The National Technology Day is a special day dedicated to acknowledging the achievements and contributions of the Indian technology industry and the skilled individuals who have helped to make it successful. It is celebrated annually on May 11th since 1998.
This day serves as a platform to appreciate the positive impact that the Indian technology industry has had on the world economy, as well as highlight the innovations and advancements made by Indian technology companies and professionals in various fields such as IT services, software development, telecommunications, and electronics. Over the years, India has emerged as a significant player in the global technology market due to its high-quality technology companies and a large pool of talented professionals.
In India this day is celebrated to commemorate India's successful nuclear test, Pokhran-II, demonstrating India's nuclear capabilities and made it the sixth country in the world to possess nuclear weapons. This celebration is not only a tribute to the scientists and engineers who worked tirelessly on the Pokhran-II project, but it also acknowledges the contributions of the Indian scientific community to the country's technological advancements. The day also highlights the importance of science and technology in India's socio-economic growth and development.
Today, the government is also prioritizing digitalization and the adoption of new-age technologies, thus enabling India to emerge as a digital-first nation. The significance of National Technology Day extends beyond nuclear technology. It also highlights advancements made in diverse domains such as information technology, biotechnology, aerospace, telecommunications, agriculture, healthcare, and manufacturing. Having said that, India has the potential to become a global tech hub and innovation powerhouse.
Overall, the rise of Indian tech leaders is a testament to the country's talent and entrepreneurial spirit. Let’s understand from the technology leaders who are the forefront of the transforming India as well as the global tech industry.
Technology helping businesses reach and engage with their customers
"As we celebrate National Technology Day on May 11, we are reminded of the incredible impact that technology has had on the world of marketing. At Netcore Cloud, we are proud to be a part of this revolution and to be at the forefront of the MarTech industry. Marketing has undergone a seismic shift in recent years, with technology playing an increasingly vital role in helping businesses reach and engage with their customers. From AI-powered personalization to search, automated email campaigns, technology has transformed the way we approach marketing.
As a MarTech company, we understand the importance of staying ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. By harnessing the power of emerging technologies such as Generative AI, ML, and blockchain, we are able to provide our clients with cutting-edge marketing solutions that help them stay ahead of their competition. On this National Technology Day, let us celebrate the incredible innovations that have brought us this far and look forward to the limitless possibilities that lie ahead.”
Each new technological development comes a new vulnerability
“The evolution of technology has shifted its status from luxury to necessity, from a desire to essentiality. Its impact has transformed our communication, work, and lifestyle, leading to unparalleled levels of convenience and productivity. The potential of technology is boundless, and we can only envision the opportunities it holds. As technology evolves at a rapid pace, so too does the threat of cyberattacks. With each new development comes a new vulnerability, making cybersecurity more important than ever. It is essential to stay ahead of the curve to protect against these ever-changing threats. Cybersecurity is not just a shield against digital threats, but a catalyst for innovation. By creating a safe and secure digital environment, cybersecurity enables technology to flourish and empowers businesses and individuals to harness the full potential of the digital age.
At Mandiant, now part of Google Cloud, our purpose goes beyond just protecting organizations from cyber threats. We strive to instill confidence in our clients by providing them with the knowledge and resources to enhance their cybersecurity readiness and defend against future attacks. Organisations must be proactive to mitigate the risk of potential threats. That's why we are constantly innovating and developing new technologies to help our clients stay protected against the latest threats. It is also important that organisations take it upon themselves to think creatively and look outside of the traditional box to identify and nurture cybersecurity talent as we collectively look to keep pace with the adversary and narrow the talent gap.”
India is playing a very important role in the global tech landscape
“Technology is evolving at a pace that was never witnessed before, and India is playing a very important role in the global tech landscape. This can be attributed to the entrepreneurial spirit and government support for innovation, which has rocketed over the course of a decade. With a highly skilled workforce, we are now able to elevate from ‘Make in India, for India’ to ‘Make in India, for the world’. India Inc’s pace of digital transformation has astounded its global peers, and this is only set to accelerate with the advent of 5G. India now has a unique opportunity to become developers, deployers, and leaders in adopting innovative solutions in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, big-data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
At BGSW, we have been at the forefront of innovation, creating cutting-edge technologies and solutions that have had a transformative impact on businesses and communities. We have worked tirelessly to build a culture of creativity and collaboration, attracting some of the brightest minds in the industry to join our team. Through their talent and dedication, we have developed world-class products and services that have helped to drive the growth of the Indian technology industry.”
Technology has enabled businesses to step into a new era of growth and success
“Dell Technologies is among the world’s leading technology companies and a pioneer in technology innovations. At Dell, our vision is to become an essential technology company for our customers and partners, and we are focused on creating technologies that drive human progress. Today, Dell is instrumental in advancing the digital landscape of the world. Especially in India and with the incredible digital transformation pace since the past few years, technology has enabled businesses to step into a new era of growth and success. Our aim is to help our customers and partners reimagine how they do business to meet ever-changing needs, drive innovation and create a cultural shift throughout their organization. We are powered by the innovative spirit of our team members in this endeavour. From healthcare to education to a digital economy, we believe in the power of technology to help solve complex societal challenges. Together, and as individuals, our passion and unique perspectives propel every idea, concept, and solution we create.”
Innovation holds the key to unlocking a world of possibilities
"In this rapidly evolving world, where digital transformation is paramount, we recognise that innovation holds the key to unlocking a world of possibilities. From AI to IoT, from cloud computing to immersive experiences, technology propels us forward, enabling us to connect, create, and thrive. Amidst the challenges we face today, sustainability takes centre stage. By integrating sustainability into our innovations, we can ensure a harmonious balance between technological advancement and responsible stewardship of our planet. Furthermore, together, as brands and individuals, we must foster a culture of cooperation, innovation, and inclusivity. Acer remains committed to pushing boundaries, inspiring minds, and transforming lives through technology. As we celebrate National Technology Day, let's shape a brighter future fuelled by innovation, sustainability, and collaborative efforts.”
