Where's IoT playing a role in that?
‘IoT looks very complex to people, but in simplicity, all it means is that you have these sensors on different machines, and through that we are able to collect data and take more intelligent decisions. An example from the Netherlands is Diamond Shipyards, a very long-standing and prestigious business. One of the things we've helped them do is implement an IoT platform by which a ship has about 5,000 sensors on it. For preventive maintenance for example. Now they're able to advise their own clients on how they can use a better optimization of their routes or how to repair the boat when it needs to be repaired. More efficient and using less energy or burning less fossil fuel.’
Abhinav, please comment on the following statement:
Real growth through technological innovation can only happen when everyone participates.
‘Yes. I believe technology should be inclusive and I think one of the challenges is that we gotta break through the digital divide. One of the biggest challenges for this industry is the shortage of talent. Today there are about 6 million open jobs across the technology industry globally. And the reason they’re open is because either, in the education system, there aren't enough students who've chosen STEM career. Or the exact skills which are needed. There aren't enough people trained in it. And some areas are going really fast, like cybersecurity or IoT. You're talking about data scientists, artificial intelligence scientists. I think that's an opportunity for our inclusion problem. What technology and the internet have done is making people digitally literate. We have a lot of programs, of course in India but also here in Europe, in the United States and other places. Many of our engineers volunteer at schools, teach children about robotics and excite them about careers in this field, but also help teachers. I think one of the key things in helping educate the next generation about technology is to give teachers the tool to help them do so.’