UST Global decodes the future of technology with Microsoft

~Fosters culture of human centered collaborative innovation for over 17,000 employees
across 4 continents and 25 countries~

~Creates enriched and sustainable customer value through real-time data-driven decisions~

Trivandrum, India, May 16, 2018: UST Global, a leading digital technology services company, in partnership with Microsoft, has embarked on a transformative digital journey that brings anthropology, art and technology together, to generate and transform innovative ideas into breakthrough services for customers. UST Global hosted ‘Future Decoded’ at its Trivandrum campus on 15-16 May, 2018, bringing UST Global and Microsoft Leadership, Digital Experts, Developers and IT Pros together to help expand the capabilities of technologists to create solutions of the future. At the event, Microsoft recognized UST Global with the “Innovation and Leadership in Digital Transformation” award.

The two-day event featured multiple keynotes, demos, panel discussions and hands-on labs where UST Global employees were able to experience the array of possibilities with artificial intelligence, how to apply machine learning to transform various business roles, data driven business innovation models, workplace trends, technology and talent, how to transform lines of business with modern applications and tools and techniques for building a cyber resilient organization.

Speaking at the event, Sunil Kanchi, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, UST Global said, “As part of our digital transformation journey, Microsoft is our key partner to not only enable and enhance our employees’ capabilities in being future-ready, but also in creating cutting-edge solutions for our global customers. Future Decoded at UST Global is a great amalgamation of Microsoft and our talent and synergies.”

Sashi Sreedharan, Managing Director, Microsoft India, in his keynote address stated, “We are thrilled to partner with UST Global. Both companies have similar DNA. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to do more. UST Global believes in creating social capital and being involved in something higher than themselves. In this age of artificial intelligence, machine learning and quantum computing it is imperative to maintain security, trust and compliance, even as we jointly create breakthrough experiences for our customers.”

UST Global has a long-standing, 360-degree relationship with Microsoft. Even before cloud became de facto, UST Global adopted Microsoft 365 and Azure as key components of their digital transformation and Cloud First journey. It enhanced the mobility of its workforce with Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility and Security suite which allows UST Global employees to work from anywhere on any device at any time. UST Global has further accelerated its pace of innovation by transforming the application landscape using Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). It has enabled on-demand compute scalability and high availability, thus ensuring improved cost efficiency, productivity plus greater flexibility and autonomy.

Having operations in 25 countries, across its own offices and client locations, it was important for UST Global to have a connected workforce. For this, UST Global worked with Microsoft Azure Bot Framework to develop Smart Bots that have been added to their websites, applications, Skype, Slack, Facebook Messenger, Teams and other Office 365 applications, which see, hear, interpret, and interact in more human ways. The framework also lets users use OpenSource Bot builder SDKs to build simple to sophisticated dialogs.

UST Global invested early with Microsoft on API Economy, Bots and artificial intelligence solutions which has ensured a unique value proposition among its clients, and it continues to make thematic investments in augmented reality, retail pods and other cutting-edge areas.

About UST Global

UST Global® is a leading digital technology company that provides advanced computing and digital services to large private and public enterprises around the world. Driven by a larger purpose of Transforming Lives and the philosophy of “fewer clients, more attention”, we bring in the entrepreneurial spirit that seeks the fastest path to value in today’s digital economy. Our innovative technology services and pioneering social programs make us unique. UST Global is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and operates in 25 countries. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies in Banking and Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance, Retail, High Technology, Manufacturing, Shipping, and Telecom. UST Global believes in building long-lasting, strategic business relationships through agile and client-centric global engagement models that combines local experts & resources with cost, scale, and quality advantages of global operations.

About Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 8,000 employees, engaged in sales and marketing, research and development and customer services and support, across 11 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Microsoft offers its global cloud services from local datacenters to accelerate digital transformation across Indian start-ups, businesses, and government agencies. In 2016, Microsoft opened one of its eight Cyber Security Engagement Centers in the country, to address security needs of both public and private sectors.

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