CII to host India IT Summit 2009 in Kerala next month

November 3rd, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Sanjaya Kochi, Nov 3 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will organise a two-day India IT Summit 2009 here next month, an initiative that is expected to accelerate growth of information technology (IT) in Kerala.
To begin Dec 10, the event themed “Changing Role of India in Global IT Business” will consist of three plenary sessions.

According to CII Kerala State Council chairman Sanjaya Mariwala, IT’s role is fast changing — from supporting business to transforming it.

“By holding the India IT Summit 2009 in Kerala, the state is getting national and international attention. CII is excited about this initiative, which will facilitate the accelerated growth of IT industry in Kerala,” said Mariwala.

V.K. Mathews, event convener and IBS group chairman, said the world expected the domestic IT industry to contribute more in the next decade.

“We need to meet this expectation by preparing for change. India IT Summit 2009 is the first major event to be held here to discuss the changing role of India in the global IT business, and gives a major advantage to Kerala’s IT Industry,” said Mathews.

Industry leaders who will address the sessions include Infosys chief executive and managing director S. Gopalakrishnan, British Airways chief information officer Paul Coby, former Nasscom president Kiran Karnik, Cognizant vice chairman Lakshmi Narayanan, Tata Consultancy chief financial officer and executive director S. Mahalingam, and Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K. Radhakrishnan.

The event is expected to be attended by over 400 delegates.

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