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Never agreed to participate in RSS event: Accenture India top exec

Functionaries say the attempts are on to rope in more top executives and entrepreneurs to attend the event. An RSS spokesperson confirmed that Ramachandran would not attend the event, but said there is a clear history of corporate chiefs and technology entrepreneurs openly associating with the organisation, from Shiv Nadar to Ratan Tata to Azim Premji.

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  • Harman CEO Dinesh Paliwal says govt’s CAA, Article 370 decisions ‘misinterpreted’, calls for more business-friendly policy.

    The technology entrepreneur, and an Accenture top executive, had come under fire on Twitter early this week after a digital poster announced them as guests at an RSS event in Chennai in February. Twitter users called for boycott of products for their association with RSS.

    Representatives from different companies including Accenture, Adobe, Facebook, Genpact, Google, HCL, Infosys, Intel, Microsoft and TCS are expected to participate in the deliberations, sources said.

    With violence in JNU and the CAA-NRC row reverberating across India, firms are getting caught in the crossfire.

    The event, slated for February 2, will take place at a school in south Chennai on the theme ‘Resurgent Bharath.’ which is likely to be attended by software professionals.

    “Our government believes artificial intelligence, in different forms, can help us achieve the $5 trillion benchmark over the next five years, but also help us do it effectively and efficiently,” Goyal said while inaugurating the NSE Knowledge Hub here. The hub is an AI-powered learning ecosystem for the banking, financial services and insurance sector.

    The challenge kicked off on August 21, 2019 across campuses, concluded in a grand event in Gurugram where the top 10 teams from each campus presented a case study on disruptive the digital strategy centred around Innovation. The first prize was awarded to the team from IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Bangalore.

    The letter – ‘TechAgainstFascism’ on online publishing platform Medium – comes at a time when hundreds of thousands of Indians across the country and overseas have protested against what they fear are policies that could render many Muslims stateless. Thousands have been detained by the police for protests across India.

    Apart from traditional recruiters, several new companies from diverse sectors were on campus this year. Despite challenging market conditions, a total of 44 new recruiters were on campus including Alvarez & Marsal, The Bridgespan Group, Praxis Global Alliance, Bank of America, Landmark Group, Intuit, Cisco, Sabre Partners, Spark Capital, Udaan, BYJU'S, Ola cabs, Swiggy and Dabur.

    The rapidly changing consumer profile is prompting India Inc to appoint relatively young directors who can advise management teams on matters pertaining to cutting edge technology, and how these can be used to reach new-age consumers.

    Tata Consultancy Services, India’s top IT services exporter, said earlier it would be hit by a restructuring at Deutsche Bank, a key client.

    As the world marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Tuesday, MNCs in India and local cos are moving beyond just setting up infrastructure and lip service to making inroads into championing the cause of disabled employees, by providing leadership opportunities, mentorship and making interventions to help chalk out their career progression.

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