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Hewlett-Packard Company and Accenture has announced an alliance to provide Information Technology (IT) outsourcing services to enterprises. The two firms will focus on migrating legacy mainframe applications to next generation architectures and platforms as well as supporting “backwards” integration with legacy applications. These new services will give enterprises a faster and simpler way to harness IT assets while minimizing costs and risk.
The alliance formalises a three-year collaboration developed to support the full lifecycle of complex Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, among the most difficult to implement and scale globally. The two companies have already collaborated on 15 engagements and developed repeatable best practice methodologies for ERP outsourcing. Today’s announcement builds on this heritage to provide customers with a single point of contact and accountability for program management.
Speaking about the partnership, the Managing Director, Technology, Accenture, Mr. Niyi Tayo, said, there are new technologies and solutions, more data than ever before, legacy and new systems coming together, an upsurge in collaboration inside and outside the enterprise, more of everything digital driving businesses.
Accenture HPE solutions include, private cloud for the Hybrid Cloud, Automated and highly scalable private cloud that minimises upfront investment, improves scalability, rapidly deploys secure application environments and simplifies management. The comprehensive service management—Real-time and predictive service monitoring, analytics services and automation that delivers superior results with business-class monitoring, five 9s reliability, scalability, enhanced service quality, greater predictability, increased agility and cost optimisation
It also has the data-driven digital analytics, customisable and scalable architectures that Improve analytics, performance and digital capabilities with seamless integration, reduced TCO, enhanced innovation and performance, through an automated SAP environment that speeds business outcomes.
The Accenture HPE solutions has the adaptive networking, agile and optimised next-generation networking that enables service velocity and agility in the cloud and optimises high-performance, high-density environments across distributed operations, all while reducing total cost of ownership.
According to the Regional Manager, Software Sales, Africa, at HPE, Mr. Faisal Aljudi, the HP Alliance ONE Partner of the Year Awards are presented to an exclusive set of HP alliance members in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in the development and delivery of innovative solutions that achieve standard-setting levels for business excellence and client satisfaction.
Submitted by HP Inc.
By James McCall, Chief Sustainability Officer
In 2021, HP announced a range of ambitious climate action targets, including a commitment to be net zero by 2040 — a full decade ahead of the Paris Agreement. We’ve published our Sustainable Impact Report for over 20 years and have actively worked to reduce our footprint for decades. That’s because it’s in our company’s DNA to push toward the goal of being the most sustainable and just tech company in the world.
We’ve had many successes. Last year HP was one of only 14 companies worldwide, and the sole tech firm, to receive a prestigious Triple A rating in Climate, Water, and Forest benchmarks from the not-for-profit Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) — our third year in a row. And because consumers care about their footprint and want their purchases to have a positive impact, whether they’re buying a new computer, printer, or coffee machine, sales related to our sustainability efforts have more than tripled, hitting $3.5 billion in fiscal year 2021.
But we realize there is more to be done to reach our goal of cutting our absolute greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030, which means minimizing Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions across our end-to-end value chain.
Scope 1 emissions are from HP’s direct operations. Scope 2 are indirect emissions, such as the electricity that powers our operations. Scope 3 relates to activities not controlled by HP, such as “upstream” emissions from our supply chain and “downstream” emissions from customer use of our products. Together, Scopes 1, 2, and 3 represent the cradle-to-grave emissions of our products, and nearly all our emissions (99%) are Scope 3, with almost 70% of those coming from our supply chain and 30% from customer use.
Tackling Scope 3 emissions
With our supply chain representing over two-thirds of our emissions, our mandate was clear: To reduce the footprint of our printers, computers, and monitors, we had to reduce the footprint of the components, manufacturing, assembly, and transportation of those items. We have hundreds of suppliers, so we needed to take a data-based approach to this problem. We examined our supply chain data and found that our 30 largest partners were responsible for nearly 80% of the Scope 3 emissions from our directly-contracted-suppliers operations. If we could assist those 30 companies in becoming more eco-friendly, the results would be far-reaching. To help these suppliers reach the next level of success, we leaned into the philosophy of “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” Not only would helping the suppliers help HP, but it would benefit their bottom line, other customers, the communities where they operate, and the planet as a whole. So we got to work.
