On this National Engineering Day, SMEStreet got in touch with leading IT business leaders across the country. They presented us with insights about inclusion, ways to bridge the talent gap in the engineering sector and how the industry is at the forefront of innovation globally. Here are some excerpts:
Dr. Mukesh Gandhi, Founder and CEO, Creative Synergies Group
“In a world increasingly dependent on technology, engineers play a pivotal role in shaping the future. They drive the development of cutting-edge solutions that revolutionize industries and address critical global challenges. In India, the engineering sector is one of the largest of the industrial sectors, accounting for 63% of global collaborations. That being said, this industry is not devoid of its challenges. Technology is changing much faster today than ever before, and it calls for engineering professionals who can match their skill levels accordingly. While 61% of businesses in India have adopted agile skill-building solutions in their learning and development programmes, it is equally important to provide opportunities for employees to gain hands-on experience.
At Creative Synergies Group, we are committed to ensuring that our engineering talent gets to upskill and apply their knowledge across business units. We have robust learning and development programs that provide our tech talent with the opportunity to learn from experienced resources internally and through external resources. Creative Synergies Group relies on deep tech expertise and we will continue to value and cater to our engineering talent, valuing their contributions to our next-generation digital engineering solutions.”
Pradeep Seshadri, Head of Solutions Consulting, India, New Relic
“Home to a large number of engineers, India’s tech industry has been at the forefront of innovation and its revenue is estimated to cross $245 Bn this year. From launching renowned SaaS platforms to accomplishing moon landings, engineers in India have pulled off some incredible feats. Their contributions play a pivotal role in driving the nation’s growth by regularly offering innovative solutions to the complex challenges encountered by businesses and governments. As IT infrastructures become more complex with the migration to the cloud and processes automation, engineers are at the heart of ensuring everything runs smoothly, so everyone experiences seamless digital transformation. But they are also under immense pressure to innovate and create new solutions while ensuring existing systems are running like clockwork. In a complex and distributed environment that can be quite a challenge.
“As a leader in observability, New Relic empowers engineers to take a data-driven approach to planning, building, deploying, and running great software. Our all-in-one platform enables engineers to spend less time troubleshooting, and more time building innovative solutions and creating incredible customer experiences.”
Sandeep Agarwal, EVP, Digital Business Services, Visionet
“On this Engineer’s Day, as we celebrate the spirit of innovation and the incredible strides made in the world of Engineering, under the theme of ‘Engineering for a Sustainable Future,’ it is crucial to recognise that it is our collective efforts that hold the key to a sustainable future.
At Visionet Systems, we understand that sustainability is not just a theme but a responsibility we all share as engineers and technologists. We’re not only dedicated to celebrating the brilliance of engineers but also nurturing the next generation of tech enthusiasts. Together, we’re building a world of possibilities, one engineering marvel at a time. In line with this vision, we proudly present our groundbreaking platform, VisionTechFest2023, a pioneering multi-track event designed to bridge the gap between students and the engineering industry, comprising startups and industry experts. For students, it’s an immersion into the industry, and for professionals, it’s a continuous journey of innovation. We’re thrilled to host the second edition of this technology festival, bringing together expertise and enthusiasm to build a more sustainable and tech-driven future. Let us, as a community of engineers and technologists, rededicate ourselves to innovation, sustainability, and the relentless pursuit of engineering excellence.”