IMC IT Award for BCT
Bahwan CyberTek wins the 'Indian Merchants Chamber - Award for Excellence' in the IT products category. We were the only company to be recognized in the 'Large Enterprise Category'. Receiving this award from this 106-year old iconic organization is indeed a matter of great pride and honour for us.
This award was given to us from more than 150 nominations across different categories based on the following criteria:
The awards were announced at a glitzy ceremony held at the IMC office on 30th January, 2014. The awards were given away by Mr. P. S. Deodhar, former Chairman of the Electronics Commission, the Guest of Honour at this function and were received by Mr. Balaji Sundaram, CSO and Mr. SeshaChari, SVP-Cuecent Business Solutions, of Bahwan CyberTek.
Congratulations to the Cuecent eRemit team on this Award!
BCT has been included in the Gartner Report on 'Choosing the Right Vendor for Payment Modernization Initiatives'
BCT has been included by Gartnerin the recently published report ‘Choosing the Right Vendor for Payment Modernization Initiatives' authored by Mary Knox and ChristopheUzureau.
According to the report, the scope of banks' modernization initiatives may,“range from the upgrade of single payment functionality to the design of a payment services hub involving a rethink of payment workflows.”This report says “Identifying lead vendors for a payment modernization initiative is challenging and risky. This research, based on an analysis of available payment software, will help CIOs and heads of payments navigate this complex marketplace.”
The report categorizes payment vendors into 4 categories – Domain-specific Payment –Related Solution Vendors, Dedicated Payment Solution Providers, Financial Services Application Providers and Infrastructure and Supporting Technology Vendors.
BCT has been positioned in the Infrastructure and Supporting Technology Providers Space, also offering Domain-specific solution.“Vendors in this segment include those selling financial messaging platforms, underlying enterprise service buses or other general middleware, data integration and data quality, message and data transformation tools, BPM tools, B2B gateway providers or discrete functionality such as reconciliations, exception processing, fraud, risk, or client onboarding.”
BCT upgraded its ISO 9001:2008 Certification
BCT has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Certification by TUV Nord. This certification endorses BCT as an organization with predictable project timelines, better traceability, lower variances on schedules, reduced defect leakage, improved productivity, stable and mature world-class processes. These qualities help BCT deliver better quality solutions to their customers better, faster and cheaper.
BCT's quality journey began in June 2001 when we achieved the ISO 9001:2000 Certification. We went on to achieve the CMMI V1.1 Level 4 Certification in Jan 2003 and CMMI V1.1 Level 5 in September 2005, CMMI-Dev ML5 v1.3 in Feb 2012 and now ISO 9001:2008 to its achievements.
BCT can now look forward to its next major upcoming quality milestone - the achievement of ISO 270001:2005 (Information Security Management System - ISMS) & Institutionalization of QMS & ISMS Process across all functions/support departments.
BCT expands Enterprise Solutions reach! Now an SAP Partner!
BCT appointed as SAP Partner and Value Added Reseller (VAR) for MENA Region
BCT has attained a prestigious milestone by entering into a partnership with SAP for the Middle-East and North Africa region. BCT has been appointed a Partner and Value-Added Reseller (VAR) for SAP by which BCT will now provide implementation, training and support services. BCT will also be involved in directly selling SAP ERP and Business Intelligence licenses.
BCT is one of the few Omani companies to have obtained this distinction in Oman and the rest of MENA region. By signing this agreement, BCT has been empowered to offer a richer bouquet of enterprise services to our customers in GCC and other parts of Middle East.
Commenting on this partnership, Mr. Durgaprasad, Director and CEO of Bahwan Cybertek, said "We are absolutely delighted with our appointment by SAP as Value-Added-Reseller for the MENA region and excited that we can now offer our customers services around SAP's world-renowned offerings".
Achieving this milestone will provide a great boost to our expansion goals and such partnerships with international majors will go a long way in propelling us towards becoming one of the leading providers in the region.
BCT's Cuecent ePay generates more than AED 4 billion up to end of September 2013
Statistics reveal a 23 percent increase over same period last year.
UAE, October 9, 2013
Recent statistics revealed by Dubai Smart Government show more than AED 4 billion was generated through ePay in the first nine months of 2013, which is a 23% increase, compared to the same period last year.
ePay enables customers to electronically pay their bills and settle dues for various government services electronically in a safe and secure environment that saves the time of customers and spares them the effort of visiting banks or concerned departments.
A total of AED 4,010,185,394 - through 3,314,067 transactions - was collected through ePay on behalf of 28 participating government entities by the end of September 2013 compared to AED 3.2 billion through 2,447,948 transactions in 2012, up by 35 per cent in terms of number of transactions. As shown by the figures, ePay is contributing to generating huge direct and long-term revenues in terms of government expenses.
Ahmad Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai Smart Government, said: "These results clearly indicate a faster pace of eTransformation in Dubai as evidenced in the increasing adoption by customers of ePay as a preferred mode of payment to complete government transactions on one hand and in the confidence shown by customers in the efficiency and safety of this option on the other, thereby contributing to supporting and reinforcing the national economy. The positive effects of ePay are not limited to this but extend to environmental sustainability, which was called for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in his future vision of the UAE when he launched the "Green Economy for Sustainable Development" as a long-term national initiative."
"We have made great strides towards smart government applications, specifically in financial dealings, which require trust and confidence from customers. We at Dubai Smart Government were able to enhance the assurance of customers as regards all the developments made to the gateway, whether in terms of increasing the security of the electronic payment system by adopting the 3-D Secure or in terms of providing open payment options for users via multiple channels," Bin Humaidan said.
The ePay gateway allows individual and corporate customers to pay online for over 250 eServices provided by the participating entities, either through credit cards, direct debit from customer's account in the five participating banks - Commercial Bank of Dubai, Dubai Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Union National Bank - or the second generation of e-Dirham from the Ministry of Finance, which recently joined the gateway. A total of around AED 6 million through approximately 15,000 transactions was collected through e-Dirham since the link with it was activated in last June up to the end of September.
The ePay gateway has a smart feature that allows it to be linked with all the eServices of government departments, irrespective of the technologies and software used by these entities. It is also distinguished for its compatibility with all means of electronic payment: the Internet, kiosks, IVR, major credit cards, and direct debit.
BCT sweeps the Asian CIO Leadership Awards 2013!
BCT wins awards under 3 categories
BCT has won 3 categories of the Asian CIO Leadership Awards hosted by the Asian Confederation of Business. The award recognizes achievements of Organizations / Individuals for their leadership and innovation.
BCT was nominated under 3 categories and won in all 3 categories!
Social Innovation Entrepreneur Award
Mr. Durgaprasad has won this Award which recognizes individuals who foster entrepreneurial leadership. DP has been recognized for his strong belief in giving back to society, and his commitment to social causes which has resulted in a number of initiatives that are touching so many lives today. As an organization, we shall continue to find innovative ways to serve society under DP's inspiring leadership.