Virtusa with its Engineering First approach striving to enable organizations to embrace digital transformation
"As we celebrate National Technology Day, we recognize that technology is the driving force behind human progress in this digital age, and introducing ground-breaking ideas is crucial for technological growth. The emergence of revolutionary technologies such as Al, loT, and others provides enormous prospects to apply technology extensively in new business areas, often causing a complete upheaval of existing business models. At Virtusa, with its Engineering First approach, strive to enable organizations to embrace digital transformation and leverage cutting-edge technology to stimulate innovation, enhance customer experiences, and elevate business growth to new heights.”
India to become the preferred choice for global technology players
“Tailwind opportunities like democratized AI, favorable policies, and a future-ready knowledge capital will support India’s transformation into a powerhouse for innovation. There is incredible interest in emerging technologies like 5G, Metaverse, Blockchain, and Edge Computing and we are watching businesses of all sizes leverage these technologies to create new revenue streams and business models. Indian enterprises are going beyond transactional efficiencies and offering consulting and value-added services. The growth of deep-tech enterprises, programs like Digital India and projects like India Stack, and our successful track record of IT and BPO service exports, will make India the preferred choice for global technology players.”
Indian talent is the primary reason for the continued investment in the country
“India has a strong expertise in semiconductor design that has been built over the last three decades. Talent is of essence in a knowledge-intensive sector like electronic design. India and its engineers are renowned for their design expertise and know-how, and this continues to be the primary reason for the continued investment in the country.
Ecosystem collaboration is essential because many of today’s design challenges are interdependent. To deal with this interdependency, companies must address specific technical issues and collaborate closely with ecosystem partners to develop practical and reliable solutions in a reasonable timeframe. Close collaboration among designers, EDA vendors, IP providers, foundries, and other ecosystem players will help mitigate some of the design challenges posed by complex electronic devices.
To build this ecosystem, India needs to focus on building a skilled workforce, promoting research and development, fostering entrepreneurship, improving infrastructure, and encouraging collaboration.
Over the 30-plus years that Cadence Design Systems has been present in India, we have been integral in building and nurturing the VLSI ecosystem. Cadence is a founding member of both the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) and the VSI Society of India, both key industry bodies. Cadence has contributed to manpower development in the country through the government of India’s Special Manpower Development Program in VLSI Design (SMDP) since its inception, as well as through a number of other programs. Cadence has also partnered with accelerators and incubators to support entrepreneurship and building of the value chain.
On National Technology Day, let us pledge to continue the journey of building a strong and vibrant ecosystem to power India's technological growth, and become a significant player in the global value chain.”
Tally Solutions’ technology stands out to be its differentiator
“In 1998, the IT sector contributed merely 1.8% to India’s GDP. Today, it stands at over 9% and will soon go to double digits. One of the key important aspects of IT sector is that it employs millions of people. Talking about the IT sector, I take pride about my company Tally Solutions which has been a pioneer in building software products since 1986 way before our IT boom – Truly Make in India.
We are a technology & innovation company. Our key passion is delivering business software for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). With more than three decades since its inception, Tally's product provides to millions of users across industries in India and numerous other geographies.
Tally has made profound contributions to the Indian technology industry. From its advent, Tally has simplified accounting processes for millions of businesses and has helped to improve the efficiency of business financial operations in the country.
With a lion’s share of the business software market in India for the small and medium enterprises, Tally has created numerous job opportunities in India. It is one of the largest indirect employers for many more through its ecosystem of partners, resellers, trainers and the developer communities.
Tally stands at the forefront of technology innovation in software. We have gone much beyond building applications. In order to create a unique user experience, we have built and continue building foundational technology capabilities, which helps us build unparalleled experience for the user. This is what has led to viral adoption of the Tally product in MSMEs across the board.
At Tally’s heart, it is their own home-grown technologies crafted for MSMEs. We create our own technology and some of them are:
a. Indigenous Database engine that is super-fast, simple (installs without any manual intervention) and reliable (recovers from practically any software or hardware failure).
b. Native application development language engine (TDL) for rapid application development and customization
c. Thousands of TDL developers across our ecosystem using the Home-grown IDE
d. Native UI engine, interpreters, parsers
Finally, it is our technology that stands out to be our differentiator. At Tally, we strive to build technology innovations every day.”
Indian logistics industry has gone through a much-needed overhaul
“Over the last few years, the Indian logistics industry has gone through a much-needed overhaul, with new-age platforms championing and contributing to the digitisation of the sector. Disciplines like machine learning, data analytics and, of course, AI, have been rapidly changing the landscape of logistics. GPS and real-time tracking have improved by leaps and bounds as well, which have contributed to the further penetration of tech-enabled logistics. In fact, certain workflows, such as payments and accounting, have become exclusively digital and reduced the paperwork while simultaneously offering all stakeholders greater control and view over their data points. With innovations such as quick commerce and hyperlocal delivery models coming up so rapidly, customer habits and expectations have also morphed dramatically.
Technology has managed to streamline many processes, most of all, the matchmaking between supply and demand. The mastery of this, especially at an intracity level in major Indian cities, has made logistics far more accessible to users of all kinds in recent years. As we further explore and integrate AI into tech-enabled logistics, we expect to see more nuanced algorithms in the near future. Accessibility technologies such as voice typing, nudges and intuitive text can help even the less technologically savvy to utilize a tech platform to their advantage. Automation and robotics are also seeping their way into warehousing, which should improve efficiency and mitigate human error.”
