Pune can lead India’s digital transformation: Natarajan

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 22 October 2018

“Pune has the capacity to provide great quality of life, efficient engineers and skilled manpower,” said Natarajan.

PUNE: Pune city has the capacity to lead India’s digital revolution and all stakeholders should come together to make the city a brand, said Pari Natarajan, Chief Executive Officer, Zinnov LLC, here.

Natarajan was speaking at ‘Pune Connect -2018’, a conference of start-ups, organised by Software Exporters Association, Pune (SEAP) on Saturday.

The conference saw the presence of dignitaries including Sameer Soman, President of SEAP and Managing Director of Thought Works, Prashant KS, MD of IDEAs and Chair of Pune Connect, Ashutosh Parasnis, Founder of Newbox Consulting, and others. 

Natarajan, while emphasising on the importance of Pune city in the technological field, said that most of the world-renowned companies are setting up offices in India and are preferring Pune as their preferred destination.

“Pune has the capacity to provide great quality of life, efficient engineers and skilled manpower,” said Natarajan.

He further added that 50 important companies, 400 start-ups and global research centres of many companies are based in Pune. “Pune has a great world culture and living conditions, which is why it can lead India’s digital revolution,” he said.

Natarajan also emphasised on the need of creating an ecosystem of investments in the new business ideas. He said, “There is a consistent need for new technological innovation. There are many universities in who can contribute towards that. If Pune is branded well on the international platform, then companies from Japan and France would also be interested in setting up their offices here,” he said.

While addressing the conference attendees, Sameer Soman informed that SEAP is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. 

“SEAP has contributed towards creating a technological ecosystem in Pune and Pune Connect has played a great role in the same. All technological companies will have to create a platform for new ideas and promote futuristic innovation and collaboration culture to get ahead in the competition,” he said. 

Vaibhav Tiwari, Chief Executive Officer, Portea Medical, narrated the journey of the company in becoming one of the leaders in the healthcare industry. 

“Hospitals cannot provide every health care service. Many companies can collaborate with hospitals and provide services. Many services can be provided at home as well. Health care industry is vast and offers a lot of potential for new ideas and businesses,” said Tiwari. He further said that services such as Emergency attention or chemotherapy can be provided at home. 

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About Pune Connect
Pune connect is a conclave organised for the start-up in the technological sector by Software Exporters Association, Pune (SEAP).

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