Marlab’s Mahesh RG believes, ‘Organizations who share/exchange information grow much faster than those who keep it as secret’

Mahesh RG, Head Data Engineering at Marlabs Canada INC, discusses the data-driven strategy and its effectiveness in today’s world. Read on as he elaborates the importance of AI and ML in data analytics to achieve business growth.

The industry has two main challenges: what to do with the Data being deposited, and where to host with confidence either to consume or to lend it for better usage.

MEDIA 7: Could you tell us something about your career journey so far, and what made you want this position at Marlabs?
MAHESH RG:
I grew up in a village, graduated in a suburb and did my post-graduation. I entered the IT profession in 2006 with a passion for learning and discovery. I earned very quick success and recognitions in the first job at the product-based company where I worked for 4 years, got exposure to SaaS platform with various business focus areas, which made an impact to move to start up on niche platform building team, where worked for couple years before got an opportunity to become part of IT Services industry through Marlabs. I became part of the Datawarehouse team and from day one until now, after completing 9 successful years, the learning continued. Played various roles in my 17+ years career and handled various complex project delivery and solutions on Data Management which is my passion. Currently, at Marlabs, I am responsible for converting customer Data challenges and visions to Data solutions through strategy. I have been fortunate to work along with some of the best in the industry to continue seeking to believe.


M7: What do you believe is the biggest hurdle for businesses while adopting a “data-driven strategy” today?
MRG:
The industry has two main challenges: what to do with the Data being deposited, and where to host with confidence either to consume or to lend it for better usage, due to which companies are ‘Data-rich and information poor’. The main bottleneck which current generation of the business is facing is due to looking at the problem from technology angle alone whereas it has to be looked at organizational asset since every organization accumulated data should treat it as NEW SOIL and NOT OIL, as OIL is not sustainable whereas SOIL if nurtured timely would be re-usable forever.

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The future completely depends on the data of every business function/process. Without data, decision-making would be weaker and less meaningful.



M7: How important it is to build an effective data strategy to achieve business growth?
MRG:
Businesses are no longer run the same as 5 years before and COVID-19 influenced greatly to consider quick turnarounds with out of the box thinking. Organizations who share/exchange information would grow much faster than those who keep it as secret, that does not mean to publish everything open for the public, but with consideration of mutual benefits. Organizations driven by Data Czars would lead from the front for long term vision, gone are the days where Data was limited within LOBs which indirectly has added to slower growth.


M7: The future of the data analytics space seems exciting, how will data engineering change in the next few years?
MRG:
Future completely depends on the Data of every business function/process. Without data, decision-making would be weaker and less meaningful. In the last 5 years, most successful organizations embraced data to be appreciated as an asset. Meaningful and understandable data storytelling for the business is the key and hence it requires good deeper horizontal and verticalized data focus, every application irrespective of the size it started would become a Big Data in near future. Thus, data management was and will be the basis for every decision to be made in a growing organization.

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Businesses are no longer run the same as 5 years before and COVID-19 influenced greatly to consider quick turnarounds with out of the box thinking.



M7: Few years down the line, how do you see AI/ML changing the world around us?
MRG:
Multiple approaches have emerged to support on organization growth and AI/ML is one of them, AI/ML would be one of the enablers to the world and data around, it would definitely create new avenues for business improvements through narrative into efficiencies and developing new business programs.


M7: What do you read, and how do you consume information to stay at the top of your game?
MRG:
Every information regarding data management reaches through multiple channels I never fail to follow especially LinkedIn, Blogs (from leaders whom I follow) and industry reviews through Forrester, attending webinars and listening to Podcasts.

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Casa Systems Unveils New AurusXT 5G Industrial IoT Router Series Featuring the World’s First Dynamic Slicing Support

Casa Systems | January 10, 2024

Casa Systems (Nasdaq: CASA), provider of innovative access network solutions serving customers worldwide, today announced the launch of the first solution in its AurusXT 5G Industrial IoT (IIoT) Series, the NTC-500 5G IIoT router, which leverages the speed and coverage of a 5G network to provide high-speed Ethernet-to-cellular connectivity. Casa’s NTC-500 is the first 5G IIoT router to support dynamic network slicing capabilities, allowing operators to provide new and tailored services to their enterprise customers. Casa’s AurusXT Series will offer a range of 5G IIoT devices designed to deliver reliable connectivity to a broad range of both fixed and mobile use cases. The NTC-500 is the first of the AurusXT Series to disrupt the IIoT market with a cost-effective 5G IIoT Router that utilizes the speed and coverage of a 5G Sub-6 GHz network to deliver a fast and reliable connection to machines, equipment, and vehicles. Casa’s industry-first and proprietary 5G Dynamic Slicing Technology sets the NTC-500 apart from every other IIoT router on the market. Other 5G IIoT routers are limited to static slicing, forcing end users to endure labor- and time-intensive manual, on-site reconfigurations whenever they want to make a slicing change. Casa’s Dynamic Slicing Technology empowers mobile operators to unlock new revenue streams by allowing their customers to flexibly establish and rescind network priority on demand. “The proliferation of 5G networks coupled with the sunset of global 3G networks has created a groundswell of demand for 5G IIoT devices,” said Steve Collins, SVP of Access Devices, Casa Systems. “Our AurusXT Series is designed to deliver cost-effective 5G IIoT solutions that will address most use cases. With our dynamic network slicing capabilities, mobile operators will be able to unlock new revenue streams by offering tailored service plans to meet their enterprise customers’ individual requirements.” IIoT routers can be found in installations around the world – wherever Ethernet-to-cellular connectivity is in demand – from remote security cameras in industrial sites or on roadways, to digital signs in shopping malls or other public venues, to standalone ticketing and other vending machines, to anywhere an IIoT device in any industry needs wireless connectivity to transmit data. Enterprises facing the inescapable sunsetting of 3G technology now have a cost-effective and future-proof option for upgrading the hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of IIoT routers within their domain. By opting to deploy Casa’s NTC-500, operators can bypass the adoption of 4G devices and minimize costly truck rolls to replace both 3G and 4G IIoT routers. The NTC-500 supports the latest 3GPP Release 16 features, including 5G Non-standalone (NSA) and 5G Standalone (SA) with failover to 4G LTE. This ensures it will not become obsolete when 4G technology phases out, minimizing the operational impact of updating hardware. The NTC-500 is compatible with both 4G and 5G, enabling customers to enjoy the benefits of 5G with the added assurance that existing 4G devices will deliver the best possible performance. Casa Systems is currently welcoming new resellers globally. Resellers or system integrators interested in becoming a Casa Systems IIoT device reseller are encouraged to contact Casa at https://www.casa-systems.com/. About Casa Systems Casa Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASA) is a next-gen technology leader that supports mobile, cable, and wireline communications services providers with market leading solutions. Casa’s virtualized and cloud-native software solutions modernize operators’ network architectures, expand the range of services they can offer their consumer and commercial customers, accelerate time to revenue, and reduce the TCO of their network infrastructure and operations. Casa’s suite of open, cloud-native network solutions unlocks new ways for service providers to quickly build flexible networks and service offerings that maximize revenue-generating capabilities. Commercially deployed in more than 70 countries, Casa Systems serves over 475 Tier 1 and regional service providers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.casa-systems.com/.

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