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V-Soft Tech Talk

By V-Soft Consulting Group
V-Soft Tech Talks is a V-Soft Consulting podcast aimed to bring our experts to provide deeper insights into various information technologies and solutions in ServiceNow, Artificial Intelligence, AWS, MuleSoft, Mobile Development, Software Development, Software Testing, and IT infrastructure. In this podcast, our experts share how they solve various business challenges.

V-Soft Consulting is a U.S. based corporation providing information technology consulting from multiple locations in the U.S. and India.
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Digital Disruption in Healthcare and Future Medicine
Digital transformation is no more an option, irrespective of the industry. The Healthcare industry is undergoing digital disruption to improve its operational efficiencies and provide health services.  The medical and healthcare industries are some of the most technologically innovative fields. With transformative medical devices, treatments and processes, the industry is constantly changing and innovation is always at the forefront. We talk to W.L. Gore and Associates are IT Leaders for Medical Devices, Chirag Desai, is with us to discuss the latest developments and innovations in the industry, as well as the impact of COVID-19.  About Author: Mr Chirag Desai has an accomplished Technology Executive with extensive experience in developing strategic technology platforms. Driven to bring transformation in the Healthcare Industry. References https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/the-lighting-of-the-future-power-over-ethernet-0 https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/case-study-healthcare-services-mobile-application https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/application-use-cases-of-chatbots-in-healthcare https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/it-in-healthcare-about-patient-care/
32:01
September 16, 2021
How RPA Transforms Finance and Accounting Operations
Robotic Process Automation is fundamentally changing the way organizations work. The technology mimics human behaviour and automates large volumes of rule-based tasks with greater accuracy, efficiency, and speed. Since accounting and financial operations involve a large amount of data processing that is labour-intensive and prone to error, organizations are increasingly adopting RPA for their processes. According to Gartner, about 80% of finance leaders across the globe have implemented or are planning to implement RPA in their organizations. Here we discuss how RPA can automate and transform various Finance and Accounting operations. References Guides: https://info.vsoftconsulting.com/how-rpa-transforms-finance-and-accounting  https://info.vsoftconsulting.com/the-executives-guide-to-rpa-evaluation  https://info.vsoftconsulting.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-transforming-your-business-with-rpa  Blogs https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/a-complete-guide-to-rpa-automation-of-accounting-and-finance-operations https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/a-complete-guide-to-rpa-automation-of-accounting-and-finance-operations https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/ways-rpa-benefits-accounts-and-finance-services
03:47
August 26, 2021
How Machine Learning Transforms and Improves The Efficiency of Oil and Gas Industry
Oil and gas are one of the most lucrative industries that operate under the most critical industries. The error-prone and manual processes are negatively affecting the maintenance activities and business functions of the oil and gas industry. Machine Learning (ML)  has proved beneficial in many industries by providing systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed. This technology accesses data to learn for itself, and it's been increasingly utilized in the oil & gas industry. Machine learning optimizes business operations, productivity, and safety. Machine learning can play a significant role in transforming service operations to achieve greater efficiency and drive optimized business decisions. In a recent Machine Learning event focused on oil & gas, Managing Director of V-Soft Labs, Manoj Iragavarapu, joined a panel of experts to dive deep into all things data, analytics, and ML. Manoj Iragavarapu is the Managing Director for V-Soft Labs.  He has designed an Automation strategy and provided a big-picture vision of "Automation by Any Means" for overall Business Solutions with a detailed tactical plan for the growth of each practice area (ServiceNow, Mobile, Web, Cloud, MuleSoft & QA Automation). References: https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/how-can-machine-learning-strengthen-the-oil-and-gas-industry https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/ais-role-in-oil-and-gas-industry
39:37
December 02, 2020
How to Strategically Utilize an External Consulting Partner to Outsource IT Projects?
