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Mastek’s IAM System Deployment for HSCIC wins iCMG Enterprise & IT Architecture Excellence Awards

09 Sep 2015

Reading, U.K. – 09 September 2015 – The iCMG (Internet Component Management Group) awarded HSCIC (Health and Social Care Information Centre) the Enterprise & IT Architecture Excellence Award 2015 in the Healthcare category. The award was bestowed for the architecture, design and development of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) system.

Mastek is the IT solutions partner to HSCIC, a non-departmental public body of the UK Department of Health. The IAM system went live earlier this year and is the largest, centralised enterprise based platform providing trusted, identity assurance based services to users across the UK’s National Health Service. It is a complex, safety-critical system delivered using agile software development methodologies.

Services provided through the IAM are extensive and cover user enrolment, smartcard management, digital signature based authentications and access management to 1.5 million clinical users working across 50,000 NHS organisations in the United Kingdom. The Mastek-designed IAM system is saving the NHS millions of pounds per year. End users are delighted with the system and performance has dramatically improved, allowing front line staff to spend more time on delivering patient care.

The iCMG Enterprise & IT Architecture Excellence Awards are conferred each year to honour architects and enterprises whose work demonstrates a combination of talent, vision and workmanship in creating successful and enduring systems and enterprises. The awards are presented at a ceremony held during the iCMG Architecture World conference.

The Enterprise behind Veyo + Updates

The Enterprise behind Veyo + Updates

05 May, 2015

May 5th, 2015 - Veyo, the soon to launch online conveyancing portal, has been widely promoted within the conveyancing sector and The Law Society’s involvement is generally recognised by most practitioners. However, for many in the conveyancing industry, the joint partner, Mastek UK, a global enterprise-level technology solutions provider, still remains an unknown. Desmond Hudson, the chairman of Veyo (pictured) reveals more about the company that designed and developed the portal.

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Mastek UK goes 'agile' with IndigoBlue

05 May, 2015

Mumbai-headquartered mid-tier IT services firm, Mastek, has made its first UK acquisition, that of London-based ‘agile development’ consultancy, IndigoBlue. Terms were not disclosed but IndigoBlue turned over some £6m last year. Founded in 2002, IndigoBlue will run as an independent Mastek subsidiary, with management on a three-year earn-out.

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Reports of fake law firms double, says SRA

Reports of fake law firms double, says SRA

06 Mar, 2015

March 4th, 2015 - Reports of fake law firms have increased by 101% in the last two years, according to figures from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Criminals are pretending to be genuine lawyers to try to con clients.

The SRA, which regulates solicitors in England and Wales, said it recorded 701 reports about bogus law firms in 2014, up from 349 in 2012.

It follows a warning from the Law Society of Scotland that the number of fake firms is on the rise.

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Conveyancing goes online with Law Society backed portal

Conveyancing goes online with Law Society backed portal

14 Oct, 2014

Joint venture creates new way to simplify and speed up the house-buying process

A new home conveyancing portal is scheduled to be launched to the legal profession in Spring 2015.

The online service, called Veyo, is a joint venture between The Law Society and global IT solutions specialist, Mastek UK. It is designed to bring together all the processes, checks and documentation prepared by solicitors and licensed conveyancers in the sale and purchase of residential properties.

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Mastek rallies 15% on demerger plan

15 Sep, 2014

Shareholders will get one equity share of Majesco for every equity share held in Mastek.

Mastek has rallied 15% to Rs 270, also its 52-week high on National Stock Exchange, after the company said it will demerge its insurance products and services business into a separate listed company.

The board of directors of the company at its meeting held on today, has approved the demerger of the Insurance Products and Services business of the company into Minefields Computers Private Limited, Mastek said in a statement

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Mastek to become two companies of one half!

15 Sep, 2014

Mumbai-based, mid-tier offshore services firm, Mastek, is to spin out its mainly US-focused insurance products and services business which will then be known as Majesco, the brand that Mastek is known as in that market. The core Mastek offshore services business will then comprise Mastek’s UK operations, which is currently responsible for over half the company’s worldwide revenues, and its operations in Singapore. Shareholders will receive one new share in each company after the split, which is expected to complete in June 2015.

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Mastek UK appoints Khanolkar to lead insurance and financial services

22 Aug, 2014

Global enterprise application specialist Mastek UK has appointed Vidyesh Khanolkar as head of insurance and financial services division. Khanolka will be tasked with leading growth initiatives for the business unit. He will also be responsible for key industry and customer relationships. Before joining the UK operations, Khanolka led Mastek's Asia business unit operations covering seven countries, across the insurance and public sector verticals. In this position Vidyesh managed Mastek Asia's entire business operations, encompassing planning, budgeting, strategic partnerships, operations, P&L...

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Society names IT partner for online conveyancing

Society names IT partner for online conveyancing

04 Jul, 2014

Mumbai-based IT giant Mastek is to be the Law Society's partner in building an online conveyancing system, the Society announced this morning.

The Conveyancing Portal, due to go on 'beta' test this year, is designed to speed up house-buying and reduce the risk of fraud. It will be built by Legal Practice Technologies Ltd, a joint venture between the Society and Mastek UK.

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Insurers selective on digital agenda

Insurers selective on digital agenda

12 Mar, 2014

Organisational capacity is the biggest barrier to driving forward insurers’ digital plans, according to a new survey by Insurance Times.

When the UK’s largest insurer described its digital transformation as like “moving from an old dial telephone to an iPhone 5S in one go”, the industry sat up and took note.

Aviva’s multimillion pound technology overhaul will make it Europe’s first major insurer with a system that integrates underwriting and claims software on one platform, and will completely transform how the insurer operates and interacts with customers and brokers.

The insurer’s digital overhaul echoes the results of an Insurance Times survey, which found that insurers are increasingly recognising the importance of implementing digital services.

The poll of 35 digital decision-makers – ranging from chief executives to technology officers – was done in partnership with management consultancy Baringa and technology provider Mastek, and aimed to define what ‘being digital’ means to some of the UK’s largest insurers.

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Mastek scores home run at Home Office

Mastek scores home run at Home Office

17 Feb, 2014

Mumbai-headquartered offshore services firm Mastek has scored its second contract direct with UK government, winning a “significant” project at the Home Office. The new deal will see Mastek develop and test a Shared Service Bus as part of the Home Office’s Immigration and Enforcement systems. All the work will be undertaken onshore.

The contract comes just a few months after Mastek was awarded its first project on the G-Cloud with NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) to develop a new corporate and internal identity & access management service as part of the NHS Spine re-procurement programme.

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Home Office signs deal with Indian IT services firm via G-Cloud

Home Office signs deal with Indian IT services firm via G-Cloud

17 Feb, 2014

Mastek will be responsible for developing a shared service bus and a common data platform The Home Office has signed an India-based IT services firm to work alongside its Immigration Platform Technologies (IPT) team to develop and test a Shared Service Bus (SSB) and a Common Data Platform (CDP).

Mastek was procured via the government's G-Cloud, a framework that lists thousands of commodity-based cloud services available to the public sector via an online catalogue.

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Home Office chooses Mastek for IPT contracts

17 Feb, 2014

Company will work on shared service bus and common data platform developments.

The Home Office has appointed Mastek to develop a shared service bus and common data platform to support communication between Immigration and Enforcement systems.

Mastek will work alongside the Home Office's Immigration Platform Technologies (IPT) team to develop and test a Shared Service Bus (SSB) to support communication between various Immigration and Enforcement systems. IPT is a major programme for the Home Office to update and refresh one of its key legacy services.

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English GPs To Start Sharing Anonymised Patient Data

English GPs To Start Sharing Anonymised Patient Data

08 Jan, 2014

The Department of Health hopes the scheme, starting in March, will help inform better choices The NHS in England will start collecting anonymised patient information from GPs to improve the quality of care provided outside of hospitals, as well as create economic benefits for UK industry.

The Department of Health will deliver leaflets to 26.5 million households over the course of January, explaining how the data will be used. Patients can opt out of the scheme by contacting the NHS information line or talking directly to their GP.

The collection process is expected to begin in March. However, due to the NHS’s track record in handling personal data, some consider it to be a huge privacy risk.

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Mastek to develop identity and access management service for NHS HSCIC

Mastek to develop identity and access management service for NHS HSCIC

22 Oct, 2013

HSCIC) has selected IT services and solutions provider Mastek to develop an identity and access management service.

The announcement comes as part of the NHS Spine re-procurement and Mastek claims that it will be one of the largest standards-based corporate identity management infrastructures in the world.

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The Digitisation of Insurance

17 Oct, 2013

Sudhakar Ram, Group CEO and Managing Director at Mastek, examines how insurance providers need to develop new business models in response to trends in digital innovation.

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Enterprise Agile – can we survive without it in the digital economy?

24 Sep, 2013

Mastek is holding a dinner event and round table discussion at the Royal Automobile Club, London. Guest speaker is Steve Law, Solutions Director for Capita Children’s Services.

The digital economy is presenting a different set of challenges and opportunities to organisations at all levels. Business and technology alignment is more relevant today than ever before. Business agility is demanding technology agility. In this new paradigm, the adoption of agile methodology across the enterprise is a potential response. The discussions will focus on broader issues around the topic including business expectations, CIO challenges, different adoption models depending on organisation maturity, best practices and programme management.

This is the first round table discussion in this series. Mastek is pleased to provide these forums, under the Chatham House Rule, to its friends and customers. Guests will include representatives from our clients in both the private and public sectors and a few industry experts.

Monday 14 October 2013, by invitation only. Please contact Nikki Paul for more details.

Analysis: Multichannel makeovers create valuable returns

20 Sep, 2013

For any retailer, taking a step back and giving the business a multichannel makeover can be a valuable exercise. Glynn Davis examines retailers’ strategies for improving their operating models.

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Outsourcing: Need a hand?

18 Sep, 2013

While some in the insurance industry associate outsourcing with cutting jobs and costs, others are keen to extol its virtues. So when is it right to outsource, and how can it benefit the sector?

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Analysis: What is the next phase of the ecommerce revolution?

16 Aug, 2013

It’s not just pure-plays leading the way in ecommerce evolution, bricks-and-mortar retailers are fast becoming bona fide etail experts. Matthew Valentine outlines the key trends emerging.

