'Indian IT has capacity to produce heavyweight brands'
Singapore: Indian IT industry has the capacity to produce heavyweight brands matching the Google, Facebook and Alibaba, while its innovations lead in new developments, a senior executive of Tech Mahindra said on Wednesday.
"There is a huge amount of innovations that the Indian companies are doing which are invisible as they are located in customers' processes," said Manoj Chugh, Tech Mahindra's Global Head for Business Development for the Enterprise Division.
These IT innovations are never named because of the confidentiality clause with customers, he said, explaining why Indian IT innovations were invisible.
"We don't name our IT innovations such as Google or Facebook," Chugh told reporters.
He expressed confidence in the 3-million-man strong Indian IT sector, saying it has the capability and capacity to produce international brands matching Google, Facebook and China's Alibaba.
Indian companies like Tech Mahindra and Global corporations such as Microsoft are encouraging significant innovation in India within their own organisations, said Chugh, who is in Singapore for Tech Mahindra's networking programmes with clients and customers.
He sees the potential of a good number of Indian brands going international or being part of international groups, and cited the Facebook acquisition of the Bangalore-based Little Eye Lab, a company doing performance analysis and monitoring tools for mobile app developers.