Exploring Virtual Reality: Conversance with VR-enabled E-commerce | Faya:80 Kochi

VR has proved to be a breakthrough technology for a variety of industries to improve their customer experience. This interactive computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment, holds enormous potential to change the future for a number of fields, including the world of retail. However, in the absence of reliable instructions supported with experience, those who want to try out this technology are still hesitant to move forward with it.

BuildNext is a Kerala based start-up working on elevating the customer experience in construction industry using technology. Its experience centres are Virtual Reality-enabled, and it is one of the first commercial applications of VR outside of gaming sector.

The 12th edition of FAYA: 80 Kochi, Exploring Virtual Reality: Conversance with VR-enabled E-commerce, would be an experience sharing platform where the audience could learn from the account of BuildNext’s journey with VR. It will be a great opportunity to gain helpful insights for working with VR and for foreseeing the potential challenges in that encounter.Topics Covered
• VR intro and history
• A case for VR
• VR@ BuildNext
• What’s working for us
• What’s yet to work
• What do we expect nextSession
· Exploring Virtual Reality: Conversance with VR-enabled E-commerce (Mr Gopikrishnan V, Founder of BuildNext )Date & Place
5 PM, 13th June, 2018 | NASSCOM, 10000 Startups warehouse, Infopark, KochiAbout Speaker
Mr. Gopikrishnan V is the founder of the internet based building material procurement platform, BuildNext. He graduated B.Arch (Hons.) from IIT Kharagpur, winning the presitigious ‘B.C. Roy Gold Medal’ for the Best Outgoing Student. He further went on to do his post-graduation from IIM Bangalore. He is a registered architect with the Council of Architecture, India, and a LEED accredited professional.Registration
Registration is free but seats are limited.

Future of Jobs in India : A 2022 Perspective

Are Cashier , Teller, Sales Representative the jobs that are going to get extinct in another five years??

Yes says the recent report titled Future Jobs in India: A 2022 Perspective by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) and EY (Ernst & Young).

The report talks about the Changing Job Landscape, the trends impacting future of Jobs in India, detailed sector wise analysis and recommendations to Government and Industry. The sector wise analysis covers the following:

  1. IT-BPM
  2. Automotive
  3. Retail
  4. Textiles and Apparel
  5. BFSI

Each sector analysis comprises of the present scenario, the Key megatrends impacting each sector and also the impact on jobs and skills.

Some of the key finding and recommendations are shown below:


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Read the complete report : http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/ey-future-of-jobs-in-india/$FILE/ey-future-of-jobs-in-india.pdf

Young Entrepreneurs Summit 2015

YES CAN 2015 is mainly focused on the theme of the year which is “Collaborating And Networking” (CAN). To attract more youths to the new world of opportunities towards starting enterprises and embracing entrepreneurship, the state has come up with choice of collaboration and networking of startups across the state. The main highlights of YES CAN 2015 include:

  • Focus on encouraging and attracting more than 1500 serious student entrepreneurs and startups.
  • Collaborating with successful founders and networking amongst incubators across the country
  • Creating a platform for local startups and young entrepreneurs to exchange ideas
  • Interactive session for entrepreneurs with Successful Startup founders.
  • Enabling a constructive networking environment between startups and angel investors/Angel Fund

For more details log on to http://www.yeskerala.org


NASSCOM EMERGE Forum: Why Service Companies can benefit from Product initiatives?

NASSCOM in association with Kerala Startup Mission  are pleased to invite you to our 40th session of NASSCOM EMERGE Forum  at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

In this interactive brainstorming session we will discuss how a service company can benefit from product initiatives. We talk the why, what and how of getting started on products.

  • Differences between Services and Products
  • Service Think vs Product Think
  • Marketing Challenges for Services vs Products
  • What is a Product Initiative
  • Can Service companies benefit from products?
  • How do you Bootstrap a product initiative in your company?
  • How do you align your product initiatives to benefit services
  • How can you do an Innovation Sprint?
  • How can you conduct a Product Sprint?

Date & Time:19 May 2015 Tuesday,0930 hrs – 1200 hrs

Venue: Malabar Hall, Park Centre, Technopark, Trivandrum

Click here to Register online

Who Should Attend?

  • CEO’s & Sr. Mgt
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Technology Folks

About the Speaker

Dorai Thodla is a serial entrepreneur. He co-founded two companies in India and two in US. Starting as a consulting company, his companies moved from services to products and augmented products with services. He currently helps companies bootstrap product initiatives, advises companies on product and market strategies (mostly selling in US). He strongly believes that building a product innovation culture in a company will help services businesses. His company tracks several emerging technology trends including Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Computing and opportunity mapping. He spends half his time in US and the other half in India.

In addition to running a product company, he is part of:

1. NASSCOM Mentoring Group in Chennai

2. Started and runs the Start-up Special Interest Group at TiE Chennai

3. Mentors a few product companies

4. Chief mentor of an Innovation Cell at an Engineering college in Chennai

5. Codes for fun when he has free time and spends a lot of time mentoring students

We look forward to your valuable participation


kmaThe Kerala Management Association together with NASSCOM is instituting the first ever KMA-NASSCOM IT Awards to recognize excellence in 4 chosen areas among corporates.   These IT Awards are scheduled to be announced and given away by the Chief Guest during the valedictory session of the forthcoming Annual National Management Convention of KMA on 7th February 2014.

The awards will acknowledge the companies that have pushed the boundaries of excellence – rising above competition and demonstrating outstanding performance in the Information Technology sector in Kerala. Since these awards are from a platform involving all IT stakeholders in Kerala, they bring with them vital peer recognition and an esteemed certificate of excellence.  The prime sponsor for the KMA-NASSCOM IT Awards is IBS Group of Companies.

The four chosen areas of the Awards are as follows:

1. Emerging IT start-up – This award will identify and acknowledge the most promising IT start-up in Kerala.

2. IT user award – This award creates a catalytic impact by recognizing the leaders in IT adoption. It acknowledges enterprises which have successfully leveraged Information Technology to deliver significant business value to their customers and stakeholders.

3. IT Leadership award for (Individuals) – This award will recognize the IT Leader in Kerala who has had a transformational impact on their company, Industry and community.

4. IT Innovation award – This award is to promote innovation within Kerala IT organizations, especially the energetic and proactive companies.  The award recognizes companies that have made innovation a part of their organizational DNA, and used the innovation engine to reinvent their processes, marketing and product development strategies.

Any Corporate Entity/Business Organisation from the IT Sector who wish to apply for these awards may kindly send in their applications to reach the Executive Director, Kerala Management Association on or before Thursday, the 16th January 2014.  Applications also can be forwarded by e-mail to itawards@kma.org.in

Application forms can be downloaded online, please visit:

http://kma.org.in/ITAward.pdf to download applications for KMA-NASSCOM IT Awards-2013


http://kma.org.in/ITLeadershipAward.pdf to download applications for IT Leadership Award for Individuals.

There are no preconditions for applying. Details of the 4 areas under which awards will be given away, as well as guidelines for applying are given in the  brochure.

For further details please contact

The Executive Director

Kerala Management Association

or visit the KMA website www.kma.org.in