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National Technology Day 2024: Insights from Industry Leaders

Rohit Ramanand, Group Vice President, Engineering, New Relic, India

“From being an IT service stop to becoming a global hub for technological innovation, India has witnessed many milestones in its journey so far. What began as a cost arbitrage for technology companies in the late 1990s, has now become a key source of high-quality talent and cutting-edge innovation. The Indian government’s Startup India and ‘Make AI in India’ initiatives are unlocking the adoption of emerging technologies in the country. With such a massive impetus to thrive, India is an attractive technology market for businesses across the world and also a major incubator of AI startups.
Global corporations have set up over 1,500 GCCs in India. As India’s technology sector grows, its share of transformational and expertise-based services will spearhead the Indian IT sector towards greater growth. This National Technology Day, New Relic shares in the spirit of ‘igniting young minds to innovate’ with its plans to expand its workforce in India, which will be at the forefront of AI innovation.
As a pioneer and leader in the observability market, we believe in empowering early-stage startups and engineering teams across the world. Launched in 2021, New Relic for Startups aims to give every engineer at startups the tools to deliver software with confidence without compromising vendor choices due to cost or engineering constraints. This program has rapidly grown to include hundreds of early-stage startups across every industry, from finance and media to gaming and retail.”

Raj K Gopalakrishnan, CEO, KOGO

“In the 1990s India’s IT and ITeS sectors were valued at $100 million. Thirty-four years down the line, India’s tech industry is a $254 billion market, with the spirit of innovation and scientific progress driving the ecosystem. From the Y2K moment to artificial intelligence becoming a part of daily work lives, India’s made significant strides in technological advancement. The country’s engineering prowess is widely acknowledged the world over, with homegrown brands being at the forefront of India’s success story.
This National Technology Day, it is important to understand how Indian startups are at the forefront of innovation, with many of them creating innovative technologies that were once considered impossible. As an Indian startup, KOGO’s goals align with the National Technology Day theme for 2024 — from schools to startups: igniting young minds to innovate. KOGO is among the very few Indian startups that’s leading innovation in emerging technologies in the market. With a team of ambitious engineers, KOGO’s AI innovations are disrupting the AI sphere with its AI OS that can perform real-world actions. We see immense innovation brewing within India’s tech sector and we’re glad that KOGO is a part of an industry that has massive growth in its future.”

Kapil Mehta, Sr. Director, Technology Solutions, Visionet

“The impact of AI is quietly reshaping lives in India. Over 74% of Indian enterprises are already working with AI. A recent report released by NetApp, states that India is among the leading countries for AI innovation. In addition to providing unique opportunities, India provides a perfect “playground” for enterprises and institutions globally to develop scalable solutions.
The adoption of AI across the retail, banking and healthcare sectors is expected to result in annual cost savings of $11 billion, up from a projected $6 billion in 2018. With AI integration across sectors, aspects such as customer experience, data security and data analytics are set to improve in the coming years. This widespread integration sets a robust foundation for further advancements and sector-specific innovations. In the retail sector, AI-enhanced engines analyze customer data to provide personalized products or services thereby boosting sales and satisfaction among customers. The market for artificial intelligence in retail is expected to reach $51.94 billion by 2028 from $4.84 billion in 2021. In the banking domain, fraudulent activities can be reduced through real-time analysis of transaction patterns using AI-enabled systems, which also safeguards the financial assets belonging to clients. Healthcare providers can accurately diagnose diseases and plan for treatment methods that are specific to each patient by using AI-powered diagnostic tools that analyze medical images, patient data, and genetic information.
On this National Technology Day and beyond, we are committed to expanding the use of AI in India and helping businesses across industries leverage this cutting-edge technology to achieve their goals. Through our expertise and experience across the sectors we service, Visionet is looking forward to driving impactful change in India’s rapidly changing digital landscape with AI, thus driving startups and large businesses alike in their quest to lead with innovation.”

