31 innovative global start-ups to participate in the third edition of DIFC FinTech Hive’s 2019 accelerator programme

Finalists join the 2019 cohort, from across the world including start-ups from Asia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa Dubai: In line with the continuous growth and development of the Dubai International Financial Centre’s financial innovation ecosystem, the DIFC FinTech Hive, announced today the commencement of the 2019 edition of its accelerator programme. The third edition of the programme launched by the region’s first financial technology accelerator received an overwhelming response of over 425 applications from across the world, including Asia,…

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Life @ Crayon – Saravana

1) How long have you been at Crayon? I’ve been at Crayon for 4.5 years. 2) What do you do at Crayon? I’m a software engineer. 3) What’s your average day like? My average day usually looks like the following – eat, sleep, work, have fun, repeat! 4) What’s your favourite Crayon memory? When one of our banking clients went live with maya.ai and we were watching the performance on the big screen. It was Crayon’s first ever client engagement…

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Life @ Crayon – Sundar

1) How long have you been at Crayon? 6 years 2) What do you do at Crayon? I’m the Engineering lead of the Platform team. 3) What’s your average day like? It’s full of meetings, discussions and writing code. 4) What’s your favourite Crayon memory? The cricket tournaments that we participated in. 5) What’s your favourite part about working at Crayon? What keeps you coming to work every day? People’s support and enthusiasm! 6) What do you contribute to Crayon?…

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Life @ Crayon – Rohit

1) How long have you been at Crayon? I’ve been at Crayon for just over a year now. 2) What do you do at Crayon? Good question. I primarily am a product marketeer and the pre-sales point guard for our e-commerce vertical. But as a part of my learning curve, I dip my feet in sales, marketing and customer success as well. 3) What’s your average day like? My day usually starts a little earlier than the Chennai office timings.…

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Life @ Crayon – Jessy

1) How long have you been at Crayon? It’s been more than 3 years now. 2) What do you do at Crayon? It’s my job to ensure the best quality of any deliverable goes out the exit door of Crayon’s dev factory. 3) What’s your average day like? My average day is usually filled up with testing, bugging developers about bugs, and discussions with different teams to understand their requirements and implementations to get the test plan prepared. 4) What’s…

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Life @ Crayon – Akshaya

1) How long have you been at Crayon? There’s just a couple months left, before I earn my ‘2-year Whiz’ badge. 2) What do you do at Crayon? I manage the data curation team. 3) What’s your average day like? With the help of my little army of interns I execute client data delivery requests. And support the product team in building operational applications and evaluate partner data. 4) What’s your favourite Crayon memory? Of course, it has to be…

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Life @ Crayon – Rahul

  1) How long have you been at Crayon? Approximately 5 years. 2) What do you do at Crayon? I’m a Business Analytics Consultant. 3) What’s your average day like? My day usually consists of writing algos and interacting with clients. 4) What’s your favourite Crayon memory? Binging on Hyderabadi biryani for lunch with my colleagues! 5) What’s your favourite part about working at Crayon? What keeps you coming to work every day? The people. And the problems we solve…

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Life @ Crayon – Malathi

  1) How long have you been at Crayon? For 3 years and 10 months. 2) What do you do at Crayon? I am a software developer. I sit in front of black & grey screens and I type commands that add flavours to Crayon’s products. 3) What’s your average day like? My average day usually has several sync ups. As well as the routine stand-up at the end of the day. In between all of this, I work on…

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Life @ Crayon – Devaki Gopalan

1.  How long have you been at Crayon? It’s been just over a year… 2. What do you do at Crayon? I’m part of the Project Management Office. 3. What’s your average day like? My average day always begins with a wonderful cup of masala chai and ends with a wonderful evening with my husband, Bharath! 😊 What comes in between is a whole series of things that can only be explained best with miscellaneous words and phrases – newspaper,…

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Chai Break with Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi, Co-Founder and CTO, Crayon Data

  This article was written by Gowri Rekha and originally published on Paul Writer. Paul Writer interviewed Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi (known as IVK) who is the Co-Founder and CTO of Crayon Data, a Big Data & AI product company at Singapore with a development center in Chennai. He has been with ICT industry for the last 30 years and is one of the leading experts in innovation management and advanced technologies incubation in India. Read on for his insights on…

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