Startups rapidly emerging from Central Japan – local entrepreneurs explain why

Central Japan, Dec 2, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Central Japan, the region in which the new anime-themed park famous for its sci-fi fantasy machines and vehicles debuted earlier last month, is quickly becoming the homeland of startups paving the way towards the future of mobility. Earlier this week, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), together with the Central Japan Startup Ecosystem Consortium, organized a tour to show the media how this lesser-known part of Japan, compared to Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto, was rapidly giving birth to local entrepreneurs – as the result of education, collaboration, and homegrown determination. The century-old industry and network of suppliers in Aichi, Nagoya and Hamamatsu is also opening up to collaborate with startups from all corners of the world.



1. Education

Yukiko Konishi, vice director of the Startup Promotion Office at Nagoya University, or NU, explained how rival universities in the Central Japan region started to join forces to form the Tokai Network for Global Leading Innovation Platform (Tongali) in 2015. Today, 18 universities stand behind a vision to "cultivate human capital that creates and delivers value leading to the future and enriching people, society, and earth" through entrepreneurship education. In 2020, over 4000 high school students to scholars and graduates participated in Tongali's educational events and programs. As a Tongali co-founder and Startup consortium member, she noted NU was a staple in the outcome of this endeavor. 67 entrepreneurs (as of November 2022) who took flight from NU including Optimind, a Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2020, and Acompany, a Forbes 30 Under 30 Japan 2021.

Three NU startups shared their stories. Deep-tech startup Tier IV's chief strategy officer, Ko Miyoshi, explained their world's first open-source software for autonomous driving, which runs on multiple platforms and provides full-stack solutions for the commercialization of intelligent vehicles. Called Autoware, its the equivalent of "Intel inside" for autonomous driving, adopted by over 500 companies across the globe. Toyota's battery-electric shuttle buses and Robo Taxi also partner with TIER IV, while Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn has agreed to a joint development project for autonomous personal cars with a precondition of Autoware in future EV platforms.

On the Delivery Robot front, we turned the spotlight on Dr. Jude Nwadiuto from Nigeria, a postdoctoral fellow at Nagoya University. Receiving a Ph.D. in autonomous driving and robotics from Nagoya University, the founder and CEO of Fainzy Technologies demonstrated how the warm and cute-looking Mira X and ZiBot models were more seriously gun-ho than meets the eye, going beyond just delivering the payload. Mira X's artificial intelligence (AI) can avoid getting stuck by predicting its path and detecting when food is taken, with a 3D Holographic fan for advertising quality. And ZiBot can make highly accurate decisions from AI-based demand forecast data collected through 360-degree environment sensing.

Another lab-born startup, PotStill's demonstration was a fine blend of technology and psychology. PotStill was established in August 2020 to develop a "driver agent that promotes the improvement of driving behavior", and elemental technology for reducing accidents of elderly drivers based on human interaction research. PotStill director Takahiro Tanaka Ph.D., a designated professor at the Institute of Innovation for Future Society at NU, took participants on a test drive with an adorable 8-inch-tall robot alerting for speeding or stop signs in a relatively narrow residential area.

2. Collaboration

The City of Nagoya's Innovation Department stressed Central Japan's startup ecosystem provides everything a startup needs. On top of the local government's generous support, the region has everything from startup hubs and venture finance to business matching sessions with highly trained workers in many specialized fields, such as mobility. Representatives from Aichi prefecture and Japan's largest incubation hub-to-be, STATION Ai, added that "the region invites entrepreneurs and capitalists from all corners to facilitate state-of-the-art open innovation by infusing new ideas with local craftsmanship." Participants witnessed a few examples:

Home-grown startup SkyDrive's Hiroyuki Murai, chief strategy officer, showed renderings of their new SD-05 two-seater flying car scheduled to fly at the 2025 World EXPO. His team comprises industry specialists from diverse backgrounds, including Bombardier and BAE Systems. But he also stressed that they would not have come this far without the partner ecosystem supporting them in mass production, flight control, charging facilities, parts procurement, leasing, and port architecture.

Koji Ishizuka, senior director of the Electrification Systems Business Group at DENSO, praised Urban Air Mobility (UAM) startups for accelerating technological advances, which would take far longer with larger established enterprises. Ishizuka described how their alliance with Honeywell led them to develop a propulsion solution for German air taxi startup Lilium's All-Electric Jet. DENSO and Honeywell have global project teams in Japan, the EU, and the United States, to expand their Electric Propulsion Unit supply for a growing UAM market demand.

In addition to the collaborative nature of the local business community, Dr. Yoshihiro Takiguchi, president of The Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries (GPI), described how the city's location, landscape, and climate, made it a microcosm of the nation. "The unique environment, combined with close ties between academia, industry, government, and finance, makes the region a perfect testing ground for startups, regardless of where they are headquartered," added Hamamatsu City officials.

3. Determination

Another recurring theme participants heard throughout the tour was "social purpose." Shunsuke Toya, CEO of ProDrone, explained how a flying mini-truck concept was the answer to their aspiration to solve societal challenges such as aging or inaccessible communities, maritime disasters, and terrorist attacks. Their belief led them to develop a variety of industrial drones specially designed for goods delivery, sea & air integration, long-range heavy-duty, and surveillance. Earlier this year, they partnered with a pharmacy chain to deliver medicines to remote areas of Japan. However, they are determined to go further with a macho-drone that can carry a payload of 50 kilograms over a distance of 50 kilometers.

eve autonomy, founded by Yamaha Motor and TIER IV, is an automated cargo transportation service for factories. Given the shrinking population in Japan, balancing human labor reduction and the safety of the plants is a pressing issue. Business development manager Iwakazu Nishikawa described how their award-winning products outperform conventional AGVs, which had difficulties operating between multiple buildings. Before the joint venture, AGVs, or Automated Guided Vehicles, could neither cope with congested traffic on-premise, maneuver irregularities such as ditches/manholes or slopes nor divert from a fixed guided route.

Director Haruyoshi Toyoda, Hamamatsu Photonics Central Research Laboratory, and his team demonstrated what the microscopic photonic sensing technologies embedded deep inside various daily products do. Autonomous driving would not be without the technology used in high-resolution Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR). It is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by irradiating laser light on objects and catching the light reflected with a photosensor. Furthermore, the team said, "we are committed to continuously improving the performance of our lasers and sensors because it is a vital ingredient to achieve fully autonomous driving."