Mr Karan Rai, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Ennoventure, Inc

“In 2024, the synergy of artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and digital security continues to transform our society and various industries. As we celebrate National Technology Day under this year’s theme ‘School to Startups: Igniting Young Minds to Innovate,’ we reflect on the substantial progress made in utilizing technology to tackle global challenges, particularly in enhancing the security of global supply chains.
This year, we recognize the essential role of innovative technologies in fighting counterfeiting, an issue that affects sectors ranging from FMCG to automotive parts and agrochemicals. Our focus is on creating solutions that not only protect products but also build a culture of trust and authenticity across industries. These advancements are crucial in establishing a safe and dependable market environment for consumers worldwide. By integrating cutting-edge technologies and promoting collaborative efforts, we are laying the foundation for a future where technology and ethical practices merge to create a more secure and just world.
On this National Technology Day, let us commend the resilience and creativity that propel these efforts and inspire the next generation of innovators — from educational institutions to emerging startups.’’

Mr. Krishna Rangasayee, Founder and CEO, SiMa.ai

“AI and machine learning are not just technologies; they are the architects of a new automated era, transforming everything from vehicles and robotics to healthcare and industrial automation. As the pace of innovation accelerates, so do the challenges it brings. India, with its rich reservoir of talent and innovative spirit, has made significant strides in advanced technology. Yet, we still face hurdles such as high power consumption, complex cooling mechanisms, and critical latency issues which are paramount in fields requiring rapid decision-making, like automotive, drones, and robotics.
This year’s theme, ‘From Schools to Startups: Igniting Young Minds to Innovate,’ mirrors our mission at SiMa.ai. We address real-world problems with our state-of-the-art AI technologies. Our efforts have culminated in the development of our ONE platform for all Edge AI to help companies as their AI/ML journey evolves, from computer vision, to transformers to multi-modal generative AI capabilities.
On this National Technology Day, we are proud to be part of this vibrant and dynamic ecosystem. We are excited about the possibilities of AI and Machine Learning to revolutionize the industry and enhance the quality of our daily lives.”

Mr. Gaurav Singh, CEO, Vector

“National Technology Day is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the relentless curiosity and innovation that drives progress. This year’s theme, ‘From Schools to Startups: Igniting Young Minds to Innovate,’ really resonates with me. At Vector, we see the spark of genius in young minds daily and are passionate about nurturing that potential.
Innovation is what keeps us moving forward, and one of our strongest allies is artificial intelligence (AI) for IT operations (AIOPS). It’s not just a fancy term; it’s a powerful tool that can revolutionize how we manage complex IT systems. IT teams are often overwhelmed by the explosion of data from containers, microservices, and multi-cloud environments. This is where Vector steps in by harnessing the power of big data analytics and AIOPS; it sifts through mountains of log and performance data to provide a comprehensive view of assets and dependencies. Imagine being able to see everything happening in your systems, all in one place – that’s the power of Vector Platform.
National Technology Day is a day to look towards the future, and at Vector, we believe the future is bright. By fostering a culture of innovation and empowering young minds, we can create a world where technology solves problems and improves our lives. And that’s something worth celebrating!”

Yogesh Agrawal, CEO and Co-Founder, Consistent Infosystems

“Embrace innovation, empower progress. On the occasion of National Technology Day 2024, we celebrate the spirit of advancement and salute India’s remarkable journey in technology.
In Consistent Infosystems, we pledge to fuel this momentum with cutting-edge solutions that redefine possibilities. Let’s harness the power of technology to shape a brighter tomorrow, where every challenge becomes an opportunity, and every idea transforms into reality.
Together, let’s build a future where innovation knows no bounds and where technology becomes the catalyst for a prosperous nation”


