national technology day: India celebrates National Technology Day: Here’s what CXOs of MediaTek, TechMahindra and others have to say


It’s National Technology Day today, May 11. The day is celebrated to mark the successful nuclear tests conducted at Pokhran in May 1998. India conducted series of nuclear tests Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. National Technology Day is celebrated every year as a reminder of the anniversary of Pokhran — II tests. The Day is celebrated with a different theme every year. The theme of National Technology Day 2022 is: Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future. Here are some quotes on the occasion from CXOs of Mediatek, ESRI, TechMahindra and more.
Anku Jain, Managing Director, MediaTek
“Post pandemic, technology has become a mainstay for every sector and company. With deep tech innovations such as AI, IoT, ML and cloud computing becoming the norm, and technology being leveraged for even the most basic requirements, people lacking digital literacy will find it difficult to prosper in the new normal. Organisations need to focus on imbibing digital literacy and upskilling employees to participate in the tremendous growth opportunities available across sectors.”
Kunal Purohit, Chief Digital Services Officer, Tech Mahindra
“Today, technology has become all pervasive and helps create needle moving outcomes across all industries and governments as well. The development and adoption of solutions through advanced technologies, including intelligent automation, artificial intelligence, Metaverse, Blockchain, 5G, and Quantum Computing can impact one or more of the following: a) significant reduction in the cost of doing business b) increase in revenues through increased differentiation and c) higher customer delight. At Tech Mahindra, we are focused on leveraging next-generation technologies to enable end-to-end digital transformation for global customers and solve complex business challenges.”
Agendra Kumar, Managing Director, Esri India
“Location Intelligence is transforming the way businesses are devising strategies, analyzing competitors, managing operations and engaging customers. Decision-makers are imbibing spatial literacy to be able to effectively use location intelligence solutions and build a ‘Location Strategy’ within their IT landscape of the organization. Seeing all relevant information in the context of location—on a map powered application or dashboard is helping businesses get deeper insights and giving ability to roll out location intelligence based IT automation of business processes. As businesses understand the importance of location technology, the need for creating geospatially literate IT teams within organizations becomes all the more necessary.”
Gaurav Vasu, CEO, UnearthInsight
“India employs over 1.8 million women in Tech sector largely IT services, GCCs, software products and tech startups but gender diversity for senior roles in core product or tech services remains low both globally and in India largely due to various factors. India has seen significant improvement of women participation in STEM across tech startups along with middle management roles in tech services and software product in the last 2 to 3 years due to hybrid working models, satellite office models, remote roles, however, senior roles/CXO lacks gender diversity at less than 3-5%. Industry players can definitely showcase women leaders as role models and also create defined career paths for women from coding to quality to managerial to service line head roles as that would encourage more women in STEM to aspire to grow to leadership roles. Marketing and HR function has done well and has over 5000+ women leaders but tech services, GCC and tech startups have a lot of work to improve this. ”
Sachin Alug, CEO, NLB Services
“Navigating the post-covid world requires a certain level of digital literacy both in and outside of work. Speaking of work, remote and hybrid models have compelled employees to have at least an intermediate understanding of tech for their daily tasks. From tracking attendance to managing projects and frequent coordination with fellow teammates, a 2022 employee needs digital skills to get by on a daily basis.”