CrowdStrike Expands Operations and Leadership Team in India and SAARC

Company launches state-of-the-art Engineering and Operations Center; actively recruiting regional talent

PUNE, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced the further expansion of its operations in India. CrowdStrike is setting up its development center in Pune, India and appointing senior local leadership to drive growth and talent acquisition.


CrowdStrike has appointed Ramanand Kambli as regional sales director of India and SAARC and Jhilmil Kochar as managing director of CrowdStrike India Development Center. Additionally, CrowdStrike is making multiple strategic hires within India and plans to rapidly recruit for more than 20 new positions by the end of 2017. On the heels of explosive global growth, CrowdStrike’s operations in APAC now span India and SAARC, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and parts of Northern Asia.

CrowdStrike is leveraging its India operations as a significant technical hub for future growth and development. The organization is building a 10,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Engineering and Operations Center to acquire the most skilled, technical talent within the region. In addition to expanding headcount in the fields of engineering and finance, CrowdStrike is also investing in building a regional salesforce with supporting functions such as sales engineers, field sales managers, and channel sales representatives. CrowdStrike is recruiting actively for these positions.

CrowdStrike has brought on Jhilmil Kochar as managing director, CrowdStrike India Development Center to lead the new Engineering and Operations Center in Pune. Kochar previously held senior roles at McAfee, WMS Gaming, Indieon Technologies, and was a founder of Indian IoT startup InnoEmbed Technologies.

“The opening of CrowdStrike’s Engineering and Operations Center in Pune will allow us to attract the region’s smartest and brightest technical talent and expand our innovative next-generation technology at an even faster pace,” said Jhilmil Kochar, Managing Director, CrowdStrike India Development Center.

CrowdStrike appointed Ramanand Kambli as regional sales director to lead the company’s local presence in India and SAARC and drive new business growth. Kambli is an industry veteran and previously held roles at Bluecoat/Symantec and McAfee.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to announce that CrowdStrike is investing heavily into the India and SAARC region as a significant engineering and technical talent development hub,” said Amol Kulkarni, senior vice president of Engineering at CrowdStrike. “As a graduate of the College of Engineering in Pune, I know first-hand the advantage our new development center gives us in attracting world-class technical talent. With seasoned veterans like Kambli and Kochar at the helm, our team will be truly unstoppable.”

“As a fast-growing industry leader, CrowdStrike is continually expanding our footprint in APAC, adding resources and operations in the most high-yielding regional markets. I’m looking forward to expanding our team and customer base even further and continuing to drive explosive growth within the India and SAARC market,” said Andrew Littleproud, vice president of APAC.

CrowdStrike is also actively expanding its partner and channel ecosystem across India to support its go-to-market strategy. Currently, the company serves a rapidly growing customer base that includes organizations in technology, manufacturing, finance, and other top industries.

“CrowdStrike delivers fundamentally more effective and efficient endpoint protection that organizations can rely on to defend against even the most sophisticated and novel attacks. We are proud to be partnering with the industry leader and look forward to working closely with CrowdStrike as the company further expands its operations and presence in India,” said Saravanan Narayanasamy, founder and chief executive officer of Globesecure Technologies.

CrowdStrike Falcon is the only platform that unifies next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 threat hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent. With CrowdStrike Falcon, organizations can replace their AV or augment it with a full-scale endpoint protection solution, powered by a cloud-native architecture and artificial intelligence/machine learning.

CrowdStrike was named a 2017 Best Workplace in Technology, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. To learn more about current job opportunities in India, visit our career page.

About CrowdStrike®

CrowdStrike is the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform offers instant visibility and protection across the enterprise and prevents attacks on endpoints on or off the network. CrowdStrike Falcon deploys in minutes to deliver actionable intelligence and real-time protection from Day One. Falcon seamlessly unifies next-generation AV with best-in-class endpoint detection and response, backed by 24/7 managed hunting. Its cloud infrastructure and single-agent architecture take away complexity and add scalability, manageability, and speed. CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against all cyber attack types, using sophisticated signatureless artificial intelligence/machine learning and Indicator-of-Attack (IOA) based threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real time. Powered by the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™, Falcon instantly correlates over 50 billion security events from across the globe to immediately prevent and detect threats.

There's much more to the story of how Falcon has redefined endpoint protection but there's only one thing to remember about CrowdStrike: We stop breaches.

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Contacts

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Zinnov Positions Wipro in the ‘Leadership Zone’ for Robotic Automation Services 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. & BANGALORE, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#ITServices--Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) (BSE: 507685) (NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, today announced that it has been ranked as a ‘Leader’ in Robotic Automation Services by Zinnov, a leading digital transformation & globalization focused management consulting company. The Zinnov Zones for Robotic Automation Services 2017 report positions Wipro in the Leadership Zone overall, as well as in each of the evaluated industries – BFS, Insurance, Telecom and Retail.


