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Changing jobs: the retailers who have moved vendor side

What's it like working on the other side? Essential Retail gauges the thoughts of three former senior retailers who are now plying their trade in the flourishing retail technology community.

Author: Ben Sillitoe

Once a retailer, always a retailer? Not necessarily.

With such advances in technology over the last few years, there are a number of senior retailers that have opted to switch sides and start working for the vendors that once tried to sell to them.

Stepping it Up for Minority Women in IT Careers

Outlook in Higher Education Magazine December 2014 ISSUE (By Michelle Adam)

December, 2014: For years, Nikki Arora, corporate marketing officer of UST Global, would hear corporations talk about equality and diversity in the workforce, yet the dismal figures for women, let alone minority women, in the IT workforce remained the same. According to Arora, less than 2 percent of women make it into the IT workforce, despite the fact that about 12 percent graduate with IT degrees.

UST Global Wins The EMC Transformer Awards 2014

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India: UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, won the EMC Transformer Awards 2014 at one of India’s largest industry event, EMC Forum, for its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) implementation.

UST Global wins Social Media for Empowerment Award 2014 for its social mobile app

The app, developed for Thiruvananthapuram City Police to enhance traffic management, has more than 1500 downloads

 

New Delhi, India: UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, announced that it has won the Social Media for Empowerment Award 2014, in the category of ‘Social Apps,’ for its mobile app for Thiruvananthapuram City Police. Instituted by the Digital Empowerment Foundation, the awards recognize and honor best social media initiatives for empowerment in the South Asian region.

 

xTV, UST Global and Microsoft Alliance Agreement

Go to Market Campaign to drive xTV and Microsoft Azure Adoption

REDMOND, WA:--(BUSINESS WIRE)--xTV, UST Global and Microsoft today announced the commencement of new Go To Market campaign to help accelerate the adoption of cloud-based TV for the enterprise.

 

xTV is pioneering online TV networks and with the Alliance Agreement under way, the adoption of online TV for the enterprise is dramatically accelerated.

UST Global partners with APR Charitable Trust (ACT) for APR Walkathon 2014 to raise funds for empowering underprivileged communities

Supports the residents of Adarsh Palm Retreat, Bellandur, in fostering their social initiatives as a part of its continued commitment to ‘transform lives’

The Walkathon, flagged-off by Arjuna awardee Reeth Abraham, witnessed participation from more than 3000 residents and corporate partners


Bangalore, India: UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, joined hands with APR (Adarsh Palm Retreat) Charitable Trust to support the fourth edition of its fundraising event, APR Walkathon, held in Adarsh Palm Retreat, Devarabisanahalli, Bangalore on Sunday. Adarsh Palm Retreat Charitable Trust, also known as ACT, is one of the country’s few charitable trusts formed from a group of residents of a single residential community that works with corporate entities towards social responsibility projects.

UST Global Brings STEM Jobs to Hampton Roads Economy

Opening Office and Hiring 100+ Over Next 6-9 Months – Many Earmarked for Veterans

ALISO VIEJO, CA: UST Global, a California-based information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 companies, plans to create more than 100 high quality, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) jobs in the Hampton Roads area over the next six to nine months, many earmarked for veterans. The new hires will support several local companies including Amerigroup, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc.

UST Global's "Step IT Up America - New York" Launch Supports Minority Women

New York City Program Part of Nationwide Initiative to Grow STEM Careers

 

NEW YORK CITY, NY--(Marketwired) - UST Global, a Los Angeles-based information technology solutions and services company serving Global 1000 enterprises, today launched 'Step IT Up America - New York,' part of its nationwide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative to, by 2020, educate 5,000 minority women across the country and place them in jobs.