National Technology Day reminds of the importance of investing in the talent and expertise
“On National Technology Day, we take a moment to celebrate the extraordinary power of technology which has transformed our lives. As a global leader in solutions that sense, process and connect to enable the Internet of Things and the AI revolution, we at Synaptics would like to specifically highlight the ubiquitous significance of semiconductor chips which serve as the brains of products and services that make our lives safer, more efficient, and enjoyable. Semiconductors enable the products we use every day at home, at work, and on the go, be it, smartphones, computers, access to the internet, home appliances, automation and entertainment systems, automobiles, and countless other electronic systems.
The success and impact of semiconductors depends on continued innovation, the key to future life-changing advancements in health, science, energy, climate, transportation, security, and other critical areas. National Technology Day reminds of us of the importance of investing in the talent and expertise needed to expand the capabilities of this industry. India has some of the best semiconductor engineers in the world, hence, we urge engineers to use their skills and contribute to the existing semiconductor ecosystem, particularly in the creativity in how these devices are designed. And we encourage students to consider engineering-related studies and careers to maintain the pace of innovation needed over the long term and continue to make our world a better place.”
Data science and analytics are changing how businesses function
“According to the World Bank, internet penetration in India doubled from 20% in 2018 to 41% in 2019 and is expected to add over 900 million users by 2025. This surge has fueled growth for data analytics throughout the country as it holds the potential to transform the way organizations operate by making more accurate and efficient data-driven decisions. This, in turn, can optimize operations and drive more efficient resource allocations.
A key example is how data analytics is transforming the healthcare industry. Healthcare professionals are empowered with massive data sets and timely data analysis that help drive more accurate and faster patient diagnosis and treatment. Data science and analytics are also changing how businesses function in other key industries such as manufacturing, retail, and transportation.
While data analytics are poised to revolutionize the Indian economy, there are some challenges to overcome before we realize its full potential. One such challenge is the lack of skilled data scientists to leverage and act on data, hindering many organizations’ ability to make data-driven decisions.”
At Alteryx, we are democratizing data science and analytics by delivering easy end-to-end automation of data engineering, analytics, reporting, machine learning, and data science processes. More recently, we boosted decision intelligence with new cloud analytics capabilities on our Alteryx Analytic Cloud Platform, empowering everyone to participate in the decision intelligence process regardless of job role, skill level, or department. This has created new opportunities for organizations of all sizes to leverage the power of data and achieve a competitive advantage.”
Advancements in digital technologies come with increased cyber threats
“The Indian technology landscape has witnessed a tremendous transformation in recent years, with numerous innovative advancements such as quantum science, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), serverless computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning – all paving the way for a brighter future. Additionally, 5G networks have brought significant advancements, including faster data transmission speeds, reduced latency and improved network capacity. We expect 6G to prompt it further and revolutionise the Indian technology landscape.
While India has made significant strides in the sector, we still see a few barriers that need to be addressed for sustainable progress and one such pressing challenge is security. Advancements in digital technologies come with increased cyber threats that are sophisticated, posing risks to sensitive information and data privacy.
The importance of a skilled workforce has not gone unnoticed by the IT sector. The technology workforce skills sector is experiencing significant change, with new innovations disrupting traditional work models. To meet the demand for niche future technology skills, India will continue to focus on upskilling its youth to enhance their employability and core competencies. India's young population gives it a significant edge, and with the right policies and strategies, the future looks bright for the country's technological progress.
At Unisys, we have our largest talent base in India which makes up 25% of our global workforce and creates solutions for the world. We successfully enabled the growth trajectory of our employees amidst the pandemic-led shuffle by helping our associates grow within the organization with skill development programs. This has helped us to facilitate stronger than ever employee-employer relationships.
Leaning into India’s core capabilities and advancements, we are confident that we are ready to meet the most pressing demands of growing technological advancements to create a sustainable future.”
Technology is at the forefront of the digital transformation
“National Technology Day marks a momentous occasion to commemorate the extent to which we have pushed the boundaries of technology in driving economic progress and tackling some of the greatest challenges faced by the society. It is a good reminder of how technological advancements have propelled us forward, and have fundamentally transformed the way we live and operate.
The world is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and technology is at the forefront of this transformation. At Truecaller, we are proud to have pioneered AI-based tech solutions such as Smart SMS, SMS Fraud Protection, and Call assistant that empower users to combat scams, and enhance the safety of their communications. We continue to push boundaries and leverage the power of technology to foster a culture of tech innovation and deliver advanced solutions that are set to shape the future. From artificial intelligence and machine learning, to automation and cloud computing, we recognize the possibilities of emerging technologies and are constantly exploring new ways to harness their power.
As the world moves forward, we must strive towards advancing research and development, developing socially responsible technology and collaboration in order to unlock the full potential of technology. With the country at the cusp of a technology revolution, let us continue to embrace its power to drive progress and meet the evolving needs of present and future generations.”
Organizations accelerating digital transformation journeys to become future-ready
“In the current business context, Digital Transformation journeys are being accelerated by organizations so that they become future-ready. But this has unfortunately given rise to cyber-attacks, which is a serious concern for countries as well as organizations across the globe. On this National Technology Day, India, as the emerging leader in the digital world should take proactive steps to strengthen cyber security defenses with a focus on Zero Trust Security Model. Solutions such as Identity and Access Management, Governance, Risk and compliance, End-Point, Data and App security should be leveraged extensively in every cybersecurity strategy across organizations.”
