“There is a real shift in terms of firms investing in digital solutions. They are building supply chains and performing optimizations to them. The dependence on dealerships is also shifting towards direct sales and manned interventions are moving towards automated solutions. There is also a transition to e-mobility and autonomous driving and that is not just from the startups, which has driven up demand for automated solutions. We have set up a software development hub in Bengaluru for e-mobility solutions,” said Warren Harris, the CEO and MD of Tata Technologies, in an interaction with TOI.
The firm’s corporate social responsibility work has also led to a full-fledged programme to train and mentor students in engineering and technical schools with skills required for the new markets. “We are deploying a line of service around education. We have an in-house e-learning platform for our employees, which we are deploying to colleges and universities in various states across India. There is also an agreement in place with the government of Karnataka, where we will mentor and coach students from 150 ITIs, where we will also be deploying tech assets, such as computer aided design or CAD solutions and 3D printing, and we will also be training them in new curricula,” he said.
Harris said due to headwinds in the first quarter of 2020-21, the topline of the firm reduced by about 30%.
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