Participants also learned that the element of sound (or noise) was an unsung hero in driving safety. The operating officer of Yamaha Corporation, Electronic Devices Division, Nobukazu Toba explained how their longstanding expertise in acoustic research is being applied to Electric Vehicles (EVs) available today. EVs are silent. However, noise helps pedestrians know that a vehicle is approaching. Likewise, an accelerating sound helps drivers recognize speed. He also indicated that the company is in discussions with a Finnish startup to equip cars with warning sound signals (ie. bells and whistles in the driver's seat) coupled with vibrating features to discriminate from which direction the danger originates. "Acoustics and vibration have a lot in common."

Keiko Ihara, a Japanese race car driver, and first female driver to stand on the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) podium in 2014, founded Future Inc. two years ago to save her hometown's economy from deteriorating because of the pandemic. The series of carbon-neutral, maximum efficiency, lightweight e-bikes she designed takes many of its cues from racing cars. But her ultimate goal is to create a mobility-sharing service connected to a regional online portal of e-commerce, delivery, clinics, internet banking, and govt services. The grand vision of this new business model will not only revive local resorts and tourist spots, as she initially sought, but may even transform petrol stations into evolving community centers where people come together.

"The funds raised by startups in Japan are small compared to other parts of the world," noted Ihara in her talk. However, she cited Prime Minister Kishida positioning 2022 as the first year for actively fostering the founding of startups. "I believe clusters and pockets of communities all over Japan will start to connect to form an even bigger network of ecosystems. Because," she humbly added, "there is only so much you can do alone."

About the Central Japan Startup Ecosystem

There are 371 startups in Central Japan, of which 150 are university-launched. An estimated 18.615 billion yen (as of July 2022) of funds have been raised, in addition to accelerator programs, financial support systems, and innovative university seeds. Collaborative partnerships with Station F, INSEAD, BLOCK71, Paris&Co, Bpifrance, Venture Cafe, Plug and Play, Israel Innovation Authority, Tsinghua University, China Medical University, National University of Singapore, The University of Texas at Austin, Stanford University, North Carolina State University, University of Nebraska and the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad attract a diverse range of entrepreneurs to the region. For more information, please visit https://central-startup.jp/en.

Scheduled to open in 2024, STATION Ai will be a world-first, top-notch global innovation center. The center will provide a one-stop, one-loop link to world-class startup support programs through liaison with leading-edge startup support bodies and universities. Please visit https://www.aichi-startup.jp/english/support/.

About the Central Japan region

In July 2020, Aichi prefecture, the City of Nagoya, and Hamamatsu City of Shizuoka became one of the four regional Startup Ecosystem Global Base Cities groups designated nationwide by the cabinet office. The GDP of this region is 44,093.2 billion yen (as of 2019), mainly attributed to key industries such as Automotive, Aerospace, Machine Tools, Production Machinery, Iron and Steel, Musical Instruments, and Photonics/Electronics. The region's mission is to positively impact society by bringing the future of mobility to our doorsteps as soon as possible. The 6,731 km2 area is currently home to 8.29 million people, out of which over 300 thousand are foreign nationals – and will be a home-from-home for entrepreneurs and startups who share the same will and passion. In addition, various chill-out activities such as surfing, hiking, camping, paragliding, and ski/snowboarding are easily accessible. At the same time, seasonal marathon events and Formula One races are also hosted in adjacent cities. Furthermore, the American Chamber of Commerce, Tokai Japan Canada Society, Chubu Walkathon & International Charity Festival, and Nagoya Vegan Gourmet Festival are opportunities to meet like-minded locals.

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The 39th edition of World AI Show sets a rapid pace for the adoption of AI in the Indian landscape

250+ C-level attendees, 25+ notable expert speakers, 8 multi-national partners, and future tech exhibitors graced the 39th edition of World AI Show at The Leela, Mumbai on 23rd November 2022. With the help of these eminent speakers and futuristic solution providers, attendees were able to build and embrace a vibrant AI industry in India.

Mumbai, Dec 1, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – The 39th global edition of World AI Show, held in Mumbai, had a significant impact on the future of the Indian AI ecosystem. Leading Indian tech mavens convened at The Leela in Mumbai to discuss how AI, ML, IA & Robotics will be adopted by Indian businesses in the coming years.

One of the conference’s most prominent discussions was the panel on “Tactical to Transformative.” The panel which consisted of Nitin Mittal, President & Group CTO, Zee Entertainment Industries, Rucha Nanavati, CIO, Mahindra Group, Krishnan Venkateswaran, CDIO, Titan Company Limited, Moumita Sarker, Director, Deloitte India was moderated by Ninad Raje, Director & CIO, HealthAssure addressed a broad range of technologies that are essential to businesses’ digital transformations (DX). The consensus was that AI would be the main technology driving enterprises through Digital Transformation.

Rucha Nanavati, CIO, Mahindra Group, responded to a question regarding the role of AI in the metaverse during the Tactical to Transformative discussion, and said, “AI can render accurate and realistic avatars in the metaverse and helps get much closer to reality while promoting creative partnership. The second thing would be AI Ops; Metaverse is resource intensive and for scalability, it heavily relies on AI. AI also facilitates human-computer interaction thus aiding content generation and enhancing interaction in the metaverse experience.” Sharing her thoughts on the panel discussion, she added, “It was an excellent discussion on AIOps, AI at scale, ethical AI, and applicable AI. Benefits are real and so are the challenges. The conversations brought out a lot of learning for all of us.”

The panel discussion ‘Conversational AI’ had some riveting insights on technology’s larger impact in complementing and augmenting human capabilities. The panelists emphasized on solutions powered by conversational AI, which are paving the way for improving the overall experience (TX) to generate transformative business results.

Aman Goel, Co-founder, Cogno AI (Acquired by Exotel) talked extensively about the emerging importance of conversational AI. Aman was quoted saying, “Conversational AI will play an important role in the future of customer engagement. Driven by ever-increasing customer expectations, it has become paramount for businesses to implement a round-the-clock easily scalable solution that can only be supported by machine learning tools. Currently we are at the precipice of chatbot and voicebot technology, with research and new developments in natural language processing and emotional intelligence emerging every day to simulate human-like conversations. We envision a future where AI-enabled support will become a fundamental process in customer engagement, acting as the initial point of contact between a customer and the business. This does not mean that the customer engagement segment will become completely automated by AI. Companies that find the right synergy between human and AI interactions will lead the way in offering successful engagement and support.”

The Tech Talk presentation on ‘Agile AI’ by Prashanth Kaddi, Partner, Deloitte India, was a key component of the conference, emphasizing the importance of AI’s requirement for agility and how it affects the time to market. While commenting on AI-driven solutions, Prashanth commented, “Success of AI-driven solutions and industrializing them is critically dependent on shorter time to market. The best way for enterprises to unlock the power of AI is through pre-built solutions and components that can speed up exploratory data analysis, modelling, and sustenance. Pre-built AI solutions can significantly accelerate solutions to market by crunching the time to market by over 60-70%.”

