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International Women’s Day 2015 @ ASCENDERSTECH

For all the Ascenders women & all ascending women from Jayalakshmi Thirugnanam (Director, Ascenders Technologies):

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This is a message to you from me on the occasion of Women’s Day – woman to woman.

“If you pick a particular role or way people see you, it generally sticks for life.”

A small statement I came across very recently and I am amazed at its hard-hitting truth because it came from a woman and she meant it for women.

So choose your roles carefully and decide how you want to be seen and perceived.

Make up your minds that you are always equal to men, if not superior to them.

And I mean in all ways – emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically.

We are usually told (mostly by other well-meaning women) to speak, behave and even think in a manner that is convenient for menfolk.

We are conditioned to believe that we are around to facilitate men.

Please do not give in to such wrong beliefs.

Every human being is born in this world to experience self-fulfillment and happiness.

These could come from any source.

You could be happy being a career woman or you could be happy tending a family.

You could be happy painting beautiful pictures or you could be happy creating delicious meals.

It could be anything!

It is up to you to recognize what makes you happy; make it your objective and respect yourself for it.

Only if you respect yourself, believe in your dreams and follow them through, you will be respected by the world.

Express yourself, your desires, dreams and opinions clearly and firmly.

Everything else will fall in place – how you want it to.

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Pot Luck Lunch & Buzz Meet @ ASCENDERSTECH

The Ascenders all gathered again on September 18th for a mouthwatering Pot Luck Lunch which slowly moved on towards the evening high tea along with the BUZZ Meeting this quarter.

The spread had a variety of tasty dishes especially vegetarian fare in keeping with the ongoing season.

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Ladies first…

The feast begins

The feast begins

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The potluck lunch brought with it an atmosphere of festivity, gaiety and a sense of relaxed indulgence.

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Food & Gossip…

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Tea time followed with the cutting of a cake in recognition of the successful Ascenders venture & new services namely our Translation Services.

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Our CEO, Dr. Thiru had a few words to share regarding our branching out more significantly as far as Singapore & Malaysia were concerned; our operations there are taking a more firm and bold strides in terms of new opportunities. We have already started to deliver our projects successfully and are in the process of implementing new ones.

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Dr. Thiru

Our US operations too will be kick starting very soon what with plenty of significant enquiries pouring in.

Our new Vice President Alexander Kumar was also officially introduced to the team. Alex comes with decades of solid experience in the HR Consultancy sector and aims to exploit his expertise at AscendersTech.

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Alex

Murugesh went on to explain how the translation services was taking off; he had a lot more to share about the allied services of Translation that AscendersTech was now working on.

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Murugesh

HR & Finance teams gave everybody the much needed pep talk. Representatives from other departments too had their say.

Team HRO recognized Supriya for her outstanding performance so far.

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And then it was time for high tea.

Cheers!

Cheers!

Poster Competition @ ASCENDERSTECH

A Poster Competition was held for all the internal employees of AscendersTech on a Saturday afternoon. The theme was “This is Going to be The Best Year Ever!”

The competition begins!

The competition begins!

Everybody got geared up for the contest with their colorful charts, pencils, colors and poster paints. People grouped into tiny teams of two or individually tried their hands at creative bursts of Art.

Everyone is involved...

Everyone is involved…

Everyone including the CEO...

Everyone including the CEO…

 

 

They attacked their chart papers with a frenzy and soon everybody’s  heads were down and hands were busy drawing, snipping, pasting and painting away before the initial boisterous discussions on how to go about it.

Heads down & hands working...

Heads down & hands working…

 

The judge of the event was none other than Mr. PVR our Vice President. He picked the most relevant poster based on the criteria laid out well before the event began.

The winning poster

The winning poster

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The next winning entry…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soon there was a colorful riot of posters laid out on and exhibited which would also be put on display throughout the premises to reinforce the fact that, yes, this was going to be the BEST YEAR EVER!

 

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The Display

ASCENDERSTECH @ PATHFINDERS 2013 – PART III

The Pathfinders 2013

The Pathfinders 2013

It was a proud and eventful evening when AscendersTech had been deemed worthy enough to receive the Pathfinders 2013 Award – Trailblazers of IT & ITeS Industry in Tamil Nadu from His Excellency Dr. Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu, on 29th January 2013.

