Nasscom, the IT industry association of India, this week inked a deal with top Internet hub of China to co-design a collaborative tech platform. This platform is anticipated to offer a huge opening for IT-SMEs of India. The Dalian Municipal People’s Government and Nasscom (National Association of Software and Services Companies) inked a joint spending deal in Dalian to co-design a collaborative tech website dubbed as the SIDCOP (Sino-Indian Digital Collaboration Plaza).
Top IT companies in India have big attendance in China catering to multinationals and the IT corridor at Dalian will offer a doorway to the IT-SMEs of India, Senior Director at Nasscom, Gagan Sabharwal, who inked the MOU claimed to the media in an interview from Dalian. IT companies from China and India can come together, and co- develop worldwide markets using their respective powers in software and hardware, he claimed.
Although India is broadly considered as ahead of China in development of software, top IT companies of India grappled to achieve access to commercial IT market of China reminding New Delhi to press Beijing to unlock the fundamental segment for Indian companies to bridge more than USD 50 Billion of shortfall for bilateral trade. Nasscom expects that if victorious, the Dalian experience can be mirrored at different other provinces of China that are installing big data centers to draw investors.
Fueled by IOT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence), the co-developed Dalian platform will work in both offline and online modes to allow matchmaking between the 2 ecosystems to use strengths of each other in tech, Sabharwal claimed. “In this digital world of junction, software and hardware lines are mixing since users today require solutions that are IOT supported. And this joint venture will assist us make a platform for companies in both the nations to work together,” he claimed.