Because HP has stressed responsible sourcing, human rights, and sustainability as part of our supplier selection, many of our partners already had a strong base but needed extra support. Building off our real-world learnings within HP, we partnered with them to create environments where they could adopt long-lasting environmentally conscious approaches that would be best for their unique businesses.
Over the last two years, HP has brought in top-tier environmental groups such as the CDP and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to host virtual workshops for those 30 suppliers. Participants learned about energy efficiency, renewable energy, setting science-based targets, external reporting, and more.
At the same time, we asked our partners to disclose their footprint using CDP Supply Chain reporting tools. Nearly 200 suppliers (representing over 95% of our yearly spending) are currently doing so. This transparency helps HP better understand our footprint and informs the broader tech industry utilizing this supply chain.
Tackling the rest
The results have been incredible: Twenty of our top 30 suppliers have formally committed to setting meaningful greenhouse gas reduction targets following the Science Based Targets Initiative. We are also proud that 100% renewable electricity now powers the final assembly of over 95% of our worldwide PC and display products. HP and our supply chain partners are making substantial progress, but there’s still much more to do. It’s vital that we address the “upstream” supply chain adding to our footprint. However, we cannot reach net zero without also tackling the 30% of our emissions generated during the ongoing customer use of our products. The good news is that customers are actively seeking sustainable choices on shelves, online, or as part of enterprise purchase for printers, computers, and monitors. Our goal is to help them do just that—to make the home, office, or hybrid work setup of the future the most sustainable ever.
How HP is building a sustainable and ethical supply chain
Hundreds of suppliers make up HP’s supply chain — one of the largest in the IT industry — and the company’s commitment to make ethical, sustainable, and resilient products protects its business and brand, strengthens customer relationships, and creates opportunities to innovate.
HP works with peers across the IT industry to engage the entire supply chain in efforts to eradicate minerals that directly or indirectly support armed groups and to promote responsible sourcing of minerals regardless of origin. In the European Union, for example, we support the Conflict Minerals Regulation, which focuses on responsible smelter sourcing regardless of country of mineral origin, including conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRAs) worldwide.
We summarize supplier performance using Sustainability Scorecards, designed to incentivize suppliers and drive ongoing improvement through consistent, comprehensive, and actionable feedback. The results contribute to a supplier’s overall procurement score, which impacts their relationship with HP and ongoing business.
In collaboration with NGO partners and other external organizations, we provide programs designed to help suppliers continually Improve along their sustainability journey. These programs focus on areas such as worker well-being, rights and responsibilities, and environmental, health, and safety (EHS) awareness. In 2021, there was a 114% increase in factory participation in HP’s Supply Chain Sustainability Programs.
We partner with logistics suppliers that have the same environmental mindset as HP to provide solutions to reduce CO2 impact, such as biofuels for ocean freight and electric vehicles for road freight. We are also investigating Sustainable Aviation Fuel for air freight. Additionally, in the United States, HP is a Gold Level Sponsor of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), which helps combat human trafficking by educating and mobilizing our trucking supplier network, in coordination with law enforcement agencies.
Our Amplify Impact program invites partners to help drive meaningful change across the global IT industry. Partners that pledge will tap into our extensive knowledge, training, and resources to assess and work to Improve their own sustainability performance. To date, 1,400 channel partners have been trained, educated, and empowered through HP Amplify Impact.
Retail sale / Customer use
HP Planet Partners is the company’s return-and recycling program for computer equipment and printing supplies. HP ink and LaserJet cartridges returned through HP Planet Partners go through a multiphase “closed loop” recycling process. Recycled plastic from empty cartridges is used to create new Original HP cartridges and other everyday products.
