Talent will define IT sector’s battleground: Nasscom’s Rishad Premji10 min read . Updated: 21 Dec 2018, 12:18 PM IST
Nasscom chairman Rishad Premji says he is optimistic on the 2018-19 demand outlook as the world has seen good growth, and industrialization of the digital spend is now taking shape
New Delhi: Nasscom chairman Rishad Premji and president Debjani Ghosh sat down with journalists at Mint’s newsroom in Delhi earlier this month and spoke on a range of issues. According to Nasscom, rising protectionism in the US is an uncertainty that the $167-billion information technology (IT) sector has to live with. The Donald Trump administration’s ‘hire American’ policy has not hurt the growth of Indian IT firms, but has led to higher operational expenses for home-grown IT companies. Besides, growth in hiring should no longer be a relevant metric in two-three years while evaluating the health of an Indian IT company. Edited excerpts:
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