Thursday, January 31, 2019

TRRAIN Retail Inclusion Summit-Only 36% of India's persons with disability are employed 90% in the unorganised sector

Trust for Retailers & Retail Associates of India (TRRAIN), in association with HSBC, today announced the release of their report on disability employment titled ‘Disability Employment: Indian Retail Changing Equations’. This report makes a strong case for the retail industry to be the flag bearer of employment for PwDs. It was released during the 3rd edition of its Retail Inclusion Summit aimed at driving an impetus towards making India's corporates more diverse and inclusive.

The summit was attended by BS Nagesh, Founder, TRRAIN, Surendra Rosha, CEO, HSBC, Neville Noronha, CEO, D Mart, Sadashiv Nayak, Business Head, Big Bazaar, and Piyush Dutt, CHRO, Vishal Mega Mart amongst others.

According to the India census 2011, the number of Persons with Disabilities (PwD) in India is 26.8 million or 2.21% of the total population. The report brings to light some startling statistics pertaining to the PwD population in India.
•        It states that the actual number of PwD in India is between 5-10% of the total population, as against the 2.21% put forth in the 2011 census
•        Interestingly, around 50% of PwD population in India is in the employable age group (20-59 years). However, lack of education is a hindrance to employability as around 46% of the PwD population in India is uneducated
•        While 36% of India’s PwD are employed, they are mostly (around 90%) employed in the unorganized sector
•        Furthermore, the report finds that mainstreaming PwD can add around 5-7% to India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
•        It is encouraging that hiring of PwD in the retail sector has gone up by 53% between 2011-18. However, there is enhanced scope for the retail industry in India to employ and mainstream PwD as the report establishes a positive correlation between customers and stores manned by PWD

Given that around 80% of jobs in the retail sector are customer facing, employing PwD serves the dual purpose of:
•        Providing employment to them
•        Sensitising the larger society about the challenges faced by PwD

Importantly, it underscores how PwD can contribute to economic growth as well as societal development if provided the right opportunities. With this in mind, the ‘Disability Employment: Indian Retail Changing Equations’ report provides a consolidated list of strategies and recommendations for the government and retail companies to train and employ persons with disabilities.

“We know that ‘inclusive development’ and accessibility is a genuine challenge. 64% of the persons with disability are unemployed, as compared to an average 9% unemployment rate for the rest of the population,” said BS Nagesh, Founder TRRAIN, offering perspective on the challenge at hand. TRRAIN runs an initiative titled PANKH, which aims to train people with disabilities and provide them with employment opportunities in the retail industry.

Commenting on the report, Surendra Rosha, CEO, HSBC, said, “Since 2016, we have supported 13 organisations working with PwDs that have trained over 1,800 youth and placed 1,130 of them. However, we will not stop here. Our partners have highlighted the need for an ecosystem building approach and have conveyed the urgency of investing in data, insights and frameworks that will enable a greater number of employers to hire PwD’s. The partnership with TRRAIN, a leading organisation in skilling PwD’s in the retail sector, is, therefore, an important one. With this report, it is our endeavour to bring skills development and placements for PwDs to the forefront of the employability agenda.”

The day-long programme had an opening plenary featuring BS Nagesh as moderator for a session with Surendra Rosha and Sadashiv Nayak on why service sector must bring inclusion in the workplace.

“1 in 15 persons have a disability. So when we create employment we are actually touching 15 households and telling them be carefree. We are creating consumption from 7% of the population and making the brand feel good which is a win-win situation. PwDs have done well in the customer facing as well as the back end jobs,” said Sadashiv Nayak, Business Head, Big Bazaar.

Topics such as cultivating inclusion into a company’s culture, women in retail workforce and technology as an enabler for inclusion were discussed through the day.

