Established in 2018, Qogno is a shared digital infrastructure solutions provider. The company’s objective is to build future-ready products and solutions to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural centers and create an ‘Industry 4.0 ecosystem’ that allows for multiple applications across various industries.
Qogno has laid out plans to work on some of the most challenging areas in telecom, smart cities, mobility, welfare, and digital villages to create niche design solutions that would stand to democratize the delivery of services to citizens through interconnected personal and public digital infrastructure.
At IMC 2019, the company displayed its innovations and garnered significant interest from top telecom operators, service providers, and other technology companies.
In an interaction with VoicenData, Gururaj Nayak, co-Founder & CEO, Qogno Digital Infrastructure, explains how his company showcased its innovations and attracted visitors at the most recently concluded IMC 2019.
VoicenData: What are the key takeaways for Qogno Digital from IMC 2019?
Gururaj Nayak: The India Mobile Congress 2019 was a great platform to be a part of with so many global giants present. It re-emphasized the surplus of opportunities available in the market and how we need to collaborate and work together. This will help companies like us create a more connected world where industry 4.0 is a success. In the third edition of the India Mobile Congress 2019, South Asia’s largest digital communication and technology event, Qogno was the Technology and Vision Partner for the event and showcased around 18 solutions that are critical to India’s digital infrastructure.
Moving from a 30 SFT presence at IMC in 2018 to 20,000 SFT in 2019, was a tall-task. But, it was a privilege for us to be amongst some of the biggest brands in technology and be able to showcase our products and solutions. The three partnerships we signed this year at IMC will allow us to further our vision in creating a more connected future. Our goal at Qogno is to create a shared digital infrastructure ecosystem through partnerships and collaborations. This industry will continue to have a surplus of opportunities and to move the needle and prepare for a 5G future, we need several companies to come forth and work together.
VoicenData: What was the feedback from the visitors about Qogno’s products?
Gururaj Nayak: There was immense curiosity about our technology. How it works, the implications and the impact of our products and solutions intrigued visitors. Once the visitors were shown around and given live demonstrations, they were able to understand the capabilities and potential of digital infrastructure solutions like Smart towers, kiosks, and Integrated command control centers and how it will benefit citizens in the near future.
VoicenData: Were there any key partnerships signed at the event?
Gururaj Nayak: We signed four partnerships with technology & growth accelerator giants – HP Inc, Trans Data Management (TDM), TenX2 and Global Networks Inc. Qogno is now HP’s only digital infrastructure OEM partner in India.
TenX2, a Hong Kong-based growth accelerator establishes thought-leadership in the domains of Telecom, Mobility, and Welfare. A live showcase of a Smart City and Digital Village clusters was jointly presented by TenX2 and Qogno. Trans Data Management (TDM) partnered with Qogno to enter the Indian market and scale its last-mile connectivity operations.
Qogno also signed a deal with Global Networks to expand its presence in markets such as Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Philippines.
VoicenData: Can you elaborate on the partnership between Qogno and TenX2?
Gururaj Nayak: Qogno and TenX2 have partnered to enable 5G-ready connected solutions for urban & rural India. The partnership will strive to aggregate the best of IoT innovations across APAC & Europe for deployment as part of Smart Cities and Digital Village projects in India and other 5G ready markets.
The innovations showcased at IMC 2019 were the first step in a continued program of collaboration between Qogno and TenX2 to drive through Smart infrastructural projects as well as help the growth of India’s IoT startup ecosystem, and also with plans to extend footprint across Asia and Europe.
The partnership kick-started with the Smart City Cluster & Digital Village Cluster that were showcased at IMC 2019.
The Smart City Cluster showcased at IMC included Smart Retail innovations in energy monitoring, food safety and automation; smart home solutions including water & energy monitoring; camera-based sensors & visitor management systems for Smart Office workspaces; Smart Industry 4.0 solutions including cold chain, enterprise assets, sites and machinery monitoring as well as next-gen EV and digital device Charging stations. The Smart City cluster showcase is aligned to UN sustainability goals for urban development, clean & affordable water, and energy.
The Digital Village showcased innovations for UN sustainable goals of Food Security & Life on Land. The model village that was exhibited at IMC featured digitized farm operations, crop, farm weather monitoring & farmer advisory, cattle traceability & health monitoring, Made-in-India electric autonomous tractor, integrated as part of Qogno Village Secretariat Infrastructure across India.