Sankranti Celebrations at Vmoksha

Vmoksha Bangalore Development Center Head, Ms.Poulami Banerjee, Vice President – Operations, organized Sankranti event to bring employees close and enhance the culture of the organization. On this occasion, the office was beautifully decorated with rangoli and props like sugarcane to welcome the new season of harvest. All the Vmokshaites have shown up in the traditional attire adding colors to the festive mood. We had a small pooja performed at the office for the well being and prosperity of the organization.

We had a Potluck to add fun to the workplace and encourage Vmokshaites to connect with one another over food. Most of the employees have enthusiastically participated and brought few dishes to share with everyone.

It was a wonderful celebration and pleasure to have Ms. Poulami as an influential leader at Vmoksha who always encourage employees to enliven the festive spirit and creates an exciting workplace that increases employee confidence to achieve satisfying results.

Sankranti Celebrations

Sankranti Celebrations

Sankranti Celebrations

Sankranti Celebrations

Sankranti Celebrations

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Fun, Food, and Frolic – Vmoksha Celebrates Christmas & New Year

It’s the season to celebrate. Yes, another year is coming to an end and we are well into the magical time of super-sized celebrations. At Vmoksha, the Christmas & New Year celebrations have reached new heights with cubical decorations and fun games along with food and soft drinks.

This year, Vmoksha is ahead with the celebrations decorating the office environment with Christmas tree, colorful lights, stars and other festive decorative items. Just like every year, the Vmokshaites formed into different groups and decorated their cubicles with creative themes. To gear-up the celebrations, Vmoksha organized lunch and fun-filled activities like games and dance performances.

With all the hopes, goals, and dreams, we are ready to say Bye Bye 2017 Hello 2018!

Wish you a bright, prosperous, and glorious New Year ahead. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Christmas Celebrations at office

Christmas Celebrations at office

Christmas Celebrations at office

Christmas Celebrations at office

Winners of Cubicle Decoration and Games

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Christmas Celebrations at office

Happy New Year!

Christmas Celebrations at office

RSNA 2017 – Dominated by AI Imaging Startups

What is RSNA?

Every year, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) hosts its annual meeting the week after Thanksgiving in Chicago. This is one of the largest medical conferences in the world, with over 50,000 attendees from 57 countries. This year, RSNA was organized from 26th Nov to 1st Dec and gathered approximately 700 exhibitors.

Highlight of RSNA 2017

During RSNA 2016, there was hype around AI in Radiology Imaging Diagnostics. This year, about 20 startup companies came up with the AI models that can augment radiologists findings. The AI models were available across Modalities and Pathology. Even though it can not replace a radiologist, it improves accuracy and speed of diagnostics thereby reducing the cost of diagnosis.  For some of the companies, FDA/CE has approved their AI Models which means that the results are as accurate as a human.

Relevance of AI machine learning/Deep learning in Radiology Diagnostics

Radiology diagnostic industry in the USA

US Diagnostic Imaging Market is around $4.5 billion and expected to grow 36.43 Billion by 2021.

North America is one of the most lucrative regions for medical imaging market because of its better infrastructure facilities. When compared to emerging regions, it has high-end purchasing power coupled with reimbursement facilities. U.S is the dominating region owing to its population base having large insurance coverage, advancement in technology, a sizable aging population along with the prevalence of chronic disease.

Radiology diagnostics current state

According to a market research, sponsored by IBM, there were roughly 800 million multi-slice exams performed in the United States in 2015 alone. Those studies generated approximately 60 billion medical images. At those volumes, each of 31,000 odd radiologists in the U.S., has to view an image every two seconds of every working day for an entire year to find potentially life-saving information from a handful of images hidden in a sea of data. It is evident from the data that medical images are going to get generated exponentially and there is a shortage of radiologist, on the other hand, it will take ten years of training to become a radiologist. In this scenario, AI Imaging technology has relevance.

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Statistics of Medical images vs. Case studies conducted vs. Radiologists

Impact of the emerging trend for Radiologists

The average radiologist’s salary is $286,000 a year. In the U.S., there are 31,000 radiologists.

That means around 9 billion dollars a year is being spent on radiologists. AI and Deep learning is predicted to bring down the headcount of the radiologist but will not replace the radiologist. In RSNA 2017, some of the AI models developed demonstrated capability on par with a professional radiologist. The radiologist can embrace AI or be left behind.

Emerging Medical Imaging AI Companies who Participated in RSNA 2017

Arterys

Arterys helps doctors diagnose heart problems in just 15 seconds while it takes around 30 minutes for a human.

Zebra Medical Vision

Their application of machine learning identifies abnormalities in CT scans.  It can automatically detect low bone mineral density, fatty liver, calcium, emphysema, coronary artery, breast cancer and more. The machine can do all these analyses in an hour.

