BUSINESS SUCCESS: SUKHI JUTLA AND MARKETORDERS.NET ON VIKING BLOG

Introducing the latest instalment of our Business Success blog series. Last month, we spoke to Selina Johnson about her Virtual Personal Assistant service Selina & Co. This edition sees us talk to Sukhi Jutla, founder of MarketOrders.net, an online B2B platform for the gold and diamond jewellery industry

 

What is the story of MarketOrders.net in a nutshell?

MarketOrders was created because of my frustration with the inefficient way the supply chain in the gold and diamonds jewellery industry was working…or should we say NOT working! Every step in the process was done offline and in person due to the high value nature of the products. My co-founder and I sought to make the supply chain easier for small retailers to access the products they needed by using innovative tech to make the transactions faster and more secure. Our platform now makes it easier for suppliers and independent retailers to connect.

How do you stand out from the competition?

MarketOrders stands out from the competition because we are the only online platform that uses tech end to end for the customer journey. What this means is that our independent retailers and suppliers are able to view the products they need online from a global catalogue, order products online, pay for them online and have them delivered straight to their door. This is unheard of in the gold and diamonds supply industry where many transactions are still done face to face.

Tea or coffee?

It has to be English Breakfast Tea!

Who is your business role model and why?

I’m inspired by business people who persist against the odds to bring their vision to life even when everyone around them tells them it cannot be done. In this vein, Jeff Bezos and Howard Schultz’s success stories inspire me.

What is your recipe for a productive day?

I start my day off with meditation and journaling for self- reflection time. This is followed by a protein-based breakfast like eggs and of course a good cup of tea! I spend the mornings doing ‘deep work’ which means I tackle the hard stuff first and allow no distractions from my phone. Lunchtimes are gym time and the afternoons are for meetings. As long as I follow this structure on most days, I feel I am productive as I get the most important things done in the morning.

 

 

What is your management style?

I am learning more and more to let go and delegate as my team expands. I prefer to trust my staff with tasks and give them the freedom to come up with their own solutions, as opposed to just telling them what they need to do.

What advice would you give to an aspiring startup company?

Hard work should not be dismissed. Building a business requires a lot of hard work, persistence, patience and belief. Trusting that your work will pay off.

What has been your biggest business challenge, and how did you overcome it?

Turning down £250k from a VC was hard as most startups struggle with resources and cash flow. It takes courage to stand up for your values and fight for what you believe is the right thing for your business. I overcame this hurdle by learning more about how to raise funds and never giving up. I am now about to launch my fundraiser on Crowdcube.com in 3-4 weeks and I will raise the funds I need on my terms.

What will the future bring for MarketOrders.net?

We are about to launch our crowdfunding campaign to raise £500k to drive exponential growth for the next phase of MarketOrders growth journey. We are looking to expand across Europe and continue to grow our amazing team.

How do you maintain a good work-life balance?

Taking care of my mental, emotional and spiritual well being has helped me to maintain a good balance. It’s important to recognise when you feel you need to step back and take a break and not feel guilty about taking to rest and recover. I have also found my work to be immensely rewarding. I love what I do, and this really helps too!

 

Written by Viking Blog : https://blog.vikingdirect.ie/business-success-sukhi-jutla-and-marketorders-net

MARKETORDERS COO QUOTED IN CHINESE NASDAQC

Bitcoin is replacing Western Union and MoneyGram and changing the global money transfer industry

 

It is reported that Bitcoin (BTC) can completely change the global remittance industry. Currently, more than $600 billion is moved annually from different countries, including the United States.

Cryptographic currency is also a great tool for smaller, cheaper and faster transactions. Virtual currency makes the whole process error-free and untrustworthy.

In a conversation with MarketOrders Chief Operating Officer BlockPublisher, Sukhi Jutla commented:

“Bitcoin is the first use case for payments and financial transactions. Therefore, its relevance to the remittance industry is very high and relevant. It is a proven model and one of the most trusted encryptions.”

The Money Transfer Operator (MTO) is an important participant in the entire remittance process because it oversees remittances sent to another country. MTO allows individuals and companies to remit money to the country and pay for services. MTO is supported by remittance software providers (RSPs) such as the well-known MoneyGram and Western Union.

There are only a few large companies on the market, including MoneyGram and Western Union. They have multiple locations and jurisdictions, and they are known all over the world. In addition, they do not have a fixed transaction cost and their share varies by location.

Still, the remittance industry should perform better, reduce costs, and improve trading time.

Bitcoin may be a very useful solution to these problems. Digital currency ensures the security of transactions and the speed of transfer. At the same time, the transaction can be verified without the participation of a third party. Although it is not free, the Bitcoin network has the lowest cost compared to existing systems.

There have been companies trying to release their own virtual currency to improve their services and still control the way transactions are handled. JPMorgan is currently developing JPM Coin. As Mark Moss, founder of Signal Profits, said, these companies are not aware of how cryptocurrencies will replace their businesses.

With Bitcoin, people have real ownership of their money and funds. They can also trade funds on a global scale, anytime, anywhere. In the future, Bitcoin can be a replacement for current systems.

 

Read more: http://www.nasdaqcj.com/blockchain/2019/03/04/3727.html

MARKETORDERS GETS COVERAGE IN YAHOO NEWS!

 

London calling for blockchain entrepreneur

 

The Mayor of London has handpicked a blockchain author to join an elite group of key influencers selected from the city’s businesses.

MarketOrders co-founder Sukhi Jutla was chosen by mayor Sadiq Khan to be part of the group charged with shaping London’s skills system.

Jutla – an award-winning entrepreneur and author of three books – made headlines a year ago by becoming the first number one best-selling author covering blockchain.

She was also recently named as one of the UK’s Top 100 Women in Tech, and was listed as a Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times and Google.

Proud

“I am proud to be representing the voice of entrepreneurs and small business owners, especially those working in frontier technology areas such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, to ensure we create a suitable and responsive city-wide skills system for all Londoners,” she told Coin Rivet.

“The Business Partnership will play an essential role in ensuring that London’s economy is responsive to the changing skills landscape, especially when it comes to the digital and technological shifts occurring.”

The group will be expected to advise the mayor on how skills and education provision can help businesses access talent, particularly in response to a range of challenges including Brexit and increasing automation.

It is understood the mayor will publish a new ‘Skills and Employment Vision’ document later this year, which will be closely linked to his ‘Local Industrial Strategy’, due to be published at the same time.

The mayor, Sadiq Khan, explained his Skills for Londoners strategy in 2018 laid out his ambitions to “create a city for all Londoners” by granting access to skills for anyone who needed them.

Talent

“Involving London’s employers and businesses to meet this ambition is at the heart of this, and I’m delighted to announce my new Skills for Londoners Business Partnership, made up of leading figures from businesses of all sizes and sectors, who share my passion for supporting London’s talent,” he explained.

“I look forward to working with them as they play a central role in our efforts to maintain London’s global position as a great place to work, invest, and grow a business.”

The Business Partnership will play a key role in shaping both documents, which will set out the next steps for delivering on the mayor’s priorities such as new policies to address emerging challenges, and will make the case for more funding to be devolved to London.

Other key appointments to the group are Rajesh Agrawal (Deputy Mayor for Business and Chair of the Business Partnership), film and TV executive Nahrein Kemp, Aurea Jones of Barts Health NHS Trust, and Optimity founder Anthony Impey MBE.

The post London calling for blockchain entrepreneur appeared first on Coin Rivet.

Click HERE to read the article

MARKETORDERS COO GETS COVERAGE IN THE FINTECH TIMES & FINANCE PUBLICATIONS

Blockchain Entrepreneur Joins The Mayor’s New Skills Business Partnership

Blockchain entrepreneur and MarketOrders Co-Founder, Sukhi Jutla, was recently chosen by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to be part of a new group of leading figures from across the capital’s businesses. This new partnership will help him shape London’s skill system to better the needs of the capital’s employers.

 

A Blockchain & Tech leader

Sukhi Jutla is an award-winning entrepreneur and author of 3 books. She made global headlines in April 2018 when she became the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author. She was recently named as one of the UK’s top 100 Women in Tech and was named a Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times and Google.

Sukhi commented: ‘I am proud to be representing the voice of entrepreneurs and small business owners, especially those working in frontier technology areas such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, to ensure we create a suitable and responsive city-wide skills system for all Londoner’s.’

A partnership to empower Londoners

The Partnership will also advise the Mayor on how skills and education provision can help businesses access talent, particularly in response to a range of challenges including Brexit and increasing automation. Sukhi explained: ‘The Business Partnership will play an essential role in ensuring that London’s economy is responsive to the changing skills landscape, especially when it comes to the digital and technological shifts occurring.’

The Mayor will publish a new Skills and Employment Vision later this year, which will be closely linked to his Local Industrial Strategy (which is due to be published at the same time). Sadiq Khan, said: ‘In June 2018, my Skills for Londoners strategy laid out my ambition to create a city for all Londoners, in which everyone can access the skills they need to succeed in a thriving economy. Involving London’s employers and businesses to meet this ambition is at the heart of this: I’m delighted to announce my new Skills for Londoners Business Partnership, made up of leading figures from businesses of all sizes and sectors, who share my passion for supporting London’s talent. I look forward to working with them as they play a central role in our efforts to maintain London’s global position as a great place to work, invest and grow a business.’

The Business Partnership will play an essential role in shaping both documents, which will set out the next steps for delivering on the Mayor’s priorities, new policies to address emerging challenges, and will make the case for more funding to be devolved to London.

The Mayor believes a city-wide skills system that is responsive to the needs of London’s economy is crucial to meeting the needs of employers and residents. The need for such a system has been made particularly acute given Brexit and the government’s recent Immigration White Paper, both of which risk undermining London’s growth and access to a future pipeline of talent from Europe and around the world.

The Partnership – which met at City Hall for the first time this week – aims to:

  • Improve London’s skills system to better meet the needs of employers, businesses and the London economy
  • Increase skills investment and workforce development in London’s industries to meet the demands of the global economy
  • Improve information and data on skills needs from employers and ensure the most accurate/reliable data is used to inform skills provision

 

 

Click HERE to read the Fintech Times article

Click HERE to read the Fintech Finance article

Click HERE to read the Finance.co.uk article

MARKETORDERS CO-FOUNDER FEATURED IN SPANISH PUBLICATIONS

Digital Enterprise Show counts on the presence of CIA, NATO and EU specialists

 

The DES 2019 will feature more than 450 international experts with successful cases in various areas, such as Industry 4.0, blockchain and artificial intelligence.

The DES – Digital Enterprise Show 2019 has revealed the experts that will participate in the next fourth edition of the event that will take place from 21 to 23 May 2019 in Madrid. Michael Casey , Chairman of the board of Coindesk, blockbain bestseller and MIT adviser to the Digital Currencies Lab Initiative, will focus on crypto-coins and their future influence on international financial structures. Martin Migoya , CEO and co-founder of Globant and global specialist in digital transformation for traditional businesses, and Meredith Whalen , IDC’s research director, are among the first confirmed speakers for the DES.

More than 450 international experts participate every year in the Digital Business World Congress, where they present the key technology trends, success stories or leadership in business management, which are the main drivers nowadays to advance in digital environments. The next issue will focus on Industry 4.0 , Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence .

Geopolitics will play a prominent role in DES2019. International relations between countries are also affected by the technologies and the use of the information they possess. George Beebe is a former director of the CIA in Russia and Director of Intelligence and National Security at the US National Interest Center, and Christian Lifländer , Head of Cyber ​​Security at NATO, will explain to the more than 23,000 C-level executives the challenges of cyber security, the phenomena of false news, misinformation and post-truth.

Antoinia Norman , CEO of Virgin’s Entrepreneurship Unit and a member of the Women’s Global Coalition for Innovation for United Nations Change, will emphasize the role of women and the need to develop inclusive business models to achieve a truly sustainable economy. Along with her will be Sukhi Jutla , businesswoman chosen as one of the 100 Asian stars of UK Tech and European Woman of the Year by the Financial Times.

DES2019 stands out again as forum professionals can find the most disruptive business ideas and models and learn how companies and technologies are shaping the future of different industries, such as industrial or healthcare, through technology .

The 2019 edition of the Digital Enterprise Show will take place between 21 and 23 May in Madrid .

IT Channel is a Media Partner of the DES – Digital Enterprise Show 2019.

 

Written by ITChannel

 

Below are the publications featuring Sukhi:

  • IT Channel – click HERE to read the article
  • Tecnonews – click HERE to read the article
  • Digital Biz – click HERE to read the article
  • La Vanguardia – click HERE to read the article
  • Finanzas – click HERE to read the article
  • IT Digital Security – click HERE to read the article
  • El Diario Vasco – click HERE to read the article
  • To Do Startups – click HERE to read the article
  • Europa Press – click HERE to read the article
  • IT User – click HERE to read the article
  • CEPY ME News – click HERE to read the article
  • EC Salud – click HERE to read the article
  • Interempresas – click HERE to read the article 
  • El Plural – click HERE to read the article
  • Negocios Del Mundo – click HERE to read the article 

MARKETORDERS COO PART OF THE MAYOR NEW SKILLS BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP

Mayor unveils new skills business partnership

 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has unveiled a new group of leading figures from across the capital’s businesses who will help him shape London’s skill system to better the needs of the capital’s employers.

