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Showing posts with label Happiest Minds. Show all posts
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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Happiest Minds’ ThreatVigil Wins GOLD at the Infosecurity Product Guide’s Global Excellence Award 2016

Happiest Minds Technologies, a next generation digital transformation, infrastructure, security and product engineering services company, today, announced that ThreatVigil, its cloud-based threat management solution, won top honours in the Infosecurity Product Guide’s Global Excellence Awards. The solution was recognized in the ‘GOLD’ category for Vulnerability Assessment, Remediation and Management.

ThreatVigil is an on-Demand cloud-based threat management solution that comprises of vulnerability assessments and penetration testing of all the system components that include business applications, databases, secure network perimeters, systems and network infrastructure, mobility solutions and virtualized cloud environments. Developed with a combination of industry proven automated tools and in-depth manual assessment techniques, it is highly scalable and offers faster and simpler deployment options with no dependencies.

"We are honoured to be recognized as an industry leader yet again by the Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards. We are seeing increasing global demand for our cloud-based security solutions and these recognitions from industry forums reinforce the impact we are making with our IP based solution accelerators. This award reinforces our commitment to provide an innovative and pragmatic approach for enterprises to help them protect themselves against the dynamic and emerging threat landscape,” said Prasenjit Saha, President, Infrastructure Management Services and Security Business, Happiest Minds Technologies.

The security industry celebrated its 12th Annual Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco by honouring excellence in every facet of the industry including products, industry leaders and best companies. There was participation from many well-recognized companies under 45 categories, and more than 50 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices around the world analyzed these nominations. An average of their score determined the finalists and winners that were announced during the awards dinner and presentation attended by the finalists, judges and industry peers.

About Happiest Minds Technologies:

Happiest Minds enables Digital Transformation for enterprises and technology providers by delivering seamless customer experience, business efficiency and actionable insights through an integrated set of disruptive technologies: big data analytics, internet of things, mobility, cloud, security, unified communications, etc. Happiest Minds offers domain centric solutions applying skills, IPs and functional expertise in IT Services, Product Engineering, Infrastructure Management and Security. These services have applicability across industry sectors such as retail, consumer packaged goods, e-commerce, banking, insurance, hi-tech, engineering R&D, manufacturing, automotive and travel/transportation/hospitality.

Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Happiest Minds has operations in the US, UK, Singapore, Australia and has secured US $52.5 million Series-A funding. Its investors are JPMorgan Private Equity Group, Intel Capital and Ashok Soota.

About Info Security Products Guide:

Info Security Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and market research reports that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards recognize and honour excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit and stay secured.

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Friday, 6 November 2015

Web Summit 2015: The 3 Day Tech Event Wraps up

Amidst the incessant rain, the amazing Tech event- Web Summit 2015 was wrapped up on 5th of November at Dublin. The 22000 tech enthusiasts including me are returning back to our home countries with mindful memories of insightful tech talks and the networks that we built during the last three days. Web Summit is shedding its Irish roots and will be moving to Lisbon next year. Yet another significant announcement by the organizers was that 10000 female Entrepreneurs will be given free tickets in 2016 across conferences in US, HK, India, Lisbon. The Indian chapter of the conference is called Surge and is scheduled to be held at Bangalore on February 23- 24, 2016.


Coming back to the third day tech talks. The 3D Printing technology, Virtual reality and smart umbrellas took the center stage, on Day 3. Multiple vendors have showcased the 3D printing technology in the booths. An interesting start up “Oombrella” showcased their product of the same name, the first smart & connected umbrella, which falls on a kick starter and collects weather data and sends real-time alerts for the users. The umbrella is connected to a smartphone app. The app gives rain alerts for the day, and if you accidentally forget your umbrella behind, the smartphone will begin buzzing with a message from the umbrella with its GPS location. The “Myo Armbands” from Thalmic labs also caught audience attention. Myo works on an intelligent combination of motion sensing and muscular activity and enables muscle activity in the arm to control a range of devices.


The best startup of 2015 was awarded to Connectera, an Amsterdam-based startup’s product which can analyze real-time movement data of cattle to help improve farm productivity. Bizimply, a cloud-based software-as-a-service business that provides workforce management software to businesses with hourly paid employees, also got the startup award at the Web Summit 2015.

Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios and the New York Times best-selling author Dan Brown were the two personalities who got greater audience attention on the closing day. Catmull closed the Web Summit to an absolutely jam-packed RDS main hall.