CIO of the year Award
Mr. Chandy has won this award which recognizes leaders who have used technology to improve the efficiency of the organization. Our 'Innovation Hero' Chandy has been conferred this prestigious award for his innovations and his inimitable style of leadership and for steering the organization towards achieving excellence in all its endeavors.
Innovation in IT Industry Award
Cuecent RTDSS won this important award which recognizes innovations that help organizations benefit from the power of technology to improve efficiency, increase marketability, effect cost savings, achieve environmental goals and improve market position. This award is a testimony to our company's steadfast focus on innovation and a dedication to the business, research and development teams that worked with commitment and passion to come out with this product.
The prestigious awards event was held on 24th September, 2013 at The Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai and was attended by CXOs and Vice Chancellors from across Asia.
Bahwan CyberTek wins a 'Remittance Service' deal from one of the largest regional Banks in India
BCT has won a remittance service deal from one of the largest Regional Banks head-quartered in Tuticorin in India.
The Bank needed a solution to automate their day-to-day remittance process and adopt straight-through processing in cross-border remittance in order to facilitate speedy and hassle-free remittances to the delight of their customers - both remitters & beneficiaries. The Bank selected BCT to implement Cuecent eRemit - a remittance solution, across the bank, to offer affordable remittance service to the Bank's customers.
The selection of BCT by the Bank was based on our expertise in the area of remittances and Cuecent eRemit solution was identified as the best fit for the Bank's requirements.
Bahwan CyberTek bags a contract from an Energy holding company in Abu Dhabi.
BCT's largest client win in Energy & Utility space.
BCT has bagged a contract from a government controlled energy holding company of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The company is one of Abu Dhabi's flagship companies and plays an important role in helping deliver the economic strategy of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The company awarded the contract to BCT for global implementation & rollout of Maximo Enterprise Asset Management Solution covering their operations in India (Neyveli & Himachal Pradesh), Morocco and Ghana. They also have a roadmap to rollout to the other countries in the region.
The Innovation Workgroup presents Bahwan CyberTek the 'Innovation Heroes' Award under the leadership of R. Chandran, CIO of Bahwan CyberTek.
Bahwan CyberTek has been conferred this very prestigious recognition for the highly commended, innovative work of its CIO R. Chandran, of conceptualizing and designing 'BOMDEX' to efficiently streamline Engineering Bill of Material (EBOM) and Production Bill of Material (PBOM) for achieving great success for the Enterprise.
With his rich experience and in-depth knowledge of the automotive industry, Chandran understood that there was no integration between the Engineering and Production BOMs. He perceived the need to create a single platform where engineering and production can talk to each other seamlessly. ThisClick here to read the complete story.
Bahwan CyberTek enables Karur Vysya Bank's Instant Remittance Service
Chennai, 3rd July, 2013
Bahwan CyberTek (BCT), a leading global provider of innovative software products and solutions, announced that Karur Vysya Bank (KVB) has implemented BCT's Cuecent eRemit - a global remittance solution, across the bank to offer affordable and instantaneous remittance service to the Bank's customers.
The remittance solution from Bahwan CyberTek has helped Karur Vysya Bank launch an instant cross-border remittances service for Non-Resident Indian (NRIs), which offers the remitter the facility to instantly credit funds into the beneficiary account in any bank in India. Under this service, the funds would be instantly remitted and the beneficiary would be able to withdraw the money within a matter of minutes. Both the beneficiary and remitter receive free mobile and email alerts instantaneously on receipt of money.
The Bank believes that their NRI customers would be delighted at the speed with which money gets credited to their dependents in India. And they would also derive comfort from the fact that their dear ones would be able to withdraw money from any ATM within minutes of their making a telephonic request. The Bank is in the process of providing more value-added services to their customers and is looking forward to building them on the Cuecent technology platform from Bahwan CyberTek. This Remittance facility enhances the value proposition of KVB's cross-border remittance offerings to the NRI community.
Commenting on the successful deal, Mr. S. Durgaprasad, Director and Chief Executive Officer for Bahwan Cybertek Group said, 'India being the top remittance receiver with inflow of USD 69 Bn in 2012 and a large diaspora of Indian migrants in oil-rich Gulf and high income countries like the US, we thought it imperative to provide a convenient, efficient and speedy mechanism to remit money to India. I thank KVB for the trust they placed in us to implement this high-performance, mission-critical application.'
BCT's JV Comquest celebrates First Anniverary on 24th June in Brunei.
BCT's Joint Venture entity with Negara Brunei Darussalam's largest telecom player Telekom Brunei Berhad, celebrated its first anniversary. The company was set up in Brunei Darussalam last year and implemented and manages a state of the art Hosted Contact centre, implementation of software applications for the Telco and Government verticals. It was a gala bash attended by the who's who of Brunei.
BCT wins a new ERP deal from one of the top five medical schools in India
BCT wins an ERP deal from one of the top five medical schools in India. The Institution awarded the order to computerize and automate their day to day operations in the areas of Administration, Finance and Procurement with a view to facilitate better service to its customers. After a detailed study of BCT's Capabilities and experience, the institution awarded the order to BCT.
BCT has won a contract from one of the largest Industrial Contracting Companies in the Middle East
BCT has bagged a prestigious contract from one of the largest Industrial Contracting and manufacturing Companies of Trailers in the Middle-East.
The company selected BCT for the R12 Upgrade implementation after a thorough evaluation of BCT's expertise in the areas of Oracle Services.
BCT bags a new order from a leading Government Agency in Tamil Nadu.
BCT has won a software development order from a leading Government Agency in Tamil Nadu which provides financial assistance and guidance to Local Bodies, Corporations, Boards, Authorities and parastatal agencies for their development schemes.
The Government agency selected BCT to implement e-Governance to optimize their operations covering Public Deposits, Investment with Banks, Institutional Borrowing, Monitoring of Projects, Loan Accounting, HR and Accounts.
BCT's extensive experience implementing eGov projects across the globe was one of the key factors that enabled BCT to score a win.
MCC lifts Bahwan CyberTek-Alumni Club Trophy
28th Feb 2013, Chennai, India
The Annual inter-club Bahwan CyberTek-Alumni Club Twenty20 tournament conducted by Alumni Club, Anna University, for premier social clubs in the city concluded on Sunday 24th February. Madras Cricket Club won the trophy defeating T Nagar Social Club convincingly in the finals. MCC's Gautam Gopal won the Player of the finals and the man of the tournament awards. Srinivasan of Alumni Club won the best all-rounder award, while best bowler award was won by AP Suresh Kumar of Madras Gymkhana Club.
The trophies and awards were presented by Bahwan CyberTek's Chief Operating Officer Mr. Mike Muralidharan and Mr. Sunil Subramaniam, former South Zone Cricketer at the prize distribution ceremony held at the Alumni Club lawns.
