“Combination of female leadership, startup ethos could lead to an inclusive industry”: Prianca Ravichander

Prianca Ravichander

Spotlight on Women in Tech | TelecomDrive.com

Prianca Ravichander, CMO, Tecnotree, speaks with Zia Askari from TelecomDrive.com about a number of topics including – female leadership, today’s innovation landscape and how it can change the future ahead.

Prianca believes that if the telecommunications industry is led by women and embraced a startup culture, it could experience a surge in innovation and agility, fostering an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives are valued.

What’s been one of your favourite tech innovations in the last year?

One of the coolest innovations in the past year could be the development of self-driving technology reaching new milestones, such as improved autonomous vehicles navigating complex urban environments or advancements in drones for various applications like delivery, surveillance, and disaster response, all powered by embedded AI algorithms that enable real-time decision-making and navigation. These innovations showcase the potential for transformative changes in transportation and logistics driven by AI.

Another cool innovation in the past year could be the integration of AI in healthcare diagnostics and personalized medicine. AI-powered systems have demonstrated remarkable accuracy in detecting diseases from medical imaging data, analyzing genetic information for tailored treatment plans, and even predicting patient outcomes.

These advancements hold the potential to revolutionize healthcare by providing more precise diagnoses and treatments, ultimately improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.

What is one trend you foresee will change up the tech world in the next year?

I think that in the next year the application of AI, connectivity and new IoT developments to Sustainable Technologies: Continued advancements in renewable energy, eco-friendly materials, and sustainable practices may drive significant progress toward mitigating climate change and promoting environmental conservation.

Continued research and development in quantum computing could lead to breakthroughs in solving complex problems, optimizing supply chains, advancing drug discovery, and revolutionizing cryptography, ushering in a new era of computing capabilities.

Progress in bioengineering and biotechnology, such as gene editing, synthetic biology, and regenerative medicine, may lead to transformative developments in healthcare, agriculture, and environmental sustainability, offering solutions to pressing global challenges and improving quality of life.


What is a dream brand you would like to work with, and why?

Collaboration between Tecnotree, Tecnotree Moments, Starlink, X.com and Tesla Motors could yield significant benefits. By combining Tecnotree’s telecommunications expertise with Starlink’s satellite internet service, enhanced connectivity solutions could be provided to remote areas.

Integrating Tecnotree Moments’ digital platform with X.com and Tesla’s products could offer seamless digital experiences, including in-car and mobile entertainment, personalized and predictive care services. Furthermore, joint efforts could lead to innovative IoT solutions, such as smart vehicle management systems.

Leveraging Starlink’s network and Tesla’s customer base could facilitate expansion into new markets and scalable business models with the Tecnotree platform. Additionally, alignment with Tesla’s sustainability initiatives could drive joint efforts to promote green technology solutions. In summary, this collaboration could create synergies, drive innovation, and contribute to global connectivity and sustainability efforts.

If you could change one thing in the industry, what would it be?

If the telecommunications industry were led by women and embraced a startup culture, it could experience a surge in innovation and agility. Women leaders often bring empathy and collaborative leadership styles to the table, fostering an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives are valued.

This emphasis on empathy could lead to a greater understanding of customer needs and preferences, resulting in more customer-centric solutions. A startup culture with faster decision-making processes and a focus on customer experience, the industry could adapt more quickly to market trends and deliver innovative services tailored to meet evolving demands.

Additionally, women in leadership roles may prioritize diversity and inclusion initiatives, creating opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds to contribute their talents and ideas. A startup culture will disrupt the regulated spectrum license controls and price fixations that can open up the industry based on free market and supply and demand dynamics.

This combination of female leadership and startup ethos could lead to a dynamic and inclusive industry, driving rapid advancements and positively impacting both the industry and society.

And finally, if you could invent any piece of technology, what would it be?

I think the mobile devices industry is ripe for change with the advancements in technologies such as 5G connectivity, embedded artificial intelligence, augmented reality, projection technology and foldable displays are opening up new possibilities for mobile devices, leading to the development of innovative features and form factors.

The smartphone and tablet market has become saturated in many regions, leading to intense competition among manufacturers. As a result, companies are seeking new ways to differentiate their products and attract consumers.

Consumer preferences are shifting towards devices that offer augmented intelligence capabilities improving human performance at all levels and that “free the hands”. Hands-free interaction with mobile devices would unlock new creative possibilities, allowing users to express themselves through voice commands, full-range gestures, or other intuitive and subtle expressions as inputs.

The concept for our mobile device for the future will be centered around our human capabilities not the way it is today where our human faculties are fixated on the mobile devices we have. Our mobile device will be for both remote and enhanced phygital engagements, promoting inclusivity, and facilitating more natural and engaging communications, ultimately making us more social and connected in our interactions with others.