Mistake us not, that was an image of the dance that kicked off the India Innovation Nation reception at Sydney, Australia, on May 22!
India was the partner nation for the CeBit Australia show in Sydney, May 22-24 2012, underlining its stance as Innovation Nation rather an outsourcing destination. A contingent of 70 IT companies led by NASSCOM’s leadership team of “usual suspects”, Indian IT Minister of state Sachin Pilot and IT Joint Secretary Ajay Kumar showcased national strengths in conference sessions and exhibition floor.
Jackie Taranto, CeBIT Australia’s Managing Director ( she is there in saree at the ribbon cutting ceremony in our photo, withGerman Ambassador to Australia Dr Christoph Muller, New South Wales Deputy PM Andrew Stoner and Sachin Pilot) said it would be a mistake to think of India's role as supplying outsourcing to Australian business alone. Companies emerging in Bangalore and elsewhere, were enterprises and start-ups rather than outsourcing hubs.http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/indian-it-companies-entrepreneurial-not-outsourcing-hubs-jackie-taranto-md-cebit-australia/articleshow/13385670.cms
Sachin Pilot, minister of state in India’s ICT ministry, said that by setting up operations in India or partnering with Indian companies Australian technology firms would have access to a potential market of 1 billion people – or a sixth of the global population. http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/54864-selling-tech-to-the-indians
Pilot said that it was not just a case of selling to the cities, but into rural and regional India as the government had committed to link 250,000 small Indian villages with an optical fibre network over the next two years http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/partner-with-us-sachin-pilot-to-australian-tech-firms/1001997.html
We bring you some pictorial highlights courtesy Cebit Australia’s Flickr photo stream