The founders receiving the Award on behalf of AscendersTech

The founders receiving the Award on behalf of AscendersTech

The event was based on tracing the success stories of emerging IT and ITeS players in the state in a bid to recognize their efforts and contributions to the IT & ITeS sector in the state.  The highlight of the event was the launch of the second edition of Pathfinders, a coffee table book brought out by The Times of India honoring ten leading entrepreneurs in, at an event held at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai.

The Governor's Entry

The Governor’s Entry

Inauguration

Inauguration

The launch of Pathfinders - Second Edition

The launch of Pathfinders – Second Edition

The event was presided by His Excellency Dr. K. Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu, who inaugurated the function and also launched the coffee table book. Ninan Thariyan, VP & Response Head, The Times Group, addressed the gathering and shared his views on the significance of small players in the IT & ITeS industry to the growth of the State and country.

The Governor addressing the audience

The Governor addressing the audience

The event was also attended by Mr. Srinivas Chella, National Vice President, Indo American Chamber of Commerce, Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice Chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions and senior executives of the IT & ITeS industry.

The Awardees

The Awardees

THE ASCENDERSTECH – ACADEMIA ATTACHMENT

AscendersTech has a very special relationship with the academia. We make it a point to have meaningful interactions with them and we foster a warm give and take relationship. On the industry front, we recruit fresh and enterprising talent and on the academic front, we nurture the very same talent.

Our CEO Dr. Thiru is a well known speaker and presenter and is in great demand from various academic institutions apart from the media. Further, AscendersTech is also welcomed to steer their campus drives; we take pride in the fact that we stand sturdy and strong as a beacon light for enthusiastic youngsters waiting to put their best foot forward in the professional world.

The Principal & HOD (Dept. of Computer Science – Pachaiyappas) share a light moment with our CEO Dr. Thiru

Seminar @ Pachaiyappas College

Inaugural of the National Conference @ Loyola College – Dept of Computer Science

Sharing the dais with the Principal and the MD – ELCOT

Dr. Thiru with the MD – ELCOT Mr. Atul

@ GOJAN Engineering College for the Inauguration of National Conference – Dept of EEE

Releasing the souvenir…

The inaugural address

Inaugural @ SKP Engineering College

A standing ovation!

 

Releasing the CD @ Velammal Engineering College – ITPED ’12

 

Releasing the souvenir of ITPED ’12

 

The Inaugural Address

 

ASCENDERS TECHNOLOGIES – ANNUAL DAY – 19 MARCH 2012

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Today marks the start of our fifth year in existence!

The feeling is exhilarating and I’m sure that the small bunch of old faithfuls in our organisation feels the same way. The newcomers have an edge for sure as they have had the luxury of a process in place whereas the old timers went through the rigmarole of settling down in a seemingly chaotic environment and were actually instrumental directly or indirectly in the making of a process based organisation. They have traveled with us in the long and bumpy road and during this journey, have forged close, emotional relationships that will see us till the end destination.  The journey which we had started out with stars in our eyes on March 19th, 2008 still continues and the exuberance with which we began has not diminished over the years!

We wished to become a conglomerate and it is with pride that I announce to one and all, that the first steps towards this goal have already been initiated. In the course of the FY 2012 – 13, we would announce it in more detail.

Our memberships such as NASSCOM, ESC, ERA, TASMIA, TiE still hold us in good stead. Our previous Associate Membership with NASSCOM has been upgraded to a regular membership wherein which we are now entitled to voting rights and various other privileges.

The last year found us shifting base to the reputed NSIC Software Technology Park as we direly needed more space.  This expansion has led to our esteemed membership with STPI. In a bid to accommodate the laudable aspects of inclusivity and diversity, we have also become a corporate member of eWIT (Empowering Women in IT). One of our most prestigious achievements last year was being bestowed with the NASSCOM Emerge 50 Award. This was possible due to the focused and innovative efforts of the AscendersTech team.

Last year saw us expand our technology base as well, in terms of creating new practices, or more specifically, Centers of Excellence in Dynamics Axapta CRM and EPM apart from our existent ERP practice. To make sure that all practices and projects run seamlessly and smoothly, we have also established the much needed Project Management Office and it is doing its job efficiently. The Delivery team has been inducted into the PMO style of delegation and work and we are proud to declare that projects can and will be delivered on time and with the expected quality outputs thanks to the untiring efforts of the PMO.

