Amazon Arm Plans On Creating New-Age Tech Workforce In India


Several tech companies in India have realized the importance of training employees in disruptive technologies in India. They have started accelerators and incubators to nurture their employees in the new age technology.


But Global Cloud services platform Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of, had started with this plan to prepare an industry-ready workforce and nurture start-ups in the country.

According to a senior AWS executive, the company is working very closely with the entire accelerator and incubator space in India.

“AWS has various programmes that it runs in India that help all the stakeholders further drive invested or incubated companies move forward on New-Age technology. This includes giving AWS credits for free. We do mentorship, we do training. We take them through labs,”

said Bikram Bedi, Head (India Region) at Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd (AISPL).

AISPL is an Indian subsidiary of the Amazon Group which undertakes the resale and marketing of AWS Cloud services in the country.

AWS has been running training programmes for the existing customers across segments — around system administration, solution architecture and more. Two separate programmes for the emerging workforce have been created – Educate and Academy.

With the increasing demand for Cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and Cloud professionals.

It is a short duration programme that helps academicians build assets, study programmes and learning modules around AWS. However, Academy is a longer procedure where they partner with universities to build the right skill-sets for the market.

A significant part of the training is to organise regular outreach programmes across communities.

AWS recently organised a full-day programme around Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) called the “AIML Conclave” in Bengaluru that was attended by business leaders, data scientists, engineers, and developers.

The event helped developers learn about Amazon AI and real-world use cases developed by Amazon and AWS customers to build smart, customer-centric, scalable solutions in the Cloud and on the edge, using Amazon AI, AWS Internet of Things (IoT) and AWS Deep Learning.

AWS AI is also helping Indian developers build chatbots. 

“We are striving hard to reach out to the wider community in India. We are trying to connect several pieces into one and create a right mix of a skilled workforce for the new technologies in the market,” Bedi concluded.

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