Containerized applications are gaining traction to drive transformational technology
“Adopting a hybrid and multi-cloud approach is becoming a highly sought-after strategy as it offers organizations numerous benefits, including increased security and flexibility. AI and ML are today part of Cloud Services as it has become increasingly challenging for companies to build their own AI infrastructure. Additionally, containerized applications are gaining traction, which is further driving transformational technology trends in cloud computing.
At Cloud.in, our team of experts possesses deep technological expertise and empowers organizations with a broad range of cloud solutions, making us a game-changer in the cloud offerings space. We believe that in the near future, cloud services will continue to be leveraged to access more innovative technologies, further enhancing the efficiency of business operations and customer experience. As a result, we strive to stay ahead of the curve by providing cutting-edge solutions to our clients.”
The profound impact of technology in building solutions for complex challenges should be acknowledged
“Technology has transformed the world in almost every way imaginable and will continue to do so. As we celebrate National Technology Day, we must acknowledge the profound impact of technology in building solutions for complex challenges. With emerging technologies such as Generative AI, Mixed Reality, Autonomous Vehicles, IoT and Edge Computing, we are on the cusp of a captivating and revolutionary future. As enterprises place technology at the core of their operations, digital transformation unlocks unprecedented growth opportunities and value. At Thoughtworks, we are digitally empowering India's tech ecosystem to become part of the country’s tech revolution story. As we do this, we call on the larger community to strive to create responsible, sustainable and inclusive technology that can transform the tech landscape.”
Generative AI - the panacea that businesses have been seeking for decades
“The increasing prevalence of generative AI is poised to spark a controversial transformation of the internet as we know it. In today’s world, the internet is designed primarily for human usability and readability, but as machines become the predominant gateway to the vast amounts of information stored online, the internet will need to cater more to models scraping and summarizing information for machines rather than humans.
This shift will create a contentious divide between those who prioritize human-centric design and those who prioritize machine efficiency and streamlined processes. Furthermore, the development of transactional systems that can be consumed directly by machines will blur the line between human and machine interaction, raising controversial ethical questions about the role of machines in society.
As generative AI continues to evolve, the debate over the future of the internet and its impact on humanity is sure to intensify. As machines become the primary interface for accessing & summarizing information, how will we ensure that AI algorithms are transparent? Can summarization capabilities & decision-making processes be free of bias that otherwise creeps in when people drive them? Will there be a need to evolve federation structures to prevent online monopolies and preserve equal opportunity of access to different businesses?
Generative AI might just be the panacea that businesses have been seeking for decades, capable of fast-tracking the transformation and growth of an organization and expanding the horizon of possibilities like never before!”
Sustainable practices and technology can drive growth and innovation in the cybersecurity ecosystem
“Generative AI has the potential to transform the whole content industry across all media. Besides automating the mundane, it has the capability to reduce the creative. Used well, generative AI can help gain businesses gain competitive advantage. The rise of these technologies also has raised valid concerns about security and privacy as the recent OpenAI data breach reveals.
Companies are using technology to reduce environment impact in creative ways. At Seclore, we are able to make decisions on where to setup offices to reduce the average carbon footprint of commute for our people, as an example. At Seclore, we understand the need for data-centric security solutions to enable businesses to safely share sensitive information with employees, partners, and customers while leveraging the benefits of Generative AI. This enables them to collaborate with their stakeholders while mitigating the risks associated with data sharing and security.
Moreover, sustainable practices and technology can drive growth and innovation in the cybersecurity ecosystem by minimizing costs and risks while maximizing effectiveness in the long run. As a data-centric security solutions provider, it is imperative for us to keep up with technological advances to address the modern digital economy's challenges and secure our clients' success."
Indian tech leader have made a significant impact globally
Technology is driving human progress which comes with innovative ideas and has the potential to empower individuals and organizations alike, enabling us to connect, communicate, commute and collaborate in ways that were once unimaginable. The convergence of technologies such as AI, Generative AI, automation, Metaverse, Blockchain, 5G and quantum computing is unlocking new possibilities for businesses and creating a more connected world. It is also enabling significant reduction in the cost of doing business, enhancing revenues through increased differentiation, and ensuring higher customer delight.
Today, AI has already shown its potential and has the possibility to revolutionize many areas such as healthcare, finance, transportation and more. It can automate tedious tasks, increase efficiency and provide information that was previously not possible. AI could also help us solve complex problems, make better decisions, reduce human error or tackle dangerous tasks such as defusing a bomb, flying into space or exploring the oceans.
At the same time, the rise of new age technology has created new challenges, particularly around privacy and cyber threats as well. As a result, companies are increasingly aware of the importance of cybersecurity in our highly interconnected networks. Recent high-profile cyber attacks have exposed the vulnerabilities that exist within these networks, causing significant concern for businesses.
AI helping to improve operational efficiency, boost productivity, reduce costs, and enhance CX
“Artificial Intelligence (AI) has had a significant impact on India's technology landscape in recent years. AI has transformed various industries, including healthcare, finance, education, and transportation, among others. With the help of AI, Indian companies have been able to improve operational efficiency, boost productivity, reduce costs, and enhance customer experience. In uncertain times, AI can be utilized to resolve issues such as forecasting and supply chain optimization which can be predicted with accuracy to help businesses to prepare for headwinds. AI-powered applications and platforms are also being used to solve complex business problems and drive innovation. AI has opened new opportunities for startups and entrepreneurs to create innovative products and services that address local challenges. India faces several challenges in accelerating technological growth, including inadequate digital infrastructure, lack of skilled workforce, bureaucratic hurdles, lack of funding, and weak intellectual property laws. To address these challenges, a multi-pronged approach is required, including investments in digital infrastructure, education and training programs, streamlined regulations, and fostering a more conducive business environment for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Ecosystem collaboration across stakeholders, including the Government, corporates, and other partners, has driven advancements in the Indian technology industry, and it will continue to do so in the future. The Digital India initiative by the Indian government has enabled the development of e-commerce platforms that have revolutionized the shipping and mailing industry. Collaborations between postal services and technology companies have led to the development of innovative solutions, such as digital addressing systems and mobile-based delivery tracking, to improve the efficiency and accuracy of mailing services. Going forward, ecosystem collaboration is expected to drive advancements in areas such as last-mile delivery, logistics optimization, and sustainable shipping practices, among others. By working together, stakeholders can leverage each other's strengths and create a more robust and sustainable shipping and mailing industry in India.”
