NASSCOM has been working to raise awareness about India's IT-BPM industry among other nations and improve ICT trade with these countries. At the same time, the effort is on to position India as an ace ICT investment destination, and a global sourcing and innovation hub.
While Japan has a vast IT industry, India's share of this sector is a mere two percent. Japanese IT companies too are conspicuous by their absence in India, owing to certain long-held perceptions about difficulties associated with doing business in the country.
All this is changing now, with Japan remaining on the radar of the Indian IT industry. Over the last few years, NASSCOM has been focusing on creating a strong case for the Indian IT-BPM sector among Japan's government and technology leaders and demonstrating the success that Western IT companies have achieved through their presence in India.
With this goal in mind and as a part of its India-Japan IT-BPM Business Forum, NASSCOM organized an IT seminar for the visiting Japanese delegation, with representatives from 22 companies, on April 30, 2015. The aim of the meet was to provide Japanese companies with an update on the Indian IT-BPM industry, highlighting the strides it has made, and urging them to "look at the Indian IT industry again!
Today, Japan is seeking Indian talent and solutions in sunrise areas such as IoT, IT products, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Mobility. A shortage of experts in these areas back home, owing to its demographics, is now compelling the country to look outward.