“The Retail Inclusion Summit organised by TRRAIN has done a fantastic job so far in building a high level of awareness around inclusion and having the corporate sector engaged and involved. It’s time to take the game to the next level, where instead of just reaching out to include people we enable them with special abilities. Organisations must focus on PwD’s ability, attitude and output,” said Jamshed Daboo, MD, Trent Hypermarket Pvt. Ltd.

The launch of India’s first quiet hour- an initiative started globally for shoppers on the autism spectrum who struggle due to music and noise, was overseen by Vineet Saraiwala, Inclusion Lead at Big Bazaar and Sonali Saini, SOL’s Arc.

Other attendees included names such as Ameesha Prabhu, CEO, TRRAIN, Nancy Desai , Director Finance & Livelihood Programs, TRRAIN, Clement Chauvet, Chief, Skill and Business Development , UNDP  India, Maneesha Chadha,Head – CSR & Philanthropic Initiatives, JP Morgan India, Bani Khurana, HRBP Reliance Digital & Head D&I Initiatives, Sriram Shankar, Head India Enterprises Business, Goodera, Richa Bansal, Founder & CEO, Saarathee CRM Pvt Ltd., Dipesh Sutariya, Co-Founder, Enable India, Shishir Gorle, Founder, Square Meal Foods ,  B Venkatramana, Group President, Landmark Group, Ranjan Chakraborty, COO, Director Operation, Square Meal Foods,  Chitra Padmanabhan, Head HR Reliance Digital and James Raphael, Executive Head, RASCI. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Kodak Alaris and Newgen Software Announce Global Strategic Alliance to Enable Digital Workplace Solutions

Kodak Alaris and Newgen Software Technologies Limited have announced a new global strategic alliance that will provide their customers and channel partners with access to best-in-class solutions to help organizations drive digital business. Under the agreement, Newgen and Kodak Alaris will expand, connect and grow their network by jointly recruiting partners with similar profiles to help sell their solutions. Kodak Alaris scanners are now included on the Newgen certified document scanner list.
The alliance is expected to generate new business opportunities for channel partners that work with Alaris and Newgen across geographies, vertical markets, and applications. It positions Alaris and Newgen as partners of choice for customers around the world looking to leverage the power of their information, reduce cost, save time and optimize business processes. 
Through its comprehensive scanner portfolio, scalable capture software solutions and expert managed and professional services, Kodak Alaris enables organizations to automate business processes and take complexity out of information capture. Newgen’s solutions extract greater value from enterprise data systems integrating with content repositories across multiple sites to eliminate redundant processes. Newgen leverages new-age technologies such as cloud, robotic process automation (RPA) with business process management (BPM), digital sensing, enterprise mobility and process analytics to help organizations reinvent their workplaces.
“We’re excited to collaborate with Newgen Software,” said Vanilda Grando, Global Sales Development Director for Alaris, a Kodak Alaris business. “Partners play a key role in delivering value to our customers. Together, we will help organizations make sense of their data, achieve compliance and create transparency and efficiency throughout their operations.”
Alaris has won more Buyers Lab Awards than any other scanner manufacturer, including four Scanner Line of the Year awards. Newgen, on the other hand, has received strong industry recognition from leading analyst firms such as Gartner and Forrester for its robust BPM, ECM (enterprise content management), and CCM (customer communication management) products.
“By harnessing both companies’ best-in-breed technologies, customers can realize all the benefits of a paperless, digitally-driven work environment,” said Diwakar Nigam, Chairman and Managing Director, Newgen Software.“From modernizing manual, time-intensive processes such as customer on boarding and claims handling within the financial services and insurance sector; to streamlining workflows, enabling public sector bodies to effectively deliver digital citizen services; to automating business-critical workflows such as records management or accounts payable within enterprises, Alaris and Newgen are now better positioned to deliver value to our customers than ever before.”