UST Global wins four awards at the Tata Institute of Social Science-Leapvault CLO Awards India-2014

Dr. Madana Kumar, Head, Global Learning & Development, UST Global, honored with the coveted ‘Global CLO Chief Learning Officer Of the Year’ Award and ‘CLO Chief Learning Officer of the Year’ Award for his impactful leadership

 

Mumbai & Thiruvananthapuram, INDIA: UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, has won four awards at the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS)-Leapvault CLO Awards India, held during the 5th edition of CLO Chief Learning Officer Summit in Mumbai on 9th & 10th October 2014.

UST Global InfoTsav 2014 Inter-Company Dance Competition Charms Kochi Infopark

Kochi, India: Let’s Dance, was the phrase doing the rounds around the technology community at Infopark on October 9, with UST Global, a leading provider of end-to-end IT services and solutions for Global 1000 companies, hosting a first-of-its-kind inter-company Dance Competition at Kochi’s techno hub.

UST Global Acquires TCP to Strengthen Its Presence in Spain

Deal widens the company’s offerings in the local market and expands business prospects for Europe, Latin America and Africa

 

LONDON: (BUSINESS WIRE) UST Global announced today that it has acquired TCP, an IT consulting company specializing in the development and integration of advanced technology solutions and IT services.

UST Global to participate at NASSCOM Engineering Summit 2014 as Silver Sponsor

Pune, India: UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, today announced that it is partnering with NASSCOM Engineering Summit 2014 as a silver sponsor. On to its 6th edition, the summit under the theme "Engineered from India", will provide a platform for deliberation among national and international experts to explore strategies and listen to the best of engineering minds, and create a common framework for the future.

The new healthcare ecosystem: 5 emerging relationships

Written by Bipin Thomas, President, UST Global Health Group

 

The healthcare "system" is now better understood as an ecosystem of interconnected stakeholders, each one charged with a mission to improve the quality of care while lowering its cost. To ensure patient safety and quality care while realizing savings, these stakeholders are building new relationships — often outside the four walls of the hospital. Here are a few of the new relationships that are taking shape:

Xpanxion, A UST Global Subsidiary, Ranks On The 2014 Inc. 500?5000 List

ATLANTA: PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine ranked Xpanxion, a UST Global subsidiary, NO. 3744 on its eighth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of America's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs.

UST Global unveils telemedicine application for mobile devices in collaboration with Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital (BNH) Telemedicine centre and BlackBerry India

By providing a holistic view of patients’ health history, the app enables access to advanced healthcare consultation from qualified healthcare providers for the people in rural areas.

 

New Delhi, India: UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, today unveiled an advanced Telemedicine application, conceptualized by Dr. Pavan Kumar, Head of Dept. of Cardiovascular Surgery and Telemedicine centre, Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital, in collaboration with BlackBerry India.

UST Global Launches New Application Development and Availability Service Platform with Actifio

LONDON: (BUSINESS WIRE) --Today UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, announced a new partnership with Actifio, the leader in copy data virtualization. With Actifio, UST’s customers can now develop new applications faster, while efficiently utilizing their existing server, storage and networking resources. The results are a more agile, resilient and cloud-like IT operation for organization leveraging UST’s new service platform.

Community development programs, peace parade and musical presentations mark International Day of Peace celebrations at UST Global offices worldwide

 

As a precursor, ‘Peace One Day’, a nonprofit organization led by British actor and filmmaker Jeremy Gilley, and UST Global also launched the "#tweetforpeace" campaign where corporates pledged to raise awareness and message of Peace Day among 1.5 billion people


Aliso Viejo, California and Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India: UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, celebrated Peace Day, also known as International Day of Peace --an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence recognized by United Nations on 21 September every year-- across its offices and centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. This aligns with UST Global’s mission of jobs, technology, training and peace to impact and transform lives in the community it operates.

Peace One Day and UST Global Successfully Launch #tweetforpeace Campaign

Campaign expected to reach 50 million people around the globe by Peace Day on 21 September

 

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Non-profit organisation Peace One Day and IT firm UST Global successfully launched the #tweetforpeace campaign at the first annual Peace One Day London gala dinner held at the Hurlingham Club last night.

