IT.biz 2010 to focus on growth in new areas

State IT Principal Secretary Ashok Kumar Manoli DH PhotoApart from traditional focus areas of growth, new discussion topics include Remote Infrastructure Management Service, Nuclear & Defence, IT in Aerospace, Clean Energy, Embedded Technology and Synergy of Ayurveda and IT.

“The booming small & medium businesses are major growth drivers for Indian IT story. This year, an additional focus is being given to MSME sector. STPI has invited 40 MSMEs from Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities to participate,” said State IT, BT and S&T Principal Secretary Ashok Kumar Manoli said.

The state is also looking at partnerships with foreign countries to create a product ecosystem in the State. As part of this, it is expected to sign an agreement with Israel’s Motimof to support joint research activities in various technologies.

Another highlight is “Vision 2020 Leadership Series” where high profile speakers would share thoughts on technology as an enabler. They would present their perspectives on existing scenario and take a peek into the future. There will be parallel tracks on how IT will impact the life of common man, animation and graphics, rural BPOs and special programme YESS for start-ups.

The government is planning to make networking easy using technology. “We have introduced InterlinX Partnering Tool which will help delegates upload and view profiles, apart from setting up meetings,” Manoli said. Three policies on ICT, hardware and animation to retain State’s number one spot will also be unveiled.

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