The Clean Cooking Alliance along with Tata Trusts and other partners is going to kick-off its pilot project of Alliance’s behavior change campaign at the Taj Land’s End Hotel, Mumbai on January 31st, 2019 from 03:30- 05:00 pm. The event will begin with a cooking demonstration using clean cooking solutions by Celebrity Chef Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor. The event will not only feature a Q&A between Chef Sanjeev Kapoor and Alliance CEO Dymphna van der Lans, will also mark the launch of the Alliance’s behavior change campaigns in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat for the next six months, this campaign will promote the adoption of clean cook-stoves among the rural population and convince them to stop using traditional cook-stoves (Mitti Ka Chulha).

Over 789 million people in India comprising nearly 60 percent of the population depend on polluting, open fires or inefficient stoves to cook their food, harming health, the climate, and environment. The exposure to household air pollution from cooking is a leading risk factor for various diseases, especially amongst pregnant women and children.

This urgent need to tackle the deadly effects of household air pollution brings together Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Infosys Co-founder Narayan Murthy, Clean Cooking Alliance CEO Dymphna van der Lans and other prominent leaders to raise awareness about the impacts of cooking over polluting open fires and inefficient stoves. These leaders aim to highlight the stark reality that household air pollution from cooking and heating contributes to the deaths of nearly half a million Indians every year, and disproportionately affects women and girls.
The Alliance  and Tata Trusts through their pilot projects in UP and Gujarat, aim to address millions of Indian women and their families, who are suffering from multiple health and lifestyle issues because of cooking over polluting, open fires or inefficient stoves. This behavior change program will encourage people shift to clean cooking solutions that are cleaner and equipped with more modern stoves and fuels to reduce pollution and health hazards.

During the event, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will also discuss with other participants how the Alliance, the India Leadership Council, and clean cooking businesses are trying to bring greater investment into this sector. He will also facilitate a demonstration of the clean cooking technologies promoted by various companies and organizations to spread the message that clean cooking must be accessible to all.
Sanjeev Kapoor, Master Chef says “This has been a great opportunity for me to exercise my social responsibilities and raise awareness about the harmful health, climate, environment, and gender impacts of cooking over polluting open fires and inefficient stoves. As a culinary expert and renowned chef, it becomes my responsibility to inspire millions of Indians and help CCA in creating a healthy and sustainable environment by opting for clean cooking devices”.
Narayan Murthy Co-founder of Infosys says “my siblings and I have watched our mother cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner using woodstove and the poor lady had to work very hard. If country like India has to redeem the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi, then India has to work on health, education, nutrition and clean energy including for cooking".
About the Clean Cooking AllianceThe Clean Cooking Alliance works with a global network of partners to build an industry that makes clean cooking accessible to families around the world. Established in 2010, the Alliance supports the development, sale, distribution, and consistent use of clean cooking solutions that transform lives by improving health, protecting the environment, creating jobs, and helping consumers save time and money. The Alliance working on grassroots level with grants and investments from governments, corporations, foundations, civil society, investors, and individuals is guided by a Leadership Council and supported by a full-time professional staff. The Alliance works on core pillars of - Driving consumer demand for cleaner, more modern cookstoves and fuels by supporting behavior change and awareness raising interventions; Building a pipeline of investible businesses capable of answering this demand with affordable, high-quality, appropriate clean cooking products; Improving the policy environment by providing trusted, relevant data and advocating for regulations and policies that allow the industry to thrive; and Increasing investment community participation and global engagement by providing market intelligence, delivering a clear path to action, and continuing to serve as the convener of the clean cooking sector.

Benefits of clean cooking - Clean cooking transforms lives by improving health, protecting the climate and environment, and helping families save time and money.
About the India Leadership Council- Members of the Council are influential leaders, corporate CEOs, and heads of organizations from across India who have come together to raise awareness around cleaner, more modern stoves and fuels; attract investment; spur broader engagement from the private sector; and highlight India’s expertise in addressing the clean cooking issue. The financial and strategic support from India Leadership Council members enables the Alliance to accelerate efforts to achieve universal access to clean cooking solutions in India.

