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EDGE – teambuilding activities at Ness Košice

Internal framework EDGE (Engage – Develop – Grow – Execute) includes a wide portfolio of activities focusing on the professional and personal development of Nessians. Knowledge sharing, training, conferences, innovations, teambuilding – the company calendar is filled with numerous events throughout the whole year and we decided to produce a series of short videos presenting them. In the very first edition we focused on teambuilding activities, which have become a unique part of Ness company culture.

Nessians Martin R., Karol S., and Martin V. part of the patented solution

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We work on big projects for reputable customers at Ness. The quality of our work is proven by successful releases and the client’s kudos. Three Nessians working on Solar Turbines project have however been a part of the team developing solution patented in the USA.

The patent covers a sophisticated system with selectable industrial machine schematics, possibility to predefine engineering instructions and sample grading images of the parts in order to provide a simple tool for engineers which helps them execute an assessment of an industrial machine by using a tablet.

An assessment can also be executed offline on the customer’s premises and synchronized later to the server. All data exchange is done by web services.

Martin R., Karol S. and Martin V. designed and implemented the database used by the system, developed and tested the web portal application and web services, but they also actively participated on the whole system architecture.

You can find more details about the patent on the following link: US Patent US10466677B2 https://patents.google.com/patent/US10466677B2

Quotation: „Sure we are proud and happy to be a part of a team having granted US patent. It’s even better to see the idea is already implemented in everyday work and our team have worked on the implementation. We have great partners from Solar turbines customer and it is really passion and fun to work with them. The same applies for our Kosice team we are the part of.“

Ranjit Tinaikar Joins Ness Digital Engineering as CEO

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Ness Digital Engineering, a global provider of digital transformation solutions, today announced that Ranjit Tinaikar has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective immediately.

Mr. Tinaikar has over 20 years of experience in the technology services sector with a track record of driving growth in the global businesses that he has managed. Most recently, he served as President of Fitch Solutions, a data and analytical services business, where he repositioned the business for growth through strategic investments and acquisitions in differentiated analytical offerings. Prior to Fitch, Mr. Tinaikar was Managing Director of Advisory & Investment Management, a data analytics business unit of Thomson Reuters, where he led the successful revenue turnaround of a business serving major financial services firms globally. Mr. Tinaikar was also a partner at McKinsey, where he was one of the earliest leaders in forming their Digital practice. At McKinsey, he founded the Lean Software Development and IT Strategy practices.

Mr. Tinaikar brings a unique perspective having worked on the demand side with CTOs, as well as the supply side with service providers. He has partnered with CTOs across industries to help them leverage data and technology to transform and drive better business outcomes. He has led industry shaping initiatives in technology services with Nasscom and helped create breakthrough innovations in technology-enabled public healthcare. Mr. Tinaikar started his career in technology as a faculty member in Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University and also worked at the Software Engineering Institute.

“Ranjit brings a proven track record of successful executive leadership and driving growth within the technology services sector. His recent experience in data analytics and Big Data will be additive to Ness’ Connected approach across software engineering, data and experience design. He is an accomplished operational executive with the strategic vision, client focus and execution leadership to lead Ness through its next phase of growth” said Tom Kucera, Managing Director at TRG and Ness board member. “The Ness Board of Directors is excited to have Ranjit as CEO and looks forward to working with him and the management team.”

“Ness’ exceptional heritage of experience-led product engineering combined with its breadth of cloud services, AI and data analytics capabilities positions us very well in the fast-growing digital services market. Clients are looking for firms like Ness, who are innovative in designing technology solutions to deliver positive business outcomes. They need a trusted partner on their digital transformation journey and I am excited to be joining the team.” said Mr. Tinaikar.

Tinaikar replaces Paul Lombardo at the Company. “The Board very much appreciates Paul’s contributions to Ness and his role in helping to build the Company into one of the leading digital-solutions providers”, said Mr. Kucera.

Mr. Tinaikar will be based at the Ness Headquarters in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Ness Košice developed a website for Košice Crows Handball Team

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Košice handball team fights for the top positions of Slovak highest league. Ness Košice decided to support their effort by developing a new presentation website with sophisticated widget managing membership fees, which are so important for the club struggling with miserable financial situation.

Stanislav Mucha, PR & Marketing Director, Ness Košice: „Running a CSR program Ness to Košice, we have already helped more than 30 non-profit organizations. Košice Crows officials have been working hard to bring the handball in the city to the highest league again. Thank to Ness and Nessians, we delivered them a nice presentation and e-commerce tool. I hope, it will help them to attract new fans as well partners.”

