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Twitter Searching For ‘A Unique Leader’ To Take Indian Operations To Next Level

Twitter India is growing with a positive trajectory, in fact, one of the fastest-growing markets for Twitter in the world. 

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Twitter, which is growing with a positive trajectory in India, is looking for “a unique leader” who can take the country operations to the next level, the micro-blogging platform said on Friday.

“Twitter India is growing with a positive trajectory, in fact, one of the fastest-growing markets for Twitter in the world.

“While we are on the lookout for a unique leader who can take the team to the next level, Twitter India has an interim country head, Balaji Krish, who is in charge and leading the team forward,” a Twitter spokesperson told IANS.

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Reacting to an IANS story on January 29 stating that after Taranjeet Singh quit as Twitter’s Country Director for India in September last year, there is no India head for the last couple of months, the company said Balaji, Twitter’s global head of revenue strategy and operations, took on the role of interim country head in September 2018 and remains in the role today.

“Twitter India has had no further changes to the executive team since Taranjeet’s departure end of last year. In fact, Twitter has bolstered the India team with the recent additions of Akash Batra and Kanika Mittal as part of the revenue management team,” the spokesperson informed.

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According to the company, another senior employee Arvinder Gujral moved to take on a regional role as Managing Director for Southeast Asia at Twitter more than 12 months ago and continues in that position.

Anupam Dixit, Twitter’s Industry Head in India, took up a growth opportunity to move to Twitter Singapore as part of his learning and development. (IANS)

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HP Considering India as a Key Focus Area

India is key focus area, 3D printers next big thing

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India is a very attractive market with high brand recognition for a computer hardware producer like HP, said HP Inc’s President for Asia Pacific and Japan, Tian Chong Ng.

The Asia Pacific region — in which India is a key focus area — has been the fastest growing for HP and provided 16 per cent revenue growth last year.

In Q1 of FY2019 it registered 8 per cent growth year-on-year, said Ng in the course of the HP Reinvent 2019 conference, the company’s largest global partner event.

One reason for that is — India – and also the Asia Pacific region — tick marks on demographics trends which provide clear wins for HP: rapid urbanisation and more millennials are joining the work force.

While HP is very positive on India and recognises its potential, there are no plans yet for setting up a manufacturing base in India. Ng said it already has a manufacturing base in China apart from others in Vietnam, Thailand and Japan.

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“There is an existing ecosystem in China and we don’t have plans for setting up a manufacturing base in India, he said.

One focus area is the 3D printer, which offers HP great opportunity. Construction and automotive sectors are the focus areas here. Meanwhile, an MoU has been signed with the Andhra Pradesh government.

“To be successful in India demands that we understand it,” he said.

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HP is also pushing gaming in a big way. However, this has not led to any thinking for manufacturing mobile phones in India, despite the high number of gamers in the country spurred by affordable android phones and cheap data.

“Our strength is the PC business and we offer a whole family of products in that space,” Ng said. (IANS)