UT to host e-Revolution conclave from August 2
A TWO-DAY IT conclave, ‘e-Revolution,’ hosted by the Chandigarh administration in partnership with Haryana and Punjab governments and Nasscom will be organised here on August 2 - 3. Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, Punjab IT minister, said on Wednesday that the development of IT in the region is based on co-operation among the states and not on competition. Manjit Brar, director, IT, Chandigarh, said ‘e-Revolution’ has emerged as an important annual event for the IT industry in the country. It not only helps in showcasing the IT capabilities of the tri-city, but also provides opportunity to local entrepreneurs to network with the industry leaders, he added. This year’s IT conclave will have as its theme ‘Achieving excellence through a 360o approach,’ on the first day, while on the second day the theme will be ‘Entrepreneur: Innovation is the future.’ The Chandigarh administration, Haryana and Punjab governments, and the Software Technology Park of India (STPI) are the major partners of conclave, in which Nasscom, Band of Angels, The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), Indian Venture Capital Association, Chandigarh IT Club and the Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh (SPIC) will be associates. V S Kundu, director, IT, Haryana, and MD, HARTRON, said Haryana continues to be one of the largest exporters of software in the country, and major infrastructure developments have been planned to give a boost to the industry. He said the emphasis is on upgrading the education system using educational satellite and enhancement of soft skills, besides facilitating growth of IT sector in the areas around Chandigarh. R K Verma, director, IT, Punjab, and MD, Punjab Infotech, informed that a headway has been made in developing Mohali district as an IT hub. Dr Sanjay Tyagi, additional director, STPI, Mohali, said last financial year saw the growth of SMEs in the region, with exports touching Rs 594 crore.