Digital disruption has irrevocably changed the game for enterprises
“The pace of technological progress is accelerating, and digital disruption has irrevocably changed the game for enterprises. It has given rise to novel business models, revenue streams, and digital ecosystems, presenting unprecedented growth opportunities. As we look towards 2023, the spotlight is on harnessing the full potential of advanced technologies such as IoT, 5G, and Edge Computing. IoT has the power to radically transform how companies approach operations, product development, and physical space design, creating a profound impact on the bottom line. It is paving the way for future applications such as autonomous vehicles, intelligent industries, immersive shopping experiences, safer transportation systems, precise farming practices, and remote healthcare. The swift integration of IoT has spurred businesses to invest in advanced technologies like AI and ML, as they recognize the vast benefits of technology and automation. As a result, the corporate landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace, as organizations leverage the power of these cutting-edge technologies to transform the way they work. The future holds promise, with a staggering 43 billion connected devices predicted to be in use by 2023, and the advent of digital twins, making digital replicas of real-world objects ubiquitous. Aeris provides a comprehensive range of IoT security features, including SMS Lock, Static/Dynamic Private IP Address, Non-Dialable Numbers, Standard Access Point Name (APN), Virtual Private Network (VPN), and Cloud Connect to enable prevention, detection, and quick response in protecting your IoT devices.
IoT, however comes with its own set of challenges-ones of security and privacy. While IoT enables centralisation of data, this democratization opens up a two-way channel making devices and IT infrastructure vulnerable for cyber-attacks. The top priorities for the Technology industry in 2023 would be around putting the customer first by creating a great customer centric enhanced customer experience by combining strategies which protect the firm and customers against increasing security risk. It is also important to continuously work on creating vertical solutions, solving business use cases and supporting new revenue streams. Lastly collaboration among stakeholders, including government, corporates, and partners, is vital to advance IoT in India and tackle the cybersecurity issues. This can create a strong ecosystem to support IoT growth and enable innovative use cases across various sectors.”
Digitization is more of a necessity than a choice
“We have entered an era in which digitization is more of a necessity than a choice. Organisations today recognise the potential of technology and its ability to revolutionize their operations. Emerging technologies such as Generative AI, Metaverse, Web3, little code/no code, and Cloud, among others, are assisting organisations in making the transition to become future-ready.
We at Coforge work across the product engineering and application services spectrum. Our distinct value proposition is built by our strong skills in product engineering services and digital transformation, which include services such as data and analytics, cognitive, AI/ML, cloud, digital process automation, and business process management (BPM).
Furthermore, our innovation group focuses primarily on upcoming technologies in the Metaverse, including mixed reality, web3 including blockchain, AI, and cognitive services such as video analytics, enhanced natural language processing, advanced and interactive user interfaces, and so on. We recently formed a Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Metaverse and LC/NC to build a capability ecosystem through our collaborations.”
The convergence of technologies unlocking new possibilities for businesses
“National Technology Day is a significant occasion to celebrate the incredible advancements in technology that have transformed the world as we know it. Today, technology is omnipresent and a key facilitator in creating needle-moving outcomes across all industries and governments. The convergence of technologies such as Generative AI, automation, Metaverse, Blockchain, 5G and quantum computing is unlocking new possibilities for businesses and creating a more connected world. It is also enabling significant reduction in the cost of doing business, enhancing revenues through increased differentiation, and ensuring higher customer delight. Tech Mahindra is focused on leveraging next-generation technologies to enable end-to-end digital transformation for global customers and solving complex business challenges.”
Organizations should focus on upskilling and reskilling the employees to develop competencies
“In today’s dynamic era of evolution, technology is driving human progress, and the force behind technological growth comes with innovative ideas. We envision a smarter future in which digital technologies have the potential to revolutionize how everyone does business in an increasingly connected world. New-age disruptive technologies such as AI, IoT, ML, and cloud computing are the key factors in unlocking the true potential of the IT sector in the next decade of India's growth in technology and will drive new possibilities in digital transformation. Organizations must focus on upskilling and reskilling the employees to develop competencies and unfold tremendous growth opportunities across sectors. At MediaTek, we believe in investing in local Indian talent and scaling capabilities to drive innovation for India and global markets through dedicated technical training sessions, e-learning platforms, and regular opportunities for upskilling.”
Focus on tech-based upskilling & reskilling to be the major upcoming trends in technology
“In this progressive era of evolution, there’s a significant increase in the demand for technology adoption, disrupting & impacting our lives like we never comprehended. New-age innovation has escalated the significant surge in the use of technologies and digital demands and has played an essential role in our lives more than ever. As a result, the government is also prioritizing digitalization and the adoption of new-age technologies, thus enabling India to emerge as a digital-first nation.