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New CEO for Mastek's UK operations

New CEO for Mastek’s UK operations

21 May, 2013

Provider of enterprise-level technology services and software solutions Mastek has appointed Sudhakar Ram as chief executive officer its UK division. Ram has relocated to the company’s UK head office and will assume full responsibility for the region.

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Market for feature phone apps is low-tech goldmine

Market for feature phone apps is low-tech goldmine

13 May, 2013

Mastek's bus management mobile application for employees is featured in a BBC article looking at the growth market for low-tech app development.

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Mastek achieves compliance with NHS Information Governance Toolkit

25 Apr, 2013

Mastek, the global IT solutions provider, has today announced successful compliance with the NHS Information Governance Toolkit (IG Toolkit) review, which assesses organisations' compliance with information governance requirements. The latest accreditation showcases Mastek's commitment to maintaining a high-level of data protection and security.

There are a number of legal requirements surrounding information governance, particularly within public sector bodies such as the NHS, which the Department of Health has interpreted in a clear set of guidelines setting out how NHS organisations 'process' or handle information. It is NHS policy and a legal requirement for all NHS Trusts to comply with these guidelines. Providers such as Mastek, who work with the NHS, are also obliged to meet the same information governance standards, but as with trusts themselves, the current policy relies on a self-declaration. As a result, Mastek assessed itself against the entire IG Toolkit and declared Level 3 compliance. As part of the process, Mastek had to meet the following criteria:
Prove that it has adequate governance in place to support the current and evolving Information Governance agenda Outline its ability to access expertise across the confidentiality & data protection assurance agenda and the information quality and records management agenda

Assess staff training needs and ensure that specific information governance training is provided to all employees The IG Toolkit was produced by the Department of Health to support trusts in demonstrating compliance. NHS Trusts were required to reach a minimum of Level 2 performance against these standards by March 2011. Despite this, a year on in March 2012, nearly 50% of NHS organisations were still non-compliant, meaning patient data is still at risk.

Dominic Carter, Business Development Director, Healthcare says, "Mastek's declaration of Level 3 compliance demonstrates our continued commitment to information governance. As a provider of solutions which support trusts in protecting Patient Identifiable Data, we decided to put ourselves through the IG Toolkit to reassure trusts that we treat these requirements with the utmost importance."

Data privacy concerns with the launch of Kameleon 4.0 Addressed By Mastek

12 Mar, 2013

Mastek, the global IT solutions provider, has confirmed the release of version 4.0 of Kameleon, its ground-breaking pseudonymisation tool designed to address organisations' data privacy concerns by replacing recognisable information with artificial identifiers. Kameleon version 4.0 takes into account feedback from its health sector and financial services clients, and includes new capabilities designed to protect identifiable data from breaches and loss whilst ensuring that information can be shared securely.

In this major release, Kameleon is able to replace information such as names, dates of birth, and addresses with meaningful values that maintain the demographic integrity of the information, but remove the original identity of the person or organisation so that data can be shared in compliance with the latest regulations. This revolutionary function ensures the complete safety of personal data whilst enabling cloud-based processing, and third party data sharing, without changing the underlying applications and databases. Unlike encryption, where access to the key opens the full data, with Kameleon's pseudonymisation capability, there is no key, therefore information is completely safe.

Barry Yard, UK managing director, Mastek UK said – 'The increasing number of data security breaches highlights the need for tighter controls and greater protection over private information. As a result, any organisation that handles personal data needs to have an effective strategy in place to meet relevant legal requirements whilst ensuring that the growing amount of data can still be used to deliver benefits back to the business. Kameleon provides a unique opportunity for any organisation concerned about regulatory fines, and the massive reputational damage of a data loss to safely share information outside the organisation without risk.'

Steve Latchem, senior vice president, global solutions said – 'In this latest release of Kameleon, we listened to feedback from our current customers and their experience in using the product to protect their sensitive information. As data is regularly shared across organisations, international boundaries, and sometimes unpredictably in the cloud, encryption as a solution has failed. With release 4.0, we have a solution that enables an organisation to share information, without changing their applications or data structures, in complete safety.'

Mastek moves towards the next step in data privacy protection with the launch of Kameleon 4.0

27 Feb, 2013

Mastek releases Version 4.0 of Kameleon, its innovative solution designed to address data privacy concerns.

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Logi Analytics and Mastek bring embeddable BI to G-Cloud

27 Jan, 2016

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Mastek to Deliver Notification Engine for a UK ‘Digital Only’ Bank

May 6, 2016

Reading, U.K. – May 6, 2016 – Mastek contracts with a UK Digital only bank that offers its customers the full range of retail and business banking products through a mobile application only. The digital mobile platform will be the main communication gateway with the Bank’s customers. This project win demonstrates Mastek’s ability to engage with the banking community by adding business value through delivering innovative technology in the digital space.

Mastek is designing, developing and implementing a notification engine as part of the project. The engine will deliver banking and client-driven event activities to the Bank’s clients through the mobile channel. According to Nigel Heller , Head of Financial Services and Banking, Mastek UK, “What really makes this project exciting is the design of the notification engine enables the Bank to be independent of any internal system – building future-proofing, a key requirement of the project. Additionally, the notification engine sits at the very heart of the banking infrastructure and integrates with all other key banking systems.”

As part of the sales engagement, Mastekeers participated in a Hack-a-thon to develop a proof of concept (POC) for the Bank in August last year. The Hack-a-thon quickly enabled the Bank to position its challenge. Within a day, Mastek built a solution, accepted by the Bank as a way forward and into a PoC, prior to contracting for the end to end solution.

About Mastek
Mastek is a digital transformation solutions provider with over three decades of experience. Every day, over a million people across the UK use services that run on Mastek technology. The company’s work supports major events in the lives of citizens and the operations of various government organisations, numerous retail and financial service businesses. Mastek operates across the UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Visit www.mastek.co.uk to know more.

Contact Information
Email: esperance.barreto@mastek.com
Ph.: 07879802466.

Mastek Q1FY17 Total Income at Rs 133.6 crore

July 15, 2016

Mastek Q1FY17 Total Income at Rs 133.6 crore
11 new clients added during the quarter
Order backlog stood at Rs 216.5 crore

Mumbai, India – 15th July 2016: Mastek, the technology solution provider for digital transformation programs in the Government, Retail and Financial Services worldwide, announced today its financial results for the first quarter of FY17.

Review of financial performance for the quarter ended 30th June, 2016

On a quarter-on-quarter basis:

  • The operating income was Rs 130.1 crore during the quarter under review as compared to Rs 124.3 crore during the previous quarter reflecting an increase of 4.7% in rupee terms and an increase of 5.7% in constant currency terms.
  • Total income was Rs 133.6 crore during the quarter under review as compared to Rs 127.6 crore during the previous quarter, up 4.7% on Q-o-Q basis.
  • The Company reported EBITDA of Rs 10.8 crore (8.1% of total income) in Q1FY17 as compared to Rs 4.0 crore (3.1% of total income) in Q4FY16.
  • Net profit stood at Rs 3.6 crore in Q1FY17 as against Rs 5.9 crore in Q4FY16, down by 38.9% on Q-o-Q basis. The growth was impacted mainly due to increase in tax expense during the quarter under review.

On year-on-year basis:
  • The operating revenue was Rs 130.1 crore during the quarter under review as compared to Rs 133.3 crore during the corresponding quarter of previous year reflecting a drop of 2.5% in rupee terms and a fall of 1.3% in constant currency terms.
  • Total income was Rs 133.6 crore during the quarter under review as compared to Rs 139.1 crore during the corresponding quarter of previous year an decrease of 3.9% in rupee terms.
  • The company reported an EBITDA of Rs 10.8 crore (8.1% of total income) compared to an EBITDA of Rs 16.6 crore (11.9% of total income) compared to the same period last year.
  • Net profit stood at Rs 3.6 crore in Q1FY17 as against a profit of Rs 4.4 crore in corresponding quarter of previous year.

Operating highlights
  • New accounts billed during the quarter: The Company added 11 new clients during Q1FY17. Total client count as of 30th June, 2016 was 92 (LTM).
  • 12m Order Backlog: Mastek's 12-month order backlog was Rs 216.5 crore as on 30th June,2016 as compared to Rs 205.5 crore at the end of Q4FY16, reflecting an increase of 5.4% QoQ in rupee terms (an increase of 3.4% Q-o-Q in constant currency).
  • Employees: As on 30th June, 2016, the company had a total of 1,302 employees, of which 924 employees were based offshore in India while the rest were at various onsite locations outside India. Employee count at the end of 31st March, 2016 was 1,298.
  • Billable utilization: The Company's billable utilization stood at 80.2% in Q1FY17 as compared to 78.7% in Q4FY16.
  • Cash & Cash Equivalents: The total cash & cash equivalent stands at Rs 139.5 crore as on 30th June, 2016 as compared to Rs 119.9 crore at the end of 31st March, 2016.
  • Update on Cashless Technologies: Consequent to the Board's decision on 19th May,2016, to defer the acquisition of Cashless Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. (CTIPL), Mr. Sudhakar Ram had decided to make the investment in his personal capacity, and offer Mastek 80 lac warrants at par, for Mastek's contribution in incubating the venture. The Mastek Board has accepted this offer and shall make an initial contribution of Rs. 80,000.

Commenting on the results, Mr. Sudhakar Ram, Managing Director & Group CEO, Mastek, said: "Q1FY17 results were in line with our expectations. Our topline grew 4.7% sequentially while the bottom line was impacted due to increase in one time tax expense. We have seen good growth momentum in terms of 12-months order backlog and 11 new clients additions during the quarter. Going forward we see an impact of Brexit on our topline, as 95% of our business comes from UK."

Commenting on the results, Mr. Abhishek Singh, CFO Designate, Mastek, said: "The highlight of the quarter was the strong improvement in cash position of Rs 139.5 crore. Our EBITDA margin was at 8.1% helped by growth in Financial services business. We are confident of improving our business performance in the quarters to come."

