CBN or not, a whole lot of heavy-duty stuff continues to happen in town on IT. And here is what appears to be the heaviest yet.
The Information Technology and Communications Department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, in association with the Dubai World Trade Center, is hosting the 6th GITEX India 2007 from 9th to 11th January, at various venues of the city. On this occasion, conferences, seminars and workshops will be organised by various industry associations such as HYSEA, NASSCOM, CII and ELIAP on emerging topics including animation, HR, telecom & broadband technologies, and eGovernance.
GITEX India brings together leading Indian and global IT players on a single platform, for companies specializing in IT products and an ideal forum for developing business relationships with key decision-makers, senior officials and IT professionals from both the public and private sector. Since its inception in 2002, GITEX India has been growing every year.
The 5th edition of GITEX India 2006 attracted 50,000 trade visitors and over 140 companies exhibited their software & hardware products & services from around the world including USA, UK, China, Russia, Malaysia and India.
The detailed list of seminars and conferences is as under:
9th January at HICC, Madhapur
9:30am to 7:00pm - Seminar on Animation And Gaming. Panel members and speakers are Kiran Karnik, President, NASSCOM; B Ramalinga Raju, Chairman, NASSCOM; K Ratna Prabha, Principal Secy. to IT & C Dept, Government of Andhra Pradesh; Ameet Nivsarkar, NASSCOM; Biren Ghose, CEO, Kahani; Ronnie Screwala, CEO, UTV; Rajesh Sawhney, President, Reliance Entertainment; Tapaas Chakravati, MD & CEO, DQ Entertainment; Ashish Kulkarni, CEO, Anirights; A K Madhavan, CEO, Crest Communications; Venkatesh Roddam, CEO, Nipuna Services; Rajesh Rao, CEO, Dhruva Interactive; Quentin Staes-Polet, Founder, Kreeda Entertainment, and others.
10th January at CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Center, Madhapur
9:15am to 4:50pm - CII Conference On Telecom & Broadband. Panel members and speakers are Dr. G Vivekanand, Chairman - CII, Andhra Pradesh, & Managing Director, Visaka Industries Ltd; Ramesh Datla, Past Chairman – CII Andhra Pradesh, & MD – ELICO Ltd; K Ratna Prabha, IAS, Principal Secretary, IT & C Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh; Nripendra Misra, Chairperson, TRAI; B V R Mohan Reddy, Chairman & MD, Infotech Enterprises Ltd; Andrew Dinsley, First Secretary (Trade & Investment), UK Trade & Investment; K Rosaiah, Minister for Finance, Planning, Health, Medical & Family Welfare, Legislative Affairs and Small Savings, and other speakers.
10th January at NAC Auditorium, Hitex, Madhapur
2:00pm to 5:00pm - A short seminar on "Capacity Building In IT & ITES: Challenges And Opportunities For Entrepreneurs". Panel members are Major General R S Chhatwal, Director General, Amity Jaipur Campus; Prof Ghanta Subba Rao, SCIO, Govt of AP; Meera Shenoy, World Bank Consultant, and Director, EGMM (Employment Generation & Marketing Mission); Jeffrey W Merriman, OKI (Open Knowledge Initiative), Boston, USA; C S R Prabhu, Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre.
11th January at the Auditorium of Dr MCRHRD Institute, Road No. 25, Jubilee Hills
9:00am to 5:15pm - Seminar on "DOST India – District Online Smart Transaction". Panel members and speakers are K Ratna Prabha, Principal Secretary, IT & C, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh; Rajeev Ratan Shah, Member Secretary, Planning Commission; N Harinarayana, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh; P Raghuveer, Addl. Secretary (egov), Govt. of AP; R Chandrasekhar, IAS, Addl. Secy (eGov), DIT Revamping Delivery System; Dayachari, DG, MCRHRDI; Suman, District Collector, Kerala; Dr Gairola, DG NIC, New Delhi; Dinesh Tyagi – IL & FS, New Delhi; Vikas Kanungo – Chairman & Secretary General, The SPeG; Sanjay Dubey, District Magistrate, Jabalpur, MP, and more.
11th January at HICC, Madhapur
9:30am to 5:15pm - Seminar on Animation And Gaming. Panel members and speakers are Shiraz Akmal, Corporate VP – Operations, THQ Inc; Aditya Tripathi, Vice President Lifestyle, Discovery Communications; Oindrila Ghosh, Head Programming, Turner International; Nachiket Pantvadiya, Director, Production & Programming, Walt Disney; Rajesh Rao, CEO, Dhruva Interactive; Ajay Khanna, Country Manager, EA; Tony Garcia, CEO, FXLabs USA; Vivek Kulkarni, Product Manager Xbox 360, Microsoft; Jayant Sharma, Chairman & CEO, Milestone Interactive Software; Chris Whaley, President, R2Z Games; Rajesh Jog, Waygate Capital; Rahul Khanna, Director, Clearstone Venture Advisors, and others.
The entry to these conferences and seminars is only by registrations at the venue on the days of the seminar. For further details, please contact K Ratna Prabha, Principal Secretary, IT & C, at 2345-6401.