Indian leaders exchanged views with executives of the company and heard about the projects already operating in India.
The second edition of the Indian Leaders Programme visited Indra, consulting and technology company working in several fields, ranging from energy to health care, control and security systems, transportation, telecommunications and financial services, alwais with innovation as a brand differentiator.
Juan Socías, director of Institutional Relations, has conveyed on the international vocation of the company, which operates in more than 128 countries and whose 70% of its benefit proceeds from abroad. Actually, in recent years Indra has shown its global approach giving particular emphasis to emerging markets. This fact has been recognized by Juan Jose Gonzalez, director of Strategy and Innovation: "our company is there where there is growth and there are business opportunities for technology" but "despite the strong demand in Asia, it is not useful to implement technology designed in and for Europe. Indra wants to study the specific needs of each region." Below this analysis, Gonzalez has said that to lead these new scenarios "is important to find market niches where local leaders do not act".
Participants in the Indian Leaders Programme have been interested in the projects of the company in India and the difficulties that a foreign company could find to develop their proposals in the Asian country. Juan José González explained that their lines of action in the emerging countries are focused on providing intelligent infrastructures; improve public services and work on personal security as well as on property protection. In India, in particular, Indra is yet developing different projects, mainly in the area of defense. Juan Socías has recognized that "India is a tough market because it is a huge country, complex and largely unknown for Europeans."
The leaders have completed the visit with a walk through ExpoIndra, an exhibition in which they have learned about the company's projects in the fields of defense, health, energy and software development.
Just out of curiousity, during the encounter it was commented the origin of the company´s name, which comes from the Hindu religion. God Indra, according to Hindu mythology, besides being one of the most powerful, was particularly distrust in maintaining his position as chief god. A philosophy that also fits the Spanish company that has become the # 1 consulting and technology multinational in our countre and one of the largest in Europe and Latin America. It currently operates in more than 128 countries.
Innovation is the foundation of its business and sustainability. Indra has spent 550 million euros on R & D over the past three years, this quantity places it among the first European companies of its sector. 55% of its revenue comes from international markets and it has 42,000 employees.