About Mastek

Mastek is a publicly held (NSE: MASTEK; BSE: 523704) leading IT player with global operations providing enterprise solutions to government, retail and financial services organizations worldwide. With its principal offshore delivery facility based at Mumbai, India, Mastek operates in the UK and Asia Pacific regions. Incorporated in 1982, Mastek has been at the forefront of technology and has made significant investments in creating intellectual property, which along with proven methodologies and processes, increase IT value generation to its customers through onsite and offshore deliveries. For more information and past results & conference call transcripts, please visit our web site www.mastek.com (and/or the Investors section at http://www.mastek.com/investors.html). Updated disclosures regarding corporate governance may also be accessed in the web site's Investors section at: http://www.mastek.com/investors/corporate-governance.html.

Investor / Analyst contact:

Asha Gupta
Christensen IR
+91-22-4215-0210
agupta@christensenir.com
Media Contact

Sanjay Mudnaney
Mastek Ltd
+91-22-2824-7827
sanjay.mudnaney@mastek.com

Shareholders may also contact Mastek via email at Investor_grievances@mastek.com, which has been specifically created for the redressal of investor grievances. You may also contact the Investor Relations team by email at investor.relations@mastek.com.

Note: Except for the historical information and discussion contained herein, statements included in this release may constitute forward looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those that be projected by these forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but not limited to such factors as competition, growth, pricing environment, recruitment and retention, technology, wage inflation, law and regulatory policies etc. Such risks and uncertainties are detailed in the Annual Report of the company which is available on the website www.mastek.com. Mastek Ltd. undertakes no obligation to update forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereof.

Statement by LPT Board on the future of Veyo

04 Dec, 2015

Legal Practice Technologies (LPT) was created by the Law Society and Mastek to meet the need for a secure online environment in which conveyancers could conduct their work.

The review of Veyo undertaken by LPT at the instigation of its Board has shown that the shape of the market for the Veyo product has changed radically since LPT was founded.

New providers have committed to bring free products to market within case management software to deliver LPT's vision for e-conveyancing. Case management providers are developing products such as Free 2 Convey, adding value to their existing offer and we welcome any development which means that conveyancing can done more effectively.

As a result both the shareholders have decided against further investment in the development of Veyo.

Sudhakar Ram, Group CEO & Managing Director, said, "This was a hard decision to take, but is commercially the right one for all of us. We are pleased to have been involved in this partnership with the Law Society.

In line with Mastek's conservative accounting policy, losses in LPT have already been written off in our consolidated financial statements till September, 2015. The additional financial impact will be restricted to the regular expenses and wind down charges incurred during this quarter, netted off against Mastek revenues from the JV for the quarter. The actual impact, which is not likely to be significant, is being worked out and will be presented along with our Q3 results".

Investor / Analyst contact: Media Contact
Asha Gupta Sanjay Mudnaney
Christensen IR Mastek Ltd
+91-22-4215-0210 +91-22-2824-7827
agupta@christensenir.com sanjay.mudnaney@mastek.corn

About Mastek
Mastek is a publicly held (NSE: MASTEK; BSE: 523704) leading IT player with global operations providing enterprise solutions to government, retail and financial services organizations worldwide. With its principal offshore delivery facility based at Mumbai, India, Mastek operates in the UK. Incorporated in 1982, Mastek has been at the forefront of technology and has made significant investments in creating intellectual property, which along with proven methodologies and processes, increase IT value generation to its customers through onsite and offshore deliveries.

Mastek UK Completes the Acquisition of IndigoBlue

01 May, 2015

May 05, 2015 – Mastek UK, the global, enterprise-level technology solutions provider, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of IndigoBlue Consulting, the multi-award winning consultancy specialising in Agile programme management. IndigoBlue will be operated independently as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Incorporated in 2002, IndigoBlue is a leading UK consultancy specialising in Agile programme and project management with a turnover in excess of GBP six million. It provides management and consultancy services that enable its customers to harness the profound benefits of Agile and achieve maximum advantage from technology-based business change. IndigoBlue is at the forefront of numerous cutting edge projects in the UK, and has been recognised for its innovation and excellence. The company is the current holder of the prestigious Agile Consultancy of the Year award. It also designed the award-winning technology change strategy for the Customer First programme at the YHA (Youth Hostels Association); the pioneering use of Agile in Government with the Institute for Government; and deployed the Amberhill ID Fraud Prevention programme with the Metropolitan Police, which was recently awarded the ‘Best Public Sector Project.’

The acquisition brings together IndigoBlue’s Agile consulting and programme management expertise with Mastek’s world-class technology delivery capability. Together, these synergistic offerings will provide a compelling proposition across their combined client base. It will allow them to offer a fully end-to-end transformational service encompassing business change consulting, industry leading Agile project and programme management, and enterprise-scale solution delivery.

“The synergies between Mastek and IndigoBlue are clear and compelling. Both IndigoBlue and Mastek have established outstanding reputations with their customers within the key sectors of Government, Retail and Financial Services,” commented Joe Venkataraman, Chairman of Mastek UK. “We are delighted to be able to welcome IndigoBlue’s team of experienced, senior staff into the Mastek group, and look forward to a successful and profitable partnership,” he added.

“We are excited to be joining a global organisation with an outstanding reputation for technical excellence and quality of delivery. We look forward to working with Mastek within our shared sectors of expertise, and also being able to provide a broader and deeper range of business change and technology services to our customers within the Media and Publishing, and Not for Profit Sectors,” says Rob Smith, Managing Director, IndigoBlue.

About Mastek

A global, enterprise-level technology solutions provider, Mastek combines the strengths of a world class product company with a specialist services organisation. We utilise Agile methodologies that deliver early business value and enable organisations to adapt to dynamically transforming IT environments. Our core IT services portfolio covers application development, service management and testing, maintenance, IT consulting, systems integration, mobility, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics.

Mastek has over three decades of extensive experience specialising in government, retail, healthcare, financial services and insurance sectors. Our flexible delivery model, which blends onsite and offshore implementation, coupled with a collaborative culture makes us a trusted partner to our customers. With offices in six countries, Mastek operates across the UK, Europe, the US, Canada and Asia-Pacific.

About IndigoBlue

With expertise in Agile and digital strategy development, IndigoBlue consultants have a track record of delivering tangible business benefits in high pressure, business critical environments, and success is underpinned by IndigoBlue’s industry leading governance framework Adapt 2.0TM.

Contact Information Email: esperance.barreto@mastek.com
Ph.: 07879802466.

22 April 2015 - Veyo, the comprehensive conveyancing portal, wins three awards for ‘Best Visual Identity’, including the top award within the technology, media and telecommunications sector, and silver for Best Creative Strategy at the prestigious Transform Awards Europe.

Brand strategy consultancy, Industry, working alongside Veyo, has been responsible for the development of the product proposition, name, identity, marketing strategy and creation of the advertising, promotional literature and initial website.

Presented last night by Gyles Brandreth, the broadcaster, actor and former Conservative MP at the Brewery in London, Veyo and Industry scooped one gold, one silver, two bronzes and a highly commended for their work.

Gold - best visual identity from the technology, media and telecommunications sector
Silver – best creative strategy
Bronze – best visual identity from the professional services sector
Bronze – best visual identity from the property sector
Highly commended – best strategic/creative development of a new brand

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A panel of judges made up from branding experts from countries all over Europe, critique the work of a large volume of high profile brands and agencies for the industry’s definitive celebration of excellence, rewarding innovation in branding across Europe.

Transform Europe said about Veyo that: “Conveyancing – the legal transfer of a home from seller to buyer – needed to step into the 21st century, and the Law Society in partnership with technology firm Mastek UK strove to achieve this advancement.” One judge described the branding as a “standout in category”, with another highlighting the “really strong memorable visuals, which are applied beautifully across all platforms”.

Veyo, developed by the Law Society and global IT solutions specialist, Mastek UK, is soon to launch and will bring together electronically all the processes, checks and documentation prepared and undertaken by solicitors and licensed conveyancers in the sale and purchase of residential properties. The brand identity name, Veyo derives from the word Conveyancing; its Latin stem being ‘veho’, meaning ‘to carry’. The logo of a brown hare, an animal renowned for its agility and speed, signifies the improved efficiency that Veyo will bring to the home buying process. Working in partnership with well–respected illustrator Noma Bar, Veyo’s bold brand identity set on a bright orange background is both modern and meaningful.

Sholto Lindsay-Smith, strategy director and James Packer, creative director at Industry comment: “We have been very pleased with the campaign as we developed Veyo’s stand out brand and are immensely proud. With Veyo being derived from the Latin stem of conveyancing and being short, easy to pronounce and easy to Google, it is set to become a household name that is synonymous with a more efficient, transparent and speedier home buying process. And working with the illustrator Noma Bar, who we would like to thank, we created original, thoughtful and instantly recognizable illustrations with the hare logo representing the speed and efficiency delivered by the service.”

Elliott Vigar, CEO of Veyo, comments: “We are delighted that the development of Veyo’s product proposition has been recognized at the top European branding awards. It is an absolute accolade and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved. We were confident that Industry had created a strong visual identity worthy of the top award. And we are confident that we have created a product that will change the conveyancing market. Our marketing and brand awareness campaign has made a huge impact. The property industry and consumer media are talking about us in eager anticipation. We will be launching very soon and look forward to rolling out the product and bringing a real change to the home-buying process.”

Notes to editors:

The Law Society

The Law Society is the independent professional body established for solicitors in 1825 that works globally to support and represent its members, promoting the highest professional standards and the rule of law. Mastek UK

Mastek UK is a global technology solutions provider, combining the strength of a world class product company with a specialist services organisation. Its core IT services include application development, service management and testing, systems integration, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics. It has over three decades of extensive experience specialising in the government, retail, insurance and healthcare sectors. Mastek operates across Europe, Canada, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. www.mastek.co.uk

Vicki Fletcher

Communications Manager
M: +44 (0)7584572502
www.veyo.co.uk

Veyo Wins Four Awards At Top European Branding Event

22 Apr, 2015

February 19, 2015 - Mastek, the global enterprise application specialist today announced that it is supporting the exclusive Business Club Reception chaired by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries on Friday, February 20. The event is a drinks reception and will be held at the Shehnai Suite in Reading from 17.30 to 19.30 hours. Around 40 attendees comprising several local councillors and Rob Wilson MP, and a host of local businesses will be present. The event will provide a platform for deeper engagement between businesses and policy makers. It will serve to highlight the priorities and challenges faced by employers in numerous areas such as recruitment, skills and training whilst providing recommendations for leveraging the ever changing IT landscape.

