How safe is the average Indian techie’s job? Between Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” push at one end and artificial intelligence-driven automation on the other, India’s most sought-after career for two decades is suddenly losing its appeal.
“Right from the mainframe era, to when the mainframes were phased out, the industry raised similar concerns. There was another wave of concern when the data centre business was shifting to the cloud (hosted on the internet),” says Sanchit Vir Gogia, CEO and chief analyst, Greyhound Research.
Still, he points to the faster pace of change. It took a few of decades to shift from mainframes to the cloud but in the current era of automation “need to re-skill is much faster and quicker, he says.
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Sanchit Vir Gogia: Sanchit is the Chief Futurist, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group, a Global Strategy & Transformation Research, Advisory & Consulting Group. He also serves as Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, a Global, Award-Winning, Independent Technology & Innovation Research, Advisory & Consulting firm. To read more about him, click here.
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