Sachin Panicker, Chief AI Officer, Fulcrum Digital

“National Technology Day celebrates not just technological advancements, but also the widespread accessibility of innovation. In this era, enterprise AI serves as a pivotal force, driving the digital transformation of businesses across all scales, enabling them to flourish amidst heightened competition. This underscores the significance of AI in the ongoing evolution of technology, revolutionizing how businesses operate and innovate in the modern landscape.
The widespread adoption of enterprise AI is levelling the playing field, enabling even MSMEs to stand toe to toe with global competitors. Through intelligent automation, predictive analytics, and personalized insights, AI equips these companies with the tools to optimize operations, enhance productivity, and deliver unparalleled value to their customers. Beyond its capacity to optimize business operations, AI today also emerges as the great equalizer, bridging gaps between individuals and communities like never before. It transcends boundaries, providing ease of access to information, education, and opportunity, thus paving the way for inclusive growth and empowerment. As we commemorate National Technology Day, let us recognize the transformative power of AI and share enthusiasm for the continuous strides being made in space, contributing to India’s tech journey. Let’s also champion inclusivity, shaping a future where everyone benefits from this progress

Ravi Chhabria, Managing Director, NetApp India

“India is rapidly advancing its usage of new-age technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). As revealed by NetApp’s 2024 Cloud Complexity Report, India is leading the global charts with over 70% of companies already in the process of adopting AI projects, as opposed to the global average of 49%.
While we see a readiness among enterprises to accept these technologies, we still need a heavier push towards education and skilling in deeptech. Education and mentorship play an incomparable role in nurturing innovation across the tech sector. To train them young, we’re committed to empowering teens through initiatives such as the NetApp Data Explorers program, equipping them with critical data skills – with an aim to provide opportunities for exploration and problem-solving.
Our effort towards mentorship extends through NetApp Excellerator, where we engage with deep-tech startups, offering them our expertise in intelligent data infrastructure solutions. This coupled with access to our resources helps them drive advancements and innovations in the field.
Together, we’re shaping a future where the youth and innovators have the tools they need to excel.”


Geetha Ramanna, Director, Software Development and Network Security, Sophos

“On this National Technology Day, we reflect on our nation’s digital evolution and the need for attention on the pressing issue of cybersecurity. As we march towards innovation, the specter of ransomware attacks and data breaches grows ever more ominous.
The scarcity of cybersecurity experts strains those already in the field, leading to exhaustion and missed opportunities. This is backed up by Sophos’ Future of Cybersecurity in APJ survey, which revealed that 83% of cybersecurity professionals are affected with burnout and fatigue.
However, amidst these challenges, lies a solution in education and mentorship. By equipping the next generation of tech professionals with essential skills and guidance, we can bolster our defenses against cyber threats and pave the way for a secure digital future.
Let us join forces in safeguarding our nation’s technological advancement, one mentoring relationship at a time.”

Juveri Mukherjee, Global Head of HR, Aurionpro Solutions

“When industry veterans share their knowledge and expertise with newcomers, the synergy that flourishes, promotes innovation. National Technology Day is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of such collaboration and mentoring in the tech industry, as this guidance from mentors equips youth with tools to navigate evolving landscapes.

Moreover, cross-generational knowledge exchange preserves wisdom while fostering collaboration and diverse perspectives that spark breakthroughs. I strongly believe that embracing mentorship and entrepreneurship propels innovation’s future in tech.”


Prashanth Chunduri, Sr. VP – Strategy & Alliances/Partnerships; Managing Director – Neilsoft

“India is making huge strides in the manufacturing and ER&D space, with government’s initiatives such as Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Make in India, and Digital India encouraging significant boost in domestic production.
Towards making our PM’s Vision of Make in India successful and contributing to making India a global manufacturing hub, we at Neilsoft, are developing Technology/IP-led solutions tailored to the needs of the Indian industry, focusing on improving quality and productivity. We have identified India as a major focus for us with our Pune-based facilities dedicated to developing Quality Inspection solutions for Manufacturing companies and Energy Management Solution for large facilities like factories, industrial buildings, hospitals, data centers, etc. to reduce energy consumption.
We also believe that Digital Factory technology has the potential to transform Indian Manufacturing companies. We are already engaged with several companies to devise and implement these solutions in India.”