“We are keen to see the Thames Valley flourish as the technology hub for UK businesses and are delighted to support this event, which is an endeavour in that direction, says Prahlad Koti, Vice President Government & Health at Mastek UK. “As a provider to the G-Cloud and GDS framework, Mastek delivers on the Digital First agenda. Our continued support of government initiatives is in line with Mastek’s on-going efforts to improve the digital delivery of government services to citizens,’ he added.

Government Ministers will have the opportunity to communicate how their Conservative policies support economic growth. In showcasing the transformations they’ve made to support local businesses and encourage the right skills, businesses will gain a macro level understanding of the impact of these reforms on Thames Valley employers.

About Mastek

A global, enterprise-level technology solutions provider, Mastek combines the strengths of a world class product company with a specialist services organisation. We utilise agile methodologies that deliver early business value and enable organisations to adapt to dynamically transforming IT environments. Our core IT services portfolio covers application development, service management and testing, maintenance, IT consulting, systems integration, mobility, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics.

Mastek has over three decades of extensive experience specialising in government, retail, financial services and healthcare sectors. Our flexible delivery model, which blends onsite and offshore implementation, coupled with a collaborative culture makes us a trusted partner to our customers. With offices in six countries, Mastek operates across the UK, Europe, the US, Canada and Asia-Pacific.

For more information please contact Esperance Barreto, Content Manager, Mastek UK at esperance.barreto@mastek.com / 01189 035 700.

Unum Selects Mastek’s Elixir Policy Administration System to Modernise its Group Protection Platform

01 Dec, 2014

1st December 2014 - Mastek, a global, enterprise-level technology solutions provider and IP based, insurance product provider, announced today that Unum, one of the UK’s leading providers of financial protection has selected Mastek’s Elixir platform as the core administration platform for their Group Protection business in the UK. Unum will implement Elixir across its Group Protection business in order to create and adapt products more quickly.

A modern, end-to-end platform, Elixir is a configurable product that offers process efficiency and effectiveness, enabling quicker responses to quote requests and comprehensive process automation. It uses the latest technology supported by open integration to provide a predictable total cost of ownership and offer extensive configuration advantages.

Peter O’Donnell, CEO at Unum commented, “Unum is dedicated to delivering first class customer service now and in the future. Our investment in Elixir for Group Protection represents our continuing commitment to service excellence and product development. We’re very pleased to be working with Mastek on the implementation of this new system.”

Aravindan Thangaraj, Financial Services Account Director at Mastek says, “The fact that Unum selected our Elixir platform to facilitate business growth is testament to how our innovative and integrated product allows insurers to improve the customer experience.”

Vidyesh Khanolkar, Head of Insurance and Financial Services at Mastek states, “We will help Unum to further develop and sustain their business whilst supporting long-term growth through the extensive flexibility that Elixir offers. Additionally, Unum will benefit from Mastek’s continuous investments in modernising and innovating the Elixir technology platform which is aimed to support Unum’s digital capabilities.”

About Mastek A global, enterprise-level technology solutions provider, Mastek combines the strengths of a world class product company with a specialist services organisation. We utilise agile methodologies that deliver early business value and enable organisations to adapt to dynamically transforming IT environments. Our core IT services portfolio covers application development, service management and testing, maintenance, IT consulting, systems integration, mobility, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics.

Mastek has over three decades of extensive experience specialising in government, retail, insurance and healthcare sectors. Our flexible delivery model, which blends onsite and offshore implementation, coupled with a collaborative culture makes us a trusted partner to our customers. With offices in six countries, Mastek operates across the UK, Europe, the US, Canada and Asia-Pacific. For more information visit www.mastek.co.uk

About Unum

Unum is one of the UK’s leading providers of financial protection, with more than 40 years’ experience in the industry.

We specialise in forward-thinking, innovative benefits, and work with advisers and their clients to protect staff members from the consequences of serious illness, injury or death. As a market leader in Income Protection, we aim to provide a back-up plan to all UK employees, offering a wide range of cover plans to suit every business and budget.

Income Protection offers extra business benefits, including a built-in Employer and Employee Assistance Programme at no extra cost, plus expert Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants to help people rejoin the workplace.

At the end of 2013, Unum protected almost 1.6 million people in the UK and paid claims of £320 million - representing in excess of £6 million a week in benefits to our customers - providing security and peace of mind to individuals and their families. For more information visit www.unum.co.uk

Contact Information

Email: esperance.barreto@mastek.com
Ph.: 01189 035 700.

Mastek and InsFocus Partner to Deliver Business Analytics Solutions

06 Nov, 2014

6 November 2014 –Mastek, the global enterprise application expert and InsFocus Systems Ltd., a global, business intelligence (BI) specialist for the insurance sector, today announced a strategic partnership to offer UK general insurers an end-to-end suite of data warehousing and business analytics solutions.

Built and delivered by insurance domain experts with several years of implementation best practices, the InsFocus BI solution meets the specific requirements of insurance companies and includes a variety of pre-built, out-of-the-box, insurance-specific dashboards, analyses, functions and reports. It enables business executives and management across all insurance domains including underwriting, claims, reinsurance and marketing to stay ahead of the competition by taking advantage of the ready-to-use, built-in, domain-specific insurance models.

Mastek and InsFocus jointly showcased the InsFocus BI solution at the Analytics for Insurance Europe 2014, industry event held in London recently, which drew a lot of interest from general insurers.

According to Vidyesh Khanolkar, Head of Insurance and Financial Services at Mastek UK, “I believe that together, Mastek and InsFocus offer insurers the benefits of complementary services through which they can achieve quick RoI. He asserted, “Mastek has successfully implemented projects for 100+ insurers globally. Additionally, we have proven experience in BI and have successfully implemented mega projects involving petabytes of data and delivering them on time and within budgets.”

Says Uri Taiber, CEO at InsFocus, "InsFocus BI enables insurers to improve underwriting results and control risks. The system can be applied to all general insurance lines and includes over 40 calculation templates, more than 300 measurements and key performance indicators (KPIs), and 170 reports.” Its user-friendly interface uses familiar insurance terminology, enabling business users to generate reports and analyses with great flexibility whilst easily consolidating, searching and visualising business data for profitability and growth.

About Mastek

A global, enterprise-level technology solutions provider, Mastek combines the strengths of a world class product company with a specialist services organisation. We utilise agile methodologies that deliver early business value and enable organisations to adapt to dynamically transforming IT environments. Our core IT services portfolio covers application development, service management and testing, maintenance, IT consulting, systems integration, mobility, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics.

Mastek has over three decades of extensive experience specialising in government, retail, insurance and healthcare sectors. Our flexible delivery model, which blends onsite and offshore implementation, coupled with a collaborative culture makes us a trusted partner to our customers. With offices in six countries, Mastek operates across the UK, Europe, the US, Canada and Asia-Pacific. For more information visit www.mastek.co.uk

About InsFocus

InsFocus Systems is a global insurance analytics specialist, combining extensive insurance industry experience with BI and DW expertise. The company’s flagship product, InsFocus BI, is based on a pre-built insurance data model, and contains numerous pre-built insurance-specific report templates, calculation methods and insurance metrics. InsFocus is a Microsoft™ Certified ISV Partner. For more information visit www.insfocus.com

Contact Information

Email: esperance.barreto@mastek.com
Ph.: 01189 035 700.

Veyo, a JV between Mastek and The Law Society to launch revolutionary home conveyancing portal in Spring 2015

10 Oct, 2014

10 October 2014 – Veyo, a comprehensive home conveyancing portal offering an efficient, secure and transparent way of managing the conveyancing process has entered the final stages of development and is scheduled to be launched to the conveyancing profession in Spring 2015.

A new online service, Veyo is a joint venture between The Law Society and Mastek UK, a leading global IT solutions specialist. It is designed to bring together all the processes, checks and documentation prepared and undertaken by solicitors and licensed conveyancers in the sale and purchase of residential properties.

Veyo provides firms of all sizes with a simple tool to facilitate the house buying process and, as such, will allow smaller firms to use a technically advanced platform only normally available to larger, more technologically enabled firms, ensuring conveyancers as a profession, maintain the highest of standards.

In its first phase, the system will allow professionals to better communicate with each other, clients and other parties, satisfy due diligence obligations more quickly and facilitate the conveyance of residential property through established protocols. In doing so, it will not only speed up the house-buying process for consumers but enables greater efficiency for conveyancers.

Veyo will make conveyancing more efficient. All documentation for each transaction will be kept online, in one user-friendly system that will track activity and progress and issue automatic diary reminders of actions needing to be carried out.

Veyo will be secure. It will provide a clear audit trail of communications between all parties in the transaction, which will strengthen risk management and compliance, therefore reducing the risk of fraud. Its inbuilt CQS endorsed protocol tracks all workflows and its anti-money laundering and identity checks will ensure compliance with lenders’ requirements.

Veyo will be the smart way to service clients. It will provide customers with a secure area to upload and review documents, check progress and view the status of their entire housing chain. It also gives firms of all sizes access to a simple tool to facilitate the house buying process and, as such, will allow smaller firms to use a technically advanced platform only normally available to larger more technologically enabled firms, ensuring conveyancers as a profession maintain the highest of standards.

How Veyo will work

Conveyancers using the service will be presented with a dashboard that will show all active cases and their respective statuses. Each case will have a dedicated screen showing a detailed overview of each property transaction and the progress towards completion. A calendar will show scheduled tasks, key dates and reminders. Other pages will provide users with an overview of all their transactions, plus messages and activity updates to help keep all cases on track.

Veyo’s online ‘deal room’ for each case will allow the two firms acting for the buyer and seller to collaborate and progress documents efficiently, with an automatic audit of all changes, with versions and approvals captured for each case. The ‘chain view’ for each transaction will show the exchange/completion status of each property in the chain online, and in detail, if firms on the other transactions have chosen to disclose them to the chain.

