NASSCOM is dedicated to expanding India’s role in the global IT order by creating a conducive business environment, simplifying policies and procedures, promoting intellectual capital and strengthening the talent pool.
Guided by India’s vision to become a leading digital economy globally, NASSCOM focuses on accelerating the pace of transformation of the industry to emerge as the preferred enablers for global digital transformation. Our strategic imperatives are to reskill and upskill India’s IT workforce to ensure that talent is future-ready in terms of new-age skills, strengthen the innovation quotient across industry verticals, create new market opportunities - both international and domestic, drive policy advocacy to advance innovation and ease of doing business, and build the Industry narrative with focus on Talent, Trust and Innovation. And, in everything we do, we will continue to champion the need for diversity and equal opportunity.
Strengthen India’s Innovation Quotient and Impact by catalyzing pace of innovation in key technologies like AI, IOT, Cybersecurity and accelerating usage and impact in key verticals like healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing.
The NASSCOM Center of Excellence is the largest collaborative innovation platform in the area of IOT and data for Digital Transformation, and their application in industry sectors like healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, education & smart cities.
The NASSCOM Centre of Excellence for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence is an initiative with the Government of Karnataka to catalyze innovation and accelerate the AI and Data Sciences ecosystem in the country with focus on enablement and use case adoption.
Design4India is a platform that connects the design and tech community to help innovators build a strong foundation for success. Capacity building, ecosystem partnerships and design innovation led programs align to the vision of designed from India.
Building an enabling policy environment for growth of the technology industry is a key priority. Focus areas include ease of doing business, technology policy, data and emerging technology policies backed with fact-based advocacy.
Creation of a Regulatory Framework that maximizes innovation and security.
Talent is the key competitive advantage that will shape the new leaders in this era. Our mission is to Reskill and Upskill India’s workforce to ensure talent is Future Ready in terms of New Age Skills and Jobs and to make India a global hub for Digital Talent.
SSC NASSCOM catalyzing the IT-ITeS Skills development ecosystem, enabling India to be the global hub for Digital talent. It is the official Sector Skill Council recognised by the National Skills Development Corporation.
An industry driven learning ecosystem to get India accelerated on the journey to building skills and becoming the global hub for talent on emerging tech. The initiative focuses on building technology skills spanning 155+ skills for 70+ job roles in 10 emerging tech and 10 non-tech skills.
As an industry, the vision is to grow to a 300-350 bn dollar sector by 2025. This requires building and expanding market opportunities in India, in emerging markets and existing markets.
NASSCOM Global Trade Development drives growth of the industry in international markets through a combination of policy interventions, market development programs and global partnerships.
The India Market Development (IMD) initiative is a market maker for futuristic technologies & verticals in the country. This entails partnerships, programs and advocacy with government departments, PSUs, Enterprise and SMBs.
As the industry has expanded into multiple sub-sectors and regions, NASSCOM has built specific councils and initiatives that address the needs of the specific sector and region. Focused programs, research, events, industry initiatives are implemented through these groups.
As a membership led organisation, NASSCOM has a strong member connect program that co-creates initiatives with members across technology, functional and opportunity segments to help with capability building and peer learning.
NASSCOM Regional Councils and chapters across multiple cities in the country drive the regional engagement for NASSCOM, engage with local administrators, academia, community programs and expand the national initiatives in the region.
The growth catalyst of Indian software product industry establishing it as a world class source of high value, innovative, next generation products which are establishing IP leadership in domestic and global markets.
The Global Capability Center (GCC) Council is the fulcrum for existing and new GCCs in the country to collaborate and build thought leadership on innovation, digital transformation, talent, enabling GCCs to be a critical nerve centre for the global org.
The Engineering R&D Council focuses on catalysing "Engineered in India" and emerge as the leading destination for "Digital Engineering solutions"
The Business Process Management Council aims to accelerate the growth of the BPM sector through multitude of initiatives that include digital capabilities, talent and skill dev, new business models and policy advocacy.
10,000 Start-ups is an initiative by NASSCOM to scale up the startup ecosystem in India. The vision has been to foster entrepreneurship, strengthen early stage support for tech start-ups, co-create with enterprises and build global market access
The SME Council has created a multi-faceted outreach program that focuses on capacity building, making SMEs future ready, enabling market access and building regional ecosystems for collaboration and partnerships.
Build the industry narrative that helps position Indian IT as an industry that fuels cutting edge Innovation with focus on Impact, Talent and Inclusion.
NASSCOM has two affiliated bodies – DSCI & NASSCOM Foundation – which operate in the area of cybersecurity and tech-enabled CSR respectively. Diverse as these domain are, they complement NASSCOM’s overall presence in the tech sector to complete the value chain. Being a part of NASSCOM, automatically qualifies for membership of the affiliate bodies as well. They have a separate and distinct governance structure.
The Foundation works with the technology industry in catalysing social transformation through programs that span across digital literacy, skills for livelihood, supporting Persons with Disabilities, empowering NGOs with technology and engaging in volunteerism.
DSCI is committed to making the cyberspace safe, secure and trusted by establishing best practices, standards and initiatives in cyber security and privacy. DSCI works across stakeholders for policy advocacy, thought leadership, capacity building and outreach initiatives.