In this regard, we would like to announce that from 1st April 2012, our Finance Team would be working on the Dynamics Axapta Finance Module thus making our internal Axapta implementation a grand success. We also foresee, in quick succession, the implementation of the dynamics Axapta HR Module.

We have changed our style of Operations stressing on the need to be a lean, trim and strong organisation. The new concept of Account Managers especially in the HRO Division has been introduced and has shown tremendous result in terms of Client Relationship Management and as a consequence, we hope to see profitability as well. We can boast of following the best practices in Recruitment especially where process and speed are concerned. The HRO organisation is by far, the leanest and meanest, as far as business is concerned. The sourcing team has been established with a view to reduce dependencies on commercial portals, strengthen Social Recruiting skills, save time and create elite and specialized skills in Recruitment. We are in the process of establishing a well-oiled and professional Recruitment Mechanism and every Ascenders recruiter is essentially a part of it.

An aggressive Sales team is in place with very focused business goals. We have also for the first time in AscendersTech history, introduced an Inside Sales Team and we are in the process of reaping our investments. The need for each and every Ascender to be a Sales person in his / her own right cannot be stressed enough. It is also in this context that we wholeheartedly reiterate that AscendersTech is a Sales driven Organisation. Our new branding, given the present circumstances, lays claim to this fact.

Our support teams especially HR, Admin, Finance and IT have all been well established and further fortified with the help of experienced stalwarts in the industry.

We have come a long way under the capable leadership of our beloved CEO Dr. Thiru. Our flagship Ascenders Technologies Private Limited has been recognized across states crossing even national boundaries not just for our efficient delivery but also because of each and every Ascender’s realization and acceptance that the our priority is ascending our Customer’s priorities!

Team Ascenders, I give out the call for renewed vigour from you all to continue our exciting journey of Business Excellence as a part of the Ascenders family. Let us together chart out the route to our destiny and always be a part of the celebration that is ASCENDERSTECH!

Pongal 2012 @ AscendersTech!

The AscendersTech Pongal Special!

Vanakkam, Vandanam, Swaagatham...

Today the office was in a free and festive mood what with Pongal just around the corner. This year the celebrations were a little grander than usual, there was a nice little Pooja conducted, staff came forward to entertain their colleagues with melodious songs; the ambience was pleasant.

Pooja @ AscendersTech

Solomon belting out Kannadasan hits!

Entertainment galore at AscendersTech!

The new nightingale of Ascenders - Maha

Singing sensation Solomon with his partner(?)

After a short prayer, sweet pongal was distributed.

AscendersTech Maamis tasting Pongal

 

Amidst the celebrations, there was a sugarcane breaking competition where all the He-men of AscendersTech proved their prowess much to everyone’s delight.The competition was initiated by our CEO Dr. Thiru.

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There was a lot of cheering as each He-man tried to outdo the other by employing various techniques to break bunches of sugarcane. We had bits of sugarcane flying around with each resounding crack; someone actually began to crush the juice out of his sugarcane! Juice sprayed across the office amidst loud applause.

Bright beauties of AscendersTech!

 

The team

 

Handsome hunks of AscendersTech!

 

The Vaetti / Vetti Gang!

 

Noushath doing his bit

 

Siddiah cracks a cane

 

Abel ably does his part

 

Boisterous Bala at his best!

 

Bharathi got the technique wrong

 

Simple stuff for Mahendran

 

Ansar showing off his might!

 

Minor Maria Suresh had to give up his title...

And this year's Minor isss......

 

Kung-fu Panda (sorry, Hemjit)

 

Ashok apprensively accepting his load

 

Simply simple Surya!

 

A resounding crack for Dilli!

 

Not only does he dance...

 

A call for open arm combat!

 

...and Maria Suresh chickens out.

Pradap gives a swift blow

Manju does it Karate style!

Bangles and flowers were distributed to the women folk of AscendersTech; everyone got a taste of the traditional sweetmeats procured by HR & Admin just for the occasion.

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It was a loud and jocular occasion where our CPO donned the role of a solemn priest at the beginning of the celebrations and then switched over to his excellent HR persona where he highlighted the fact that all the songs sung during the occasion had been Krishna lyrics; and this only symbolized that Krishna being a universal and master strategist, this year would be a year of Strategy for Ascenders Technologies!

The strategy evolved in the Mahabarath highlighted for the Ascenders...

The dynamic duo behind it all...

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