Veyo users will be able to verify individuals working for the other side of the transaction and they will have to be pre-qualified to be able to use the portal. It will also be possible to carry out anti-money laundering checks with Veyo. Land Registry applications will be available from the launch date, with the integration of searches and HMRC transactions within Veyo also planned for subsequent service releases after the initial launch. Elliott Vigar, Chief Executive Officer of Veyo said:

“Veyo is a market changing product that will provide conveyancers with a comprehensive online tool to make conveyancing much more efficient and transparent, within a secure environment. It has been designed by conveyancers for conveyancers and we have carried out extensive research among conveyancers, and wider industry stakeholders, to ensure we deliver a product that meets the needs of all parties. We are encouraging members to register their interest in Veyo now, as we get ready for the launch next Spring. We’re looking forward to the portal going live, an event which will bring long term and positive changes to the property market, making home buying both quicker and easier.”

Sudhakar Ram, Managing Director and Group CEO at Mastek Limited added:

“This innovative approach will empower conveyancing professionals with next-generation IT services. We made the decision to invest in this joint venture as we saw the unique value that this product had to completely transform the conveyancing market. We are proud to have been instrumental in the development of this portal, building on our track record of delivering transformational IT solutions that positively benefit the wider community by offering operational agility and significant savings in operating costs.”

Mastek Limited to demerge its Insurance Products and Services Business into a separate listed company

15 Sep, 2014

15 September 2014 - The Board of Directors of Mastek Limited in its meeting held today, approved the demerger of the Insurance Products and Services business of Mastek Limited (“Mastek”) into a new company to be named as Majesco Limited (“Majesco”). Majesco is proposed to be listed on the BSE and the NSE, being exchanges where Mastek is currently listed.

In the UK, the Solutions business, serving primarily the Government, Health, Retail and Financial Services sectors, will continue to run as Mastek UK Limited, while the Insurance side of the business will be transferred to Majesco.

Mr. Sudhakar Ram, Managing Director & Group CEO, Mastek said “This move is in line with Mastek’s core ideal of “Win for All”. The proposed business structure enables the group to take advantage of the market opportunity presented in the US and in the UK and is aimed at aligning the business models, capital allocation and decision making within the Group. The restructuring will create value for all its stakeholders including customers, employees and shareholders”

The Board of Mastek approved the scheme of arrangement and believes that the restructuring will meet the following objectives:

Facilitate the businesses to independently pursue their growth plans through organic / inorganic means
Enhance management focus and operational flexibility
Create a platform to enhance financial flexibility
Provide an opportunity for the shareholders to participate in business of their choice, based on their risk-reward profile

The scheme will have to go through a High Court process under Sections 391 to 394 of the Companies Act, 1956 and will be subject to approval of the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay and Hon’ble High Court of Gujarat. The appointed date for the demerger is April 1, 2014 and the appointed date for the Offshore Insurance transfer will be November 1, 2014. The scheme of arrangement will further be subject to various statutory approvals, including those from the shareholders and the lenders / creditors of Mastek.

About Mastek

Mastek is a publicly held (NSE: MASTEK; BSE: 523704) leading IT player with global operations providing enterprise solutions to insurance, government, retail and financial services organizations worldwide. With its principal offshore delivery facility based at Mumbai, India, Mastek operates across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions. Incorporated in 1982, Mastek has been at the forefront of technology and has made significant investments in creating intellectual property, which along with proven methodologies and processes, increase IT value generation to its customers through onsite and offshore deliveries.

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Mastek UK Ltd
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US Patent Awarded for Mastek’s Innovative Data Privacy Solution

21 Aug, 2014

21 August 2014 - Mastek, the global IT solutions provider today announced that it has been formally awarded a US patent for its innovative data privacy solution, Kameleon™. The patent, ‘Data Security in a Cloud Computing Environment’, Number 8769613, covers the advanced pseudonymisation and de-identification capabilities of the product for protecting private data in databases, files and running web services. Kameleon™ is used by Mastek in its internal programmes, and by its global customers to protect cloud-based data interactions, create compliant representative test databases, and provide sanitised data warehouses for open-access reporting.

US Patent Awarded for Mastek's Innovative Data Privacy Solution Kameleon Version 4.4 is due to be released later this year, which further extends the realisation of the patent into the product with support for unstructured data de-identification/redacting, and data de-identification quality analysis, compliant with de-facto standards for evaluating the masking levels of private data.

Joe Venkataraman, Chairman, Mastek UK says, “Kameleon™ provides a unique opportunity for any organisation concerned about regulatory fines, and the massive reputational damage of data loss. The product enables organisations to safely share information outside their organisation and without any risk. The unique approach and innovation implemented within the product has now been globally recognised by this patent award.”

Steve Latchem, Senior Vice President, Global Solutions (and patent inventor) says, “We started our journey of discovery with Kameleon™ in late 2009. During the early design phase we recognised that the approach and capabilities to be realised in the product were globally unique. It is highly rewarding to receive this official confirmation of Kameleon’s unique invention from the US Patent Office.

About Mastek

A global, enterprise-level technology solutions provider, Mastek combines the strengths of a world class product company with a specialist services organisation. We utilise agile methodologies that deliver early business value and enable organisations to adapt to dynamically transforming IT environments. Our core IT services portfolio covers application development, service management and testing, maintenance, IT consulting, systems integration, mobility, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics.

Mastek has over three decades of extensive experience specialising in government, retail, insurance and healthcare sectors. Our flexible delivery model, which blends onsite and offshore implementation, coupled with a collaborative culture makes us a trusted partner to our customers. With 19 offices in eight countries, Mastek operates across the UK, Europe, the US, Canada, Asia-Pacific and Middle East. For further information, please visit: www.mastek.co.uk

Contact Information

Email: nikki.paul@mastek.com,   esperance.barreto@mastek.com
Ph.: 01189 035 700.

Vidyesh Khanolkar Heads Mastek UK’s Insurance & Financial Services Vertical

20 Aug, 2014

0 August 2014 - Mastek UK, the global enterprise application specialist today announced the appointment of Vidyesh Khanolkar as Head of its Insurance and Financial Services vertical. A key objective for Vidyesh in this role will be to lead the growth initiatives of this business unit. He will also be responsible for key industry and customer relationships.

Before joining the UK operations, Vidyesh led Mastek’s Asia business unit operations covering seven countries, across the insurance and public sector verticals. In this lead position Vidyesh managed Mastek Asia’s entire business operations, encompassing planning, budgeting, strategic partnerships, operations, P&L management and business development. Additionally, Vidyesh was actively involved in large software services business deals across various global markets including the US, Europe and APAC.

“We extend a warm welcome to Vidyesh in his new role at Mastek UK. His appointment will further strengthen our insurance and financial services offering in the market,” says Joe Venkatraman, Chairman at Mastek UK.

Prior to working at Mastek, Vidyesh held senior positions at Bennett Coleman and Company and Globus Retail, leading Indian media and retail companies respectively.

About Mastek

A global, enterprise-level technology solutions provider, Mastek combines the strengths of a world class product company with a specialist services organisation. We utilise agile methodologies that deliver early business value and enable organisations to adapt to dynamically transforming IT environments. Our core IT services portfolio covers application development, service management and testing, maintenance, IT consulting, systems integration, mobility, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics.

Mastek has over three decades of extensive experience specialising in government, retail, insurance and healthcare sectors. Our flexible delivery model, which blends onsite and offshore implementation, coupled with a collaborative culture makes us a trusted partner to our customers. With 19 offices in eight countries, Mastek operates across the UK, Europe, the US, Canada, Asia-Pacific and Middle East. For further information, please visit: www.mastek.co.uk

Contact Information

Email: media@mastek.co.uk
Ph.: 01189 035 700.

Simpler house-buying: joint venture for Conveyancing Portal

04 Jul, 2014

4 July 2014 - The Law Society has announced a joint venture with Mastek UK Limited, a leading global IT solutions company, to deliver the Conveyancing Portal. The Conveyancing Portal is an online service that will help solicitors and licensed conveyancers save money and will speed up the house buying process for consumers.

Law Society deputy vice president Jonathan Smithers said: "The Portal will make it easier for conveyancing professionals to better serve the house buying public. In its first phase the system will allow professionals to better communicate with each other, clients and other parties, satisfy due diligence obligations more quickly and at lower cost and facilitate the conveyance of residential property through established protocols.

"Mastek UK Limited was chosen as our partner in a joint venture following a rigorous research, development and negotiation process. This project has the potential to transform the way conveyancing works, so it was imperative that we found a partner with a strong track record in delivering secure, reliable IT projects for high profile clients."

Mastek Limited is a multinational information technology services company with a presence in the US, Canada, UK, India and Asia-Pacific.

“Our partnership with the Law Society is an innovative approach that will empower conveyancing professionals with next-generation IT services,” said Sudhakar Ram, Managing Diector and Group CEO at Mastek Limited. “This strategic alliance is in line with Mastek’s vision of delivering transformational IT solutions that positively benefit the wider community with operational agility and significant savings in operating costs." Benefits of the Portal include:

Providing both small and large firms with a simple tool to help the house-buying process;
Allowing smaller firms to use technically advanced platforms only normally available to larger more technologically enabled firms, and enable solicitors as a profession, to maintain the highest standards;
Strengthening risk management and compliance, and therefore reducing fraud.
The Law Society and Mastek have set up a joint venture company called Legal Practice Technologies Ltd and the joint venture company will launch its testing programme later this year and will be seeking a wide range of participants to test usability of the services prior to full launch.

About Mastek

A global, enterprise-level technology solutions provider, Mastek combines the strengths of a world class product company with a specialist services organisation. We utilise agile methodologies that deliver early business value and enable organisations to adapt to dynamically transforming IT environments. Our core IT services portfolio covers application development, service management and testing, maintenance, IT consulting, systems integration, mobility, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics.

Mastek has over three decades of extensive experience specialising in government, retail, insurance and healthcare sectors. Our flexible delivery model, which blends onsite and offshore implementation, coupled with a collaborative culture makes us a trusted partner to our customers. With 19 offices in eight countries, Mastek operates across the UK, Europe, the US, Canada, Asia-Pacific and Middle East. For further information, please visit: www.mastek.co.uk

About the Law Society

The Law Society is the independent professional body, established for solicitors in 1825, that works globally to support and represent its members, promoting the highest professional standards and the rule of law. For further information please visit: www.lawsociety.org.uk

Mastek to Develop Data Management Platform for Monitor, UK’s Health Sector Regulator

15 Apr, 2014

15 April 2014 - Mastek, the global enterprise application specialist has been appointed by Monitor, the health sector regulator for England to develop a data management platform. The selection was made through the Government’s G-Cloud service following a rigorous procurement process.

