Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning and IoT have been some core areas companies are taking keen interest on for some time now.
IT major IBM aims to collaborate with developers in India to skill them in these new technology trends for which it is conducting roadshows in three cities including Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad from June 28 to July 1.
“We are working with developers all over the world. From India’s perspective, we think it is the right time for developers to work on technology areas like AI, ML, data science and we want to help them in their journey,” IBM India/SA Country Leader Developer Ecosystem and Startups Seema Kumar told, as per a Gadgets Now.
She mentioned that beyond just relevant tools, developers are offering mentorship and guidance for their projects. “Through the roadshow, we hope to reach out to hundreds of developers in these cities,” she said.
According to a recent survey done by IBM in collaboration with Oxford Economics, startups can exploit a range of attributes and advantages unique to India. More than 76 percent of Indian executives pointed to India’s economic openness as a major business advantage, while 60 percent identified India’s skilled workforce and 57 percent of the executives said that India’s large domestic market provides significant advantages.
“Startups are redefining the Indian economy by being the catalysts for technology innovation and collaboration. The Indian startup community; ranked third globally in terms of number of startups has been creating new job opportunities and attracting capital investment. We believe that startups need to focus on societal problems like healthcare, sanitation, education, transportation, alternate energy management and others, which would help deal with the issues that India and the world face. These require investments in deep technology and products which are built to scale globally,” said Nipun Mehrotra, Chief Digital Officer, IBM India-South Asia.