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  • National Technology Day Quotes – from Tech Mahindra, NLB Services, MediaTek and Compass IDC

    Published on May 11, 2022

    Kunal Purohit, Chief Digital Services Officer, Tech Mahindra

    “Today, technology has become all pervasive  and helps create needle moving outcomes across all industries and governments as well. The development and adoption of solutions through advanced technologies, including intelligent automation, artificial intelligence, Metaverse, Blockchain, 5G, and Quantum Computing can impact one or more of the following: a) significant reduction in the cost of doing business b) increase in revenues through increased differentiation and c) higher customer delight. At Tech Mahindra, we are focused on leveraging next-generation technologies to enable end-to-end digital transformation for global customers and solve complex business challenges.  Some relevant recent examples are:

    We have launched TechMVerse, our Metaverse practice to deliver interactive and immersive experiences in the Metaverse for our customers. We launched ‘Meta Village’ to gamify learning. A part of TechMVerse, Meta Village will gamify the learning process for children in rural India thereby providing them with an opportunity to develop the crucial technical skills needed to become tomorrow’s disruptors. Today Pargaon is India’s first Meta village created by Tech Mahindra

    We have launched amplifAI 0->∞ to democratize AI (artificial intelligence) for enterprises globally.

    Sachin Alug, CEO, NLB Services

    “Navigating the post-covid world requires a certain level of digital literacy both in and outside of work. Speaking of work, remote and hybrid models have compelled employees to have at least an intermediate understanding of tech for their daily tasks. From tracking attendance to managing projects and frequent coordination with fellow teammates, a 2022 employee needs digital skills to get by on a daily basis.

    At NLB Services, we are a team of 8000+ members across the globe. The onset of the pandemic scattered us even farther from each other but we’ve overcome geographical limitations through tech. We’ve held regular IT workshops and training sessions to ease our employees into remote working. Online team building activities and leadership interactions have also been conducted. Additionally, virtual fitness and entertainment sessions have also helped us to bring the team together from time to time”.

    Anku Jain, MD, at MediaTek-

    “Post pandemic, technology has become a mainstay for every sector and company. With deep tech innovations such as AI, IoT, ML and cloud computing becoming the norm, and technology being leveraged for even the most basic requirements, people lacking digital literacy will find it difficult to prosper in the new normal. Organisations need to focus on imbibing digital literacy and upskilling employees to participate in the tremendous growth opportunities available across sectors. At MediaTek, which is a global fabless semiconductor company, our employees are already well-versed in digital initiatives but we offer our associates the opportunity to further upskill themselves through dedicated technical training sessions and tech talks aimed at optimising their inherent potential.”

    Rushi Bhatt, Sr. Director and Head of AI at Compass IDC

    “India is a hotbed of technology and as Compass’ overseas development centres in Hyderabad and Bengaluru, we are leveraging the top tech talent available here to make cutting-edge solutions across Data, AI, and ML. India’s top tech talent combined with the power of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking has played a leading role in transforming every industry globally. The engineering talent across Compass IDC is engaged in advancing the company’s technology stack as well as working on mobile, cloud and data solutions for our growing client base. We believe that India has the technological expertise and potential required to propel innovation on a global scale and we look forward to being a part of this revolutionary journey in the years ahead”.

    Gaurav Vasu, CEO, UnearthInsight

    “India employs over 1.8 million women in Tech sector largely IT services, GCCs, Software Products and Tech Start-ups but gender diversity for senior roles in core product or tech services remains low both globally and in India largely due to various factors. India has seen significant improvement of Women participation in STEM across Tech Start-ups along with middle management roles in Tech services and Software product in the last 2 to 3 years due to Hybrid working models, Satellite office models, Remote roles however senior roles/CXO lacks gender diversity at less than 3-5%.

    Industry players can definitely showcase women leaders as role models and also create defined career paths for women from coding to quality to managerial to service line head roles as that would encourage more women in STEM to aspire to grow to leadership roles. Marketing and HR function has done well and has over 5000+ women leaders but Tech Services, GCC and Tech Start-ups have a lot of work to improve this “

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