New travel, new countries, and the Pentalog strategy this time will take us to India…Just about a year ago we were preparing Fédéric and Virginie’s fist trip to Vietnam, after a thorough study of several destinations that could receive the next new branch or subsidiary of the group, and help complete Pentalog’s offshore development strategy and contribute also to the company’s growth… We had launched a few weeks before a similar call on this blog to connect with people in Vietnam and China. Now, a year later, Pentalog Vietnam is our first subsidiary in Asia, which already has 25 employees!In the continuity of development plans established in 2008, Frédéric is now preparing to spend some time in India, to study more precisely the opportunities presented by this huge country, with its pool of unique IT skills.The purpose of this trip is to assess the country’s ability to service customers in embedded computing in the industrial sectors, such as aerospace, automotive, and defense. The question of the French language will of course be the center of our attention and we are aware that this is a requirement that is not easily met. But amongst all the French expatriates and Indian engineers who do speak French, there are necessarily those experts in our field of expertise and interest.Frédéric plans to travel to Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Pondicherry and Mumbai. We therefore look forward to our first contacts with IT French entrepreneurs or French people living there, and or young French speaking project managers and IT experts. The trip will take place in early November. Contact us if you think you would like to play a role in this project…
S.S.September 24, 2009 at 8:22 pm EDT
This program seems to be interesting and would like to take part in your project of identifying potential partners. I am based in Bangalore and do have partners who ar conversant in French. Looking forward to meet you.
B.M.September 25, 2009 at 5:39 am EDT
Hi, I have worked for CStelecom, Paris in the year 1999 to 2001. I had embedded system experience in Aerospace and Telecom. Even though I do not speak French some of the people with me have studied French. Please do not put down after seeing our website, we have not worked on it since we were very busy. We are in Trivandrum, Kerala and we have French Consulate here that teaches French Language. This will be low-cost location compared to the places that you have listed in your itinerary. I have no issues in meeting you at any place in South India.
J. S.September 25, 2009 at 7:38 am EDT
Nice to know your plans.
India is a big country and you can find all sorts of things here. There are many Indian companies well established in embedded computing. Also, there must several of them with french capabilities. And I am sure, you must be in touch with them.
Just to repeat, there are several types of existing players here. At the top there are some vying for place in Forbe’s top list. (In fact Infosys and TCS have made it to Asian list; they do have embedded computing departments). There are several start ups that keep coming in every city and get into some niche. And the spectrum is full in between. Then there are engineers that function independently, seeking opportunities for individual or a start up. Anyway, you must have analysed it and decided your target group.
Further, french embassy is quite active in reaching out.
Getting a bit personal, I am from Chandigarh a city planned by great french architect, Le Corbusier. Here, we have a unit of ‘alliance francaise’ and I did the basic course in french. But over the years (19) I am left with no more than a few french words. (I didn’t get any chance to use it). I work for ****, a govt organization for advanced computing and research including embedded computing. Should you have time, you are welcome to visit Chandigarh & our center. For more info check out www.**** (corporate site) and www.***.in (our site).
Should there be anything that I can do for you, please do let me know. You can reach me at ************
Bon voyage and welcome to India.
N. B.September 25, 2009 at 8:09 am EDT
You idea to explore the Indian market seems interesting but not very clear on what is the end point expectation from this market. I would like to help on this if some more details are ellaborated. I do not know french but understand the consulting and offshore business execution very well.
You can get in touch with me if you would like.
J.J.K.September 26, 2009 at 6:39 am EDT
Nice to know your plans of having development centre in India although the granuality is not spelled out. I don’t meet your requirement of knowing French, however I was associated with French company Thomson for couple of years. I always enjoyed working with Thoms specially people from France. I am engaged with hardware and Embedded software past 15 years. At present I have association with couple of companies who is predominently working in Embedded software. If you are interested to associate with small size companies let me know through mail, then we can be in touch while you are in India.
S.S.September 26, 2009 at 8:56 am EDT
Welcome to India!
Should you require any assistance (Professionally or personally) in India, do not hesitate to contact me.
We are helping a few spanish companies to market 7 establish themselves here.
We can help you even if you need any assistance to plan your travel & stay in India.
Im not trying to market our services. But in case you need anything please feel free to contact us.
D.R.September 26, 2009 at 10:23 am EDT
Dear Frederic Lasnier,
We have been providing services in embedded computing since 1994. We have been addressing Medical, Defense and Industrial Automation sectors.
Please let me know if we can be of any help to you.
We have no knowledge in French language.
W.September 26, 2009 at 8:52 pm EDT
Warm Greetings from *** ************
We are a group company were we are into service and development of software and embedded technologies. We concentrate majorly into biometric devices and other devices like gps and gprs enabled product. Home automation is also one among the core area.
French wasnt my dayto day language therefore i dont claim i am good. but i have learned french during my school and college days. But i have contact with indians who live in France.
Looking forward for a positive response
G.S.September 27, 2009 at 6:03 am EDT
I am a 15+ years experienced embedded professional in Embedded Computing, Industrial Automation and networking with exposure to various labs in Europe.
I have worked in France for about 5 years and am very comfortable with French language.
Please let me know if i can be of any help to you
Alex - PentalogSeptember 28, 2009 at 3:07 pm EDT
thanks very much for your interest. We’re going to get in touch individually with each one of you…
JustinSeptember 28, 2009 at 6:40 pm EDT
The moderator has chosen to hide the names of the submiters for strategic reasons.
S.P.September 30, 2009 at 6:44 am EDT
Nice to know about your well planned tour and strategy to get information about India well ahead before your tour.
I have overall 18+ years of experience in various domains. I have very good experience in Real Time Embedded Systems spreading over Industrial Automation, Telematics, Healthcare, Automotive horizontals. This experience comprises from end-to-end delivery of product development. I am presently working in Bangalore.
I don’t know French but I am ready to help you.
Looking forward to meet you in person.
NLWSeptember 30, 2009 at 12:36 pm EDT
We as a company have expertise in embedded software and have proven track record of helping our customers ramp up teams with desired skills and set up project delivery centres here in India.
We look forward to an opportunity to meet you in person and discuss in further detail on your visit to Bangalore.
A.M.October 2, 2009 at 8:31 am EDT
We are a company of about 100 engineers and are totally focused in the aerospace domain. We are proud of what we have accomplished in the past 10 years. You may visit our website to get a feel for the work we do. But you will learn more about us when you visit us.
Unfortunately none of us speak French. Not yet. (We have customers in France, but have not felt the need to learn French yet – English is the ‘official language’ in the Aerospace domain).
In any case, whether you chose to talk to us or not, have a wonderful trip to India. It is a beautiful country and is rich in culture. I am sure you will enjoy your visit.
Hemant MaliNovember 2, 2009 at 12:20 am EST
We are from Divyansh Technology. We welcome you on your trip in india. We involve in development of mobile application and games. We look forward to an opportunity to meet you in person and discuss in further detail on your visit.
MujeebFebruary 17, 2010 at 10:40 am EST
I am interested to work with you in Embedded systems in India in partnership with you.
COuld you please let me know the details regarding this.