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IBM Announces expansion of IOT ecosystem with new clients

IBM Announces expansion of IOT ecosystem with new clientsIBM has announced key clients and partnerships that are fuelling Internet of Things (IoT) innovation in India. This news kicks off IBM’s Genius of Things Summit in Mumbai where more than 200 customers, partners and industry leaders will discuss new ways of doing business and showcase innovative new real-life customer stories that demonstrate how IoT can disrupt the market.

“In today’s hyper connected era, business must be able to make sense of the massive amounts of data being generated to create a safer world, improve consumer experiences and deliver excellence in service. The key to this is Cognitive IoT,” said Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, IBM India/South Asia. “With an unparalleled, growing global ecosystem of over 6,000 clients, 1,400 partners and 750 IoT patents, IBM is uniquely positioned to lead the IoT revolution across industries and help companies in India plug into critical new revenue streams.”Read More

IBM Appoints Karan Bajwa as MD, Vanitha Narayanan as Chairman

ibm-appoints-karan-bajwa-as-md-vanitha-narayanan-as-chairmanIBM has appointed Karan Bajwa as Managing Director of IBM India Pvt. Ltd, succeeding Vanitha Narayana who is appointed as Chairman of IBM India Pvt. Ltd.  These leadership announcements further demonstrate IBM’s commitment in the region.

Karan joined IBM in 2016 as Executive for Strategy and Transformation in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this he was the Managing Director, Microsoft India where, besides leading the India business for the company, he also the led the Cloud Transition and the Ecosystem engagement.  Prior to that, he has served in various roles in Microsoft and Cisco.  Karan is not new to IBM, having worked for five years leading IBM’s networking business and based in Singapore from 2001 – 2005…Read More

 

IT fuelling Revenue, Jobs Growth in SMEs in India, says Microsoft

IT fuelling Revenue, Jobs Growth in SMEs in India, says Microsoft

Tech-savvy small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have created more new jobs and drove more revenue gains over the past three years than SMEs using little technology, according to new research commissioned by Microsoft Corp.(NASDAQ:MSFT) and independently conducted by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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“SMEs are a critical growth engine for jobs and economies today. There is tremendous opportunity for economic growth. Our objective is to help more SMEs transition to, and benefit from, modern IT. For customers, it means providing product training and helping SMEs understand the full range of available devices and services, but it also means community and industry investments such as skills training,” said Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, Microsoft India.

BCG’s research found that over the past three years, IT-enabled SMEs, which BCG refers to as “technology leaders”, grew revenues 15-percentage points faster and created twice as many jobs as SMEs that use less technology. The research also revealed that across nearly all product categories, these fast-growing SMEs use more Microsoft solutions than any other products, and that SMEs view Microsoft as the top partner for new and future technology needs. In fact, when asked what technologies survey respondents could not live without, they chose Microsoft Office as the top productivity application over all others. Moreover, SMEs that adopted Microsoft Cloud services grew faster than SMEs that do not use any Microsoft products.  These companies also reported greatly improved employee mobility, scalability and agility.

“The BCG research revealed that Microsoft products and services are the No. 1 choice of these technology leaders,” said Meetul Patel, Microsoft’s General Manager of Small and Mid-Market Solutions and Partners organization in India…….See More

Microsoft India announces Managenebt Rejigs; Karan Bajwa becomes MD

Microsoft India announces Managenebt Rejigs;  Karan Bajwa becomes MD

As per the latest announcement made by Microsoft(NASDAQ:MSFT), the company has appointed Karan Bajwa as the new Managing Director of its Sales and Marketing Group (SMSG) in the country. Karan, who is currently the head of the enterprise business in India, will report to Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India. Karan has been with the company for over five years.

As part of this planned transition, Sanket Akerkar, the current Managing Director, is moving back to the United States to take up another assignment in the company. He has been with Microsoft Corporation since 2003, and moved to the Indian subsidiary in 2010.

Making the announcement, Bhaskar Pramanik said, “In the last two and a half years, Sanket has led the organization to greater progress across various areas. His deep understanding of enterprises and their needs in an evolving economy, his engagement with our customers and partners, and his commitment to building talent within the company has been truly appreciated. We wish Sanket every success in his next role.”

Bhaskar further added, “I am very pleased that we are on the right path to growing talent within the company. Karan is a strong business leader who has always led from the front, and his successes both in Microsoft and prior to that are testimony to this. I am confident Karan’s strategic insights will help continue to grow the business in India.”

Karan Bajwa has also expressed his views. He said, “It is a very exciting time to spearhead the sales and marketing function for Microsoft in India, with limitless opportunities as the company transforms into a services and devices entity. The five years I have spent in the company so far have strengthened my belief that in India, especially, the potential is phenomenal. I look forward to exploring even newer arenas of growth.”

Karan starts his new tenure in July 2013 and Sanket will help with the transition until the end of July.

In an additional planned transition, Floris van Heijst, General Manager –  Marketing & Operations, Microsoft India, will take up a senior appointment within Europe in July 2013……..See More