The report enables large enterprises in making strategic decisions towards Robotic Automation (RA) investments. It assesses over 20 leading global service providers on two key areas of RA Prowess and RA Scalability, based on parameters such as the scale of business, clientele, talent, value add, innovation ecosystem and future outlook, among others.

Praveen Bhadada, Partner & Practice Head, Digital Transformation practice at Zinnov said, “Wipro has strong capabilities in robotic automation domain and has built an extensive portfolio of RA tools, addressing workloads such as Risk and Compliance Management, Anomaly Detection, Event Prediction, Provisioning, etc. Additionally, the company’s AI platform Wipro HOLMESTM also enables them to address intelligent robotic automation workloads effectively. They have showcased high focus on co-innovation through their Center of Excellence that supports clients right from the discovery of use-case to solutioning and deployment. Their experience of working with over 150 clients as well as their strong base of nearly 550 trained RPA developers and 150+ solution architects empowers them to command their positioning as a leader in the market.”

Rohit Adlakha, Vice President and Global Head, Wipro HOLMES and Automation Ecosystem, Wipro Limited said, “Zinnov’s recognition of Wipro’s Robotic Automation prowess and scalability across industries such as BFS, Insurance, Retail and Telecom is a testimony to the value we bring to our clients, globally. Our Robotic Process Automation capabilities, enhanced by the Wipro HOLMES platform and strengthened through strategic partnerships with leading Robotic Automation providers enable us to deliver significant non-linear efficiency and end-customer experience gains to our clients.”

The full report can be accessed at: Zinnov Zones for Robotic Automation Services 2017

About Wipro Limited

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.


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Wipro Limited
Shraboni Banerjee
shraboni.banerjee@wipro.com

MACOM Affirms PON Leadership With the Industry’s Broadest Portfolio of High-Performance 10G Products Enabling Mainstream Deployment of 10G PON

  • New 10G PON portfolio provides cost structure, capacity and supply chain flexibility for OLT and ONU applications
  • Comprehensive chip-set includes high-performance EOMLs, APDs, TIAs, Laser Drivers, and CDRs
  • Proven technology platforms and manufacturing scalability position MACOM for continued PON market leadership
  • Components are sampling to customers today; Product showcases scheduled for CIOE and ECOC 2017

LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”) today announced the industry’s first and only complete solution portfolio for 10G passive optical network (PON) applications, enabling optical line terminal (OLT) and optical network unit (ONU) infrastructure. Building on MACOM’s established industry leadership in PON and proven industrial-scale manufacturing capabilities, MACOM’s new 10G PON portfolio enables seamless component integration and unrivaled cost efficiencies to help accelerate 10G PON infrastructure build-outs.



“The shift to 10G GPON is underway with initial deployments in all major regions worldwide. The current 2.5G GPON infrastructure cannot meet continuing bandwidth growth from both residential and nonresidential subscribers and applications,” said Julie Kunstler, Principal Analyst, Ovum. “In the ultra-cost sensitive, highly-competitive fiber access market, MACOM’s technology and product developments to minimize both integration complexities and costs while reducing deployments times will be well received.”

MACOM’s solution portfolio combines the inherent performance and supply scalability advantages of electro-optic modulated lasers (EOMLs), complemented by a comprehensive range of pre-qualified, interoperable APDs, TIAs, laser drivers, and CDRs. Leveraging MACOM’s L-PICTM technology platform and patented Etched Facet Technology for high-volume, low-cost laser manufacturing, MACOM’s 10G PON solution portfolio is poised to replicate the breakthrough cost structure reductions that MACOM previously achieved in 2.5G PON.

MACOM is distinguished as the industry’s only supplier to provide the entire range of 10G PON components, while delivering superior EOML technology that overcomes the performance, yield and cost limitations of electro-absorptive modulated lasers (EMLs). MACOM’s deep application expertise and end-to-end chip-set enables customers to go to market with tightly-integrated 10G PON systems at aggressive timescales, significantly shortening the design and development cycles required to independently validate component interoperability. Only MACOM can provide the cost structure, capacity and supply chain flexibility for high-volume, client-side applications.

“MACOM’s leading market share in the PON domain – where we’ve shipped over 135 million lasers to date– is a testament to customers’ trust in our proven technology platforms and volume-scale manufacturing efficiency,” said Vivek Rajgarhia, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Lightwave, MACOM. “With the introduction of our 10G PON solution portfolio, we’ve again affirmed our commitment to helping customers overcome the challenges of deploying advanced optical technologies at massive scale and lowered cost structures.”

MACOM will showcase its 10G PON solution portfolio at CIOE (September 6 – 9, Shenzhen, China, MACOM booth #1A32) and ECOC (September 17 – 21, Gothenburg, Sweden, MACOM booth #117). Components are sampling to customers today, with full production planned for 1H 2018. For more information on MACOM’s technology leadership in PON, visit https://www.macom.com/applications/optical-networking/fttx-2.

ABOUT MACOM:

MACOM is a new breed of analog semiconductor company — one that delivers a unique combination of high growth, diversification and high profitability. We are enabling a better-connected and safer world by delivering breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and satellite networks that satisfy society’s insatiable demand for information.

