Chandigarh August 6:The fourth edition of the two-day mega IT event, eRevolution 2008 opens tomorrow at Hotel Taj, with the collective initiative of the Governments of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Administration, along with the Software Technology Parks of India, Nasscom, Indian Angels Network, The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), and Young Indians (Yi)
Gen (retd) S.F. Rodrigues, Governor of Panjab shall formally inaugurate the conclave which will be focussing on “The Changing Landscape: Creating new Trends and Opportunities”, with Nasscom President Mr. Som Mittal, and Nasscom Chairman Mr. Ganesh Natrajan kicking off the deliberations with their keynote presentations.
The first day is devoted to Nasscom’s agenda for companies in the region to congregate and discuss performance management issues, share best practices and build strategies for ensuring performance excellence
Mr. Mohit Rana, Principal Consultant, A.T. Kearney, shall be presenting the findings of Nasscom-A.T. Kearney’s recent study of IT-BPO industry in the country which has classified Chandigarh region including Mohali and Panchkula, as the “challenger” locations in India as an attractive location for the IT industry.
Speaking about the attractiveness of Chandigarh as a location, Ms. Sangeeta Gupta, VP, NASSCOM said “We are very pleased to see Chandigarh as one of the locations within the Challenger category. This is a reinforcement of the industry’s presence and confidence in the location. As the industry steadily moves ahead towards its defined objective of USD 60 billion in exports by 2010, there is a pressing need to expand the industry beyond the top 7 locations, and the next segment i.e. challengers, present this opportunity to the industry”.
“Chandigarh, with its neighboring townships offers an excellent opportunity for the industry, and through E-revolution 2008, we are looking at highlighting how to create value in the business ecosystem, for companies who are either present, or are exploring entering this market. We are hopeful that this combined initiative by NASSCOM and Chandigarh Administration will go a long way in establishing the city as a potential hub for the IT industry in India”, she added.
The keynote session on Leadership Insight would feature Navyug Mohnot, CEO of QAI and Rajiv Gupta of HCL BPO, while Sunil Goyal Country Head of Sopra India, Amit Bhatia of Aspire CSC, Mukesh, founder & CEO of QA Infotech would discuss the creation of ecosystem for sustaining IT talent under the chairmanship of Infosys site director Sameer Goyal.
Later a panel discussion on next generation internet services to be chaired by Puneet Vatsayan, CEO of Mobera Systems and member of Indian Angels Network, shall have Sriram, CEO & Founder of Iridium Interactive, Rohit Mahajan of Saviance, and Harish Behl.
As per NASSCOM, the Indian IT-BPO industry (including domestic market) recorded an overall growth of 28%, clocking revenues of USD 52 billion in FY07-08, up from USD 39.6 billion in FY06-07.
The software and services exports segment grew by 29% (in USD) to register revenues of USD 40.4 billion in FY07-08, up from USD 31.4 billion in FY06-07. The domestic segment grew by 26% (in INR) to register revenues of USD 11.6 billion in FY07-08.
Within the export segment, IT services exports have grown by 28% (in USD) to clock revenues of USD 23.1 billion; while BPO exports are up by 30% (in USD) registering revenues of USD 10.9 billion. Engineering services and products exports clocked revenues of USD 6.4 billion, growing at 29% (in USD) in FY 07 -08. The survey also projects that the overall software and services revenues will grow by ~ 21-24% to touch ~ USD 62-64 billion in FY08-09.