Participated in NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2008

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NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2008, one of the most respected events across the world, was held from February 13th – February 15th in Mumbai. Nearly 1500 delegates including top CEOs, CIOs, stakeholders, industry leaders, and government representatives, from around 800 companies participated in the meet.

The conference being held for sixteenth year in a row was also attended by Nidhi Agrawal (Director – Engineering) from Rightway Solution (India) Pvt. Ltd., a leading offshore outsourcing company from Ahmedabad. It gave the company a big platform to interact with lots of major players in IT industry, to learn and share new aspects of the industry as well as to introduce Rightway Solution (India) Pvt. Ltd. on global IT space.

The theme of this year’s forum was ‘Shrinking the world, Riding the wave’ as well as how successful Indian IT Companies have been in satisfying the requirements of global consumers.

Three important issues relating to the theme were discussed and debated in length. First, the forum tried to elicit, first hand experience from the customers of Indian IT vendors, on their experience of doing business here, the challenges they had to confront and the advantages of continuing to do business with Indian vendors.

Secondly the meet focused on the outsourcing domain. Three niche emerging markets in the outsourcing space got a mention like engineering and design, Remote Infrastructure Management (RIMs) and the emerging BPO landscape and opportunities in India. And as things stand right now, the launch of Tata Nano car seems have attracted lot of attention from foreign shores.

Thirdly Mumbai meet zeroed in on other relevant issues like Greening IT in India. While emphasizing the need for better energy efficiency in the IT sector, the event was also instrumental in providing a perfect platform to NASSCOM to launch multiple initiatives on Greening IT in India.

The annual forum also saw the unveiling of three crucial reports. The first being the NASSCOM-McKinsey study on RIMs and the existing opportunities in India. Another study by the Everest Group on the BPO landscape in India and the emerging opportunities by 2012. The third vital report is a joint study by the NASSCOM Foundation and Deloitte on the societal impact of IT.

Former President Abdul Kalam, Ajit Naidu of Merrill Lynch, Paul Coby of British Airways, Arun Maira of Boston Consulting Group, Azim Premji, Nandan Nilekani, Sandy Carter to name a few, addressed the meet.

Started in 1991, the conference with a global reach was formed to provide a productive platform to IT companies to interact on a larger canvass so as to further boost the growth of this sector and to keep it vibrant, robust, and competitive.

Posted by : Abhishek Agarwal Date : February 27, 2008

Abhishek Agarwal is Co-founder and CEO of Rightway Solution and Leads Business Development and Marketing Initiatives.

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