Andrej Kováč, QA Engineer, Ness Košice: „It was one of little bit more complicated projects including presentation website as well as membership management tool. Thanks to close cooperation with the club representatives, we’ve managed to push the website live. I wish Košice Crows good luck as well as continuing amazing atmosphere during their home games.”

Ness Digital Engineering Acquires CassaCloud

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TEANECK, N.J. – January 8, 2020 Ness Digital Engineering, a provider of digital transformation and custom software engineering services, is pleased to announce its acquisition of CassaCloud, a Kosice, Slovakia-based consultancy with expertise in Salesforce implementation, customization, and integration services for multiple Salesforce modules. CassaCloud will join Sovereign CRM, acquired by Ness in 2019, as part of the Ness Salesforce-focused Center of Excellence.

“Companies across industries are using Salesforce as a platform for mission critical, cloud-based, customer-facing and revenue-generating solutions,” said Paul Lombardo, CEO of Ness Digital Engineering. “We are eager to bring our rapidly expanding Salesforce capability, further strengthened by the excellent team at CassaCloud, alongside our proven digital capabilities to deliver business solutions that help our clients compete more effectively.”

CassaCloud serves as the versatile partner companies seek to achieve the benefits of larger, more complex Salesforce programs, as well as valuable, strategic extensions of Salesforce solutions. The company is a Salesforce Consulting Partner with certified specialists in Salesforce Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Community Cloud, CPQ, and Pardot.

“Our local and global clients value the hyper-customized solutions we develop for their businesses,” said Valér Dunda, Managing Director at CassaCloud. “By tapping into Ness’s digital engineering capabilities and extensive global footprint, we will be able to help even more companies best utilize the Salesforce portfolio to support their business goals.”

The CassaCloud acquisition strengthens Ness’s Salesforce credentials in North America and Europe. Employees from the CassaCloud headquarters have joined the Ness Kosice office, an employer of choice among the largest IT companies in Kosice.

Salesforce, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Community Cloud, CPQ, Pardot and others are among the trademarks of salesforce.com, Inc.

 

About Ness Digital Engineering

Ness Digital Engineering designs, builds, and integrates digital platforms and enterprise software that help organizations engage customers, differentiate their brands, and drive profitable growth. Our customer experience designers, software engineers, data experts, and business consultants partner with clients to develop roadmaps that identify ongoing opportunities to increase the value of their digital solutions and enterprise systems. Through agile development of minimum viable products (MVPs), our clients can test new ideas in the market and continually adapt to changing business conditions—giving our clients the leverage to lead market disruption in their industries and compete more effectively to grow their business. For more information, visit www.ness.com.

 

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Infi IT conference was attended by more than 180 guests

International conference Infi IT organized by Agile Center of Excellence in Ness Kosice was organized at the University library of Technical Univerity on November 13. The program and speaker attracted more than 180 Agile enthusiasts coming to see and hear 6 reputable speakers. The event was streamed online in English and you can find the particular speeches below.

 

Program:

  • Opening ceremony (video >>)
  • Michaela Bačíková – Agile in Education (video >>)
  • Dušan Kocúrek – Five fundaments toward outcomes (video >>)
  • Bogdan Chebac – Managing Willingness (video >>)
  • Tibor Boháčik – To do Agile right you need to play SAFe (video >>)
  • Mateusz Wojtowicz – Why Definition of Done matters at scale? (video >>)
  • Robyn Backhouse – Wizard level communication skills (video >>)
  • Closing ceremony (video >>)

The event was added with 4 Agile oriented workshops:

  • Agile Communication Game
  • T-Shaped Skills Game
  • Agile vs Waterfall Game
  • Lego Scrum

The guests could win also some attractive prizes in a raffle as well as quiz contest thanks to the event partners: Ness Košice, iStores, Generation Magazine,Technical University of Košice, Agile Center of Excellence, ScrumDesk, Red Bull.

Ness Košice has been awarded as Creditworthy company

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The most important award has been announced by Slovak information and marketing company. Ness is one of 2,38% companies (out of 806 963) in Slovakia, which passed internationally certified methods of financial analysis.

Zuzana Želinská, AVP – Business Finance & Operations: „Creditworthiness model compares creditworthiness of companies, helps to evaluate credit risk and suggests the solvency, stability and capability to fulfill commitments. Creditworthiness is often compared to rating, but creditworthiness is more comprehensive and the rating is just a part of creditworthiness. Ness has passed the evaluation with a positive result and we justly belong to the group of reliable and financially steady companies. Ness is year by year awarded for its financial standing, social responsibility and trustworthiness. We are proud of that.“

Ness announced cooperation with another Caterpillar division

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.

