‘Indian family values preventing youths from addiction to technology’
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 28 Dec 2018 11:03:13|
By Alka Panse-Tiwari,
Sudesh Saoji who has made it big in US feels that technology is net positive and has helped lifestyle
Yes! Software is eating the world. The leading sector has already spread isolation among the people in United States. Though technologies has sneaked in India too, Indian culture of family values and social structure is balancing the youths dependency on the technologies, said Sudesh Saoji, Founder of Quogent.
Born and raised in Nagpur, Sudesh Saoji has completed his 23 years of journey with US. A real Nagpurian by heart, Sudesh often visits his hometown just to enliven his relation with his family members, old friends and relatives. He misses this family bonding back in US and hence make it a point to visit his roots and gets refreshed and push himself in the maze of figures and puzzles to figure out new software to provide ease of solutions to corporations.
Quogent in an enterprise that provides various software’s to different multinational companies. The company provides software’s mainly Cloud, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The Hitavada caught up with Sudesh to learn more about technology and its issues vis-a-vis society.
A successful leader with passion for business transformation through technology, Sudesh feels that Software Engineers in India and US have millions of job opportunities. “This leading sector of technology covers almost all the jobs. Demand for software engineers is everywhere. So many posts are still vacant in the sector. Indian Education is good in India but we need to produce more software engineers,” he said.
Sudesh had ranked first in tenth state board from Vidarbha in 1986. An ex-student of Somalwar school, Sudesh completed his engineering in Electronics from VNIT. Sudesh worked for nearly three years in India. He did MS in Computer Engineering from University of California, Santa
Barbara and an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Santa Clara University. Having more than 20 years experience in software industry, Sudesh suggested that Indian youths to immediately start working after their graduation. “One should do internship or work on on-line projects. Take a minimum 5-years of experience, reach out people on the internet and there are many people to help you. People in US are very helpful to Indians,” said the young expert.
While Sudesh could not stop praising the software world, he accepts its negative points too. He said, “Dependency, Isolation has increased. People in US, mostly youths are very much dependent on various softwares. They hardly have 10 per cent of voice calls and 90 per cent do texting and messaging. Communication has gone down and people have no society connection and the situation is not that cool.
Though Sudesh talked about its side effect, he feels that “Benefits accruing to society are more than side effects. Technology has improved the life style and have made life easy. Apps like Headspace which tells about meditation has helped millions of people. In my mind, Technology is net positive and not net negative.”