MarketOrders shortlisted for TechWomen100 Awards

 
 
PRESS RELEASE

 
Since August 2018, WeAreTechWomen has been searching the UK for the best female tech talent in the country. With the support of headline sponsor Worldpay, WeAreTechWomen has now identified a shortlist of 200.

 
MarketOrders is thrilled to announce their co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla, has made the shortlist.

 
The public vote of support is now open for the 200 individual shortlist nominees. You can vote for Sukhi here: https://bit.ly/2SPeO5o

 
The TechWomen100 awards are the first of their kind to focus solely on the female tech talent pipeline and to also recognise the impact of champions, companies and networks that are leading the way for future generations of tech talent.

 
The shortlist showcases remarkable women within technology sector covering a wide range of roles such as Machine Learning Engineer, Radio Modelling Engineer, Quantitative Analyst, Brexit Programme Manager, Radio Prototyper, and Cyber Security Consultant.

 
The full shortlist includes individuals from leading firms such as Amazon, Apple, EY, Fujitsu, IBM, Kurt Geiger, Lloyds Banking Group, Mastercard, Microsoft, O2 and PwC, alongside founders and entrepreneurs of tech start-ups.

 
Over the nomination period, WeAreTechWomen received over 500 nominations from across the UK and Northern Ireland. The calibre of entries for these awards was exceptional and all of the judges stated how difficult it was to arrive at the shortlist due to the amazing achievements of our nominees.

 
Vanessa Vallely, Founder of WeAreTechWomen said, “At WeAreTechWomen we have made it our personal mission to shine a spotlight on women working in tech. Our strategic aim is to highlight 500 female future leaders in technology by 2022. The response to this year’s awards has been fantastic and calibre of entries has been outstanding! I am so proud to see so many women in tech recognised for their achievements and really look forward to seeing who our final winners will be in December.

 
The TechWomen100 Awards is supported by Worldpay, Accenture, BAE Systems, Credit Suisse, Dell, Deloitte, NewsUK and Sky.

 

Written by MarketOrders

 

PRESS RELEASE

 
 
 

MarketOrders is thrilled to announce they are part of the #WeAreOneTech campaign to inspire more women and individuals from underrepresented communities to consider starting an ambitious startup.

  

MarketOrders COO and co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, is one of 4 startup founder stories to be profiled for the launch of this nationwide campaign.

 

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/dSalfHUTU-I

 

Read Sukhi’s full story here: https://medium.com/onetech-founder-stories/meet-sukhi-jutla-39a70f98ebeb

 

About OneTech

OneTech is a ground-breaking new initiative, supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, to provide female entrepreneurs, and those from some of London’s most underrepresented communities, with the opportunity to start and scale a high growth tech business.

 

The lack of diversity costs the tech industry dearly in untapped potential, talent and growth. Capital Enterprise has long recognised that this needs to change.

 

This project will connect founders with mentors and access a range of workspace, pre-acceleration, acceleration and investment readiness opportunities.

 

We are aiming to get businesses to better understand why diversity and inclusion makes sense; what needs to be done to help diversify their recruitment and selection processes; and double the number of female and BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) founders accessing investment by 2020.

 

We hope to inspire more women and individuals from underrepresented communities to consider starting an ambitious startup, and affect real change with supply, demand and culture change in London’s booming tech ecosystem.

 
 
 

Find out more: https://weareonetech.org/

 

Read The Evening Standard Coverage: https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/capital-enterprise-onetech-mission-diversity-tech-a3975191.html

 

#WeAreOneTech

 

Written by MarketOrders
 

MarketOrders at the eCommerce Expo Summit

 


 

On the 26th Sept 2018, MarketOrders COO, Sukhi Jutla, spoke on a panel on how and why retailers need to embrace blockchain.

 

Sukhi was joined by:

 

  • Denis Baranov, Principal Consultant – DataArt
  • Tony Long – Global eCommerce & Digital Marketing Lead, Kimberly-Clark
  • Terry Igharoro, Founder & CEO – InventoryClub

 

 

 

Panel: Bracing to Reap the Benefits of Blockchain

 

The impact that blockchain will have on retailers is huge! Companies that are educated in how to implement this effectively and efficiently will find themselves at a significant advantage over those still scrambling to figure it out. In this session hear how blockchain will impact data security, supply chain and payments!

 

Check out some of the video clips to catch up on the event

 

 

 

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

MarketOrders co-founder quoted in City AM on Books and Blockchain

 

 

As some of you may know, our co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla, is also an author. But not just an ordinary author!

In April this year, Sukhi made world history when her book, Escape The Cubicle: Quit The Job You Hate, Create a Life You Love, was the first book in the world to be published on the blockchain. This means readers can now purchase books using cryptocurrency. 

