Client Background

Data Security Council of India (DSCI) is a not-for-profit, industry body on data protection in India, setup by NASSCOM®, committed to making cyberspace safe, secure and trusted by establishing best practices, standards and initiatives in cyber security and privacy. To further its objectives, DSCI engages with governments and their agencies, regulators, industry sectors, industry associations and think tanks for policy advocacy, thought leadership, capacity building and outreach activities

 

Business Objective

Cyber technology capabilities have become central to National strategic outlook. There is a need for a concerted effort in developing critical technology capabilities in the country for India’s geopolitical advantage. Start-ups, enterprises, academia, researchers, and R&D institutes in the country need to synergise their efforts and work in tandem to achieve this national goal.

To further this goal, TechSagar – India’s Cybertech Repository was conceptualized by the Government of India in partnership with Data Security Council of India. This web based repository to be developed will serve as consolidated and comprehensive repository of India’s Cybertech capabilities and provides actionable insights about capabilities of the Indian Industry, Academia & Research; across 25 technology areas like IoT, AI/ML, Block Chain, Cloud & Virtualisation, Robotics & Automation, AR/VR, Wireless & Networking, and more.

 

Solution

Our engagement began at the product ideation stage. We held several closed discussions with business stakeholders and the product team to conceptualize the product, user journey and UX. UX & development team worked in agile mode to quickly build initial working prototypes that were refined with continuous client feedback. We did the first public launch in an eight months timeframe that was widely publicized and captured in the media.

As of now, the repository features 4000+ entities from Industry, Academia & Research including large enterprises and start-ups providing a country level view of India’s Cyber competencies. In addition to entities, the repository also provides information about over 5000 products & solutions and 3500 + services from start-ups and large enterprises. Entity data is continuously refined and enriched by data integration with public data sources and third party data providers. It allows targeted search, granular navigation and drilldown methods using more than 3000 niche capabilities.

Technologies Used : AWS EC2, MongoDB, ReactJs, Redux, Python Django, CloudFront

 

Outcome
  1. Platform went live within 8 months. Current version can be accessed here
  2. Platform has facilitated increased collaboration between different stakeholders, forged new connections & relationships for the benefit of the country.