STPI celebrates 32nd Foundation Day with seminar on Indian IT industry growth

STPI celebrates 32nd Foundation Day with seminar on Indian IT industry growth

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To mark its 32nd Foundation Day, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) organized a seminar focused on “Growth avenues for the Indian IT industry and emerging tech ecosystem.” Distinguished guests, including Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma (Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology), Ms. Padmaja Ruparel (Co-founder, IAN), Dr. Ganesh Natrajan (Chairman, 5F World & Honeywell India), Dr. Anand Deshpande (Founder, Persistent Systems), and Shri Ajai Chowdhry (Founder, HCL & Chairman, EPIC Foundation), graced the event.

During the seminar, three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed to bolster the startup ecosystem. The MoUs were between STPI Next Initiatives and BRC, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, and India Angels Network and Center for Entrepreneurship Development, as well as STPINEXT initiatives and Incubation (CEDI) of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Trichy. Additionally, a report titled “Innovations through Agritech: A study on the adoption and impact of technology on agri and agri-allied sectors” was released. This report aims to provide valuable insights into the current state of Agritech in India, the challenges faced by the sector, and opportunities for growth and innovation.

Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, Meity, GOI
Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, Meity, GOI

Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary of MeitY, who was the chief guest at the event, extended his greetings to STPI for completing 32 years and emphasized six pillars of IT development. He said, “Today, the world is talking about digital transformation. India is moving from e-governance to digital governance, where each service has to be online. The six major pillars of development that make India an IT superpower are connectivity, low-cost data, affordable devices, people-friendly policies, future-ready talent, and cyber security.” 

Shri Arvind Kumar, Director General of STPI, delivered the welcome address and said, “It’s a proud moment for all of us as we have completed 32 years of serving the IT/ITES industry. Over these last three decades, STPI has achieved many milestones. STPI mitigated the 3 basic concerns of the industry including ease of doing business, high-speed internet, and computing devices.”

Shri Ajai Chowdhry, Founder of HCL & Chairman of EPIC Foundation, urged India and STPI to move towards high-value addition and product development. He said, “The world is changing and we should be looking at where India’s next opportunity lies. STPI has created a fantastic support system for the software industry. They have been exceedingly successful in proving that enabler which was essential to get it started and to scale. Now, we have to move towards high value-addition.”

Esteemed panelists, including Shri Bhuvnesh Kumar (Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology), Shri Suresh Raman (Vice President and Regional Head Chennai, TCS), Ms. Sairee Chahal (Founder & CEO, SHEROES & Mahila Money), Shri Sridhar Muppidi (Co-founder, PurpleTalk India Private Limited), Dr. Shakti Goel (Chief Architect and Data Scientist, Yatra Online Limited), and Shri Suryansh Jalan (President, FarEye Technologies), engaged in a discussion on “IndiaAhead: TechAde of opportunities and STPI’s role in promoting the emerging technologies ecosystem.”

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