Drone industry could unlock an ocean of possibilities for sustainable development and positive impact in India and beyond
The start-up ecosystem in India holds tremendous potential as it continues to mature exponentially with the integration of advanced technologies, said Sampad Swain, CEO, Instamojo Technologies Pvt. Ltd
In his comments on the National technology Day, Swain said the surge in technological penetration is channelling a digital-first transition for brands across sectors, and it is here to champion the cause of the Indian MSMEs.
In today’s era of D2C 2.0 where homegrown brands are leveraging technology end-to-end to run businesses, not all emerging players are fully equipped to go online. As a crucial driver of the economy, technology plays a significant role in fuelling India’s entrepreneurial passion as we take our homegrown brands to a global level, he said
With technology becoming all pervasive, it creates a level playing field for representation of entrepreneurs and their ideas. The need of the hour is to further leverage it to bring our MSMEs, women-led businesses and every other unique idea to the limelight. “This is where full-stack enablement platforms like ours can effectively enforce new age technologies, create equitable opportunities, and pave the way for smaller businesses to anchor themselves as future ready, “ Swain explained.
“On National Technology Day, we celebrate the spirit of innovation and scientific progress that has been driving India's technology ecosystem for the past 25 years,” said Ajeya Motaganahalli, Vice President, Engineering, FlashBlade and MD, India R&D, Pure Storage
“We've seen amazing progress over that time and can take immense pride in the contributions that our scientists and engineers have made to not just India but to humanity. Now we have to turn our attention to the biggest challenge facing mankind - climate change. Science and technology will play a key role and I am convinced that India can also make a significant contribution and help build a brighter, more sustainable world for future generations,” Motaganahalli said.
Sooraj Balakrishnan, Head of Marketing, Acer India: "In this rapidly evolving world, where digital transformation is paramount, we recognise that innovation holds the key to unlocking a world of possibilities. From AI to IoT, from cloud computing to immersive experiences, technology propels us forward, enabling us to connect, create, and thrive. Amidst the challenges we face today, sustainability takes centre stage. By integrating sustainability into our innovations, we can ensure a harmonious balance between technological advancement and responsible stewardship of our planet. Furthermore, together, as brands and individuals, we must foster a culture of cooperation, innovation, and inclusivity. Acer remains committed to pushing boundaries, inspiring minds, and transforming lives through technology. As we celebrate National Technology Day, let's shape a brighter future fuelled by innovation, sustainability, and collaborative efforts.”
Vipul Singh, Co-founder and CEO, Aereo (aka Aarav Unmanned Systems): “On this National Technology Day, we acknowledge and applaud the achievements of the brave scientists and researchers who made India’s journey to becoming a nuclear power successful in 1998. The Pokhran test set forward a precedent of technological advancement in the country and we’ve been growing exponentially ever since. This has also pushed our country towards more sustainable forms of energy production that include nuclear power, solar, and wind energy. The drone industry, which is a less recognized component of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is helping carry the energy transition forward. Drones help coal-dependent energy systems become more sustainable and provide data to design efficient solar plants, watersheds, etc. Today, we strive to continue innovating the drone industry to unlock even more possibilities for sustainable development and positive impact in India and beyond."
Ram Meenakshisundaram, Executive Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer, Virtusa Corporationa: "As we celebrate National Technology Day, we recognize that technology is the driving force behind human progress in this digital age, and introducing ground-breaking ideas is crucial for technological growth. The emergence of revolutionary technologies such as Al, loT, and others provides enormous prospects to apply technology extensively in new business areas, often causing a complete upheaval of existing business models. At Virtusa, with its Engineering First approach, strive to enable organizations to embrace digital transformation and leverage cutting-edge technology to stimulate innovation, enhance customer experiences, and elevate business growth to new heights.”
Harshit Mittal, Co-founder & CTO of SupplyNote:"National Technology Day is a reminder of technology's immense potential in shaping a sustainable future. At SupplyNote, we are working to reduce food waste in the F&B industry by empowering restaurants with innovative solutions. We aim to create a more sustainable and efficient food supply chain, starting with India and expanding to other geographies. We appreciate the contributions of fellow startups and government initiatives towards fostering a culture of innovation and finding solutions for a better future." -- said Mr Harshit Mittal, Co-Founder & CTO of SupplyNote.
