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Harmit Singh Malhotra joins Enterr10 Television as CTO

Harmit Singh Malhotra will join Enterr10 Television as CTO. Malhotra, in his new role, will report to the company’s MD Manish Singhal and responsible for the consolidation of the channels at one single teleport and streamline the broadcast ops process by implementing MAM, managing Programme and digital syndication tech requirement. Malhotra, in the recent past, led Republic World’s IT infrastructure for almost four years. He has over 20 yrs of experience.

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Top 5 IT skills to be in demand in 2021

1) Experts with a good understanding of Artificial Intelligence will be on-demand. 2) Designers who could build omnichannel experiences, next-gen identity management, spatial web for AR/VR. 3) IT skillsets in cloud migration and transformation would rollover due to the high demand for security and networking. 4) Role of data engineers and visualisation experts would also rise. 5) Ethical hackers and cybersecurity specialists to play a critical role in business and technology.

Airtel appoints Pradipt Kapoor as CIO

Bharti Airtel appointed Pradipt Kapoor as CIO to drive overall Engineering strategy and help the telco to realise the digital vision. Kapoor will also join the Management Board of the company and will report to Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO, Bharti Airtel. Kapoor’s last assignment was at A.P. Moller – Maersk where he was Global Head of Products and Solutions Engineering for a 3000 strong organisation. He has also had formative experience as an entrepreneur.

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Indian origin Dr. Raj Iyer to be the first CIO of the US Army

Indian-American Dr Raj Iyer, a native of Tamil Nadu had taken over as the first CIO of the US Army. Iyer would supervise an annual budget of $ 16 bn and execute policies and programmes to achieve digital overmatch against China and Russia. In 26 yrs of career, he had supported a range of defence and commercial clients and established new organisations in the army, co-founded a tech start-up, and led recovery programmes such as Obamacare.

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IBM to set up new IT services unit headed by Martin Schroeter

Former financial chief, Martin Schroeter would be the head of IBM ‘s new IT infrastructure services unit, as it shifts focus on high-margin cloud business. The unit would provide technical support to 4,600 clients in 115 countries by the end of 2021. The new will have 90,000 people working on management and modernisation of IT infrastructure across industries. IBM saw a $ 1 trillion market opportunity in the hybrid cloud business.

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Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world’s richest person

Elon Musk is now the wealthiest person on the planet. Tesla’s 4.8% rise in share price on Thursday let Musk past Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, who has held the top position since Oct 2017. The South Africa-born engineer’s net worth was $188.5 bn at 10:15 a.m. in New York, $1.5 bn higher than Bezos. Musk’s net worth, over the past 12 months, rose by more than $150 bn, the fastest bout of wealth creation in history, possibly.

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Jim Keller joins Tensorrent Inc to develop AI chip

Former Intel, Tesla chip executive Jim Keller had joined start-up Tenstorrent to create an AI chip. Keller would join a team competing against rivals such as Nvidia and Amazon in the AI market. Tenstorrent’s chips are designed to ignore redundant information and operate on the assumption that future software will involve programmers giving high-level directions while AI computers write much of the nitty-gritty code required to implement those human ideas.

Tim Cook’s salary jumps 28% in 2020

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s salary jumped 28% this year. Cook’s 2020 pay, excluding vested shares, was $14.8 mn, including the cash bonus and a $3 mn salary that didn’t change from the prior year. In addition, Cook had a total of $281.9 mn in restricted stock that vested during the year.  Cook took home $125 mn as his pay package in 2019, nearly 8 % lower than $136 mn which he received in total compensation in 2018.