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Archive for August, 2008.

CSI Pune Lecture: Overview of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing – 27 Aug 2008

Computer Society of India – Pune Chapter presents a lecture series on Data warehousing. This is the first lecture in that series: What: Overview of Business Intelligence & Data warehousing by Vibhas Joshi, head of R&D at SAS R&D India. When: Wednesday, August 27th, 2008, 6:30pm to 8:30pm Where: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems, Senapati […]

PMC launches participatory budgeting

The Pune Municipal Corporation has a scheme to include citizens suggestions in the budget for the year. Anybody who has an idea for work that can be carried out in their ward/locality can download a form, fill it out and submit it at their ward office / nearest multi-utility citizen kiosk location / citizen facilitation […]

Business plan competition for students – funding up to Rs. 1 crore

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune, is running Endeavor 2008, a business plan competition (open only to students). So if you are a student with an interesting idea looking to get visibility, guidance, and possibly lots of money, hurry, because the last date to submit entries is 24th August. Details: “SIBM Endeavour 2008” provides […]

How social|median is developed out of Pune

Jason Goldberg is a serial entrepreneur, who founded and headed Jobster, and who is now on to his next startup, social|median, a social news website. In a long article on his blog, he talks about what lessons he learnt from his first startup, and what he is doing differently in social|median as a result. The […]

Why I chose Pune for my startup

This article was written by Anthony Hsiao in an e-mail thread over at Pune OpenCoffee Club‘s mailing list, and is reproduced here with permission. Anthony is a co-founder of Pune-startup Entrip. Anthony, Nick and Adil, who were in London when they decided to start Entrip, moved to Pune to actually make it happen, for the […]

Inviting articles on Entrepreneurship for CSI Pune’s September Seminar

. CSI Pune is planning a half-day seminar on Entrepreneurship in September, and with it they will also publish their Desktalk newsletter, on the same topic. Anjali Gupta of Bookeazy, one of the driving forces behind the Pune OpenCoffee Club, is the guest editor of this issue of Desktalk. You are invited to submit articles […]

Pune to have animation school, gurukul style

Image via Wikipedia The Economic Times reports that a new animation school modeled on the gurukul system is coming up in Pune soon. The unique venture, called Seamless Education Academy or SeamEdu, will be run by Saurabh Gadgil, a jeweller, and aims to cater to the fast growing animation industry’s huge demand for trained personnel. […]

Spammers Leverage Interest in Olympics, says Symantec Pune

Image via Wikipedia From PC World – Business Center: Public interest in the Olympic Games is helping spammers, who are using text related to the games in e-mails to get users to click through to their malware and phishing Web sites, or to go to product sites, according to an executive at Symantec. Spam messages […]

Revenue Optimization – Increasing profits for free

Image via Wikipedia Business intelligence and analytics company SAS announced a few days back that it is acquiring revenue optimization company IDeaS. Both, SAS and IDeaS have major development centers in Pune. This article gives an overview of the software that IDeaS sells. I always found airfares very confusing and frustrating (more so in the […]

PMI meet – “IPR” and “Project Portfolio Management” – 9 August

What: Project Management Institute, Pune Chapter’s monthly meeting, consisting of three sessions – 1. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) – Copyright, Patent & Software and 2. Linking business strategy with product development by using Project & Portfolio management (PPM) solutions, and 3. OnTarget 2009 National Conference kickoff When: Saturday, August 9th, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm […]