Aqua Security provides support to India’s COVID crisis; raises funds through Aquathon – a global employee wellbeing initiative
India: Aqua Security, an Israel-based leading pure-play cloud-native security provider with operations in India, has recently concluded its first-ever Aquathon, a global employee well-being initiative. Proceeds of the initiative will go directly to COVID relief support for India, focused on helping the families whose breadwinners have succumbed to coronavirus. Aquathon aims to give back to the community while building a strong, healthy, and united workforce. Aqua employees across the world raised funds for an Indian non-profit organization by registering their step-count for seven days and to raise funds for COVID relief in India.
The initiative drove phenomenal participation from the Aqua Security team across 12 countries. Over 150 employees participated in the initiative and clocked over 11 million steps. Aqua Security matched the funds raised by employees. and raised a total of INR 6 Lacs, to be donated to Nirmaan Organization (a non-profit entity) and its COVID relief efforts in India. Nirmaan supports the underprivileged in education, skill development, entrepreneurship, and social leadership.
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Bhuvan Bhatt, Aqua India & R&D Head, said, “We are deeply concerned by the critical situation in India induced by COVID-19. Aquathon serves as a humanitarian relief effort to combat the virus. Through our joint effort, we aim to support families that have lost the breadwinner to this unfortunate crisis. If the worst of the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the power of unity. It is truly humbling to witness our global workforce coming together to give back to our community. We hope we can make a small difference with initiatives like Aquathon.”
Talking about her participation in the company’s unique initiative, Ms. Tejaswi Cherukuri, Software Engineer, Aqua Security, said, “Aquathon was my first physical community service activity. My goal was to contribute as much as I could through my individual role in order to contribute to a larger significant company effort. The experience was both memorable and motivating – working toward a common goal of COVID relief helped us grow as a team.”
Aqua Security in India
Aqua first established its R&D centre in Hyderabad in early 2019 and has rapidly grown its R&D operations in India to more than 50 employees. Aqua plans to expand its R&D Team by 100% in 2021 to become at least 20% of the overall Aqua workforce and add additional functions to the site as well. Aqua India plays a significant role in Aqua's growth by providing innovative scalable solutions in the cloud-native space. In India Aqua’s focus will be on enhancing its offerings through Innovation, Research & Development and supporting customers. In addition to the development and customer support functions, Aqua is also focused on driving strategic engagements with key GSI's (Global System Integrators) based out of India such as TATA Consultancy Services, HCL, Wipro, etc. Aqua will continue to invest in its partnership with GSIs to build a stronger partner ecosystem and deliver on global projects for large customers.