The data management platform to be developed using Agile working practices will be a key enabler in ensuring that Monitor can make the health sector work in the interests of patients. Designed to deliver data analysis, data comparison and benchmarking, the data management platform will be used internally by Monitor’s economists, analysts and regulatory staff.

The platform will support Monitor in its role to make sure the money taxpayers spend on the NHS delivers as much as possible for patients.

Commenting on the contract award, Prahlad Koti, Vice President – Government & Health, Mastek says, “Our rich heritage in delivering business intelligence solutions is enhanced with an in-depth knowledge of health data. Mastek has developed strong working relationships with the healthcare sector deploying several applications for the NHS including the Secondary User Service and upgrades to their annual Payment by Results application. According to Dominic Carter, Business Development Director – Healthcare, Mastek UK, “The potential benefits of our agile development methodology coupled with our credentials in deploying large-scale data warehousing solutions appealed to Monitor. This contract follows hot on the heels of the Identity and Access Management solution award by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) to Mastek.

About Mastek

A global, enterprise-level technology solutions provider, Mastek combines the strengths of a world class product company with a specialist services organisation. We utilise agile methodologies that deliver early business value and enable organisations to adapt to dynamically transforming IT environments. Our core IT services portfolio covers application development, service management and testing, maintenance, IT consulting, systems integration, mobility, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics.

Mastek has over three decades of extensive experience specialising in government, retail, insurance and healthcare sectors. Our flexible delivery model, which blends onsite and offshore implementation, coupled with a collaborative culture makes us a trusted partner to our customers. With 19 offices in eight countries, Mastek operates across the UK, Europe, the US, Canada, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Home Office appoints Mastek to develop Shared Service Bus and Common Data Platform for its Immigration Platform Technologies Programme

11 Feb, 2014

11 February 2014 - Mastek, the provider of enterprise level technology services and solutions, has today announced that it has been appointed to work alongside the Home Office’s Immigration Platform Technologies (IPT) team to develop and test a Shared Service Bus (SSB) to support communication between various Immigration and Enforcement systems.

The IPT programme is a major programme for the Home Office designed to significantly update and refresh a key legacy service. Mastek recognises the importance of this key programme both to the Home Office and to the ongoing maturity of Mastek as a key direct supplier to Government clients. In addition, Mastek has been awarded a second contract on the same IPT Programme: the Common Data Platform (CDP) which will create a single, consistent view of immigration and related data, reducing data consistency issues and enabling the closure of legacy systems as their data is transferred in to the CDP. Both developments will be conducted using Agile and have been let under the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) G-Cloud Framework.

Joe Venkatamaran, chairman of Mastek UK, commented on the award: “Mastek is delighted to be selected as the IT development partner to the Home Office on these two projects. Our solution is aligned to the UK Government’s Service Design Manual and fully meets the technical, Agile and collaboration requirements of the programme. We recognise the strategic importance of these projects and we look forward to bringing our expertise in support of the Home Office vision for the IPT programme to transform the way immigration into the UK is managed.“

About Mastek

A global, enterprise-level technology solutions provider, Mastek combines the strengths of a world class product company with a specialist services organisation. We utilise agile methodologies that deliver early business value and enable organisations to adapt to dynamically transforming IT environments. Our core IT services portfolio covers application development, service management and testing, maintenance, IT consulting, systems integration, mobility, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics.

Mastek has over three decades of extensive experience specialising in government, retail, insurance and healthcare sectors. Our flexible delivery model, which blends onsite and offshore implementation, coupled with a collaborative culture makes us a trusted partner to our customers. With 19 offices in eight countries, Mastek operates across the UK, Europe, the US, Canada, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

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Rostrum Communications
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Mastek to Deliver Diverse, Agile Cloud Services as part of G-Cloud 4 Appointment

02 Jan, 2014

2 January 2014 - Mastek, the global enterprise application specialist has been selected as a supplier under the Government’s G-Cloud 4 procurement framework. G-Cloud 4 is the latest iteration of the UK Government’s digital strategy, which enables suppliers and public sector departments to easily access cloud services.

Mastek will use its proven, agile delivery model to deliver solutions across all the four lots of cloud services offered through the Government’s Cloud Store. This includes infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS), in addition to specialist cloud offerings.

Mastek has extensive experience in delivering large-scale, complex IT services to a wide range of government departments for around a decade now. This includes local governments, healthcare, transportation & logistics, justice, education and defence services.

Sudhakar Ram, Group CEO and Managing Director, Mastek says, “This appointment allows us to further extend our IT products and services across the gamut of public sector departments. These departments can enjoy the same advantages of greater flexibility, transparency, early business benefits and faster time to market that Mastek offers the enterprise sector through its agile business practices.”

Prahlad Koti, Vice President Government & Health, Mastek added, “We have been a supplier since G-Cloud II, and are committed to continue offering our specialist IT services and world-class enterprise products to the UK public sector through G-Cloud 4. I believe that this is an excellent platform for Mastek to offer government department’s greater diversity in our service offerings and value propositions.”

Mastek is also an approved supplier for the UK Government’s Digital Services (GDS) framework, a platform that lists suppliers who are pre-approved to bid for digital projects put forward by the public sector.

Mastek successfully awarded place on Government Procurement Services - Digital Service framework

02 Jan, 2014

Mastek, the global IT solutions provider for the public sector, has today announced that is has been successful in winning a place on the Government Procurement Services, Digital Service framework. This latest award reaffirms Mastek’s commitment to providing agile IT solutions that are cost-efficient and enable government bodies to deliver digital services by default.

Under the framework, Mastek will help design, build and deliver digital services using an agile approach that ensures IT solutions meet the needs of individual users. Mastek has been selected as a provider of:

• Software engineering and ongoing support
• Product development and service design
• User research

The Digital Services framework is part of the UK government’s commitment to the digital by default agenda, which is intended to make online services straightforward and convenient for people to use. It also ensures that public sector bodies can make regular updates and improvements to digital solutions so that they consistently meet the changing needs of users, whilst avoiding lengthy procurement processes.

Prahlad Koti, Head of Government and Health at Mastek UK, comments on the significance of the latest news: “We have a long history working with the public sector to deliver large-scale IT deployments and look forward to supporting government bodies as they transition to a digital model. At the heart of achieving the public sector’s digital vision is adopting an agile approach that ensures organisations can rapidly adapt to the changing demands of online users. By developing technology platforms that are closely aligned to business objectives, public sector bodies will be able to concentrate on delivering value to users.”

About Mastek

Mastek is a publicly held (NSE: MASTEK; BSE: 523704) provider of enterprise-level technology services and software solutions for the public sector, financial services, retail and telecom industries. With 19 offices in eight countries, the company currently operates across the UK and Europe, as well as the United States, Canada, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Mastek’s core IT services portfolio is comprised of application development, management and testing, IT consulting, systems integration, data warehousing, and business intelligence. The company also offers its own range of powerful enterprise-grade products and platforms for the healthcare, local government and financial services sectors. For further information, please visit: www.mastek.co.uk

About Mastek

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Claire Unwin
Rostrum Communications
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t: +44 (0)207 440 8683

Mastek signs strategic partnership with nFluence to deliver digital marketing vision

04 Nov, 2013

4 November 2013 - Mastek, the global IT solutions provider, has today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with nFluence Media, the leaders in creating user-generated profiles to deliver accurate consumer recommendations and marketing. The partnership joins nFluence’s innovative autograph™ platform with Mastek’s capability to design, develop, manage and implement enterprise-scale customer insight solutions, mobile applications and portals.

Andy Hicketts, vice president and head of retail at Mastek, comments on the significance of the announcement: “Joining hands with nFluence in this partnership complements our considerable expertise in customer insight and large scale data solutions, adding the power of a unique digital marketing and customer/prospect engagement model to Mastek’s solutions and services. With an ever-increasing need to engage your consumer population digitally, this partnership provides a unique and powerful capability to our existing offering.”

The autograph™ platform allows consumers to indicate their like or dislike of brand logos and visual content by swiping them on a mobile or web screen. They can then further refine or alter their preferences at any time. Importantly, the customer remains the owner of this profile at all times, overcoming growing data protection and ownership concerns. Through the alliance, Mastek will ensure that brands can integrate this powerful platform into their current systems and customer data in a way that enables them to build deep customer insights about an individual’s brand affinities, interests and preferences. This information can then be used to target consumers with relevant and personalised information.

Steve Latchem, senior vice president, global solutions at Mastek, comments on the relationship: “We chose nFluence after identifying its platform has a natural synergy with our holistic customer insight, data warehousing and digital channel enablement solutions in the retail and financial services domains. We immediately saw the opportunities offered by this digital tool that captures customer information and leverages the mobile channels to attract far higher consumer engagement.”

Henry Lawson, CEO at nFluence, comments on the alliance: “We recognised in Mastek a partner that understands our proposition and capability, with the large scale implementation and integration skills to realise our products’ business value within the enterprise. Our solution provides an innovative and unique solution that enables clients to generate much more revenue in the post cookie world.”

About nFluence Media

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington and London, England, nFluence Media is a marketing technology company that lets consumers have fun creating autographs™. autographs™ contain 75+ demographics, 592 interests and 5000+ brand affinities that consumers can continually refine and add more valuable opinion data too. Marketers now have opt-in data that is privacy-safe and, more importantly, straight from consumers.

