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National Technology Day: When Tech Becomes the catalyst for Transformation


On May 11 2021, India observes its 30th National Technology Day to highlight the country’s advancements in the fields of science and technology. The day that marks the anniversary of the Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998 is a great opportunity to appreciate and celebrate achievements of Indian scientists, technologists, 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 Covid-19. Technology has become the catalyst for the transformation of Individuals and businesses alike, nurturing our future for the better. Let’s hear from some of the experts in the technology industry on where the B2B tech innovation is heading.

“Technology has been a force for good, creating opportunities for the betterment of society, especially in difficult times. As the future becomes mobile, technology is being leveraged to create hyper-personalized experiences that are available on-demand. Technology has made a lot of what we thought was implausible, plausible and it is just the beginning.” Ankit Utreja, CTO, WebEngage

“Technology and tech-led innovations have been a game changer for businesses as well as individuals, especially in the times of the pandemic. Over the last few years, technology has been a part of everyone’s lives in some way or the other, but Covid-19 has led to an inevitable surge in the use of digital technologies for various communications 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 for contactless technology which can be accessed through voice control commands or mobile apps.” Gurumukh Uttamchandani, Executive Director, Syska Group

“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. –  Kishan Jain, Director, Goldmedal Electricals

“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.” – Niraj Hutheesing, Founder and Managing Director of Cygnet Infotech

“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 digitization came to the forefront.” Manisha Raisinghani, Co-founder & CTO, LogiNext

“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.” – Pradeep Seshadri, Director, Sales Engineering, India and SAARC, Commvault

“Accessibility to technology is the most critical unifying factor today. It is the technology that is empowering millions of us to together combat the pandemic. A strong vision, infrastructure capabilities, and continuous R&D will enable us to continue to make long strides as a young and determined nation.” – Pulak Satish Kumar, Director and COO, Puresight Systems Pvt Ltd (iRobot India)

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