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  • As machines take over many functions, the HR need at banks is shifting to engineers and behavioural scientists.

    The Bengaluru-headquartered IT major said it is one of the first companies in the world to have earned this certification with accreditation.

    Government is tweaking tech policies to keep up with emerging challenges. NISG says regulations should be based on the functions performed by tech, not on the tech itself. It made the recommendation in the draft national strategy on blockchain policy that had sought comments and suggestions from stakeholders.

    Machines and people, working in concert, will be critical to the success of tomorrow’s ERP systems and enterprises.

    They are equipped with predictive return on investment (ROI) analytics for business investments that can be tailored to meet numerous industry-specific needs

    The survey, with data from more than 8,300 organisations across 20 countries and 885 CEOs, analysed the adoption of both mature and emerging tech – such as (AI), cloud, blockchain, and extended reality. It found that just 10% of companies are making optimal tech investment and adoption decisions and realising the full value of those investments.

    IBM said current CEO Ginni Rometty would continue as executive chairman of the board through the end of 2020, at which point she would retire after almost 40 years with the company. Krishna is currently senior vice president for cloud and cognitive software and was a principal architect of the company's acquisitions of Red Hat.

    Colleges and universities can leverage AI to alleviate many of the technology administrative activities as well as to take over mundane tasks. AI has the potential to deliver a personalized learning path, personalizing the student experience to improve student outcomes with virtual academic advisors and tutors.

    Entrepreneurs want a stable policy environment, a longer time horizon to carry forward losses and to pay taxes on ESOPs only during sale. To raise funds, startups tend to approach a large number of venture funds – sometimes up to 400. However, under Section 42 of the Companies Act, if a startup sends information to more than 200 investors, it is deemed to be a public company.

    The state plans to use blockchain technology to make its financial system more efficient and implement pilot government schemes by creating a talent pool of professionals in the field.

    Thane Municipal Corporation is developing a blockchain-based solution for property tax assessment in partnership with Hyderabad-based Veridoc Global India in order to create a digital portal to engage with citizens. Integrating blockchain technology is expected to help in faster approvals and provide a single point for data availability.

    This is the second major IT company to increase its footprint in the city this year. Mid-tier IT services provider, Cyient also announced on Monday that it is expanding its development centre in Warangal to 800 employees, up from 200 currently. The centre will support Cyient’s telecom customers globally by providing designs and engineering services.

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