Zefektivnění řízení výroby se systémem SAP S/4HANA

V rámci proběhlého webináře „Zefektivnění řízení výroby se systémem SAP S/4HANA“ byli účastníci semináře seznámeni s novými funkcionalitami v oblasti výroby zejména propojení konstrukčního software (CAD) s informačním systéme SAP a také nové funkcionality technické přípravy výroby a plánování.

V případě, že uvažujete o modernizaci vašeho informačního systému v těchto oblastech, pošlete dotaz na [email protected].

Pro oblast řízení výroby chystáme další online workshopy.

 

ICTU eGenerace

Víte, že je Ness členem ICT Unie? Že Unii neznáte? A už vůbec netušíte, že jeden z našich kolegů se právě stal předsedou skupiny eGenerace, kterou Unie zastřešuje? Pak čtěte dále.

Posláním ICT UNIE je být respektovanou profesní organizací ICT průmyslu odstraňující bariéry brzdící rozvoj informačních a komunikačních technologií ve prospěch spotřebitelů.

Unie chce být partnerem i oponentem vládě České republiky v projektech podporujících směřování k evropské informační společnosti a modernímu výkonu státní a veřejné správy pracující efektivně pro občany i podnikatelský sektor.

Členy Unie jsou jak fyzické osoby, tak české i nadnárodní firmy, vysoké a střední školy zaměřené na informační technologie a také my – Ness.

Hlavním cílem Unie je posunutí českého eGovernmentu, v rámci čehož Unie v roce 2009 pomohla například se zprovozněním datových schránek, výrazně se podílela na využívání public cloudu ve státním prostředí a v roce 2020 velmi výrazně přispěla k prosazení Zákonu o právu na digitální služby, který zavazuje stát poskytovat všechny (až na výjimky) svoje služby v elektronické podobě.

Pod záštitou Unie vznikají různé pracovní skupiny – mezi nimi i nedávno založená eGenerace, která sdružuje 30 nejtalentovanějších mladých lidí z předních firem v oblasti informačních technologií.

Předsedou skupiny byl zvolen náš kolega Lukáš Kokoška, projektový manažer v PC divizi, který Ness v ICT Unii reprezentuje. O záměrech eGenerace říká:

„Chceme, aby eGovernment byl jednoduchý, užitečný a bezpečný tak, aby ho mohl využívat úplně každý. Jako problém vnímáme, že stát již poměrně širokou paletu služeb elektronicky nabízí, nicméně veřejnost o tom neví, nebo toho neumí využívat. Na to bychom se v rámci edukace společnosti chtěli zaměřit.“

Aktuálně se skupina zaměřuje například na téma evoleb, nad kterým pracuje společně s Ministerstvem vnitra.

Ness Named Leader In Engineering R&D Services In 2020 Zinnov Zones Report

TEANECK, N.J. – November 23, 2020 – Ness, a global provider of digital transformation solutions, has been named a leader in Digital Engineering Services, one of only a few pure-play engineering firms out of the 19 identified leaders in the 2020 Zinnov Zones report. In addition to its position as a digital engineering leader, Zinnov recognized Ness’ leadership in Overall ER&D services, Enterprise Software and Software Platform Engineering.

The report analyzed over ~60 of the top global service providers in the market based on specialization, depth and maturity of R&D services, innovation and intellectual property, eco-system linkages, and customer input. It also ranked Ness’ capabilities across AI engineering, and verticals like telematics, enterprise software ER&D, AI/ML enterprise in banking, financial services and insurance, and industrial. The report enables large enterprises to make strategic decisions towards ER&D investments.

Zinnov Zones

“Ness is not a traditional IT services firm. Our DNA in engineering new products and modernizing legacy platforms, combined with our competency in cloud, data, and AI differentiates us” said Ranjit Tinaikar, CEO, Ness. “The Zinnov rankings reaffirms our reputation as one of the few pure-play global digital engineering firms with sufficient scale to serve clients on complex engineering problems.”

“Ness has been recognized as a leader for digital engineering services and software platform engineering in the Zinnov Zones 2020 ER&D Services assessment. It’s engineering DNA and innovation levels for next-generation services across verticals such as Education, Media and Publishing, BFSI, Transportation, Entertainment, Software and High-Tech places them in good steed. The firm has demonstrated the ability to serve clients from concept to GTM for products as well as incorporate innovative pricing mechanisms such as risk-reward and revenue-share models.” said Sidhant Rastogi, Managing Partner & Practice Head, Zinnov.

