Pathar, a village bordering the Kaziranga National Park, Assam. The women at Diphlu Pathar have undergone years of daily hardships ranging from insufficient diet to unpleasant living conditions with a deep set yearning to change their situation and empower themselves.
 
In stark contrast, just 25 kilometres away in the nearby village of Bochagaon, Tata Capital discovered a group of women who had become independent and self-sufficient through the art of weaving. It was Roop Jyoti, a teacher by profession, who was instrumental in bringing these women’s dreams to fruition by teaching them the skill of weaving - an art that runs in her blood. Roop Jyoti has since devoted herself to the upliftment of women in the area.
 
It is to enable the exemplary and resilient women of Diplu Pathar that Tata Capital has taken the initiative to construct a workshop & 5 handlooms where the women could learn the art of weaving from Roop Jyoti and subsequently achieve financial independence by selling the workshop products. This initiative will go a long way in helping them achieve independence, addressing their challenges besides garnering equal respect in their society. The initiative calls for attention from the public at large to come and contribute to this story, either by way of donations or by sharing the story on their social networks.  
 
Commenting on this initiative of The Journey of Doing Right, Ms. Veetika Deoras, Head – Brand Marketing, Corporate Communication and Digital Vertical, Tata Capital said, “At Tata Capital, we strongly believe that doing right is intrinsic to individuals, and consequently must be intrinsic to companies as well. We believe in propagating the philosophy of ‘doing right’ by inspiring people to do right, providing platforms to doing right and doing right ourselves. Towards this goal, we bring to light the story of Roop Jyoti, whose efforts towards Women Empowerment need an impetus and Tata Capital provides the perfect platform for the nation to help her overcome it by doing the right thing. In this way, one can inspire others to empower the women of Diphlu Pathar by weaving a new future for them.”
 
Tata Capital through its portal ‘www.doright.com’ presents a platform for India to help the women of Diphlu Pathar by #WeavingEmpowerment into their lives so that they become equal contributors in their households and inspire every woman of this country. India can be the catalyst of growth in the lives of these women. Tata Capital urges everyone to show their support by contributing towards the construction and machinery of the handloom workshop.
 
To know more about the initiative, please go visithttp://doright.in/
 
 
About Tata Capital India4India Survey

Tata Capital’s ‘India4India’ Survey 2014 is an exclusive study on the major social issues faced by the Country today. Conducted in October 2014, the survey takes a close look into the challenges that concern the country at present, the reasons for the same and how willing people are to make a change. Commissioned and executed by Tata Capital, the research is based on an online study accumulating responses from 1001 respondents and 5000 votes. The survey identified Basic Healthcare, Illiteracy, Food Scarcity, Child Rights and Women Empowerment as the top challenges.
 
About Tata Capital Limited

Tata Capital, a holistic financial services provider caters to the diverse needs of retail, corporate and institutional customers, directly or indirectly through its subsidiaries. Its range of offerings includes Consumer Finance, Advisory Services, Commercial Finance, Infrastructure Finance, Securities, Investment Banking, Private Equity Advisory, Credit Cards and Travel & Forex Services. For more information about Tata Capital, please visit www.tatacapital.com.

 
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BWI: MachinePulse Brings Democratization of Industrial Internet through its 'Cortex Agent' Software

 
Source : MachinePulse
Friday, May 22, 2015 10:00AM IST (4:30AM GMT)
 
MachinePulse Brings Democratization of Industrial Internet through its 'Cortex Agent' Software
MachinePulse introduces a powerful real time IoT middleware software for Industrial Internet Edge computing
 
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

MachinePulseTM has announced their recent launch of Cortex Agent, an Internet of Things (IoT) middleware that seamlessly integrates devices on Industrial Internet offering a complete suite of features for end-to-end management of various types of devices and applications for any Cloud Platform or centralised infrastructure.
 
Cortex Agent is designed to aggregate the data silos which otherwise remain isolated because of incompatibility, legacy protocols and different sub networks. This multi featured middleware addresses this complexity. In addition to its edge computing capabilities, its features makes it infinitely scalable (through tree topology) and can connect to thousands of data source endpoints in real-time. It supports multiple databases and messaging platforms.
 
"From implementing multithreaded, high performance industrial grade integration of multiple different devices and applications with queuing to performing critical functions like aggregating, filtering, standardisation, scaling, enumeration of complex expressions, historization, computing the information, performance benchmarking, granting access control to the devices and streaming the data to cloud platforms, Cortex Agent is the outcome of 50,000 man-hours devoted by our commendable team ", said Basant Jain, CEO of MachinePulseTM.
 
Furthermore, Cortex Agent addresses the security and privacy concerns plaguing the industry due to the exponential growth of the amount of data generated by the Internet of Things. It provides secure peer-to-peer communication and secure authentication of new peers, permissions to access the network and protection of information exchanged in the network. Cortex Agent also offers an Application Program Interface (APIs) that allows users to build custom application without going through complicated device protocol implementations and integrations.