Post-sale / End-of-use
We develop services that aim to keep products in use longer, offer service-based solutions, and recapture products and materials at end of use. For instance, through our HP Device Recovery Service we buy used devices securely to give them new purpose, extend their life spans, and reduce negative environmental impact. Customers receive reverse logistics, data sanitization with a certificate, a sustainability benefit report, and the fair-market value of the device.
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.
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Sustainable Impact is our commitment to create positive, lasting change for the planet, its people and our communities. Click here for more information on HP’s Sustainable Impact initiatives, goals and progress.
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HP Anyware will be available somewhere in the coming months. The solution’s based on technology from Teradici, which HP acquired last year. HP Anyware should eventually replace HP’s existing zCentral Remote Boost solution.
Teradici is a cornerstone of the upcoming solution. The company provides virtual desktop environments using Cloud Access Software (CAS), allowing companies to remotely host PCs in their on-premises environment and the cloud.
Teradici uses its own PC-over-IP (PCoIP) protocol. The protocol streams the contents of a display. The data travelling over a network is unlike the data exchanged by traditional remote desktop tech, which promotes security.
HP Anyware is the next release of Teradici’s CAS solution. New functionality includes support for Arm-based M1 processors and Macs. In addition, HP and Teradici optimized the tool for Windows 11.
HP told The Register that HP Anyware will replace zCentral Remote Boost, HP’s existing solution for remote work. HP Anyware will have equivalent functionality by mid-2023, after which zCentral Remote is to be discontinued. Though the solution will receive security fixes for some time, users eventually have to migrate to Anyware.
Tip: HPC software company Teradici acquired by HP Inc.
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Value investors love finding good stocks at good prices, especially before the broader market catches on to a stock's true value. Utilizing ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow, the Value Style Score identifies the most attractive and most discounted stocks.
HP Inc. is the surviving entity following the November 2015 split of Hewlett-Packard Company into publicly traded entities - Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc.
HPQ boasts a Value Style Score of A and VGM Score of A, and holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) rating. Shares of HP are trading at a forward earnings multiple of 7.5X, as well as a PEG Ratio of 1.9, a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 6.9X, and a Price/Sales ratio of 0.5X.
A company's earnings performance is important for value investors as well. For fiscal 2022, six analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for HPQ, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.03 to $4.30 per share. HPQ also holds an average earnings surprise of 8.4%.
With strong valuation and earnings metrics, a good Zacks Rank, and top-tier Value and VGM Style Scores, investors should strongly think about adding HPQ to their portfolios.
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LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - August 2, 2022 - ( Newswire.com )
Vega Cloud, Inc., the cloud automation and optimization platform for highly regulated and performance-driven industries, today announced a collaboration with HP Teradici, creator of the industry-leading PCoIP® remote display protocol, to develop services that will give businesses the freedom to efficiently deliver high-performance digital workstations, even over the most challenging network conditions.
Vega Cloud will leverage HP Anyware* (formerly Teradici CAS) and PCoIP® technology to develop two digital workstation services: Secure WorkRemote (SWR) for regulated industries and Vega Atelier remote studios for resource-intensive industries like Media and Entertainment. Vega Cloud has proven its all-inclusive, digital workstations provide robust security and sustainability performance anywhere, on any device, from any network. As critical business assets, healthcare and financial institution customers demand detailed evidence to ensure digital desktops comply with applicable laws and regulations. Vega Cloud consistently exceeds the information security and performance requirements and will continue to evolve as guidelines change.
Secure WorkRemote and Vega Atelier remote studios incorporate multilayered security and IP protection. Each workstation is deployed inside a zero-trust isolation pool to trap and inoculate bad actors. The Teradici PCoIP® protocol and AES 256 encryption ensures that only pixels leave the environment. Both services have built-in optimization to auto-scale memory, graphics, and CPU to efficiently power through intensive applications.
The platforms contain a robust catalog of pre-configured desktop SKUs so administrators can quickly deploy and decommission workstations, significantly reducing operational management and support. Operational metrics and key performance indicators can be monitored by workgroups or discipline with drag-and-drop simplicity and automated workflows. Administrators have confidence controls around desktop delivery and compliance are delivered appropriately and rapidly.
