Chandigarh has high IT potential: Nasscom

Chandigarh, July 19 | Updated: Jul 20 2006, 05:30am hrs
E-Revolution 2006, is likely to strengthen the prospects of Chandigarh as the next IT hub as Nasscom is taking a special initiative to focus on the regions IT potential.

Addressing the first e-Revolution last year, Nasscom chief Kiran Karnik had emphatically said, We have identified Chandigarh as a high-potential IT destination. This years session shall further prepare the roadmap for creating value in the business ecosystem that could boost to the IT sector.

Gen. (retd) SF Rodrigues, governor of Punjab and administrator union territory, Chandigarh, will inaugurate the conclave with Punjab chief minister Amrinder Singh, SK Sandhu, secretary IT, UT Chandigarh, Kiran Karnik, president, Nasscom, and Omkar Rai, STPI, shall address over 300 delegates, on developing a collaborative model for IT development in the region.

The second plenary session on The changing business eco-system and flattening of organisation will be chaired by Sujit Bakshi, president corporate affairs, Tech Mahindra. The other panellists include Romi Malhotra, Dell India head; Deepak Ghaisas, CEO, Iflex Solutions; Arun Seth, CEO, BT Worldwide and Mohan Das Pai.

New thinking about innovation: making changes work for you is the theme for the third session and will be moderated by Vivek Atray, DPR, UT Chandigarh. Srinivas Polysetty, innovative head, CSC India; Dan Sandhu, CEO, Vertex; Vibhu Sharma, director, R&D Quark and Proffessor Bapna, ex-director (CITIR), ISB Hyderabad will be the other panel members.

The post lunch session will focus on effective strategy for emerging companies, with Sanjeev Bikchandani, CEO, Naukri.Com; Alok Mittal, country head, Canaan Partners; Praveen Karkariya, CEO, Impetus Technologies and Pradeep Gupta, CMD, Cyber Media as the members of the panel. Pratap Aggarwal, CEO, IDS, Infotech will moderate the session.

The fifth and the last session of the day will be on the emerging opportunities in new growth areas. To be moderated by Sameer Jain, CEO, NetSolution, with Tarun Upadhyay, chief software architect, IndusLogic; Simarprit Singh, CEO, Compare infobase and Puneet Vatsayan , CEO, Mobera Systems. NS Kalsi, md, Punjab Infotech, shall round up the days proceedings.