India Budget 2018
Budget 2018 in my opinion is a realistic budget keeping the macro stability of the economy in tact. The clear winners are insurance and healthcare which will be transformed with the progressive vision of the government, in the coming years. The doubling of the allocation to the Digital India programme for 2018 -19 is a catalyst for investment in the technology sector and in employment generation.
As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are delighted to see the government take cognizance of the potential of artificial intelligence, digital manufacturing, big data analysis and internet of things fueling investments in research and skilling of these sectors. The proposal to setup five lakh wi-fi hotspots which will provide broadband access to five crore rural citizens only means that more consumers will hop on to the digital bandwagon, making it an imperative for businesses to provide enhanced customer experiences. Globally, all eyes will continue to be on India and we look forward being a part of this journey.
Sunil Jose is the SVP and Country Leader of Salesforce India