Friday, May 2, 2008


Hi Members,

All general discussions can be done over here. Please let me know if you want to create any new category.

With best regards
Shwetank Upadhyaya


  1. FYI


    Opportunity to meet Official from Australian Trade Commission in Mumbai

    Thursday 08 May 2008 from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    at Room # 11, 505 - A Wing, MCCIA Trade Tower
    ICC Complex, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411 016

    Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture and Australian
    Trade Commission in Mumbai has a very sound working relationship. We have
    been organising a variety of Programmes focused on Australia. Taking a cue
    from the tremendous response from industry in Pune for these events,
    Austrade has been deputing one of its officials periodically to interact
    with companies from Pune.

    These interactions are designed to assist companies from Pune which could be
    interested in importing from Australia, forming joint ventures with
    Australian companies, investing in Australia or exploring other forms of
    business co-operation (except support in exports to Australia).

    We are pleased to inform you that Ms Kala Anand, Business Development
    Manager - Austrade, Mumbai will be visiting the Chamber on Thursday 08
    May 2008.

    She would like to meet representatives of companies which are interested in
    importing from Australia, Investing in Australia, Joint Ventures with
    Australian companies and knowing about the Australian capabilities in
    Engineering Products, Technologies and Equipment, Aviation, Food Processing,
    Construction, Information Technology, Healthcare (services, equipment etc.),
    Bio Technology among other sectors.

    We request you to let us know your interest to meet Ms Anand for about
    20-25 minutes from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please let us know your interest
    in the same along with your mobile and landline nos. Once we receive a
    communication from you, we will prepare a schedule of your appointments.

    In this regard you may contact :
    Madhura Chipade (email : tel : 25709213) or
    S. H. Kopardekar (email : tel : 25709211

  2. Pune Vyaspeeth, a premium body that aims to see Pune build on its rich traditions of education & culture and to develop its strengths in areas of industry, tourism, science, technology and sports, is organising ‘Hi Tech Pune- Maharashtra 2008’, IT & BT Conferene from June 18 to 20, 2008 at Le Meridien, Pune.

    Theme : Innovation led inclusive growth will examine challenges of transforming scientific innovation into commercial success. Innovations is buzzword in India’s corporate corridors, setting pace for companies to move up the value chain. An Opportunity to demonstrate and bring to center stage individuals and enterprises that are today’s top innovators.

    “Hi Tech Pune-Maharashtra” is co hosted by Govt. of Maharashtra, supported by CSIR, NASSCOM, University of Pune, Chamber of Commerce. Pune Vyaspeeth is the Host. Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, Chief Minister of Maharashtra is Chief Patron for the conference. Shri Ashok Chavan, Minister for Industries, Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Vice Chancellor, University of Pune are Patrons.

    “2008 Life Time Achievement Award” is being conferred upon “Shri N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor Officer, Infosys Technologies Ltd and Dr. Varaprasad Reddy, Managing Director, Shantha Biotechnics Pvt Ltd, at a Glittering Awards function. Key Speakers : Prof. Samir K. Brahmachari DG, CSIR, Dr. Anji Reddy, Chairman, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. Mr. Charles Bernard, President & CEO, Dassault Systems, Mr. William A. Haseltine, PHD, President, Haseltine Foundtion, His Excellency Mr. Antonio Armellini, Ambassador of Italy.

  3. IT services and BPOs to survive U.S. slowdown: report from

    Tuesday, May 13, 2008Post comment(0)
    New York: Despite fears, the slowdown in the U.S. economy would at best have a moderate impact on the global IT services and BPO industry, according to a global survey of service providers and buyers of IT and BPO services.

    The study also found that service providers plan to focus on non-US markets and that the new hot areas are systems integration, infrastructure management and BPO.

    Large vendors with multi-shore delivery capabilities like TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Satyam and HCL Technologies will be better equipped to exploit new opportunities in the slowdown period, according to the study published in the forthcoming issue of Global Services magazine from the CyberMedia group.

    The study polled 129 outsourcing buyers, of which nearly three-fourths were from the US, and over 200 service providers, two-thirds of which belonged to US companies.

    According to the service providers, the economic slowdown in the US would impact profitability and revenues in the short term. As a response, the industry is gearing up with a two-pronged approach of re-aligning existing service areas and increasing focus on non-US markets.

