Monday, October 29, 2007

Bangalore IT show takes off today

Bangalore IT show takes off today

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: It promises to be bigger and grander this year. Over 200 top information technology companies, 60 of them global majors, will converge for, arguably Asia’s largest IT and telecom annual event, to take off at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre here on Monday. The four-day event will go on till November 1.

Companies whose expertise range from software and services to telecom and ITES, e-learning and hardware to semiconductor and infrastructure, will showcase their products and services, said Karnataka IT and BT Secretary M.N. Vidyashankar.

Billed as the IT gateway to Asia, the 10th edition of will see the participation of delegates from over 20 countries, including the United States, Germany, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Korea, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Many firsts

Here is why this year’s event is bound to be different: for the first time the event’s focus has been shifted from being Bangalore-centric to leveraging the unique Information and Communication Technology ecosystem of the city and positioning it as the “Gateway to Asia”. Symbolic of that is the event’s new venue, away from the Palace Grounds that hosted all the previous editions. will have about 100 conferences featuring over 75 international and national speakers, including CEOs and vertical experts. “The number of participants gives a clear indication of the interest and relevance of for the industry,” said Mr. Vidyashankar.

NASSCOM president Som Mittal has more to say about’s evolution as a significant event for the industry. He said: “While it first started as a Karnataka Government initiated event, now has truly become a partnership between industry, academia and the Government.

The theme “Gateway to Asia” represents the evolving global aspirations of the industry.”

Soon after its launch by Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur on Monday at 11 a.m., will get serious with sessions on Embedded Software, Business IT Infrastructure, Industry-Academia Collaboration, Security and Storage issues in the Domestic Market, and Quality in Education and Development.


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