North America Edition – 15 November 2019

///North America Edition – 15 November 2019

The world wants a piece of the Indian innovation pie

2020-09-23T13:29:48+00:00September 18th, 2020|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019|

India’s tech start-ups have placed the country at the cutting edge of emerging technologies and are attracting billions of dollars of investments from tech giants and investors such as Google, Amazon, Softbank and Alibaba. A proactive government, a helpful policy environment and the second largest internet user base are fuelling this boom. Highlights: India has the world’s third largest start-up eco-system after the US and China. Global tech giants such as Google are setting up incubators in India to provide [...]

What’s up with WhatsApp in India?

2020-08-20T06:59:00+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

The recent WhatsApp controversy and the Indian government’s reaction highlights that India aspires to be a rule maker not a rule taker in this new high-stakes game, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: The hacking of WhatsApp via the Pegasus software has raised concerns on data security. There is an overwhelming need to handle data responsibly. India has been at the forefront of the global campaign to create a responsible environment for data security and storage. As [...]

Smart cities in India have attracted the world’s leading tech providers

2019-11-21T11:40:08+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, Home Page, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

Hardeep Singh Puri is a dynamic force in the Indian Cabinet, in charge of the Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation, as well as a Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

How corporate India can solve the skilling puzzle

2019-11-18T14:38:49+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

The head of IBM’s advisory board shares her insights on how companies can recruit candidates with the right skillsets and equip their existing workforce to be future-ready. A strange paradox grips the job market in India: there are thousands of open jobs across different industries but no matching skill sets, even as millions of graduates are unable to find employment. Incredulous as it sounds, it is the harsh reality. The reason for this poignant situation is – skills or rather [...]

Diversifying to thrive: Unlocking the full potential of FinTech

2019-11-18T18:30:47+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

Organisations need to move quickly and set high standards for diversity to enable Indian FinTech to grow, notes an industry expert. The global FinTech ecosystem is going from strength to strength. According to statistics from the KPMG ‘Pulse of FinTech’ report, investment crossed $100 billion globally in 2018. From London to New York, Mumbai to Singapore and Australia, new companies are emerging every day to provide innovative, disruptive tech solutions in the finance sector. During this period of global political [...]

Automation is the future of work

2020-03-24T06:25:48+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

Raghunath Subramanian is President and CEO of UiPath India. In this interview, he talks us through the company’s Automation First mindset, the growing popularity of robotics and how it impacts the future workforce. Is India ready for, and indeed open to, a robotics/automation revolution? The world is moving towards Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and so is the Indian market. In fact, we would go a step further and say that the Indian market is growing at a faster pace than [...]

Indo-China camaraderie in the digital world

2020-03-17T06:20:47+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

China’s substantial investments in Indian start-ups and its rapid dominance in the Indian smartphone and app market are testament to its potential as a fruitful digital partner going ahead, as long as the countries can navigate through the changes in data protection policies at both ends. Highlights: Chinese VC investment into India has grown five-fold in the past two years. Another area where Chinese companies made big inroads in India is the domestic smartphone market. Chinese Investment, while helpful to [...]