e-Revolution 2008, a major IT conference was held in Chandigarh in association with NASSCOM, TiE, and INA. It was a unique platform for the State governments and UT Administration to address the common agenda, creating value in the business ecosystems for IT industry.
Chandigarh is fast emerging as India’s new IT hub. The tri-city comprising Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali is all set to be the next Silicon Valley. Chandigarh Administration has been making a conscious effort to promote Chandigarh in the Knowledge Sector and the city has seen a rapid increase in activities in the field of IT Services.
Some of the famous young personalities, who recently made a big success in their business, shared their experience and discussed future potential of IT growth in the city during this event. Mukesh Sharma, Chief Executive Officer at QA InfoTech was invited as a panel speaker on the topic, “Creating an ecosystem for sustaining IT talent”. QA InfoTech is an autonomous QA and Testing company established in 2003 with less than five testing experts, and today it is a 350+ strong outfit. Mr. Sharma put forth the innovative idea of driving innovation from the base of the pyramid before reaching the top. Developing the ecosystem would enable the companies to decrease risk of innovation and cost of sustaining innovation, increase learning cycles and diversity of innovators, said Mr. Sharma. He also added that city requires a distinct differentiator whether in terms of its incubation facilities, or for its excellent entrepreneurship opportunities, or for its patents that can be filed from this region. The co-panel speakers were Mr. Sunil Goyal, Country Head, Sopra and Mr. Amit Bhatia.
The conference witnessed a high level of participation from noted CEOs and regional heads of top IT companies. The industry leaders endorsed the State’s holistic strategy to create a favourable ecosystem for IT, which focuses on the four pillars of infrastructure, human resources, policy framework and investor relations.