About Ness

Ness is a digital solutions company with product engineering in our DNA backed by a global collective of software engineers, data experts, user experience designers and innovators. Combining core competence in engineering with the latest in digital technology, we build customer-facing platforms and software products that help businesses thrive in the digital economy. As your tech partner, we help engineer your company’s future with cloud and data. For more information, visit ness.com.

About Zinnov

Zinnov was founded in 2002, with presence in Bangalore, Gurgaon, Silicon Valley, and Houston. Since its inception, Zinnov has built in-depth expertise in Product Engineering and Digital Transformation. With a strong foundation in Research and Strategy Consulting they enable their clients to accelerate growth and create efficiencies through innovation, productivity, technology, networked economies and cost savings. They work with clients in the Software, Automotive, Telecom & Networking, Consumer Electronics, Storage, Healthcare, Financial Services & Retail, Semi-conductor verticals in US, Europe, Japan and India. For more information, visit http://zinnov.com

Media Contact: Nitika Goel: [email protected]

 

Ness Connection: Meet Vinay Rajadhyaksha

Meet Vinay Rajadhyaksha, President and Chief Operating Officer. Vinay heads the delivery of Ness’ services globally by driving strategic initiatives across multiple talented groups in North America, Europe, and India. His dynamic leadership abilities are guided by the famous mantra stated by Mahatma Gandhi, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” He believes in leading by example with clarity and in return, the world will be with you.

Q: Tell us a little bit about your role and where you are based out of.

A: I joined Ness more than three years ago as Chief Delivery Officer and had the opportunity over the last year and a half to take on the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. I’m primarily focused on the execution of our services which includes Delivery, HR, Resource Management, Process and Quality. These functions support our Sales, Practices, and Solution teams – all focused together on delivering business value to our customers. Given the global nature of my responsibilities, I split my time between multiple continents. I find myself moving back and forth between India and the US and at times, stopping by Europe on the way. I consider myself fortunate to get to see my son who’s doing his post-graduation work in the US where I’m currently based. When I return home to India, I get a chance to spend time with my wife, daughter, and 94-year-old father-in-law.Vinay Rajadhyaksha

Q: Given your global role, what’s your favorite part of the workday?

A: Mornings are my favorite. I love to get in a quick walk or exercise first thing in the morning. Once I do that, I take stock of the day and prepare for any calls or meetings. I then shift gears to my mail inbox, which you can imagine is always receiving email at all hours of the global day. There is always a steady stream of emails that come in from whichever part of the world is working at that time. When I’m in the US, my mornings are absolutely full because both India and Europe are working almost until my lunchtime in the US. But if I’m in India, it’s the other way around. Evenings get extremely busy because that’s when the US is working. It’s a bit of an irregular routine, but I adjust and adapt to the time and location. Of course, Friday evenings are the best, as one settles into the weekend. Most weekends are reserved for reading and catching up socially.

Q: What do you keep on your desk?

A: I generally prefer a clean desk as am not a fan of clutter. Since I typically travel to different offices and almost everything is done electronically, I don’t leave much behind. The two items I prefer to have on my desk are a family photo and my coffee mug.

Q: Speaking of coffee, how do you prefer it?

A: Coming from India, I’m both a tea and coffee drinker. Depending on the time of day, I prefer one over the other. My morning cup of tea is almost to die for. It’s the first thing I have when I wake up and I prefer coffee with my breakfast. I take both with cream and a little sweetener. With so many meetings, it’s always nice to have a cup of tea or coffee close by.

Q: What’s on your to-do list?

A: I just love traveling and that’s at the top of my list. I was fortunate to get into international business a bit early on in life and have been traveling steadily for the last 25 years. To date, I’ve been to 45 countries in life, and my immediate goal is to travel to 5 more countries and get to #50. Although, once I get to my goal, I don’t plan on stopping since my family and I love traveling so very much.

Vinay Rajadhyaksha

Q: What do you enjoy most about working at Ness?

A: I’ve worked at companies of all sizes – big and small; however, my time at Ness stands out in many ways as one of the best. Nessians are a highly talented group, including my own team and the executive team. One of the things I enjoy most is that Ness provides multiple opportunities for employees and challenges us in a positive way. I find this to be very unique and it brings out the best in us. This is also an exciting time at Ness as we poise ourselves for quantum growth.

Q: How would your 10-year-old self react to what you do now?

