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Lenovo’s New Initiative Offering The Opportunity to Work from Robinson Crusoe Island

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Lenovo announces the launch of Work for Humankind, a bold initiative that calls on volunteers from around the world – including from India – to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to make a long-lasting difference while simultaneously working at their day job from one of the most remote places in the world, thanks to some of the most advanced, smarter technology. Lenovo is inviting volunteers to apply for the opportunity to participate in the daily life of this island community.

Work for Humankind’s location – Robinson Crusoe Island, a destination more than 400 miles west of mainland Chile – is one of the most ecologically rich places on the planet. Today, it faces many challenges. These include access to education and healthcare, the impact of habitat degradation, and invasive species. The local community, the international non-profit Island Conservation, and the Chilean Government have initiated a number of community-driven projects over the last decade to address these problems. However, these efforts are often hindered by telecommunications and technology challenges1. Despite this, the island community is committed to protecting its natural and cultural legacy and intends to achieve sustainability through greater independence to meet food and energy needs, and conservation of its natural and cultural heritage.

Work for Humankind will send selected volunteers with a range of skills, backgrounds, and specialities to work at their day job, from Robinson Crusoe Island, while also volunteering to help prevent the extinction of endangered species and support the local community as it works toward achieving sustainability. This will be done through several life-changing restoration projects in partnership with Island Conservation and the local community on Robinson Crusoe Island, including developing much-needed connectivity solutions for the Island’s infrastructure. Volunteers will come from India and from nine other locations around the world.

Lenovo is creating a cutting-edge technology hub with a range of technology devices, services and solutions from the company’s Intelligent Devices Group, including high-speed internet connectivity, which will help the Island advance its goals – equipping volunteers to do their day jobs and support conservation projects on this haven of wildlife and cultural diversity. Lenovo is committed to leaving a lasting legacy on the Island to support the community’s goals and for the benefits to be felt long after the volunteer project is complete, which includes developing infrastructure to increase internet bandwidth to at least 10Mbps. To this end, a legacy fund will be established to maintain the community hub and support community projects.

Work hybrid like never before

Supporting this initiative is fresh research from Lenovo that reveals the growing significance of remote and hybrid work, especially for Indian Gen Z and Millennials. In addition, the study spotlights an increasing desire for flexibility due to its benefits for individuals and society overall – including saving money, having more time for friends and family, and having a better work-life balance.

The study, which surveyed more than 1,500 people in the Indian market as part of a 15,000-person global survey, finds just how willing knowledge workers are – especially the younger workforce – to change their everyday environments and do their day jobs from a remote destination while contributing to the community. A remarkable 85% of Indian Gen Z and Millennial respondents say they would rather work more hours from a great remote location of their choice than go into the office every day. A whopping 74% of this group would also accept a pay cut to work from a great remote location rather than getting a normal salary in the office every day. 

The data reveals that more than six out of seven Indian Gen Z and Millennials feel more productive, creative, and inspired when working remotely. It also shines a light on the younger workforce’s mindset in striving to make a positive difference no matter where they’re working from, as 91% of Indian Gen Z surveyed see the importance of drawing attention to and supporting the local community they’re working from, in areas like environmental and social issues.  

Key findings of the study include:

  • Nine in ten Indian people aged 18-40 think working from anywhere is beneficial to society, communities, employers, and employees
  • 98% deem giving back and making a positive impact on the local community as ‘very important’
  • Nearly 88% of Indian respondents say “Working from Anywhere” would improve their personal relationships
  • 84% of Indian respondents said they are open to working from anywhere in the world, while almost six in seven (85%) are happy to work more hours if it means being able to do so from a remote location
  • 94% of Indian Gen Z and Millennials say it’s highly important to stimulate the local economy when “Working from Anywhere”
  • More than 80% of respondents believe their current technology has allowed them to work more flexibly, increase productivity and reach their full potential
  • 93% of respondents are excited about new, emerging technology that will make it easier to “Work from Anywhere” effectively 

How to become a volunteer 

Those interested in becoming one of the volunteers to work at their normal job from Robinson Crusoe Island, while also contributing to Island Conservation, can find out more and apply at www.LenovoWFH.com by November 30, 2021.

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Zionverse Launches Desi NFTs for its Users

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Zionverse is all geared up to take the spirit of Independence Day to the next level. With a growing popularity around metaverse and attention gaining towards NFTs, the leading gaming platform has decided to launch Desi NFTsfor its users who will sign up on the Zionverse before 15th August 2022.