Enlitic 

Developed a deep learning algorithm that can increase the accuracy of a radiologist’s interpretation by 50-70% and at a speed 50,000 times faster.

Imagen Technologies

AI that is capable of detecting pathologies and early disease identification within medical images.

Bay Labs

Deep learning to ultrasounds and alleviate the leading cause of death – Cardiovascular disease

DiA Analysis

DiA’s flagship product LVIVO is an FDA/CE cleared, fully automated, and objective cardiac toolbox that helps physicians and echocardiologists analyze accurate and instant Echocardiogram scans

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Automated Detection and Classification of Breast Cancer Nodal Metastases

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Medical Imaging AI Companies

Conclusion

We got the opportunity to see and understand the latest developments in RIS and PACS systems. We interacted with C-suite of the AI imaging startup companies and requested them to give their AI models on trial basis to integrate into our RIS application.

Vmoksha is attending RSNA 2017

This year, Vmoksha is attending Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL that will be held from November 26th to 30th.

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As Vmoksha is in developing Radiology Information System for AZ-Tech Radiology, AZ, USA, we are keen to show up at this meeting for better perception of technical improvements in the Radiology Industry. We would like to explore the modern innovations presenting by technical exhibitors and perceive how we can leverage the emerging trends such as Machine Learning, AI, and IoT in the RIS development.

We would also like to network and extend our interest in forming a partnership with the professionals and industry stakeholders from this imaging community and share our technological advancements in the Radiology Information System. We are particularly interested in learning more about our competitive radiology IT service providers and how they are exhibiting their products as we are planning to exhibit our product in the RSNA next year.

We are anxious to perceive the new developments in the industry and look forward to the networking opportunities.

Vmoksha IoT Bootcamp for VIT University Professors and Lecturers

Vmoksha organized a 2-day Hands-on IoT Bootcamp for University Professors and Lecturers at Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu.

About VIT

VIT University was founded in 1984 with the aim of providing quality higher education on par with international standards. It currently offers 62 degree programs to over 29,000 students in its 2 campuses at Vellore and Chennai. They are among the Top Universities in the country with the quality of their Teaching, Learning, and Research.

Why VIT chosen Vmoksha?

Dr. Rajashekara Babu, the Program Manager of SCOPE (School of Computing Science and Engineering), VIT has attended the 2-day Vmoksha IoT Bootcamp in January at our Bangalore office. He admired the splendid training program we provide with the requisite hardware and software platform during the hands-on sessions.  He had also analyzed other IoT Training institutes and ascertained that Vmoksha IoT Bootcamp is the best among the top IoT training institutes with the high-grade infrastructure and lab facility. He then approached us back to provide IoT training to the other Professors and Lectures of the VIT University.

IoT Bootcamp Sessions at VIT

A group of 7 members from the Vmoksha’s IoT team has reported at VIT campus on the previous day of the bootcamp and arranged all the infra setup for the next two days. On the first day, Dr. Arun Kumar, the Dean of SCOPE, initiated the bootcamp delivering few words on IoT and the importance of the bootcamp. Dr. Rajashekara Babu shared the experience of his last visit to Vmoksha Bangalore Office.

The bootcamp is tailored to the needs of VITians, focusing on the hands-on sessions on industry standard IoT product prototype hardware board ‘LinkIt Smart’ and IoT Software platform, AWS IoT. By the end of the program, the participants implemented an End-to-End, Smart City IoT use case.

There were about 20+ attendees for the session, and many of them have shown a keen interest in knowing Vmoksha real-time projects. Even though the VIT team was quite new to IoT and hardware practice, they have actively taken part during the hands-on sessions.

Some of the major sessions include the discussion of the below topics along with hands-on

  • IoT architecture
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Connectivity technologies & communication protocols
  • Cloud, its components, and IoT
  • Design principles

Vmoksha also provided a custom-designed IoT starter kit to the participants that include all necessary components to kick start the IoT journey. They admired our IoT hardware kit and aspired to setup an IoT lab for their college students. The team was happy with the bootcamp sessions and referred us to the School of Electronics Engineering (SENSE), VIT.

We would like to express our appreciation and sincere thanks to VIT team for their strong support and hospitality during the visit.

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Vmoksha Celebrates 13 Years of Confederation with UCB

We know we are fortunate to work with the compeers who always encourage us to focus on ongoing evolution and innovation. Vmoksha took the opportunity to host our associates on the special occasion of 13 years of successful confederation with UCB. We organized the event on 10th August at Hotel Royal Orchid, Bangalore. Our organizing committee has actively involved making this event happen as a memorable evening for all the delegates and participants.

