Adfactors PR launches ‘Frontier Technologies’ practice

22 Jan,2020

By A Correspondent


Adfactors PR has launched a specialist offering, the Frontier Technologies practice, to address new and emerging technology sectors including artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning and nano technology.


The offering will specifically serve the requirements and opportunities facing emerging technology companies, in addition to mainstream businesses deploying next-generation technologies such as Blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous mobility across their operations.


The practice will be led nationally by the firm’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Roger Darashah, supported by a team of specialists. In Mumbai, it will be led by Sandeep Ajgaonkar, Vice-President, Adfactors PR, who was formerly Senior General Manager, Digital & Direct Marketing at Sun Pharmaceutical and, earlier, Editor & Marketing Head for Express Computer Magazine. In Bengaluru, by T V Mahalingam, Senior Group Head and former National Technology Editor at The Economic Times and in Delhi by Priti Setia, Group Head, who recently joined the firm from Edelman where she was Co-Lead, Integration, Delhi. The practice will be supported by Adfactors PR’s extended team including data scientists, programmers and developers.


Adfactors PR Co-Founder and Managing Director Madan Bahal explained that the practice reflected the distinct communications challenges facing companies incorporating and deploying emerging technologies: “In this field, technical understanding is a crucial but insufficient competence.  Communicators also need to be able to understand public sentiment – informed or otherwise, anticipate risks and opportunities, and navigate incomplete regulatory frameworks,” he noted.


Added Darashah: “While such technologies are becoming increasingly complex and impenetrable to non-specialists, discussions about their impact are actually becoming more mainstream.  Today, the requirement for technologists to explain and address the societal implications of their offerings to broader audiences – customers, partners and employees as well as regulators – has never been more crucial.”



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