Mr. Mike Muralidharan congratulated the winners and expressed the happiness for continuing to sponsor this tournament for the last four years. Mr. Sunil Subramaniam recalled his playing days in Chennai and appreciated the tournament that brings today's youngsters and yesteryear cricketers together.
Dr. Sekar, Dean of Engineering, Anna University highlighted the fact that Anna University gave India two Test Captains, Krish Srikkanth and S. Venkatraghavan. He requested the Alumni to mentor and develop cricketers at Anna University to those levels.
Finals: T.Nagar Social club 132 for 8 in 20 overs (Balaji 33, A.S.Rangarajan 48 , Sathyajit Medappa 4 for 29 , Narendar Jain 3 for 18 ) LOST TO Madras Cricket Club 133 for 4 in 18.5 overs( Gautham Gopal 84 not out , Anantha Krishnan 33 )
Dr R B Barman joins Bahwan CyberTek as Advisor
Feb 2013, India
The architect of India's National Payments Dr R B Barman joins Bahwan CyberTek as Advisor. On his maiden visit to Oman, Barman shares his views on the benefits of having a seamlessly integrated payment system across the globe, in an interview with Mayank Singh
Dr RB Barman, is well known for his expertise in core areas of statistics, econometrics, business information technology and payment systems. He worked as an executive director in-charge of these areas in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) till 2008. Dr Barman is now an independent adviser and director in public and private sector companies. He is also associated with academic institutions as adjunct professor, chairman of Research Advisory Committee etc. He has recently joined Bahwan CyberTek as an Advisor for its payments & banking business.
Excerpts from the interview:http://www.oeronline.com/php/2013/feb/interview.php
Bahwan CyberTek recognized as "Best Vendor - 2012" by RTA
31st Jan 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bahwan CyberTek has been awarded the "Best Vendor - 2012" by Roads and Transports Authority (RTA) in Dubai. The Best vendor award acknowledges the outstanding contributions made by RTA's vendor partners in 2012.
"All the recipients of this year's awards made valuable contributions to our business in 2012 and Bahwan CyberTek is no exception. On behalf of RTA, I congratulate Bahwan CyberTek on winning the 'Best Vendor Award' and look forward to continuing our successful partnership in 2013," said Abdulla Ali Al Madani, CEO of Corporate Technical Support Services Sector of Roads and Transports Authority.
"We would like to thank Roads and Transports Authority for presenting us with the ''Best Vendor - 2012'' Award. We are happy to have been able to manage, administer and support IBM Maximo-based solution and various applications which have delivered sustainable value to RTA. Besides being a testimony of the value and expertise we provide to our customers, it is a great motivation for us to perform even better in the years to come," said Mr. S. Durgaprasad, Director and Chief Executive Officer for Bahwan Cybertek Group.
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BAHWAN CYBERTEK-ALUMNI CLUB TWENTY20 CUP
21st Jan 2013, Chennai, India
Alumni Club - Anna University is partnering with Bahwan CyberTek to conduct the Bahwan CyberTek- Alumni Twenty20 tournament for premier clubs in Chennai. Alumni Club has been conducting the annual inter-club cricket tournament from 1996.
Apart from the hosts Alumni Club, premier city clubs like Madras Gymkhana Club, Madras Cricket Club, Presidency Club, The Mylapore Club, Indra Nagar Club, T Nagar Social Club and Gandhi Nagar Club are participating in this tournament.
The captains of the various clubs participated in the captains meet held in the Alumni Club on 20th January. Mr. Raj Mathivanan - Treasurer of the Club welcomed the gathering and Mr. Mike Muralidaran COO-Global, of Bahwan CyberTek presided over the function.
The tournament will be played in the T-20 format. The eight clubs will play in two zones of 4 teams each in a league format with the top 2 teams from each zone playing two semi-finals and the winners clashing in the grand finale. The matches will be played on weekends from January 27th.
MR. DAVID KAY, CEO of Telbru, visited BCT's Joint Venture Company Comquest in Brunei Darussalam.
Mr. Kay commended the efforts of the management team of Comquest in bringing about tremendous collaboration and teamwork which has resulted in driving the performance of Comquest and making it the best contact center he has seen in the region so far.
Former Executive Director of RBI visits BCT!
26th Sep 2012, Chennai, India
Dr R B Barman, Former Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India, who holds several portfolios in the Indian banking & payment space, visited our CoE in Chennai on 26-Sep-12. This provided us with a great opportunity to showcase our offerings in the payments space, while Dr. Barman shared his rich knowledge and experience.
It was an incredible experience that gave us valuable inputs and insights into the Indian payment space and international trends.
Bahwan Cybertek, in association with Madras Voluntary Blood Bureau and VHS, organizeda 'One day Blood Donation Camp'
22nd Aug 2012, Chennai, India
Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) donates 124 units of blood through the Blood Donation camp it organized in its Chennai Office.
Bahwan CyberTek, aleading global provider of innovative software products and services, organized a One day Blood Donation Camp to fulfill its commitment towards society through this Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative. The camp was conducted in association with Madras Voluntary Blood Bureau and VHS. Volunteers from the Interact Club of Sri Shankara Vidyashram helped conduct the camp
BCT regularly conducts blood donation camps starting from the year 2009. This year the camp saw large-scale of participation by BCT associates and also associates from other companies in the BCT IT Park -Scope International, Drive stream India Pvt. Ltd and Identive technologies. Totally 124 associates donated blood and they received appreciation certificates from Rotary Central - TTK, VHS Blood Bank. The organizers were happy to be a part of this camp and said it was heartening to see that there were so many people who can donate blood and it was it is just a matter of motivation and facilitating them with a chance to do so
The blood donation campaign is a part of BCT's CSR initiative which it hopes will go to enrich the lives of the people and society at large. Mr. Mike Muralidharan, COO of Bahwan Cybertek said I'm extremely happy to see the associates willingness to come forward and participate in this blood donation camp. While this is a small step in our CSR Measures, we plan to come up with more initiatives that will bring about betterment in the lives of people. We are privileged to contribute to the MMVB - VHS Blood Bank which has adopted Hemophilia (around 2000 children) and Thalassemia (around 190 children and patients) for Transfusion and Care. It is important to ensure an uninterrupted supply of blood to this bank even during lean periods to save these critically ill.
BCT's Cuecent ePay powers Dubai's eTransformation enabling the Government to collect over Dh2 billion in the first half of this year with a 21% growth
The online payment services provided by Dubai eGovernment department through the Internet and mobile phone for instant payment of government fees are experiencing increasing demand by the public with over Dh2 billion collected in the first half of 2012 representing a 21% increase over the previous year.
ePay enables customers to electronically settle their dues for various Dubai government services in a secure manner.