Some other noteworthy topics were ‘Democratization of AI and the Rise of Low-Code and No-Code Solutions’ highlighted the importance of easy-to-use AI solutions. The organization-wide scope of analytics’ impact was underlined in ‘The Democratization of Analytics.

Other topics include:

  • Rising concerns about ethical and responsible AI
  • Role of AI in making the Metaverse a functional – albeit virtual – reality
  • Designing a future-proof data architecture with data fabric
  • The positive impact of voice technology
  • Cognitive automation and the future of decision

Some of the top speakers who attended the event include:

  • Nitin Mittal, President & Group CTO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises, Ltd.
  • Rucha Nanavati, CIO, Mahindra Group
  • Krishnan Venkateswaran, CDIO, Titan Company Limited
  • Moumita Sarker, Director, Deloitte India
  • Prashanth Kaddi, Partner, Deloitte India
  • Rajgopal Nayak, CTO, Metro Brands Limited
  • Ninad Raje, Director & CIO, Health Assure
  • Souma Das, Managing Director, Alteryx India
  • Gokul Gopalkrishnan, SVP & Business Head, Asia, Uniphore
  • Mallika Haria, SVP – AI SME & Lead, Citi
  • Dinesh Jain, VP & Head Clinical Data Analytics, Max Healthcare
  • Sushil Pathak, Head – Intelligent Process Automation Global CoE, Reckitt
  • Nilotpal Gupta, Head of Data Science, ICICI Securities
  • Amit Purohit, VP & Head of Digital, Aditya Birla Mutual Funds Ltd
  • Soummo Bose, Head of AI, Tata Steel
  • Chiranjoy Chowdhuri, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Pidilite Industries Limited
  • Surbhi Gupta, Head of Digital, ACC
  • Ashwin Kalamkar, Head of Analytics & COE, Biocon
  • Gaurav Singh, Head – Automation & Projects, Adani Group
  • Lalit Khosa, Director Sales, Exotel
  • Bharat Venkat, Technical Director APAC, Customer Success, Denodo Technologies
  • Dhruv Rastogi, VP & Head of AI, Data Science & Data Engineering, IKS Health
  • Aman Goel, Co-founder, Cogno AI (Acquired by Exotel)
  • Gaurav Agarwal, VP & Managing Director India Region, Automation Anywhere
  • Prashant Hosangadi, Vice President – Business Relationship Management, Worley

“It is needless to say that AI has a huge potential in India. Every industry or sector of the economy is exhibiting encouraging signals of growth when paired with AI. No industry will be immune to the impact of this potent instrument. For individuals who are eager to have an impact on the Indian AI business, the coming years will be very lucrative. We are happy to continue on our mission to showcase the potential of the Indian future-tech market through strategic events like World AI Show,” said Mithun Shetty, CEO, Trescon.

World AI Show Conference partners include:

About World AI Show

World AI Show is a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused, global series of events that takes place in strategic locations across the world. The show features exciting keynotes, enterprise use-case presentations, product showcase, panel discussions and tech talks to discuss the latest challenges arising out of the pandemic situation.

About Trescon

Trescon is a global business events and consulting firm that provides a wide range of business services to a diversified client base. Trescon is founded and managed by a group of specialists with more than 8 decades of combined expertise in successfully developing business events, trainings and consulting for corporates, governments, associations and high-net-worth individuals across the world. With a deep understanding of the realities and requirements of the growth markets we operate in – we strive to deliver innovative and high-quality business platforms for our clients.

For further details about the announcement, please contact:

Nupur Aswani
Head – Media, PR and Corporate Communications, Trescon
+91 95559 15156 | media@tresconglobal.com



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Retention Cloud Leader CleverTap Launches CleverTap for Startups

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, Nov 25, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – CleverTap, the modern, integrated retention cloud today announced the launch of CleverTap for Startups (C4S). Through this initiative, CleverTap will offer a full stack retention platform to all budding digital-native brands, in order to help them personalize and optimize all customer touchpoints, improving user engagement and conversion.

Till date, thousands of large digital-native brands have benefited from CleverTap's platform which has solved their needs at scale, speed, and security. The aim now is to make solutions even more affordable for pre-launch, early-stage startups, or companies with limited monthly active users. New and early-stage businesses have very different needs from larger, well-established brands. They require more flexibility, affordability, and a partner that provides seamless support fuelling their growth plans.

CleverTap has currently partnered with more than 50 venture capital firms, incubators, and business accelerators including Sequoia Surge, Techstars, Y-combinator, AWS Activate, Accel and others to provide exclusive discounts and resources to early-stage startups through this initiative. The C4S initiative was undertaken a year back and the offerings have now been finetuned following feedback from 1000+ startups and is now ready to launch. Through this initiative, CleverTap aspires to be a growth partner for more than 100,000 new businesses by the end of 2025.

Through this initiative, early stage startups can opt for a flexible plan with no minimum scale requirement, and can make use of the platform with as low as 5000 monthly active users. The platform is designed realizing the requirement of SMBs/startups. Additionally, customers will have the option to customize the platform with add-ons and will have the ability to only pay for the services they use.

Speaking about the initiative Anand Jain, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, CleverTap said, "Every small business needs an ecosystem of stakeholders that are supportive and will help them get on their growth journeys. Be it small or big, startups can use all the help they can get. In our effort to bolster new businesses globally we are excited to launch CleverTap for Startups. Customer retention for consumer brands is one of the key components to building a successful business. By offering our solutions to startups at a lower cost with flexible options, we want to create an atmosphere where we can support new businesses from their 0 to 1 and then 1 to 100 journeys."

About CleverTap

CleverTap is the World's #1 Retention Cloud that helps app-first brands personalize and optimize all consumer touch points to improve user engagement, retention, and life-time value. It's the only solution built to address the needs of retention and growth teams, with audience analytics, deep-segmentation, multi-channel engagement, product recommendations, and automation in one unified product.

The platform is powered by TesseractDB(TM) – world's first purpose-built database for customer engagement, offering both speed and economies of scale.

CleverTap is trusted by 1500 customers, including Gojek, ShopX, Electronic Arts, TED, English Premier League, TD Bank, Carousell, AirAsia, Papa John's, and Tesco.

