Attracting the leading IT and ICT vendor community under one roof, CeBIT India, world’s largest business IT and ICT event has kick-started its first ever India exposition in Bangalore’s Bengaluru International Exhibition Center.
Organized by Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd (HMFI), the Indian subsidiary of the Global JV Company HMG (Hannover Milano Global), in partnership with the Karnataka Government’s Flagship IT event- Bangalore ITE.biz commenced in the city of Bangalore from today onwards.
The partner events were inaugurated by Siddaramaiah, Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka in the presence of Minster S.R.Patil, IT Minister, Government Of Karnataka, R Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM , Kris Gopalkrishanan, Chairman, Karnataka State Vision Group on IT, Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board, Deutsche Messe AG and Mehul Lanvers Shah, Managing Director, Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd.
With a focus on New Perspectives in IT Business and Ideas for Digital India, the mega IT Expo will bring together IT majors, innovators, and technologists together on the same platform. The event will showcase innovations from leading IT and ITeS companies like IBM, Vodafone, Daimler, Mercedes, Rittal India and NxtGen.
The CeBIT Global Conference programme at CeBIT India will see a riveting symposium of visionaries discussing and debating on leading topics including social media marketing, connected cars, cloud computing for MSMEs, and IT as a key lever for success.
CeBIT India 2014 features an exclusive video keynote speech by Vishal Sikka, CEO, Infosys on Reshaping the World with Software.The show will also host keynote addresses and panels discussions by eminent Indian and Global CEOs and thought leaders including Mark P McDonald, MD and digital business strategy lead in Accenture; Helmut Schutt, CIO of Daimler trucks, buses and vans; Martin Pieters, MD & CEO, Vodafone; Kumud Srinivasan, president Intel India;Norbert Schroeder, technical development head at Volkswagen India; and Manu Saale, Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India Pvt. Ltd. (MBRDI).
The joint event will be an amalgamation of the best of both the brands and this partnership will cover all the components of the event such as the prestigious STPI IT Export Awards Function, CEO Conclave, IT Secretaries meet, Digital India Summit etc. Bangalore ITE.biz has always focused on Start-Ups and this year, it will collaborate with CeBIT INDIA to strengthen CeBIT India’s ‘+91 Initiative’, which will showcase promising Start-Ups from IT, ITeS & Electronics. Under the joint partnership of Bangalore ITE.biz and CeBIT India, STPI took the major initiatives of showcasing Start-Ups and MSMEs from across India. This year too, STPI will showcase 125 Member Companies from across India and Karnataka in the Exhibition. Government of Karnataka also held a Rural IT Quiz on 11th of November as well as Student Internet World across various regions of Karnataka.
Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board, Deutsche Messe AG said, “India is a force to reckon with, in the IT & ITES industry. India is forecast to be the third largest IT market within the Asia/Pacific region by the end of 2016 and will further progress to become the second largest market for IT by the end of 2018. As CeBIT commences in India today, we aim to synergize the Indian and German business landscapes, further strengthening the trade relations between the two countries.
“As India’s maiden CeBIT starts today, we are excited to showcase India’s IT and ICT business to the global audience. We want to take the Indian IT dream run to the next level by encouraging young minds, igniting inspiration, educating the IT community about latest innovations, and creating newer business opportunities for the industry. Over the course of three days, CeBIT India will provideexhibitors a unique opportunity to highlight their talent, ideate, and meet with prospective buyers from across the world.” said, Mehul Lanvers Shah, Managing Director, Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd.
To bolster the Indian startup ecosystem, the +91 startup challenge is being organized alongside CeBIT India to connect Indian entrepreneurs, global media, consultants, support programs, angel investors, and venture capitalists to help start-ups showcase Indian talent to an international audience. Participants at the +91 challenge will be judged by a distinguished panel consisting of leading CXOs, VIPs, and IT stalwarts. Members of the CeBIT India Executive Club, the panel will critically evaluate the business potential of each entrant to finalize the winning startups.