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National Technology Day: Industry Speaks


Anku Jain, Managing Director at MediaTek India

Anku Jain, Managing Director, MediaTek India, said, India’s IT industry has emerged as a thriving force, driving the country’s GDP, employment opportunities, and overall growth of the economy. We foresee a smarter future in which digital technologies have the ability to transform how people do business in an increasingly interconnected world. Organizations must focus on upskilling and reskilling the workforce to enable them to develop competencies and tap into significant development opportunities across different sectors. MediaTek is a front-runner in new-age technology such as Generative AI, IoT, ML, 5G FWA, cloud computing, satellite connectivity, automotive, connectivity, and advanced 5G solutions that are transforming our world into a more intelligent and connected world. At MediaTek, we believe in investing in local talent and scaling skills to create innovation for India and global markets through dedicated technical training sessions, e-learning platforms, and ongoing opportunities for skill development.

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Incorporated (TWSE: 2454) is a global fabless semiconductor company that enables nearly 2 billion connected devices a year. We are a market leader in developing innovative systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile, home entertainment, connectivity and IoT products. Our dedication to innovation has positioned us as a driving market force in several key technology areas, including highly power-efficient mobile technologies, automotive solutions and a broad range of advanced multimedia products such as smartphones, tablets, digital televisions, 5G, Voice Assistant Devices (VAD) and wearables. MediaTek empowers and inspires people to expand their horizons and achieve their goals through smart technology, more easily and efficiently than ever before. We work with the brands you love to make great technology accessible to everyone, and it drives everything we do. Visit for more information.


Esri India:

Agendra Kumar, Managing Director, Esri India

Agendra Kumar, Managing Director, Esri India

 Agendra Kumar, Managing Director, Esri India. said,  “India’s tech sector is expected to clock 3-5% growth in FY25. A crucial facilitator of this growth will be the higher adoption of cutting-edge technologies like GIS, GeoAI, and IoT by the government, academia, and the private sector to address mission-critical challenges and build applications that can be collaboratively used by a large number of people in the organizations. Young minds, equipped with geospatial thinking and the relevant skillset will be the key driving force behind this development. As a leader in the GIS industry, Esri India is committed to building a strong geospatial workforce for the country. Along with working with 800+ universities and colleges, we are engaged in initiatives like Master’s Scholarships in GIS, Master Mentors Geo-enabling Indian Scholars (MMGEIS) Program in collaboration with the Centre for Knowledge Sovereignty, and Young Scholar Program to empower young minds to tackle India’s challenges using geospatial technology. Investment in building the capabilities of the youth of our country so that they can make a strong positive impact is a prerequisite for becoming a developed nation by 2047.”


About Esri India

Established in 1996, Esri India Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Esri India), the market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping solutions in India, helps customers unlock the maximum potential of their data to improve operational and business decisions. It has delivered pioneering enterprise GIS technology, powered by ArcGIS, to more than 6,500 organizations in government, private sector, academia, and non-profit sectors. The company has also introduced ‘Indo ArcGIS’, a unique GIS solution & data offering suited for government organizations. Esri India collaborates with a rich ecosystem of partner organizations to deliver GIS and location intelligence-based solutions. Headquartered in Noida (Delhi NCR), the company has about 1 million users in the country. It got Great Place to Work Certified® in 2021, 2022, and 2023. For more information visit



Tarun Chhabra, Country Manager, Nokia India

Tarun Chhabra, Country Manager, Nokia India

 Tarun Chhabra, Country Manager, Nokia India, said, “National Technology Day is a celebration of innovation and contribution of the youth for driving the same. India has already positioned itself as one of the key economies in the world driven by technological innovation over the last few year. We believe that the next decade will be marked by unparalleled technological progress in AI, cloud, and connectivity presenting new opportunities for India to strengthen its foothold in the global technology landscape. At Nokia, we are actively building a global ecosystem by leveraging our innovation platforms, communities, and physical labs, where we unite partners and technologies to shape the digital services and applications of tomorrow. India plays a significant role in this journey.”

About Nokia

At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together. As a B2B technology innovation leader, we are pioneering networks that sense, think and act by leveraging our work across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. In addition, we create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs. Service providers, enterprises and partners worldwide trust Nokia to deliver secure, reliable and sustainable networks today – and work with us to create the digital services and applications of the future.