Backed by leading investors such as Sequoia India, Tiger Global, Accel, and CDPQ the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with presence in San Francisco, New York, Sao Paulo, Bogota, London, Amsterdam, Sofia, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, and Jakarta. For more information, visit clevertap.com or follow on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Factors such as the development of general economic conditions affecting our business, future market conditions, our ability to maintain cost advantages, uncertainty with respect to earnings, corporate actions, client concentration, reduced demand, liability or damages in our service contracts, unusual catastrophic loss events, war, political instability, changes in government policies or laws, legal restrictions impacting our business, impact of pandemic, epidemic, any natural calamity and other factors that are naturally beyond our control, changes in the capital markets and other circumstances may cause the actual events or results to be materially different, from those anticipated by such statements. CleverTap does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or updated or revised status of such statements. Therefore, in no case whatsoever will CleverTap and its affiliate companies be liable to anyone for any decision made or action taken in conjunction

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Consultant Archetype
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World’s Longest-Running AI Show Series Arrives in India

By bringing together some of the brightest minds from the AI and ML landscape to discuss their applications and their scope in the future in India’s new normal, the 39th global edition of World AI Show, organized by Trescon, will focus on mapping AI adoption in India’s enterprises and explore the prospects of future technologies.

BANGALORE, INDIA, Nov 22, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – Owing to the increased digitization of numerous industries, there is a rise in the demand for AI-integrated systems throughout India. The country is adopting AI quickly due to a thriving IT sector and an increase in the use of cloud-based apps. Taking these developments into the consideration, the 39th global edition of World AI Show, slated to take place on November 23, 2022, at The Leela, Mumbai, will highlight endeavors and pioneering advancements in the AI ecosystem in India.

The event will address significant developments in India’s AI, ML, IA & Robotics environment, providing insights on a variety of government initiatives aimed at increasing internet access and promoting services like e-governance, e-banking, e-education, and e-health.

Speaking about Denodo’s presence at World AI Show, Ravi Shankar, Sr. Vice President & CMO, Denodo says, “To improve the results of AI and ensure that business value is delivered, the quality of the data being used will be key. We are now shifting from model-centric AI where the focus was on the tuning of the model and processing of the data, to data-centric AI, where data and its suitability is now more of a focus to derive better results. To better manage enterprise data, organizations will look to platforms that focus on delivering data with consistency, accuracy and trust. Platforms that help AI projects accelerate the delivery of insights and drive business improvements. Join us at the World AI Show to hear about the Denodo platform a how it provides a logical data architecture that helps organizations leverage their data more effectively and efficiently which helps to drive better business outcomes.”

While discussing the importance of AI, Soummo Bose, Head of AI, Tata Steel, explains, “AI learns from & enhances Human Intelligence rather than competing with it. AI is immensely data hungry, and it needs to be nurtured like a child in its development phase for it to learn the appropriate skill/behavior. Companies need to intently cultivate a data culture while being patient with an AI’s development.”

Shedding light on conversational AI, a key topic at the World AI Show, Aman Goel, CEO & Founder, Exotel states, “Conversational AI will play an important role in the future of customer engagement. Driven by ever-increasing customer expectations, it has become paramount for businesses to implement a round-the-clock easily scalable solution that can only be supported by machine learning tools. Currently, we are at the precipice of chatbot and voicebot technology, with research and new developments in natural language processing and emotional intelligence emerging every day to simulate human-like conversations. We envision a future where AI-enabled support will become a fundamental process in customer engagement, acting as the initial point of contact between a customer and the business. This does not mean that the customer engagement segment will become completely automated by AI. Companies that find the right synergy between human and AI interactions will lead the way in offering successful engagement and support.”

The event will feature some of the most prominent thinkers in the Indian AI, ML, IA & Robotics landscape, including:

  • Nitin Mittal, President & Group CTO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises, Ltd.
  • Rucha Nanavati, CIO, Mahindra Group
  • Krishnan Venkateswaran, CDIO, Titan Company Limited
  • Rajgopal Nayak, CTO, Metro Brands Limited
  • Ninad Raje, Director & CIO, Health Assure
  • Souma Das, Managing Director, Alteryx India
  • Gokul Gopalkrishnan, SVP & Business Head, Asia, Uniphore
  • Mallika Haria, SVP – AI SME & Lead, Citi
  • Dinesh Jain, VP & Head Clinical Data Analytics, Max Healthcare
  • Sushil Pathak, Head – Intelligent Process Automation Global CoE, Reckitt
  • Nilotpal Gupta, Head of Data Science, ICICI Securities
  • Kamal Kumar, Head of Analytics, Myntra
  • Amit Purohit, VP & Head of Digital, Aditya Birla Mutual Funds Ltd
  • Soummo Bose, Head of AI, Tata Steel
  • Chiranjoy Chowdhuri, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Pidilite Industries Limited
  • Anand Das, Head of Digital & AI, TVS Motors
  • Surbhi Gupta, Head of Digital, ACC
  • Ashwin Kalamkar, Head of Analytics & COE, Biocon
  • Gaurav Singh, Head Automation & Projects, Adani Group
  • Lalit Khosa, Director Sales, Exotel
  • Bharat Venkat, Technical Director APAC, Customer Success, Denodo Technologies
  • Dhruv Rastogi, VP & Head of AI, Data Science & Data Engineering, IKS Health
  • Aman Goel, CEO & Founder, Exotel
  • Gaurav Agarwal, VP & Managing Director India Region, Automation Anywhere
  • Prashant Hosangadi, Vice President – Business Relationship Management, Worley
  • Moumita Sarker, Director, Deloitte India
  • Prashant Kaddi, Partner, Deloitte India

“In recent years, the Government of India has set up multiple initiatives to boost AI development in the country. These include the launch of the National Artificial Intelligence Mission in 2020, which has a budget of Rs 1.5 billion (US$ 21 million) over five years, and the setting up of an AI development center in Bangalore. In addition, the government has also been working on developing AI standards and has set up a task force to develop a National Strategy for AI. With World AI Show, we hope to draw attention to India’s advantageous environment for the development of global AI,” Mithun Shetty, CEO, Trescon

Event partners at the 39th edition of World AI Show India include:

Knowledge Partner: Deloitte
Gold Partner: Alteryx | Uniphore
Silver Partners: Denodo | Exotel
Premium Bronze Partner: Automation Anywhere
Bronze Partner: Nividous
Exhibitor: Intelimek

For more information visit: World AI Show, India

About World AI Show, India

World AI Show is a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused, global series of events that takes place in strategic locations across the world. As part of the world tour, the India edition is gathering pre-qualified CIOs, CEOs, CTOs, Heads of AI, Chief Digital Officers, Heads of Innovation, and International AI experts from the industry.

