Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy and telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Avaya CEO met Ravi Shankar PrasadRavi Shankar Prasad, India’s minister of telecommunications and information technology, recently asked Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy to take an active role in the Digital India vision.

They discussed the role of telecommunication technologies and services in accelerating the reach of digital services to the most remote regions in the country and to accelerate the transformation of the country.

Avaya R&D hubs in Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Pune generate 12 percent of the company’s global patents annually.

The R&D hubs in India own the innovation cycle for an important portion of the Avaya strategic solutions.

The acquisition of KnoahSoft, a Hyderabad-based software company, is an example of the Avaya strategy to identify those companies with capabilities that complement and enhance its solutions anywhere in the world.

Avaya has its largest R&D centers in India, one of which is in Hyderabad.

Avaya hosted its third annual CXO India Summit in Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, which brought together 50 of the country’s top CXOs with Avaya executives for sessions and discussions focused on innovation and digital transformation.

Caption: Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s Minister of Communications and information technology, Kevin J Kennedy, CEO of Avaya, Vishal Agrawal, managing director Indi and SAARC, Nidal Abou-Ltaif, president of Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia-Pacific, Avaya Inc.