Outsourcing your IT projects is a great way to reduce IT spend during times of uncertainty. Consulting agencies like V-Soft offer many IT outsourcing options, including onshore, offshore, and hybrid models. For more information on choosing the right external consulting partner, listen to the podcast. In this podcast we cover the following topics: What are the Different Types of IT Consulting Partnerships? Pros and Cons of Hybrid, Offshore, and Onshore Teams What to Look for When Choosing a Consulting Partner About the Speaker: Manoj Iragavarapu is the Managing Director for V-Soft Labs.  He has designed an Automation strategy and provided a big-picture vision of "Automation by Any Means" for overall Business Solutions with a detailed tactical plan for the growth of each practice area (ServiceNow, Mobile, Web, Cloud, MuleSoft & QA Automation). References: https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/how-to-utilize-a-consulting-partner-to-outsource-it-projects https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKJ0dIg2hcw
18:10
November 24, 2020
How Digitalization is Transforming HealthCare Industry?
Digital Transformation isn't a choice anymore and its adoption is no more a choice for any industry. In this process, the Health care industry has been quick enough to adopt digitalization. The medical and healthcare industries are some of the most innovative fields. With transformative medical devices, treatments, and processes, the industry is constantly changing. The healthcare industry has turned to improve digital healthcare services in light of the increased difficulty in serving patients during a health crisis or epidemic. Research by Google reveals that one in every twenty Google searches is about health, this clearly demonstrates the need to receive proper healthcare advice digitally. We talk to W.L. Gore & Associate's IT Leader for Medical Devices, Chirag Desai, to discuss the latest developments and innovations in the industry, as well as the impact of COVID-19. About the Author: Chirag Desai is an accomplished Technology Executive with extensive experience in developing strategic technology platforms. Driven to bring transformation in the Healthcare Industry. His core competencies include Digital Health, Medical Devices, Product Development, Digital Marketing, IT Compliance, Leading Global Teams, M&A and  Sales & Marketing Technology References:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0ViZvFS49I https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/how-artificial-intelligence-is-solving-health-care-industry-challenges https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/application-use-cases-of-chatbots-in-healthcare
33:16
November 17, 2020
How ML and AI are Used to Analyze and Maintain Power Systems Efficiently
Power systems are one of the most complex pieces of infrastructure that our country relies on. To meet future energy needs, new energy generation technologies, like renewable energy, power operations, and management of the power grid has become essential. To manage smart grids, machine learning manages various stages of the power system process including generation, transmission, distribution, and supply-demand management. References: https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/secure-and-maintain-power-grids-with-artificial-intelligence  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZDUCgCsnek
29:10
November 13, 2020
How to Bridge the Gap Between Automation and AI
As businesses are looking to automate processes now more than ever, it's important to understand that each solution requires a thorough definition of the processes you want to automate. Artificial intelligence (AI) is often viewed as a top solution for automation. To successfully bridge the gap between automation and AI, there are three aspects that must be considered: process mining, collaboration, and use cases. Manoj Iragavarapu, Managing Director of V-Soft Labs, discussed how to bridge the gap between automation and AI. About the Author:   Manoj Iragavarapu is the Managing Director for V-Soft Labs.  He has designed Automation strategy and provided a big-picture vision of "Automation by Any Means" for overall Business Solutions with a detailed tactical plan for the growth of each practice area (ServiceNow, Mobile, Web, Cloud, MuleSoft & QA Automation). References: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax2ByvXXkXc   https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/how-to-bridge-the-gap-between-automation-and-ai  
22:29
November 06, 2020
How Biased is Your Data?
