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

VMware: Powering Enterprises through SaaS and Cloud

If market reports are to be believed, the software as a service market in India is poised to touch $20 to $80 billion mark in revenue and capture 7% to 9% of the share of the global SaaS market by 2022. The next wave of growth in the segment is expected to build new capabilities with strong COVID tailwinds driving collaborations and productivity tools and remote working, pushing enterprises towards digital channels. VMware, as a leading innovator in enterprise capabilities, and digital technologies presently, is on the past to support the transformation by expanding the focus on solutions such as cloud and apps, SaaS growth, digital workspace, intrinsic security, and the likes.

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Pandemic Disruption ensured fast transformation with Digitalization

“The IT sector has grown exponentially in the last two decades, providing close to 4.5 million direct and 10 million indirect jobs within the country. As per estimates, the sector’s revenue is currently at about $194 billion which is expected to reach $350 billion by 2025, creating many more jobs in the process. Even in the middle of the pandemic, leading companies in this sector continue hiring in large numbers across experience and job levels. Overall, the sector is expected to witness a 12% increase in hiring this year ”, asserted Jyoti Arora, Special Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy), Government of India in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld. Excerpts Below:

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Leveraging Growth for Waste Management

“Given the need for improved environmental infrastructure, waste management and recycling across emerging economies and given an enabling policy environment, the sector is poised for multifold growth in the coming years. As the largest and the most integrated player in this space, Ramky Enviro expects to be at the forefront of this transformation”, asserted Masood Mallik, Joint Managing Director, Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited in a conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld. Excerpts below:

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Leveraging Covid-care with Awareness

“JICA has launched a campaign of Achhi Aadat (Good habit) with support of the Japanese companies, including LIXIL, Kai India and Unicharm, who have joined hands with the campaign as sponsors. They have a strong will to contribute to the people of India where the business has been developed. Many more Japanese companies are echoing the Campaign and joining the circle and promoting the concept to their staff and clients”, confirmed Dr. Katsuo Matsumoto, Chief Representative, JICA India in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld. Excerpts below:

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Swachh Bharat Mission: Game-changing India’s battle against Covid-19

“The SBM has truly evolved into a people-driven movement where every step that we take is matched and taken five steps ahead by citizens, who have become our partners”, ascertains an enthusiastic Naveen Kumar Agarwal, Director, Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld. Excerpts Below

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IUDX: Unleashing the Power of Data for Urban Administration

“With the capabilities to unleash the power of data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, IUDX will enable higher operational efficiency in city administration by facilitating the data exchange between various civic bodies, municipal departments, application developers, and data consumers”, asserts Dr. Inder Gopal, CEO IUDX Program and Research Professor – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld.

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PayPoint India: Leveraging Robotics, Automation to Enhance Rural Banking Experience

During the pandemic, the Government had rolled out a huge relief package primarily through direct benefit transfer (DBT) in bank accounts. Our retailer-driven assisted model was instrumental in reaching out to this bottom of the pyramid population. Our low-cost tech-enabled platform disbursed more than 10 million subsidies and NEREGA payments to needy people in a span of 90 days “, asserted Ketan Doshi, Managing Director, Paypoint India in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld. Excerpts Below:

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NIUA: Leveraging Urbanization Policies through Technology Data Solutions

The government recognizes that managing the process of urbanization is increasingly important for the ongoing urban transformation. In this regard, NIUA has been set up with a mission to develop new research and expertise for supporting innovations in the urban sector and their dissemination through action research and advocacy, capacity building. Elaborates Hitesh Vaidya, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World.

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Fino Payments Bank: Leveraging Rural Banking enabling Technology

"Our strategy is DTP (Distribution, Technology, and Partnerships) and our approach is PHYGITAL, having a mix of physical outlets with digital platforms. Customers have a choice to avail of our services either at a physical outlet with assistance from the merchant or branch staff or carry out transactions on their own through BPay, our mobile banking app", asserted Anand Bhatia, CMO & Head Analytics, Fino Payments Bank in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld.

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Digitizing financial model for cities with Tech-implementation

"While municipal bonds do present themselves as long term financing instruments. However, for the debt to be sustainable, the rate of nominal economic growth should be ideally higher than the average rate of interest. Moreover, it calls for greater accountability through periodic reporting for credit rating purposes – something which most cities may not have prior experience in", asserts Sridhar Gadhi, Founder and Executive Chairman, Quantela Inc. in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities.

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