A: I come from humble beginnings and never would have dreamt of the opportunities that I’ve had in my life. It’s truly a blessing to have seen and been a part of the evolution of global IT over three decades and where our business has taken us.

Q: When travel resumes, what’s the next place you’d like to visit and why?

A: As I mentioned, having traveled quite extensively, I’ve visited most of the Far East from Japan at the top to New Zealand at the bottom. Similarly, my professional and personal travels have taken me to Western Europe as I spent a couple of years living in the UK. Next on my list is to explore Eastern Europe (Poland, Croatia), Russia, Ukraine as also South America (Brazil and Argentina).

Learn how you can become a part of #LifeAtNess by visiting our careers page.

Emphasizing Kindness in the Workplace

Kindness in the Workplace

We can all agree that 2020 has challenged us in ways we never thought imaginable at home and in the workplace. The effects of the global pandemic have pushed us out of our comfort zones and altered many of our self-imposed assumptions on how we should work and live. As we navigate these difficult times in a predominantly virtual world, how can you emphasize kindness in the workplace?

1. Be Empathetic

We are all guilty of getting caught up in deadlines and the day-to-day pressures, but we need to be cognizant of being empathetic. For many, situations have changed both personally and professionally. Working parents have been thrust into balancing their regular work responsibilities along with facilitating their child’s virtual schooling. Other employees may be consumed with worry over a sick family member or friend. No matter the situation, it’s important to lend an ear and show your support.

2. Acknowledge Accomplishments and Contributions

It can be all too easy to focus on the negative when something goes wrong and forget to acknowledge a job well done when everything goes right. Across the global community, we have seen many heroes emerge – some visible and many unseen and unsung who are going above and beyond their typical responsibilities. The best acknowledgment and reward that we can share in the workplace is a timely and sincere appreciation to a colleague. Taking a moment to make that acknowledgment can go a long way.

3. Embrace a New Meaning of Engagement

How we define and enable employee engagement as we know it in the traditional sense is evolving in front of us. Employee engagement no longer means that there must be a formal activity in-person to facilitate this trust and bond. Connections are happening in different ways, such as checking in on a colleague or involving families in activities by including them in health and wellness programs. Embracing this new way of fostering informal interactions will help employees stay connected despite being physically apart.

4. Extend Kindness Around You

While kindness is important in the workplace, it’s equally important to extend those acts of kindness in the community. It can be as easy as taking time to say thank you. Thank family members, thank friends, and thank people who have continued to deliver exceptional service to you even through these difficult times – your mail carrier or maybe the food delivery driver.

Kindness is powerful and even the smallest of gestures can have big results. At Ness, we take great pride in our employees and firmly believe trust and empowerment are often reciprocated by greater commitment and passion. Be kind and stay safe!

Learn how you can become a part of #LifeAtNess by visiting our careers page.

Author – Narayanan Nair, Chief People Officer

Podcast o digitální transformaci Wikov Industry

Pomáháme Wikov Industry v rámci digitální transformace s implementací řešení SAP S/4HANA. Jak tak rozsáhlou změnu řídit a čeho se vyvarovat si poslechněte v rozhovoru, ve kterém vystoupil také náš kolega Josef Šumbera, člen implementačního týmu.

Leveraging Data to Prepare for the Future

Leveraging data to better understand which specific post-COVID-19 marketing and sales strategy or activity will be most effective in the new normal is crucial to growth and success. In a recent interview with SalesTech Star, Scott Schlesinger, Global Data, Analytics and Practice Leader, dives into the key challenges B2B teams are facing as the roadmaps for several industries have changed in 2020.

Interview Highlights & Takeaways:

Platforms are Evolving

The advent of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Robotic Process Automation all offer game-changing capabilities for many large, global organizations – and the data required for the success of these solutions is vast and ever-changing. Ness extends the value of these investments by leveraging, NessifAI, a hybrid AI acceleration solution built on industry standards and an open-source framework created to support our client’s respective journey towards AI self-sufficiency.

Challenges to Optimizing Use 

Integrity challenges are among the largest challenges in the way of truly optimizing all available data and leveraging it for positive business outcomes. It is important to focus on a firm foundation with trusted data and establish a governance framework to mitigate related risks to address items such as access and control standards.

Understanding the Data 

New sources and types of data are being acquired and analyzed all the time. Once trapped in emails, personal files, and unstructured formats are being integrated with traditional/legacy data for a more holistic view of the business. Leaders across nearly every sector and geographic region are leveraging new tools and processes – including Artificial Intelligence – that improve overall performance.

