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Celebrating Engineer’s Day 2023: A Journey of innovation, demand, and opportunities in the world of engineering

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Engineer’s Day 2023 marks not only a celebration of the ingenious minds shaping our world but also a reflection on the remarkable evolution of the engineering landscape. On the occasion of Engineer’s Day 2023, CXOToday spoke to few tech leaders about the importance of Engineer’s Day and their incredible journey in the industry. Along the way, we uncovered the pioneering innovations that are redefining industries, and the essential skills that engineers must possess to thrive in this era of constant transformation.



“Engineers are the architects of progress, and I’ve been fortunate to play a role in that journey. My path as an engineer/technology leader has been an exciting ride, filled with challenges and boundless opportunities. When I embarked on this journey, there were very few women engineers, and persuading my parents to let me pursue a career in STEM was no small feat. However, witnessing the evolving landscape, with burgeoning opportunities in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and more, fills me with optimism. Engineer’s Day signifies my journey, the broader transformation in the engineering domain, and the incredible possibilities.

The demand for engineers is rising, driven by pioneering innovations reshaping industries. To excel in this dynamic landscape, aspiring engineers must possess a blend of technical prowess like programming languages, technical writing, soft skills like problem-solving, adaptability, and a passion for making a difference. At CrowdStrike, we recognize the potential in young engineers and offer pathways for growth through scholarship programs and upskilling initiatives.

We provide an unparalleled platform to work with data at scale and navigate distributed systems. Dynamic roles allow our engineers to solve problems, providing a holistic experience. At CrowdStrike, our mission is to stop breaches. What we do genuinely makes the world a safer place. This Engineer’s Day, let’s celebrate the engineers at the forefront of innovation, making a tangible impact on our society. When in action, technology can truly change the world for the better.” -Jhilmil Kochar, Managing Director, CrowdStrike India



“Engineers are the driving force behind our digital evolution, seamlessly upgrading products and services to deliver lightning-fast digital solutions, available at the tap of a customers’ fingers whenever they need them. Our engineers tirelessly work on continuous platform improvements, boosting energy efficiency through incorporation of cutting-edge technologies.

In the ongoing India’s digital transformation, our engineers are the unwavering pillars who through their dedicated strenuous efforts are ensuring that the digital platform scales to meet the surging demand with innovative solutions and is available 24×7. They consistently push the boundaries of what’s possible, eagerly adopting emerging technologies such as liquid cooling. Our reliance on talented engineers in India with support from the global tech team allows us to simplify the deployment and operation of such ground-breaking solutions, optimizing for specific needs of the Artificial Intelligence deployments of enterprises and ensuring scalability to meet each customer’s unique liquid cooling requirements.

On Engineer’s Day, we celebrate these unsung heroes of the digital revolution. Engineers are the architects of well-connected global communities. They are pivotal in tackling real-world challenges, guiding us towards a more environmentally sustainable and promising future in data center management.” -Manoj Paul, Managing Director, Equinix India



“Engineer’s day is a celebration of the architects who shape our Digital world. Software engineers are the driving force behind transformational development in industries like healthcare and finance. To thrive in this dynamic environment, we must continually master our craft, adapt to emerging technologies, and embrace change as our constant companion. At Ascendion, we function as interconnected Circles and Communities, with the shared goal of achieving mastery in our respective crafts. Engineers are creators that push the boundaries of what’s possible. We use code as our tool to build products, platforms, connect people, and change lives. We possess the capability of using software to create a positive impact on the billion lives. For young engineers, the opportunities are boundless. Tech companies are at the forefront of this revolution, offering a path for them to make a substantial impact in this world. Seize these opportunities to ensure a career filled with growth, innovation, and the chance to shape the world. Let’s cheer for what we’ve done in the digital age on Software Engineer’s Day and inspire young people to start their exciting journey into the world of coding, creativity, and endless opportunities.” – Saravanan T, Director, Platform Engineering, Ascendion



“National Engineer’s Day celebrates the brilliant minds who engineer solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges. As a tech leader, I’ve seen how the engineering landscape has evolved. Engineering and innovation go hand in hand. Engineers are the architects of innovation, shaping the future through their dedication, creativity, and technical expertise. At Qlik, we understand the pivotal role engineers play in harnessing the power of data to transform businesses and drive progress. Today, we thank all engineers, especially those at Qlik, who tirelessly push boundaries, turning data into actionable insights that empower decision-makers. Their passion and commitment are the driving force behind our mission to make data accessible and meaningful.

To excel in today’s fast-paced environment, aspiring engineers should possess solid technical skills and an understanding of analytical tools to leverage AI and ML, as well as non-technical skills like business acumen, problem-solving capabilities, and a passion for innovating that will translate into success. They must adapt, collaborate, and think creatively to address complex problems. We at Qlik are not only a part of this shift; we are actively generating possibilities for young engineers to prosper in this fast-paced business. As we celebrate this day, we must remember engineers’ critical role in propelling development and building our future. As we move forward, we must continue to innovate, inspire, and build a world driven by technology together.”  -Varun Babbar, Managing Director, India &SAARC, Qlik



“Engineering innovation is essential for a happy and comfortable life for everyone. By making us more efficient at what we do, engineers can help to grow India’s GDP and address the labor shortage. With the advent of software and cloud computing, engineers are now able to build products that can be used by people all over the world. Generative AI has shown us that we can build software that thinks and acts like humans. As the technology matures, this will change the way we interact with every device. At Whatfix, we believe that users are most efficient and productive when they have the right tools at their fingertips and the software is nudging them in the right direction. We call this concept “userization.” We invest heavily in innovation to bring out new ways to drive efficiency and productivity for our users. We believe that engineering can play a major role in creating a better future for everyone.” – Vara Kumar Namburu, Co-founder, Head of R&D and Pre-Sales at Whatfix


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