“Human Nature is that we need to move ahead, do more” says Industry Minister Satish Mahana during CII Conference on Emerging Technologies for Businesses

“Human Nature is that we need to move ahead, do more. The current pandemic I believe is an opportunity in disguise for local manufacturing in India.” said Industry Minister Sri Satish Mahana during CII Conference on Emerging Technologies for Businesses today conducted over virtual platform. Mr Mahana also mentioned that the UP Government has signed several MOUs with the Defense forces last week to promote defense manufacturing in UP defense corridor.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ankit Gupta, Chairman, CII UP State Council stated that we need to understand how technology can be invaluable during these times to connect with the customers, supply chain stakeholders and employees. Mr Gupta mentioned that as an agri input company, they would have never imagined connecting with the farmers over a digital platform yet today they are extensively doing so.

Mr Rajesh Sikka, Chairman, CII Western UP Zonal Council during his address at the Inaugural Session shared that technologies have the power to change a country’s or an industry’s trajectory in terms of financial gains, productivity benefits, and market standing. He went on to mention some of the latest advancements such as 5G Communications, Wi-Fi 6, Artificial Intelligence, IOT among other things have expanded the potential of industries in the future. He concluded by stating that it is imperative to accept the reality that the future isn’t what it was thought to be and  we need to start to think about how to make it work and grow in the long run.

Addressing the conference, Mr Sanjay Podder, Managing Director, Technology Lead for ASIAM, Greater China & Japan, Accenture India said that India is in a tech lash phase. Elaborating, he mentioned that we are in a post digital world where businesses and the common people have been impacted by digital technology in various ways. Yet, on one hand we love use of technology, and at the same time data privacy & data usage is under question. Mr Podder iterated that telepresence is the new normal and is proof of increasing digital penetration.

Speaking at the conference, Mr Anku Jain, Managing Director, MediaTek India shared that with bandwidth demands continuing to rise, consumers and businesses are turning to the next generation of Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for ultra-fast networking at high speeds, low latency, and power efficiency. “In keeping with our legacy, experience, and trailblazing solutions in semiconductor technology, it is important to look forward to solutions that empower consumers on this journey of digitization” he said.

Mr Hanumanthu Purushottam, Chairman & Managing Director, National Research Development Corporation(NRDC) pointed out that the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ call by the Hon’ble PM gives Indian Businessmen an opportunity to come forward & lead the economy. He also mentioned that NRDC extends support to the industry by filing IPR registration free of cost. Amul baby powder is one such example.

The conference also saw deliberation on Intelligent automation in Digital transformation and Cost saving strategies using technology which focused on investments that can be made on capabilities that will ultimately reduce costs for business.