Tips to Help Marketing and Sales Drive Better Outcomes

From a sales perspective, it is more common to see large enterprise sales teams leveraging analytics than individuals in smaller organizations. This allows them to seek out data to uncover new insights about their clients and opportunities they may have otherwise missed.

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Ness Connection: Meet Senthil Devarajan

Meet Senthil Devarajan, SVP, and Global Head of Strategic Business Growth. Senthil is based in the United Kingdom; however, his professional and personal aspirations take him all over the globe. He is a passionate business leader with a strong track record for fostering long-term strategic relationships with Ness’ customers.

Q: Tell us a little bit about your role and what you do.

A: My role has evolved over my 5+ years at Ness. I started out focused on helping grow our European business, which led to heading up the UK new business sales team for over 2 years. My current role as Global Head of Strategic Business Growth is very exciting. The team, which spans Europe, Asia, and North America, is responsible for developing strategic relationships and partnerships to accelerate our growth.

Q: How did you end up down this career path?

A: Interestingly enough, I received a master’s degree in automotive engineering and have always been passionate about the automotive industry. I’ve even dismantled cars and put them back together. I moved into technology early on in my career, starting as a mainframe developer. I then moved into leadership roles over time, and specifically, delivery management roles where one role included overseeing an IT team of over 700 people worldwide for a large UK-based retail leader. My attitude throughout my career has been that if I get too comfortable at what I’m doing, I need to challenge myself to do more. So, I took on account management roles and ultimately, sales. I’ve also been very fortunate to have the opportunity to live and work in multiple countries such as India, Switzerland, the UK, and the US. All in all, it’s been an amazing journey.

Q: What do you keep on your desk?

A: Mostly, I keep a clean desk (or try to). I keep my notepad with my to-do list handy to stay on track and realign as needed. I’m re-reading 2 books, “The Magic of Thinking Big” and “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind”. As for my physical laptop desktop, I have a photo of my wife and son. I also keep market research and other information I’ve collected over the years focused on what keeps CEOs and CXOs awake at night. I use this as inspiration for my conversations and the basis to develop concepts that help me think differently.

Q: How do you take your coffee?

A: I’m allergic to coffee, so I drink tea! Most of the time, I take it black with no sugar. Whenever I go to India, I prefer to take Indian tea on the motorways in a traditional way – a small glass tumbler. This brings back great memories from my time in India and my travels with my father. We used to drive 8-9 hours from the south of India to the middle of the country, making plenty of stops along the way for tea to keep us going.

Q: You mentioned you have plenty to do given your new role. What’s on your to-do list?

A: My to-do list is long, but my priority list is simple. It’s centered on strategy, focus and growth. My new role involves defining the global go-to-market strategy and driving a global team to successfully execute this vision. Working with analysts and developing strategies is a top priority. I’m proud to have generated an opportunity through Ness value-added positioning, providing leadership and being a part of the team that recently won one of the largest legacy modernization deals in the company’s history. It goes without saying that I’m very focused on customer success and replicating this type of strategic business value-adding engagement with future Ness customers.

Q: What do you enjoy most about working at Ness?

A: Ness has a strong heritage in product engineering and supporting our customers to succeed with their business outcomes. There are many golden nuggets of our unique capabilities and track record that we can use to elevate our conversations. I love identifying these market differentiators and map these to our customers’ challenges. To bring in double-digit growth, it takes strategy and the right capabilities to solve business problems and deliver value. I also love partnering with customers across the entire globe – different leadership teams and different industries. I have a unique experience and I’ve enjoyed working with customers from San Francisco to Singapore.

Q: What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?

A: Let’s just say, I love food. Prior to the pandemic, I took many trips with my family. I always sample the local delicacies, and I also like to try something new on each road trip. In Norway, I had a reindeer stew, which was delicious.  In Dubai, I sampled kangaroo and crocodile at an Australia-themed restaurant. I guess you’d say I’m adventurous when it comes to food.

Q: What motivates you to work hard?

A: Naturally, I’m a hard worker. Early on in my career, I thought success was just about working hard, but what I’ve come to realize over time is that focus is key to achieve better outcomes. Over time, I adopted the mantra to work smarter, not harder. The way I work is doing a lot of whiteboarding to formulate my thoughts and then converting this into a structured idea, messaging, or solution. I’m also conscious of taking breaks and spending quality time with my family. I think it’s important to come back with a fresh mind and perspective.

Learn how you can become a part of #LifeAtNess by visiting our careers page.

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