US Company Apolis to set up Global Delivery Centre at Technopark
Leading US-based ERP and Ecommerce company Apolis is setting up its Global Delivery Centre (GDC) in Technopark. A lease agreement for the GDC was signed by Mr. Ranjith Varma, President Apolis and Hrishikesh Nair, CEO Technopark in the presence of Mr. Sivaprasad Pillai, Vice President – India Operations & Offshore Delivery, Apolis and other Technopark officials. The company has taken up 6000 square feet space in Nila Building in Technopark Phase 1. With the addition of the Trivandrum GDC, Apolis is all set to double its current global workforce of 500 by 2020.
The company, co-founded by US entrepreneurs Amar Shokeen and Rita Shokeen in 1996, specialises in ERP services around Oracle and SAP suite of products for marquee clients in automotive, manufacturing, distribution & logistics and retail & CPG domains. The company headquartered at El Segundo, California, has a global presence in US, India and China. This GDC will deliver a transformative and world class experience for its global customer base by establishing a cognitive practice, thereby powering its ERP service offering.
Teranet India Office Inaugurated at Technopark
The brand new office space of TeraServ Technologies (India) Pvt Limited (India subsidiary firm of Teranet Inc, Canada) in Pamba building, Technopark Phase 1 got inaugurated on 28th March 2019 by the gracious presence of Ms.Nicole Girard, Consul General of Canada to India.
Other dignitaries felicitated the occasion include Mr. Eric Robinson - Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of Canada to India, Mr. Jake Thomas - Second Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs , High Commission of Canada to India, Mr. Elgin Farewell (CEO Teranet), Ms. Fariba Rawhani (CIO Teranet), Mr. Tenio Evangelista (Vice President Government relations OMERS), Mr. John Herald (VP Teranet CMS), Mr.Hrishikesh Nair (CEO Technopark).
Technopark wishes Teranet the very best!!!
International Women’s day Celebrations by eWIT Trivandrum- 8th March 2019
eWIT Trivandrum had a series of events organised for this women’s day. We had a women focused blood donation camp, a wellness camp for women, WOW carnival, which was an exhibition-cum-sale by women entrepreneurs from different fields. The carnival was inaugurated by Mr. Abhilash DS from Park Center and Ms. Jeena Peter HR Director, Navigant. There were variety items like handmade jewelleries, bottle arts, handmade indoor decors, clothing, designer wears and cake and food stalls. eWIT conducted an onstage presentation on this year’s UN topic: Think equal, build smart and innovate for change. 13 teams from different organisations participated in the contest. There were award nominations for Man of the year, Woman of the year and Woman Entrepreneur of the year categories.
The final day had a grant event—key note address by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, symposium on Women’s day theme by eminent panelist, followed by award ceremony. The panelists for the symposium were Suja Chandy, Managing Director, Nissan Digital India, Latha Nair – Delivery Centre Head, IBS India, Monica Gandhi – Chief Financial Officer, Allianz Technology, India, Marco Valsecchi - Country Manager and Managing Director, Adecco India, Arun P Varma – Director, RRD, Technopark, Tina James, President eWIT Trivandrum. The moderator of the symposium was Amar Rajan Director and CEO Mind Carter, Psychologist.
After the symposium awards for the titles and the onstage presentations were given off. Mahendra Singh Rawat of Navigant won the Man of the year award. Joffy John from Allianz Technologies became the Woman of the year; whereas Theertha Nirmal from Sign Next won the Woman Entrepreneur of the year. Women achievers from various filed were also recognized and honoured.
The indoor events were followed by a band war where 6 bands from within Technopark competed with each other for the title of band of Technopark. B-Band won the title and Code wreck became the runner-up. A week long celebrations ended with the whole Technopark coming together to cheer their favourite bands and having a wonderful musical evening.
MoU signed for World Trade Center, Trivandrum
In its pursuit to become one of the leading IT destinations in India, Technopark today signed a MoU with the Brigade Group to set up World Trade Centre at Technocity. The MoU was signed between Mr.Jaishankar CMD Brigade Enterprises Ltd and Mr.Hrishikesh Nair CEO Technopark ; handed over in presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri.Pinarayi Vijayan along with Hon’ble Minister for Co-operation, Tourism & Devaswom Shri.Kadakampally Surendran and IT Secretary Shri.M.Sivasankar IAS.
Technopark has allotted around 12 acres of land to Brigade to build the World Trade Centre. The total development will be 2.5 million sq.ft. and the project will generate employment for 15,000 people. The iconic IT built up space is proposed to be part of a larger mixed use development, with allied facilities including hotel, serviced apartments, hostel for working professionals and neighbourhood retail and entertainment. Brigade Group holds WTC licenses for all the major cities in South India viz. Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram and Hyderabad. World Trade Centers, are licensed members of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), New York. There are over 300 members in nearly 100 countries.
Farewell to Shri. P H Kurian IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary
Shri. P H Kurian IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary (Revenue & Disaster Management, Environment) retired from office on 31st Jan 2019. He was Former Principal Secretary (Electronics & IT) and served for two terms in IT industry for the state of Kerala. During his tenure, Technopark, Infopark & Cyberpark expanded its campuses, had new IT buildings roll out, brought new investors in IT. He was instrumental in the promotion of innovative start-ups and created the first Startup policy for the state. In grateful appreciation for his immense contribution to Kerala IT, Department of IT along with Gtech & Kerala IT Parks organised a warm farewell to the leader Shri.P H Kurian IAS at Thiruvananthapuram on 3rd February 2019.
Sir, we extend our sincere gratitude for all the guidance & support for the development of IT in the state, salute the person you are, and wish you a very happy & healthy retired life.