A high level meeting was organised in the national capital to understand on how to achieve a US $1 trillion digital economy within four years by creating affordable technology and an inclusive environment. Besides the Union Minister of Law and Justice of India, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and Union Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Justice, Shri P P Choudhary, the meeting on building India’s digital economy saw the presence of Indian technology giants and leaders.
There were industry experts like R Chandrashekhar President – Nasscom; Rajan Anandan, VP & Managing Director – Google India; Rishad Premji, Chief Strategy Officer – Wipro; C P Gurnani, MD and CEO- Tech Mahindra; A P Hota, Managing Director & CEO of National Payments Corporation of India; Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman & Co-Founder – NIIT Group, Subho Ray, President – Internet and Mobile Association of India and Kavin Bharti Mittal, CEO – Hike Messenger, among others.
The minister spoke on how the government is committed for deform and perform, by using digital delivery and services like the AADHAR and 2.5 lakh Common Services Centres (CSC) spread across the country. Nearly Rs 1200 crore income has been generated by CSCs. “With this we can definitely achieve the said target, where there is a multi-billion dollar opportunity that exists in areas like IT and IT enabled services, e-commerce, electronics manufacturing, digital payments and cyber security.
While giving a brief of the progress that has been made in the Digital India initiative from the period of May 2014 to June 2017, the Minister said that India became the second largest market for smartphones in the world, with smartphone users rising to 40 crores, mobile phone users to 108 crores and Internet users to 50 crores in 2017. India has also emerged as the 3rd largest start-up eco-system with IT/Technology start-ups dominating the start-up scenario in the country. Nearly 400 new start-ups are coming up every year. The e-commerce market has also seen nearly 100% growth with the figure showing 2.11 Lakh Crore customers shopping online in December 2016. The growth in e-governance transactions has also gone up, with the latest figure from April pointing to 3.5 crore. The growth in Digital Payments has been drastic after demonetization, with Mobile wallet, UPI-based payment, Debit Card, IMPS and Aadhaar enabled Payment System being the top digital payment modes….
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With a view to catalyzing the creation of a product and hardware design ecosystem in India, Qualcomm, in association with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), has announced the ten finalists of the first edition of the Qualcomm Design in India Challenge which was launched in December 2015.
“We are delighted to see an industry leader like Qualcomm join forces and contribute to the government’s Make in India vision. The Qualcomm Design in India Challenge will have a positive impact towards making India a global hub for hardware design,” said J. S. Deepak, Secretary, Department of Telecom (DoT), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India…Read more
After successfully setting up start-up warehouse in Bengaluru, the National Association of Software & Services (NASSCOM) has announced the inauguration of its second warehouse in the city in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah, Hon’ble Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning K. J. George, NASSCOM President R. Chandrashekhar, and NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups Vice-President Rajat Tandon…Visit VARINDIA for the full post
Highlighting the steady growth and rapid evolution of Indian BPM industry leading to key transformations for its customers, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has kick-started the two-day NASSCOM BPM Strategy Summit 2015 in Bengaluru. The summit served as a platform for delegates and industry leaders and experts to synergize their efforts to evolve the dynamic BPM landscape, enabling it to deal with ever- changing global business trends.
NASSCOM has also launched the findings of its CEO Survey on Strategic Priorities for Indian BPM Leaders which focusses on how industry leaders are looking at the future. The survey highlights multiple strategies to stay ahead of the curve and move from being a service provider to strategic partner to their customers. The finding recommends leaders to be more customer-focussed and become solution experts driving digital transformations driving specific high-impact outcomes…Read more
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has inaugurated the start-up warehouse in Kochi in the presence of Shri P. K. Kunhalikutty, Minister for Industries and IT, Government of Kerala, and Shri P. H. Kurien, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Information Technology.
The start-up warehouse has been launched in support with the Kerala Government to build entrepreneurial capabilities in the state of Kerala, create a vibrant community to connect investors, mentors and start-up entrepreneurs, and building tech-entrepreneurship as a preferred career option. The warehouse will be managed by NASSCOM’s 10,000 Start-ups program. The steering committee of Start-up Warehouse, Kochi includes Dr Jayasankar Prasad, CEO, Kerala Start-up Mission; Hrishikesh Nair, CEO, Infopark; Mukund Krishna, CEO, Suyati Technologies Pvt. Ltd; Sunil Balakrishnan, Global Head for Development Center Operations, UST Global; and Ashok Madaravally, Deputy Director, NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups. We have shortlisted six start-ups which will be operating and they are CIED, Agrima Infotech, Janta Solutions, GeoSpice Location Intelligence, Quadproso and Rabitech…Read more
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Haryana State Electronic Development Corporation Limited (HARTRON), to set up a start-up warehouse in Gurgaon. The MoU was signed in the presence of Hon’ble Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister, Haryana; R. Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM; Shri Devender Singh, IAS, Chairman & Principal Secretary to Government, Haryana, Electronics & Information Technology Department; and Nitin Seth, Managing Director & Country Head, Fidelity.
The first-of-its-kind start-up warehouse in Haryana is expected to be functional in the next three months accommodating close-to 85 workstations initially and the occupancy will be expanded in a phased manner. The warehouse will be spread across the 16-acre HARTRON campus and will provide budding entrepreneurs facilities like broadband internet, workstations along with basic facilities like air conditioning to create an environment that is conducive to the new ideas…Read more