KOCHI: Kerala’s abundant talent pool, world class IT infrastructure and low operational costs became the eye-catcher at the ongoing CeBIT India in Bengaluru.
Infopark chief executive officer (CEO) Hrishikesh Nair made a detailed presentation on the IT investment opportunities in the state in front of 10,000-odd participants of the expo.
Highlighting Kerala as an emerging IT investment destination in the country at a special session, Nair invited industry leaders to partner with the state in further developing the IT infrastructure facilities here.
“Apart from having highly-skilled workforce, the state has developed state-of-the-art IT infrastructure to cater to the needs of the IT companies from across the world. We have many more projects in hand including the `2500 crore second phase of Infopark,” the Infopark chief executive officer said during the presentation.
Dignitaries, including Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah, Andreas Gruchow, member of board, Deutsche Messe AG; Mehul Shah, managing director, HMFI, Vishal Sikka, CEO, Infosys, Prashant Pradhan, director, IBM India, Marten Pieters, CEO, Vodafone India, and Vanitha Narayanan, MD, IBM India Pvt Ltd, were present on the occasion.
The Kerala pavilion at CeBIT was inaugurated by S R Patil, Karnataka Minister for IT, BT and S&T and Planning & Statistics.
The Kerala IT was represented by Nair, Technopark CEO, Girish Babu, Cyberpark CEO, Ajithkumar and Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure Limited (KSITIL) Managing Director S Ramnath.
The Bengaluru event is the maiden Indian edition of CeBIT, which is touted as the world’s largest mega B2B professional IT trade fair.