Infosys Bangalore DC Concludes 10th Rajyotsava Sambhrama

Infosys Bangalore Development Center (DC) successfully concluded the 10th ‘Rajyotsava Sambhrama’ between November 8 and 16, 2017. The week-long event, organized by the Sirigandha volunteer group at Infosys, was planned on a grand scale at its Electronics City Campus.

The celebrations commenced with Karnataka food festival organized at the food courts with delicacies from various parts of Karnataka were served. Karnataka Darshana – a glimpse of Karnataka, were stalls representing brand Karnataka which included Mysore sandal soaps and perfumes, Dharwad Mishra Pedha, Channapattana toys, Kodiyala sarees among others. Karnataka Parichaya Exhibitions featuring the rich folk heritage of Karnataka was also exhibited.

To commemorate the celebrations, two 15 ft. tall statues of Channapattana dolls adorned the campus lawns. The statues were made by Sirigandha volunteers out of scrapyard materials, as a testament of their responsibility towards eco-sustainability.




The week-long celebration concluded with two evenings of extravagant cultural programs on November 15 and 16, 2017. The cultural event was inaugurated by Mr. Narayana Murthy, Mrs. Sudha Murthy and Mr. Deepak Padaki, Group Head – Corporate Strategy, and Chief Risk Officer, Infosys, who jointly felicitated Dr. Malathi Holla, recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri Award, Arjuna Award and a Doctorate from Women’s University, Bijapur, Karnataka. The inaugural ceremony was followed by a motivational speech by Dr. Holla about her journey as a four-time paralympian. The evening also witnessed a live art show by Vilas Nayak – Asia’s quickest speed painter, a skit by Drama Juniors – Achintya and Praneeth and Standup comedy by Narasimha Murthy and Gundu Rao.

The second day of the cultural event began with a musical evening anchored by Raghavendra Kanchan and singers Dhanush, Abhinav, Deeksha and Sanvi Shetty of the Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa fame, and followed by a dance performance by team Parichay and a comedy play by team Maskiri.

ATP and Infosys Launch ‘Second Screen’, Offering Real-Time Insights into Player Performance

Combining multiple data sources in real-time, players, coaches and fans are now able to analyse and interact with player and match information seconds after points are played

London – November 16, 2017: Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, and ATP, the governing body of men’s professional tennis, today announced the launch of Second Screen, a new feature providing player performance insights within seconds of a point being played.

The Second Screen capability offers valuable information on the strengths and weaknesses of players, enabling them and their coaches to review strategies and improve performance. Additionally, for the first time, fans will be able to look at the data of their favourite tennis stars during the match, interact with it and detect subtle changes in player strategies, such as variations in ball speed, spin, placement and player positions. The increased story telling potential that the Second Screen brings to tennis will be a huge benefit to broadcasters and commentators. Access to player activity in real-time will enable them to provide more insights to the fans watching in stadia, online, or on TV.

Implemented for the 2017 Nitto ATP World Tour Finals, the Second Screen feature has been built by Infosys in under three months using its Artificial Intelligence platform, Infosys Nia. The technology allows for multiple sources of data – chair umpire, player and ball tracking, as well as historical data – to be presented to players, coaches and fans. In doing so, users get foresight into player and match performance, resulting in a much more immersive experience.

Infosys and ATP have built the Second Screen feature primarily for tennis, but the potential uses of the technology powering it are vast, with the ability to impact the world of sport and completely change how players, coaches and fans consume content.

Rajesh Krishnamurthy, President and Head of Infosys Europe, said, “This year, Infosys is taking machine-learning in sport to a new level. Our work with the ATP in building the Second Screen using Infosys Nia, showcases the power of AI technology in delivering real-time insights, and more importantly, foresights. We are now able to help players and coaches reach new levels of excellence, while giving fans a more interactive, and immersive experience. We believe this has huge potential not just in tennis and other sports, but in every other business sector.”

Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President, said, “The Second Screen feature will provide greater insights into our sport, as we look to leverage data to enhance engagement in the ATP World Tour on our digital platforms. This is an exciting new development in our partnership with Infosys, and it’s great to work with such a dynamic organization that understands our sport and can deliver advanced analytics.”