Shaping the future together at IMTEX 2019

 At this year’s IMTEX exhibition (Bangalore, 24-30 January ), 

 showcased how customers and partners could achieve significantly higher productivity levels, more flexible machining processes and more sustainable production under the theme ‘Shaping the future together’. The world’s leading supplier of tools and know-how to the metalworking industry revealed how it is revolutionizing the world of turning, improving the entire manufacturing process with digital connectivity solutions and offering fascinating possibilities for the automotive and aerospace industries.

Located at Stand A 102 in Hall 3B, Sandvik Coromant presented Innovative Digital Machining solutions designed to reduce waste and increase efficiency for customers. These innovations included CoroPlus®, Process Control which helps avoid premature failure of tools, ensures consistent quality of components and also reduces damage due to collisions. CoroPlus® ToolGuide, provides fast and precise tool recommendations for the specific operation and material type, as well as CoroPlus® ToolLibrary, which enables users to integrate tool assemblies directly into their digital machining environment. Along with software that helps improve design and production planning, the company showcased networked tool and process-control solutions.

Speaking about IMTEX and Sandvik Coromant’s participation, Michael Eneberg, Sandvik Coromant, President, Sales Area South & East Asia said, “"It is indeed pleasure to be part of IMTEX. The trade show always offers an excellent opportunity to meet customers and partners personally in order to optimize future co-operation. We are very excited about partnering with IMTEX as it gives the industry a unique platform to collaborate and network by shaping the future together with our partners and customers.  At the trade fair, we are proud to present our high-end solutions all of which are designed to help our customers become more efficient, productive and profitable."

 Using digital solutions for monitoring of equipment utilization makes workshops far more efficient and profitable than would otherwise have been possible, which is why Sandvik Coromant has introduced CoroPlus® MachiningInsights. More than a monitoring system, the solution gathers data, calls attention to issues and provides the insights required to take action. It is an easily attainable step for manufacturers that are looking to reduce waste in production and make a smooth transition into a digital way of working.

 Trade visitors also discovered the latest technologies in the fields of turning, milling and drilling at the 200 m2 stand. Included will be turning solutions such as CoroCut® QD for Y-axis parting. CoroCut® QD uses the potential of modern turning centres and multi-tasking machines to guide the tool in the Y direction, positioning the upper side of the indexable insert parallel to the end of the blade. This capability enables faster feed speeds and the machining of longer overhangs without loss of stability.

Also being promoted at the show will be the PrimeTurning™ process for turning in all directions. Manufacturers in the automotive and aerospace industries, in particular, can benefit since PrimeTurning™ is extremely versatile. Indeed, the process is suitable for turning short, compact components, for longitudinal turning, and for machining contours and front-end geometries.

Thanks to numerous co-operations with machine manufacturers, including being a co-exhibitor on the DMG MORI India Pvt Ltd., Yamazaki MAZAK India Pvt Ltd, Doosan India, Okuma India, Mastercam 3and solutions from Sandvik Coromant are on display in many places around the exhibition.

 The Sandvik Coromant service team once again supported and advised customers during IMTEX 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Annual Press Conference of Macao Government Tourism Office

Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) held the Annual Press Conference on 23 January 2019, indicating that total visitor arrivals to Macao went up by 9.8% to over 35.8 million in 2018, as revealed by preliminary figures. Surpassing same-day visitor arrivals for three years in a row, overnight-stay visitor arrivals surged year-on-year by 7.2% to account for 51.7% of total visitor arrivals. Looking into 2019, MGTO will march ahead to deepen Macao’s development as a Creative City of Gastronomy in tandem with the dedication to foster smart tourism and implement action plans mapped out by the Macao Tourism Industry Development Master Plan progressively, delivering the impact of the tourism industry in driving the economy and other related industries forward.

In the press conference, a retrospective overview of Macao’s tourism performance last year was presented and MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes unveiled MGTO’s work plan for 2019. Over 400 participants attended the conference, comprising members of the travel trade and journalists from Macao, Mainland China and Hong Kong, which include foreign correspondents based in Macao.

