National Technology Day 2021 is being celebrated in the country today, and the theme this year is Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future. While National Technology Day aims at celebrating the contributions made by Indian scientists, industry leaders have shared their views on how technology has become vital to survive in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Right from getting essentials delivered to tele-consultations as well as to schedule vaccination appointments, the role played by technology is now more pertinent than it ever was. Let us now take a look at what various IT leaders have to say on National Technology Day 2021.
Parag Naik, co-founder and CEO, Saankhya Labs
Technology is playing a vital role in keeping everyone connected especially during the pandemic. It has been the greatest pillar of support to mitigate interruptions caused to business operations, as well as providing critical services such as remote healthcare, e-commerce, etc. Technology development can be a great enabler for the progress of any business or nation and should be nurtured with focus towards innovation. As we celebrate National Technology Day on 11th May, we must acknowledge the technological innovations that are set to transform the way we live, conduct business or communicate in the new normal.
Niraj Hutheesing, founder and managing director, Cygnet Infotech
Annually, National Technology Day is observed on 11th May to celebrate various innovations in the field of technology that is empowering India. Over the course of the last 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.
Pradeep Seshadri, director, sales engineering, Commvault India and SAARC
Today, India celebrates the feats made in the science and technology community on the occasion of National Technology Day 2021. This day marks a great opportunity to appreciate and celebrate achievements of Indian scientists, 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 this invisible enemy Covid-19. Technology has become the catalyst for the transformation of individuals and businesses alike, nurturing our future for the better.
As India evolves into a digital-first nation, it becomes even more important to develop a robust data management mechanism in this data-driven era. As data becomes the lifeline of organizations across the globe, it also gives rise to vectors like ransomware and other forms of cyberattacks. This is an opportune time to strengthen our Data Management systems and infrastructure and build a secure data ecosystem that will ensure India’s purpose-driven journey into a technologically advanced and secure nation. 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.
Pulak Satish Kumar, director and COO, Puresight Systems Pvt Ltd (iRobot India)
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 have enabled us to continue to make long strides as a young and determined nation. Among the latest trends, led by the democratization of smart and high-end technology, we are witnessing consumer IoT devices making in-roads to our homes bringing along utility applications, convenience, and comfort. The smart home automation market in India has seen a high adoption rate. The millennials welcoming a tech-assisted better work-life balance, and a hassle-free independent lifestyle are the primary agent of change here. On this National technology day, we can positively claim that Indians are whole-heartedly embracing the digital India narrative with a smart consumer approach
Anil Kumar Jain, CEO, NIXI
On National Technology Day, let’s salute our scientists for their services and achievements in the field of Science and Technology. Let us recognize the footstep India has taken to open a whole new world for us and widen our perspective on technology. We at NIXI believe that visualization of adoption and integration of science and technology with the national planning is a must to improve the social and economic conditions of people. National Technology Day is celebrated on the 11th of May every year to recognize the innovations in technology that is creating a better India. Coronavirus has broken the supply chain while rupturing the demand and market trends. As we’re forced to work remotely and use technologies for the first time, we’re realizing the benefits they deliver. Organizations are getting deeper into digital transformation. This transformation will inevitably promote India’s Digital Mission. Policymakers need to support the ways people and organizations are using the internet to come together and deal with new pressures as our lives shift abruptly online. The focal point will be to ensure that critical functions like IT, cybersecurity, fraud prevention, and digital services are well protected.