Technology

Facebook elevates Indian-origin executive to head Workplace

NEW YORK: Karandeep Anand, an Indian-origin senior executive of Facebook, will head the social media giant’s enterprise communications tool Workplace, the company has announced. Anand, who worked at Microsoft for 15 years before joining Facebook nearly four years ago, will work closely with Julien Codorniou, the Facebook vice president who has been the leader of …

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Ashwin Yardi has 3-pronged plan to take Capgemini to the next phase

BENGALURU: Capgemini looks to increase its tech focus out of India, where half of its global employees reside, and build innovations for clients as the French IT services company eyes at the next phase of growth. “The underlying thought process is how India will be creating a larger impact. India should be at the forefront …

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Facebook executive bats for data certification of companies

BENGALURU: Facebook deputy chief privacy officer Rob Sherman has suggested an alternative to India’s data localisation push. This involves a certification process requiring digital companies to fulfil standards on data protection and privacy rather than making them store local user data on servers in India, he said. He was speaking at a discussion on the …

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Neelam Dhawan to lead IBM India’s 1st Advisory Board

IBM, for the first time, has set up an advisory board for India led by former HP India head Neelam Dhawan to work with its current local head Karan Bajwa to drive growth for the company in the decade ahead. The IBM India Advisory Board — which also includes Bajwa, Harriet Green, chairman of IBM …

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GESIA IT Association appoints new Chairman

AHMEDABAD: GESIA IT Association, the leading body representing the ICT industry of Gujarat, appointed its new office bearers for 2018-2019. Maulik Bhansali, CEO of NetWeb Software has taken over as the Chairman &Director of the association while Tejinder Oberoi of Cygnet Infotech Pvt. Ltd. is the new Vice Chairman & Director. Pranav Pandya, Co-founder, and …

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Xiaomi to invite more component suppliers to invest in India

KOCHI: Xiaomi India may invite more of its smartphone component suppliers to invest in India as part of the company’s efforts to pursue total localisation of the phone. Already, one of the component suppliers Holitech Technology has signed an MoU with Andhra Pradesh government for starting manufacturing facility. “ At present around 95% of the …

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India second-most spammed country in 2018: Truecaller

BENGALURU: Brazil surpassed India to become the most spammed country in the world in 2018, according to a report from popular communication app Truecaller on Tuesday. More than six per cent of overall calls received by Indian users in 2018 were spam calls. However, the average number of spam calls received in India dropped to …

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