"Hybrid workplaces operate on several different networks and this complexity has outstripped perimeter-based network security," said Kris Bliesner, CEO, Vega Cloud. "The strategic partnership with HP Teradici and Vega Cloud focuses on data and service protection and expands protection and performance to include all workstation assets (devices, infrastructure components, applications, virtual and cloud components) and end users. This is a paradigm-shifting approach to digital workstations powered by Cloud Infrastructure and Optimized by Vega's Platform."
"HP Anyware provides the security and performance that Vega Cloud needs for its new services to excel in the most demanding use cases," said Paul Austin, Worldwide Head of Teradici Channel Sales at HP. "Vega Cloud's capabilities align with our focus on delivering secure digital workspace solutions, and we're proud to work with them on enabling the industries we serve together to realize the benefits of hybrid work."
About Vega Cloud
Vega is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for enterprise cloud management. Vega unlocks the power of public cloud infrastructure, giving businesses the freedom to innovate and efficiently deliver world-class products and services. Vega combines scale management with speed and efficiency to drive business outcomes that align with end-user goals. Public Cloud infrastructure isn't just for architects or DevOps engineers anymore. Vega puts the power of fully optimized, fully managed infrastructure to work for your business.
About HP Teradici
HP Teradici is the creator of the PCoIP remote display protocol, which delivers digital workspaces from the data center or public cloud to end users with the highest levels of security, responsiveness, and fidelity. HP Anyware (formerly Teradici CAS), which won an Engineering Emmy® from the Television Academy in 2020, powers the most secure remote solutions with unparalleled performance for even the most graphics-intensive applications. HP Teradici technology is trusted by leading media companies, design houses, financial firms and government agencies and is deployed to millions of users worldwide. For more information, visit www.teradici.com or www.hp.com/anyware.
Connect with HP Teradici on Twitter @Teradici, LinkedIn, YouTube and the Teradici blog.
For more information about Vega SWR and Vega Atelier, please visit https://www.vegacloud.io/secureworkremote and https://www.vegacloud.io/vega-atelier.
Teradici and PCoIP are trademarks of HP, Inc., and are registered in the United States and/or other countries. Any other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.
*Network access required. HP Anyware supports Windows®, Linux® and MacOS® host environments and Window, Linux, MacOS, iOS®, Android®, and Chrome OS® end-user devices. For more on the system requirements for installing HP Anyware, refer to the Admin Guides at: https://docs.teradici.com/find/product/cloud-access-software
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Fewer things can be as overwhelming as shopping for a new computer. Not only does it require copious amounts of research to narrow down your selection, but it also entails working within a budget. Your brand of preference can make the latter even more daunting.
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Inspiring productivity and streamlining print transformation for IT teams
Workers miss their office printer more than happy hour or a free lunch
Work flows fast with the new HP LaserJet Managed E800/E700 series
Bringing value to customers with a secure, customizable and easy-to-manage portfolio
PALO ALTO, Calif., July 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Re-imagining the office experience, companies are resetting plans to cater to new ways of working. Tasked with creating modern and inspiring workplace environments, CIOs and ITDMs require the right technologies to enable a fast moving, digitally enabled workforce to be productive.
A recent Morning Consult survey1, commissioned by HP, polled 1,000 office workers in the US and Canada to find out what they appreciate (and had missed) most about the office. It turns out, what they really missed was printing. In fact, 57% of office workers surveyed said they missed their office printer more than a free lunch or happy hour.
To address the need for a true workplace of the future, HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today introduced the HP LaserJet Managed E800/E700 series, a new portfolio of multi-function printers that support and inspire a productivity-focused hybrid workforce, with intelligent solutions that can make work flow faster.
“As the hybrid work model continues to evolve, CIOs and IT departments have never been more challenged,” said Carles Farre, Global Head of Print Services and Solutions, HP Inc. “They need intelligent printers with advanced features that streamline work processes. The HP LaserJet Managed E800/E700 series offers our customers and channel partners a sleek, fully customizable and easily manageable portfolio to meet today’s workplace and digitization goals – now and in the future.”
