TEMA Appoints Arun Seth As Chairman of TEMA National Development Council for Start-Ups

He is an active member on the Boards of various non-governmental organizations such The Nudge Foundation, Give India and HelpAge India


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TEMA has appointed Arun Seth as the Chairman of TEMA National Development Council for Start Ups.

TEMA has taken many initiatives for supporting the Digital Economy policies of the Govt. The scenario of technology has been ever-changing but now it is changing even faster. The speed of innovations and disruptions have taken a center stage in the telecom services business and hence in telecom equipments & products as well. TEMA believes that innovations will now come mainly from startups considering that Startups are agile and flexible in their approach.

Start Ups are also given prime importance by the Government and several initiatives & incentives have been announced by our Hon’ble Prime Minister himself. TEMA realized the need for a body to link the product based start up with technology solutions, market opportunities & social projects and supporting them with telecom sector operators and Govt. of India.

Keeping the above in mind, TEMA has promoted an initiative to focus on Start Ups & technology innovations with the name "TEMA National Development Council for Start Ups”. Shri Arun Seth has consented to lead this initiative as Chairman.  

Shri Ravi Sharma, Chairman TEMA Said “Following the focus of Hon'ble Prime Minister towards Startup ecosystem, TEMA is launching its initiative "TEMA National Council for Startups" to encourage and support startups in telecom products & equipment space. The future of networks is Specialized Software and commoditized hardware. With the background of mentoring startups, Arun Seth will lead the Start Up movement from TEMA. This initiative will enhance the speed of innovation in telecom equipment space and will help us achieve the mission of AatmNirbhar Bharat by developing and deploying Make In India equipments for 5G / 6G / IOT networks.” 

On this occasion Arun Seth said  “The core value of future networks be it 5G / 6G / IOT and beyond is mostly software. India is a proven master in software and with the right guidance and support to our start up community, closer collaboration with our research labs at IITs and universities, India can truly become the leader in startup’s that can harness the power of future networks and create global companies. TEMA National Council for Startups will bridge the gap between innovations, academia and manufacturing with a focus to develop & deploy complete stack of future networks in India." 

Shri Seth has wide experience of driving startups in various roles including Nasscom BPO Council, Nasscom EC and Nasscom Product Conclave .  He has been associated with many startups as mentor and coach. Shri Seth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from IIT, Kanpur and a Master’s in Business Administration from IIM, Kolkata. He was associated with Alcatel-Lucent India as a non-executive Chairman from May, 2011 until May 2014. He has worked for the BT Group in India in a variety of positions for over 17 years, retiring in July 2012. Currently, he is on the Board of Jubilant Life Sciences Limited and Narayan Health amongst others 

He is an active member on the Boards of various non-governmental organizations such The Nudge Foundation,   Give India and HelpAge India

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