Infosys Bangalore DC Concludes 10th Rajyotsava Sambhrama

Infosys Bangalore Development Center (DC) successfully concluded the 10th ‘Rajyotsava Sambhrama’ between November 8 and 16, 2017. The week-long event, organized by the Sirigandha volunteer group at Infosys, was planned on a grand scale at its Electronics City Campus.

The celebrations commenced with Karnataka food festival organized at the food courts with delicacies from various parts of Karnataka were served. Karnataka Darshana – a glimpse of Karnataka, were stalls representing brand Karnataka which included Mysore sandal soaps and perfumes, Dharwad Mishra Pedha, Channapattana toys, Kodiyala sarees among others. Karnataka Parichaya Exhibitions featuring the rich folk heritage of Karnataka was also exhibited.

To commemorate the celebrations, two 15 ft. tall statues of Channapattana dolls adorned the campus lawns. The statues were made by Sirigandha volunteers out of scrapyard materials, as a testament of their responsibility towards eco-sustainability.




The week-long celebration concluded with two evenings of extravagant cultural programs on November 15 and 16, 2017. The cultural event was inaugurated by Mr. Narayana Murthy, Mrs. Sudha Murthy and Mr. Deepak Padaki, Group Head – Corporate Strategy, and Chief Risk Officer, Infosys, who jointly felicitated Dr. Malathi Holla, recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri Award, Arjuna Award and a Doctorate from Women’s University, Bijapur, Karnataka. The inaugural ceremony was followed by a motivational speech by Dr. Holla about her journey as a four-time paralympian. The evening also witnessed a live art show by Vilas Nayak – Asia’s quickest speed painter, a skit by Drama Juniors – Achintya and Praneeth and Standup comedy by Narasimha Murthy and Gundu Rao.

The second day of the cultural event began with a musical evening anchored by Raghavendra Kanchan and singers Dhanush, Abhinav, Deeksha and Sanvi Shetty of the Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa fame, and followed by a dance performance by team Parichay and a comedy play by team Maskiri.

Infosys Partners with Udacity to Offer Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree Program to Prepare Future Workforce for Jobs in the Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Space

New Udacity Connect service, offering training for the company’s Self Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program, aimed at bolstering employees’ skills in autonomous technology

Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced a partnership with global online learning company Udacity to train Infosys employees in its Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program. The program, known as Udacity Connect, a combined in-person and online training offering, will give Infosys employees the skills needed as the company continues to focus on autonomous technology across a range of industries, including automotive, manufacturing and mining.

The 20-week curriculum will train Infosys employees on engineering technologies for self-driving vehicles, including advanced courses in deep learning and machine learning. Program participants will also engage in six-week apprenticeships working on solutions for Infosys clients’ most-pressing challenges. The apprenticeships will help quickly scale participants’ skills and translate into practical new industry solutions.

The goal of this program is to train 500 engineers by the end of 2018. In addition, Infosys will hold a hackathon/competition in November that is designed to identify the brightest of Infosys’ global talent to select the first 100 participants for the program.

“Infosys is committed to re-skilling and training its employees in groundbreaking technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous technologies,” said Ravi Kumar S., President and Deputy COO, Infosys. “We are proud to expand our partnership with Udacity with the launch of the in-person and online Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program as we accelerate the pace of skill adoption and ensure our clients continue to be at the forefront of innovation.”

“Udacity is focused on lifelong learning for all people at any stage in life. We are excited to expand our partnership with Infosys in providing their employees with the skills necessary to thrive in the fast-growing autonomous vehicle space,” said Vish Makhijani, CEO of Udacity.

Infosys is investing in developing deep expertise in autonomous technology that will allow our clients to embrace these technologies at scale in their own contextualized environment.

Infosys recognized as a Leader in NelsonHall’s SAP HANA and S/4HANA Services Report

Infosys has been positioned as a Leader in SAP HANA and S/4HANA services by NelsonHall’s Vendor Evaluation and Assessment Tool (NEAT) report. This report assessed the ability of 12 leading service providers for their SAP HANA and S/4HANA service offerings and capabilities. Infosys has been rated highly, relative to its peers for its S/4HANA focus and its ability to meet future client requirements as well as deliver immediate client benefits.

Infosys is an SAP S/4HANA value assurance partner and certified on SAP S/4HANA operations. The report recognized the S/4HANA and HANA offerings built by Infosys encompassing consulting capabilities to help clients develop a plan for migration and support multiple adoption paths.