The HP LaserJet Managed E800/E700 series delivers:
Simplified Workflows & Boosted Productivity: The E800/E700 Flow series offers comprehensive workflow solutions with new FLOW 2.0 features, including the ability to make edits directly to your content on the control panel (highlight, redact – even simply sign), as well as customized shortcuts2. Innovative Reverse and Retry technology3 detects and resolves double feed issues and paper jams aiding workflows to be kept at a premium.
Powerful, Fast Performance: Get more done faster; up to 70ppm fast printing4 speed and 300 ipm5 duplex scan speed powered by HP’s custom designed quadcore processor. Utilizing autosensing technology, customers automatically save time with tone and color management, two-sided document detection and automatic job separation features.
Customizable and Sleek Design: Modern designs include five color panels6 to match your office decor and HP Flex Build for flexible configurations to meet different business needs7.
World’s Most Secure Printing8: A recent Morning Consult survey1, commission by HP, found that 67% of ITDMs believe privacy and security in a flex work environment have become more complex, especially when it comes to printer security. With HP Wolf Enterprise Security9, the HP LaserJet Managed E800/E700 series protects, detects, and self-recovers. Specifically, these new devices include Memory Shield™, which helps detect malicious attacks on the printer and, if detected, automatically self-heals. Memory Shield™ uses a hardware-protected solution called Runtime Intrusion Detection to actively scan memory for anomalies, and XGuard CFI from Karamba to monitor the execution flow of the printer firmware to help detect and prevent potential zero-day attacks.
Built-in Sustainability: Supports zero deforestation10 and helps save resources with HP’s energy efficient printing.11
For more information about the E800/E700 series, please visit https://www.hp.com/us-en/printers/laserjet-managed-e800-e700-series.html.
The HP LaserJet Managed E800 series is expected to be available in North America on August 1 with expanded availability expected in select countries in Europe in October. The series will continue to roll out to additional countries this year and next. The HP LaserJet Managed E700 series is expected to be available in North America in September and select countries in Europe in October. The series will continue to roll out to additional countries this year and next.
HP Inc. is a technology company that believes one thoughtful idea has the power to change the world. Its product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions helps bring these ideas to life. Visit http://www.hp.com.
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1 HP commissioned Morning Consult to conduct a survey between March 19th and 23rd, 2022. A total trial of 200 enterprise IT decision makers (100 in US/100 in Canada) and 1,000 office workers (500 in US/500 in Canada). Morning Consult works with panel providers to recruit people through a variety of methods (e.g., loyalty programs, in-app promos, etc.) to build a pool of respondents willing to take surveys in exchange for rewards, such as gift cards. Respondents are not endorsing an HP product. The interviews were conducted online, and the data was unweighted. Results for ITDMs have a margin of error of plus or minus 7 percentage points, while results for office workers have a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
2 Management of customized delivery options are only available with the optional Workflow accelerator card availability expected in January 2023.
3 Reverse and Retry technology is only available on Flow-based models.
4 Measured using ISO/IEC 24734, excludes first set of test documents. For more information, see http://www.hp.com/go/printerclaims. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.
5 Scan speeds measured from ADF. actual processing speeds may vary depending on scan resolution, network conditions, computer performance, and application software. Measured using standards found at: http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/SC28_Test_Pages/.
6 Color panels are optional and availability may vary. Check with your HP Reseller for details.
7 The availability of Flex Build program differs by region or country.
8 HP’s most advanced embedded security features are available on HP Managed and Enterprise devices with HP FutureSmart firmware 4.5 or above. Claim based on HP review of 2022 published features of competitive in-class printers. Only HP offers a combination of security features to automatically detect, stop, and recover from attacks with a self-healing reboot, in alignment with NIST SP 800-193 guidelines for device cyber resiliency. For a list of compatible products, visit: hp.com/go/PrintersThatProtect. For more information, visit: hp.com/go/PrinterSecurityClaims.
