Technopark is organising Kerala IT.Com 2008 and National e-Governance Programme (NeGP) Advocacy Conference from March 13 to 15 at the Park Centre, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram.
Kerala IT.Com 2008 will be inaugurated by Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan on March 13 at 3 p.m. Kerala – The IT Destination Hub is the theme for Kerala IT.Com. IT Secretaries of various state governments, IT policy makers and decision makers from the Government of India, state governments, industry associations and various other departments of the government will be attending.
The NeGP seminar at Kerala IT.Com will focus on factors like service delivery infrastructure and capacity building, Kerala success stories and challenges, IT Education, Infrastructure and Best Practices. The exhibition will have over 100 major IT companies showcasing their products and services.
COmpanies like Infosys, Wipro, IBS, NIIT, C-DAC, Sun-Tec, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, Intel, Sybase, Computer Associates, CMC, HP, 3i Infotech, DOEACC, K2 and Dell are expected to participate in panel discussions, presentations and .
The event is supported by Department Of Information & Technology, Government Of India and the Kerala State IT Mission as part of creating increased awareness for the State as a preferred IT destination.
There will be presentations and discussions on IT Best Practice, IT Infrastructure, Kerala Success Stories and Challenges, IT Education in Kerala and Common Service Center. S Gopalakrishnan, CEO of Infosys will be addressing the conference on IT Vision 2020.
Sounds good. When I heard Kerala IT.com, something like Bangalore IT came to my mind. Later I learnt that Kerala IT.com does not even have a website of its own. (keralait.com domain is owned and parked by someone else.).
Let us not forget AK Antony’s GIM (Global Investors Meet) exercises, which wasa given much publicity and didn’t turn out beneficial for the state as hyped.
Anyway, all the best for the programmes and hope that, the event will get more visibility and would help attract more companies and investors to Kerala.