With more data available to us now than ever before, how we collect and interpret that data to make decisions has come under scrutiny. It's become clear that a factor known as Data Bias can negatively impact the decisions we thought we were making purely based on facts. Data Bias is when a set of data points don't accurately represent the real population or environment. While it may not seem like a big deal, Data Bias can cause many problems. If the data is wrong, poor decisions can be made. In this episode,  Manoj Iragavarapu of Director of V-Soft Labs shares more about what Data Bias is and how to prevent it. About Speaker: Manoj Iragavarapu is the Managing Director for V-Soft Labs.  He has designed Automation strategy and provided a big-picture vision of "Automation by Any Means" for overall Business Solutions with a detailed tactical plan for the growth of each practice area (ServiceNow, Mobile, Web, Cloud, MuleSoft & QA Automation). Reference: https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/is-your-data-biased https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZeNRFukHO4
23:54
October 27, 2020
How Artificial Intelligence is Enhancing Safety in Manufacturing
Now more than ever, the safety of employees is a top priority for businesses. In manufacturing facilities, there is often a lot of moving parts, people, and departments, so safety is even more critical to ensure operations run smoothly. While symptomatic workers of COVID-19 are a heavy concern for any workplace, some manufacturing companies are implementing Artificial Intelligence technologies to help monitor temperatures, proper PPE, and social distancing protocols.  David McCall is with us to share his thoughts on how AI has impacted them in a positive way and how safety has remained a top priority in their manufacturing plants. About the Author David McCallworks as Sr. Manager, Poultry IT Operations & Innovation, Tyson Foods. He is an experienced Project Leader with a demonstrated history of working in the food production industry. Skilled in Problem Solving, Customer Service, Team Building, Public Speaking, and Oracle's PLM4P. References: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxzLDvbjVdM
29:06
October 20, 2020
How Artificial Intelligence and Automation are Driving Business Continuity
The COVID-19 Pandemic raised many challenges to companies. Many were forced to embrace digital transformation as a matter of survival and business continuity. In this process, Artificial Intelligence and automation technology adoption have gained massive momentum. To help us understand how business continuity is powered by AI and Automation, Professor David Crawley from the University of Houston College of Technology shares his insights. About the Author Mr. Dave Crawley is a Professor of Practice at the University of Houston College of Technology and author/keynote speaker for innovation leadership. He is a certified innovation professional (Innovation Engineering) and published analyst for brand creation, management, corporate intelligence, marketing, new product development, and reputational risk. Important areas of focus are translating business strategy into relevant marketing and product development by leveraging meaningfully unique discoveries, persuasive messaging, and visual rhetoric. This capability is proven to generate profits and new concepts for businesses to business, technology, hospitality, engineering, energy (upstream to downstream), academics, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, intelligence, retail, and advertising agencies. References https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWVchFNcw34 https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/how-to-get-back-to-work-after-covid-19-with-artificial-intelligence
28:36
October 16, 2020
How AI is Being Used to Get Back-to-School Safely
School districts are working tirelessly to make the right decisions during a global pandemic. Should students be allowed back in schools? If so, what safety measures should be taken? One thing is for certain, this back to school season won't be like any we've seen. Keeping students and staff safe is everyone's number one priority. In this podcast, we discuss how schools are using AI solutions to get to back-to-school safely.  This includes a panel discussion with three researchers: Nada Bali, an MS student in Computer Science and Graduate Research at the University of Louisville, and Fouad Hasan, a Ph.D. student at Louisiana State University, as well as Chris Martin, Assistant Professor of  Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University. References: https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/these-3-technologies-are-getting-us-back-to-school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3oodVK4FoY
32:38
October 06, 2020
Ways Machine Learning Improves Business Continuity During COVID
COVID-19 has put the world in a period of prolonged crisis. Returning back to the workplace remains a distant goal for many businesses. To help companies survive this crisis, many companies are implementing AI & Machine Learning (ML) practices to drive more accurate and efficient business decisions in a time where technology is key to business continuity. In this podcast, Kris Skrinak, Global Machine Learning Technical Lead at AWS, is with us to discuss what Machine Learning is all about, its application in business, and how the AWS ML stack can help simplify ML application development.  About Speaker: Kris Skrinak is the Global Machine Learning Technical Lead for the Amazon Partner Network ("APN"). He co-founded the Machine Learning group for the APN in 2017. Kris started his career as a Quantitative Strategist at Goldman Sachs, developed predictive maintenance apps as an AI Engineer at ATT, and prior to Amazon was Computer Vision Architect at GoPro. He founded and sold 2 Silicon Valley startups in Finance and Network Monitoring: ClearStation and SiteRock. As the technical lead for horizontal support of AI/ML he's the 1st line of support for AWS Partners looking to develop or expand their use of these technologies across all markets including Finance, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Public Services, Telecommunications, E-Commerce. References: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgB9RIShFgU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9LHyz0Q4KM