9 HP Security is now HP Wolf Security. Security features vary by platform, please see product data sheet for details.
10 100% outer fiber-based packaging and internal fiber-based cushions made from sustainably sourced certified and recycled fibers.
11 HP voluntarily designs and tests its printing systems to prevent emissions that exceed Blue Angel and EPEAT eco-label guidelines.
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Meet Amit Kumar, a senior enterprise architect (deep learning) at NVIDIA. Kumar holds a B.Tech in electronics and communication engineering from the prestigious IIT Guwahati. Having worked at some of the biggest companies like HP and VMWare, he has a rich take on all things tech.
In an exclusive interaction with Analytics India Magazine, he spoke about his journey in data science, AI and deep learning, while taking us over the challenges, achievements and emerging trends of this domain.
AIM: What attracted you to data science, given that you were into software engineering previously?
Amit: I was into software engineering, precisely in computer vision and image processing domain (C++). In 2012, AlexNet competed in the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge and its success was followed up by dramatic and rapid advancement in CNN architectures. This drew me towards deep learning from feature engineering-based classical statistical learning. My prior background in image processing and information theory, and linear algebra helped me get a faster grip. Similarly, the advent of Word2vec and its reasonable success in capturing semantic similarity drew me towards natural language processing.
Transition to the data science field happened first through classical machine learning, followed by CNNs (computer vision through deep learning), NLP, Speech recognition(ASR), and finally reinforcement learning.
AIM: What does your role at NVIDIA entail?
Amit: At NVIDIA, I work as a senior enterprise solutions architect – deep learning, statistical learning. My primary responsibilities lie in helping and advising enterprises build end-to-end data science-based solutions, starting from the R&D phase (data processing, model training) to deployment on NVIDIA AI full stack platforms.
The gamut of enterprises constitutes various verticals like healthcare, surveillance, defense, intelligent video analytics (IVA), smart cities, digital twins, AR/VR +AI/ML, industrial visual inspection, smart manufacturing, smart retail, supply chain logistics, and robotics. Since NVIDIA’s AI platforms are fueled by NVIDIA’s end-to-end data science production grade and free to use AI SDKs and free-to-use models, the total time taken by enterprises to develop and deploy AI solutions gets drastically reduced and enterprises realise a significant gain when it comes to ROIs.
For my current role, I often visit Analytics India Magazine to gain insights into new developments in AI, data science, and how AI is shaping businesses, societies, and policymaking at large.
AIM: How important is it for aspirants to start early or develop their portfolio before venturing into data science and AI?
Amit: The most important thing for aspirants is to get the fundamentals right before diving into data science and AI. Having a basic but intuitive understanding of linear algebra, calculus, and information theory helps to get a faster grip. Aspiring data scientists should not ignore fundamental principles of software engineering, in general, because nowadays the market is looking for full-stack data scientists with the capability to build an end-to-end pipeline, rather than just being a data science algorithm expert.
AIM: What were some of the biggest challenges in your career and how did you overcome them? Also tell us about your professional achievements?
Amit: My biggest challenge, which ultimately turned into my biggest achievement, was to start from scratch and build a world-class center of excellence in data science at HP India along with Niranjan Damera Venkata (distinguished technologist/strategist, AI, and machine learning transformation at HP), Madhusoodhana Rao (director at HP) and Shameed Sait (expert architect -AI/ML).
This challenge was turned into an achievement by going into the start-up mode within HP. Though we were part of a large organisation, we made sure that the center of excellence operates the way a successful startup works by inculcating the culture of mutual respect and healthy competition, attracting and hiring best talents, and providing freedom and flexibility.
AIM: Everybody wants to be a data scientist. What’s your advice to the youngsters starting out?
Amit: Here is what I think:
AIM: How do you see the data science and AI space evolving over years?
Amit: Data science and AI space, powered by enormous leaps in compute capabilities of GPUs, is only going to flourish in the coming years. It has already seen its wider addition in various segments such as healthcare, smart city, retail, governance, defense, education, auto-mobile, digital twins, omniverse, AI-powered by simulations, robotics, Industry 4.0, etc.