Founded by Henry Lawson, Brian Roundtree and Tom Huseby in 2010, nFluence Media puts power back into consumers’ hands when it comes to controlling their digital presence. nFluence Media is venture-backed and launched their first mobile app to utilise the autograph™ technology in March 2012. Henry Lawson previously spent 20 years running marketing technology companies including Interep and Donovan Data Systems (now MediaOcean). Brian Roundtree is a successful serial entrepreneur, having previously founded SNAPin Software, which sold to Nuance Communications for over $200M in 2008. Together, they are focused on delivering marketing messages to those who are interested, when they want it. For more information, visit www.nfluence.com

About Mastek

Mastek is a publicly held (NSE: MASTEK; BSE: 523704) provider of enterprise-level technology services and software solutions for the retail, financial services, public sector, and telecom industries. With 19 offices in eight countries, the company currently operates across the UK and Europe, as well as the United States, Canada, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Mastek’s core IT services portfolio is comprised of application development, management and testing, IT consulting, systems integration, data warehousing, mobility & digital channel solutions and business intelligence/customer insight. The company also offers its own range of powerful enterprise-grade products and platforms for the healthcare, local government and financial services sectors. For further information visit: www.mastek.co.uk

Press contact

Claire Unwin
Rostrum Communications
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t: +44 (0)207 440 8683

NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre appoints Mastek to develop Identity and Access Management Service

21 Oct, 2013

21 October 2013 - Mastek, the provider of enterprise level technology services and solutions, has today announced that it has been appointed to work alongside the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) to develop a new corporate and internal Identity and Access Management service as part of the NHS Spine re-procurement. This will be one of the largest standards based (X509) corporate identity management infrastructures in the world.

A rigorous competitive exercise assessed potential partners against their agile development, technical capability, understanding, and quality of work. This was reviewed against a controlled development framework over a 10 week period and resulted in Mastek emerging as HSCIC’s chosen partner at the end of July.

The project will be an agile development contract covering credential identity management, authentication, credential issuance, and access management for users and messaging endpoints. Mastek’s service will provide a consistent framework for managing user identities across different environments to support the identity and compliance needs of the organisation. The replacement service will greatly enhance the user experience and take advantage of new technologies which deliver improved service stability and usability.

Joe Venkatamaran, chairman of Mastek UK, commented on the award: “The Health and Social Care Information Centre is a major and highly valued client of Mastek and I am delighted that we can play a part in improving the service for its users and the patients that they serve. We are also confident that in exploiting our deep domain knowledge and business model, we can both mitigate any risk and take considerable cost out of the process, so that money can then be re-deployed on front line services.”

About Mastek

Mastek is a publicly held (NSE: MASTEK; BSE: 523704) leading IT player with global operations providing enterprise solutions to insurance, government, health, retail and financial services organisations worldwide. With its UK headquarters in Reading, Mastek operates across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific regions. Incorporated in 1982, Mastek has been at the forefront of technology and has made significant investments in creating intellectual property, which along with proven methodologies and processes, increase IT value generation to its customers through a global delivery model. For more information and past results & conference call transcripts, please visit our web site www.mastek.com (and/or the Investors section at http://www.mastek.com/investors.html). Updated disclosures regarding corporate governance may also be accessed in the web site’s Investors section at: http://www.mastek.com/investors/corporate-governance.html.

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Claire Unwin
Rostrum Communications
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Mastek Q1 FY14 Total Income at GBP 25.1 million

19 Jul, 2013

19th July 2013 - Mastek, the IT solutions player with global operations providing new technology and IP-led enterprise solutions with a focus on insurance, government, health, retail and financial services verticals, announced its financial results for the first quarter ended 30th June, 2013 today.

The operating revenue was GBP 24.6 million during the quarter under review, while total income was GBP 25.1 million during the quarter. Twelve month order book stood at a healthy GBP 61.9 million.

“With a re-structuring of UK operations completed during this quarter, we have started our transformation journey with the new leadership team in place. Our sharp focus on chosen vertical markets with specific value propositions and improvement in order backlog position gives us the confidence to get back to a sound growth rate in next couple of quarters.” commented Sudhakar Ram, Group CEO & Managing Director, Mastek.

During the quarter the company has renewed its focus on the insurance sector on the back of the successful implementation of a group insurance solution for one of the leading insurance players in the UK. During the current year, this customer will migrate all its policies to Mastek’s new platform, which has already provided business outcomes beyond the initial business case. The renewed focus on insurance has already resulted in a new customer acquisition this quarter, a niche player based in the UK.

Mastek is launching its own solution for insurance in the digital age. “Insurers will have to put in place a digital strategy to deal with the third wave of capitalism which is transforming the global marketplace – from consumer behaviour to new business models. Our proposition in this space is aimed at enabling the insurance industry to design and execute its response to stay relevant and competitive in the digital economy.” commented Raj Singh, Senior Vice President- Strategy.

Mastek is actively engaged with the government and health sector in the UK and has a number of deals at an advanced stage.. It is seen as a niche player bringing innovation to the market place through the G-cloud framework. Its agile agenda for government organisations is driven by outcomes desired by the cabinet office efficiency and reform group across the government. Mastek is establishing itself well in the “People to Digital” agenda of the central government and National Health Services initiatives and significant progress was made this quarter.

Mastek further enhanced its footprint in the retail sector this quarter by leveraging its engagement with one of the largest retailers in the UK, and is seen as a challenger in the holistic customer insight space.

About Mastek

Mastek is a publicly held (NSE: MASTEK; BSE: 523704) leading IT player with global operations providing enterprise solutions to insurance, government, health, retail and financial services organisations worldwide. With its UK headquarters in Reading, Mastek operates across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific regions. Incorporated in 1982, Mastek has been at the forefront of technology and has made significant investments in creating intellectual property, which along with proven methodologies and processes, increase IT value generation to its customers through a global delivery model. For more information and past results & conference call transcripts, please visit our web site www.mastek.com (and/or the Investors section at http://www.mastek.com/investors.html). Updated disclosures regarding corporate governance may also be accessed in the web site’s Investors section at:http://www.mastek.com/investors/corporate-governance.html.

For details contact:

Nikki Paul
DID: +44 118 903 5724Call: +44 118 903 5724
Mobile: +44 7581 126072Call: +44 7581 126072
nikki.paul@mastek.com

Christopher Tuite
Rostrum Communications for Mastek UK
DID :+44 207 440 8673
Mobile: +44 7789 202494Call: +44 7789 202494
chris@rostrumpr.com

Note: Except for the historical information and discussion contained herein, statements included in this release may constitute forward looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those that be projected by these forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but not limited to such factors as competition, growth, pricing environment, recruitment and retention, technology, wage inflation, law and regulatory policies etc. Such risks and uncertainties are detailed in the Annual Report of the company which is available on the website www.mastek.com. Mastek Ltd. undertakes no obligation to update forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereof.

Mastek announces G-Cloud III supplier status

10 Jul, 2013

10 July 2013 - Mastek, the global IT solutions provider for the public sector, financial services and retail has today announced that is has been accepted as a supplier for the Government Procurement Services (GPS) G-Cloud III framework. This latest awardmeans that Mastek is one of a a group of service providers that have proven to be agile, cost-efficient and successful when working with the public sector. The G-Cloud programme, started in 2012, empowers government organisations to buy IT services in a quicker and more competitive way from a wider range of providers. The public sector is facing increasing pressure to cut spending and government organisations are realising that new technology investments may help reduce procurement timeframes, cut future expenditure and increase transparency. By 2015, the UK government will look to funnel 50% of all new IT spend through the programme’s G-Cloud framework - aiming to realise savings of up to £100 million per year by enabling purchasers to easily find and compare low-cost, high-quality solutions.

Prahlad Koti, Head of Government and Health at Mastek UK, comments on the significance of the company being appointed to G-Cloud III: “We are delighted to be selected for the third release of G-Cloud. Our experience in being part of the cloud delivery model has proved to be an exciting time and we are already starting to win contracts with government bodies through it. As the framework continues to grow into its third iteration, it will continue to make it easier for us to do business with the public sector. We have seen many organisations already realise the benefits of cloud services, and with the UK Government encouraging competition among suppliers through the purchase of cloud-based IT, I am sure that we will witness more public bodies making IT purchasing decisions that enable a more straightforward procurement process.”

The Mastek services that are currently available on the G-Cloud are: agile management & development services, business analysis services, business intelligence & data warehousing, design & development services, integrated testing services, service integration and system integration services. Clients are not required to run a full procurement or complete a lengthy competitive assessment to take advantage of these services within their organisations.

About Mastek Mastek is a publicly held (NSE: MASTEK; BSE: 523704) provider of enterprise-level technology services and software solutions for the public sector, financial services, retail and telecom industries. With 19 offices in eight countries, the company currently operates across the UK and Europe, as well as the United States, Canada, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Mastek’s core IT services portfolio is comprised of application development, management and testing, IT consulting, systems integration, data warehousing, and business intelligence. The company also offers its own range of powerful enterprise-grade products and platforms for the healthcare, local government and financial services sectors. For further information, please visit: www.mastek.co.uk

Press contact for follow-up interviews with Mastek:

Claire Unwin
Rostrum Communications
E. Claire@rostrumpr.com
T. +44 (0)20 7440 8683Call: +44 (0)20 7440 8683

Mastek achieves compliance with NHS Information Governance Toolkit

22 Apr, 2013

Mastek, the global IT solutions provider, has today announced successful compliance with the NHS Information Governance Toolkit (IG Toolkit) review, which assesses organisations' compliance with information governance requirements. The latest accreditation showcases Mastek's commitment to maintaining a high-level of data protection and security.

There are a number of legal requirements surrounding information governance, particularly within public sector bodies such as the NHS, which the Department of Health has interpreted in a clear set of guidelines setting out how NHS organisations 'process' or handle information. It is NHS policy and a legal requirement for all NHS Trusts to comply with these guidelines. Providers such as Mastek, who work with the NHS, are also obliged to meet the same information governance standards, but as with trusts themselves, the current policy relies on a self-declaration. As a result, Mastek assessed itself against the entire IG Toolkit and declared Level 3 compliance. As part of the process, Mastek had to meet the following criteria:

• Prove that it has adequate governance in place to support the current and evolving Information Governance agenda
• Outline its ability to access expertise across the confidentiality & data protection assurance agenda and the information quality and records management agenda
• Assess staff training needs and ensure that specific information governance training is provided to all employees

The IG Toolkit was produced by the Department of Health to support trusts in demonstrating compliance. NHS Trusts were required to reach a minimum of Level 2 performance against these standards by March 2011. Despite this, a year on in March 2012, nearly50% of NHS organisations were still non-compliant, meaning patient data is still at risk.

Dominic Carter, Business Development Director, Healthcare says, "Mastek's declaration of Level 3 compliance demonstrates our continued commitment to information governance. As a provider of solutions which support trusts in protecting Patient Identifiable Data, we decided to put ourselves through the IG Toolkit to reassure trusts that we treat these requirements with the utmost importance."

