Bangalore, Aug 20: The Department of IT, BT, Science and Technology, Govt of Karnataka and STPI Bangalore, MM Activ and Events Ten, on Tuesday, Aug 19 announced the launch of BangaloreIT.biz - the new avatar of bangaloreit.in, as the platform for pure unadulterated business, here in Bangalore, the IT capital of India.
This will be the eleventh edition of India's flagship ICT event and will be held at the Palace Grounds on November 6th, 7th and 8th. Bangalore IT.biz will focus on creating a meaningful B2B platform for the industry to promote partnerships and forge alliances with leading players in domestic and international markets. The conference tracks will feature high profile national and international speakers.
The Exhibition will have dedicated business hours during which large sections of IT users will be invited to visit the Exhibition.
The event will include workshops&round tables, a CEO Conclave and a Power Golf tourney. Leading ICT countries like USA, Germany, Japan, Australia, Singapore have confirmed their participation. Latin American countries like Mexico and Chile have also confirmed their presence in BangaloreIT.biz and many other countries like Russia are also expected to confirm their participation.
Speaking on the Launch of BangaloreIT.biz, Shri Ashok Kumar C.
Manoli, Principal Secretary to Govt., Department of IT, BT and S and T, Govt. of Karnataka, said, 'Over the last 15 years Bangalore has been the cynosure for outsourced IT Services, product R and D and software development in India for a host of domestic and international companies, across the globe. On the same lines, bangaloreit.com and bangaloreit.in has become one of the most important IT event for the industry since the last 10 years. We have repositioned the event as BangaloreIT.biz from this year.
Keeping in mind the traffic conditions due to the infrastructure developments happening in Bangalore, we have shifted the venue to Palace Grounds. We propose to host the conferences as well as the exhibition/trade-fair at the same location to avoid commuting for the delegates, speakers, participants&press. The hosts are the Government of Karnataka and STPI, we have also roped in India Semiconductor Association (ISA) and Manufacturer's Association for Information Technology (MAIT) to provide more depth to the event.'
The 3-day conference will include emerging opportunities for ICT in Green Technologies, IT Manufacturing, e-security, e-governance, health care, education and a round table discussion on the Rural IT Policy. Two unique subjects have been taken-up for discussions'IT in the Nation's Internal Security and the role of IT in Sports.' This year the event will focus on B2B, to give the SMB and start-ups the opportunity and environment to interact with participants and exhibitors for business and collaborations. With the IT and BPO exports estimated to touch US 40.3 billion dollars and the domestic to touch US 11.5 billion dollars in 2008 (NASSCOM) there's immense scope from business. Karnataka, especially Bangalore has the potential to take a large stake from the exploding software products markets, which is estimated to touch US 537 billion dollars in FY 2015 from the current US 294 billion dollars. India clearly is poised to emerge as a key player in the rapidly growing software products arena in the next four or five years.' he said.
The Chief Guest for the launch Shri N. R. Narayana Murthy - Chairman of the Board and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies Limited, said, 'The Indian IT sector is flourishing and BangaloreIT.biz will definitely play a crucial role in nurturing that growth by giving the industry a platform for collaborations and partnerships. The focus this year is clearly on B2B' it is imperative for the companies to meet across the table and conduct business at length. BangaloreIT.biz will provide just that business environment for expressing, exchanging and empowering' which is the theme of the event this year. Besides, I'm sure that the industry will be happy to know that the venue is Palace Grounds.' STPI, Bangalore, Director Smt. R. Rajalakshmi, said, 'this year the emphasis is going to be purely on B2B. We want BangaloreIT.biz to be a world-class platform for the ICT industry. A platform for the industry to converge&facilitate them to meet, interact, explore possibilities and morph that into potential businesses. We are working closely with the government, companies and industry bodies to make this a successful event.
This year we have two sets of awards being presented' for the first time ever we will have an STPI Export Awards for outstanding performance and contribution in the ICT industry and the BangaloreIT.biz Excellence awards for outstanding participants of BangaloreIT.biz. A Bangalore IT Power Golf Tourney has also been organised at the Eagleton Golf Club, where over 100 CEOs from the IT sector take part.'