Key Highlights:
· Infosys was acknowledged for providing a broad spectrum of software offerings tailored to industry-specific requirements

· The company’s range of assessment and migration toolsets such as the HANA Migration Factory were recognized in the report

· Infosys’ enhanced investments in proprietary migration tools, accelerators, and methodologies such as S/4 Assist, Infosys Catalyst, Infosys S/4HANA Adoption Framework (ISAF) were key features in the report

· The company’s efforts for aggressively scaling up its HANA and S/4HANA resource base and for enabling a first-hand experience in migrating from legacy to S/4HANA for clients were also noted

· Infosys was mentioned for its broad delivery center network and for developing a long-term, multi-faceted partnership with SAP

NelsonHall estimates the total SAP application services market to be $55bn in 2017. With HANA and S/4HANA services growing rapidly and replacing many legacy services by 2021, NelsonHall estimates that it will account for 19% of the total SAP application services market.

Infosys and the Adecco Group Redefine the Future of Staffing

A Mobile-first, Cloud-based, End-to End Digital Platform, “Adia” by the Adecco Group Meets Emerging Opportunities in the Staffing Industry

London – November 7, 2017: Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, and the Adecco Group, a Fortune Global 500 company and the leading global HR Solutions provider, are transforming the staffing industry by bringing together the power of data, domain, technology and speed to create a brand new business in the world of staffing. This is fundamental for introducing new innovations that help the Adecco Group unlock the opportunities of the platform economy, as well as transform the Adecco Group’s core operations.

Powered by Infosys, the Adecco Group’s end-to-end online staffing platform Adia has already gained momentum across multiple cities in Switzerland and the UK, and will be expanding into more countries in the coming quarters. This new platform leverages the Adecco Group’s key strengths in the industry by providing scale, speed and agility to introduce new ways of doing business in the digital economy.

Adia aims at revolutionising the industry by matching the demand and supply of talent more effectively and managing that talent more efficiently. Targeting candidates and clients across multiple industry segments such as hospitality, events, logistics and many more, Adia makes it possible for employers to find temporary staff for short term assignments and provides a brand new experience to both clients and candidates.

The platform’s algorithm matches jobs to workers based on skills, level of experience, and proximity to the place of work as well as the job seeker’s real-time availability. The user can hire new staff, plan shifts, issue contracts and approve timesheets from this platform, all in real-time.

Alain Dehaze, Chief Executive Officer, the Adecco Group, said, “At the Adecco Group we are focused on transformation and innovation to capture the opportunities we see in the evolving world of work. We are thrilled with the success Adia has experienced so far and we’re looking forward to continuing the international rollout over the coming quarters. As part of our co-creation strategy, we’re working with Infosys to bring innovation across other parts of the business and we are delighted to have partnered with the best-in-class to boost our digital strategy and power our vision of what’s next in the staffing industry.”

Rajesh Krishnamurthy, President and Head of Europe, Infosys, said, “The pace of change we’re experiencing today is unprecedented and it urges organisations to constantly renew themselves, as well as leverage technology to develop new business models, if they are to remain relevant and succeed in an increasingly evolving world. Over the past few years, the emergence of the ‘platform economy’ has set the pace of success for the most valuable companies in the world. By bringing speed, scale and an innovative platform that connects candidates and employers, while enhancing the Adecco Group’s unique expertise, we’re powering change in the industry, helping the Adecco Group fundamentally redefine the future of staffing and realise its vision of the future of work.”

Infosys inducted into the ‘Winner’s Circle’ of the HfS Research Blueprint Report for Application Testing Services supporting Digital Transformation, 2017

Infosys has been positioned in the Winner’s Circle by HfS Research Blueprint Report for Application Testing Services supporting Digital transformation, 2017. The HfS Blueprint evaluated 17 service providers of Application Testing Services and recognizes Infosys for its innovation and execution capabilities.

In this Blueprint Report, HfS has recognized Infosys for its robust delivery of services, data-centric approach and automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) led capabilities. The Company has also been recognized for its unique set of offerings in Digital Assurance, Data Testing Services, AI and Machine learning among others, in addressing client needs. It notes that Infosys’ Design Thinking led innovation and integration of process and business consulting has also deepened client relationships.