In a nut shell, with more than 22000 tech enthusiasts from 134 countries, 21 different mini-summits, 1,000 speakers, 2,141 start-ups and 1,000 investors, the greatest tech festival on the planet marks its end here in Dublin. I am bringing back many invaluable contacts and networks worth building future business opportunities to Happiest Minds, the next generation Digital Transformation Company which I represent. A big bye to all my new friends and the bustling RDS venue, Dublin. A big “Thank You” to the Web Summit organizers for giving me this wonderful opportunity, to be a part of Web Summit 2015.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Our Primary Focus is Disruptive Technologies

Happiest Minds is a next-generation digital transformation, infrastructure, security and product engineering services company, with 100+ customers and 1600+ people, spread across 16 locations. Happiest Minds’ philosophy is simple - 'Happiest People make Happiest Customers'.

In this interview for the Design in India series, Babu K C, General Manager and Head, Hardware Practice, Kiran Veigas, Associate Director, Corporate Strategy and Marketing, and Divya Sasidharan, Engineering Manager, from Happiest Minds, talk to Dilin Anand and Priya Ravindran of EFY.

Happiest Minds
Q: Could you introduce us to Happiest Minds?
A: Happiest Minds is the youngest information technology (IT) services company in India. Having started about four years ago, today we have 1600+ people catering to more than a 100 clients. Our geographical focus areas are the United States (US), Europe and India, in that order. Like the company name suggests, our vision is to keep the employees and customers the happiest.

Q: What is your unique selling proposition (USP)?
A: Hardware practice at Happiest Minds works on all the phases of a product design from concept to production. Given the high-level requirements of the product, we work with the customer to understand their needs and arrive at the specification document, after weighing the viable alternatives. Once the specifications are approved, we go about the product drill, from design to testing and certification, till the product is ready for manufacturing.  Having the capability to offer a turn-key product solution, involving hardware, field-programmable gate array (FPGA), firmware, mechanical design and application software is our unique selling proposition.

Q: What are the niche technologies you work on?
A: Our main focus has always been disruptive technologies. About 85 to 95 per cent of our work revolves around this and that is how we bring about a paradigm shift in the way we think and the way we execute. Next-gen technologies like big data and analytics, cloud, mobility, middlewareare all part of this package.

Q: Your speciality is disruptive technologies. Do you have a separate team for this?
A: Our three business units are Digital Transformation & Enterprise Solutions, Infrastructure Management & Security Services and Product Engineering Services.

Digital Transformation group enables organisations to make a tangible impact in areas like customer experience, business efficiency and business innovation, by taking a disruptive approach in building platforms, integration, processes and insights.

Infrastructure Management and Security Services group helps organisations to improve agility, flexibility, security and interoperability of the enterprise infrastructure for next generation digital transformation.

Product Engineering Services is focused on four specific domains. They are the Enterprise Domain that caters to enterprise independent software vendor (ISV) customers, Customer Platforms focusing on e-commerce, media and entertainment, Internet of Things (IoT) focusing on industrial, automotive and building automation, and Data Center Technologies (DCT) focusing on software-defined networking and data centres.

Q: Could you take us through the post-production support you offer?
A: Post-production support becomes very important as there could be changes coming in at the component level or even from the customisation front, after design closure. Over the last few years, post-production support has become a lot easier with the fabrication house also experiencing a variety of designs. Today, it is not always required that the engineer has to personally go and interact with the fabrication house; a lot of it can be done remotely.

Q: How would you go about telling your clients what you do?
A: We go by experience. Having worked in this field for about four years now, we have loyal customers who come back to us for their next product. They also spread the word, and the references increase our customer pool. Also, with the slowly increasing trend of research and development teams facing the media, thought leadership at events and technical publications, the 'getting-to-know' part is becoming a lot easier.

Q: Tell us about a few of your projects.
A: We have done several processor board designs in the past, mostly based on Intel/ARM processors. Recently, we designed an ARM-based storage server that was quite interesting and challenging too. The interesting part was that it was powered using a 64-bit octa-core ARM processor, a new entrant to the server family. This is a multi-processor system that uses peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) Gen 3 technology for interconnections to numerous boards.  Currently, we are designing a similar system based on Intel Xeon and Atom processors for micro-server applications, which uses high-speed technologies such as PCIe Gen3 and double data rate fourth generation (DDR4) memory modules.

Q: Could you tell us about your work in the industrial domain?
A: Another interesting area is industrial automation and control. We are presently working on one such system for controlling heavy machinery. The system will have precision sensors that sense target parameters like position, velocity, direction and temperature, which are then compared with pre-set values. In the case of a deviation from the desired outcome, the system has to take corrective actions like varying the speed or updating the position of the tool.  The precision and timing required to realise such a system is utmost challenging as everything has to happen in real-time, not forgetting the fact that it has analogue, digital and high-voltage signals, all running on the same board. So, the choice of the processor becomes extremely critical. To guarantee real-time performance, we are using field-programmable gate array (FPGA) for some of the critical paths such as proportional integral derivative (PID) loops, high-speed counter interface and analog-to-digital converter/digital-to-analog converter (ADC/DAC)  interfaces.

