We bring to you the latest edition of movers and shakers of the week in the Indian startup ecosystem.
The speculation over the return of online multiplayer battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has come to an end as Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MEITY) sources told InsideSport that the Corporation or any new entity in India has not been granted any permission to re-start operations in India.
This development comes after some Twitter users pointed out that PUBG India Private Limited was now a registered entity in India and the date of incorporation for the new entity is November 21, 2020, as per the ministry of corporate affairs.
PUBG is originally developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole, and then franchised out to Tencent for the PUBG Mobile version. PUBG Mobile was banned in India in September, as part of the Indian government’s ban on 118 Chinese apps believed to be jeopardising data security of Indian users.
Meanwhile, a study conducted by IBM revealed that 70% of HR executives believe that the sector needs to be revamped through ‘HR 3.0’ tech that involves personalisation, skill assessment and data-driven decision making. Globally, 10% of companies are said to have achieved HR 3.0 practices. The study was conducted on 1500 HR executives in 20 countries and 15 industries.
Netigate appoints Anna Ferreira Gomes
Global customer experience company Netigate has appointed Anna Ferreira Gomes as the new chief revenue officer. Ferreira is the Ex-CRO at Datscha and has a joint Netigate in Stockholm to contribute to its continued international expansion.
Ferreira comes with 14 years of experience with software-as-a-service (SaaS) and has led companies in their growth phase both internationally and within Sweden.
PRMIA Board Appoints Srinivasa Rao Sureddi
Srinivasa Rao Sureddi has been elected to the PRMIA Board. He will serve on PRMIA Board as Director and Asia Pacific Representative for 3 years effective 01 January 2021.
Rao joined the State Bank of India in 1990 as a Probationary Officer. Over the last 30 years, he has led teams in the areas of Banking, Credit, Risk Management, and Subsidiaries in SBI in India. In his current as well as in the previous role, he has been driving the Risk Management function in SBI covering Credit, Market, Operational, Pillar II, and enterprise risk.
R&M appoints Robert Merki
R&M has appointed Robert Merki as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and member of the Executive Board and has taken the charge from November 1, 2020.
Robert Merki is a senior R&D executive with over 10 years of management experience in the construction and building industry. Over the last eight years, he held various management positions at Condair, a global manufacturer of air hum