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Girish Dev joins Commtel as AI and Digital Transformation Head

Mumbai, 13-09-2021: Commtel, the global engineering, and technology company, has appointed Girish Dev as Head of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Transformation (DT) Business Unit. The company created Commtel Labs in 2019, focusing on the Research and Development of AI-powered solutions and platforms. It has now formed the AI and DT Unit to help companies operating in the critical national infrastructure (CNI) sectors through tailormade AI and DT solutions.

Dev has spent over 25 years in financial markets with a significant track record in creating trading and digital financial services platforms. Before joining Commtel, Dev served as a Strategic Advisor and Head at a global technology group for their Blockchain and DLT ventures. Earlier, he held several roles including, the position of Chief Regulatory Officer at Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX), a Critical Information Infrastructure, was Executive Director in the Capital First Group, and MD & CEO at Geofin Comtrade.

Mr. Shriprakash Pandey, CMD, Commtel Networks, said, “Our AI and DT division aims to work closely with customers for intelligent use of the data that flows through their systems. Girish combines the skills and flexibility to lead Commtel’s activities in this area as the companies in the CNI sectors continue to respond to greater challenges and accelerated change. He brings in a unique approach with the strategic intelligence and leadership to propel our new division, which we are putting intense focus on.” In the recent past Commtel had invested in nybl.ai, a knowledge-driven machine-learning platform.

Commenting on his appointment, Dev said, “The critical infrastructure sectors, especially Energy, Power, Transportation, and the Defense have been facing increasing threats of physical and cyber-attacks. Many of these sectors are also at the forefront of significant efforts towards sustainable development. To begin with, through our AI solutions, we intend to enhance the security of the physical estate of our customers besides partnering with them for implementation of their key priorities under a comprehensive digital acceleration programme.”

About Commtel Networks:

Commtel is a global engineering and technology company providing high-performance digital communication, surveillance, security, safety, and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for clients in the Oil & Gas, Power, Mining, Transportation, and other critical national infrastructure sectors. Commtel is at the forefront of engineering intelligence with expertise in executing turnkey solutions – design, engineering, multi-system integration, project management, commissioning, and life cycle management. Founded in 1998, Commtel has delivered over 500 projects across four continents, enabling the digital transformation of the mission-critical infrastructure of the clients.

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Commtel invests in nybl.ai, a pioneer in the democratization of Artificial Intelligence

Strengthens its AI capabilities to serve the critical national infrastructure sectors

Mumbai, August 16, 2021, Monday: Global engineering and technology company Commtel, through its subsidiary in the UAE, has invested a minority stake in nybl, the UAE based deep tech company democratizing AI. The two companies have agreed not to disclose the percentage of the stake. nybl has built a framework that allows the codeless development and deployment of machine learning models and AI applications, and its platform is currently in use in various industry sectors in the GCC region and North America. The investment will give Commtel access to nybl’s technologies for custom AI development for its clients in the Oil & Gas, Power, Mining, Transportation, and other critical infrastructure sectors. 

Mr. Shriprakash Pandey, CMD, Commtel Networks, explaining the rationale for the investment, said, “Our investment in nybl.ai allows us to leverage on the complementary strengths of deep industry knowledge and experience of Commtel with nybl’s AI expertise to help clients use the vast amounts of under-utilized data and create better value for them. Collaboration between Commtel and nybl will be demonstrated live in action for the first time at GITEX 2021 in Dubai with the launch of CN-SHIELD. As a threat-detection, prediction and resolution system which generates intelligence from the disparate systems and technologies deployed at any critical infrastructure, it will be the most advanced AI-based security management solution.”

nybl aims to democratize AI by enabling anyone to codelessly develop and deploy Machine Learning models and Ai applications. Mr. Noor Alnahhas, CEO & Co-founder, nybl, averred, “Commtel’s investment is a strategic and synergistic partnership, rather than just a monetary investment. By combining Commtel’s industry expertise with our platform, we will be launching AI applications for the critical infrastructure industries to help transform their data into actionable intelligence. We are looking towards ingress into these sectors through the deep domain experience of Commtel that will bring a ‘client’s view’ to our AI platform.  Nybl is democratizing AI, by making it easily accessible and reducing barriers to entry and partners like Commtel enable us to deliver on this promise.”  

