‘5 City SME Connect’ Schneider Electric IT Division Kicks it off from Ahmedabad

Special emphasis was on trusting oneself and adopting modular approach while
pursuing the journey of transformation


Schneider Electric 5 City SME Connect kicked off from Ahmedabad.  The other four cities include Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi that will be covered in the next two months. The highlight of the event is to interpret SMEs’ technology challenges and mitigate those challenges with a systematic approach.

Everyone knows that SMEs are handicapped owing to a limited set of resources and skill sets; therefore there must be right architectural strategy and practice to mitigate those challenges. Power, cooling, racking and stacking that are never taken seriously in an IT discussion are very important for the SMEs.

Amod Ranade, General Manager, Datacentre Business Development, IT Division, Schneider Electric emphasized on micro-datacentres and said that Edge networks are going to stay while the transition happens from the datacentre centric approach to the cloud-centric approach. He also said that the IT Managers and CIOs should create self-belief within themselves to create any strategy for the company.

Rahil Patel, General Manager & CIO of Kalupur Commercial Co-operative Bank Ltd., Paresh Goswami, IT Head, Chiripal Poly Films Ltd., and B. Praveen Kumar, Head, Information Systems & Security, Ascendum KPS Private Limited enumerated their own experiences in the transformation process and advised the audience to take steps quickly because the time and technology are disruptive.

Amit Dave,  Director, Microlink Solutions Pvt. Ltd., expressed his happiness about the positive attitude of the small and medium organizations and said that these organizations are quite receptive to new ideas, therefore they are not small and medium organizations rather ‘smart and motivated enterprises.’

Sanjay Mohapatra, Editor, SME Channels said that the SMEs are becoming the lifeline for any country and for India, it is no exception. With ‘make in India’ in place, SMEs’ role is becoming very important. Besides, the government has already said that 20% of government and PSU’s procurement would happen from the SME sector. Therefore, it is important for small and mid-size organizations to adopt new technologies so that they can remain more relevant to the market.

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