Macao tourism situation in 2018 (preliminary statistics)
Against the global backdrop of political uncertainty, the local tourism industry demonstrated fair performance overall in 2018, bolstered by the inauguration of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and concerted efforts among different tourism sectors.  Preliminary data revealed increase in numerous tourism indicators last year including total visitor arrivals, visitor arrivals from the Greater China markets, sum of overnight-stay visitors as well as visitor expenditure.

Total visitor arrivals grew by 9.8% to exceed 35.8 million in 2018, among which over 32.6 million visitors came from the Greater China markets, a rise of 11%. International visitor arrivals dropped slightly by 1.1% to 3.1 million and more. Since the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge on 24 October 2018, 1.05 million visitors entered Macao via the Bridge, the port of entry which received the second largest number of visitors to Macao during the period.  

Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan region remained Macao’s top three visitor source markets, all of which registered increases in visitor volume. The city welcomed over 25 million Mainland visitors last year, up by 13.8%, with 41% of the visitors from Guangdong Province. The figure includes over 12 million individual visitors which constitute 48.6% of Mainland visitor arrivals. On the other hand, visitor arrivals from Hong Kong and Taiwan region rose by 2.6% and 0.1% respectively.

Korea continued to rank first among international markets, contributing over 810,000 visitors to Macao last year. Visitor arrivals from Japan and the Philippines both exceeded 310,000, whereas visitor arrivals from the United States, the only long-haul market among the top ten visitor source markets, climbed up by 8.3%.

Overnight-stay visitors exceeded same-day visitors for three years in a row
Preliminary data show that overnight-stay visitor arrivals climbed by 7.2% to surpass 18.4 million, accounting for 51.7% of total visitor arrivals and exceeding same-day visitor arrivals for three years in a row since 2016. Same-day visitor arrivals, on the other hand, surged by a double-digit increase of 12.7% to exceed 17.3 million. The average length of stay of overnight-stay visitors rose by 0.1 day to 2.2 days, while that of all visitors to Macao stood at 1.2 days.

Rise in hotel overnight guests and visitor expenditure
Preliminary figures indicate that the total of overnight guests at local hotel establishments increased by about 6% to 14 million last year. The average occupancy rate of local hotel establishments in 2018 topped 90%, a year-on-year increase of 3 percentage points and more. The average room rate of three to five star hotels was 168.8 US dollars, up by 7%.

Up to the end of 2018, there are 120 hotel establishments in Macao supplying a total of 40,109 rooms, a year-on-year increase of 5.8%. The above includes 50 budget accommodation establishments supplying a total of 1,776 rooms.

Total visitor expenditure between January and September 2018 amounted to 29.8 billion US dollars, marking period-on-period growth of 11.9%.

MGTO Work Review of 2018
Throughout 2018, MGTO had been vigorously pushing various major tasks forward, including unfolding and following up with the action plans of the Macao Tourism Industry Development Master Plan (“Master Plan”), commencing the work of Macao as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, actively engaging in the development of the Greater Bay Area as a travel destination and fighting against illegal accommodation, among other tasks. 

Within the year after the release of the Master Plan in September 2017, 67 short-term action plans have commenced with relevant tasks being followed up, leading to progressive realization of the eight key objectives presented in the Master Plan. For smart tourism development, MGTO implemented technical tasks for construction of the “tourism information interchange platform”, helped divert visitor flow through trial use of smart tools and opened up the Macao Tourism News plus, the online tourism news database, to a wider range of users last year.

In line with the designation of Macao as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, MGTO activated the “2018 Macao Year of Gastronomy” to grow new awareness and promote Macao’s gastronomic culture, in addition to building a Macanese cuisine database and actively engaging in the work of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

MGTO also participated in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area as a travel destination, including joint destination promotions with other cities of the Greater Bay Area, and launch of multi-destination tourism products in international markets.