Mr. Sarvagya Mishra, Co-founder & Director at Superbot

“Celebrating National Technology Day is not just about acknowledging the marvels of modern innovation but also about honoring the relentless pursuit of progress that defines us. Superbot proudly represents this spirit, embodying the synergy between human ingenuity and technological prowess.
Our AI-powered conversation agents are not just tools; they’re companions, assistants, and problem-solvers.But our mission goes beyond mere functionality. We are committed to ethical AI practices, ensuring transparency, fairness, and accountability in every interaction. By championing responsible AI development, we strive to build trust and foster meaningful connections between people and technology.
Together, let’s harness the boundless potential of technology to inspire, create, and propel humanity forward into a new era of possibilities.”

Mr. Mandeep Arora, co-founder, VingaJoy

“As we celebrate National Technology Day, let’s honor the spirit of innovation driving progress. At Vingajoy, we envision a future where technology seamlessly integrates into our lives, empowering connectivity, enhancing experiences, and fostering sustainable solutions.
Together, let’s shape a tomorrow where technology serves humanity’s highest aspirations. the coming years, technology will continue to revolutionize various aspects of our lives. Advancements in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and biotechnology will redefine industries, healthcare, and education.
The Internet of Things (IoT) will create interconnected ecosystems, optimizing efficiency and convenience. However, ethical considerations and privacy concerns will necessitate careful navigation and regulation.”

Mr. Sameer Kanodia, the Managing director and CEO of Lumina datamatics

“National Technology Day serves as a reminder of India’s remarkable journey in the realm of innovation and technology. As a proud Indian, let’s celebrate the visionaries, scientists, and engineers who have propelled our nation forward.
From the India Semiconductor Mission paving the way for chip manufacturing prowess to the fastest 5G rollout, India’s technological landscape is witnessing a remarkable evolution. Our strides in space exploration, with landmark achievements like Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan, have not only inspired our nation but have also earned us global acclaim.
Let us continue to embrace innovation and empower our talents, ensuring that India remains at the forefront of technological advancement, leaving a mark on the world stage.”

Mr. Mukund Wangikar, VP of digital Engineering Practices at InfoVision

“On this National Technology Day, we celebrate the transformative power that technology brings to businesses and individuals alike. From cloud computing to artificial intelligence, we stand at the cusp of a remarkable technological revolution that promises to redefine every aspect of our society.
At InfoVision, we derive strength from our dedication to staying updated on emerging technologies through our specialized Centers of Excellence, fostering continuous learning, innovation, and actively forging partnerships and conducting research to meet the evolving needs of our clients. Committed to ethical tech deployment, we aim to dismantle barriers, foster diversity, and drive enduring prosperity.
Recognizing the immense responsibility, we pledge integrity in ensuring equitable technology distribution nationwide. As stewards of progress, we are devoted to empowering India’s visionaries and trailblazers to shape a future where technology acts as a force for positive change, enriching the lives of current and future generations..”

Gaurav Parchani, CTO and Co-Founder, Dozee

“As India asserts its position as a global technology leader, this National Technology Day is an opportune moment to celebrate our commitment to scientific innovation and progress. At the forefront of our journey lies the transformative power of AI, poised to disrupt industries, and reinvent thinking.
At Dozee, we are particularly excited about the potential of AI to revolutionise the healthcare sector, enhancing patient care and outcomes. Our commitment extends beyond mere innovation; we are dedicated to creating a new generation of leaders characterised by scientific curiosity and a drive to effect positive change. However, while developing and encouraging technology, we must take utmost care to make sure it is inclusive unlike the past.
Therefore, Bharat emerging as Vishwa Guru in Technology is of even more importance not just for us but for the world. Bharat has time and again shown with Aadhar, UPI and many more tech first solutions that when we build, we build for everyone.”