Over Dh 2.07 billion through 1,641,556 transactions was collected through ePay on behalf of all the participating local entities by the end of June 2012. This compares to a total of Dh 1.7 billion through 1,396,973 transactions in the first half of 2011. Dubai Customs, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Department of Economic Development and Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) were the top five government entities respectively in terms of the electronically collected amounts, while DHA, DEWA , RTA, Dubai Customs and Dubai Police were the top three government entities respectively in terms of the number of transactions achieved.
Ahmed Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai eGovernment said: These results clearly indicate the favourable pace of eTransformation in Dubai as reflected by the increasing adoption of ePay as a preferred mode of payment to complete government transactions on one hand and the higher degree of confidence shown by customers in the efficiency and safety of this option on the other.
Bin Humaidan added: This service allows both corporate and individual customers to pay online for government services either through credit cards or direct debit from the customer's account in the five participating banks; namely, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Dubai Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Union National Bank.
He noted that payment through credit cards was still the customers top preferred option with the amounts electronically collected through credit cards exceeding Dh 1.8 billion. He also noted that the use of direct debit option grew noticeably during the first half of this year with the amounts collected through this option growing to around Dh 247 million through over 450,000 transactions.
Meanwhile, a total of Dh 3,215,442 through 15,645 transactions was collected through the Dubai eGovernment mobile payment gateway mPay in the first half of 2012. Currently, a number of government entities are participating in this service, which is done by sending an SMS to 4488 to inquire about and settle due fees or amounts. The service covers Salik recharge from RTA, payment of traffic fines from Dubai Police and payment of electricity bills from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.
Dubai eGovernment has previously introduced new updates and features on the mPay gateway including activation of the auto-payment/auto recharge of the government services provided by mPay regularly (daily, weekly, monthly or at a specific date for payment or recharge). The new updates and feature also allow control over the minimum balance and the maximum payment/recharge in addition to optimization of the multiple accounts feature, which allow users to configure mPay to support multiple accounts for one government service after registering on the website of the service, https://mPay.dubai.ae, only once and allowing the customer's credit card to be identified.
ePay and mPay are part of the Dubai eGovernment's initiative which aims at providing government services through innovative channels in order to ease the lives of people and businesses interacting with the Government in Dubai. Dubai eGovernment offers online government services through electronic channels for the public and the business community to have an efficient and comfortable mechanism for instant payment of government fees instead of wasting time and effort by personally visiting banks or the departments concerned.
Bahwan CyberTek inks pact with ISB
May 18 2012 - Hyderabad, India
Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) Group has today signed an MOU with Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, to provide Executive Education courses in the Middle-East. S. Durgaprasad, Director and CEO, Bahwan CyberTek Group (BCT) and Ramanathan Hariharan, senior director, CEE, ISB, signed the MoU at the ISB campus, Hyderabad. Under the agreement, the Centre for Executive Education (CEE) at ISB would deliver executive education courses in the Middle that will fulfill the strong need among corporate houses of the Middle East for professional training programmes for their senior and middle management.
BCT, an associate of the Suhail Bahwan Group, one of Oman's foremost business houses, delivers innovative IT products and Services industry verticals like BFSI, Governments, SCM & Logistics and Energy & Utilities. With 1500+ professionals in its workforce, BCT has delivered solutions 20 countries across USA, Dubai, Egypt, Brunei, besides India. Bahwan CyberTek has its centre of excellence in Chennai, India.
To start with, the programme will be delivered in Oman from September this year for 50 to 100 people in the first year. BCT plans to expand this to the UAE, Qatar, Egypt and other countries in the region. ISB will focus on the design and delivery of the programmes, which will be conducted by ISB's globally renowned faculty. The CEE, which offers open and custom designed programmes, is also looking at creating case studies relevant to the region.
Sharing his views on the partnership, S Durgaprasad, Director and CEO, BCT, said, 'In line with our corporate goal of being a leading player in the knowledge economy, we see tremendous synergy with the ISB in bringing world class education to the Middle East region that is keen to transform itself from just being an oil based economy. With the signing of this MoU, we see the beginning of a new journey in this space.'
Making the announcement, Ramanathan Hariharan, Senior Director, Centre for Executive Education, ISB said, 'We are delighted to partner with Bahwan Cybertek Group to provide executive education programmes in Oman. This is another step towards achieving our mission of bringing global best management practices to the emerging markets Our collaboration with one of the most trusted business conglomerates in the region highlights our equal dedication in enhancing business potential as well as preparing a pipeline of future leaders in the Middle East. We are confident that this association will generate tremendous opportunities for cross-collaboration between the two countries and contribute to the growth of business and industry in the Middle East'
BCT has achieved another significant milestone in our ongoing journey towards excellence in delivery execution!
BCT has been appraised at the highest level of Process Compliance - Capability Maturity Model Integrated - Software Capability Assessment Model for Process Improvement (CMMI-SCAMPI) at the recently upgraded level CMMI-DEV v1.3(Staged):Maturity Level 5 by SEI Software Engineering Institute - Carnegie Mellon and the SEI audit partner KPMG..
This certification ensures a stronger correlation between client's business objectives and the delivery goals. This, we believe significantly improves the benefits our clients will realize from our quality practices, and will provide a common, integrated vision of improvement.
Right from the beginning, BCT's quest for Quality Assurance and Process Compliance has been a constant journey a journey that started at the time of our inception in 1999. In 2001, we achieved the first goal we set for ourselves - to be accredited with ISO 9001. We went on to achieve the accreditation for CMMI level 4 in 2004 and then to CMMI Level 5 in 2005.
And now, in 2012, BCT has achieved the highest level of global Certification - CMM Level 5 Ver1.3.
This certification marks an important milestone in our quality journey. This certification endorses
The table below shows the number of companies in different regions who have achieved this level of certification:
|Region||Company Count (including BCT)|
|Middle East & Africa||1|
MCC lifts Alumni Club-Bahwan CyberTek Trophy
January 09 2012 - Chennai, India
The Annual inter-club Alumni Club-Bahwan CyberTek Twenty20 tournament conducted by Alumni Club, Anna University, for premier social clubs in the city concluded on Sunday 26th February. Madras Cricket Club won the trophy defeating T Nagar Social Club convincingly in the finals. MCC�s Satyajit Medappa won the Player of the finals and the best all rounder awards. K.Ravishankar of MCC won the Player of the tournament award and sixteen year-old school-boy M. S. Suraj of Alumni Club won the Best batsman and the Most Promising Young Star awards. MCC and T Nagar made it to the grand final beating Mylapore Club and Alumni Club in the semi-finals.
The trophies and awards were presented by former India cricketer Mr. T. A. Sekhar at the prize distribution ceremony held at the Alumni Club lawns on Sunday evening. Bahwan CyberTek�s Chief Operating Officer Mr. V.M. Muralidharan appreciated the spirit of cricket played and reiterated the commitment to support cricket. Mr. Shyam Sundar, Executive Vice President congratulated the winners and suggested that the competition could be conducted for clubs across India.
