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India Front Line Report
SEAnews Issue:monthly
2017-03-10 ArtNo.45931
◆Emerging technology is keyword: Demand for experts in robotics & big data up 50%

【New Delhi】Software jobs are still pretty lucrative: Only that robotics, artificial intelligence and Big Data now rake in the money, while mature application services sink fast in the pronounced migration of value toward emerging technologies.
 Initially built around cost benefits and an improving telecom infrastructure that would allow Indians to follow the US workday, technology is now battling a sweeping wave of de-globalization and automation: Emerging technologies where talent is scarce will likely be the winners when valuemigration is complete, according to hiring and compensation data.
 At least five search firms and HR heads at technology companies told ET that the demand for professionals with expertise in robotics, machine learning, artificial learning and data science has increased by up to 50% over the last year. Hirings at the top end of the technology spectrum will replace jobs that are repetitive in structure and content, creating a recruitment market premised largely on emerging technologies.
○Capgemini India chief says 65% of IT employees not retrainable

【Mumbai】With the domestic IT industry staring at a shift in nature of work due to increasing use of digital technologies, a leading firm has said a majority of the workforce cannot imbibe the required emerging skill-sets, and warned of high job losses at the middle and senior levels.
 “I am not very pessimistic, but it is a challenging task and I tend to believe that 60-65 per cent of them are just not trainable,” Capgemini India’s Chief Executive Officer Srinivas Kandula said here over the weekend. The domestic arm of the French IT major employs nearly 1 lakh engineers in the country.
 “A large number of them cannot be trained. Probably, India will witness the largest unemployment in the middle-to-senior level,” he said at the annual Nasscom leadership summit. (This article was published on February 19, 2017)
○Indian Story of Digital Transformation with Hitachi

【New Delhi】Hitachi, in partnership with TIMES NETWORK, organised the Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2017, to promote dialogue aimed at finding ways to improve social infrastructure, transportation and solve issues pertaining to water resources.
 The interactive forum brought together bright minds of India Inc. companies to encourage ideas and visions of possibilities for growth and advancement in key sectors such as IT, IoT (Internet of Things), Urban Transportation (Railways) and Infrastructure (Water Solution).
 The significance of the event was heightened by the presence of dignitaries including Mr. Toshiaki Higashihara, President & CEO, Hitachi, Ltd., Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan and Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Govt. of India.
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Emerging technology is keyword: Demand for experts in robotics & big data up 50%

Capgemini India chief says 65% of IT employees not re-trainable

Indian Story of Digital Transformation with Hitachi

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