‘Govt. is there to support the industry monetarily provided the company should have a unique idea with proper documentation & presentation. It is time to act on mantra ‘Think Global; Act Local’ . We have to look beyond the boundaries.’ – Sanjay Malhotra Secretary DOIT, Govt. of Rajasthan.
Electronics and Software Export Promotion Council (Govt. of India) organized seminar and Road Show on “ICT Export Initiatives and India IT show 2013” at Hotel Jaipur Palace on 22nd May. Shri Sanjay Malhotra, Secretary DOIT, Govt. Of Rajasthan, was the Chief Guest, Mr. DK Sareen, ED, was the main speaker. Mr. A.K. Gupta, ESC Chairman, Rajasthan Chapter, welcomed all the guests.
INDIA IT SHOW, India’s premier IT event, which is supported by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, will have many new facets. Innovation and value addition to software solutions are the main thrust of the show, where around 150 Indian IT firms will display their cutting edge solutions and products. This year INDIA SOFT event will happen in Mumbai on 28th and 29th November, 2013 and it is expected to be attended by 400 foreign delegates from over 60 countries.
The delegates from developed countries including representatives of large companies will assess advantages of entering into long term agreements with Indian companies for meeting their IT needs viz a viz the IT units in their own companies. The delegates from developing and least developed countries, who form a major part of the total delegates will explore the possibilities for entering into long term relationships with the Indian exhibitors in areas like ERP, legal outsourcing, e governance , BPO, KPO, Cloud computing, Big Data Management, Mobile Application Services, etc.
Informing about the various initiatives taken by the Govt to support ICT in state, Shri Sanjay Malhotra, Secretary, DOIT, Rajasthan Govt, said, that ‘The state Govt has mandated 3% of the budget of every dept towards ICT and e-governance initiatives. We have started IT parks in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur and many SMEs are working here in various domains. Insisting on the need to be proactive and innovative, Shri Malhotra added, ‘‘Govt. is there to support the industry monetarily provided the company should have a unique idea with proper documentation & presentation. It is time to act on mantra ‘Think Global; Act Local’ . We have to look beyond the boundaries.Recently we have launched a training policy which will assisting the industry with the training needs for KPO, BPO, etc. ” He welcomed the efforts of ESC and stated that the Govt supported ESC proactively in hosting their Flagship IT show- INDIASOFT 2010 in March 2010 in Jaipur.
Talking about the importance of INDIA SOFT, Mr. Sareen, ED, ESC, said “The event is designed to project IT capabilities of the companies present especially in Tier 2 & 3 cities, as they are keen to work with their counter parts in new and emerging markets. The event will also highlight the unmatchable quality software and services of the Indian Software Industry.”
Throwing light upon the worrisome situation created for Indian Software Industry, Mr. Sareen said, that ‘90% of Software Exports of India is with US; whereas Japan which is 2nd largest IT market, India’s contribution is only 2%. ‘He also insisted that there tremendous potential of growth in unorthodox markets like Latin America, SAARC, Middle East, etc.
Talking about how the event had benefited Kamtech Associates, Mr. A.K. Gupta, Chairman ESC, Rajasthan chapter, said ‘Our Company signed many deals during the event. ESC is a platform wherein representatives of govt, private sector, NGOs of various countries like Argentina, Brazil, Singapore, New Zealand,etc. come and technical know-how is exchanged.’
Mr. Somendra Harsh, Vice Chairman, Rajasthan ESC council, while giving Vote of thanks requested state Government to consider reimbursement of Exhibition charges in such events to the local IT companies as being done by Gujarat and MP.