NYT team visiting India for digital initiative

June 4th, 2008 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, June 4 (IANS) A New York Times delegation is visiting India this week to look at their digital programme being developed at the Indore, Madhya Pradesh offshore centre of Diaspark, a US based IT services and consulting company. The Times has been collaborating with Diaspark, with offices in New York, New Jersey and Chicago, as part of the daily’s Knowledge Networks business driven by its commitment to furthering the cause of education and learning and “education without walls”.

The delegation will review the work, quality initiatives and technology processes at Diaspark’s facility in Indore during their three day visit.

Delegation members include New York Times director-education Felice Nudelman, director-R&D Ali Jafari and director-IT Anil Sharma.

Nudelman, who oversees the NexGen group in the Times and development of national strategies, marketing and new business opportunities in the education segment, said, “We are excited about our association with Diaspark and are glad to visit the Indore facility and meet up with the entire team.”

In a press release, Diaspark president Vipin Bhardwaj said, “The team will experience first hand the engineering processes and quality initiatives at play at our development centre in Indore.”

Founded in 1995, Diaspark claims to serve its clients with superior technology skills. With over 650 employees, the IT firm has domain expertise in providing digital enterprise solutions to media, entertainment and publication companies.

The New York Times Company is a leading media firm in the US that owns properties including The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune and The Boston Globe. Its stated core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

Indore is emerging as a strong tier-II offshore development centre in central India. IT Services companies like Computer Sciences Corporation and BPO companies like MphasiS, Firstsource and Teleperformance are located in the city.

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