Seminar on Mitigating Risks from Software License Mismanagement with KPMG
GESIA in association with KPMG had organised a seminar on Mitigating Risks from Software License Mismanagement, was held on 24th November 2012 at Ahmedabad. The seminar was a knowledge sharing session to discuss the latest developments in software asset management and how companies are safeguarding themselves from possible infringements. The seminar witnessed 60 plus attendees from member companies as well as other participating companies from the State.
Interactive Session with Canada's Technology Triangle Delegation
GESIA in association with Canada's Technology Triangle Delegation had organised a seminar on Business opportunities in Canada on 2nd November 2012 at Ahmedabad. Her Excellency the Mayor of Waterloo, Canada was also present and addressed the audience on the various opportunities available in Canada. Mr. John Jung, CEO CTT also addressed the audience on Intelligent Community and spectrum of opportunities in Canada.
There were around 40 plus representatives of leading Information Communication and Technology (ICT) companies of Ahmedabad attending the presentation on Canada’s Technology Triangle – investment opportunities and a talk on Intelligent Community.
Macro Economic Overview and Foreign Exchange Risk Management with CitiBank
GESIA in association with CitiBank had a program on Macro Economic Overview and Foreign Exchange Risk Management on 14th September 2012 at Ahmedabad.
Mr. Gautam Das, Treasury Head, CitiBank, made a presentation at the function. Nearly 50 plus attendees comprised from the ICT Industry.
ICT Industry - Paradigm Shift
To start the event series in the current financial year, GESIA and member companies witnessed the first ever lecture / seminar on ICT Industry - Paradigm Shift held on Monday, 7th May, 2012 at Fortune Landmark, Ahmedabad.
Mr. Abhishek Sharma - Executive Secretary, GESIA welcomed Dr. Ashis Sanyal - Former Senior Director, Department of Information Technology, Government of India, Office Bearers, members and delegates at the event.
Shri. Sunil Kakkad - President, GESIA welcomed & felicitated, the Keynote Speaker - Dr Ashis Sanyal - Former Senior Director, Department of Information Technology, Government of India with a Memento. In his Welcome Address, Shri. Pankaj Shah - Vice President - GESIA briefed the audience and gave a brief Introduction of the Keynote Speaker.
In his speech, Shri. Sunil Kakkad - President - GESIA addressed and introduced the subject – ICT Industry – A Paradigm Change, to the audience and gave an overview of the various nuances attached to it.
In his Keynote addressed, Dr. Ashis Sanyal, gave a whole spectrum of range where this change in paradigm is evident. A lot many insights were given by the Speaker, Dr, Ashis Snayal on the current paradigm change in the iCT sector - pertaining to the technology trends and how the they have reformed our lives in such a short span of time; He also gave a detailed overview on Cloud computing and E- governannce and how it will change and impact the furure of our lives.
Mr. Jay Ruparel - Hon. Secretary gave the vote of thanks and thanked Dr. Sanyal for a thought provoking and insightful presentation on ICT industry - Paradigm Shift.
The event witnessed gathering of around 75+ delegates from member companies and ICT Industry.
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GESIA Dandia Dhamaal ’11
For the third year in legacy, a unique and historic event, GESIA Dandia Dhamaal ’11 was held on October 15, 2011 at Amiraj Farm, Ahmedabad. The entire ICT community of Gujarat came together on a common platform and celebrated the festival of dance with Live Performance of Well-known Singer Duo Prasad Kardam.
This year, GESIA also added an element of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the event. It really was pleasure to invite Senior Citizens staying at old age home (Matru Gruh) to take part in GESIA Dandia Dhamaal’ 2011. GESIA also recognized the brilliant efforts of Team 108, by presenting the prizes to the members of a team working for emergency services 108 in Gujarat.
The GESIA Dandia Dhamaal '11 is an annual event of GESIA, being held since last two years and this was the third edition. It is being organized specially for the Electronics & ICT industry of Gujarat and promises to be a unique and one of its kind event. The event brings the ICT Industry - the companies, employees & professionals together to celebrate the festive season. More than 2500+ Khelaiyas enjoyed traditional dance of Garba and Ras.
Conference on GIFT SEZ - Emerging Business Opportunities For IT/ITeS
GESIA and GIFT (Gujarat International Finance TechCity) in association with E&Y (Ernst & Young) organised Conference on GIFT SEZ - Emerging Business Opportunities For IT/ITes on 4th October, 2011 at Hotel St. Laurn, Ahmedabad. The conference witnessed immense gathering of over 250 participants from ICT Industry of Gujarat.
Shri. Sunil Kakkad, President-GESIA & CMD-Sai InfoSystems (India) Ltd. welcomed the gathering. In his speech he mentioned that GESIA is ready to work with GIFT in multiple ways including tri- party interaction with Gujarat Technological University and arrangement of seminars across the state.
The Chief Guest of the function Shri. Ravi Saxena, IAS – Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Gujarat addressed the gathering. He praised the efforts made by GESIA & GIFT to organize such events. He also mentioned that these kind of events will pay a vital role for betterment of ICT Industry of Gujarat. The gathering was also addressed by Guest of Honor Shri. M. Sahu, IAS – Principal Secretary Industries & Mines Department.
