Nepal’s tech landscape discussed in New York
New York – Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its advanced consulting partner Genese Solution hosted an exclusive event on Thursday at the AWS New York Office, bringing together IT professionals and business leaders from Nepal and the United States. The “Revolutionizing Nepal’s Tech Landscape” event focused on upskilling the Nepalese tech workforce and fostering an inclusive tech community worldwide. Featuring speaker sessions by leading tech professionals and influential community leaders, the event highlighted initiatives like AWS User Group Nepal and AWS Academy programs to uplift the tech ecosystem of Nepal. The event also shed light on the mission of empowering Nepalese women and girls in tech, with speakers sharing experiences and insights on leading and supporting their career development journey.
Delivering the keynote address, Anjani Phuyal, the Founder and Global CTO of Genese Solution, highlighted the organization’s mission of spreading awareness of cloud computing in the Nepalese tech space and its significance for businesses. As an AWS Ambassador since 2019 and the AWS User Group Nepal leader, he has guided the cloud community to organize meetups and webinars, conducting the first-ever AWS Community Day in Nepal in December 2022. With such initiatives, the tech professionals in Nepal have been learning, collaborating, and connecting with the global cloud community. These platforms offer opportunities for exploring partnerships, mentorship, and building a support network for Nepalese tech enthusiasts and professionals. Phuyal also discussed initiatives and programs like AWS Academy, which has immensely contributed to bridging the skill gap in academia and industry in the Nepalese tech landscape.
Pravesh Rijal, Head of the Quantitative Strategies Group at Cross River Bank, a leading American financial services company, shared his customer success story. He spoke about how Cross River Bank has been able to leverage the skills of Nepalese engineers to build innovative solutions. “Nepal as an outsourcing destination is very intriguing. I did not know of such opportunities in Nepal, but I have become a believer, thanks to Amazon and Genese. Going from a zero quant organization to one of the cutting edge quant desks in the US credit market was possible because of the engineering support of Amazon and Genese,” he stated. Another highlight was the session by Clara Cedena, Head of the Community Impact Program at AWS, which explored the importance of the mission to upskill Nepalese women and girls in tech. “It is our responsibility to make an impact, and as Amazonians, we stay true to our leadership principles, unleash the collective power of AWS Partner Network, AWS Learning Programs, and local APO Community Alliance Partners to uplift communities where we live and work,” she affirmed.
The event also delved into the journey of Nepal in building a more inclusive and equitable tech environment. The featured speakers presented and explored initiatives like Girls in Tech Nepal, Her Journey, and AWS User Group ‘She Can’. These programs and projects are instrumental in helping Nepalese girls and women upskill and build their careers through training and mentorship. Addressing the closing keynote, Bishnu Prasad Gautam, Acting Consul General of Nepal, said, “Our best reward is investing in our people and making them ready to cater to the global market needs competently.”
Genese Solution, together with AWS, has conducted similar events in different cities around the world. Phuyal, Genese’s Founder and Global CTO, stressed, “Programs like this are a testament to our unwavering commitment to raising awareness, driving positive change, and fostering growth in the Nepalese and global tech community. They play a pivotal role in building partnerships, promoting collaboration, and enabling the development of valuable skills within the tech industry.”