Mr. T. A. Sekhar recalled his playing days in Chennai and appreciated the tournament that brings together yesteryear's cricketers and young cricketers from schools and colleges in the city.
Semi-finals: MCC 172/7 in 20 overs (Ravishankar 61, Satyajit Medappa 49, Renjit Kuruvilla 28, Tryambak 3/29) beat Mylapore Club 158/6 in 20 overs (Sandeep Srinivasan 31, R. Anand Kumar 26, Satyajit Medappa 2/30). MOM: Satyajit Medappa T Nagar Club 193/5 in 20 overs (Venkat Kumar 55, B. Venkatesh 45, Venkataram 39, Balaji Ramanathan 37) beat Alumni Club 151/9 in 20 overs (MS Suraj 92, Balaji Ramanathan 4/20). MOM: Balaji Ramanathan)
Finals: MCC 174/5 in 20 overs (Satyajit Medappa 87, Gautam Gopal 67, Venkat Kumar 3/22) beat T Nagar 145/6 in 20 overs (AS Rangarajan 67 no). MOM: Satyajit Medappa
Alumni-Bahwan CyberTek Twenty20 Cup
January 26th 2012 - Chennai, India
Alumni Club - Anna University is partnering with Bahwan CyberTek to conduct the Alumni-Bahwan CyberTek Twenty20 tournament for premier clubs in Chennai. Alumni Club has been conducting the annual inter-club cricket tournament from 1996.
Alumni Club will be joined in this tournament by premier city clubs like Madras Gymkhana Club, Madras Cricket Club, Madras Club, Indira Nagar Club, Presidency Club, The Mylapore Club, T Nagar Social Club and Gandhi Nagar Club.
The captains of the various clubs participated in the captains meet held in the Alumni Club on 23rd January. Mr. Mike Muralidaran COO & Mr ShyamSundar, EVP, of Bahwan CyberTek presided over the function.
The tournament will be played in the T-20 format. Nine clubs will play in three zones of 3 teams each in a league format with the top teams from each zone playing the next rounds culminating in a grand final. The matches will be played on weekends starting from 28th January.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam inaugurates AU�BCT Kalam Centre of Excellence in Anna University
January 09, 2012 - Chennai
The AU-BCT Kalam Centre of Excellence set up by Bahwan CyberTek in collaboration with the Ramanujan Computing Centre (RCC), Anna University, was inaugurated by the former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam in the University�s Guindy Campus today. Also present at the inauguration were Mr. Mannar Jawahar, Vice-chancellor of Anna University, Ms. Hind Bahwan, Chairperson, Bahwan CyberTek Group, Mr. Durgaprasad, Director and CEO Bahwan CyberTek Group and Mr. Rhymend Uthariaraj, Director of RCC.
Bahwan CyberTek has set up the 40-seat state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence (CoE) with Bahwan CyberTek�s Cuecent BPMS Software Suite. Through the COE, Bahwan CyberTek will provide an opportunity to enhance the professional skills of the students and faculty of Anna University in BPM, SOA and emerging technologies. Bahwan CyberTek will also provide project sponsorships, research options and paper publications support to the students and faculty of the University.
Prof. P. Mannar Jawahar, Vice Chancellor � Anna University, said �The CoE that has been established at RCC is a world-class, shared-use educational and R&D facility serving the student and industry community. Bahwan CyberTek will conduct certification courses and aid in providing projects and consulting work for the faculty and students of Anna University. This collaboration holds tremendous potential for innovation and offers far-reaching benefits for students. The technologies created by the partnership of RCC-AU and Bahwan CyberTek not only will enable and enhance further technology development and research, it will positively impact the knowledge of students of Anna University�.
Ms Hind Suhail Bahwan, Chairperson, Bahwan CyberTek Group said �With innovation being the corporate philosophy, and with our strong commitment to contribute to the society we operate in, we have set up this CoE to serve the students and faculty of this esteemed university and also be a platform for ongoing innovations in IT.�
Mr S Durgaprasad, Director & CEO, Bahwan CyberTek Group said �My association with my alma mater is a special one and I firmly believe that this coming together of the Industry and the Academia marks a true collaboration and commitment to bring about far-reaching technological innovations.�
About Ramanujan Computing Centre
Ramanujan Computing Centre (RCC) located in Anna University (AU), Chennai, Ramanujan Computing Centre is functioning as a technology provider to students, researchers and teaching community to fulfill their computational, technological and internet requirements. The centre directly renders academic service to more than 7000 students ranging from UG, PG and research scholars at both M.S. and Ph. D. levels by the way of providing systems with necessary software. RCC is rendering computational and data centric services to the academicians and the administration of the University. The centre is truly state-of-art with the sophisticated Wi-Fi connectivity, Video Streaming Server to render Video Conference/Video-on-demand facility.
RCC undertakes the entrance examinations and admission processing of all the courses of Anna University. It develops software for Engineering admissions on behalf of Tamil Nadu Government, and to handle the academic and administrative work of the University. The centre conducts short term training programmes under continuing Education Programmes.
Ms. Hind Bahwan receives the prestigious �ASIAN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FORUM (ABLF) WOMAN OF POWER AWARD�
October 6, 2011
Ms. Hind Bahwan, Chairperson of Bahwan CyberTek and Director of the Suhail Bahwan Group, has been conferred the prestigious �ABLF WOMAN OF POWER AWARD� by the Asian Business Leadership Forum � a platform backed by a think-tank of prominent leaders, policy-makers, academicians, media and opinion leaders of core industries across Asia.
The Forum endeavors to encourage, showcase and celebrate visionary business leadership across Asia, to raise the benchmarks of performance and excellence for companies and to promote sustainable business initiatives that reflect corporate and individual responsibility and showcase exemplary business enterprise in dynamic business sectors of Industry, Infrastructure and Energy. The Awards bring together powerful Asian nations to celebrate the rise of Asia in the global consciousness.
Ms. Hind Bahwan was elected for this award through the opinion of people; iconic business, media and other opinion commentators across India, South-East Asia and the Gulf. She received the Award at the inaugural showcase of the ABLF Awards that took place on October 3rd, 2011 at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India. The evening witnessed a coming together of the powerful dignitaries, business stalwarts from the Gulf, India and South-East Asia and several world personalities. The Awards were presented by Hon. Minister Shri Kamal Nath, Union Cabinet Minister of Urban Development, Govt. Of India and Hon. Minister Shri Kapil Sibal, Union Cabinet Minister of Human Resource Development, Communications and Information Technology, Govt. Of India.
