Mr. Agendra Kumar is the President of NIIT GIS Ltd (Esri India), a joint venture between ESRI Inc., USA and NIIT Technologies (NTL), India. He has over 25 years of experience in IT business management and has served as the country head of several multinational technology companies. Before joining NIIT GIS, Agendra was the Managing Director of SGI in India. He has been associated twice with SGI (earlier known as Silicon Graphics Inc) with a prior stint as Director, Sales during 1994-2000. In between he worked as Managing Director of Veritas India and upon its merger with Symantec Corporation took on global account management responsibilities for Asia Pacific and Japan region.
Agendra Kumar shares milestones achieved in the two decade old journey of Esri India. In this interview given to Directions Magazine India he mentions about the sharing of data and lack of trained professional are some of the issues that are slowing the growth of GIS industry in India, but he believes GIS is getting into newer areas and dimensions of the usage are enormous.
There has been discussion about how GIS will impact industry applications for years. But what technologies might impact GIS users and vendors? How are GIS companies being "disrupted" by other technologies?