Indian IT Meets Hamburger Mittelstand in Hamburg
Networking session with delegates from NASSCOM
Digitization and the expansion of one’s own IT skills are among the most important requirements for medium-sized companies in order to remain competitive in the future.
In Germany, however, there is an increasing lack of suitable specialists and service providers for the implementation of one’s own digitization strategy. Alternatively, there is also the possibility of entering into cooperation with foreign IT service providers for the implementation of your own IT projects and tasks. Indian companies have played an international pioneering role in this area for many years. However, access to the Indian IT market is often still difficult for medium-sized companies without India experience.
As a cross-industry IT association, NASSCOM in India is involved in the development of digitization strategies and innovations in various sectors. In addition to classic IT topics such as AI, IoT and cybersecurity, this also includes solutions for the medical, industrial and agricultural sectors. The Hamburg Representation was happy to organise a programme for 14 Tech Entrepreneurs & Executives from India.
On 3rd June 2022, a Networking Conference “Indian IT Meets Hamburger Mittelstand” at the Handelskammer Hamburg (Chamber of Commerce) was organised for the visiting delegation from NASSCOM . The Opening and Welcoming addresses by Willem van der Schalk, Vice President, Handelskammer Hamburg, and John H. Ruolngul , Consul General of India, was followed by presentations from Ms Lee Lee Ong, Hamburg Invest, Ms Lea Miram, Hamburg Representation Mumbai, Mr. Gagan Sabharwal, NASSCOM and Ms Sowmya Thyagarajan, CEO Foviatech and a lively Q&A session and discussion on further cooperation between India IT and German Mittelstand companies, who are facing an increasing skill shortage in the field of IT.
The programme was rounded up with a side programme with insights about Hamburg’s economic strengths and its attractiveness as a great place to live defined by its wide range of “soft-factors” – this included a port tour, a company visit at airbus, interactive sessions, and local food tastings.