CSI To Host Large IT Gathering

by Amit Tripathi    Nov 25, 2004

Given the topic of discussion and the speakers deliberating on them, the Computer Society of India (CSI) claims that its 39th National Convention to be held soon in Mumbai will establish roadmaps for the ever growing IT decision maker community in India.

Detailing on the significance of the event to CXOtoday, MD Agrawal, events chair-CSI, president-CIO club, and chief manager-IT, BPCL, said, “It is an agreed fact that today’s businesses have grown in its complexity of processes. Only technology is not the answer to address that complexity. Now it is time to deliberate more on newer and comprehensive strategy and methodology in attaining business goals. The event will thus assist in establishing roadmaps for the business technology decision makers.”

The four day event starting December 1, 2004, Mumbai, with the theme ‘IT++: The Next Generation,’ will have six parallel tracks daily, deliberating on critical issues like does process maturity guarantee product quality or how to use innovation to compete against the global measure. It will also feature affordable computing and IT solutions for business.

Added Agrawal, “The event can be categorized into five aspects deliberating on namely twenty core IT themes, focused discussions on verticals, CTO programmes on strategy and methodology, research analysis, and cost control in business. This time we have received around 240 research papers of which 30 have been selected for presentation.”

The convention will be inaugurated at St. Andrew Auditorium, Mumbai by V Leeladhar, deputy governor- RBI. Among the luminaries to speak at the event include the creator of CMM5, Dr. Paul Clements, Carnegie Mellon University, SEI, USA, Dr. S Seshadri, CTO Yahoo Inc., Amit Mitra, ex-director of NYNEX & ex-Chief Methodologist of AIG, Egidio Zarrella, global partner, KPMG, and others. An exclusive session will be conducted on ‘Top Ten predictions’ by Gartner, and a CEO conclave will debate on business-technology issues.

Sensing the magnitude of the event the Australian Computer Society (ACS) will be sending in a delegation of IT specialists to present their developments, and opportunities for enhanced interactions, besides to personally interact with Indian IT developers.

Premier academic institutions like IIT-Mumbai, IIT-Kolkata, IIT-Chennai, IISc-Bangalore, IIIT-Hyderabad and C-DAC are also going to be actively involved in the convention. Details on the National Convention and participation is available at CSI2004

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