Ankit Ruia, Co-founder & CTO of SuperBot- SaaS based AI powered Voice Agent Startup: On the occasion of National Technology Day, we at PinnacleWorks are thrilled to celebrate the transformative impact that technology has had on the way we communicate with one another. As the creators of SuperBot, an intelligent, AI-powered voice agent, we recognize the critical role that technology plays in enhancing human experience and driving progress. As we observe National Technology Day, we are proud of our achievements, but we also understand that the journey towards technological excellence is an ongoing one. At PinnacleWorks, we remain committed to pushing the boundaries of what is possible and to always evolve with our customers’ communicating needs, providing them with the most innovative and transformative solutions. -- said Mr. Ankit Ruia, Co-founder & CTO at SuperBot
Girish Hirde, Global Practice Head, Infovision: The year 2023 is a crucial time for technological advancements, as various breakthroughs are occurring in fields such as IoT, AI, ML, big data analytics, blockchain, and robotics. Due to the rapid pace of technological development, companies need to be nimble and adaptable. Those who fail to keep up risk falling behind while their competitors seize opportunities offered by emerging technologies.
Cutting-edge technologies such as AI/ML, blockchain, data analytics and engineering, IoT and metaverse are transforming industries and societies at an unprecedented scale. These technologies are breaking barriers and revolutionizing business practices, driving innovation, and accelerating digital growth. At InfoVision, we believe technology is a powerful tool that unlocks new opportunities for growth and innovation. Thus, we have developed industry-specific innovative solutions in these technology domains, committed to helping our clients accomplish their vision and maintain competitive edge in their respective industries.
National Technology Day serves as a reminder of technology's potential to transform our world for the better. As part of this industry, InfoVision is proud to drive innovation and redefine the world by perpetually innovating and assimilating emerging technologies. Our aim is to create a more accessible, equitable, and sustainable world.
Dr. Sanjay Katkar, Jt. MD & CTO at Quick Heal Technologies said “On World Password Day, we must recognize the critical role of passwords in protecting our online identities and businesses. Strong passwords, regular updates, and two-factor authentication are essential for enhanced protection against cyberattacks. Businesses must prioritize password protection by implementing strong password policies, employee training, and advanced security solutions to safeguard sensitive data and intellectual property. Password protection is a collective responsibility, and we must work together to take proactive measures and stay informed about the latest threats. Let's use this day as a reminder to prioritize password security and protect our digital identities and businesses.”
Aakrit Vaish, CEO and Cofounder at Jio Haptik, said ”TechDay 2023 is a testament to our unwavering belief in the transformative power of technology. As we gather to celebrate innovation, it should be noted that behind the advancements and breakthroughs lie the stories of human curiosity, perseverance, and collaboration. Haptik stands at the forefront of human-machine interaction, embracing the responsibility to create meaningful experiences. Tech Day provides a good opportunity to reflect on the profound impact technology has on our lives and strive to channel its potential for good. India's increasing emphasis on technology demonstrates our dedication to utilising it to enhance the lives of all residents. We must keep leveraging technology to effect change for the better and create a better future for all.”
Parag Khurana, Country Manager, Barracuda Networks India said, “On this National Technology Day, we recognize the immense value that technology brings to businesses and individuals alike. From cloud computing to artificial intelligence, we are witnessing a technological revolution that is changing the way we live and work. However, as with any innovation, there are also risks and challenges to be addressed, particularly when it comes to cybersecurity".
"let us continue to embrace technology while prioritizing security and privacy. We encourage businesses and individuals to be proactive about their cybersecurity posture and to partner with trusted experts who can help them navigate the complexities of the digital landscape. By working together, we can harness the full potential of technology to create a safer, more secure world," he added.
Nishant Behl, Founder, Expand My Business (ExMyB) said “As we witness the growing tech prowess of India, it is clear that our country has the potential to become a global tech hub and innovation powerhouse. The role of technology in building 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' cannot be overstated, as it is critical to unlocking the full potential of our nation's entrepreneurial spirit. India's growing focus on creating digital public goods reflects our commitment to using technology to improve the lives of all citizens. We must continue harnessing technology's power to drive positive change and build a better future for all.”