Poulami Chakraborty

The author is Group Assistant Editor with BW Businessworld. Her forte remains on Governance and Banking research and reporting. A quick-learner and a great conversationist, Poulami also loves gardening and cooking in her leisure time.

Latest Articles By Poulami Chakraborty

Enhancing Smart Living leveraging IoT

‘IoT plays an important role in controlling our existing electrical components and electronics in an intelligent manner. An IoT enabled AC can maintain an optimum temperature by turning itself on or off to save immense energy”, assures Dhaval Doshi, Founder & Director, SmartHome NX. Excerpts below:

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Enhancing Multi-Vendor Collaboration with Tech-based Solutions

“Dimension Data manages multivendor collaboration solutions including voice, video, messaging, presence, and conferencing with on-premise, hosted, cloud, or hybrid deployment models. Data is in resonance with the vision of Digital India that aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. It would ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically. It would also bring in public accountability through mandated delivery of government’s services electronically”, said Lux Rao, Director & Leader Solutions, NTT Ltd. in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCitiesWorld

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Leveraging IT Solution for Travel Transport & Logistics

“Most of our businesses are outside India. However, we will be on the lookout for opportunities. While the major airlines might look for enhancing its presence in the country, new regional players are likely to set shop under the Udan scheme of the Government of India. Against this backdrop, IBS is the technology provider best placed to serve as a one-stop shop to the India aviation industry, both on account of its range of offerings and the ‘Make in India’ off-set initiative of the Government”, asserted V K Mathews, Founder and Executive Chairman, IBS Software in a conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCitiesWorld. Excerpts below:

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Rebuilding Kerala to a Digitally Empowered State

“Kerala's strengths are its people. The State, and more importantly the country as a whole effort has benefited from their hard work, both here and abroad. The State brings in more remittance than any other Indian State. It is our priority to create enough jobs in our State itself for qualified and educated youth. In order to achieve this goal, we are leveraging ICT and other fields that are capable of creating high-end jobs”, asserts Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister, and Government of Kerala in a tete-a-tete with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World. Excerpts below:

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Enabling Experience Economy through Digitalization

“We hold a firm belief that there are complementary set of solutions, which start-ups bring on table for extension, submission and for supplementing our efforts to enhance the digital journey of our customers”, said an optimistic Lovneesh Chanana, VP, Digital Government, Asia Pacific & Japan, SAP India in an interaction with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities. Excerpts below:

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Subex releases the State of IoT Security Report India for Q2 2019

Smart city projects, financial services, and transport sectors sit prominently on the radar of hackers

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Himachal Pradesh- Transforming e-Governance for Transforming Governance

Special focus with an allocated fund of INR 10 crores, earmarked to improve telecommunication connectivity in the tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh: said Rohan Thakur, Director IT, Government of Himachal Pradesh during a conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities. Excerpts below:

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Digital India Campaign: Boosting India’s Digital Communication policy, Jobs

A very large number of jobs have been created by telecom firms such as Jio, by the digital infrastructure push such as laying of over 200,000 km of fibre optic, by the various apps that are being developed and brought online and by the push on democratization of digital access, including hardware manufacturing, assures Jayjit Bhattacharya, President, Center for Digital Economic Policy Research during a conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities. Excerpts below:

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Digitally transforming India’s Workforce

“With the recent merger bringing on table the strengths of KPIT's IT businesses, particularly in SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards and other related areas of manufacturing, along with Birlasoft's existing core strengths in custom application development and maintenance in digital, sales force, data analytics and testing, combined with leading edge consulting capability. Birlasoft is now poised to deliver a much wider suite of capabilities” asserts an optimistic Sangram Kadam, Vice President and Head (APAC and META), Birlasoft in a tete-a-tete with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities. Excerpts below:

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Leveraging Technology to Set Benchmark Solutions

“Merkado is created with an objective to enable solution providers and start-ups and customers to provide Right Solution to Right Problem. In short, Merkado is a bridge connecting Solution Seeker with Solution provider”, says Ravinder Pal Singh, CEO, Merkado RHA, in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities. Excerpts below:

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