Big is indeed beautiful for us in China, a geography where our footprint is continuing to get bigger and where we have some X-L (Extra Large) plans for the Big Data training sector.NIIT, which is supporting the Guizhou province in China to achieve its Big vision—of positioning itself as a Big Data hub of the world—has been actively engaging with the government in this area.More recently, in late May, 2017, our Chairman RajendraPawar (Raji), was in Guizhou, to participate in the Big Data Expo 2017, the largest show dedicated to this market in China. In a special session at the show, he spoke to an audience constituted by IT industry leaders, user organizations and government functionaries on “Present Situation and the Trend of China-India Information Technology Industry Cooperation”.Raji also enjoyed a ‘virtual tour’ of the Great Wall at the Virtual Reality zone at the exhibition, walking along this historic and iconic wonder of the world and soaking in the scenery virtually.
During this trip to Guizhou, Raji met Fan Yuejin, President of the Qingdao University, our largest ‘NIIT Inside’ collaborator in China. There are presently around 2,500 students studying curriculum provided by us as part of their degree program. At the event, Raji addressed the students, encouraging them to acquire Digital skills and build careers in this burgeoning space.Li Qun, Member of the Standing Committee of the Shandong Provincial CPC Committee, Executive Vice Governor, meanwhile encouraged us to forge partnerships with a larger number of Universities in the Shandong province. He met up with Raji on May 24, 2017, sharing insights on the opportunities for NIIT and other Indian companies in the world’s most high potential geo.
Making a point
Rising temperatures across India have been matched with a equal rise in the mercury at NIIT. The past few weeks have been hectic and we have gone all out to strengthen the NIIT brand, both in India and overseas.NIITian Udai Singh, who participated in a panel discussion, at an event hosted by leading publishing house, Cyber Media. In this issue we also talk about a Town Hall we organized for NIITians in the Gurgaon office, its goal and areas of focus. We bring you news about the seminars we held in India’s North Eastern region, where, besides addressing students, we also interacted actively with media. Finally, we share with you a short piece written by an NIITian on her two year- old journey with NIIT. There are photographs accompanying the articles so do find time to see them.
Raji additionally led a delegation representing the Indian IT-BPM industry and NASSCOM, spearheading an exclusive interaction with the Governor of the Guizhou Province, Sun Zhigang on May 25, 2017.The Guizhou Province appointed Raji as the Consultant of the Advisory Committee on the Big Data industry, recognizing the contributions that NIIT had made in the area of IT manpower development in China. In case you are not aware, we have trained over half-a- million learners in the nation over the last two decades !
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Close interactions of the Town Hall kind
Global Corporate Business (GCB)’s Learning Content group hosted a Town Hall with our CEO Designate, SapneshLalla on May 22, 2017. Sapnesh used the occasion to confer Quarterly Rewards and Recognitions on deserving NIITians.
The event was greatly appreciated by NIITians of the Learning Content Team, who enjoyed this close interaction with leaders Sapnesh, Zac and Vivek. The captains faced the rapid-fire Q&A round, answering a battery of tough questions posed to them by the team members. NIITians, who delivered admirably during the quarter, meeting and exceeding performance expectations, received their just acknowledgments and accolades at the Sector 34, Gurgaon office.
Udai helps establish NIIT’s thought leadership in Digital among CIOs/CTOs
NIIT leaders have always contributed actively to building mindshare for the organization and establishing it as a thought and market leader. As part of this agenda, NIIT top guns speak at global meets, lead industry discussions and interact with members of the traditional and Digital media. Our leaders are very active on FB and Twitter, using these platforms to build greater visibility and branding for NIIT.
We are delighted to share that Udai Singh, our Chief Strategy Officer, also added his contribution to this effort by participating in a very engaging Round Table. Selected as Chairperson of the Cyber Media Research Analyst Round Table, Udai led an interesting discussion on ‘Enterprise Collaboration in the Digital Era’, in New Delhi. May 19, 2017 was the day when Udai initiated a boardroom chat with 10-12 invited CIOs/CTOs. The panelists shared their views on the paradigm shift taking place in the area of enterprise collaboration.