His new Skills for Londoners Business Partnership brings together representatives from a range of industries to play an active role in informing future skills provision in London. It will work with the Mayor to help London’s employers access the skills they need today and in the future.

The Partnership will also advise the Mayor on how skills and education provision can help businesses access talent, particularly in response to a range of challenges including Brexit and increasing automation. 

The Mayor will also publish a new Skills and Employment Vision later this year, which will be closely linked to his Local Industrial Strategy (which is due to be published at the same time).

The Business Partnership will play an essential role in shaping both documents, which will set out the next steps for delivering on the Mayor’s priorities, new policies to address emerging challenges, and will make the case for more funding to be devolved to London.

The Mayor believes a city-wide skills system that is responsive to the needs of London’s economy is crucial to meeting the needs of London’s employers and residents. The need for such a system has been made particularly acute given Brexit and the government’s recent Immigration White Paper, both of which risk undermining London’s growth and access to a future pipeline of talent from Europe and around the world.

The Partnership – which met at City Hall for the first time this week – aims to: 

  • improve London’s skills system to better meet the needs of employers, businesses and the London economy
  • increase skills investment and workforce development in London’s industries to meet the demands of the global economy
  • improve information and data on skills needs from employers and ensure the most accurate/reliable data is used to inform skills provision in London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “In June 2018, my Skills for Londoners strategy laid out my ambition to create a city for all Londoners, in which everyone can access the skills they need to succeed in a thriving economy. “Involving London’s employers and businesses to meet this ambition is at the heart of this: today I’m delighted to announce my new Skills for Londoners Business Partnership, made up of leading figures from businesses of all sizes and sectors, who share my passion for supporting London’s talent. I look forward to working with them as they play a central role in our efforts to maintain London’s global position as a great place to work, invest and grow a business.”

Deputy Mayor for Business and Chair of the Business Partnership, Rajesh Agrawal, said: “It is an honour to chair the Skills for Londoners Business Partnership and to be working with such exceptional business representatives. Our first meeting marks an important step in bringing London’s employers and businesses together, not just to gain a better understanding of the challenges, but also to act collectively to create a diverse and skilled workforce fit for the future.”

Film and TV Executive at Film London, Nahrein Kemp, said: “I am really looking forward to working with the Mayor and his team on skills challenges facing London.  London is one of the most diverse cities in the world and the Mayor’s skills policies and programmes provide an excellent opportunity to influence change and foster collaboration across employers, skills providers and Londoners themselves.” 

Director of People Strategy, Barts Health NHS Trust, Aurea Jones, said: “I welcome the establishment of the Mayor of London’s Skills for Londoners Business Partnership and am pleased to be able to bring the wealth of experience that the NHS has as a major employer to the table.  The Business Partnership will begin a collaborative exchange of knowledge and innovation between employers, particularly as we grapple with the difficult task of navigating the impact of Brexit and the pressures this will place on London’s current and future workforce.

Founder and Chief Operating Officer of MarketOrders, Sukhi Jutla, said: “I am pleased to be a part of the Mayor’s Skills for Londoners Business Partnership. This is great initiative to support London’s employers, including SMEs and micro-businesses, to access the talent and skills they need.

Founder of Optimity, Anthony Impey MBE, said: ‘I welcome the Mayor’s commitment to creating a skills offer that works for both Londoners and employers. I look forward to working with the Partnership to strengthen London’s apprenticeships offer, building skills for London’s future.

 

Click HERE to read the official press release

MarketOrders interviewed at The London Stock Exchange Studios

MarketOrders was recently invited to be interviewed at the prestigious London Stock Exchange Studios in the heart of the financial district in London.

 

Sukhi Jutla, our founder and COO spoke about how MarketOrders is usuing technology to create more efficient and streamlined processes in the supply of precious gold and diamond jewellery products in the wholesale market

 

MarketOrders is an online marketplace helping independent retail jewellers to source the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from suppliers.