Organizations are focusing on revamping their business digitally & taking initiatives to enable digital transformation. This includes an increased focus on skilling to build digital talent, enhanced investment in technological innovations and R&Ds, hiring young talent, and improving infrastructural facilities with a strong vision to create a digitally enabled India. In all this, Barco foresees acceleration in digitization, adoption of new-age technologies like IoT, cloud-led data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, AI innovation, and seamless connectivity & networking. Going forward, Barco expects automation of processes, focus on tech-based upskilling & reskilling as the major upcoming trends in technology.”
The rise of technology has created new challenges, particularly around privacy and security
“On this Technology Day, we celebrate the power of technology to transform the way we interact with the world and shape our physical and digital identities. Technology has the potential to empower individuals and organizations alike, enabling us to connect, communicate, commute and collaborate in ways that were once unimaginable. At the same time, the rise of technology has created new challenges, particularly around privacy and security. As a company that is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses protect their identities in the digital age, we understand the importance of staying at the forefront of technological innovation while also advocating for seamless and convenient use. So let us use this day to celebrate the power of technology and to renew our commitment to building a safer and more secure world.”
Data availability and sharing have become easier in India
“Technology has a key role to play in building a resilient and sustainable future for everyone, and advanced spatial technologies are playing a crucial role in demystifying the interconnections and interdependencies for solving complex problems and enhancing decision support through timely intelligence. Leveraging the power of GIS, policymakers, development professionals, and community leaders are integrating social, environmental, and economic information in a way that enables them to gain greater insight into complex situations, make data-driven decisions on where to act and apply resources, and collaborate across organizations and around the world. Geospatial information combined with socio-economic and other statistical data also provides critical inputs for addressing the complex challenges of sustainability for businesses. Data availability and sharing have now become easier in India. With enabling policies like the National Geospatial Policy and the Geospatial Data Guidelines in place, the availability of geospatial data has also improved. In such a scenario, GIS will prove to be a more significant tool in assessment, prioritization, mitigation, planning, change management, and capacity building to address economic inequality, social instability, and environmental degradation challenges.”
The digital economy is powered by data and is heavily reliant on a robust data storage infrastructure
“Technology is the backbone of modern civilization, and this day celebrates the incredible advancements made in technology which in turn led to a fortified digital economy. The most recent and significant technologies like 5G, Artificial intelligence, and Machine Learning, Cloud Computing and Cognitive AI have revolutionised the way we work, creating new opportunities, transforming industries, and driving productivity and growth.
As a result of these advancements, there has been a creation of vast amounts of data that must be collected, stored, processed, and analysed in order to unlock their full potential. According to Seagate's Multicloud Maturity report, IDC predicts the total amount of data in the overall datasphere to reach 221ZB in 2026.
Moreover, the digital economy is powered by data and is heavily reliant on a robust data storage infrastructure to support the overabundance of data generated by various technologies and enable businesses to make informed decisions and leverage insights to drive growth and productivity. Mass-capacity data storage solutions innovators like Seagate, are creating breakthrough technology so that businesses and individuals can confidently store their data and easily unlock its value. Founded over 45 years ago, Seagate has shipped over four billion terabytes of data capacity and offers a full portfolio of storage devices, systems, and services from edge to cloud. At Seagate, we are focused on leveraging next-gen technologies to highlight the latest advancements in data storage technology and support the digital economy.”
Whatfix reimagining the future of DAP with AI
“The IT industry is among the most significant growth catalysts in the Indian economy today. It accounted for 7.4% of India's GDP in FY22, and it is expected to contribute 10% to India's GDP by 2025. Indian Technology industry - the "back office of the world" - is emerging to become the global hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. A homegrown company like Whatfix is supporting Fortune 500 companies across the globe enabling their digital transformation journey. Today, CIOs around the world are relooking at their technology stack to maximize the ROI on it. Whatfix Product Analytics, and AI-powered DAP, help the CIOs achieve this goal while increasing user productivity and influencing their enterprises' business outcomes like revenue win rate, cost reduction, and risk compliance, among others.
Today, Whatfix is a multi-product company offering Whatfix Digital Adoption Platform and Product Analytics. Whatfix is reimagining the future of DAP with AI and is building an AI model that learns and understands software applications and processes like humans. With the "human-in-the-middle" approach, Whatfix is set to empower organizations with enhanced EX, CX, and productivity. We have two patents granted by the US patent office last year and has with several others in the pipeline
To stay ahead of emerging trends like AI, cloud computing, IoT, and cybersecurity, it is imperative that techies understand the importance of userization where instead of making users tech-savvy, we should focus on making technology savvier for the users. Additionally, they should invest in R&D with userization at the core of it, build partnerships, promote innovation, and engage in social responsibility initiatives. With the rise of AI, companies need to invest in digital adoption platforms for enhanced CX, EX, and productivity via easy software adoption and change management. The need and importance of cybersecurity will also increase too.
Enterprises need to understand the importance of userization and invest in research and development around this concept. They need to build partnerships, foster a culture of innovation within their organization, and contribute to the community through social responsibility initiatives. By exploring new technologies, collaborating with other organizations, encouraging experimentation among employees, and promoting sustainability and social causes, companies can stay ahead of the curve and make a broader impact beyond their organization. The Indian tech industry is well poised for growth and innovation in the coming years, owing to the immense talent pool and driven by the adoption of new technologies and development of local talent.”
STL is making smart factories by leveraging data into analytics
“Digital has been and will be core DNA for STL. Our digital adoption started with easing out business processes through platforms like Salesforce, SAP etc but it gradually became all pervasive. We are making smart factories by leveraging data into analytics towards building Digital Twinning, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We are using digital to solve complex customer problems. Our central R&D team is building AI based solutions to detect potential threats in the fibre network through sensing applications and so on and so forth.