Today, MACOM powers the infrastructure that millions of lives and livelihoods depend on every minute to communicate, transact business, travel, stay informed and be entertained. Our technology increases the speed and coverage of the mobile Internet and enables fiber optic networks to carry previously unimaginable volumes of traffic to businesses, homes and data centers.

Keeping us all safe, MACOM technology enables next-generation radars for air traffic control and weather forecasting, as well as mission success on the modern networked battlefield.

MACOM is the partner of choice to the world’s leading communications infrastructure and aerospace and defense companies, helping solve their most complex challenges in areas including network capacity, signal coverage, energy efficiency, and field reliability, through its best-in-class team and broad portfolio of RF, microwave, millimeterwave and lightwave semiconductor products.

MACOM is a pillar of the semiconductor industry, thriving for more than 60 years of daring to change the world for the better through bold technological strokes that deliver true competitive advantage to customers and superior value to investors.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

MACOM, M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M/A-COM Tech, Partners in RF & Microwave, The First Name in Microwave and related logos are trademarks of MACOM. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information about MACOM, please visit www.macom.com or follow @MACOMtweets on Twitter, join MACOM on LinkedIn, Weibo and WeChat, or visit the MACOM YouTube Channel.

DISCLAIMER FOR NEW PRODUCTS:
Any express or implied statements in MACOM product announcements are not meant as warranties or warrantable specifications of any kind. The only warranty MACOM may offer with respect to any product sale is one contained in a written purchase agreement between MACOM and the purchaser concerning such sale and signed by a duly authorized MACOM employee, or, to the extent MACOM's purchase order acknowledgment so indicates, the limited warranty contained in MACOM's standard Terms and Conditions for Quotation or Sale, a copy of which may be found at: www.macom.com/support.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among others, information concerning our and others’ expectations for our MACOM’s 10G PON solution portfolio, our market share and market position, market growth, and cost structure reduction. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and generally may be identified by terms such as "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "plans," "potential," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "should," "will," "would" or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause those events or our actual activities or results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements, including those factors described in "Risk Factors" in MACOM's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2017, as filed with the SEC on August 2, 2017, its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 30, 2016, as filed with the SEC on February 1, 2017, its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017, as filed with the SEC on April 26, 2017, and its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016, as filed on November 17, 2016. MACOM undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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eCurrency Expands Leadership Team with Stefan Carlsson Appointed to Chief Financial Officer and Mitch Cohen to Chief Security Officer

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eCurrency Mint Limited (“eCurrency”), the pioneer of the innovative technology that enables central banks to issue a digital fiat currency, today announced two appointments to its executive suite: Stefan Carlsson as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Mitch Cohen as Chief Security Officer (CSO).



Carlsson joined eCurrency in January 2016 as Director Markets with focus on Southeast Asia. His knowledge of and reputation in the region has been invaluable for eCurrency’s presence and development, specifically liaising with Indonesia’s central bank and financial services industry on the prospects of a digital fiat currency.

Carlsson brings more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. His most recent assignment was director and chief financial officer of Indosat, Indonesia’s second largest mobile operator. Prior to that role, Carlsson held numerous CFO and chief executive officer positions in operators across Asia as well as Europe.

Additionally, Mitch Cohen has joined the eCurrency team as Chief Security Officer. He has been a longtime advisor to eCurrency and started working closely with the management team earlier this year. Mitch brings 30 years’ information technology leadership experience to eCurrency with the last 10 years dedicated to building information security programs.

Cohen has expertise in cyber risk management and security requirements for US federal information systems and healthcare information systems. Prior to joining eCurrency, he provided cyber security program management services to NASA where he oversaw multiple information security teams including security operations, penetration testing, security assessments, incident response, public key infrastructure and compliance while also serving on the agency’s authentication architecture working group.

“These two appointments are key in achieving our goals as we enter the next phase of growth at eCurrency,” said Jonathan Dharmapalan, CEO of eCurrency. “I am confident that Stefan’s experience in the global market and Mitch’s expertise in building security programs will help position the company for continued success.”

About eCurrency:

eCurrency Mint Limited (eCurrency) enables central banks to securely and efficiently issue digital fiat currency to operate alongside notes and coins. eCurrency has pioneered the world’s first end-to-end solution for digital fiat currency issuance and circulation. The company combines hardware, software, and cryptographic security protocols to provide central banks the tools they need to preserve their charter and doctrine as the sole issuer of the national currency in an increasingly digital economy. By enabling more secure and efficient digital transactions, eCurrency supports the huge economic opportunities presented by the global shift to digital payments, including increased transaction efficiency, financial inclusion, and economic growth.


Contacts

eCurrency
Ranjo Denbow, +1-508-367-2106
Ranjo.d@eCurrency.net
or
FleishmanHillard
Emelyne Interior, +1-415-318-4181
Emelyne.interior@fleishman.com