State to showcase IT potential in NASSCOM conclave

Published: 22nd November 2016 09:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd November 2016 09:05 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

ODISHA: The State Government today decided to provide all possible support to the proposed conclave of National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) to be held here from November 26 to 28.

Around 35 chief executive officers (CEOs) of leading IT companies in the country will attend the conclave which will have different sessions at Gopalpur, Bhubaneswar and Puri.

For the first time, the state has got the opportunity to organise such a prestigious conference of CEOs of top IT companies. The event will be a befitting occasion to show case the IT potentials of the state  and opportunities available for investment in the sector, Minister state for IT Prandab Prakash Das told reporters after a meeting.

The Minister and Chief Secretary A P Padhi jointly reviewed the preparation being made for the conference. Principal secretary of Electronics and IT Pradeep Kumar Jena outlined the steps so far taken
and the Odisha specific programmes designed for the conclave.

"It will be a an occasion to showcase the IT opportunities in Odisha along with policies like ‘ease of doing business' and facilitating support provided by the State Government to set up units in the state," Jena said.

Principal Secretary Industries Sanjeev Chopra, Skill Development and Technical Education Secretary Sanjay Singh, Information and Public Relation Secretary Manoranjan Panigrahi, Director of Bhubaneswar Airport R Mahalingam and other senior officers participated in the discussion.

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