Highlights of Infosys in the report:

· Automation and AI as strategic pillars: Infosys has been acknowledged for its investments in artificial intelligence (AI), automation and machine learning capabilities to help accelerate its customers’ digital transformation journey

· Expanding to an AI-led framework: Infosys generates deep insights from significant quantities of testing related data by leveraging technologies like AI and Machine Learning (ML)

· Enterprise Automation Consulting: Infosys has been recognised for its transformation and process consulting capabilities which are further enhanced by the Infosys Test Automation Centre of Excellence (CoE), which focuses on alliances and tools, frameworks, reusable assets development and industrialization, and competency development.

· Open and Transparent Business Culture: Infosys is commended by its clients for its responsiveness and consistency in delivery

For further information, please contact: PR_Global@infosys.com

Infosys Wins Three Catalyst Awards at TM Forum Live

Awards for innovative prototype products & services for communication service providers

Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, today announced it participated in six of the 32 Catalysts at TM Forum Live – winning three of the seven Catalyst Awards at the annual flagship communications industry event, held in Nice, France. The Awards recognized Infosys’ open innovation to co-create commercially viable prototypes of new digital services and business models.

The three winning Catalysts:

A platform for IoT and Anything as a Service: This Catalyst focused on how operators can attract ecosystem partners to co-create new digital services beyond connectivity through the platform business model. Infosys worked with Vodafone and was recognized for its outstanding performance. The focus was on delivering agility, experience and efficiency to communication service providers and exposing TM Forum Open APIs to third party developers to create new revenue streams enabled by network slicing, edge computing and a service marketplace.

“This Catalyst has brought several leading industry players together to show how platform business models together with orchestration and closed-loop assurance can deliver innovative new services and new revenue streams to our industry,” said Dr. Lester Thomas, Chief Systems Architect, Vodafone Group. “Infosys played an invaluable role in the overall architecture, and in particular, defining the Open APIs and contributing enhancements to the Open API programme.”

Joint Agile Delivery – Phase II: In this Catalyst, Infosys was recognized for ‘Outstanding Use’ of TM Forum Assets and worked with AT&T, Orange, Telecom Italia. This Catalyst has been recognized for continuing efforts towards contributing APIs and processes to TM Forum and has a vision for a ‘standardized and platform-based’ approach to developing and delivering world-class software that capitalizes on cross-organizational synergies to dramatically improve time to market, quality and cost.

“Seamless Joint Agile Delivery across complex partner ecosystem is going to be key for rapid service innovation, delivery and operations. Infosys, along with other major industry partners, collaborated on this catalyst to provide a standardized and platform based approach for service validation and service assurance for Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and associated Network Services from different suppliers,” said Michel Valette, Tests and Diagnostics Domain Manager, Orange & Stream Leader, Operations Centre of the Future, TM Forum. “Infosys leveraged their rich capabilities on machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide closed loop adaptive service assurance for dynamic network services coming from different partners.”

Logical Factory: Virtualizing Manufacturing for Agility: This Catalyst, developed with BT, Telecom Italia and TWI, built on a prior award-winning Catalyst – the Smart Industrial Manufacturing: Robots as a Service, which demonstrated the use of TMF’s Open-APIs in the Industrial Internet-of-Things domain to order and configure Robots-as-a-Service. In this enhanced version, the scope was expanded to the entire manufacturing and maintenance process lifecycle. TM Forum recognized this Catalyst project in the category for ‘Outstanding Ecosystem Design’ using CurateFx – TM Forum’s digital ecosystem design and management SaaS solution.

“We thank Infosys for being a key participant in our recent ‘Logical Factory – Virtualizing Manufacturing for Agility’ catalyst project which was demonstrated at the TM Forum Live! 2017. Infosys’ contribution in this project enabled us to evolve in our approach to utilize innovative thinking around Industry 4.0, IoT, and connectivity to overcome current challenges in various manufacturing industries. Infosys’ commendable effort and focus in developing the concept played a key part in the team winning the ‘Outstanding Ecosystem Design Using CurateFx’,” said Darren Williams, Welding Systems Lead, TWI.
TMF Catalysts are quick, member-driven, proof-of-concept projects which leverage TM Forum’s best practices and standards, connect service providers, technology suppliers, and global enterprises to create innovative solutions that address industry challenges. More than 100 member companies participated in the 2017 Catalyst projects which spanned across Open APIs, SDN & NFV, digital health, data monetization, customer experience management, smart cities, the Internet of Everything among others.

