NASSCOM announces roadmap for FY 2009

Published Date
16 - Apr - 2008
| Last Updated
16 - Apr - 2008
NASSCOM announces roadmap for FY 2009

NASSCOM identifies a 6-point agenda for FY09 with stronger focus on BPO sector, education and skill building and increased focus on global trade development in select geographies

NASSCOM, the trade body representing the Indian IT-BPO industry, announced its roadmap for FY 2009 with key focus areas outlined. These were shared at a press conference addressed by the recently appointed Chairman - Ganesh Natarajan, Vice Chairman - Pramod Bhasin and NASSCOM President, Som Mittal.

Speaking about the roadmap for the year, Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman, NASSCOM and Global CEO, Zensar Technologies said “NASSCOM has identified six underlying themes for the year which will work as vectors for us to plan initiatives and focussed programmes around. Today, the IT industry is well on its way in making the transition to process quality and innovation, and we believe these themes will help us in charting the way forward and maintaining a steady growth curve for the industry”.

Elaborating on the themes, Dr. Natarajan added, “We are looking at Creativity to enhance the existing opportunity to add new revenues over the next five years through product, process and business model innovation. In addition to Community and Collaboration, the new thrust areas we have identified – include Societal development and inclusivity, Green IT and Education & skill building - are all extremely critical for sustaining the long term global leadership that this industry aspires to achieve.”

Talking about the enhanced focus on BPO sector, Pramod Bhasin, Vice Chairman NASSCOM and President & CEO, Genpact said “at this interesting growth curve and with the growing maturity of the industry, we now see the need for increased collaboration of the IT and BPO sectors. We also plan to focus on education and security, through various initiatives already underway since these are very critical pillars for the realization of the industry’s objectives.”

Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM said, “NASSCOM has always been at the forefront of leadership for the industry and taking the first step in adopting and raising awareness about issues and initiatives that are critical to the industry and the country. Towards this objective NASSCOM will be encouraging environmental responsibility aided by the search for greater productivity and competitiveness, reducing waste and increasing efficiency under the ‘Green IT’ initiative, which is one of the 6 point agenda for NASSCOM. Additionally increased focus towards scaling and continuing initiatives towards education and skill building, global trade development and synchronising NASSCOM’s education initiatives with Government’s Skill mission are key areas.”

He further added “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Raju Bhatnagar as Vice President NASSCOM. His domain expertise in the BPO sector will be of great value to NASSCOM and the industry. We are also looking to further scale and continue the momentum on initiatives underway like NAC, NAC Tech and NSR”.

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