The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), India’s premier software lobby, on Thursday opened a Center of Excellence (CoE) for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence here.
Nasscom would support the government’s National Strategy for AI and will facilitate collaboration between NITI Aayog and CoEs. It will also include NITI Aayog as a knowledge partner. “Leveraging their skilling platform FutureSkills, Nasscom and NITI Aayog will together accelerate innovation and cultivate skilling in India,” the software lobby said.
The CoE initiative is a nationwide programme on innovation, focusing on solutions in smart manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, agriculture, energy, IoT, banking and financial services, retail, telecom, and host of emerging technologies.
Nasscom has partnered with Intel and IBM as its founding members and technology advisors for augmenting and accelerating the data science and artificial Intelligence ecosystem in the country.
The center aims to “support SMBs, by fast-tracking their product development, provide market access to enterprises and assist them by co-creating programs along with other industry partners and start-ups to solve complex and real-world business problems.”
It is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry.
Established in 1988, NASSCOM is a non-profit organization.
NASSCOM facilitates business and trade in software and services and encourages the advancement of research in software technology. It is registered under the Indian Societies Act, 1860.
It has over 2000 members, of which over 250 are companies from China, EU, Japan, the U.S. and the UK.