With over two decades of experience in core technology companies, Ankush Deshpande has proven himself across a range of niche industries as well as global interests. The Indian-based company he cofounded with Manjunath Hanasi is poised to take bot technology – arguably, the app of the future – on a rocket ride over the next few years. Here, he sits...

While bots are helping consumers choose everything from the right square-footage rooms for hotels to the best niche medical practitioners, many people aren’t aware of the technology’s governmental applications. Simpragma has been helping the Indian government implement bots to streamline its welfare programs for senior citizens, farmers, widows, a...