We have also worked on other single board computers (SBCs) targeting industrial applications based on high-end Intel processors.  We are looking forward to working on more such challenging projects from the industrial domain.

Q: What about your interests in the test and measurement (T&M) sector?
A: We have been working on an array of T&M boards dealing with high-speed interfaces like serial-attached small computer system interface (serial-attached SCSI), PCIe Gen4, serial advanced technology attachment express (SATAe), universal serial bus (USB) 3.0, DDR4 and a variety of form factors ranging from small form factor(SFF)-based storage devices to small-outline dual-in-line memory module (SODIMM), unregistered dual-in-line memories (UDIMMs) and a few custom form factors targeting specific end-customers. These boards tap high-speed signals from live systems-under-test and are expected to induce minimal noise into those systems. The main challenge here is the speeds at which these interfaces work and the kind of signal integrity (SI) that has to be achieved. During design, these boards are run through multiple levels of SI simulations to ensure that the highest level of signal quality is achieved. In many cases, the high-speed traces are exposed, so as to have minimal propagation delay through the printed circuit board (PCB). Sharp bends are not allowed on these traces, and instead, arcs or curves are used. Back-drilling technique is used to make sure that the stub length on these traces is a bare minimum. In short, the layout of these boards demands the most stringent constraints.

Q: From a PCB perspective, what are the factors that determine signal integrity?
A: The choice of materials used to fabricate the PCB and even the type and quantity of solder used to assemble the components can create an impact on the signal quality and these are very carefully selected.

Q: Talking about boards for T&M equipment, how do you go about testing those boards?
A: Simulation rules the roost here to arrive at the best design. First, a golden board is arrived at, which behaves exactly the way we want it to. All other boards are then tested against this board.

Q: Tell us what you do in the IoT arena.
A: We have a separate practice for IoT projects.  We are already developing new IoT products and also adding connectivity to existing products for our customers. We do all the building blocks for IoT including the hardware, firmware, mechanical enclosure, cloud interface and complete product compliance certifications, and deliver ready-to-manufacture designs.

Q: What is the most exciting IoT project you have worked on?
A: We worked on a lighting control solution project recently. Instead of walking to the switchboard and manually turning on/off lights, you operate it via a mobile phone. You can also access your lights remotely from anywhere in the world, as long as the devices are connected.

Q: How do you see the growth of independent design houses (IDHs) in India?
A: India-based product design houses have a good future. There is a lot of untapped potential for services companies offering hardware/firmware design services. There are several players in this field already, but there is space available for more.  India is traditionally known for software outsourcing, but our hardware or complete product design capabilities are not well-known as it is not marketed well like the software. I think people should come forward and start new ventures to offer product design services for India, as well as for global clients. There are challenges like lack of component industry in India, complicated customs rules and related delays in importing parts, but these can be solved with appropriate help from the government.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015



Date: 29- 31 October 2015
Venue: BIEC, Bengaluru

CeBIT INDIA 2015: New Perspectives in IT Business. Discover Digital Business Solutions Marketplace.

Happiest Minds is an Exhibitor at the World’s leading Business IT and ICT show – CeBIT!


Business is going digital, with traditional processes and business models now undergoing massive digital transformation. At the event, experience the ‘Digital Marketplace’ and understand what new technology can do for your business, discover early, talk to technology innovators & solution providers at CeBIT INDIA 2015!

Visit us at Hall-1, Booth A-23 to experience Digital.

Puneet Jetli– CEO, Digital Transformation and Enterprise Solutions(DT&ES) Business will be in a panel discussion on "Diconomy - The shared economy - making it all work together" on 30th Oct from 11:15 AM to 15:15 AM.