 

Sukhi was quoted in the City AM for their ‘CryptoInsider’ Feature on 21st Aug 2018, and Sukhi said:

 

As an author and entrepreneur, I am always looking for new ways to reach my readers. The blockchain allows authors an unprecedented and original way to crowdfund and distribute their books and Publica is the leading platform to do this with.

 

You can read the full edition here: http://dev2.cityam.com/assets/uploads/content/2018/09/crypto-spread-21aug2018-5b9a54a015d78.pdf

 

 

You can also read Sukhi’s post on publishing on the blockchain here: Sukhi Jutla, Founder and COO of Market Orders, presents an author case study in blockchain experiments with Publica

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

Why Retailers should be embracing blockchain

 

 
There have been many stories in the press lately about how the high street is dead. But is this really true? Will the high street die…or is it just time for them to embrace blockchain?

 
We at MarketOrders are always keen to bring fresh ideas and new approaches to our customers, the retailers. We help them to keep up to date with the latest technology and help them to embrace the digital world.

We know from our vast experience that the use of technology in brick-and-mortar shops is vital to help drive deeper customer engagement and emotional connections with local retailers and customers. This, in turn, will elevate the customer experience and create an incentive for shopping offline and driving purchase intent.

 
At MarketOrders, we believe the future of retail sits at the intersection of e-commerce and brick and mortar. We call this the converging platform and this is what MarketOrders is doing.

 
The reason why the giants of e-commerce such as  Alibaba, Amazon and eBay are flourishing today is that they embraced technology and its potential from the very beginning.

 
This is critical. Tech cannot be an afterthought or a side dish. Retailers must embrace technology and have a digital strategy present from the very starts.

 
The rise of cryptocurrency

 
As blockchain tech turns 10 years old, it’s becoming a household word among the millennial generation. While the cryptocurrency market is establishing itself in the world of speculative trading, it has not yet been widely accepted as a viable transaction method for goods and services.

 
Undoubtedly, one of the most common questions people ask is, “How can I use my cryptocurrency aside from trading on an exchange?” Marketorders will bring a practical solution for customers to utilize cryptocurrency to buy, sell and reward in exchange for products and services, within the ecosystem of the platform.

 
Cryptocurrency is inspiring entrepreneurs to create startups, millennial generations to have ownership and association with their own currency of choices that they are craving and desire to make better choices in pursuit of their life quest.

 
Marketorders converging platform and its MOT Token [cryptocurrency] can be the lifeline the offline retailers need to transform. MOT will create the ability to transact with an opportunity to experience a smart retail phenomenon in the future of a cashless society. And we are still only at the very beginning in terms of seeing what blockchain technology can accomplish.

 

 

MOTokens [cryptocurrency] envisions and working towards a future where ultimately MOT, the native currency, will be the cryptocurrency of choice for millennials to spend, earn and transact in the digital world.

 
Our fresh and new strategic platform and approach will pave the way for offline retailers to engage with millennial generations in an experiential economy.

 
This will give millennials a direct say to how their community spends and supports the local retail scene.

 
To align the transformation of brick and mortar of the future and millennial thinkers in entering a new market free of centralization and rich with intelligence and innovation. The cryptocurrency may be just what is needed to enter the smart retail space.

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

Creating the future of millennial retail with cryptocurrency

 

While the volatility is positive for speculative investors, it is also causing more hesitancy on the part of consumers to use it as a reliable fiat currency alternative. Unfortunately, the cryptocurrency craze has attracted too many ICO startups whose intentions are focused solely on watching their valuation being pushed to the pinnacle by the speculators. Often, there is no other utility outside of their cryptocurrency merely being a way to inflate their bank accounts.

 

MarketOrders solves the problem and challenges faced by offline retailers in dealing with millennial generations of consumers by creating a tech marketplace for them. Millenials are Smartphone driven and attention deficit and need to be able to access information on demand and on their mobiles.

 

 

photo credit: https://pixabay.com/en/office-meeting-business-partners-336368/

 

How is MarketOrders solving this challenges?

 

MarketOrders is bringing a Converging platform for offline retailers to future proof it by embracing new technologies using blockchain technology- NOT the least of which is the advent of cryptocurrency.

 

Blockchain invented a trust-less decentralized currency, owned and transacted by entire communities and movements. This could not be accomplished with traditional [fiat] currency in the circulation.

 

photo credit: https://pixabay.com/en/block-chain-shaking-hands-handshake-3468276/

 

 

For the first time in the modern history, communities can be served by currencies of choice without geographical boundaries, language, race, and religion restriction.

 

Despite a multifold of possibilities this new technology presents, it is critical that MarketOrders focuses initially on embracing this digital era and the millennial uprising that is causing disruption to offline retailers [brick and mortar].

 

This trend is being driven by a desire to tap into the rise of the experiential economy.

 

This experience became the blueprint for every brick and mortar shops. Digitization brings so much of convenience but customers are still looking for surprises and spontaneity in their shopping experience, which can only be achieved with a physical environment.