A powerful middleware on its own, Cortex Agent with its robustness, reasonable cost and standard based approach to solve modern industrial internet problems, assists impeccably in the integration of Cyber Physical Systems. Cortex Agent is now available for enterprise and OEMs for integration and usage.

About MachinePulse

MachinePulseTM is an Internet of Things platform provider based in Mumbai. The big data platform, erixisTM, has in-built machine learning and predictive analytics capabilities. MachinePulseTM has branch offices in Chennai and Bangalore. To learn more, email info@machinepulse.in or follow them on

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Photo Caption: Cortex Agent, The Edge-Computing Middleware
 

 
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

BWI: 2nd day of Smart Cities India 2015 Expo Witnessed Holistic Knowledge Sharing on Social and Economic Pillars of Smart Cities

 
Source : Exhibitions India Group.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 7:02PM IST (1:32PM GMT)
 
2nd day of Smart Cities India 2015 Expo Witnessed Holistic Knowledge Sharing on Social and Economic Pillars of Smart Cities
Prominent Ministers, including Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Udit Raj & Chandrakant Khaire graced the occasion
 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

Supporting the Prime Minister’s quest to develop 100 Smart Cities, the 2nd day at Smart Cities 2015 expo, continued to showcase concurrent sessions on social and economic pillars of smart cities. The 2nd day of the expo witnessed prominent dignitaries such as Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia, the current Minister for Commerce, and Chairman Industries and Employment, Madhya Pradesh who shared, “The concept of Smart Cities can be very much accomplished if central, state and city administration work in tandem to achieve this goal. The initiative is the need of the hour to accommodate and provide quality life to our future generations.’’
 

Shri Chandrakant Khaire, Member of Parliament, Aurangabad, National Executive Member Bharatiya Janata Party and Shri Udit Raj, Member of Parliament, North-west Delhi constituency and National Chairman, All India Confederation of SC/ST Organizations also took out time to personally interact with present exhibitors showcasing their commitment toward the smart cities project.
 
The Smart Cities India 2015 expo included the launch of a report by NASSCOM titled “Integrated ICT and Geospatial Technologies Framework for the 100 Smart Cities Mission”. The report is an attempt to demystify the technological integrations that can enable a city in its journey to become a Smart City. It also provides an overview on the recommended implementation framework and approach. Companies such as Accenture, Association of Geo-Spatial Industries & Orkash partnered with NASSCOM in developing the same.
 
The other conference sessions dispensed extensive knowledge on many aspects ranging from role of technology to safety & surveillance in Smart Cities . The European delegation shared candidly how India needs to first identity what initiatives are feasible and commercially viable under Smart Cities project and then draw inferences from many European cities example. Public Private Partnerships (PPP) will form the basis of sharing knowledge, goods, machinery, etc. for building sustainable cities in India. Mr. Poul V. Jensen, Director, European Business & Technology Centre (EBTC) quoted “Shaping a smart city is not all about technology. It is more related to people and having a positive impact. India can draw inspiration and references from many European cities and then apply the ones that fit best for the Indian scenario”.


Discussion topics also delved into how companies in India and institutes such as Yes Institute, an initiative by Yes Bank, can work towards identifying unique challenges such as municipal funding and generating effective solutions. On the forefront of renewable energy, panellists brainstormed on the implementation of green infrastructure to achieve maximum efficiency and reduce wastage of precious resources to bare minimum. The speakers stressed upon making the consumers aware of the benefits related to green residential and commercial buildings. The discussion also comprised of giving value to social issues beyond infrastructure and mobility, such as education and health. Skill development was given vital importance as residents of a smart city should not just focus on availing degrees, but also stress on enhancing their employment related skills for an added economic advantage.

“Smart Cities should generate employment opportunities. Beside basic education, special focus need to be paid on skill development and enhancement in India so that the social pillar of Smart Cities results in reducing the inequality gap,” said Atul Bhatnagar – COO, National Skill Development Council, India.
The event is nearing to its last leg, the third day  will touch upon topics such as Indian structuring and financing in smart cities and entailing smart grids in India- security, stability and network reliability.

For detailed info, please visit: http://www.smartcitiesindia.com/ 

About Smart Cities India exhibition and conference

Smart Cities India is an annual international exhibition and conference. The expo connects exhibitors and speakers with government administrators, municipal bodies, industry leaders, investors, etc., who have interest in developing smart cities.

Focussed on smart governance, smart energy, smart environment, smart ICT, smart mobility, smart buildings, etc., the conference will deliberate on aspects pertaining to clean water; efficient solid waste management; improved low emission public transport; proliferation of electric and hybrid vehicles for private use; clean energy for smart buildings; etc., all enabled through the use of ICT.  The objective is to provide public services for private benefit – creating a partnership between the government and its citizens.
 
Exhibitions India Group, it is a trade promotion organization, organising international exhibitions and conferences since 1987, promoting B2B business, financial investments, joint ventures, technology transfers, etc.

Photo caption
NASSCOM Report Launch
Yashodhara Raje Scindia, the current Minister for Commerce, and Chairman.

 
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