 

 

In this video Sukhi talks about how:

  • The gold industry is very old fashioned and has not fully embraced technology and this is where MarketOrders is helping to streamline the processes.
  • The main challenges facing retail jewellers and how MarketOrders is solving them
  • How blockchain technology can be used as a solution to create more efficient supply chains in the gold jewellery industry
  • Sukhi’s experience of being the first author in the world to publish a book on a  blockchain

 

Watch the interview here: 

 

 

About our founder, Sukhi Jutla

 

Sukhi Jutla is an award-winning entrepreneur and author of 3 books. She is the co-founder of MarketOrders, an online B2B platform for the gold and diamond jewellery industry. She is a leading international speaker, influencer and thought leader in tech and a qualified IBM Blockchain Foundation Developer. She is recognized by a number of industry awards including the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, Management Todays ’35 Women Under 35′ and named a Top 100 European Digital Pioneer by The Financial Times and Google. In April 2018 Sukhi made global headlines when she became the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author.

 

About MarketOrders

MarketOrders is an online marketplace helping independent retail jewellers to source the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from suppliers.

www.MarketOrders.net

 

Connect with us:

Web: https://marketorders.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketordersofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFnJ5_ZVaH3Gpd67Poeunxg

Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

Written by MarketOrders 

MarketOrders named on BusinessCloud’s 301 Female Tech Trailblazers list.

 

MarketOrders is pleased to announce their co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla is named as a Female Tech Trailblazer by the latest list announced by Business Cloud.

 

The list is made up of everybody from household names to inspirational women at the start of a journey in tech who have the potential to change the industry. The list is published online at Business Cloud as well in the Q4 2018 print edition.

 

Chris McGuire, BusinessCloud’s editor said:

We’ve ripped up the rule book…rather than limit ourselves to 101 names on our must-read lists we’ve taken off the brakes by publishing the names of 301 female entrepreneurs and pioneers of tech. One statistic that is trotted out is that only 17 per cent of people in the tech sector are women. We need to increase the number of women working in tech and we hope that by publishing a list of 301 female entrepreneurs and pioneers of tech, they’ll become role models to the next generation.’’

 

Ram Krishnna Rao, MarketOrders CEO said:

‘I’m very proud to have a diverse team as we actively encourage and promote more women in tech at MarketOrders so it’s great that my co-founder and COO Sukhi is recognised as a tech pioneer and serves as a role model to other women considering a career in technology.’

 

 

The full list can be viewed online here: https://www.businesscloud.co.uk/301-tech-trailblazers

 

About MarketOrders

MarketOrders helps independent retail jewellers to source the products they need faster, cheaper and direct from suppliers through our innovative tech platform and marketplace.

 

Connect MarketOrders

Web: https://marketorders.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marketordersofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Market_Orders
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marketorder/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/market-orders/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFnJ5_ZVaH3Gpd67Poeunxg

Contact details: info@marketorders.net

 

Written by MarketOrders 

MarketOrders co-founder, Sukhi Jutla, named a Top 100 Woman In Tech

MarketOrders is proud to announce their co-founder and COO, Sukhi Jutla is named as a Top 100 Woman in Tech by WeAreTechWomen.

 

MarketOrders CEO, Ram Krishnna Rao said, ‘I am immensely proud of having a co-founder who is a role model and leading influencer in the tech field. Sukhi brings immense courage and determination to highlighting and encouraging more women into tech as well as ensuring MarketOrders is on the cutting edge of delivering the best technical solutions for the gold jewellery trade industry.’’

 

Sukhi Jutla saiid, ‘It’s an honour to be recognised as a top influencer and thought leader in tech and I hope my accomplishments continue to inspire other women that a career in tech is feasible and possible no matter what stage you enter this field; it’s open to all.’’

 

The winners of these awards showcase remarkable women within the technology sector covering a wide range of roles such as Applied Machine Learning Scientist; Cyber Security Consultant; Radio Modelling Engineer; Futurist; a Research Associate in Turbomachinery; and Rapid Prototyper.

 

Since September 2018, WeAreTechWomen has been searching the UK for the best
female tech talent in the country.

 

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

 

WeAreTechWomen received over 500 nominations from across the UK and Northern
Ireland and 28,000 votes of support from across the globe.

 

Winners’ will shortly receive an invitation to a prestigious awards ceremony on 31
January 2019.

 

 

View the full list of winners in alphabetical order here: https://wearetechwomen.wearethecity.com/techwomen100-awards-winners-2018/

 

Written by MarketOrders