National Technology Day: Here’s what tech leaders say

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National Technology Day is observed on May 11. Over the last year, technology has evolved at a rapid pace and is considered a key factor for economic development. Since May 11, 1999, every year the day is marked as National Technology Day to commemorate the scientific and technological achievements of Indian scientists and engineers.

For the economy to grow at a sustainable rate, adopting the latest technologies which augment the business performance is essential along with upgrading the skills of the existing workforce. The world today is scrambling to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and organisations have been forced to implement measures such as work from home for their employees to adhere to the social distancing norms.

This year’s National Technology Day is being observed under the dark shadow on the pandemic and how it has changed the entire world over the past one and half year or so. Despite of such hard times and severe impact of COVID-19, technology is constantly help people, organisations and governments to deal with this grim situation.

Here’s what some of the tech leaders and experts have shared on this year’s National Technology Day and what it really means for their organisations and businesses.

Gurumukh Uttamchandani, ED – Syska Group
“Technology and associated innovations have been a game-changer for businesses as well as individuals, especially in the times of the pandemic. Since the last few years, technology has been a part of everyone’s lives in some way or another way, but COVID-19 has led to an inevitable surge in the use of digital technologies for various communication such as paying bills, shopping and much more. With an aim to stay safe and refrain from coming in contact with any surface, there has been an escalating demand from consumers to pursue products and solutions that provide contactless technology which can be accessed through voice control commands or mobile apps.”

“Smart homes, the Internet of Things, and contactless technology are becoming an indelible part of every household and we at Syska have always been striving to develop such technology-led products that can usher in convenience and comfort to the lives of our customers. Features such as ease-of-use, security and data privacy, functionality, connectivity and longevity are some of the crucial aspects for modern consumers when they seek technology-led innovations in products. As we observe National Technology Day on 11th May, we at Syska stand committed to continue developing the latest technologies and support in bringing about a positive change through our product offerings.”

Kishan Jain, Director – Goldmedal Electricals
“During this ongoing pandemic, technology has helped us educate, prepare, and empower people to deal with the situation and drive business continuity seamlessly around the world. Consumer electrical companies have witnessed a spike in the consumption of products that offer contactless technology and smart solutions. At Goldmedal, we try our best in delivering technology-led products for our target audience. As smart products are enabled with technology, they are designed to allow customers to manage their electrical products through touch and voice commands.”

“We are always striving to adopt advanced technologies in our system which can support us to efficiently operate our manufacturing and accounting processes as well as in communicating with our stakeholders seamlessly. We have been working on the path to becoming a digital-first organization. As we celebrate National Technology Day on May 11, we at Goldmedal strongly believe that technology is the future and we will continue to strive towards bringing innovative and advanced technology-led products.”

Niraj Hutheesing, Founder and MD – Cygnet Infotech
“Annually, National Technology Day is observed on 11th May to celebrate various innovations in the field of technology that is empowering India. Over the course of the last one year, technology has played a critical role in keeping people connected whether in business or personal settings.”

“Undoubtedly, the pandemic has increased digital demands, and technology leaders are forced to advance their roadmap for leveraging technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Hyper-automation. By understanding the impact of these technologies, leaders can better prioritize decisions around digital transformation. Unquestionably, hyper-automation is the future of digitization and will transform businesses across industries, thereby supporting the country further in its digital journey.”

Manisha Raisinghani, Co-Founder and CTO – LogiNext
“Technology has dramatically changed life, especially in the past decade since the arrival of the smartphone. New revolutions in mobility, the internet, and artificial intelligence have given entirely new ways of doing things – from how a child studies to how goods are moved through the global supply chain! All industries are adopting technology and especially during the times of the pandemic, the importance of touchless systems and digitisation came to the forefront.

“At LogiNext, since our inception in 2014, we’ve been making the most of machine learning and artificial intelligence to help enterprises digitise, optimise and automate their logistics operations to help save on fuel, cost and achieve operational excellence. Our commitment to using technology for good by providing efficient logistics remains paramount and we’d be looking at more ways of reducing carbon footprint by optimised routes and in the process, delighting the end-customer through everything we do.”

Pradeep Seshadri, Director – Sales Engineering, India and SAARC, Commvault
“Today, India celebrates the feats made in the science and technology community on the occasion of National Technology Day 2021. This day marks a great opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the achievements of Indian scientists, engineers and innovators who aided the country’s growth and prosperity. Amidst these turbulent times, technology has emerged as the lifeline of human ingenuity and has helped us unite while we brace this invisible enemy COVID-19. Technology has become the catalyst for the transformation of individuals and businesses alike, nurturing our future for the better.”

“As India evolves into a digital-first nation, it becomes even more important to develop a robust data management mechanism in this data-driven era. As data becomes the lifeline of organisations across the globe, it also gives rise to vectors like ransomware and other forms of cyberattacks. This is an opportune time to strengthen our data management systems and infrastructure and build a secure data ecosystem that will ensure India’s purpose-driven journey into a technologically advanced and secure nation.”

“For a fully digital vision, India needs to envisage a digitally empowered society – the country’s strength lies in being a connected nation.We have to make sure that technologies of today transform the future of India into a digitally connected equitable nation. We at Commvault, urge you to also pick up the baton and be data guardians so we can envision a resilient nation, together.”

Parag Naik, Co-Founder and CEO – Saankhya Labs
“Technology is playing a vital role in keeping everyone connected especially during the pandemic. It has been the greatest pillar of support to mitigate interruptions caused to business operations, as well as providing critical services such as remote healthcare, e-commerce etc. Technology development can be a great enabler for the progress of any business or nation and should be nurtured with a focus on innovation.

“We at Saankhya Labs have been at the forefront of bringing innovative solutions for the next-gen wireless communication technologies. Saankhya has been investing in building cutting edge products for 5G, satellite communications and broadcast applications. As we celebrate National Technology Day on May 11, we must acknowledge the technological innovations that are set to transform the way we live, conduct business or communicate in the new normal.”

Sahil Chopra, Founder and CEO – iCubesWire
“Amidst pandemic, technology undoubtedly is acting as both an enabler and a saviour globally. The world is going through a seismic shift ever since the pandemic began. With innovation being a primary subject for tech-enabled companies, they are focussing more on R&D and the security and safety of the people. The companies are now realising the benefits of getting everything done virtually rather than being onsite. Technology, at some point in time, began eroding the wall between home and work, dividing the employees into two segments. However, the pandemic has supercharged the trend.”

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