Start-ups have huge potential, say speakers
All speakers at the two-day IT Conclave — Destination IT @ North — agreed that, “start-ups have huge potential and a bright future with so much of innovation happening”. Industry experts, including NASSCOM president Som Mittal, highlighted the increasing participation and importance of young entrepreneurs in the IT industry. Many such entrepreneurs with innovative ideas participated in the conclave.
Sunali Aggarwal, a post-graduate in New Media from National Institute of Design who went on to study at New York Film Academy, established BEON Systems in 2012, which she prefers to call a’ creative outlet’. It provides “simple and effective Front End Design solutions that make it easy for users to interact with product and services.”
According to Aggarwal, BEON Systems steps in at the conceptualisation stage and stays with the user till the development phase. They claim to specialise in creating user-centered interfaces that deliver a superlative user experience.
Talking to the Newsline, Aggarwal said, “The Indian IT sector is at an interesting point. While India has proved its capability in the field of IT and Technology, its capabilities in delivering world-class designs is still being questioned. We see a lot of companies here that work as only development partners for business associates abroad. We need to change this approach and create products which delight our users rather than just solving a mathematical problem for them.”
Another start-up much appreciated by visitors was AgentsBids. Launched by 13 young innovators from the city and region in August, 2013, it is a portal which provides ‘Local Services Bidding Platform’.
It links people using it with valid and trusted agents who live in the neighbourhood or town to help them get best deals for services like insurance, real estate, travel and loans.
All one need to do is log-in and post the requirement, which could be a holiday package, medical insurance, car loan, personal loan or a house. It claims that within a few minutes, the person who has logged in would receive multiple bids from AgentsBids verified agents.
After this, one needs to browse and assess all bids following which he can accept the one that suits the requirement. The person will get a response only from the ‘accepted’ bid, as personal details are kept confidential.
‘Those who hunt rabbits are rarely able to rope in elephants’
The concluding note at the two-day IT Conclave — Destination IT @ North — was full of