The show features exciting keynotes, enterprise use-case presentations, product showcase, panel discussions and tech talks to discuss the latest challenges for the sector arising out of the pandemic situation. Witness next-gen AI solutions from global leaders and explore its relevance and impact on your organization.

About Trescon

Trescon is a global business events and consulting firm that provides a wide range of business services to a diversified client base. Trescon is founded and managed by a group of specialists with more than 8 decades of combined expertise in successfully developing business events, trainings and consulting for corporates, governments, associations and high-net-worth individuals across the world. Our advisory board members comprise of an ever-growing exceptional mix of senior-level industry veterans and successful tech entrepreneurs.

With a deep understanding of the realities and requirements of the growth markets we operate in – we strive to deliver innovative and high-quality business platforms for our clients.

For further details about the announcement, please contact:
Nupur Aswani
Head – Media, PR and Corporate Communications, Trescon
+91 95559 15156 | media@tresconglobal.com



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IBEX India 2023, India’s most comprehensive trade fair & conference for the BFSI Tech & Fintech sector

MUMBAI, INDIA, Nov 15, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – The 10th edition of IBEX, India's leading Tradefair & Conference for the BFSI & Fintech sector, is scheduled from 19-21 January 2023 at the Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai, India.

The BFSI & Fintech sector in India has gone through a significant expansion over the last few years witnessing a massive move towards digitization and has accelerated the adoption of various digital technologies, processes and systems.

Technological advancements are undoubtedly helping banks and financial institutions to thrive in a constantly changing environment by transforming business processes and initiating efficiency, speed, consistency, and cost-saving measures. Investing in these technologies has ensured benefits and significant results in the areas such as improved customer experience, enhanced user interface, improved efficiency, increased productivity, cost-effectiveness, enhanced flexibility, risk management, fraud detection, real-time data assessment & processing and transparency.

Focusing on bridging the gap between the BFSI and Fintech sector, the 10th edition of IBEX India, the country's only comprehensive trade fair and conference, establishes a foothold amongst the premier players of the Indian banking and financial ecosystem. IBEX India is a definitive platform that provides the perfect opportunity for collaborations, convergence, and integration and to be amongst hundreds of financial experts and industry leaders looking for emerging technology, products, and services.

Spread over a course of three days, the trade exhibition will showcase the latest technological innovations in Banking Automation, IT Infrastructure/Networks, Retail Banking, Security –Physical Security & Information Security, Physical Infrastructure and Fintech Solutions.

A parallel conference, co-organised with Eventalist, will run concurrently with the trade exhibition and will feature an impressive panel of banking professionals. Senior members of the banking fraternity, along with representatives of leading technology companies will also participate in the event.

Similarly to the past editions, the trade fair & conference is designed to deliver unparalleled business and networking opportunities as well as an opportunity for banks to showcase their innovations.

For more details: https://ibexindia.com/
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In-person InfoComm Southeast Asia 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand Ups the Game for All in the New Business Landscape

BANGKOK, Nov 14, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – The 3-day InfoComm Southeast Asia 2022 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) came to a close on 4 November 2022. Returning in-person for the first time since its launch in 2019, Asia's premier Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Transformative Technology Exhibition and Summit saw exhibitors, visitors and delegates from 22 countries. It was non-stop action across the Exhibition show floor and the various Summit session venues.



"The enthusiasm we saw among our exhibitors and visitors was striking," said Richard Tan, Executive Director of InfoCommAsia. "Amidst the impressive array of technological developments were intensive personal conversations and exciting forward-looking collaborations. The Pro-AV industry continues to undergo vast transformation and rapid development, and InfoComm Southeast Asia is one of the key marketplaces to make new connections."

6,593 visitors came to InfoComm Southeast Asia 2022, with the majority arriving from Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The Show also welcomed visitors from the rest of Asia, including China, India, Japan and South Korea. It was clear that the whole of Asia is ready to transform and seize the unprecedented opportunities in this post-pandemic era. And they were in for a treat with this year's event highlights – many of which would not have been possible without the support from our 138 partners, including government agencies as well as industry and technology associations.

INSPIRATIONS ON THE SHOW FLOOR

130 exhibiting companies from 18 participating countries showcased a wide array of innovative AV-driven technologies and solutions that businesses could tap on to transform, gain lead and be ready for marketplace trends. 41 exhibiting companies participated in the Show for the first time, including brands like Adder Technology, Black Box, Bose, Christie Digital Systems, Jabra, Microsoft Teams, Riedel, Vega Global, and more. Among the cutting-edge innovations on show, there were 174 new product launches.

Solution-seekers in industries ranging from education to transportation, hospitality to healthcare, retail to enterprise, could find the answers they need at InfoComm Southeast Asia 2022.

Exhibitor Claude Sabourin, Business Development Director, SCHOT, beamed as he shared, "We had many consultants and owners of businesses visit our booth – the people who are really decision-makers or influencers, and that's very good. These visitors were from Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia – different parts of Asia. The wide reach we achieved was good."

PRO-AV SOLUTIONS LIVE IN ACTION – THE SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

The Future of Immersive Experiences added a multi-sensory dimension to the visitor experience. This 15×5- square-metre walk-though gave visitors a glimpse into the future of visual and immersive storytelling, which converges art, technology and sensory experiences. "The Gateway to the Metaverse" featured real- time generative effects based on user interaction; "The Next-level of Projection Mapping" brought a car- like object to life with effects and animation; and "A New Holographic Experience" showcased the Pro-AV technology that is increasingly applied in the Location Based Experience (LBX) industry, such as experience centers, theme parks, theatres and live performances. This entire space was fully designed, system-built and integrated by Vega Global, in partnership with disguise, and with equipment contributions from Christie, Panasonic, BenQ and Lighting & Equipment.

The off-site AV Technical Tour on Day 2 – fully-booked weeks before the Show opened – offered a first- hand experience to see AV technology at work. Dozens of visitors were given the valuable opportunity to visit the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT). The "Smart Traffic Systems – Expressway Traffic Management Centre and Control Rooms" tour took them into the very heart of command-and-control scenarios, to see how advanced technologies and control systems have enabled the EXAT to effectively and efficiently provide the best experience for expressway users.

HOSTED AND PERSONALISED ENGAGEMENT

Through the Invited Guests Program, InfoComm Southeast Asia specially invited and hosted 252 key and senior decision-makers from Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. Many came from government agencies involved in education, healthcare, security, defense, transportation and citizen services. Others were key industry leaders in retail, media and advertising, and real estate development. Guided tours around the show floor with personal introduction to leading solution providers paved the way for further engagement thereafter.

