Setting up a Center of Excellence, in College of Engineering, Andhra University
The event was well attended by HoDs of various campus departments and Principals of campus colleges along with Kiran Sangita and Rajiv Gupta from the IBM Visakha Hills location and Lawrence Mohan, Yuktesh from IBM Academic Initiative team.
Being co-located in the same city, this is also a great opportunity for the teams in IBM Visakha Hills location to interact with academia. This would go a long way in helping faulty and student community of Andhra University and its affiliated engineering colleges in terms of upgrading their skills to the current trends in marketplace. I happen to meet couple of my professors and were excited about this MoU and look forward to the activities as part of this MoU.
Refer to this link for an article from The Hindu on this event and here for few photos.
Innovation keeps happening all around us be it at the individual level, community level, or business level. Hear from Nick Donofrio, IBM's EVP for Innovation and Technology, about how IBM is innovating itself, at an interview given to Gartner. No wonder Inspiring Innovation is the theme of the Software Universe event held for the third time in India.
Further to my posting on FOSS.IN, which drew some 4500+ visitors this time, I've got the pic of IBM's stall at the event. The stall set up to educate visitors on IBM's participation/contribution to some of the open source projects including Linux, Apache Geronimo.
One of my team-mate, in the stall was present to educate visitors on WAS CE.
Around 500 visited the stall eager to know more about WAS CE and IBM's contribution towards Apache Geronimo. Several engineering students as well as different companies enquired about more assistance/resources to build skills on WAS CE.
It was definitely a common platform to showcase IBM's
strength in Open Source. I guess Open standards, Open source in a way open minds to open opportunities, a little modification of Bob Sutor's blog title.[Read More]
IBM Kenexa Talent Suite v1.0 is now available. This suite offers a science-based, socially integrated user experience for workforce development and employee engagement. Refer to this announcement letter for more details on the suite offerings, along with the key differentiators. The suite now offers:
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Onboarding - IBM Kenexa Onboard on Cloud
Assessments (select IBM Kenexa Behavioral Assessments)
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Social collaboration (SmartCloud Connections)
All of this is software as a service (SaaS) cloud infrastructure.
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Last weekend I was in Vizag, along with three of my other colleagues to conduct the IBM Technology Day (ITD) at the College of Engineering(Autonomous), Andhra University. ITD is an initiative under the IBM's University Relations division. The objective being to introduce/update the young technologists on the latest happenings in Technology (in general) and the related tools/products from IBM (in particular). The event saw an audience of 300+ at the opening function, which was held at the spacious auditorium.
After a 20 mins inauguration function, the event was opened by the Rector of the University. We then started by giving an overview of IBM in India and then splitting into two parallel tracks, one on EDA by Subhrajith B and another on Bio-Informatics by Dr Senthivel. This is the first time that we are conudcting a track on Bio-Informatics at the ITD. I've got sometime to move around the campus, catch-up w/ my professors from the EEE dept.
Post lunch we started off with Cell Architecture, followed by an introduction to Autonomic Computing, by Suresh B. Then Suresh slipped into the role of quiz master and conducted a quiz, w/ some gifts (T-shirts) for the right answers. After a quick break for tea/snacks, I continued on SOA and Web-services and the close-out program. It was a great moment for me to be in the campus after a gap of six long years, since my graduation from the same college. I look forward to organize the same event next year. I'm posting here some of the pictures from the event.
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While talking to many people on SOA, I keep hearing questions on the success stories of SOA and availability any case studies for references. One of the best case study is IBM's own business transformation using SOA. There were some five plus cases and each of these are detailed in these series of developerWorks articles. Happing reading!
Another landmark deal was closed yesterday by IBM in India with !dea Cellular, a leading GSM mobile service provider in India. The deal would size around US$ 600 million to US$ 800 million over the 10-year period, with some conditions attached to it.
An excerpt from a note sent by IBM's Regional GM India/South Asia:
...The strategic win is a strong testimony of our leadership in the Indian market and the trust clients place in IBM...It further widens the gap between IBM and competition in the Indian communications sector by a huge margin. The proven delivery capability of IBM in the Indian telecom market set IBM miles ahead of competition.
This is a second major deal with a telcom major in India, by IBM, the first one being with Bharti Tele-Ventures, inked in 2004. I like the background music of one of !DEA cellular's ad, in which the connection between to people talking/thinking about each other is shown as zeros and ones(bits and bytes). Some of their TV ads are posted at their site here.
the flagship IBM WebSphere event is in full swing in LV this week. All
days seeing some great new announcements/offerings/sessions. This time
there is Social Impact, a media
aggregator to get all the of blogging/twitter about this event into one page.