A stepped up focus on the innovation front will make India a dominant leader in the global space, according to, Tanuj Mittal, Director - Customer Process Experience, Dassault Systemes India.
In an interaction with this correspondent, he said that 'India is growing at a much faster rate than the global markets when it comes to new-age mobility solutions. If the world is growing at five 6%, India is in double digits.”
The growth, according to him, is fueled by two factors with the first and foremost being internal consumption. 'Internal consumption itself is so high that even if Indian players are not bothered about exporting, the internal consumption itself can support them for the next few years in terms of keeping the momentum,' he said.
'In addition, the changing geo-political situation is also aiding India’s growth in the global space. Along with the ‘China+One’ policy, there are a host of other approaches which are coming and India as a country is being seen as the most preferred and likeable partners for most of the countries,' he said.
This would mean that the innovation as well as the manufacturing would grow in India for it to support the outside world, he said.
Mittal believes that more focus on the innovation part could make India a dominant leader in the global space. “The innovation part is what has picked up in the last five to 10 years. And, the more and more we innovate as a product, process and a platform, the dominance will come naturally,” he says.
This is where Dassault as a brand comes in. In Mittal’s view, Dassault Systemes stands as an innovation partner to an organisation whether it is a small start-up or a big corporation. 'Irrespective of the size, we are committed to this cause,' he says.
This is where the company’s 3D experience platform comes in. 3DEXPERIENCE (3DX) is a business and innovation platform that provides organisations with a holistic and real-time vision of their business activity and ecosystem.
The platform acts as a single version of the truth to anchor outcome-based processes and capture all activities in one place. It securely connects individuals, teams, departments and external collaborators working together to transform ideas into innovative products, services and experiences.
While the platform is mature enough to take care of the needs in the mobility space for the next 15 years, Mittal believes that the expectation from the platform may change over time. “The platform is much more capable than what is actually required. But if you see something really outlandish, as an idea coming up, that is where we probably might have to dwell deeper,” he says.
The platform was introduced in 2012. For rapid adoption, continuous learning is required. However, the main challenge for the platform in the current phase is the level of awareness.
According to Mittal, there is a need to create awareness about ‘3D Experience’ which can be leveraged to innovate. This means that, as an organization, Dassault Systemes has to work very closely with the academy space.
The company has a foundation called ‘La Foundation’, which is solely dedicated for academia collaboration purposes.The foundation works with very prominent tier-1 and tier-2 engineering colleges to help them understand the technology landscape, and also learn the process by bringing in some industry-specific projects for the students.
Emergence Of New Mobility Spectrum
While the ‘3D Experience’ platform has catered well to the traditional mobility areas, it is also geared up to cater to the upcoming mobility trends such as ‘evtols’. While till date the focus was on private mobility, the trend has now shifted to shared mobility. In addition to that, future people are working towards Air Mobility, according to Mittal.
While the company is ready to support the development of evtols, Mittal believes that a lot needs to be done on other levels, too. He is of the view that currently the evtol industry is in its prototyping stage and can be operational only after 2030.
Till then, a lot of experiments will be done. However a proper policy guideline is needed for mass adoption. “As a country, we now - after much debate - have a policy to regulate the flying of drones. Similarly, policy needs to be defined for evtols also,” he feels.