The launch will take place in 3 phases. The first phase launch is the freedom fighter NFTs in 3D stamps style, that will be airdropped on 15th August to all the people who would be having a Zionverse account. The total number of NFTs launched in phase 1 would be Twenty seven thousand seven hundred seventy five, 27775. These NFTs will include freedom fighters such as Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rani Lakshmi Bai, BR Ambedkar, Subhas Chandra Bose, and Mahatma Gandhi. Users can claim their NFTs by clicking on the claim button, from their Zionverse account on 15th August.

This will be further classified into 4 types of NFTs for each freedom fighter which would be categorised as Rare, Ultra Rare, Common and Vintage edition. However, the NFTs would be assigned randomly but the unique 75 NFTs out of the 27775 NFTs would be assigned to those who have the maximum referral sign-ups into Zionverse.

Commenting on the launch of NFTs, Anshul Rustaggi, Founder, Totality Corp said, “As one of the leading gaming firms, we have set a benchmark in the NFT space. We are genuinely looking forward to Independence Day, and now it’s closer, our excitement is going up, with the launch of new NFTs on the day of Independence Day. Independence Day is a big occasion, and we really wanted to come up with something that can bring smile on our stakeholders’ faces.

I am confident stakeholders will like Desi NFTs. Additionally, we are launching Freedom fighters NFTs as well to pay tribute to the freedom fighters I strongly believe we are where we are because of them, and as a true national of the country, I along with my team would like to pay a tribute to them, India, and mark the presence of India in Web3 space. I am glad to bring forth the product from Zionverse’s end, and I am really looking forward to the launch of phase 1 of  Desi NFTs, on such a special occasion.”

Totality will be launching the next phase of Desi NFTs soon. The company has previously come with a varied number of NFTs including Lakshmi NFTs, and Vishwaas NFTs that has proven successful with its stakeholders.

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InfoComm India 2022 to Showcase Tech Innovations in Mumbai

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InfoComm India 2022 will be the fitting arena for firing up new ideas, solutions and strategies to forge new growth avenues. After two years of virtual presentations, InfoComm India 2022 is welcoming all visitors in person to fully immerse in the InfoComm India experience again. The Show is slated for 5 – 7 September at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.

Having facilitated business continuity albeit virtual events in 2020 and 2021, Show Organizer InfoCommAsia is thrilled to be bringing the in-person Show back this year – this time, thanks to its tried- and-tested online facilities, with added stakeholder confidence in being disruption-ready as well as in further industry engagement beyond borders.

Said Richard Tan, Executive Director of InfoCommAsia, “Ready to claim back the past two years, the industry is all geared up to reconnect in person, and share learning points and innovative advancements towards the disruption-ready demands of the new business landscape. And where better to meet than in India, the fastest-growing economy in 2022. Projected by the IMF to be the 5th largest economy by 2025, opportunities to deepen existing and build new business relations abound.”

Visitors can expect a deeply engaging Show experience with an even wider array of innovative business capabilities to tap into.

The Exhibition

InfoComm India 2022 will host a gathering of the best and brightest luminaries in the Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience Technology sectors. 160 exhibiting companies, hailing from over 15 countries, will be presenting their innovations in Mumbai’s biggest exhibition space, spurring visitors to concretize their vision and elevate their projects and endeavors.

Solution-seekers across India, in industries ranging from education to government, hospitality to healthcare, broadcast to enterprise, will find the answers they need at InfoComm India 2022. They can expect to see technologies and solutions that include:

  • Large screen, projection mapping, AR/VR solutions for live events, museums, education and simulation training
  • Security, flood and surveillance monitoring systems for network operations centers
  • Control and automation solutions for smart city management
  • Room automation and centralized systems for smart homes and offices
  • Collaborative conferencing systems for in-person and hybrid meetings
  • Smart classrooms
  • Digital signage and display solutions for advertising and information
  • Virtual and hybrid learning solutions

… and more

Discover Solutions with vBooth

To enhance visitors’ experience and help them discover solutions relevant to their businesses, InfoComm India has introduced the all-new vBooth on the Show website. This allows solution-seekers to be matched with appropriate exhibitors and to identify specific ones to meet.

  • In quick time through an intuitive business matching system, visitors will be presented with a list of exhibitors, based on the searcher’s industry and solutions sought.
  • With vBooth – a dedicated page for every exhibitor, visitors can explore solutions via multimedia presentations. Information will include solutions the exhibitor offers, and the products and solutions that the exhibitor will be showcasing at the event.
  • When ready to connect with exhibitors, visitors will be able to use the business card drop facility for callback, and schedule an appointment to meet at the Show.

All these serve as immediate gateway for visitors to identify exhibitors and organize their visit way before the Show begins. Fully-utilised, visitors are channelled towards a productive experience at the Event.

