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

Robotic Cleaning making Transition from Domestic to Industrial

“In India the acceptance of new technology is pretty high, but the challenge is to change the mind-set from traditional ways of cleaning. Individuals are used to cleaning their floors every day, and they like to do both dry sweeping and wet mopping. The idea is to show them how this can be done effortlessly with the help of these devices. Automating cleaning processes is surely feasible on a long term basis”, asserted Milind Gandhe - Head, Systems Business Unit at Tata Elxsi in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld. Excerpts below:

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India’s Private Security Industry reforming to Global Standards: Shri Vivek Bharadwaj, IAS, Additional Secretary(PM), Ministry of Home Affairs at 15th Security Leadership Summit

Shri Bharadwaj elaborated his hope for the private security industry in India with their standard of operation at the national level security leadership summit organized by CAPSI.

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Department of New and Renewable Energy (DNRE), Goa Inks pact with EESL to implement the country’s first Convergence Project

The MoU was signed in the presence of Shri R. K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri Nilesh Cabral, Power Minister, Goa, Shri Sanjiv Nandan Sahai, Secretary, Ministry of Power and other senior officers of the Ministry.

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Enabling 3D Design Concept in Infrastructure

“The urbanisation trends will push infrastructure growth in India in megacities and tier II towns. There is a need to spend about $1.4 trillion in the next five years to build this close to 30,000 kilometres of railway tracks to create new hundreds of new railway stations and refurbish existing one”, asserted Simon Huffeteau, Vice President for Construction, Cities and Territories at Dassault Systèmes in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Smart Cities World.

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Bhagalpur: Improvising Smart City with Inclusive Citizen-Centricity

Bhagalpur is a centre of health services for various adjoining smaller cities and villages. The attendant of patients does not get facilities to stay at an affordable price. With our commitment to do the customer-centric project we are developing a 100 bedded night center for the attendant of the patient. Says Sunil Kumar, CEO, Bhagalpur Smart City Limited in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities. Excerpts below:

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Aggregating Indian Smart Cities with Technology

“Honeywell has rapidly innovated to extend the capabilities of our Smart and Safe City technology deployments to support customer needs. Our Command and Control Centers are being used as the nerve center for operations to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in specific cities. We have also developed and deployed city-specific dashboards, portals and citizen applications to engage with citizens. Authorities can communicate necessary information in a consistent manner, and citizens can get the official view of a city’s status, reducing their need to go to different sources to gather information which at times may also be conflicting”: asserts Akshay Bellare, President Honeywell in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld.

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Transforming Enterprises with Connected Technology

“Aeris has been carrying a vision to transform small to large businesses with IoT and connected technology. We have been addressing challenges faced by businesses in emerging markets and developing countries and finding right technology solutions that help customers delivering enhanced customer experiences and implementing strategies to increase revenue”, asserted Rishi Bhatnagar, President Aeris India & Mr. Asit Goel, VP Engineering, Aeris, India in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World. Excerpts as under:

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Lenovo Data Centre Group: Intelligent Transformation for Business

“We are in a time of great global transformation – economically, socially and environmentally. For businesses to thrive in today’s fast-paced, uncertain and changing world they too have to transform. At Lenovo Data Centre Group, the intelligent transformation has always been part of our story, from powering work that is designed to solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges to helping businesses on their journeys of transformation”, asserts Vivek Sharma, Managing Director Lenovo Data Centre Group, India in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty, BW SmartCities. Excerpts below:

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Banking Sector envelopes Digitalization for Automated Intelligent Workflows

Most banks have been on various stages of their digital transformation journey, which in most cases was limited to a customer facing digital layer. The new challenges upon financial institutions has accentuated the need for a more holistic approach. Digitization will start with evolving the customer experience—creating more cohesive and personal digital journeys by combining and integrating every aspect into a single platform and tooling. Moving beyond the customer interface, digitization includes middle- and back-office operations, and support functions where processes are transformed and automated into intelligent workflows. Asserts Prativa Mohapatra, Vice President Sales, IBM, India and South Asia in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty BW SmartCities. Excerpts:

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Data and Network Traffic - How Well are We Supported with Working From Home

The lockdown scenarios have forced organizations to move out of their workplaces and take work to their respective homes. This sudden adoption of Work from Home (WFH) at a wider scale has led to a spike in data network traffic.

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