Archive | March, 2015

IT + IT = IT

2 Mar

I returned last night from New Delhi after attending 25th year celebrations of NASSCOM. What a journey! Am honoured to be associated with NASSCOM which has achieved a fantastic growth in past 25 years – as PM stated half-jokingly, may be because politicians didn’t interfere much 🙂

I was privileged to hear Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad (Minister of Communications and Information Technology) and Mr. Jayant Sinha (Minister of State for Finance Incumbent) indeed followed by India’s PM, Mr. Narendra Modi.

I must admit that for the first time, I felt proud of hearing out politicians who have such a grand vision for India. Again, as earlier, let me be clear that this blog is nothing to do with BJP party, but to throw light on my experience at NASSCOM’s event.

Jayant Sinha (who is an IITian, has completed MBA from Harward Business School and has served in McKinsey & Company for 12 years!) explained how he has been a student studying budget and what key factors were considered to ensure that poor, middle class, entrepreneurs, investors etc will be benefitted from this year’s budget. He even clarified few critical queries from the audience.

Ravi Shankar elaborated on the steps taken towards skills and technology in India.

PM arrived on time and wrapped up his talk dot on time. I must confess about his vast knowledge that he possesses about India, people trends and in general how India can lead. He seemed grounded at the same time very clear on things that need to get established. He seems to have a very neat clarity on the vision. How many of us have heard about sound cloud? Well… he uses it! He shared the opportunities in cyber security since he seems to hear on that front from most of the PMs/Presidents from other countries when he interacts with them. He elaborated on cloud go-downs which can help even the government officials to get rid of paper work and ease in transactions. His thoughts on Swachcha Bharat, mobile apps, e-governance, e-waste, e-library, e-museums, Digital India (ensuring that there is no digital divide) and how India can lead in these initiatives rather than being merely a client were very impressive.

All in all, I must say that the equation for IT has been very aptly coined as IT (Indian Talent) + IT (Information Technology) = IT (India Tomorrow). I am very confident that with this vision and the way leaders are driving NASSCOM, our industry is poised only for spiral and exponential growth.