To make India a global technology leader, we need to create a culture where long-term R&D is prioritised and incentivised: Praval Singh, Zoho
On the occasion of National Technology Day 2022, Praval Singh, Vice President, Zoho Corp, shares his views
To make India a global technology leader, we need to create a culture where long-term R&D is prioritised and incentivised, particularly in developing deep-tech capabilities in critical sectors such as healthcare and semiconductors. In order to do this on a large scale, we need to tap talent that exists in rural and non-urban areas in India, and invest in upskilling them.
Zoho has developed its own technology stack over 25+ years of dedicated R&D, and now has products that compete with those by global giants. We are also investing in various startups to help create a deep-tech ecosystem in India. This National Technology Day, we hope that more entrepreneurs will work towards building technological capabilities in the country that will help us not just be atmanirbhar but also compete at a global scale.