    Nearly 75 percent of the service providers said that by adopting this approach, their companies could marginalise the net impact on revenue growth and profitability,

  4. WEEKLY UPADTES 19 May 2008
    source: web

    Bajaj- Renault-Nissan to drive in small wonder by 2011

    Bajaj Auto, France’s Renault and Japan’s Nissan will sign a formal agreement next month for making their proposed small car in India, scheduled to be launched by 2011. Bajaj Auto to hold 50% in JV, rest equally with Renault & Nissan. The JV will develop and market the car at a wholesale price.

    Bajaj car will be manufactured at a plant to be built at Chakan, near Pune. They owns 250 acres of land close to its motorcycle plant. Major part of the concept and development of the car will be done in India, key inputs like design, powertrain and chassis will be incorporated from Renault & Nissan’s global R&D Centre.

    Eclipsys sets up its second India unit in Pune

    US based healthcare information technology services firm Eclipsys has set up its second India unit in Pune to support its clients in Europe, the US and Australia. Company will provide integrated software, advanced clinical content and professional services to Hospitals, Research Institutes and related establishments in the US and Europe. Company has set up its fully functional unit inside a notified SEZ at Kharadi, Pune and invested Rs. 45 crore for this unit.

    EMCO in JV with Edison Power

    EMCO Ltd., an End to End solutions provider in Power Transmission and Distribution sector, entered into a MoU agreement for Joint Venture partnership with Edison Power Ltd. for manufacturing transformers in South Africa and marketing in African Region. Company is aiming to achieve 30% of our turnover from Export.

    Mahindra-Renault plans to export Logan

    After Logan completes one year in the domestic market, Mahindra-Renault plans to set to drive the sedan into the overseas market like South Asia and Africa. Company has plan to start exports and plans to offer Logan in the CNG and the LPG variant later this year. The company is expanding its dealership network to 156 in the current fiscal, up from 94, thereby expanding its presence from 94 cities to 136.

    Pune to see Rs. 1,400 cr township

    Pune based real estate companies, the Avinash Bhosale group and Kumar Properties, have jointed hands to set up a Rs 1400 crore township in the third phase of Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjewadi, Spread over 150 acres, the township will have all 21 stories building. Of the total 150 acres, only 20% of the space would be used for construction, develop gardens and various other amenities on the remaining land. The first phase of the project would be ready by April 2010 and to be completed by 2013. Singapore based RSP architects and Belt Collins International architect landscape designer has appointed for this project.

    San Enterprises sets up Rs. 10 cr unit in Pimpri

    Leading manufacturer of shell cores and shell moulds, san Enterprises has set up a new aluminium die casting unit in Pimpri. San Enterprises, which supplies aluminium cylinder heads to Tata Motors, has invested Rs. 10 crore to set up this new unit. The unit will use gas as a medium to melt the metal, this would reduce pollution drastically. The heat treatment facility has also been installed at the new plant. Company is planning to start the machining activity and will undertake exports of aluminum castings such as cylinder heads and crank cases to the US.

    UK’s Arora International enters Indian market

    Arora International Hotels, a UK based privately owned hotel chain is entering the India market thorugh a Joint Venture with Kolte Patil Developers (KPD) of Pune. At present, two hotels are planned in Pune and Bangalore. Atleast Rs. 700 crore would be invested in these besides a 242 service apartment project in Pune. The Pune hotel would be located on nagar Road and would be a five star property with 360 rooms while the hotel at Bangalore on Hosur road, will be a four star property with 220 rooms.

  5. Hi,
    If someone’s application for joining the LinkedPune group is rejected please check with the following criteria, If you do not belong to any criteria then please let me know, I will see why is your application go rejected.

    1. You have "enough" job experience. Here when I say enough it means variety and not number of years.
    2. I try to keep the variety of people in the group, for this reason non IT background people can have advantage.
    3. Recruiters/Job consultant are avoided in the group still there are some job consultants in the group who are working particularly in executive level recruitment.
    4. People with very high number of connections are avoided as they are just focusing on numbers and not on quality og their network, it dilutes the quality of group as well.
    5. Freshers are avoided as main objective of the group is to promote business networking and freshers are very early stage in this chain.

    I am trying to keep the policies as transparent as possible, still if you feel that your rejection for membership is not correct please let me know.

    Any way to keep Pune folks together we have started the ConnectPune group where no approval is required.

    Don't be afraid, no need to put your comments under name of Anonymous, you can always write to me at

    With best regards
    Shwetank Upadhyaya


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