Venkataraman D Vice President – Sales & Strategy, Crayon Software Experts India

“On this National Technology Day, we celebrate the relentless pursuit of innovation driving our industry towards unprecedented heights. AR and VR represent more than just technological novelties; they are catalysts for revolutionizing the sales process. With AR, sales professionals can augment reality by overlaying digital information onto the physical world, offering customers immersive product demonstrations and personalized experiences. Through VR, businesses can transport clients into virtual environments, allowing for interactive showcases, virtual tours, and training simulations that transcend traditional boundaries.
The advancements in AR and VR technologies have profound implications for the sales landscape. By leveraging these tools, companies can enhance customer engagement, foster deeper connections, and streamline the purchasing journey. Imagine a retail experience where customers can try on clothes virtually or visualize furniture in their homes before making a purchase. Such immersive experiences not only drive sales but also cultivate brand loyalty and customer satisfaction.
As the Vice President of Sales & Strategy at Crayon, a leading IT and digital transformation firm, I recognize the strategic importance of investing in AR and VR technologies. While the initial costs may seem daunting, the long-term benefits far outweigh the expenses. By staying at the forefront of technological innovation, businesses can gain a competitive edge, future-proof their operations, and drive sustainable growth.
On this National Technology Day, let us embrace the transformative potential of AR and VR in revolutionizing sales technology. Together, we can unlock new possibilities, redefine customer experiences, and propel our industry towards a brighter, more innovative future”

Prashanth GJ CEO- TechnoBind Solutions

“On National Technology Day, we recognize the pivotal role of technology in driving progress while acknowledging the pressing need to fortify our critical cloud infrastructure against cyber threats.
In the age of increasing cyber threats, safeguarding cloud infrastructure is paramount. Cyber threats, ranging from state-sponsored attacks to sophisticated criminal operations, pose significant risks to our digital operations. To effectively protect our cloud infrastructure, we must adopt a comprehensive approach. This includes investing in cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies such as robust firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and encryption protocols. Proactive threat intelligence and information sharing are also crucial for staying ahead of emerging threats.
By collaborating with industry peers, government agencies, and cybersecurity experts, we can gain valuable insights into evolving threat landscapes and adopt proactive defense strategies accordingly. Additionally, ongoing employee training and awareness initiatives are critical for promoting a culture of cybersecurity vigilance within our organization, empowering every team member to identify and respond to potential threats effectively. By prioritizing these measures, we can mitigate risks and ensure the resilience of our critical cloud infrastructure.
As we celebrate National Technology Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to securing our digital future. Together, we can harness the power of technology while safeguarding against rising cyber threats, paving the way for a prosperous tomorrow”

Chitranshu Mahant, CEO & Co-Founder, Primebook

“This National Technology Day, we honour the visionaries driving India’s technological evolution, whose unwavering dedication has propelled our nation to new heights. When we examine these last few years for Artificial Intelligence, it is evident that AI has transformed the technological space, empowering businesses to compete globally with precision, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. By embracing AI’s capabilities, we are unquestionably moving towards sustainable growth, promising innovation and opportunity for all industries.
In 2024, technology is bound to take over every facet of our lives, revolutionizing industries from businesses to education. The post-pandemic surge in EdTech has witnessed an increase in personalized learning platforms and the emergence of specialized education laptops, further establishing the role and power of technology in shaping the future of learning.
The integration of immersive technologies like VR, AR, AI, and the metaverse has revolutionized education, offering gamified learning experiences and raising the bar on traditional classroom boundaries. As we celebrate the dynamic landscape of technology, our focus remains on bridging the digital divide and ensuring that every individual has access to this evolving technology.
While challenges exist- this includes disparities in access to technology, we remain steadfast with concerted efforts, India can overcome these barriers and emerge as a global leader in technology innovation and workforce development. We want to seize this moment and be all hands and feet into innovation, collaboration, and progress, as we chart a course a more inclusive, and technologically-driven future for India.”

Mr. Lalit Arora, co-founder, UBON

“Today, as we celebrate National Technology Day, let us embrace the transformative power of innovation. Technology has become the cornerstone of modern society, shaping how we live, work, and connect with one another.
At UBON, we’re not just witnessing this evolution; we’re driving it forward. Our commitment to pushing boundaries and redefining possibilities underscores our role as pioneers in the consumer technology landscape. As we commemorate this day, let’s reaffirm our dedication to harnessing the latest advancements to enhance lives and empower communities worldwide.
Together, let’s continue to innovate, inspire, and shape a future where technology serves as a force for progress and prosperity for all. Happy National Technology Day”

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