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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

Championing Blue-Print for Smart City Development

“As a system integrator, we integrate various IT initiatives and implement all hardware, software and field-level implementation required for each smart city. Each city is unique and hence the solution and implementation should be customized so that the citizens would be able to take advantage of the smart city initiative. Madras Security Printers brings on their expertise to develop such model cities for citizen’s usage,” asserted Arul Prathan Singh, Director Madras Security Printers in interaction with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World.

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Calibrating Digital Solutions to Agriculture, Manufacturing

“As a global leader in Precision Agriculture, Trimble is committed to making technology affordable and accessible to Indian farmers so that they can grow more with lower input costs”, said Rajan Aiyer, Managing Director, Trimble India & SAARC in interaction with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Smart Cities. Excerpts below:

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Leveraging India’s life-insurance Segment, Digitally

Leveraging emerging technologies we have already implemented a few innovations like the Self-Inspection video feature for renewing lapsed motor insurance, while new projects in the pipeline include Self Cashless Claims feature, asserts Jayant Chauhan, Chief Product Officer, Policybazaar.com.

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Impacting Urban-Economic Lives with Information Technology

“Hitachi in India has envisioned this direction in collaboration with the stakeholders, bringing its rich global industrial heritage and juxtaposing it with its strength in Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) in order to transform the urban-economic scenario of the country”, stated Bharat Kaushal, Managing Director, Hitachi India in an interaction with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld. Excerpts below:

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Leveraging Enterprise Digital Transformation with Technology

The Indian market is gradually maturing towards adopting cutting-edge IT solutions, and technologies as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is here to stay and evolve. There are several applications which involves such technologies finds usage in the fields of camera vision, facial recognition and object identification, augmented analytics with the help of trends and behavioral patterns and predictive modelling, will find their way and exist in the long run, in several government pet policies, asserted Anuj Mathur, CEO, Q3 Technologies in a conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities. Excerpts below:

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Union Budget 2019 Aims to Boost Infrastructure & Foreign Investment

The NDA led Government's union budget aims to popularise infrastructure and foreign investment, besides adding more power to women.

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Accelerating Start-Ups for a Greater Tomorrow

As the fastest growing economy, India provides significant challenges across industries and society, which emerge as opportunities that start-ups today identify and fulfil. The variety of use-cases which these opportunities offer help start-ups develop robust solutions iteratively with the option to adapt to any global economy. In an interaction with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCitiesWorld, Avnish Sabhrawal, Managing Director, Accenture Ventures and Open Innovation reveals, how the combining effects of new technologies is causing a major disruption of start-up industry. Excerpts below:

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ESDS, Leveraging Cloud Technology For Banks, Start-Ups

“We should also expect the mass integration of IoT devices and Machine Learning technologies. At present, the Next Generation Technologies are not making as big impact in the Government to Consumers arena as we are still on the rudimentary stage. However, we should be expecting a great change as more and more players are entering the Indian market in multiple business verticals, and this will promote rapid expansion and up gradation of technologies”, asserted an optimistic Piyush Somani, CEO and CMD ESDS Software Pvt. Ltd. in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty. Excerpts below:

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Leveraging Connectivity in the City of Nawabs, the Metro Way

Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation has been prioritizing the inclusiveness of its people involved across the level to have bagged Silver Award from the International Royal Society for The Prevention Of Accidents (RoSPA) for Phase I (North-South Corridor), says Keshav Kumar, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation. Read on to know more about LMRC’s strategic approach in mastering the holistic development of Smart Cities, the Metro way. Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World writes:

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Setting Cities Smart and Sustainable on Digital Platform

While industry stakeholders have been playing a pivotal role in rolling out India’s top-most smart and sustainable cities, many of them are banking on digital platform and its mechanism to create the most efficient and inclusive cities. In a conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World, Gautam Balakrishnan, Vice President, Smart Cities Business, Tata Projects Limited emphasizes: “The approach of the government to bring cities on digital platforms is perfect. as cities grow in size, population and challenges - there is a need to bring all the command and control including disaster management and emergency response under one umbrella. This initiative is to be lauded and supported but taking too long to rollout. “ Excerpts below

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