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Rahul leads all strategic and corporate initiatives globally, leading to the long-term growth, profitability and industry leadership of the organization. He has over 28 years of professional experience and has held several progressively senior and leadership positions.
He has been the Chief Architect for re-positioning and transforming Datamatics from a service led organization to a solutions organization focused on enhancing business productivity through smart automation of data driven processes. Rahul is responsible for driving the company's strategic process of identifying, evaluating and integrating organic and inorganic business growth options, including mergers & acquisitions, partnerships and alliances. He has also been driving the company’s foray into new geographies, and the company’s digital growth strategy.
Recognizing his contribution, in the year 2014,...
Jatin Singh is Founder & Managing Director at Skymet Weather Services Pvt Ltd and Founder & Director at Gramcover.Jatin launched Skymet in 2003 with the intention of providing reliable and accessible weather forecasts. Skymet has close to 7500 Automated Weather Stations (AWS), 27 lightning detectors and 200 air quality sensors installed across the country. In addition, Skymet has set up about 400 agricultural sensors that enable farmers to understand their crops at a micro scale and thereby maximize their yield.
Espire Infolabs is a global IT services company which specializes in digital and customer experience transformation. We got an opportunity to speak to Gagan Oberoi, an industry veteran of more than three decades, and he is the Managing Director & CEO of the company. They have been a NASSCOM member for over a decade and Mr Oberoi had many good things to say about the association, particularly in its role in providing support to members.
I met Mr Ashish Saxena, the Managing Director of AKS IT Services during our flagship event NTLF in February and an interesting conversation ensued. A few days later, he invited me over to his office and I was privy to some very interesting insights. The government’s stated vision of a 1 trillion digital economy by 2025 is ambitious but achievable, if we get the building blocks right. Of these, the one of cybersecurity is a curious one. Arguably, it is the greatest threat to the avowed vision but at the same time companies like AKS IT Services are doing remarkably well to address the challenges and provide a hot-bed for talent incubation to nurture multi-dimensional expertise in digital technologies (particularly in AI & ML). As per NASSCOM study, the IT industry will require at least a million cyber security professionals by 2025.
Sujata Sahu founded 17000 ft Foundation, a not for profit that is dedicated to go to the remotest villages of Ladakh, in areas that are ignored and forgotten and help build an eco system of growth and opportunity, for its children and its people. 17000 ft works in over 200 village schools today, to improve education via digital intervention, create opportunities and transform lives.
Ritu Verma is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Ankur Capital Fund. She has a PhD in physics and worked on investing in IP led renewable technologies globally. Ankur is a social impact driven fund that invests in business models that address core challenges in agritech, food, healthcare, skill development and education. Here we talk about her unique outlook and aproach to technology.
Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya is a first generation technology entrepreneur and renowned rural markets, digital financial services & agriculture sector expert working on financial inclusion, supply chain and market access issues of rural communities. In last 20 years, Vijay’s work has focussed on rural India, enabling access to markets, agriculture value chain, financial and enterprise services for rural businesses, financial inclusion, farmer-producers and artisans.
Vijay is the Co-founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ekgaon. Having co-founded ekgaon 15 years back, he has built the company as a network-integrator providing real-time platform where service providers compete for the under-served consumer services markets. ekgaon platforms ensure cost effective service delivery by using mobile phone apps to transmit verified and secured transaction information...
NASSCOM staff writer in conversation with Mark Kahn, Founding Partner, Omnivore. Mark Kahn is a Founding Partner of Omnivore, an impact venture fund that invests in Indian startups developing breakthrough technologies for food, agriculture, and the rural economy. Mark serves as a Director for multiple Omnivore-backed startups, including Skymet, Eruvaka, and MITRA.
Previously, Mark was the Executive Vice President (Strategy & Business Development) at Godrej Agrovet, one of India's foremost diversified agribusiness companies. At Godrej Agrovet, Mark was responsible for corporate strategy, M&A, R&D, and new business incubation.
Earlier in his career, Mark worked for Syngenta and PFM. He earned a BA (Honors) from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar. Mark...