 Matthew Foxton, India Regional President & Executive Vice-President, Branding & Communications, IDEMIA Group

Matthew Foxton, India Regional President & Executive Vice-President, Branding & Communications, IDEMIA Group

 Matthew Foxton, India Regional President & Executive Vice-President, Branding & Communications, IDEMIA Group, said, “In the dynamic telecom landscape, IDEMIA proudly applauds India’s remarkable progress in 5G and eSIM technology, pivotal for the sector’s transformative journey. As India embraces the vast potential of 5G, IDEMIA stands alongside, fostering seamless connectivity and promoting digital inclusivity nationwide. With our 5G and eSIM offerings, privacy is strengthened, and service horizons expand, enriching the connected experience. Empowering mobile operators with our Cloud-native, GSMA-certified eSIM solutions, we ensure universal connectivity with greener form factors and unlock value-added services for users, anywhere, anytime. The integration of eSIM technology reflects India’s steadfast commitment to cutting-edge solutions, reshaping mobile services. We acknowledge India’s foresight and resilience, a testament to its unwavering pursuit of telecom excellence.”


As the leader in identity technologies, IDEMIA is on a mission to unlock the world and make it safer. Backed by cutting-edge R&D, IDEMIA provides unique technologies underpinned by long-standing expertise in biometrics, cryptography, data analytics, systems, and smart devices. IDEMIA offers its public and private customers payment, connectivity, access control, travel, identity, and public security solutions. Every day, around the world, IDEMIA secures billions of interactions in the physical and digital worlds. With nearly 15,000 employees, IDEMIA is trusted by over 600 governmental organizations and more than 2,300 enterprises spread over 180 countries, with an impactful, ethical and socially responsible approach.

For more information, visit or follow @IdemiaGroup on Twitter.


Optiemus Electronics:

Gururaj, Managing Director, Optiemus Electronics

Gururaj, Managing Director, Optiemus Electronics

 Gururaj, Managing Director, Optiemus Electronics, said, The National Technology Day is the occasion for our country to reflect on our achievements and also look at the challenges ahead. India is progressing forward towards creating local product development strengths in multiple segments through startups and other entities in the electronics segment. The Optiemus group has already announced its plans towards working on developing screen protectors capability in India through global partnership and also working on developing state of the drone design and manufacturing in the country. We will continue to work towards developing the electronics eco system in India in line with the Government’s vision towards creating an Atmanirbhar Bharat.”

About Optiemus Electronics Limited
Optiemus Electronics Limited (OEL), engaged into the business of electronics manufacturing in India, provides end-to-end solutions to global and Indian brands encompassing world class manufacturing, supply chain management and repair/refurbishment. OEL also has a strategic partnership with Wistron Infocomm Manufacturing (India) for manufacturing electronics, creating a joint hub in India for Design Solutions, Product Development and smart manufacturing. OEL has two state-of-the-art manufacturing units in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. With a highly experienced team and winning attitude, OEL has won the trust of many Local as well as global brands, maintaining its commitment towards Quality, Timely Delivery, Flexibility as well as Customer Satisfaction.


Joyshree Das Verma, National President of FICCI FLO

Joyshree Das Verma, National President of FICCI FLO

 Ms. Joyshree Das Verma, National President of FICCI FLO, said,  “As we celebrate National Technology Day, we honor the journey from classrooms to boardrooms, where young minds are nurtured into innovative leaders. FICCI FLO proudly stands at the forefront, championing the cause of women empowerment and entrepreneurship. With initiatives like the Mudra Yojana loans, the nation is fueling the aspirations of millions, especially women, to venture into the realm of startups and technological advancements. The surge in female enrolment in higher education mirrors our collective commitment to education equality and inclusivity. Through our strategic partnerships like the MoU with NIIT Foundation, we are bridging the digital divide, upskilling individuals, and fostering a culture of innovation from grassroots to global platforms. Together, let us continue to empower, educate, and inspire the next generation of tech pioneers, ensuring a brighter, more inclusive future for all.”



FLO is the women’s wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). FLO was established in 1983, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India. FLO has been promoting entrepreneurship and professional excellence among women through workshops, seminars, conferences, training, and capacity-building programmers, etc. As an All-India Organisation for women, FLO has 20 Chapters pan India – Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jammu-Kashmir & Ladakh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Siliguri, Lucknow, Kanpur, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Northeast, Pune, Uttarakhand and Vadodara, with its Head Office in New Delhi. Our members comprise of entrepreneurs, professionals, and Corporate Executives.