Shri. Ramakant Jha, Director-GIFTCL described the multi services for SEZ in GIFT city in his speech.Shri. Dhinal Shah, Partner- Ernst & Young mentioned the Benefits of operating from GIFT SEZ in his presentation made at the conference. Shri. Rajiv Chugh, Partner- Ernst & Young also made presentation on Consolidating Operations in a SEZ. While making the presentation on GIFT, Shri. Dipesh Shah, Vice President - Corporate- Services & Business Development, GIFTCL draw the attention on OVERALL PLAN OF GIFT, FACILITIES OFFERED IN GIFT & HOW TO START OPERATIONS IN GIFT SEZ.
Shri Dewang Mehta Memorial Lecture 2011
Dewang Mehta Memorial Lecture 2011 was organized by NASSCOM, GIL and GESIA and supported by CSI at C C Mehta Auditorium, M.S. University, Vadodara on 29th August 2011.
Dewang Mehta played the role of the guru, to central and state governments, guiding them along the path towards IT-fication. He helped at least 19 state Governments draft their IT policies, and create the requisite infrastructure to aid the cause of software within their realms. Besides a dream for the software industry, Mehta had a blueprint for the IT industry and how it could be used effectively to change the lives of India’s teeming millions. He wanted the benefits of IT to make its way down to the grass root levels. His contribution to Indian IT Industry was unparalleled.
GIL decided to organize the lectures in association with NASSCOM and GESIA every year. This time this event, the 3rd series lecture, was organized in Vadodara. The event saw gathering of large number of students from various faculties of M.S. University and various other institutes, academicians, IT industries, non IT industries and dignitaries from various other areas.
Guest of Honor, Vadodara Municipal Commissioner, Shri Ashwini Kumar, shared his thoughts and plans on how he would like to improve the infrastructure and thus quality of life of citizens of Vadodara and that it is important to have citizens’ involvement in the process. Mr. V. Srinivas, CEO and Lead Researcher of illumine labs delivered the lecture on ‘Designing a Contributive Society’. He said Dewang Mehta was best example of a true contributor to the society. He shared ideas on how each and every individual can be converted into contributor to the society and how one can make a difference by thinking in terms of human outcomes and not mere set of activities. He stressed how on each individual can make a big difference being effective and with integrity at the same time.
The event was also attended by Shri K R Gururaja Rao, CMD, GIL, Dr. Chetan Samant of NASSCOM, Mr. Sunil Kakkad – President of GESIA, Mr. Maulik Bhansali – EC Member and President of GESIA Vadodara Chapter.
National Knowledge Network – A step towards making India a knowledge-driven economy - 26th August 2011
First Ever Interaction Session between Government of Gujarat & ICT Industry - 22nd April 2011
All India Seminar on Cyber Security / E-Security, Latest Trends & Technology with IEI, Gujarat - 5th & 6th March 201
GESIA & ESC - Curtain Raiser of IndiaSoft 2011 (Pune) at Ahmedabad - 21st February 2011
Seminar on Safeguarding against currency volatility & opportunity of foreign currency loans - 21st January 2011
Vibrant Gujarat - IT Summit Event Supported by GESIA - 20th December 2010
A Seminar on Accelerating Innovation through Indian Engineering with NASSCOM at Vadodara - 10th December 2010
GESIA & SWI (Securities Watch India) Seminar on "Secure your cities" - Ahmedabad - 30th November 2010
GESIA & CII - Seminar on Business Opportunities in Mobile Applications - Ahmedabad - On 29th November 2010
Improving competitiveness, security and profitability with Software Asset Management" a workshop by GESIA & FICCI - 9th November 2010
Seminar & Expo on Technology Opportunities for Emerging Enterprises - Enabling performance and growth by latest and cost-effective ICT Technologies - 29th October 2010
GESIA Dandia Dhamaal '10 - 23rd October ’10
Vadodara: Emerging IT-ITes - ES destination & Launch of GESIA - Vadodara Chapter
GESIA Member's participation in - Rwanda Investment Road Show by FICCI
GESIA member's participation at World Expo 10 - Shanghai, China
Dewang Mehta Memorial Lecture 2010
Design Awareness Seminar
Shri Narendrabhai Modi, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Govt of Gujarat invited Indo-ASEAN delegation to Vidhansabha
Indo Asean IT BSM
Opportunities in Bahrain - 101 Business Sessions, Ahmedabad
BISAG HR Conclave
Samvedana Corporate Cricket Tournament for Charity, held at Ahmedabad
Seminar on Technology & Data Protection Law Issues - France, Europe
Seminar on Wi-Fi Technologies by Mr. Vic Hayes - Father of Wi-Fi Technologies with Netherlands Business Support Office
An Interactive Dinner Session with Mr. Ravi Saxena, Principal Secretary – Dept. of Science & Technology – Govt. of Gujarat
Lecture on UID Projects-Issues and Challenges by Dr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairman - UID, India with Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
An Interactive Business Session on "The UK – Your Springboard for Global Growth" with UK Trade Office
Seminar on "Emerging Opportunities thru' RFID Technology” with FICCI
GESIA Dandia Dhamaal - Live with Preety - Pinky for ICT Industry
Shri Dewang Mehta Memorial Lecture
Seminar on Broadband - Growth Engine for IT Industry
Job Fair with Times Ascent
Event with BSI Management Institute
Participation in NASSCOM's Emerge Forum "Managing the Downturn at Ahmedabad
Participation in SIM 09 with Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Interactive Meet with Copenhagen Capacity
GESIA Annual Awards 2009