Based on a recent report by Nasscom and AT Kearney on 50 locations in the country, which had assessed Lucknow as a challenger, the best category after the top 7 existing IT destinations, the initiative will try to bring forth the fact that it has all the requisite qualities necessary for setting it up as an IT-BPO hub: availability of abundant talent, good social infrastructure, excellent quality of life and lower cost of living and operations.
As part of the initiative, Nasscom is planning to provide an interactive platform for the industry, the state government and the academia to discuss and strategize a roadmap for Lucknow to emerge as a premier IT-BPO destination in a conference on August 30. While the state government would be represented by senior government officials, the chairman and the president of NASSCOM would also be present at the meet along with CEOs of several IT-BPO companies.
Talking to FE, Jayant Krishna, principal consultant of TCS said that an effective public-private partnership is required to enable the city top gear up for a fast track development leading to its emergence as an IT-BPO hub. The state government, the industry and the Nasscom need to work together hand-in-hand to turn this vision into a reality, he added.