The Time is Now!
With India having built up a large and successful software industry, it is time to underpin it with high quality innovative research that creates new opportunities for the industry. This requires concerted effort by companies to invest in the right people and create the environment in which they can flourish. It also requires computing professionals to be willing to abandon the safety of known technologies and look for new solutions to problems that may mean overturning accepted practices. Research has risks and there will inevitably be failures; despite that, the intellectual rewards can be substantial. It is for industry to ensure that these intellectual achievements are converted into new technologies.