As the �ABLF Woman of Power�, Ms. Hind effortlessly straddles a traditional and conventional social environment and a cutting edge modern business world, is commanding, influential and embodies the culture and values of Asia. She is committed to excellence, innovation and healthy interpersonal relationships within her business environment. Above all, she is an achiever who cherishes family and community values and balances her work and home; she is held as a role model for women achievers around the world.
Ms. Hind Bahwan is recognized in the Middle East as an enterprising and dynamic businesswoman. She founded Bahwan CyberTek in 1999 which is now a leading provider of IT products and Services with 1450+ professionals in its workforce rendering products and services in 20 countries across 4 continents. Bahwan Cybertek has its centre of excellence in Chennai, India and presence in the USA, Dubai, Egypt, Brunei, besides India. As Chairperson, she has steered the company to its current position and has formed joint ventures with DHL and Govt of Oman to state a few. As one of the Directors of the Multi National conglomerate the Suhail Bahwan Group, Ms. Hind plays a key role in working with the government and other leading commercial enterprises in pursuit of creating a digital society in Oman.
Delivering her acceptance speech after receiving the Award, Ms Hind Bahwan said �This Award is very special to me because I have grown-up in a family that has great ties and links with India. My special thanks to the Government of India for welcoming our investments in India and providing necessary support.�
Bahwan CyberTek was nominated for the TIGA Awards - 2011 under the category of Public services.
October 9th 2011 - Muscat
Bahwan CyberTek was nominated for the TIGA Awards - 2011 under the category of Public services. This award recognizes outstanding achievements by organizations or teams in developing and implementing innovative projects to improve online government service delivery (such as service application forms, tax payments, revenue collection, birth & death registration, other forms of Government eServices, etc.,); with a specific focus on citizens or businesses as clients of government.BCT received an Honorary mention during the Awards Evening.
Bahwan CyberTek inks Joint venture Agreement with Telekom Brunei
October 9th 2011 - Muscat
Sultanate�s vision to strengthen its bilateral economic co-operation with Brunei Darussalam took a huge leap yesterday when Bahwan CyberTek, a leading IT products and services company from Sultanate signed a pact to set up a Joint Venture entity with Negara Brunei Darussalam�s largest telecom player Telekom Brunei Berhad�s. The company would be set up in Brunei Darussalam to implement and manage a state of the art Hosted Contact centre, implementation of software applications for the Telco and Government verticals. The joint entity will leverage on the state of the art Cuecent technologies developed by Bahwan Cybertek and the deep domain expertise of Telbru to jointly create and market products for the Telco and Government vertical. Being first of its kind in the local market to address Contact centre business, would not only target local business but would also address the needs of the BIMP-EAGA region (Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines). The business model has been developed in such a manner so as to provide maximum employment and benefit to the local citizens by way of specialized training on latest technology provided by Bahwan CyberTek.
The event was organized at The Chedi and was attended by several dignitaries including H.E Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Awang Besar Bin Hj Abu Bakar, The Ambassador of Brunei to Oman, Ms. Hind Bahwan, Chairperson of Bahwan CyberTek group, Mr. DurgaPrasad Director and CEO, Bahwan CyberTek group, S.Vishwanathan, Asociate Vice President, Bahwan Cybertek along with high profile delegation from Telekom Brunei - YM Awang Haji Zakaria bin Hj Serudin- Member, Telbru Board of Directors, and YM Sahralidin Abdul Momin- CTO- B-One, General Manager- Sipadu systems & Network systems- Telbru.
Ms. Hind Bahwan, chairperson, Bahwan Cybertek group in a press note said "Bahwan CyberTek has been working closely with Telekom Brunei for over a year now to develop the roadmap and strategy for jointly addressing the market needs of Brunei Darussalam by leveraging on the vast experience Bahwan CyberTek has in IT and ITES business. We are very pleased to get into this agreement with Telekom Brunei, who have been very supportive in this engagement and have worked closely with our teams to synergise the efforts."
Mr. S.Durgaprasad Director and CEO of Bahwan Cybertek said “On the back of a strong bi lateral relationship between Brunei and Oman we decided to focus our attention on Brunei by making it a hub for our growth in the ASEAN region. Today we service large clients like Ministry of Primary Resources, Ministry of Home Affairs, Shell Brunei amongst others. Our relationship with Telbru has been for over a year and with the signing of this JV we expect it to grow from strength to strength. We see a lot of synergies between the 2 organisations and this will be a wonderful platform for our growth in the region”
BCT Achieves 6 OPN Specializations!
BCT, an Oracle Platinum Partner, has achieved Specialization in Service Oriented Architecture, Database, Performance Tuning, E-Business Suite Supply Chain Management, Business Intelligence Foundation, and Solaris.
Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Specialization
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) specialization provides insight to Oracle's newly released SOA 11g platform, a foundation for innovation. This platform is composed of many products like Adapters, B2B, ODI, OSB, BPEL, HWF, Rules, CEP, BAM and Governance, which work together to provide the benefits of SOA.
Oracle E-Business Suite Supply Chain Management (SCM) Specialization
The Oracle E-Business Suite Core Supply Chain Management (SCM) Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing Core Supply Chain modules.
Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Specialization
This OPN Specialization focuses on Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation technology. Specifically, it focuses on the features of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. The Specialization recognizes partners that have demonstrated through testing their firm�s ability to:
Oracle Database Specialization
This specialization focuses on the new features in Release 1 and Release 2 of Oracle Database 11g.
Oracle Database Performance Tuning Specialization
This specialization focuses on the new features in Release 1 and Release 2 of Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning
Oracle Solaris Specialization
This Specialization focuses on the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System, a proven enterprise platform for running everything from mission-critical enterprise databases to high performance Web farms. Its cross-platform capabilities along with built-in features for virtualization, high availability, advanced security, and industry-leading performance allows partners to help customers lower costs, simplify system administration, and maintain high service levels.
Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) and Aditya Birla Minacs enter into the highest level of partnership
Dubai, May 2011
Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) and Aditya Birla Minacs, a global business solutions company (subsidiary of Aditya Birla Nuvo), entered into the highest level of partnership with BCT for its �Cuecent Solution�. Under this partnership, Minacs will sell, implement and support BCT�s Cuecent range of products, solutions and services.
BCT�s Cuecent Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) is a comprehensive Business Process Management (BPM) suite designed to automate and optimize complex system, document and human centric business processes engaging people, technology and processes across the value chain. Minacs would be involved in the Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Implementation and Support for the Cuecent range of products, solutions and services in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Commenting on the partnership program, Mr. Durgaprasad, Director and Global CEO, Bahwan CyberTek said �BCT �s partner program is aimed at building a strong network of high quality value added partners committed to the same objective as BCT � providing world class application software, services and support, driven by thought leadership and value creation. We are proud to be associated with Aditya Birla Minacs as our Solution Partner.�
About Bahwan CyberTek
Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) is an associate company of the multi-billion dollar Suhail Bahwan group. Established in 1999, BCT is a global IT provider of innovative software products and services. As a CMMi Level-5 organization, BCT is committed to delivering world-class solutions for its customers. BCT�s 1350 professionals excel in engineering and product development, middleware and integration solutions, business process management, banking, government, oil & gas and supply chain management solutions, business intelligence, business process outsourcing, and infrastructure management solutions. BCT has delivered solutions in twenty countries across North America, Middle East, Africa and Asia. BCT�s offering spans across Product Development, Systems Integration, Outsourced Application Development, Migration and Customization, Training and Consulting Services.