30:33
September 29, 2020
How Computer Vision Ensures Safe Back-to-Work and Business Continuity
During this COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Computer Vision is one of the most cost-effective and scalable workplace safety tech solutions for monitoring social distancing, PPE compliance, and contact tracing.  To ensure a safe workplace, it's critical for employees to follow safety guidelines, like social distancing and wearing proper PPE. The challenge is to continuously monitor employees to make sure they don't violate any of the guidelines and endanger or contaminate the environment. Utilizing a Computer Vision Solution to continuously monitor the workplace and alert management of any discrepancies can reduce the change of violations and ensure a safe workplace for all. Oftentimes, computer vision systems can be retrofitted over existing security cameras and are less expensive than manual inspection. AI-based computer vision facilitates real-time monitoring of the workplace environment and precisely locates if any deviation is detected. Dashboard analytics provided an analysis of the environment and even suggests ways to improve. Businesses can be well informed about the risk projection and accordingly scale safety measures to effectively manage and instruct employees. In this podcast, AI experts Konrad Konarski and Alex Labarces discuss Computer Vision for business continuity and return-to-work initiatives and also compare alternatives to this technology.  About Speakers: Mr. Konrad Konarski leads the entire commercialization and technical leadership efforts of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) practice for V-Soft Labs. This includes both the strategic design of the go-to-market efforts in as well as the technical development of various AI and IoT products and the engagement with clients and potential clients as a thought leader.  Alex Labarces is the president and co-founder of Quintix AI He is a very strong business development professional with a focus in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Skilled in Digital Marketing, DevOps, Mobile Applications, IT Strategy, Team Building, and Management. References https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/top-3-back-to-workplace-technologies-to-ensure-business-continuity https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/implementing-ai-computer-vision-for-a-safe-and-healthy-workplace https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/how-does-computer-vision-compare-to-other-workplace-safety-technologies https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/how-computer-vision-improves-pharmaceutical-industry-productivity-and-safety https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/ai-computer-vision-for-business-continuity-in-a-pandemic
27:15
September 22, 2020
How RPA Improves Business Automation Efforts
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technology that is revolutionizing business and allows business leaders to do more with less. RPA is the answer to automating redundant tasks so human workers aren't held back by labor-intensive, manual tasks spanning across all departments such as finance, IT, operations, and more. RPA is one of the fastest-growing automation solutions. RPA provides the ability to use bots to complete repetitive, mundane business processes. For processes that take little thinking or require consistent back and forth movement between applications, implementing RPA is a solution that can save time, money, and frustration. Mr. Manoj Iragavarapu shares his expertise on how RPA improves business automation.  About Speaker: Manoj Iragavarapu is the Managing Director for V-Soft Labs.  He has designed Automation strategy and provided a big-picture vision of "Automation by Any Means" for overall Business Solutions with a detailed tactical plan for the growth of each practice area (ServiceNow, Mobile, Web, Cloud, MuleSoft & QA Automation). Reference: Watch Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqKlDsUNo3I https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/8-benefits-of-robotic-process-automation https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/what-is-rpa-and-how-it-can-be-a-key-enabler-of-automation-efforts https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/top-6-rpa-use-cases-for-manufacturing https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/produce-immediate-roi-with-robotic-process-automation
21:45
September 18, 2020
Automating Your Business
