THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kris Gopalakrishnan, national vice- president, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), while delivering his address at the two-day IT summit of the CII here, said that the future was in a transition phase and moving from PC World to Mobile technology.
The event that concluded here on Friday was attended by foreign dignitaries such as Mike Nithavriankis, Deputy High Commissioner, UK, Ingo Karsten, Consul General, Federal Republic of Germany who explored various avenues for investment and partnership in IT and other sectors with their respective regions and other parts of Europe. G Vijayaraghavan, member, Kerala State Planning Board, who maintained the importance of having the right number of employees with the right degree of productivity, also took part in the summit.
He highlighted the importance of the government making suitable policy reforms that support the IT Industry.
In the valedictory function, Shibu Babu John, Minister for Labour and Rehabilitation spoke on the positive sides of the IT Industry and the role it could play to solve the problem of Kerala’s high unemployment rate.
V K Mathews, chairman, India IT Summit, provided a brief summary of the summit to all the participants.
T P Sreenivasan, Former Ambassador to UN & Executive Vice-Chairman, Kerala State Higher Education Council, pointed out that the educational institutions must use IT as a tool and should foster a harmonious partnership between industry and academia.
The summit also hosted famous stalwarts from the IT Industry including Avinash Vashishtha, Chairman and GU Managing Director, Accenture-India, V Ramaswamy, vice-president and Global Head- iON, Tata Consultancy Services, Sudhir Nair, senior vice-president, Infrastructure Management Services, Mahindra Satyam; Pradeep Udhas, executive director and head- IT/ITES, KPMG and C Balagopal, managing director, Terumo Penpol.