Visit www.bahwancybertek.com for more information.
About Aditya Birla Minacs Worldwide Ltd. (Aditya Birla Minacs)
Aditya Birla Minacs is a leading business solutions company that partners with global corporations in the manufacturing, retail, telecom, technology, media and entertainment, banking, insurance, healthcare and public sectors. We leverage years of process, domain and technology expertise to deliver superior business value to clients with our seamless Customer Lifecycle, Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Procurement and IT solutions and services. 20,000 Minacs experts across 3 continents and 35 centers spanning Canada, Germany, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Philippines, the UK and USA power our solutions through a global delivery model that helps our clients enhance revenues, profitability and customer service.
Visit http://minacs.adityabirla.com/ for more information.
Anna University & BAHWAN CYBERTEK PRIVATE LIMITED - Memorandum of Understanding
Oman - 11th January 2011.
Ramanujan Computing Centre (RCC) located in Anna University (AU), Chennai one of the premier institutes in India today signed memorandum of understanding with BAHWAN CYBERTEK PRIVATE LIMITED (BCT) to collaborate on a number of technology-focused research-and-development activities that will couple strong academia, research with powerful technology in enterprise business solution.
BCT is one of the fastest growing IT software products and services companies in India and overseas. The company's offerings cut across product development, strategy & process consulting, enterprise applications, infrastructure management and managed services. It's brand CUECENT, addressing the needs of verticals such as BFSI, Government, Energy & Utilities and SCM & Logistics. BCT has expertise in technologies such BPM, SOA, Middleware Integration, ERP, MES and Process Control.
RCC and BCT have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines plans for cooperation on a variety of areas, including training, project consultancy and research. The MOU also highlights plans for BCT to set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) with BCT's Cuecent BPMS Software Suite (Campus License), Servers and Workstations at Anna University.
Prof. P. Mannar Jawahar, Vice Chancellor - Anna University, said "The CoE to be established at RCC will be developed as a world-class, shared-use educational and R&D facility serving the student and industry community. BCT will also provide Projects / Consultancy work to the faculty of the Anna University". He also added, "This new collaboration will undoubtedly result in new research projects and endeavors with tremendous potential for innovation and far-reaching benefit. The technologies created by the partnership of RCC-AU and BCT not only will enable and enhance further enterprise solution development and research, it will positively impact the knowledge of students of Anna University to come".
Ms Hind Suhail Bahwan, Chairperson, Bahwan CyberTek Group said "An important element of our journey is to continually innovate while contributing to the society. We believe that the above initiative will serve both the purposes."
Mr S Durgaprasad, Director & CEO, Bahwan CyberTek Group said "The association with my alma mater is a special one and I firmly believe that we would be able to build innovative solutions that will have a global impact. It is needless to say this joint initiative between the Industry and the Academia would be a cornerstone in our success."
BCT does it again � for the 4th time!
Wins the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific Award
For the fourth year in a row, BCT has won the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific Award.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2010 ranks the 500 public and private technology, media and telecommunications companies headquartered in Asia Pacific, that have achieved the highest rates of revenue growth over the past three years. This is a global platform for measuring, recognizing and analyzing growth of the fastest growing technology companies in the region.
Mr. S. Durgaprasad, Chief Executive Officer and Director said, �It is truly gratifying to be among the top 500 fastest growing companies in Asia Pac region for the fourth time in a row. For us, it is a indeed a great honor to be considered on par with some of the best companies in the region and be recognized as an organization that consistently drives customers� business evolution through innovation. The award is a reflection of the excellence, innovation, passion and performance by our associates worldwide.�
Bahwan CyberTek leads through its Product Innovation (Cuecent) and Innovative Business models through Technology and offers solutions in diverse countries across USA, Oman, UAE, Africa, Far East and India.
Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) Launches e-Payment Solution for the Global Market
The Chennai based Bahwan CyberTek(BCT), a leading IT product and services organization has chalked out a plan to ensure fast growth. It has zeroed in business verticals Banking, Government, Energy & Utilities and Supply Chain.
Addressing a press conference, Mr. S. Durgaprasad, Director and CEO, said that in the last eleven years of operations, the company has successfully matured the product offerings and has been highly successful in large customer engagements. He mentioned about BCT's latest offering Cuecent 'ePay 2.0' an integrated payment gateway for addressing the needs of Government, Banks and Insurance industry verticals. ePay is built on Cuecent BPM 5.1 and Cuecent ESB 3.1 - a standards based integration centric, fault tolerant, highly scalable Business Process Management (BPM) platform.
This product is the result of several man-years of R&D efforts by our highly skilled and qualified engineers of at our Cuecent Labs in Chennai and we hope to create a new benchmark in electronic payment space.
Nasscom research intelligence survey on enabling Governments worldwide has recently recognized the pioneering effort in implementing a country wide payment gateway for Govt of Egypt. This solution has enabled Egypt to collect 7 million pension payments and more than 6 million salary payments per month and 20 million tax and customs transaction annually.
The product arm of BCT is poised to grow by 100% YOY. BCT group has seen a very good YOY growth and is targeting revenue of Rs.475 crores by the end of the financial year he added.
BCT group sees most of its future growth coming from its product offerings and new practices it has launched recently as well as would look at new markets globally.
Prof. Mohanbir Sawhney, an internationally acclaimed Management Guru who has been advising BCT for the last several years and is currently on the Board as Director- Strategy, Marketing & Business Innovation said "I am very pleased with the way BCT was moving forward on all fronts and in particular in the IP creation and the leadership position in the payment space. Even in the Middle East, US and Africa, Bahwan CyberTek has become a name to reckon with in the IT and ITES fields. The many global clients we serve with our Cuecent range of products and services has given us tremendous insight has to how to reduce cost while increasing efficiency"
For further information please contact:
Ms. Kavitha, Senior Manager, BCT : M : 99520 90129
Mr. Satyan Bhatt, Prism PR : M : 98400 85411
Innovation in Government - Leveraging Technology for Smart Governance
Dubai - 29th March 2010.
A workshop conducted at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai entitled "Innovation in Government - Leveraging Technology for Smart Governance" met with an overwhelming response from eGovernment champions from across Federal and various emirates come together to hear Professor Mohanbir Sawhney, McCormick Tribune Professor of Technology and Director of Centre for Research in Technology & Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
The workshop commenced with a welcome note by H.E. Salem Khamis Al Shair, Director General of Government Information Authority, who stressed the importance of collaborating between the government and the private sector for the benefit of e-Transformation and e-Governance in the UAE.
