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Microsoft reschedules offices opening to Sept 7

Microsoft has delayed the reopening of its Redmond, headquarters and other campuses around till September. The tech giant, a few days back, announced that it will start reopening offices from March 29 with a six-stage strategy. Microsoft, in a statement based on consultation with medical and data experts, said, “we’ve shifted our earliest date for the full opening of our US worksites to Sept 7, 2021”. Microsoft has over 160,000-strong employees across the globe.

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LinkedIn gives 16k staff members week off for well-being

LinkedIn will give its 15,900 full-time employees next week off to avoid WFH burnout and allow the workforce to recharge themselves. The professional networking platform said that the “RestUp!” week, which starts from Monday, will give employees time for their own well-being. “There is something magical about the entire company taking a break at the same time. And the best part? Not coming back to an avalanche of unanswered internal emails ” Linkedin said in a reply to news agency AFP.

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Alphabet’s Waymo CEO steps down as tech executives take over

CEO of Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo, the self-driving vehicle division, John Krafcik (59) has stepped down. He will be replaced by COO Tekedra Mawakana, and CTO Dmitri Dolgov, who will serve as co-CEOs. Mawakana, who held senior roles at AOL, Yahoo, EBay, was named COO in 2019. Dolgov had been CTO since 2016 and previously worked with Google and was a researcher at Toyota Research Institute, as per his LinkedIn profile.

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L&T Technology Services elevates Amit Chadha as CEO & MD

Amit Chadha is the new CEO & MD of L&T Technology Services. Washington DC-based Chadha, before the elevation, was serving LTTS as Deputy CEO & Whole-Time Board Member. He joined the firm, having 16,000 people, in 2009 and was closely involved in the firm’s listing on stock exchanges in 2016. Amit, an Electrical & Electronics Engineer, has done his Global Business Leadership Executive Program with Harvard Business Publishing.

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Wipro appoints former Walmart, PayPal executive Subha Tatavarti as CTO

Wipro has appointed Subha Tatavarti as CTO. The US-based Information Technology industry veteran has joined Wipro from Walmart where she was senior director of technology commercialisation. Prior to that, she has spent over 10 years with PayPal and was Head of product, data platform and infrastructure. She brings over 20 years of professional experience in product development, delivery, lifecycle management, cloud computing services, data and analytics.

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55% CIOs to hire full-time techies for digital push: Gartner

Around 55% of the CIOs plan to increase the total number of full-time employees in their team to push digital initiatives throughout 2021, said research firm Gartner. Positions will be opened for the techies having experience in the areas of automation, cloud, analytics platforms, and support for remote work. The need to accelerate digital initiatives, by a large margin, will drive talent acquisition, followed by automation and rising cloud adoption.

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Cognizant launches 12-week paid programme for techies looking to restart careers

Cognizant start a programme offering a 12-week paid experience for tech professionals intending to restart careers after a break. With the first of its kind programme launched in India, Cognizant aims to get diverse talent irrespective of the gap in their professional career. Cognizant India Chairman and MD Rajesh Nambiar said, “We are extending our diversity and inclusion philosophy into supporting whose personal goals resulted in a professional break.”

Paytm Money to hire 250 engineers, data scientists for new development centre in Pune

Paytm Money has started a tech development and innovation centre in Pune. The PayTM owned firm will hire 250 engineers and data scientists for the development of new wealth products and services. The key focus of the centre will be driving product innovation in equity, mutual funds, and digital gold said Paytm Money CEO Varun Sridhar. Paytm Money targets to have 10 mn users and 75 mn yearly transactions in FY’21, largely from small cities and towns.