Throughout the year, MGTO conducted 1,983 inspections on tourism professions and business establishments, and 1,877 inspections at ports of entry and tourist attractions. For measures against the provision of illegal accommodation, the Office carried out 1,379 apartment inspections and sealed 245 apartments, in addition to 463 joint actions with the interdepartmental task force. The Office also submitted the latest proposal of the regulations on operation of hotel establishments, besides actively following up with the amendments to the regulations on operation of travel agencies and tour guide profession, to refine the tourism laws and advance quality tourism development.

Four major work goals of MGTO in 2019
In 2019, MGTO is dedicated to deepening Macao’s development as a Creative City of Gastronomy and continuously carrying out the action plans of the Master Plan. The Office will forge ahead with respective tasks in accordance with the four major goals as follows, while joining hands with other entities to hold various celebrations and events for the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region in 2019:

The four major goals of MGTO in 2019 are as follows:

1.    Deepen Macao’s development as a “Creative City of Gastronomy” and expand the influence of destination marketing
Foster development of the local catering industry through “inheritance, innovation and exchange”; strengthen inheritance and innovation of local Macanese Cuisine and work on building the Macanese cuisine database; continue to participate in activities hosted by other Creative Cities of Gastronomy around the world, and carry out cross-field cooperation and exchange with other Creative Cities in Asia; host and support international gastronomic events, organize different types of activities in major source markets, launch gourmet food tour products, and make greater efforts in promoting the Creative City of Gastronomy.

2.    Maximize unique resource advantages and participate in the Greater Bay Area and “Belt and Road” tourism development
Actively develop Macao into a tourism education and training base in the Greater Bay Area; support government tourism personnel of Portuguese-speaking countries to come to Macao for internship and training opportunities; conduct visitor behavior studies and scientifically formulate appropriate promotional strategies in accordance with the operation of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge; join hands with the city cluster of the Greater Bay Area to tap into a greater diversity of source markets, and promote multi-destination travel; leverage regional cooperation mechanisms including that of the Tourism Federation of Cities in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Bay Area to push forward tourism development and joint promotion across the Greater Bay Area; 

3.    Promote smart tourism development and optimize tourism quality
Conduct data collection and dissemination for the tourism information interchange platform and build a tourism Big Data database; harness Big Data to analyze visitor behavior and provide grounds for studies on formulation of future destination marketing strategies; implement real-time monitoring at scenic spots and congested locations to divert visitor flows; introduce chatbot equipped with tourism information; launch a newly-designed Macao tourism promotion website; meticulously follow up with revisions to the respective laws on operation of hotel establishments, travel agencies and tour guides; rigorously combat provision of illegal accommodation; continue with the implementation of the “Quality Tourism Services Accreditation Scheme” to enhance tourism quality.

4.    Work towards completion of Macau Grand Prix Thematic Museum and organize various mega celebrations with great efforts
Proactively proceed with the remodeling project of the Macau Grand Prix Themed Museum; organize celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region in major source markets; hold large-scale promotions in Portugal in line with the Year of China in Portugal; fully support the promotion of the mega cultural tourism event “Art Macao”; continue to support organization of different thematic tourism activities in various communities to foster community tourism; support and assist the travel trade in developing maritime tourism products.

HyperX Gears up for ESL’s Winter Season Finale with Offers on its Best-In-Class Peripherals

HyperXTM continues its support for ESL India Premiership, which is now the country’s elite and a highly lucrative eSport tournament.This partnership demonstrates the brand’s commitment to improve the Indian eSports community.The Winter Season Finale event is scheduled to take place from 3rd to 5th February at India Gaming Show, Hall 11, Pragati Maidan, Delhi. To add more value, HyperX is all set with its much-awaited HyperX Flash Sale, where they slash prices by about 55% on select peripherals for a limited period each day. Not only that, the brand will be setting higher standards with its signature ‘HyperX Black Light Zone’, which is the first of its kind activity in any Indian gaming events. To excite the gaming enthusiasts, there are other high-octane engagements like the Live Streaming sessions, Workshops, Cosplayers and more.