"My organization is embarking on a new project that requires new Pro-AV solutions in the next 12 to 24 months, and this visit to InfoComm Southeast Asia was very timely because I was able to obtain all the relevant information I need and also explore the wide selection of products and solutions," said Mat Amir Bin Yaacob, Senior Engineer, Ministry of Defence, Malaysia.

Elmer Francisco Sarmiento, Undersecretary for Maritime, Department of Transportation, Philippines enthused, "There were many new advanced technologies at the Show that could help drive digital transformation within the government. I've also seen many products and solutions embedded with artificial intelligence that would be very useful in ensuring the smooth running of government functions."

THE SUMMIT FOR INFORMED BUSINESS DECISIONS WITH INVALUABLE INSIGHTS

Free-to-attend learning sessions were delivered under various tracks – Asia AV Leaders Connect, AVIXA Seminars, AV Managers Day, Industry Forums, and Plenary – targeted at different delegate profiles.

Learning sessions under the concurrent 2-day NIXT Summit provided another application perspective as it focuses on end-to-end emerging tech solutions for businesses. A total of 32 sessions were organized, and some were in collaboration with industry associations, including Association of Thai Software Industry and Museum Association of Thailand.

EXTENDED SOLUTION DISCOVERY – POST-SHOW BENEFITS

Months before the InfoComm Southeast Asia 2022, visitors were introduced to the intuitive business matching system, information-rich vBooth (every exhibitor has a one-page microsite to showcase their full and on-show offerings), business card drop facility and appointment scheduler – tools on the Show website that facilitated self-personalized engagement with solution providers.

Solution-seekers who fully utilized these tools found their time at the Show highly productive and efficient. For visitors who missed connecting with solution providers they intended to meet onsite, InfoComm Southeast Asia is availing these tools for another two months post-Show.

The 2022 Show may be over, but the benefits it brings to growing businesses continue.

INFOCOMM ASIA 2023 – A WIDER MARKETPLACE

"Speaking with the InfoComm team, I hear that the Show will be expanded next year to become InfoComm Asia," Matthew Deayton, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Vega Global added, "This means we will get even more visitors to our booth coming from northern countries like Japan and South Korea, and South Australia and New Zealand as well. I feel this Show will become a real centerpiece for the Asia-Pacific market."

InfoComm Asia, as this show will be renamed from 2023, will play an increasingly important role in providing a platform for global manufacturers interested in developing a strong presence in the Asia-Pacific market to congregate at one place where their companies can be introduced or their latest solutions can be revealed, and where they can invite their customers from all over the region to experience their innovations – while enjoying the inexpensive hospitality of Bangkok.

InfoComm Asia 2023 will run from 24-26 May 2023 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC), Bangkok, Thailand. Admission is free. For more information and the latest updates, please visit www.infocomm-asia.com.

About InfoCommAsia

InfoCommAsia Pte. Ltd. is the region's preeminent organizer of tradeshows for the Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Transformative Solutions industries. Through industry-leading shows in China, India and Thailand, InfoCommAsia connects global and regional solution providers, vertical market end-users and the supply chain with the most important markets of Asia Pacific.

Additional information is available at:
infocomm-china.com | nixt-china.com | infocomm-india.com | infocomm-asia.com

For more information, please contact:

Rest of the World
Angie Eng, Marketing Director
InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd
angieeng@infocommasia.com

Thailand
Kanokwan Sukchaisr,i Managing Director
Expo Inter Co., Ltd
kanokwan.infocommasia@expointer.net

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16th Edition BFSI IT Summit South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, Nov 8, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – After successful 15 editions of BFSI IT Summit, Exito is all set to host another milestone event – which serves as an ideal platform to enhance the experience to latest insights in "Future Proofing BFSI In Africa". The South African banking industry has widely been regarded as one of the best banking systems in the world. South Africa also boasts of a FinTech sector that plays an integral role, not only for the country, but for the African continent as a whole. The country has historically been a major trade and investment commercial hub for the African continent to do business globally. Digital has been on the executive agenda of South Africa's financial services industry for the past decade. It has been the major driving force behind tremendous changes across the industry, allowing innovation and healthy competition to flourish. As the sector continues to drive innovation, BFSI technology leaders find themselves looking for new ways to redefine their strategy comprehensively, outgrow competition and remain resilient. Customer-centric approaches, digitization, automation of processes and data security continue to be priority for IT leaders from the BFSI sector.



The 16th Edition BFSI IT Summit, is an in-person conference bringing together the top technology leaders from the fraternity. The Summit aims to be a learning and networking platform curated to deep dive into the imminent challenges faced by the BFSI sector and indentify best practices to overcome the same.

The summit is an ideal platform for Technology and Innovation leaders to Meet, Interact and Gain new insights on the digital transformation and innovations from the Banking and Financial Services Industry. At BFSI IT Summit South Africa, you will hear from top IT experts on strategy, action plans and best practices towards building an agile digital organization.

The summit will bring together 150+ IT Leaders, CIO, CTO, VP/ AVP-IT, Director IT, CDO, General Manager IT to discuss the best practices in Cyber Security and engaging in panel discussions, industry keynotes and solution showcases that will enable IT leaders to chart out the optimal strategic path.

Speakers like John Bosco Arends- Chairperson Chartered CIO council, Group Head Information and Network Technology Operations City of Johannesburg, South Africa, Kumaran Selvarajalu-Senior General Manager: Payments, Payments Division, The Banking Association South Africa, Shergeran Naidoo- Head: Stakeholder Engagement BankservAfrica, Thembelani Mkhize CA(SA)- Head: Finance, Hollard Investments, Shoaib Nathie- Chief Information Officer, CIB, Dr. Sizwe Gwala- Head of Data Governance: Group Compliance, Absa Group, Sanele Samuel Mtshotana- Associate Financial Markets Specialist South African Reserve Bank, Paul Morley- Executive: Group Data Services, Nedbank Group Technology, Megaree Naraidoo- Enterprise Architect, AVBOB will be sharing their experiences and expertise at the Summit.

Event registration has commenced for Delegates and Sponsors.

– The delegates will be exposed to in-depth, trend-forward sessions & workshops-practical takeways and ideas to keep you ahead in the digital economy.
– The sponsors will be able to create an overwhelming branding in the event along with meeting their prospects and displaying the products.
– Hundreds of seasoned marketers, strategists, designers, and more to network and connect with. Meet your customers, vendors, experts resources, friends and colleagues on the 17th of November 2022.

Register Today to engage at this grand event as the slots are filling up fast.