The Summit

InfoComm India’s Summit line-up is renowned as a learning platform across industries. Knowledge exchanges by international experts and trade industry leaders take place at well-curated discussions, seminars, forums and networking sessions. This year’s Summit will center on these dedicated formats: Industry Forums, AV Leaders Connect, AV Managers Day and AVIXA Seminars.

The Industry Forums will explore significant topics that are important to various industries, such as the following:

  • Tactical Cybersecurity Planning for Government & Defence Installations

for the Government, Security & Defence industries

  • India at 75 – Imagining the Next 25 Years

for the Government and Urban Authorities

  • Managing Hybrid Work Environment in Large Organisations – Challenges

for the Corporate and Enterprises

  • The Future of Education in India

for the Education industry

  • Reimagining Sustainable Living in Future Ready Smart Spaces

for Retail, Hospitality, and Enterprises

  • IT Business Opportunities in the Pro-AV Segment

for the IT Channel

… and more.

AV professionals keen to delve deeper into technical issues of Pro-AV applications and project management can look forward to the AVIXA Seminars and AV Managers Day. These are specialized seminars led by

subject matter experts and designed to enhance the AV professional’s technical skills and knowledge. Pro- AV professionals can look forward to in-depth discussions on a plethora of topics such as fundamentals in acoustics, AV protocols, small room acoustics, best practices in network audio, hybrid communication in education, and more.

Since launching in 2013, InfoComm India has drawn the region’s technology innovators and industry stakeholders to one location where ideas pulsate to impact how communities live, work and play. The 2022 edition will be another ground-breaking event.

The AV Leaders Connect – a by-invite-only program for the AV industry’s C-suite and directorate-level leaders – will be headlined by Tilak Raj Dua, Director General of Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA). This one-day session will highlight the investment in India’s digital infrastructure, and how emerging tech will transform AV in the next 3 to 5 years.

Registration is Open

InfoComm India 2022 runs from 5 – 7 September, 10am – 6pm Indian Standard Time at Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai. Visitors can register to visit the Show at www.infocomm-india.com. Admission is free.

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Celebrate Independence Day with Attractive Deals on Garmin’s Forerunner GPS Running Smartwatches

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As the country celebrates its 75th Independence Day, Garmin India, a division of Garminannounced exciting offers on select Forerunner GPS running smartwatches. Garmin India is offering special discounts of up to ₹9,000/ on select GPS running smartwatches; namely, Forerunner 245, Forerunner 745, and Forerunner 45From easy-to-use GPS to triathlon-ready powerhouse, the Forerunner GPS smartwatches are ideal running and fitness partners, designed with the well-being of runners and athletes in mind.

The Forerunner 245 GPS running smartwatch offers a comprehensive suite of advanced training features like- evaluating your current training status to indicate if you’re under-training or overdoing it. Additionally, the Garmin Forerunner 245 offers performance monitoring features, safety and tracking features such as built-in incident detection, and exceptional battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and up to 24 hours in GPS mode.

The Forerunner 745 GPS running watch is a smartwatch made for runners and triathletes who need detailed training stats and on-device workouts along with the usual smartwatch functionality. It helps you track your runs, rides, and swims with better accuracy, and gives built-in activity profiles for running, triathlon, cycling, swimming, track running and more, provides personalized run and cycling workout suggestions based on your current training load and training status.

The Forerunner 45 GPS running watch monitors heart rate at the wrist and features GPS to track your pace, distance, intervals and more. The smartwatch gives smart notifications for incoming texts and calls, provides safety and tracking features like incident detection (during select activities) and assistance, which sends your real-time location to your emergency contacts. The forerunner 45 offers a battery life of up to 7 days in smartwatch mode & 13 hours in GPS mode.

Customers can avail the exciting discount offers and buy Garmin Forerunner GPS smartwatches from the respective BUY links in the table. The Independence Dayoffers will be valid from 15th August’22 to 31st August’22.

GARMIN Independence Dayoffers-

Garmin Forerunner GPS Fitness Smartwatch
Product NameStandard PriceDiscount  Independence Day Offers PriceBuy Link
Garmin Forerunner 45-Lava Red20,990/₹8,000/₹12,990/Buy
Garmin Forerunner 45-Black20,990/₹7,000/₹13,990/Buy
Garmin Forerunner 745-Black51,990/₹9,000/₹42,990/Buy
Garmin Forerunner 745-Magma Red51,990/₹9,000/₹42,990/Buy
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music-Black36,490/₹5,500/₹30,990/Buy
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music-Lava Red36,490/₹6,500/₹29,990/Buy

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