 

This actually creates positive tension between convenience and smart shopping with the experiential element to it and bring realization to an entire retail industry that in today’s digital and fast-moving technology world, only remain constant is the change.

 

Therefore, retailers are under pressure to move quickly to implement technology into their business. Retailers are constantly seeking technologies to both bolster customer experience and increase efficiency. To execute this vision of online and in-store experiences powered by technology, retailers need to leverage the critical skill sets of both business leaders and infrastructure and operations professionals, which can be very expensive for small retailers.

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

MarketOrders is Interviewed on Women’s Radio Station: Smart tips on how to raise money for your business

 

 

MarketOrders co-founder & COO, Sukhi Jutla, was invited onto the Women’s Radio Station, the online radio station dedicated to women, to talk about how to raise funds for your business.

 

Sukhi continues to be a thought leader and influential voice for female founders and entrepreneurs and she talks about her journey to create MarketOrders and shares insights on her funding journey to date.

 

Sukhi was joined by female founders, Georgina Wilson-Powell from Pebble Magazine, a stylish take on sustainable living, covering food, fashion, travel and design and Winnie Mak, from One Dear World, who created a collection of multi-cultural dolls.

 

The show will be aired from Monday at 2 am and pm each day and can be listened to here, if you click on the Listen button: http://womensradiostation.com/

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

Sukhi Jutla profiled in the Sunday Telegraph as part of Management Today’s ’35 women under 35’.

 

MarketOrders is pleased to announce our very own COO and co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, was profiled in the Sunday Telegraph as part of Management Today’s ’35 women under 35’. 

 

 

This year’s 35 Women Under 35 list, published by Management Today in association with Accenture to shine a light on the country’s top young businesswomen, is packed with career chameleons. 

 

 

These women entered the workforce during the financial crisis. They watched established companies crumble, entirely new industries spring up and technology evolve at an extraordinary rate. 

 

 

The launch was celebrated at a wonderful drinks reception at the Foundling Museum, a historic venue in the heart of London.

 
 

Congratulations Sukhi for continuing to be a shining powerhouse and role model for other women leaders and entrepreneurs!

 
 

 

Links:

Sukhi’s feature can be accessed here: https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/sukhi-jutla-34/article/1488779

 

The full feature can be read here: https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/35-under-35-2018-profiles

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao
 

MarketOrders COO, Sukhi Jutla, talks about Why Diversity Matters with @FintechChat on 8th Aug 2018 – Do tune in!

 

Why “Diversity Matters” and how can #FinTech build a diverse workforce? Don’t miss our #FinTechChat and join the conversation with Sukhi Jutla, World’s 1st #BlockchainAuthor, next Wednesday, 8th Aug, 10AM. Follow us @FinTech_Chat.

 

 

 

Next week on 8th Aug 2018 at 10am GMT, Sukhi Jutla, MarketOrders co-founder & COO,  will be live on Twitter talking to @FinTechChat on why diversity matters and how #FinTech can build a diverse workforce. They will discuss topics such as:
 

    • Why diversity matters in #FinTech
    • What are the biggest challenges in building a diverse workforce?
    • Why do we need more Women in FinTech?
    • How do we make the FinTech sector more Inclusive and Diverse?

 

…and much more so please do join in the conversation.

 

 

Don’t miss out and ear mark the date and time and join in the conversation. Follow us @FinTech_Chat and see you then!

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao

 

MarketOrders Celebrates Diversity at the London Stock Exchange

 

 

The London Stock Exchange Group welcomed Diversity UK on Monday 11th June 2018 to mark its contribution to improving equality and inclusion in Britain and to mark the publication of the 2018 edition of the #Top100AsianStarsinUKTech #innovation #women #tech #entrepreneurship.

 

 

Our very own Sukhi Jutla, Co-founder and COO of MarketOrders was invited to the LSE to celebrate being listed on the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech.

 

The date coincided with the launch of London Tech Week 2018 and the 171st birthday of women’s rights campaigner, Millicent Fawcett. 

 

Diversity UK members and guests were welcomed by Nikhil Rathi, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group and senior colleagues from the organisation’s diversity and inclusion team. 

 

Lord Gadhia, who was a judge for Diversity UK’s Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2018 list, gave the keynote address emphasising the importance of diversity and inclusion for Britain.

 

Read more here:

https://diversityuk.org/london-stock-exchange-group-welcomes-diversity-uk/

 

https://www.lseg.com/markets-products-and-services/our-markets/london-stock-exchange/equities-markets/raising-equity-finance/market-open-ceremony/welcome-stories/ondon-stock-exchange-group-welcomes-diversity-uk

 

Sukhi Jutla with Rav Bumbra, Lopa Patel and Farrah Quereshi

 

 

Written by CEO & Founder, Ram Krishnna Rao