            Mr. Vishal Parekh, Marketing Director, HyperX India. said, “We are happy to have partnered with ESL India Premiership and building it as one of India’s most participated gaming platforms. In line with our vision to improve Indian eSports, this partnership has created new avenues for professional gamers and stakeholders to showcase their talent to the world. This being the first major tournament for 2019, we wish all participants the best, and hope they take full advantage of this event.”

            Mr. Akshat Rathee, Managing Director, ESL India, “The ESL India Premiership has been pivotal in legitimizing esports in the country and HyperX has been a valuable long-term partner in this endeavour. The association keeps bringing value to the Premiership year after year. The 2018-19 season is coming to an end and a grand closure awaits you at Pragati Maidan.”

            HyperX will play an instrumental role in empowering eSport athletes in their winning endeavour by providing best-in-class peripherals during the competition. After a successful pilot at DreamHack Mumbai, the brand has planned a dedicated Streamers Zone, where invited budding streamers will learn streaming from the best talent. Like other events they participate in, HyperX will give the on-ground ESL audience, an experience with their top-notch gaming peripherals, allowing them to feel, try and test their new products.

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HyperX was born from Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, and power users with high-performance components. For 15 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, USB flash drives, and mouse pads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand has carved its name atop the leaderboard by consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 5 million headsets worldwide

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Schindler India bags the coveted Realty Plus ‘Interior & Exterior (INEX) Awards, 2019 for “The Innovative Product of The Year”

·        Schindler Ahead, Smart Urban Mobility Wins Recognition as the “The Innovative Product Of The Year” In The Elevators And Escalators Segment
·        Schindler Ahead is the World’s First Fully Digital Closed Loop Maintenance, Emergency Services, And Information System

A pioneer in bringing new and Innovative offerings to the elevator and escalator market, Schindler India, a 100% owned subsidiary of Schindler Group has bagged one of the prominent awards of the year- The Innovative Product of The Year”.

Schindler India was felicitated for Schindler’s Innovative Product – Schindler Ahead in theElevators and Escalators Segment at the “Interior & Exterior Awards (INEX) 2019 that was organized by Realty Plus, held at Hotel ITC Grand Maratha, Mumbai on 23rd January 2019.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Amjad Sayyed – Sr. Vice President, Existing Installation Business, Schindler India said, “Our commitment to provide best in class facilities & partner in India’s infrastructural overhaul is unwavering. With the launch of the Schindler Ahead Platform we are looking to take things to the next level.
Inspired by the vision of being the best service provider in the industry for its customers, Schindler will continue to develop highly innovative and user-friendly mobility solutions to move India - Safely & Reliably!”

The new digital solution for elevators and escalators, enabling a whole range of new digital products and services, Schindler Ahead is the world’s first fully digital closed loop maintenance, emergency services, and information system. Schindler India successfully launched Schindler Ahead platform in partnership with GE & Huawei for connectivity of elevators and escalators at your fingertips.

Schindler Ahead brings Smart Internet of Things (IOT) for seamless connectivity to elevators and escalators which enables Schindler to better monitor, analyze and resolve possible service issues even before they happen, reducing and eliminating downtime.

Powering digital urban mobility, the win is an acknowledgement of Schindler India’s continuous effort in developing highly innovative and user-friendly mobility solutions, making Schindler ‘The First Choice of Our Customers’. 

About Schindler India:
Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Its innovative and environmentally-friendly access and transit-management systems make an important contribution to mobility in urban societies. Behind the company's success are over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries. Schindler India is a 100% owned subsidiary of Schindler Group.

“Leadership through Customer Service”, is the cornerstone of Schindler India’s growth strategy and which is evident with our service presence across 50 major cities which include our branch offices in 13 major cities in the country and is head-quartered in Mumbai.