To know more about the event, https://bfsiitsummit.com/africa/

About Exito

We are a global B2B business events company focused on crafting bespoke solutions and contexts by designing platforms that create new business opportunities for our clients across concepts and industries. We cherish the trust over the last 12 years garnered from our partnering organizations globally, and with a growing team of young, vibrant, and creative individuals, Exito aims at success and perfection!

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SMI Vantage Introduces AI-inspired F&B concept – Robochef

SINGAPORE, Oct 31, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – SMI Vantage Limited, an investment and management company listed on the mainboard of the SGX, today announced it has entered into a binding multi-year franchise agreement with Dutch Oriental Restaurant LLC, to open Robochef F&B outlets in Singapore.

This breakthrough AI-driven Robochef will feature machines that will prepare and cook meals that are freshly made on the spot, fast and hassle-free, and importantly, consistent in taste every single time. It will be introduced to malls and residential locations across Singapore and will feature 10-15 rice, noodles, meat and vegetarian dishes to cater to a wide variety of tastes. The menu will be constantly refreshed, depending on the availability of fresh local ingredients, responding to the needs and requirement of local consumers.

Artificial Intelligence plays a significant role in the way the dishes are prepared, providing precise cooking times, temperature control, ingredient selection and seasoning, all programmed to produce the perfect dish each time.

"I am delighted that we are moving forward with this powerful F&B concept, which I believe will excite the marketplace and is entirely consistent with the announcements made on SMI Vantage's new business direction," said Mark Bedingham, President and Chief Executive Officer. "This will be a platform, building on the extensive F&B knowledge and experience within SMI Vantage, and will offer the opportunity for us to grow this business from our Singapore base. In a high labour-cost environment such as Singapore, Robochef is able to keep running costs down and help alleviate manpower constraints and is thus an ideal solution for both customer-facing outlets as well as for central kitchen operations." he added.

"We are honoured to be in partnership with SMI for our AI Robochef. SMI's strong market and business network would enable our rapid expansion into key markets in Asia Pacific starting with Singapore. Robochef is the world's first Artificial Intelligence-enabled Cloud based system. It not only stores famous creations from global celebrity chefs; but learns, adapts and personalises different cooking styles for localisation. Simply, imagine digital music app store, download your favourite recipe anytime and anywhere to whip up a freshly cooked dish at a touch of a button in no time," said Sandy Tan, Vice President (Asia Pacific), Robochef AI Tech, Dutch Oriental Group of Companies.

About SMI Vantage

SMI Vantage Limited is an investment and management company focused on capitalising on strong trends in the new economy including technology-based SaaS services and other high-tech platforms. Listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Stock Exchange, SMI Vantage Limited has a highly capable and experienced management team with a proven track record in building strong business partnerships and alliances. https://www.smivantage.com/

About Dutch Oriental

Headquartered in Dubai, Dutch Oriental is focused on Robotics, AI Technology in hospitality and F&B. Dutch Oriental is also the Builder and Operator of the Largest & Most Luxurious Mega Yachts, Super Yachts and Cultural Boat Fleets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). https://dutchoriental.com/

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The 10th edition of IBEX INDIA, an international trade fair and conference for the BFSI Tech & Fintech sector

MUMBAI, INDIA, Oct 26, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – The BFSI and Fintech sector's development is driven by technological progress. In light of the growing convergence between banking, financial services, and technology, 2022 has been labelled as a breakthrough year by industry insiders, as it is fuelled by using technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), smart contracts (blockchain), and many more.



Today's banking and financial services ecosystem is dominated by digital innovation, which has become abundantly clear as the most creative force. It is expected that these emerging technology trends will continue to drive innovation in the BFSI and Fintech sector in 2022 and beyond, according to Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

The 10th edition of IBEX India, organised by PDA Ventures Pvt. Ltd., focuses on bridging the gap between the BFSI and Fintech sector and is the country's only comprehensive trade fair and conference, asserting its position among the most prominent players in the Indian banking and financial ecosystem.

IBEX India is a definitive platform that provides the perfect opportunity for collaborations, convergence, and integration and to be amongst hundreds of financial experts and industry leaders looking for emerging technology, products, and services.

The 3 day trade fair will showcase the latest technological innovations in Banking Automation, IT Infrastructure/Networks, Retail Banking, Security – Physical Security & Information Security, Physical Infrastructure and Fintech Solutions.

The 2 day conference, co-organised with Eventalist, will run concurrently with the trade exhibition and will feature an impressive panel of banking professionals. Senior members of the BFSI fraternity, along with representatives of leading technology companies will also participate in the event.

As in the past editions, the trade fair & conference is designed to deliver unparalleled business and networking opportunities as well as an opportunity for the BFSI & Fintech sector to showcase their latest innovations, products and services.

For more details: https://ibexindia.com/

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CITIC Telecom CPC wins Best in Future of Operations at IDC Future Enterprise Awards 2022

HONG KONG, Oct 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (CITIC Telecom CPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited ("CITIC Telecom", SEHK: 1883) and a leading Global DICT solutions provider, together with OutSystems, a global leader in high-performance application development, announce an award win from International Data Corporation (IDC). CITIC Telecom CPC was named Hong Kong Winner of the Best in Future of Operations in IDC's Future Enterprise Awards 2022 for the company's AI Cognitive Object Recognition Systems.


CITIC Telecom CPC wins Best in Future of Operations at
IDC Future Enterprise Awards 2022


CITIC Telecom CPC's AI Cognitive Object Recognition System, developed by in-house Information Technology Services & Data Science Team was selected among over hundreds of high-quality entries from various industries and leading enterprises. The surge in demand for warehouse capacity and the importance of a smooth-running operation has become increasingly clear over the past 2 years. CITIC Telecom CPC has formed its in-house Research and Development team in 2017, backed by the technological capabilities and strategic flexibility, the team has developed and implemented the Smart Warehouse Solution within six months. This rapid innovation was achieved by combining rapid visual development-powered by the OutSystems high-performance low-code platform-alongside AI-enabled COR technology that CITIC Telecom CPC had previously developed.

Key benefits of the award-winning Smart Warehouse solution
Since its inception, the Solution has realized 88% time saving for warehouse equipment receipts and the management of inventory, facilitating engineers to collect equipment from warehouses faster by 90%. This automation has allowed for HK$2.4 million cost savings in software license and equipment, along with achieved employee efficiency by reducing 89% of staff time.

Accelerating the speed and accuracy with combined intelligent technologies
By implementing this innovative AI-powered solution, CITIC Telecom CPC was able to replace legacy barcode labels, printers, and dedicated handheld scanners with a mobile application called "CEEM" built on the OutSystems platform. Used by warehouse staff and engineers on standard smartphones, the app combines machine learning, computer vision, and COR to locate and count objects in 95 milliseconds with 99% accuracy.

