From the third largest market, GitHub aims to make India the largest one

CIOReviewIndia Team | Friday, 25 September 2020, 04:05 IST

 From the third largest market, GitHub aims to make India the largest one

Maneesh Sharma, India head of GitHub, said, “GitHub, which is  a code-repository service used by many developers across startups and companies worldover, aims to make India the largest market from the third largest at present.”

 

Sharma, who was appointed India head in February when GitHub opened its first office in the country, is doubling down on working with Indian startups and has built a sales team to target large startups, corporates and financial institutions and in the country.

 

From the day of its inception in the country, which was in February this year has opened its first office in the country wher Sharma was appointed as the India head. Till then, it has been doubling down on working with Indian startups. GitHub has also built a sales team to target large startups, corporates and other financial institutions across the country.

 

“Covid has accelerated digital transformation. Startups are helping disrupt the status quo which is getting every company look at how they use digital. Globally we have every large industry using digital. In India, the biggest segment using Github is IT enabled services, internet commerce companies and software product companies,” he said.

 

“We have been participating in global projects and are a great consumer of open source. We need to start thinking about how we can build software that can contribute to global communities as well. We are getting offshoots from the startup ecosystem as well who are starting to open source their libraries,” Sharma added. 

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