'Bangalore IT.in 2007' attracts 200 top IT companies

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Bangalore, Oct 25 (UNI) More than 200 top IT companies, including 60 global majors will showcase their products and services in BangaloreIT.in, Asia's biggest IT and telecom annual event, from October 29 to November one.

Addressing a press conference here today, Karnataka IT and BT Secretary M N Vidyashankar said the event would be held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre.

Delegates from over 20 countries including the US, Germany, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Korea, Japan and the UK would participate in the tenth edition of the event, billed as 'the IT gateway to Asia'.

The companies drawn from software and services, telecom, ITeS and e-learning, hardware, semiconductor and infrastructure providers would set up their stalls in the event, he said.

For the first time, the event's focus was shifted from being Bangalore-centric to leveraging the unique ICT ecosystem of the city and positioning it as the 'Gateway to Asia'.

About 100 conferences would be held and over 75 international and national speakers, including CEOs and vertical experts, would address them.

''The number of participants give a clear indication of the relevance of BangaloreIT.in for the industry,'' he said.

In his message NASSCOM President Som Mittal said BangaloreIT.in had evolved into a significant event for the industry. ''Though, initially it was a Karnataka Government initiative, it has become a partnership between industry, academia and the government. The theme 'Gateway to Asia' represents the evolving global aspirations of the industry,'' he added.


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