Automating your business is an effective way to stay ahead of the competition. The ultimate goal of automation is to optimize how you work, allowing you to do more with less, and that can be accomplished by developing or implementing applications, integrating APIs, or of course, introducing intelligent automation with AI and ML. Automation can be implemented in any business of any size or industry. To understand in a broader sense, we have three panelists: Manoj Iragavarapu is the Managing Director for V-Soft Labs.  He has designed Automation strategy and provided a big-picture vision of "Automation by Any Means" for overall Business Solutions with a detailed tactical plan for the growth of each practice area (ServiceNow, Mobile, Web, Cloud, MuleSoft & QA Automation).  Konrad Konarski leads the entire commercialization and technical leadership efforts of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) practice for V-Soft Labs. This includes both the strategic design of the go-to-market efforts in as well as the technical development of various AI and IoT products and the engagement with clients and potential clients as a thought leader. Jeff Guan is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems and Director of Master of Science in Business Analytics, College of Business, University of Louisville. Jeff Guan teaches database and data mining and does research in applications of data mining techniques. Reference Automation by Anymeans Guide Watch Webinar on Automation https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/automation-by-any-means
28:01
September 15, 2020
How ServiceNow's Safe Workplace Apps Ensure Safe and Secure Workplace for Employees
Looking at the gravity at which pandemic is affecting the population any violation of safety measures could have a catastrophic effect. So, the biggest challenge for businesses here is how to ensure and monitor the safety of workplaces and employees. Moreover, companies with physical offices in different locations need to adhere to regional, state, and country regulations. ServiceNow offers Safe Workplace apps suite to keep your team safe and healthy as you return to work. In this talk, we have ServiceNow experts: Marcus Hoffman, ServiceNow Accounts Executive  Kristina Baddour, ServiceNow consultant  References:  Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLHTK8mjyFs https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/virtual30recapservicenowapps https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/back-to-work-safety-with-servicenows-safe-workplace-apps
26:04
July 14, 2020
Business Continuity During Pandemic with Artificial Intelligence
When a disaster or crisis situation strikes, is your business prepared with a recovery plan to enable ongoing operations? With rising conditions of the COVID-19 global pandemic, companies have had to react quickly to protect their businesses, as well as the health and safety of their employees. Through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, businesses have implemented innovative ways of reacting to crises. In this podcast, AI expert Mr.Konrad Konarski explains how AI-powered computer vision can revolutionize your business during a crisis and ensure business continuity. About the Author: Mr. Konrad Konarski leads the entire commercialization and technical leadership efforts of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) practice for V-Soft Labs. This includes both the strategic design of the go-to-market efforts in as well as the technical development of various AI and IoT products and the engagement with clients and potential clients as a thought leader. Feel free to read: https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/ai-computer-vision-for-business-continuity-in-a-pandemic Watch Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T08gKqzOfTU
27:22
July 13, 2020
Handling COVID-19 Response With Intelligent Chatbots
Delivering the right information to the people at the right time is critical to avoid of losses during natural disasters.  During the COVID-19 outbreak, disaster chatbots share critical information such as the number of sick people in a single zip code and gather that information in a single platform to accurately disseminate to the public. Time is of the essence to deploy a reliable communication method such as chatbots.  This is the timeline for deploying an AI Chatbot. COVID-19 Disaster Support Chatbot Features: Community Survey Location Information Static Information FAQs Emergency Services Speakers Gökhan Elgün works as Product Owner for the IBM Multicloud Management Platform. He is also responsible for delivering hybrid cloud solutions also covering ServiceNow and VMware vRealize Automation.  Mr. Konrad Konarski leads the entire commercialization and technical leadership efforts of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) practice for VSOFT. This includes both the strategic design of the go-to-market efforts in as well as the technical development of various AI and IoT products and the engagement with clients and potential clients as a thought leader. References https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/chatbots-provide-reliable-services-and-information-about-covid-19 https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/ai-chatbot-to-offer-effective-solutions-for-disasters-management https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm4rZdV9iGk
28:16
July 10, 2020
Deep Insights on Post-COVID-19 Preparedness
The crisis of COVID-19 has had many businesses struggling to adapt to the changing environment. Mr. Keith Giffney shares his advice on how to lead a business during this time and key business components to consider for success. About The Author Keith Giffney, Chief Operating Officer at V-Soft Consulting. He is very passionate about serving, coaching, and empowering others so they can find joy and satisfaction in fulfilling their personal and professional goals. References https://blog.vsoftconsulting.com/blog/how-to-lead-an-organization-through-a-pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_UY0va42zk
23:33
July 03, 2020