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TechVoice: Healthcare & Information Technology – When The Two Indian Economic Behemoths Meet

Imagine taking ill when you’re overseas. More than ruining a vacation or a business trip, it’s also one of the most alarming scenarios a person could be caught in on foreign soil. Is travel insurance enough to cover you? Will you get optimum level of medical care? Will medical professionals be able to access your history? Who will be a primary caretaker? All these questions and more played on Hari...

A nice start to Nasscom Conclave 2019

As I stepped into the Nasscom venue, the first stall that caught my attention was the one from Sabre. They had a quiz ongoing so I thought I’d test out my knowledge of the travel industry there. Surprisingly, memory served me well and I was able to crack their puzzles with a 100% success rate and was suitably rewarded 🙂 Jokes apart, it was interesting to note their offers for the corporate w...

Policy Roundtable on Regulation of Medical Devices – Bengaluru

Dear Members, The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has issued a draft notification (attached) to notify all medical devices under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and has sought feedback from the stakeholders. As per the draft, all medical devices, with or without software, will be notified under subsection (b) of Section 3 of the Act, and be brought under the definition of “Drug”. Consider...

From Human To Machine Designed Neural Architecture: Session Highlights With IBM

Computer Vision related tasks include acquiring data, process, analyse and understand digital images. The application of computer vision is expansive, including Facial Recognition, Handwriting recognition, Cancer detection, Reverse Image Search & Autonomous /Self-driving vehicles / ADAS. One crucial aspect for this progress is novel neural architectures, which have mostly been developed by hum...

Policy Update: New push to digital payments by RBI

Context On 8 November, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a slew of measures to promote digital payments in the country. This includes, greater push to interoperable payments systems, waiving off the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) charges, expanding the use cases for QR code, adding more features to Unified Payments Interface (UPI), among others. The move is a part of RBI’s conti...

Policy Update: RBI announces the opening of first cohort under the Regulatory Sandbox

Context In a move to promote technological innovations aimed at financial inclusion, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had proposed to set up regulatory sandboxes where startups could test new products, services or business models with customers in a live environment, subject to certain safeguards and oversight. On August 13, 2019, the central bank released the final Enabling Framework for Regulator...

The 10X Challenge are We Ready?

Just back from NPC 2019. A staggering success, it was indeed! More of that later. The grand pursuit (read vision) is about growing ten times in software products, by 2025. Eight to eighty (8 billion USD t0 80) is what we have set sights at. A tad audacious, but if you were in the room, you’d have sensed the high-octane energy. We certainly have the right ideas, growth drivers and an incredibly exp...

NASSCOM’s feedback on RBI’s ‘Discussion Paper on Guidelines for Payment Gateways and Payment Aggregators’

We thank the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for this opportunity to present our views and suggestions on the Discussion Paper on Guidelines for Payment Gateways and Payment Aggregators (Discussion Paper). It presents a detailed assessment of the payments ecosystem in the country, covers the various facets of the activities of the Payment Gateways (PG) and Payment Aggregators (PA) and presents differe...

Indian Tech Start-up Ecosystem: Leading Tech in the 20s

NASSCOM’s report on “Indian Tech Start-up Ecosystem: Leading Tech in the 20s” underlines how Indian start-up ecosystem continues to expand and various elements of the ecosystem are coming together in symphony to give rise to an orchestra of innovation – right from Government support (State and Central), evolution of the investor landscape, increase in participation from the corporates, growth of n...

NASSCOM Design4India – Design Lounge

Design Lounge is an afternoon where we bring together creative luminaries to participate in insightful keynotes and panel discussions. This is an opportunity to ignite valuable conversations and to create meaningful connections. We aim to create an afternoon that brings everyone in the ecosystem closer together so we can all learn from each other’s experiences. We want this event to spur lasting c...

IIoT for the evolution of smart factories and urban mobility platform

AI and IoT are the bedrock for Industry 4.0. There is a rapid proliferation of digitalization – technologies to improve processes, functions, and operations in a business entity – across all industries such as agriculture, education, infrastructure, healthcare, retail, and consumer. Estimates are that by 2020 about 30 billion smart devices are going to be connected. This article touches upon the n...

IoT in Indian Manufacturing: Separating Cream from Foam

With the anvil of cheaper memory and computing power, many technologies that were earlier constrained by economic viability have now become popular. The data transmission capability of internet as well as availability of high power cloud computing have provided an alternative to many functions that could not be utilised due to high costs. Various digital technologies have transformed the way the w...