The CEEM app has made the equipment inventory and management process faster, more reliable, and more real-time. Thanks to the flexible integration supported by the OutSystems platform, CITIC Telecom CPC eliminated disjointed and costly scanning software. The CEEM app now updates the core inventory database in real-time.

Realizing the full potential of the intelligent innovation across industries
As is the case for many of CITIC Telecom CPC's innovations, what started as an agile innovation project focused on in-house process improvement, has evolved into a customer-facing proposition, and won several proof-of-concept projects with top brands in healthcare, manufacturing and logistics, as well as being accredited with reputable regional market awards, including:

— Global Awards 2022 Best Innovative Value Added Service Provider by Carrier Community
— International Innovation Awards 2021 by Enterprise Asia
— Datacloud Global Awards 2021 by Broad Group
— CAHK STAR Awards 2021 Best Innovation for Future Enterprise – Gold

"We appreciate IDC's recognition of CITIC Telecom CPC as the Best in Future of Operations with Smart Warehouse solution. It is a testament to our commitment to exploring and exploiting pioneering technologies to differentiate from competitors and to deliver exceptional user experiences. " said Mr. Ivan Lee, Vice President, Information Technology Services & Data Science of CITIC Telecom CPC. "Thanks to the speed and flexibility of development with our technology partner, OutSystems, who is integral to meeting the complex business requirements and seizing new digital opportunities to empower innovative products, services, and business models."

CITIC Telecom CPC's Smart Warehouse solution leverages the latest Cognitive Object Recognition (COR) technology, one of the many disruptive innovations the company has brought to market, including artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), big data, IoT, and low-code application development. By harnessing the advanced technologies, the Smart Warehouse solution saved a remarkable ~90 percent of warehouse staff time when executing routine tasks.

Mr. Lee continues, "Upholding our core values "Innovation Never Stops", we continuously strive to contribute our R&D excellence in different technologies like Blockchain and NLP to create a better digital future and scale the company into a leading intelligent ICT-enabler in the new era."

CITIC Telecom CPC has embarked on an innovative and intelligence transformation journey with its Intelligence and Communications Transformation MiiND (ICT-MiiND) strategy, to cater for the changing needs of the future. The company continually invests in research and development to improve internal operations and deliver innovative customer-facing products and services, and artificial intelligence is a core focus of that R&D recently. The company's ability to deliver the Smart Warehouse Solution in just six months demonstrates the agility advantage CITIC Telecom CPC enjoys having set up a dedicated data science and innovation team to spearhead research and development in AI, ML, and deep learning.

Mr. Mark Weaser, APAC Vice President at OutSystems, said, "CITIC Telecom CPC's 'Best in Future of Operations, Future Enterprise Award' from IDC is a testament to the company's innovative culture and development approach. Time and again, we see OutSystems used alongside artificial intelligence to deliver disruptive innovation. OutSystems provides the development speed and agility needed to quickly turn brave experiments into brilliant digital products, as this award recognizes. We congratulate CITIC Telcecom CPC and are proud to have played a part in their success."

Mr. Daniel-Zoe Jimenez, Vice President for Digital Innovation, CX & SW Applications, DNB and SMB Research, IDC Asia/Pacific said, "Innovation is not a project, but instead it's a journey; and CITIC Telecom CPC motto 'innovation never stops' is a good reflection of this. By leveraging digital technologies to unify enterprise data streams, the warehousing and engineering teams effectively increased the warehouse inventory management system's efficiency and operational resilience. As Hong Kong's Best in Future of Operations 2022, CITIC Telecom CPC is recognized by IDC due to its ability to rethink the way operations are managed, shifting to a model that fosters data-driven resilient decision making, by leveraging real-time data, digital engineering, and data science."

About CITIC Telecom CPC
We are CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), serving multinational enterprises the world over by addressing their specific ICT requirements with highly scalable tailored solutions built upon our flagship technology suites, comprising TrueCONNECT(TM) private network solutions, TrustCSI(TM) information security solutions, DataHOUSE(TM) cloud data center solutions, and SmartCLOUD(TM) cloud computing solutions.

With the motto "Innovation Never Stops," we leverage innovative technologies, embracing AI, AR, Big Data, IoT, and other cutting-edge emerging technologies to transform technical potential into business value for our customers. As an enterprise digital transformation partner, we strive to help our customers achieve industry-leading positions, high agility, and cost-efficiency through digitalization.

With our Global-Local capabilities, we are committed to providing our customers with one-stop-shop ICT solutions with superior quality. Having a worldwide footprint across 150 countries, including Asia, Europe and America, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, our global network resources connect over 160 points of presence (POPs), 21 Cloud service centers, 30+ data centers, and two dedicated 24×7 Security Operations Centers (SOCs). We are certified with a series of international certifications, including SD-WAN Ready, ISO 9001, 14001, 20000, 27001, and 27017, to ensure our services compliance with international standards and resources for enterprises. We offer local professional services, superior delivery capabilities as well as exceptional customer experience and best practices through our global presence and extensive industry know-how, becoming a leading integrated intelligent ICT service provider to enterprise customers.

For more information, please visit www.citictel-cpc.com

About OutSystems
OutSystems was founded in 2001 with the mission to give every organization the power to innovate through software. The OutSystems high-performance low-code platform gives technology leaders and developers the tools to rapidly build and deploy their own business-critical applications. The company's network spans over 600,000 community members, 400+ partners, and active customers in 87 countries across 22 industries. OutSystems is "The #1 Low-Code Platform(R)" and a recognized leader by analysts, IT executives, business leaders, and developers worldwide. Some of the most well-known brands use OutSystems to turn their big ideas into software that moves their business, people, and the world forward. Learn more at www.outsystems.com.

About IDC's Future Enterprise Awards
In its sixth year, the 2022 IDC Future Enterprise Awards received more than 1,000 nominations across participating countries, including Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, South Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand. The IDC Future Enterprise Awards recognize outstanding organizations that make critical breakthroughs in business transformation in one or more dimensions in IDC's digital transformation (DX) framework. IDC uses a consistent process and criteria to assess all nominations which are judged by regional analysts and then a regional panel of judges including IDC Worldwide analysts, industry thought leaders, and academia. To learn more about the Future Enterprise Awards visit idcdxawards.com.

Media Contacts:
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CITIC Telecom CPC
(852) 2170 7536
Email: catherine.yuen@citictel-cpc.com

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