About Commtel Networks:

Commtel is a global engineering and technology company providing high-performance digital communication, surveillance, security, safety, and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for clients in the Oil & Gas, Power, Mining, Transportation, and other critical national infrastructure sectors. Commtel is at the forefront of engineering intelligence with expertise in executing turnkey solutions – design, engineering, multi-system integration, project management, commissioning, and life cycle management. Founded in 1998, Commtel has delivered over 500 projects across four continents, enabling the digital transformation of the mission-critical infrastructure of the clients. To learn more, log on to www.commtelnetworks.com

About nybl.ai: nybl is smarter AI: a knowledge-driven machine learning platform that turns mountains of underutilized data into actionable intelligence, launched in 2019. Nybl has developed a framework for codeless development of machine learning models and AI applications. This end-to-end technology platform is industry and application agnosticm making their tech one of the most versatile in the world. In this sense, they’re creating an ecosystem that enables anyone to deploy AI tech, and opening up the principle of AI to everyone. In essence, they are democratising AI, by making it easily accessible and reducing barriers to entry. More on www.nybl.ai.

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Commtel Networks Awards PR mandate to Blue Lotus Communications

Commtel, an Indian MNC providing high performance digital communication, surveillance, security, safety, and AI solutions to global customers in Energy, Transportation, and other critical infrastructure sectors, has awarded its public relations mandate to Blue Lotus Communications. Rated among the top PR agencies in India, Blue Lotus is a 19-year-old award-winning PR agency, which uses a proprietary Brand Trust Matrix to help create and enhance trust in brands through public relations. Blue Lotus is a part of the Comniscient Group and its sister-concern TRA Research is the publisher of TRA’s Brand Trust Report annually for the last eleven years.

N. Chandramouli, CEO, Blue Lotus Communications, elaborated on the engagement and said, “Commtel is a company on a high growth trajectory and a leader in its’ segment. The company has charted an aggressive growth strategy for the next five years, with an intense focus on AI-based solutions to enhance value to their customers. Blue Lotus is thrilled to be a part of this journey. Our agency’s experience in the Energy and Technology sectors will give us the ability to use our knowledge to help Commtel.”

Shriprakash R. Pandey, CMD, Commtel, added, “Blue Lotus comes as an experienced knowledge partner to Commtel as we embark on our new phase of evolution and growth. We have recently changed our branding and partnering a PR agency which understands our ethos as well as our sector was the most important aspect while choosing Blue Lotus.” 

About Commtel Networks:

Commtel is a global engineering and technology company providing high-performance digital communication, surveillance, security, safety, and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for clients in the Oil & Gas, Power, Mining, Transportation, and other critical national infrastructure sectors. Commtel is at the forefront of engineering intelligence with expertise in executing turnkey solutions – design, engineering, multi-system integration, project management, commissioning, and life cycle management. Founded in 1998, Commtel has delivered over 500 projects across four continents, enabling the digital transformation of the mission-critical infrastructure of the clients. To learn more, log on to www.commtelnetworks.com

About Blue Lotus Communications:Blue Lotus Communications started with humble beginnings as a two-person public relations agency in October 2002, the agency has grown rapidly to a group with over 100+ people across 6 offices in India. Blue Lotus Communications specializes in Public Relations for Corporate, Technology, Chemicals, Healthcare, Brands, Real Estate and Finance. Blue Lotus uses TRA’s Brand Trust Matrix to scientifically reinforce trust through public relations. For more information log on to http://www.bluelotuspr.com