Pune, July 21: TiE Pune in collaboration with NTT DATA, a global giant and one of the Fortune 500 companies looks to the start-up community in Pune and elsewhere to drive its innovation program to deliver successful projects to NTT DATA’s clients. Hiroshi Tomiyasu, Senior Vice President and Head of Technology and Innovation General Headquarters of NTT DATA says, “Start-ups provide agility and quick innovation while large enterprises create an environment that’s suitable for growth. This is a truly win-win situation, and over the last two years, we have experienced this by delivering successful projects with these selected start-ups in AI and Vision Analytics space”.
To gain access to the fertile start-up community, NTT DATA has partnered with TiE Pune in an initiative called the Technology Innovation Partnership Program (TIPP). In its third edition, now Tomiyasu says, “We are very pleased to collaborate with TiE Pune once again and further our commitment to delivering excellence and driving innovation with the help of these start-ups. Corporate support is critical for start-ups to cross border and explore beyond the primary markets. This is a win-win situation for all.”
Over the last 2 years, 500+ start-ups have applied for the program across 20 countries, and 50 + start-ups got a chance to explore collaboration opportunities with NTT DATA. InspektLabs, a Vision AI startup from Delhi has been one of the beneficiaries. Says Devesh Trivedi, Founder InspektLabs, who was selected last year, “TIPP has been great for us. For a tech start-up based out of India, it is very hard to get access to good global clients. NTT DATA has a large presence all over the world and has connected us with the right global clients. In addition to this, the program is very start-up oriented. They do not expect you to have the final product ready on Day 1 and are willing to iterate on the product in order to get the right product-market fit. We would not have been able to scale our start-up without this program.”
Over the last several years, NTT DATA has been collaborating with several startups from the Pune ecosystem. NTT DATA has also made strategic equity investments with startups like DeepTek (Radiology AI) and Cloud-Hedge (Cloud Migration). Leveraging the cutting-edge offerings and strong technology capabilities of startups, NTT DATA is able to differentiate and create more value for its global customers. NTTDATA’s Global Delivery has been greatly benefited by identifying partners with rightly skilled resources. Over 10+ partners are currently in discussion.
This collaboration is for start-ups that are working in innovative technologies in the following areas:
· AI – Computer Vision, NLP/Voice
· Cloud – Pub Cloud / Hybrid Cloud Container/migration
· Service Management – ITSM/ITOM, ServiceNow – Consulting / Gap Solutions
· Data Analytics – Data Engineering, Big Data/Scalable
· Oracle Exadata, ODA, Migration Services
· ADM – Dev/Testing Automation, Performance Mgmt
· RPA: Business Process Consulting / Reengineering / Intelligence
· Security – Cybersecurity, ID Management
Apply for the first iteration by August 15, 2021.