Bangalore IT.Biz 2009: Karnataka IT Export Awards 2008-09


“Participation better this time, says govt Curtains Come Down On Bangalore IT.Biz 2009”.

Bangalore: Bangalore, which ended on Friday, saw 630 companies, 760 delegates, 5,500 business visitors, 110 speakers and 92 exhibitors participating.

It had 8 countries, with Chile as country partner to the event, and 8 states including Assam and Orissa venturing out to find partners in the forum.

The government said the participation was better than that in the last year. “We received about 100 applications from SMEs to present their companies at the event, out of which 46 held meetings here to discuss their propositions,” Ashok Kumar Manoli, principal secretary in the state’s IT department said. “Our focus this year was towards attracting pure IT companies. We also kept in mind that the crowd that came to the exhibition would primarily comprise of prospective business clients.” He added that the primary objective was to add value to the participants by responding to the current needs of the industry, which included focus on emerging sectors, opportunity to garner more business, knowledge enhancement and networking, especially in the backdrop of global slowdown.

The highlight on each day was the Vision 2020 Leadership Series that had industry giants Nandan Nilekani, chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India, Padmasree Warrior, chief technology officer, Cisco Sytems and Praveen Vishakantaiah, country head, Intel Technologies addressing the audience on growth and challenges in their respective fields.

The event, which was focussed on taking IT to the masses, was driven by conferences, unlike in the early years where the exhibition played an equally big role.

Karnataka IT Export Awards 2008-09

High growth small and medium business units

1. McMI Systems 2. Acropetal Technologies

Star performer of STPI incubation

Dreamajax Technologies

Highest percentage of women employer (IT company with greater than 1,000 employees)

Target Corporation India

Highest percentage of women employer (ITeS company with greater than 1,000 employees)

Ernst & Young

Best performer in ITeS (ITeS exports greater than Rs 500 crore)

Infosys BPO

ITeS exports greater than Rs 500 crore

1. Fidelity Business Services India 2. Dell Inetrnational Services India

Software exports greater than Rs 1,000 crore

1. Tata Consultancy Services 2. IBM India

Electronic hardware exports greater than Rs 5,000 crore

American Power Conversion India Wipro

Star IT performer of Karnataka

Infosys Technologies