Big boost for PM Modi’s Digital India dream! Indian banks, insurance companies increasingly embracing digitisation, says US tech expert

By: | Published: August 17, 2018 3:34 PM

Indian banks and insurance companies are increasingly embracing digitisation in line with the government's 'Digital India' initiative, according to an American technology expert.

narendra modi, digital india, indian banks, insurance companies, Zendesk, pm modi digital india dreamThe government wants to engage the citizens and commercial enterprises are increasingly reaching out to the consumers for market share, Overtveld said. (Reuters)

Indian banks and insurance companies are increasingly embracing digitisation in line with the government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative, according to an American technology expert. The Indian government is giving citizens direct access and connectivity, shifting away from bureaucracy, observed Sandie Overtveld, vice president sales for Asia Pacific at Zendesk, a US-headquartered customer service software company.

Traditional Indian enterprises are also going digital. Though there are some apprehensions, entrepreneurs are aware that might lose market share if direct customer-connectivity is not established through digitisation, he said. The Zendesk has built a portfolio of 2,000 Indian customers over the last two years.

The government wants to engage the citizens and commercial enterprises are increasingly reaching out to the consumers for market share, Overtveld said. He estimates that Indian insurance companies would want 25 per cent of their businesses directly from the customer, reducing 100 per cent dependency on sales advisors and agents. “We see Prime Minister Modi driving the digitisation programme and that is the place we would like to be going forward in India,” Overtveld said.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Switch to Hindi Edition