Goa got its first artificial intelligence (AI), robotics innovation lab with Porvorim based Tangentia, launching its Global Innovation Lab at two centres: one in Toronto, Canada and the other at Patto Plaza.
The lab was inaugurated by Rohan Khaunte, Minister for Revenue, IT and Labour & Employment. Also present as guests of honour were Sidharth Kunkalienkar, vice-chairman, GSIDC and Ajit Parulekar, Director, Goa Institute of Management.
Lauding the initiative of the company, Khaunte urged local IT industry to come together and get things moving for more success stories. He assured full government backing in terms of policies and schemes. He also praised Vijay Thomas, founder and CEO, Tangentia, for returning back to the state and founding an IT company.
Kunkalienkar was also appreciative of Thomas and said, “India witnessed Bangalore, Hyderabad and Noida as IT Hubs, and now Goa could be the next destination for IT Industries. We have the sons of our soil back to their country, and offering world class services and latest technology along with employment opportunities.”
Thomas explained that, the innovation lab, will look at partnerships with industry organisations as well as academia. “We expect global and Indian technology companies to participate,” he said. The lab already has Automation Anywhere, UI Path and IBM as initial global partners and Indian software companies like First Hive as domestic partners, he revealed.
Director of GIM, Parulekar, said that, the institute would love to partner with the company. Shantanu Paknikar, chief technical officer, Tangentia, explained the overall innovation methodology of the lab and also proposed the vote of thanks.