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Global Tech Webinar – India

Tuesday, 06 December 2022

}3.00 pm – 4:00 pm


AIIA member price: $0.00 (Incl. GST)

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Non-member price: $30.00 (inc. GST, booking fees & charges)


Market Entry Strategies for Aussie Technology Companies

Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and Austrade have partnered to host a series of monthly webinars to help Australian tech businesses access new ASEAN markets.

In December 2022, the webinar will focus on India.

Technology and innovation are amongst the most sought-after sectors in India. FY2022 has been a spectacular year of India’s technology industry; it recorded a 15.5% growth (highest ever) to reach A$324 Bn in revenue. A combination of digital and innovation was the industry’s winning formula.

Digital India is a flagship programme of the Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. A combination of this programme and the promulgation of smart phones have led to a remarkable transformation of the economy.

Because of this, India should be top of mind for technology companies in Australia. Australian commercial interests in this sector are supported by the recent Australia-India Economic Cooperation Agreement (AI-ECTA), and the Australian Govt’s India Economic Strategy to 2035.

Additionally, India represents one of the largest talent pools available to technology firms, with hundreds of thousands of qualified engineers, coders and developers entering the workforce each year. Australian firms that have already invested in establishing a presence in India are now benefiting from this talent, to support expansion across the globe.

Join this Global Tech Series India special and learn the competitive edge of India and find out how top Australian firms like ANZ Bank, Atlassian and Telstra are supporting their global growth ambitions from India and discover what makes India the most attractive emerging market for digital technologies.

You will learn:

  • Business Culture and the operating environment in India for international tech companies
  • India’s Pitch for global companies – The latest grants & incentives making India a more attractive destination for setting up business
  • How the Indian Government’s “Digital India” initiative is enabling a booming tech economy
  • Hear from an Aussie company that has cracked the India market
  • A panel will then do a Q & A to answer exporters questions.

Register now to join us to explore export opportunities and gain insights into this growing market.


Stay tuned for updates on the speakers at this event.  

As Trade and Investment Commissioner with Austrade, Sam leads the tech and innovation sector. Sam has over 10 years’ working experience in international trade and investment areas. Having lived and worked in India full time since 2014. During this time Sam held various Senior Executive level roles in international organizations, managing the set up and operation of these entities, as they entered the market for the first time. Sam helped sculpt market entry strategy, localize operating procedures, directly hired over a 1,000 staff, and oversaw the investment of millions of dollars of FDI into India.

Sam has also worked on projects across Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and other countries.

Sam has been recognized for his achievements in the Australia-India bilateral relationship, as a member of the Australia India Youth Dialogue and at the India Australia Business & Community Awards. Sam holds a graduate degree from Griffith University, Brisbane.

Sai Sudha has rich experience ranging from operations, strategy, investments and marketing from start-ups to national level organisations. She worked in a health care start-up in the USA from 2010-2012, following which she worked and lived in Hong Kong for 7 years where she co-founded 3 start-ups across various fields. She returned to India in 2019 and joined Invest India where she serves as the Vice President. Invest India is the National Investment Promotion and facilitation agency set up under aegis of DPIIT (Ministry of Commerce), Government of India.

USA and India based investor and advisor with experience in private equity, venture capital, and strategic management. Actively investing in and advising high growth companies by leveraging the experience of living in USA for 18 years and creating significant value for companies via capital infusion, financial restructuring, operational optimization, M&A, and organic growth initiatives. Also, working on some national initiatives with various central government ministries in advisory capacity to develop and implement policies and programs to support start-up and MSME sector development

A seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in profitable technology-enabled businesses and management. Currently spearheading 3D Holographic Solutions & Experiences in partnership with some of the most innovative companies in this space. Pioneering and scaling up the 3D Holo Experience Centers now after successfully setting up a Global Innovation Hub for 3D Holographic Systems in India.

Experienced professional with a blend of Strategy, Consulting, Executive Management and Leadership – in India and globally. Worked across the world with experience of having worked across Americas, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia.

Recognition – NASSCOM Emerge 50, Infosys Chairmans Award, Top 20 IT Startups in India.

Gaven is a proven business leader with a professional experience spanning over 26 years, has run large global operations & developed enterprise-wide business strategies. Gaven’s experience ranges across operations, sales, analytics, supply-chain & sourcing and a significant portion in the IT & ITES space. He has delivered exceedingly high customer and shareholder value across and has proven expertise in managing multiple shared services operations specifically in Asia Pacific & the US.

Currently, Gaven is an Executive with Telstra India and leads Telstra GBS’s Partner Ecosystem. In this role, Gaven oversees development of partner delivery from Telstra’s Innovation & Capability Center in India, helping Telstra’s business transformation to a digital, agile and innovative technology-led solutions company for its customers.

Thank you to our partners – Austrade

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