About Mastek

Mastek is a publicly held (NSE: MASTEK; BSE: 523704) provider of enterprise-level technology services and software solutions for the public sector, financial services, retail and telecom industries. With 19 offices in eight countries, the company currently operates across the UK and Europe, as well as the United States, Canada, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Mastek's core IT services portfolio is comprised of application development, management and testing, IT consulting, systems integration, data warehousing, and business intelligence. The company also offers its own range of powerful enterprise-grade products and platforms for the healthcare, local government and financial services sectors.

Press contact

Claire Unwin
Rostrum Communications
E. Claire@rostrumpr.com
T. 0207 440 8683

Mastek moves towards the next step in data privacy protection with the launch of Kameleon 4.0

19 Feb, 2013

19 February 2013 - Mastek, the global IT solutions provider, has today announced the release of version 4.0 of Kameleon, its ground-breaking pseudonymisation tool designed to address organisations' data privacy concerns by replacing recognisable information with artificial identifiers. Kameleon version 4.0 takes into account feedback from its health sector and financial services clients, and includes new capabilities designed to protect identifiable data from breaches and loss whilst ensuring that information can be shared securely.

In this major release, Kameleon is able to replace information such as names, dates of birth, and addresses with meaningful values that maintain the demographic integrity of the information but remove the original identity of the person or organisation so that data can be shared in compliance with the latest regulations. This revolutionary function ensures the complete safety of personal data whilst enabling cloud-based processing, and third party data sharing, without changing the underlying applications and databases. Unlike encryption where access to the key opens the full data, with Kameleon's pseudonymisation capability, there is no key therefore information is completely safe.

Barry Yard, UK managing director, Mastek UK said – 'The increasing number of data security breaches highlights the need for tighter controls and greater protection over private information. As a result, any organisation that handles personal data needs to have an effective strategy in place to meet relevant legal requirements whilst ensuring that the growing amount of data can still be used to deliver benefits back to the business. Kameleon provides a unique opportunity for any organisation concerned about regulatory fines and the massive reputational damage of a data loss to safely share information outside the organisation without risk.'

Steve Latchem, senior vice president, global solutions said – 'In this latest release of Kameleon, we listened to feedback from our current customers and their experience in using the product to protect their sensitive information. As data is regularly shared across organisations, international boundaries, and sometimes unpredictably in the cloud, encryption as a solution has failed. With release 4.0, we have a solution that enables an organisation to share information, without changing their applications or data structures, in complete safety.'

About Mastek

Mastek is a publicly held (NSE: MASTEK; BSE: 523704) provider of enterprise-level technology services and software solutions for the public sector, financial services, retail and telecom industries. With 19 offices in eight countries, the company currently operates across the UK and Europe, as well as the United States, Canada, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Mastek's core IT services portfolio is comprised of application development, management and testing, IT consulting, systems integration, data warehousing, and business intelligence. The company also offers its own range of powerful enterprise-grade products and platforms for the healthcare, local government and financial services sectors.

Press contact

Claire Unwin
Rostrum Communications
E. claire@rostrumpr.com
T. 0207 440 8683

Mastek welcomes anonymisation code of practice

24 Jan, 2013

24 January 2013 - Mastek, the global provider of enterprise-level technology services and software solutions, today welcomes the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) publication of its anonymisation and managing data protection risk code of practice. The government's open data agenda and freedom of information will increase transparency and inevitably provide more trust in public services. Outside of England in particular, where there is less emphasis on market forces to improve health services, the transparency agenda will enable performance management solutions that will help organisations to be more proactive, allow comparisons to be made and share best practice, all of which in turn, will improve services to the public.

Mastek is now one of the leading suppliers of Anonymisation and Pseudonymisation solutions to the UK Health sector. As the new ICO anonymisation code of practice acknowledges, there is no single method to ensure privacy and different scenarios demand a specific approach. It was for this reason that in developing the anonymisation and pseudonymisation solution Kameleon™, Mastek ensured it delivered an unparalleled blend of functionality including masking, blurring, trimming, replacement with meaningful values and pseudonymisation. All of this is delivered to Data Protection Act (DPA) and NHS Information Governance standards guidelines.

Elwyn Jones, Senior Vice President Government & Health at Mastek says:

"We fully endorse the ICO's code of practice and pseudonymisation has a vital role to play when it comes to implementation. The increased understanding organisations will derive from the new code, will ensure that they are protected and have the confidence to share information. Enabling research, business intelligence, and benchmarking are just some of the many benefits as organisations are empowered to take a more proactive stance." Elwyn Jones at Mastek continues:

"Over the past two years we have seen moves towards effective pseudonymisation in the UK Health sector in particular and consequently greater demand for Mastek's anonymisation and pseudonymisation solution Kameleon™ (the most recent implementation coming from a competitive procurement conducted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust). We fully expect this trend to continue as more and more organisations ensure they are fully in line with the rules. The ICO's code of practice is another step to ensure that public data is protected as it should be."

Press contact for follow-up interviews with Mastek:

Chris Tuite / Claire Unwin
Rostrum Communications
chris@rostrumpr.com / Claire@rostrumpr.com
Office: +44 (0)20 7440 8673 / +44 (0)20 7440 8683
Mobile: +44 (0)7789 202 494 / +44 (0)783 304 4695
About Mastek

Mastek is a publicly held (NSE: MASTEK; BSE: 523704) provider of enterprise-level technology services and software solutions for the public sector, financial services, retail and telecom industries. With 19 offices in eight countries, the company currently operates across the UK and Europe, as well as the United States, Canada, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Mastek's core IT services portfolio is comprised of application development, management and testing, IT consulting, systems integration, data warehousing, and business intelligence. The company also offers its own range of powerful enterprise-grade products and platforms for the healthcare, local government and financial services sectors. For further information, please visit: www.mastek.co.uk

The Change Leader, FW de Klerk

11 Jun, 2015

10 June

It was a defining moment for those present when Nobel Prize winner and former South African President FW de Klerk elaborated on the importance for businesses in managing change. He enthralled a packed audience across the retail, government and financial services sectors with his commentary on the historic change process that reformed his nation, and its relevance to companies that are in the midst of transition today. Executive management from companies such as Barclaycard, HSCIC, Network Rail, Selfridges and Thomas Cook and several others converged on The Ritz on June 10 to listen to Mr De Klerk. His clarion call for transformation which ‘begins with introspection and the need for change’ echoed throughout Mr De Klerk’s speech in which he drew parallels between national transformation and business technology supremacy alongside effective leadership and change management, all of which can help achieve business transformation objectives.

To Dare, like De Klerk

05 Dec, 2014

November 26, London

It was an awe inspiring evening when former South African President FW De Klerk graced the podium, as the guest speaker at Mastek’s Executive Forum. The Forum was held on November 26 at The Ritz where guests from across the government, retail, financial services and insurance sectors attended. Senior executives from BT, Burberry the Home Office, Barclaycard, Sainsbury’s, Munich Re and Lloyds were amongst several others listening in rapt attention to Mr De Klerk who spoke about his involvement in the reformation process within South Africa. The Nobel Prize winner touched upon at the key elements of an effective transformation programme. He drew parallels between present-day business complexities and the challenges he faced and overcame whilst working with Nelson Mandela to end apartheid in South Africa - a programme which was among the largest and most complex change programmes of recent times.

See photos here

The European Software Testing Awards 2014, Nov 18

05 Nov, 2014

The European Software Testing Awards (TESTA) has shortlisted Mastek as a finalist in two categories, the ‘Testing Team of the Year,’ and ‘Test Champion of the Year. TESTA is an independent awards programme designed to celebrate and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the software testing and QA community. It is organised by the publishers of the industry journal, Test Magazine. The awards ceremony will be held at the Old Billingsgate in London on November 18.

For more information on the awards evening visit www.softwaretestingawards.com

Implementing Conscious Capitalism: 4 Nov

31 Oct, 2014

Sudhakar Ram, Mastek Managing Director and Group CEO and author of The Connected Age, will be speaking at the Conscious Capitalism UK Chapter on 4th November in London.

CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM UK CHAPTER

The conversation continues...

Implementing Conscious Capitalism: The HOW?

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Join Sudhakar Ram (CEO of Mastek and author of The Connected Age) and Roger Steare (The Corporate Philosopher, Developer of Moral DNA and author of Ethicability) in a conversation hosted by Conscious Capitalisim UK on how organisations can successfully implement Conscious Capitalism.
Talk, Interactive Q&A, Tea and Conversations

Tuesday 4 November 2014, 6-9pm
London Metropolitan University, EC2M 6SQ

Follow this link to purchase tickets

Analytics for Insurance Europe 2014: 6-7 October

06 Oct, 2014

Want to gain greater insight into reducing costs and improving pricing across your insurance business? Join Mastek for this two-day exhibition and conference, the biggest event of its kind, to discover how you can embed analytics into your operations to reduce costs, improve pricing and enhance the customer journey.

Visit us at exhibition stand 2, in Marriott Regents Park, London.

Check out our sponsorship page www.analytics-for-insurance.com/sponsor for more information about our presence and offering at this event.

THINK Cloud for Government 2014: 25 March

25 Mar, 2014

Cloud computing is revolutionising the way the government engages the procurement and delivery of IT. For decades, public sector IT has been dominated by multi-year, multi-million pound/dollar/euro contracts. All this changes with the cloud. THINK Cloud for Government 2014 is the must attend event for anyone seeking to engage with the latest knowledge and developments surrounding this game-changing area. Mastek will be on Stand 31 at the event on Tuesday 25th March at the Business Design Centre in London.

Visit our sponsorship page for more information about our presence and what we can offer at THINK Cloud for Government 2014.

www.thinkcloudforgovernment.com/sponsor/mastek

HC2014: 19-20 March, Manchester Central

19 Mar, 2014

With the most extensive IT healthcare conference in the calendar, HC2014 will address all the current healthcare reforms with a number of themes referring to the call for paperless NHS by 2018.

Please come visit us at stand 232 and listen to our speaking slot in the Best Practice Theatre at 13:20 – 13:40 on Wednesday 19 March 2014. www.hc2014.bcs.org