We have established ourselves as a tech-led organization with over 742 patents. We are recognized by BCG as Top 100 Tech Challengers and have been certified as a Great Place to Work for three years consecutively. We have become a global innovator in the optical space by launching advanced optical products like Celesta, high density new age and innovative ribbon cables, Multiverse, India's first Multicore fibre and cable and Optobolt, STL's passive connectivity solutions to support fibre deployment for global telcos, defence networks, citizen networks, and other service providers. We also launched 5G Cosmos, which is an Atmanirbhar, patented solution that can connect every tower, small cell, and node. We are one of the few companies across the globe with an end-to-end high-tech manufacturing capability of optical fibre, optical cables and optical interconnects. Technologies like Artificial intelligence, Internet of things, Brain-computer interfaces, 3D modeling and reconstruction, Spatial and edge computing, Blockchain, Web 3.0, Machine Learning etc need high speed internet. We are betting on all this and more that would require a massive amount of fibre deployment for faster internet. We are cultivating an innovative culture, making talent development investments, staying abreast of technical advancements, and laying a solid financial base.
We have been at the forefront of innovation and have continuously leveraged emerging technologies to develop cutting-edge solutions that address complex business challenges. Our contribution to the technology sector has been driven by our passion for innovation and our commitment to delivering exceptional value to our customers. STL’s continuous pursuit of transforming billions of lives by connecting the world is stronger than ever.”
Technology has been a driving force in revolutionizing the world
“Innovation is the cornerstone of progress, and technology has been a driving force in revolutionizing the world we live in. The rapid growth of the semiconductor industry globally has played a pivotal role in the development of modern technology, and India is now poised to take on a leadership role in this space. The Indian government has initiated programs that encourage the domestic production of electronic goods for both the regional and global markets.
Coupled with the rise of innovative start-ups, a push towards digitalization, and the increasing demand for cutting-edge technologies in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, 5G/6G, Automotive Electrification, Smart meters, Digital factories to name a few has created a solid foundation for the growth and expansion of the semiconductor industry in India. With a skilled workforce, favourable policies, and increasing investments in research and development (R&D), India is well positioned to become a hub for semiconductor Design, Engineering and manufacturing. We believe that, in a rapidly growing digital economy, India has a unique opportunity to leverage its vast pool of engineering talent and become a global hub for semiconductor innovation.”
Technology and data are key drivers of growth and innovation
“The logistics and supply chain industry is evolving at a phenomenal speed, and we believe that data and technology will be the driving force behind this transformation. Thanks to developments in IoT, AI, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics, and with our modern and scalable proprietary technology stack, mobile-first applications, cloud based, connected and secured order fulfilment platforms, we are able to enhance our processes in logistics and supply chain, from warehousing to last-mile delivery.
At Ecom Express, we recognize that technology and data are key drivers of growth and innovation. As a business, we are dedicated to staying abreast with these changes and utilizing the most recent innovations in data and technology to provide excellent service to our clients. Looking ahead, we are enthusiastic about the potential of cutting-edge technologies to further alter the logistics and supply chain sector.
We believe the use of data and technology in logistics has the potential to make the sector environmentally friendly and sustainable. We can minimize carbon emissions by using data to optimize delivery routes and streamline our operations in fulfilment centers. This is idle for our customers, who equally demand sustainable and eco-friendly solutions. In conclusion, National Technology Day in India serves as a reminder of the industry's great potential for transformation by data and technology.”
Technology - an essential enabler to power every aspect of modern business
“As India celebrates National Technology Day, we acknowledge technology's pivotal role in driving innovation, expansion, and competitiveness in the country's tech sector. Technology has evolved beyond just a tool; it is now an essential enabler that powers every aspect of modern business, from data management and analytics to artificial intelligence and machine learning. To thrive in a more connected and digital world, every techie must stay current with the latest industry trends. Data analytics and integration are critical in driving transformative change and unlocking new opportunities for growth and innovation in the Indian tech industry. With the increasing use of emerging technologies such as AI, ML, cloud, and blockchain, businesses generate vast amounts of data that can provide valuable insights. Turning this data into actionable insights through data analytics and integration has become indispensable for businesses to remain competitive and succeed in today's fast-paced business environment. As the industry evolves, partnering with data analytics and integration experts is vital for companies to navigate the ever-changing technological landscape and achieve their objectives.”
Nutanix’s vision for a universal cloud operating model evolves to provide more value higher in the stack
“Nutanix is proud to help drive innovation in India’s technology landscape. We have been on a journey to deliver customers a universal cloud operating model to run apps and data anywhere. This is a key differentiator for Nutanix and offers organizations in India consistent management across endpoints, integrated security, self-service and on-demand resources, governance and full license portability. Our journey started at the infrastructure layer with a platform delivering the same environment on-premises, in public cloud, or at the Edge. As the market continues to evolve and organizations’ needs change, our vision for a universal cloud operating model also evolves to provide more value higher in the stack, starting with services for apps and their associated data and then extending to a federated management view over an organization’s full hybrid multicloud estate. The new products we recently announced help build on that vision with edge to cloud management and integrate data management of containerized and virtualized applications anywhere.”
Vedanta Aluminium meeting the rapidly-evolving requirements for a low-carbon future
“The world seeks to transition to a low-carbon future, one that is undoubtedly going to be metal intensive. Aluminium, with its unique properties, has established itself as the go-to metal for a slew of high-end technological applications. With one of the largest product portfolios in the world, Vedanta Aluminium is uniquely positioned to meet the rapidly-evolving requirements of our customers through increased product sophistication, unmatched quality, and operational excellence.”