"We are keen on having all federal government organizations attend such educative events to enhance their capacities and keep up to date with the latest developments in the fields of innovative government." Al Shair said.
Professor Sawhney who is also on the board of Bahwan CyberTek Group opened the first session with a topic "Leveraging Technology for Citizen Centric Government". He connected very well with the audience articulating the subject through simple yet powerful points like understanding Citizen-Centric Government, the need to make the shift, principles that drive this philosophy, some very interesting case studies & global best practices and actually providing steps for execution to translate vision into reality.
He stressed upon the crucial role of the Government Information Authority, to act as the facilitator and develop a single service oriented face of government while partnering with the federal ministries and eGovernment nodal agencies that represent various Emirates bringing together a common vision and framework to capitalize on the good work already done by various governmental entities in the UAE.
The Management Guru then moved on to an equally interesting and important session to touch upon "Innovation in Government" demystifying the definition of innovation, explaining the need to innovate and how to develop the culture of innovation and providing frameworks & processes to manage innovation. These were substantiated with relevant case studies and correlated with the region's culture, strengths and challenges.
The other key points that the professor touched upon were the need to foster public-private partnerships giving reference to interesting case studies like Infoline in Sultanate of Oman. He stressed the importance of developing shared services, aggregated service delivery referring to hallmark successes like Dubai eGovernment led ePay in the local context.
The session concluded with an inspiring speech by H.E. Salem Khamis Al Shair, an accomplished leader in driving eGovernment and recognized regionally for his ability to both envision and translate into execution success.
The audience were visibly thrilled that they participated in this unique event and felt that the decade old deep partnership & association between Professor Sawhney, the region and the organizers has manifested itself into this meaningful program and delivered with ease of understanding.
Bahwan CyberTek Group was represented by their Chief Operating Officer for Core Global Operations Mr. Muralidharan (Mike) and other senior management members. Bahwan CyberTek is a transnational IT Products & Solutions Company with its roots from this region and has to its credit very large and successful eGovernment initiatives. The group within a decade since inception has grown to around 1200 consultants worldwide, has created valuable Intellectual Property in IT and has leveraged innovation as means to achieve extraordinary growth for itself and business transformation for its customers
The General Information Authority is a federal authority that has been assigned to the task of setting up eGovernment at the federal level in the UAE.
Bahwan CyberTek set to cross the Rs. 475 Crore mark this fiscal
To scale up recruitment by 25 %
Chennai - 2nd March 2010.
The Chennai based Bahwan CyberTek (BCT), a leading IT Product and Services organization, announced today that it would cross the Rs. 475 Crore mark turnover, by the end of this financial year (2009 - 2010). This growth is a reflection of BCT’s ability to orchestrate and deliver a coherent value proposition to its customers. This achievement is especially noteworthy, in a year of global financial turmoil in fiscal 2009. The most significant development was that of Prof Mohanbir Sawhney coming on board of Bahwan CyberTek. This year also saw BCT move into it’s own premises in Chennai, with a Center of Excellence spread across 180,000 sq.ft area, the total investment being USD 9 million.
Addressing the media, Mr S. Durgaprasad, CEO, Bahwan CyberTek said ‘We are very pleased with our performance over the last few years. We have seen good YOY growth, and with a lot of promising deals in the pipeline and we are confident of crossing the Rs. 600 crore mark by the end of the next financial year (2010 - 2011). Bahwan CyberTek has been growing more than the industry average and this gives us tremendous confidence of achieving even greater heights in the years to come. Another noteworthy development was the signing of pact with IIM Bangalore to provide management courses in Oman. Our focus in India includes BCT’s products, Govt, BFSI, Energy and Utilities Industry verticals in addition to Enterprise application implementations for Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail segments.’
Bahwan CyberTek during the last couple of months has got excellent repeat orders from its customers like the extension it has received for 2 years in the execution of 4PL engagement in Oil & Gas sector for Petroleum Development Oman (USD 500 Million Dollar Contract). With this significant step, BCT has become a leader in the 4PL arena. BCT has widened its customer base by winning some important customers such as Dubai Municipality through its flagship Cuecent e-pay product, Union Cement Company and BHEL, to name a few.
“Within 10 yrs of operations, BCT has matured from people to project to product development and is one among the very few companies having its own standards based BPM platform with a repository of niche solutions built on it through its Cuecent suite for various Industry verticals. The company has gained leadership positions in the payment gateway space through its innovation” said Mr. R.K. Shyam Sundar Executive Vice President-Global Centre of Excellence.
According to Mr VM Muralidharan, Chief Operating Officer, “Over the last decade BCT has serviced many global clients, in the various industry verticals such as Government, BFSI, Energy and Utilities, with our Cuecent range of products & services. We have now decided to emulate this success in the Indian operations. We expect India’s share to be around 10-15% of BCT’s total business in the next three years.”
IIM Bangalore and Bahwan CyberTek LLC explore educational partnership
Bangalore - 13th February 2010.
The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and Bahwan CyberTek LLC announced on Saturday that they are keen to enter into a partnership to bring management education of international standards to Sultanate of Oman.
The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is a centre of excellence in management, recognized as one of the top 100 management schools in the world, with international standards of post-graduate and doctoral level teaching, executive education for senior and middle management, research and consulting. Set up in 1973, the sprawling 100-acre campus is a green oasis situated in south Bangalore, with excellent infrastructure, including the latest ICT and extensive library. The Institute’s proximity to some of the leading corporate houses in the country gives the added advantage of integrating classroom knowledge with practical experience.
Pankaj Chandra, Director IIMB and Abhoy K. Ojha, Chairperson, Executive Education are currently visiting Muscat, Oman and other countries in the region to explore possibilities of attracting participants to their executive education programs in Bangalore and also bringing some of their programs to the region in partnership with others in the region.
“The best part of our journey has been in translating the knowledge gained internationally to the benefit of Oman and its citizens. Over the past seven years Bahwan CyberTek has been working very closely with the Government in creation of knowledge workforce in Oman to create a positive impact on business eco system” said Ms Hind Bahwan, Chairperson of Bahwan CyberTek.
“In near term Bahwan CyberTek and IIMB are poised to launch Executive Development Programs in Sultanate of Oman. In the long term we expect this partnership to evolve into a strategic relationship and launch the Bahwan Institute of Management of international standard to cater to the management education in Middle East region” said Mr Durgaprasad, Director & CEO of Bahwan CyberTek.
“This relationship will help IIM Bangalore in realizing the shared vision to position IIMB as an international management school with a strong bias for research” said Professor Pankaj Chandra, Director, IIMB.