Kerala IT eyes more investment from CeBIT India

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Thiruvanathapuram, Nov 12: Emerging as a key player in attracting IT investments to India, Kerala has been instrumental in bringing world's largest mega B2B professional IT event, the CeBIT, to India, with an aim of attracting more IT investment to the state.

At CeBIT India 2014, to be held in Bengaluru Nov 12-14, the delegation will make a detailed presentation on the major ongoing and envisaged projects of the three IT parks in Kerala.

Kerala, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh state partners at CeBIT India 2014

Though the maiden edition of the CeBIT is hosted by Bengaluru, Kerala, along with Odisha and Uttar Pradesh, is a state partner for the event which is a platform for all major IT and ITES companies from across the world to showcase their innovations, products and services.

Nearly 30,000 buyers, both international and domestic, will be attending the event.

Kerala IT is represented at CeBIT India 2014 by the high-level officials from the Information Technology Department, including the CEOs of the state's IT parks - Mr Hrishikesh Nair of Infopark in Kochi, Mr K G Girish Babu of Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram and Mr Ajith Kumar Pillai of Cyberpark - and Mr S Ramnath, the Managing Director of the Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure Limited (KSITIL).

Kerala has been a regular participant at the CeBIT for the past 19 years and a key partner of CeBIT's Hannover and Australia editions. Kerala was the only state sponsor from India at CeBIT Australia 2013.

What the Infopark CEO Hrishikesh Nair says?

"Our long-term association with the IT event is expected to fetch us more business investment opportunities from across the globe, especially Europe," said Infopark Chief Executive Officer Hrishikesh Nair.

"The key objective of the delegation is to facilitate an interaction between IT solution providers from Kerala and foreign companies and help them understand market expectations", he said.

The central theme of CeBIT India "New Perspectives in IT Business" will cover the trends that are shaping up the IT industry today, including social media, big data and cloud. A unique initiative to connect start-ups with potential investors will also be featured in the event.

The delegation from Kerala will make a detailed presentation on the major ongoing and proposed projects of the three IT parks the state. The team will also highlight the cost-effectiveness, the availability of a large talent pool and the government support enjoyed by IT businesses in the state.

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