We were very glad to receive the UCB delegates:

Mr. Bill Horsburgh – Sr. Director, Global Head of Legal and Talent, Centre of Excellence, UCB, Bangalore

Mr. Umesh – Senior HR Manager

Mr. Gulrasool Khan – Project Manager

Mr. Ajay Venkatesh – Project Manager

Mr. Srinivasan Raghavan – Project Manager

Along with delegates around 40 consultants have participated in the event. The ceremony inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by Mr. Bill, Mr. Umesh, and Mr. Jayateerth V Kaveri, VP – Engineering, Vmoksha.

Mr. Jayateerth had briefed the commitment of 13 years association between Vmoksha and UCB while playing a video featuring our long-standing association. He has also introduced Vmoksha’s new Vice Presidents – Mr. Ciby Baby Punnamparambil, VP – Research & Development, and Ms. Poulami Banerjee, VP – Operations.

Mr. Bill and Mr. Umesh appreciated the commendable services provided by Vmoksha while delivering projects such as TAMS Application, Birthday Application, Food Survey Application, other Mobile Application Developments and Staffing Services. Mr. Umesh especially appreciated the efforts of Mr. Jaganath Vemala, Recruitment Manager, Vmoksha for increasing the number of consultants from 17 to 58 and the way he has taken the relationship so far. The other delegates also shared their memories and experiences with Vmoksha and UCB.

Vmoksha honored the delegates and employees who have been associated with Vmoksha and UCB for more than 5 years with certificate and memento. We wind up the event with the vote of thanks followed by cake cutting and dinner.

The event was a grand success with the conversations about our accomplishments achieved together and our future goals.

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Vmoksha at IoT SHOW INDIA 2017 – Profit From IoT
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We never miss an opportunity that can augment our business network. IoT SHOW is one such opportunity for Vmoksha to meet 3000+ delegates from IoT domain.

The event was organized at Bangalore by EFY group with the support of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, India. It was a 3-day event, where the participants will get to see cutting-edge IoT components, solutions, and technology as well as meet engineers who create amazing products. As suggested by the tagline, “Profit From IoT,” the event benefits all the stakeholders with valuable insights gathered from the most popular vendors of IoT components that will help them in developing viable IoT solutions.

There were several seminars from industry experts, which helped us in acquiring deep-domain knowledge of IoT that aids in nurturing Vmoksha’s IoT practice with a lot of creative and innovative ideas.

Few of our favorite sessions:

  • An interesting session on “AI and Medicine,” which gave insights on current happenings in AI to deliver personalized medicine.
  • IoT forensic session focusing on IoT security, which is a key concern and revealed how other players are handling the concerns.
  • A session on edge computing (Fog Computing) was helpful.

We have also met Mr. Ganesh Shankar, CEO of FluxGen, who has established a working relation on an interesting solution called “Smart Solar panel.”

The IoT SHOW is an excellent platform for major exposure to IoT stakeholders and to interact and understand peers and prospects better.

 

Our Vice President and Mobility & IOT Practice Head at IoT SHOW

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AAHAR – International Food & Hospitality Fair 2017
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Our Vice President – Engineering, who is also the Product Head of “IonHACCP” has participated the AAHAR event on 8th & 9th March at New Delhi.

The food industry in India currently valued at US$ 39.71 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11 percent to US$65.4 billion by 2018. Knowing the importance of food industry in the near future, the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) is organizing the AAHAR event every year for the worldwide Food and Hospitality merchants and sourcing experts to communicate, market, and promote their company products. It was a 5-day event where merchants can exhibit products, technologies, or services to National and International buyers and generate sales or leads.

AAHAR event helped us a lot in networking with the industry and establishing the business contacts. As IonHACCP is targeted to cater the food and hospitality compliance needs, the visit benefited us to meet the industry leaders and exchange the ideas. We had also got a chance to meet a senior executive from Cooper-Atkins Corporation, Singapore, and established a partnership between our companies. We have also found a distributor for importing various hardware devices from overseas for the IonHACCP delivery. We are ecstatic that a CEO and General Manager of a large chocolate manufacturing company has shown interest in our product and discussed the implementation of HACCP compliance monitoring system.

Overall, the event was well-organized and favored us in promoting IonHACCP.

 

Our Vice President with Cooper-Atkins Senior Executive

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Women’s Day Celebration – 2017

International Women’s day was celebrated at Vmoksha with complete involvement of teams, HR, and management.

Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you, It’s you who can change the world” – Malala Yousafzai

Women are an integral part of any developed society, organization or nation and at Vmoksha we witness the same.  They are moving shoulder to shoulder with their counterparts in discharging their duties with efficiency and honesty.

A special day for Women is an encouragement to the team for their relentless work both at the office and at home.  The event was marked with cake cutting, followed by games and a very hearty speech from the HR.

Our HR delivered a beautiful speech appreciating the necessity of celebrating the day and contribution made by women towards the success of the company.

I believe that if more Women lean in, we can change the power structure of our world & expand opportunities for all” – Sheryl Sandberg

That is why it was appropriate to cherish and celebrate a day dedicated to women.

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