Does India Ready To Take On Silicon ValleyDocument Transcript
Does India Ready to Take On Silicon Valley ?
Does Europeans and Americans still think that Indian technology sector
as a nation of call centers workers or a low lever computer job worker
like support engineer,database administrator,IT infra management etc.
Its time to wake up from the sleep as Indian IT morphed building into a
giant R&D machine.There was a time when the Indian companies
started with call centers and low level IT work but with the period of
time the new face of Indian IT companies come up, who have climbed
the value chain to become outsourced provider of critical R&D in
sophisticated areas such as semiconductors design,network
equipment,aerospace,automotive and medical devices.
Number of multinational companies are setting up there R&D
departments in India and partnering the local giants. For example
recently Intel in process to tie up with local Giants like Bharti Airtel,
Reliance Communication or Tata Communication to bid telecoms
spectrum which is going to be bid in January 2010.
Palm Pre smart phone and the Amazon Kindle, two of the hottest
consumer electronics devices on the market, have key components
designed in India.
few more in
Long list :-
• IBM has over 100,000 employees in India.
• Cisco is developing cutting edge networking technologies for futuristic
• Google do lot of development work in India only.
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• Adobe, Cadence, Oracle, CSC, Microsoft and most of the large
software companies are developing mainstream products in India.
Now let’s see some of the Indian Multi National companies who are
tackling the Global Market and give some major contribution in Global
Market. Let start with automobile sector where TATA with its dirt
cheap Nano car that the company is now positioning for a European
market entry and Reva, which recently announced it was planning to
build an electric car factory in New York state to address the U.S.
market for electric vehicles.
INDIAN origin TATA MOTORS is now the world largest automobile
INDIAN origin BHARTI AIRTEL is now the world largest Mobile
INDIAN origin Ambani Brothers, Sunil Mittal, Ajeem Premji are
amount the top 10 Richest people in World.
In India start-ups companies are the new signs of life in technology
entrepreneurship. Guys are really smart and Hungry, some of the
companies are doing better than their silicon valley counterpart. If not
all but many of the companies developing breakthrough technologies
and solving problem where counterpart in silicon valley failed.
Here is an small example of tomorrow billionaire.. Mundane business of
developing offset printer ink. Their ink is made from vegetable oil and
is entirely bio-degradable. The offset printing industry consumes 1
million tons of petroleum products and emits 500,000 tons of volatile
organic compounds every year. An IIT-Delhi incubated startup called
EnNatura developed a printing ink which emits no volatile compounds
and is washable. And the overall cost of their solution will be
significantly less than all present compounds when produced at scale.
Company like this growing into a billion dollar global business.
Interesting company was
LiveMedia. This is an out-of-home
advertising company that has
4,500 screens in 2,200
destinations with a total reach of
50 million people. Of course, you
can find exactly these sorts of TV
screens in thousands of places
across the U.S. LiveMedia is in the process of building out a partnership
with Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs India that would give the network even
more interactive capabilities. Bell Labs has developed a content
management and routing system, dubbed Mango, that makes it much
easier and efficient to deliver high-bandwidth, high-quality video and
interactive content over existing networks. In the developing world,
everyone wants a TiVO-like capability to share, store and manage
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