Nik Willets, Chief Executive Officer, TM Forum said, “Infosys has made significant investments to enhance its knowledge base in new and emerging technologies. Winning three awards for Catalyst projects proves that Infosys is a knowledge partner capable of defining next-generation products and services for communication service providers. The company is also an early adopter of TM Forum’s Open API initiative.”

Mr. Rajesh Krishnamurthy, President and Head of Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications and Services, Infosys said, “We are focusing on developing new technologies and opening new revenue streams for CSPs. We embarked on this journey by being the first systems integrator to sign up for TM Forum’s Open API initiative. Our technology focus and collaboration with like-minded partners is accelerating innovation and delivering results. The three awards for catalyst projects at TM Forum Live! demonstrate our commitment to delivering innovative products and services to our clients.”

Infosys Announces Strategic Alliance with HP Inc. to Accelerate Digital Transformation for the Enterprise

Infosys (NYSE:INFY) and HP Inc. today launched joint Retail Point of Sale (RPOS) and Enterprise Device as a Service (DaaS) solutions to help businesses accelerate digital transformation as part of the HP Global System Integrator (GSI) Alliance Program.

The joint RPOS solution offers a digital approach across the supply chain, enabling real-time collaboration between shoppers, retailers and vendors at the point of purchase, providing a true omni-channel experience. The joint Enterprise Device as a Service solution defines and delivers technology-enabled transformations that optimize how organizations acquire, manage and use devices with end-to-end services, enterprise applications, fleet reporting, analytics, insights and more.

“Together, HP and Infosys can improve end-customer experience, while forging deeper, more valuable relationships with joint customers across industries, enabling them to embark on their own business reinvention journeys,” said Jon Flaxman, Chief Operating Officer, HP.

“The launch of the RPOS and Enterprise DaaS solutions validates our joint vision with HP for revolutionizing the retail industry through constant innovation, and deep analytics,” said Sandeep Dadlani, President and Head of Americas, Infosys. “Digital transformation is being steadily embraced by businesses and as this transformation evolves further, we will continue our focus to create newer experiences across industry segments.”

MauBank Adopts Infosys Finacle Leasing Solution to Drive Business Growth

Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), and MauBank, a leading bank in the Republic of Mauritius, today announced the bank’s successful adoption of Finacle’s Leasing Solution for its strategic leasing services business. MauBank’s leasing system will run on a single platform that enables higher operational efficiency, reduced costs and an enhanced banking experience for its customers.

The merger of Mauritius Post and Cooperative Bank (MPCB) and National Commercial Bank (NCB) in January 2016 created the new MauBank, which is powered by Infosys Finacle Solutions that includes Core Banking, Online Banking, Treasury and Alerts. Furthermore, NCB’s subsidiary Mauritius Leasing Company, offering leasing products, was also integrated into MauBank and the Finacle Leasing Solution was chosen to replace its earlier legacy third-party platform.

Highlights:
· The implementation was completed in 10 weeks, with zero impact on ongoing customer services
· The bank has increased operational efficiency by over 40 per cent with the optimization of processes through the Finacle Leasing Solution
· With the new solution, the bank has eliminated duplicate systems and unified various components, achieving a 20 per cent saving in maintenance costs
· Automation of processes like statement generation, late fee computation and reconciliation, among others, have resulted in a significant drop in human error and person dependencies
· Integration of the new leasing solution with rest of the enterprise applications has ensured consolidation and optimization of customer data into a single source. This supports faster resolution of customer requests and enables the bank to make targeted offerings, thereby improving the end customer experience significantly

Quotes:
Sanat Rao, Chief Business Officer and Global Head, Infosys Finacle:
“Simplifying the technology footprint is a critical step in renewing legacy systems and moving towards a truly digital banking experience. Following the merger, MauBank has been very progressive in its decision to consolidate and modernize its banking systems. The latest step towards a unified platform for their leasing services will ensure a sound technology foundation for the bank, enabling growth, profitability and a smarter banking experience for its customers.”

Sayyad Khodabocus, Head – IT Applications, MauBank:
“MauBank is committed to being the most progressive and preferred bank in Mauritius. Our aim of ensuring world-class banking services along with industry leading growth, is tied to consolidating our operations on best of breed banking platforms. We believe the Finacle Leasing Solution will help us scale our leasing operations and boost productivity, thus positioning the service line as a key business driver.”