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Gaurav Gupta resigns as Zomato Co-founder

Gaurav Gupta has quit Zomato after being one of the top executives at the food-tech company. Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal tweeted to confirm the news, thanking Gupta for his contributions in the last six years, and wishing him luck for future endeavors. The news comes just a day after the company announced that it was shutting down its grocery delivery and nutraceutical business. Company stocks shed their early gain and declined 5% after the news.

Netcore Cloud to hire 800 professionals in 2022

SaaS firm Netcore Cloud has said it has plans to hire up to 800 new professionals in India and global markets, in a ratio of 80:20 by 2022. After having already onboarded 300 professionals during the last year, the firm has a team of 700 employees based in India, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. New recruitments will be made across departments like engineering, product, sales, marketing, research, and development.

Ford hires Chief Digital Information Officer to expand software tech

Ford Motors has hired Mike Amend as its Chief Digital and Information Officer, as the automaker wants to expand into software, subscriptions, and in-vehicle connectivity. Previously having served as President of Lowe’s Online, Amend will focus on Ford’s “use of data, software, and technology”. The plan to expand into a digital subscription titled “Ford+”, by the company, and was announced last year.

Source: Techcrunch

Infogain Global CISO details work-life balance, how it helped in Pandemic

In an interview with TechShots, Infogain Global CISO Ravinder Arora has said that work-life balance in the pandemic has helped many, including himself, to keep themselves motivated and maximise team productivity. Stating that while the pandemic proposed new challenges with regards to connecting with people, having a good exercise regime helped him stay on his toes and alert in dealing with any Cybersecurity threats as and when required.

Wipro Leaders to resume working from Office twice a week from today

After over a year and a half of “work-from-home”, Wipro has recalled its leadership to offices to start office work twice a week. They are all be fully vaccinated and will follow the proper social distancing guidelines, Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji said. The move comes as the Indian and Global tech industry is shifting from a full work-from-home model to a hybrid work model, and attempt to bring back social connections among employees.

Apple’s wearables chief Kevin Lynch to lead its car division, says report

Apple, according to Bloomberg, has appointed Kevin Lynch, previously chief of its wearables division, to now lead its secretive self-driving car unit. The news comes after the departure of Doug Field, who left Apple for Ford earlier. Lynch joined Apple in 2013 and has been the one to present many new features for the iWatch OS. The report said that after having joined the division earlier, Lynch is now overseeing the entire unit.

Source: Techcrunch

Microsoft delays employee return to US offices indefinitely

Microsoft has delayed the return of its employees to its offices in the United States indefinitely until it is safe to do so. With 181,000 total employees and 103,000 in the US alone, Microsoft will wait for public health guidance of safe return and give employees a 30-day transition period after that. Until then, it has embraced remote work, announcing a number of features to make sure employee productivity does not suffer.

Source: Live Mint

Sachin Jain launches Cognyse, quits Evalueserve

The CIO and CISO of Evalueserve, Sachin Jain, has quit the company to launch Cognyse, a new firm focused on technology consulting and advisory, specialising in cloud, data, AI, and cyber security. Jain will function as the CEO and CTO of Cognyse, and will operate from Canada to focus company operations on India and North America. He has over 24 years of experience, having joined Evalueserve 21 years ago at the time of its inception.

Source: ET CIO 

Adobe appoints Prativa Mohapatra as VP, MD of India

Adobe has announced the appointment of Prativa Mohapatra as its Vice President and Managing Director for India operations. Succeeding Kulmeet Bawa, she will lead Adobe’s India business across Adobe Creative Cloud, Experience Cloud and Document Cloud. Starting her career at PwC India, she has over 25 years of experience and was previously working for IBM as their VP of Digital Sales for APAC.

Source: Business Today