This latest App designed by the Infosys co-founder to trace the IT History of the India includes over 600 videos that chronically pass through the various stages of the IT industry, involving people who have evolved with its growth.
The former CEO and co-founder of Infosys Kris Gopalakrishnan turned down his idea of creating a book on Chronicle IT history of India and rather put his efforts in creating an iOS and Android based application called itihaasa containing 600 videos depicting the chronicle history of the India that flourished to a level creating a possibility of 35 lakh jobs.
This app featuring interviews with 44 high-profiled stalwarts of the IT technology world and their journey from the very first modern computer till date was launched by Kris Gopalakrishnan.
“Indian IT has played a key role in modern and Industrial India. This industry employing 3.5 million people, and contributing 9.5% of our GDP has changed the country’s perception across the globe. This industry started in the early 1950s and today is capable of generating revenues worth $150 billion. With this app “itihaasa”, Kris Gopalakrishnan hopes to take the history and the incredible story of our IT Industry to most of the people across the world.
This app is available for free and ensures that the people can navigate 600 videos chronically to know the various stages of our IT industry plus the growth story of the people who have grown with this Industry.
Some of the Key pointers of this app are:
- Why was the First Computer installed here in India?
- Perceptions of computers from industry stalwarts like NR Narayana Murthy?
- TCS software exports path and much more.
However, Kris Gopalakrishnan confirmed that he wanted to add voices, views, different leaders perspectives who are involved in building the great Indian IT Industry. He came across many things that unveiled the hidden nuggets for a most appealing digital museum. He never expected computers to change the world at such a faster pace. He gives wholesome credit of these inventions to great people who played a significant role in teaching and adopting Computer science. He further added that itihaasa is a mobile app to track business history.
This project is going on and will be updated continuously to mark a new platform for getting knowledge on subjects related to the IT Industry.