Technology is the key driver of change
“In today’s digital era, new-age technologies — ranging from the Internet of Things and machine learning to quantum computing and augmented reality — have become the face of transformation in all walks of life. True transformation is about innovation and change — and about recognising and developing the capabilities to achieve them. It is about proactively embracing the new and the better — in everything from ways of working and overcoming social, business, and environmental challenges, to driving continuous improvement and being future-ready. Technology is no longer just the enabler of change; it is the key driver of change that has become integral to improving experiences, efficiencies, and outcomes for the greater human good.
Technologies, whether used individually or in combination, are creating new opportunities to deliver value, resilience, and impact. This wave of transformation relies heavily on skills and enterprise for its sustenance. With the global economy expanding opportunity for billions, competence and initiative have taken on a new dimension. Agility, adaptability, and continuous learning ability have become the key differentiators for technology talent.
This explains Brillio’s focus on not just leveraging technology to help enterprises accelerate transformation, but also driving reskilling and upskilling to unlock the full potential of technology. This is not limited to our workforce but underpins our social outreach and community development initiatives focused on promoting STEM education and digital inclusion. Embracing the future is about harnessing the combined potential of humans, algorithms, and machines.”
Technology is a powerful force that can shape our present and future
“National Technology Day is a reminder that technology is not just a tool, but a powerful force that can shape our present and future. Technology has become increasingly critical – permeating all walks of life and empowering businesses to revolutionize and reinvent themselves to thrive in a digital era. India has made enormous advancements in this field - with each passing year, we witness new technologies emerging, bringing opportunities for advancement and progress. To further accelerate this progress in technology, organisations must cultivate a robust skilling environment that breeds innovation. The current landscape demands for holistic skillsets that can innovate data management and security imperatives to empower organisations to stay ahead of the curve.
We, at Commvault, believe that continuous learning not only benefits the bottom line but also fosters a culture of creativity and innovation. We achieve this through internal hackathons, mentorship programs, and coding competitions like the Junior Vaulter Challenge, fuelling creativity through tech-driven innovations. With innovation at the core of everything, we emphasize on internal mobility initiatives that are driven by upskilling for our fellow Vaulters.
As we celebrate National Technology Day, it will be exciting to see how organisations will push boundaries to equip the workforce with latest technological skillsets and unlock the next wave of innovation.”
Technology companies play a key role in driving social innovation
“As we celebrate National Technology Day, it is important to recognize the significant contributions that Indian companies have made to the technology industry. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), cloud computing, big data, and cybersecurity are among the top priorities for the technology industry today. These technologies are driving digital transformation across industries, enabling businesses to operate more efficiently, make data-driven decisions, and deliver innovative products and services. Companies like CrowdStrike are at the forefront of innovation, driving advancements in cybersecurity and delivering cutting-edge technology solutions to their clients.
At CrowdStrike, we are committed to developing solutions that help our customers stay ahead of emerging threats in today's ever-evolving threat landscape. CrowdStrike’s Falcon platform leverages the power of AI and machine learning to deliver real-time threat detection and response, enabling organizations to proactively protect against attacks.
For Indian technology companies to continue to innovate and make a positive impact on the industry, it is crucial to invest in research and development and foster a culture of innovation. With the right investments and policies, technology companies can play a key role in driving social innovation and creating solutions to address some of the country's most pressing challenges, such as healthcare, education, and sustainability. Collaboration between industry, academia, and government can also play a key role in driving innovation and growth.
With the increasing adoption of digital technologies and the growing demand for skilled tech professionals, India is poised to become a global leader in technology innovation as we continue to embrace the opportunities presented by the digital age.”
Trend Micro recognizes the importance of collaboration and partnership
“On this National Technology Day, Trend Micro celebrates the transformative power of technology and our commitment to creating a safer and more secure digital world. As a leader in cybersecurity and cloud solutions, we have continuously pioneered innovative technologies and security services to protect against evolving cyber threats targeting sensitive data. With over 700 patents, we have been trailblazers since 2010, introducing industry-first solutions such as optimized security for VMware, AWS workloads, and Microsoft Azure Workloads, AI-powered email fraud detection, and XDR with risk visibility across multiple endpoints.
At Trend Micro, we recognize the importance of collaboration and partnership in achieving our goals. Our recent acquisition of Anlyz demonstrates our commitment to advancing the Indian tech industry. As technology evolves, so do the threats, and we remain committed to developing cutting-edge solutions that leverage AI and machine learning to detect and respond to threats in real-time. Let us celebrate the power of technology on this National Technology Day and continue to work together to create a safer and more secure digital world.”
India plays a major role in the global technology industry
“India has emerged as a major player in the global technology industry, with many of the world's largest technology companies investing in the country in a big way. These companies are not only contributing to the growth of the Indian tech industry but also bringing cutting-edge technology solutions to the country.
As the world’s digital infrastructure company, Equinix is making a significant impact on the Indian technology industry through our global footprint of data centers and upcoming digital services enabling Indian Businesses to reach out to new markets and leverage the power of interconnection. Combining Equinix Fabric, a software-defined interconnection solution, Network Edge, which provides virtual network services, and Equinix Metal, an automated bare metal, Equinix digital services help businesses assemble infrastructure on demand in minutes - anywhere in the world - from an ecosystem of providers.
Today, many tech companies are leveraging Platform Equinix to innovate in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and the Internet of Things. By investing in research and development in these areas, Indian tech companies can create new products and services to help businesses strive in a digital economy.
At the same time, the Indian government's focus on digital transformation and initiatives such as the Digital India program are expected to drive economic growth. We can expect to see continued growth and development in the Indian tech industry in the coming years.”
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