Phil writes …..The Bottom-line: It’s time to change the Indian IT record… or this industry will be disrupted by… something else
I can recall all the way back to my first NASSCOM invitation in 2002… this was THE event of the year, back then. Anyone in IT services who meant anything just had to be there. This thing literally used to be Davos for global IT. Now it appears to be descending into a microcosm of an Indian IT industry bordered on complacency… content to make quarterly numbers and little else.
Having spent time, in recent months, at industry events in the US and emerging European locations, something is going wrong in India. Is Indian IT losing its luster? Has it settled for what is has… losing its ambition to keep disrupting the world of technology, like it did so magnificently between 1995 and 2015? Will we see IT services firms headquartered outside of India creating the next big shift, leveraging more talent from emerging locations such as Ukraine, Poland, Russia, South America and China… and lessening their reliance on India?