For more details click here

Monday, 12 October 2015

Happiest Minds CEO & MD

Happiest Minds CEO & MD Sashi Kumar
Happiest Minds Technologies, a next generation IT company today announced the appointment of Sashi Kumar as the CEO & MD of the organization.
Sashi comes to Happiest Minds with a wealth of experience. During his career of 23 years, he has been profit centre head for 11 years and has achieved significant success and innovative breakthroughs in his previous roles. Prior to Happiest Minds, Sashi has led significant operations in Microsoft, SAP and CSC. He began his career in Wipro.
While welcoming Sashi Kumar to Happiest Minds, Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds said that "Sashi's experience in global products and services companies will provide a tremendous push towards bringing innovation to Happiest Minds in a world of productized services and solutions. This, coupled with his expertise in global business services and SMAC+ technologies, will further accelerate our success in implementing Digital Transformation solutions for our customers."
On his appointment, Sashi Kumar said, "Happiest Minds has shown tremendous growth under its current leadership and I am delighted to be the CEO & MD of this fast growing company. I have an opportunity to build a global organization and I truly believe in its Mission of "Happiest People. Happiest Customers".
Happiest Minds' strategy of focusing on disruptive technologies has resonated well with customers. It has achieved several records for an IT services company out of India in 3 years from its launch, with run rate of US$ 50mn, 94 customers and 1450 people. Happiest Minds is also on track for its goal of going public in maximum 7 years from its launch.
About Happiest Minds Technologies
Happiest Minds has a sharp focus on enabling Digital Transformation for customers by delivering a Smart, Secure and Connected experience through disruptive technologies: mobility, big data analytic, securitycloud computingsocial computing, M2M/IoT, unified communications , etc. Enterprises are embracing these technologies to implement Omni-channel strategies, manage structured and unstructured data and make real time decisions based on actionable insights, while ensuring security for data and infrastructure. Happiest Minds also offers high degree of skills, IPs and domain expertise across a set of focused areas that include Digital Transformation & Enterprise Solutions, Product Engineering Services, Infrastructure Management, Security, Testing and Consulting.
Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Happiest Minds has operations in the US, UK, Singapore and Australia. It secured a $52.5 million Series-A funding led by Canaan Partners, Intel Capital and Ashok Soota.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Happiest Minds declared “Startup of the Year” at The Smart CEO – Startup50 Awards

Happiest Minds Technologies, the next generation Digital Transformation, Infrastructure & Security and Product Engineering Services Company, won the "The Smart CEO Startup50 - Startup of the Year Award at the prestigious  "SmartCEO Startup50 Awards 2015: Recognizing the Leaders and Change-makers of tomorrow”. Happiest Minds was among the winners in the Rapid Growth Category.

The Startup50 Conference and Awards was conceptualized with a very specific goal in mind: to recognize and reward entrepreneurs who’ve scaled up their businesses in the most strategic way and at a dynamic pace.

The Conference revolved around understanding the art and science of building long-term businesses in various sectors - including technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer, retail etc. - through discussions with venture capital investors and entrepreneurs. The summit culminated with an Awards ceremony to recognize 50 of India’s most promising startups. The nominated companies were evaluated by a jury, which comprised a leading panel of experts from the Indian entrepreneurship ecosystem, investors and top Indian business leaders.

"The Smart CEO Startup50 - Startup of the Year" Award highlighted Happiest Minds’ overall performance and track record among all the top 50 companies recognized as winners across different categories.

“The Startup of the Year” Award focused on scaling of critical parameters of Revenue and People, where Happiest Minds had already established its credentials with several international recognitions such as the Deloitte Tech Fast 50 awards etc.

“Winning two awards on the eve of our Foundation Day, is recognition of our cutting edge offerings in the sphere of Digital Transformation and allied services. As one of the fastest growing companies, we are proud to share this moment with our customers and gratefully acknowledge their steadfast support in this journey”, said Sashi Kumar – CEO & MD, Happiest Minds.

“Our philosophy is, “happiest people make happiest customers”. Our mission is a constant reminder of the fact that we are in the business of making our customers happy through happy people. Receiving such awards gives us the confidence that we are on the right track,” added Raja Shanmugam, Chief People Officer at Happiest Minds.

With a $ 50mn+ annualized revenue run rate, 100+ valued customers and a team size of more than 1500, Happiest Minds is also en route to becoming the fastest Indian IT services company aiming to achieve $100mn in revenue with a focus on going public within the next 4 years.

About Happiest Minds Technologies

Happiest Minds is a next generation digital transformation, infrastructure, security and product engineering Services Company with 100+ customers , 1500+ people and 16 locations. Happiest Minds enables Digital Transformation for enterprises and technology providers by delivering seamless customer experience, business efficiency and actionable insights through an integrated set of disruptive technologies: big data analytics, internet of things, mobility, cloud, security, unified communications, etc. Happiest Minds offers domain centric solutions applying skills, IPs and functional expertise in IT Services, Product Engineering, Infrastructure Management and Security. These services have applicability across industry sectors such as retail, consumer packaged goods, e-commerce, banking, insurance, hi-tech, engineering R&D, manufacturing, automotive and travel/transportation/hospitality. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Happiest Minds has operations in the US, UK, Singapore, Australia and has secured $ 52.5 million Series-A funding. Its investors are JP Morgan Private Equity Group, Intel Capital and Ashok Soota.

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