Sriram Kannan, Founder & CEO, Routematic

Sriram Kannan, Founder & CEO, Routematic

Sriram Kannan, Founder & CEO, Routematic, said, National Technology Day serves as a proud reminder of India’s remarkable rise as a global powerhouse in technology and innovation. Over the past decade, India has climbed the ranks in the Global Innovation Index to reach 40th position, and nurtured the world’s third-largest startup ecosystem, showcasing unparalleled growth. With technology at the core of India’s journey towards realising the goal of Viksit and Atmanirbhar Bharat, it is imperative that we continue to foster a spirit of innovation amongst India’s youth. At Routematic, we firmly believe in the power of technology and continue to further leverage the immense potential of AI and data analytics in shaping safe, convenient, eco-friendly, shared mobility solutions for our country’s workforce, while subsequently contributing towards our nation’s sustainable development targets and goal of becoming a Five Trillion Dollar economy.”

About Routematic:                                                                      

Routematic is a pioneering urban mobility solution designed for daily office commutes, dedicated to enhancing the transportation experiences of companies managing round-the-clock employee shifts. Currently present in 18+ cities across India servicing 175+ clients and 300K monthly users. Routematic’s vision is to create accessible, safe, reliable, comfortable, and affordable daily commuting options for every member of the global workforce, all while contributing to the reduction of the global carbon footprint. Routematic solutions portfolio offers a holistic range of offerings for Corporate Mobility Technology, Transport as a Service offering that covers end to end fulfilment using Routematic Fleet as well as Managing transport operations. Some of Routematic’s achievements include being awarded the most innovative product by NASSCOM (2019) and emerging Runners up in Asia’s Largest Mobility Startup Challenge Organised by VIA ID held at Singapore in 2019. Routematic’s investors include Bosch, VAMM Ventures and Blume Ventures.



Mahindra University:

Dr. Bishnu Pal  Dean, Ecole Centrale School of Engineering, Mahindra University

Dr. Bishnu Pal  Dean, Ecole Centrale School of Engineering, Mahindra University

 Dr. Bishnu Pal  Dean, Ecole Centrale School of Engineering, Mahindra University, said, “Educators hold the key to unlocking the potential of youth and nurturing their innate creativity to think critically, adapt swiftly, and innovate fearlessly by providing access to research, design thinking, and problem-solving platforms. By merging the power of technology with the vibrancy of the start-up ecosystem and bridging the gap between education and entrepreneurship, we can nurture young minds to build a career and also create opportunities for others. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell (EIC) at Mahindra University not only promotes an entrepreneurial ecosystem but also fosters a start-up culture on campus. As transformative technologies shape future societies it is vital to help nurture fresh ideas and streamline the boundless energy that young minds possess in abundance.”


About Mahindra University:

Mahindra University, Hyderabad (India) is a multi-disciplinary university. It works towards “Educating future citizens for and of a better world” and is envisioned to be a private University that will play a significant role in driving quality improvements and innovation in higher education in the coming years. Mahindra University will focus on generating new knowledge through engagement in cutting-edge research, creating a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, and undertaking collaborative projects with industry and other academic institutions. In 2021, Mahindra University launched the School of Management, the Indira Mahindra School of Education, and the School of Law. The University is backed by Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI), a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra Ltd., the flagship IT company of the Mahindra Group, a US $19.4 billion industrial entity that employs in excess of 2,56,000 employees across 100 countries.



Manish Jain, CTO, Comviva

Manish Jain, CTO, Comviva

Manish Jain, CTO, Comviva, said,  As we celebrate National Technology Day this year, it is a matter of great pride to witness India’s remarkable contributions to global tech innovation over the last decade. With the emergence of the startup ecosystem and big companies putting major focus on emerging technologies like AI and 5G over the last few years, India has firmly established itself as a leader in the tech landscape. In recent years, notable advancements in technology have centered on enriching customer experiences in all industries, including the telecom and financial sectors. Our team at Comviva is steadfastly committed to driving this transformative change with innovation at the core of our ethos. We have continuously supported and nurtured startups founded by our employees, demonstrating our commitment to fostering entrepreneurial talent. Our dedication to providing ongoing support and mentorship to these startups remains unwavering as we look forward to a future marked by continued innovation and success.”


About Comviva Technologies Ltd.

Comviva simplifies business complexity. Our innovative portfolio of digital solutions and platforms brings greater choice, faster time to market, and flexibility, to better meet the evolving needs of our customers as they drive growth, transform, and bring efficiency. From maximizing customer lifetime value to enabling large-scale digital transformation, we partner globally with organizations in the communications and financial industry to solve problems quickly and transform for tomorrow. Comviva solutions have been deployed by over 130 Communication Services Providers and Financial Institutions in more than 90 countries and have delivered the benefits of digital and mobility to billions of people around the world. Comviva is a completely owned subsidiary of Tech Mahindra and a part of the Mahindra Group. For more information, visit us at

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