Udai, an IT industry stalwart, used his rich experience to provide a whole new dimension to the focused group debate. The key takeaways of the interaction will be published in Voice & Data, a publication brought out by the Cyber Media group, the organizer of the event. Sharing the Need for Digital Transformation & the awareness of the Present & Near Danger faced by Indian Youth in the IT Industry & NIIT’s Digital strategy with Academia & media moghuls in India’s North East Region & various cities like Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Chennai & Coimbatore.
Recognizing that Digital is the next big career wave, and that we have been doing some great work in the Digital training space, we have been building visibility for NIIT within this arena. This has translated into interactions with the media, where newspapers, television channels, portals, among others have met up with NIIT leaders to know about Digital Transformation, the Challenges faced by the Indian Youth & IT Industry along with New Opportunities in both IT & Banking sectors on account of the same and outlining NIIT’s Digital story to meet the new demands of the Industry.In recent moves, we facilitated such conversations in India’s North East region—in the cities of Dimapur, Nagaland, Guwahati, Assam and Shillong (Meghalaya)—using the platform of seminars in at least two cities. Special sessions were held in Dimapur, Shillong, Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Chennai & Coimbatore (where press was invited) & leaders met up with media representatives.In the seminars in Dimapur and Guwahati, we reached out to students, academia, media and other stakeholders, building awareness about the need for Digital Transformation & the career opportunities being offered by the IT Banking sectors. The aim was to talk about the importance of acquiring Digital skills, to survive and thrive in the Digital age. We emphasized how these skills were now an imperative and would shape future careers.
The seminars were organized in both Dimapur and Guwahati, where we have partners and centers at the end of May, 2017.While In Dimapur, the event was held in collaboration with the Unity College, in Guwahati, it was conducted in partnership with the Regional Institute of Science and Technology (RIST). In both instances, those present were addressed by Guest of Honor, our CEO, RahulPatwardhan. Pat spoke to attendees about the need for Digital Transformation , the new age skillsets to be acquired in the IT Industry & careers in the different fields of IT and Banking. He enlightened learners about the criticality of picking careers of the future based on their interests and aptitude.Along with the seminar at Dimapur we shared with the media about the penning of our Memorandum of Understanding with Unity College. Under this agreement, we will be:
Training around 1,200 BA and B-Com students in various employability enhancement skills.Integrating these skills programs in the college’s semesters.Offering 240 hours of NIIT training to students on protocols and internetworking standards, Advanced Excel, Authoring Web pages using HTML, Web application development, showroom operations (Retail sector), Business Correspondence (Banking and Finance).Present at the seminars besides the students and media, were community and industry leaders, administrators, bureaucrats, bankers, NIIT alumni, ten students from each college and higher secondary school of Dimpur and representatives of institutions. In Guwahati, more than 200 students from RIST and other leading colleges attended the event.
“Technologies like Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud, and software are defining the world, bringing disruptions that will change the way we live and work. However, there is a strong role to be played by the government, corporates, associations, and academia to develop Digital infrastructure and the eco-system. Through these seminars, we have tried to help students chart meaningful careers for themselves in the fast-evolving Digital economy”.
–Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT
NIIT in Dimapur and Guwahati
Our Centers in Dimapur and Guwahati have been at the forefront of the IT revolutions not only in Nagaland and Assam but the entire North Eastern states of India for the last 17 years The are offering all the latest NIIT courses to the youth of North East More than 35,000 students of Assam, 25,000 of Nagaland and many other North Eastern states have undergone NIIT courses in IT, Banking, Management and Skills development
In this section, an NIITian shares her feelings after having spent two years at NIIT. As her journey with us continues, she talks about what she has learnt from the time she joined the company and what it means to her to be an NIITian.
“Two years ago, on May 26, 2015, I joined NIIT as a quality controller in LC. Today, I am a training coordinator in the MS. Little did I know that I would see and learn so much here. It’s altogether a great feeling when people recognize you in your organization. Thank you everyone for teaching me things I couldn’t have learnt anywhere else. I still feel it amazing to work here, and this is a beautiful feeling as this is my first job!”