1000-plus UST Global Employees Come Together for Onam Season Celebrations at Kochi Infopark

Kochi, India: UST Global, a leading provider of IT services and solutions for Global 1000 companies, had over 1600 USsociates (UST Global employees) getting together to celebrate the spirit of Kerala’s harvest festival – Onam, at UST Global Kochi center within Infopark.

UST Global expands its global delivery center in Chennai; to double its headcount by 2016

Chennai, India: UST Global, a leading provider of IT services and solutions for Global 1000 companies, announced that it plans to double its headcount to 3000 in Chennai over the next two years. It has also invested in the overall infrastructure of the center to strengthen its service delivery capabilities for both global and Indian customers.

5000-plus UST Global Employees Come Together for Onam Season Celebrations at Technopark

Festivities Include Traditional Feast, Dance Performances and Various Contests

 

Trivandrum, India: UST Global, a leading provider of IT services and solutions for Global 1000 companies, had over 5000 USsociates (UST Global employees) getting together to celebrate the spirit of Kerala’s harvest festival – Onam. The 5000-plus USsociates represented the spirit of India, being from the many states of India, and working from UST Global’s campus in Technopark.

Global Brands Unite to Launch #tweetforpeace Campaign

Peace One Day’s Founder Jeremy Gilley & IT firm UST Global join forces in a call to action to promote Peace Day 2014

 

LONDON:--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Peace One Day, the non-profit organisation whose initiative led to the unanimous adoption by the United Nations Organisation’s member states of an annual Peace Day of global ceasefire and non-violence each 21 September, announced today that it will launch a social media campaign

"#tweetfor peace" at its London gala dinner on September 3rd.

Trulioo Lands Strategic Investment From UST Global

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired) - Trulioo, a global identity verification company, today announced that it received a strategic investment by UST Global, the leading provider of end-to-end IT services and solutions for Global 1000 companies.

UST Global Wins Double Honors at the Global Brand Excellence Awards 2014

ALISO VIEJO, CA: UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, announced today that it has been conferred with the Global Brand Excellence Awards, in two categories, at the World Brand Congress the single largest rendezvous of best brains behind some of the world's most successful and sought after brands held in Singapore recently.

UST Global develops mobile application for Thiruvananthapuram City Police to enhance quality of service to public

Thiruvananthapuram, India: The Thiruvananthapuram City Police commissioner’s office today launched an innovative mobile application to enhance the quality of service provided to the public. The mobile application has been developed by UST Global.

UST Global Yummy Aid 2014 Showcases Tech Professionals’ Culinary Skills

ORGANISED BY UST GLOBAL’S NETWORK OF WOMEN USSOCIATES (NowU)
TO HAND OVER MAJOR PART OF PROCEEDS FROM SALES TO CHARITY

 

Thiruvananthapuram, India: Yummy Aid is back! Employees at UST Global’s Thiruvananthapuram Technopark Center came together today again to showcase their culinary skills at ‘Yummy Aid 2014’. The proceeds from this event would be donated for a noble cause.

US Vice President Makes Historic Visit to UST Global and praises Step IT Up initiative

DETROIT:--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, July 18th, 2014, visited the Detroit center of LA-based UST Global’s ‘Step IT Up America,’ a nationwide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative to educate and hire 5,000 minority women across the country by 2020.

 

Accompanying the Vice President was Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

UST Global Trivandrum Centre Installs GPS Tracking Mechanism in Company’s Cabs

AIMED AT ENSURING ADDED SAFETY TO EMPLOYEES TRAVELLING TO OFFICE FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE CITY

 

Trivandrum: UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, has installed GPS tracking mechanisms in the company’s cabs for the Trivandrum center. The move comes in a bid to ensure the safety and security of the employees travelling in the company’s cabs. UST Global operates cabs to various parts of the city as part of the company’s pick-and-drop facility extended to its employees.