We are proud to work with CAT Asset Intelligence, a division of Caterpillar Inc. headquartered in Virginia Beach, USA. CAT AI provides an advanced predictive analytics and expert advisory services across vessel or fleet of vessels by monitoring the performance of marine engines. The solution effectively gathers and analyzes all the ship data, provide users with real time information and number of useful metrics, reports or dashboards which help predict potential failures and improves operational efficiency. CAT AI deals with millions of data points. Regardless of the system point manufacturer, it provides the crew with immediate insight into critical system condition and suggest what they should do with any potential issues.

Important part of CAT AI analytics solution is the Alert notification tool. This tool should provide relevant users with email and SMS notification service about engine status and/or engine malfunction.

Vedran Houdek, Senior Program Director, Ness KDC: “After becoming essential part of CAT’s Solar Turbines Digital division, I am proud an honored it was noticed by CAT AI which resulted in our involvement in one of their key projects. I am looking forward to help CAT AI extending and improving their Analytics Platform that plays an important part in today’s IoT world in marine, as well as in other industries.”

Ness connected HC Košice with 3 Universities

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Ness Kosice, the Main IT partner of HC Kosice used its relations and connected the club with all 3 local Universities – Technical university, Pavol Jozef Safarik University and with the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice. The parties signed a cooperation memorandum.

Prior to the beginning of the season, the most successful club in the Slovak hockey history presented a plan of transformation of HC Košice into a community club. Transparent communication and close cooperation with private as well as public organizations should be the pillars of it.

After confirming the extension of cooperation with the Magistrate of Košice and with the Košice Self-governing Region, the club organized a game where it invited all elementary schools and high schools to watch it for free. Almost 3,300 pupils came to this game. Another very significant step towards the community is signing of Memorandum of Cooperation with the Technical University, Pavol Jozef Safarik University and with the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice. The parties signed the Memorandum together during the press conference that was held on October 28, 2019 in Double Tree by Hilton hotel with the participation of journalists.

Main Areas of Cooperation Incorporated in Memorandum:

 promotion of activities propagation of HC Košice and their provision to university students within the agreed extent.

 promotion of projects enabling use of students’ knowledge in the projects aiming at development and prosperity of HC Košice,

 provision of advantages to university students in relation to the organized sport events (for example, offering them cheaper tickets to home matches)

 cooperation in organizing hockey games (senior home matches of HC Košice) that are thematically devoted to the Student’s Day (“Deň študentstva”) and other sport events,

 participation of players of HC Košice in university events with the purpose to promote the cooperation between the mentioned entities,

 mutual promotion of events and activities (according to accessible possibilities of the parties).

Memorandum was signed by: Ing. Július Lang (the President of HC Košice), Mgr. Norbert Koch, (the Executive Director of HC Košice), Ing. Jaroslav Porubän, PhD. (the Vice-Rector for Development and External RelationsTUKE), prof. RNDr. Pavol Sovák, CSc., (the Rector of UPJŠ), MVDr. Martin Tomko, PhD. (the Vice-Rector for Education UVLF), Ing. Jakub Palša (the President of the Student University Council TUKE).

The first common project will be the Student match, which will be held on November 19, 2019 (Tuesday). The duel against Liptovsky Mikulas will be accompanied by an interesting program thematically devoted to the events from November 1989. The parties have agreed that this “Student game” could become a traditional event which would be organized every year.

Of course, the management of HC Košice welcomes the cooperation with universities. Ing. Július Lang (the President of HC Košice): “We are incredibly happy that our well-known institutions of the community of Košice accepted our offer to cooperate. Through these common activities, we will be able to approach more than 17,000 students and hundreds of teachers. I believe that these young people will find their way to the Arena and will support us. On our part, we will do everything we can to thank our partners and to make long-term partnerships from which all of the parties will benefit from.

The common position in the name of all universities was presented by prof. RNDr. Pavol Sovák, CSc. (Rector of UPJŠ): Three universities from Košice – Pavol jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Technical University in Kosice, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmary in Kosice regularly cooperate in the field of education, science and research. Thanks to this Memorandum of Cooperation between HC Košice and the mentioned universities, sport will become another field of cooperation. You can see the proof in the upcoming hockey game of HC Košice which thematically devoted to Student’s Day (“Deň študentsva”). We believe that we will cooperate and participate in other successfull projects also in the future, and that together we will contribute to mutual promotion of organized activities and events.”

In the name of students, Ing. Jakub Palša (Student President of the University Council TUKE) expressed his opinion: “I hope that the cooperation between the three universities and the hockey club HC Košice will bring along some other interesting events where we will meet as we met here today, at this press conference. I believe that the cooperation between the mentioned institutions and signing this Memorandum will create many opportunities to promote sports among university students.