Guest Columns

Making Smart Cities that Grow and Thrive
November, 2018

A Conundrum for CitiesCities around the world have different governing structures, financial strengths, geographies, populations and natural resources but have common challenges like population growth, accelerating urbanization and stressed infrastructure.The primary goals of a functioning city should be to improve the quality of life for its citizens by improving the efficiency of city operations, providing for their safety and security while sustaining the environment.

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The Smart World
November, 2018

As per UN’s report, around 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050 which is an estimated 7.2 billion people. This rapid urbanization exerts enormous pressure on various city infrastructures e.g. transport, health and emergency services, education, utilities and also safety and security.In order for cities to cater to the growing population, the cities will have to be transformed into Smart Cities and infrastructure will have to become Smart Infrastructure.  There are 1000+ smart cities...

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Connected Vehicles - Unfolding Opportunities for All Geographies
October, 2018

The automotive industry has had a profound impact on us. It has altered the way we move, live and consume things. It has made significant contribution to the country’s economy as well. Historically it has contributed between 3 to 3.5% of GDP in the United States. The Indian automotive industry which is amongst the top five in the world had seen the growth of over 7% between FY2013-18.The transition in automotive, which we all are aware of, is being powered by technologies such as a self-driving car, connected car, soft...

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The Business Case for Going Green
October, 2018

Today, millennials who make up the largest generation in the workforce, cite sustainability as one of the key issues they care about. Therefore, more and more businesses are adopting corporate sustainability and environmental programs as they attract talent and create a "great place to work" as they tend to coincide with the company's mission, vision, and values.But now that the employee demand for green workspaces is there - what is the benefit to the employer? Are green buildings just a surface-level preference? ...

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Unleashing the Power of 3D Printing
August, 2018

Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing as the world better knows it, is an integral tool that is set to disrupt manufactur-ing and play an integral part of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Industries that have already started adopting to the use of 3D Printing are mainly those that have started to see the bene t of low-volume & high-customisability; the biggest advantages that the technology provides today in the eld of manufacturing.3D Printing has disrupted the supply chain of conventional industries like aerospace an...

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Cryptocurrency - The future is exciting
August, 2018

IntroductionThe future is exciting! Over the past few years, a wide range of interesting technologies has picked up steam and promise to change the way we think and work. Three technologies that have the potential to create the significant impact on our lives are the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Block-chain. The blockchain is a technology that has the potential to impact a lot of industry verticals by transform-ing processes that take significant time, effort and resources tod...

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Blockchain Benefits & Recent Trends
August, 2018

Blockchain is a distributed ledger where each constituent node holds entire data, trail of transactions and also executes transactions. All nodes stay in sync thru consensus. Both the data and programs (aka Smart Contracts) on blockchain are immutable and tamper proof. This immutability along with transparency makes software implementations on blockchain (aka Decentralized applications or Dapps) a well trusted int...

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Information Technology – Spurring growth of Indian Economy
July, 2018

Information Technology – Spurring growth of Indian EconomyThe Information Technology (IT) sector has been a key driver of the economic growth in India positioning it on the global map as an offshoring destination for IT companies. Underlining excellent IT strength of the country, the key global IT companies are managed by Indian-origin executives.The IT sector is helping India transform to the next level of development, reducing the need for cash transactions, thereby, b...

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Autonomous AI
July, 2018

AI has come a long way since 1968 when Stanley Kubrick introduced us to HAL 9000, the first ‘sentient’ machine in the epic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Even then the idea of a machine that could think, learn and reason on its own accord was a captivating proposition, albeit complete science fiction.  And yet, there are countless examples where life imitates art.For the past ten years, Cortica has been working to take AI to its next level of evolution by closely studying the behavior of the cor...

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Building Differentiated Digital Experiences for Stakeholders
July, 2018

In the digital world, the way a stakeholder engages with the brand has gone through a paradigm shift. The matter of fact is, a potential stakeholder spends the maximum amount of time interacting with digital devices, including mobile phones and/or tablets. This is a great potential and opportunity for manufacturers and service providers to interact with stakeholder through such digital mediums and seek attention. Such a digital strategy could be used for external stakeholders to promote and differentiate their brand and or to attract more buyer...

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