Bangalore hosts largest ever IT show

25th January 2018
Bangalore hosts largest ever  IT show
Opening the exhibition at INDIASOFT -2018, from left B S Sethia, Vice- Chairman, ESC, Geetha Mahadevprasad, Karnataka Minister for Small Scale Industries, R V Deshpande, Karnataka Minister for Large Industry

Bangalore,  January 25 2018:    Indian Minister  for Commerce & Industry Suresh Prabhu,  has called upon the Indian IT industry to explore software, services and technology markets in regions like  Latin America, Africa, CIS and in other emerging markets.
Addressing over 600 delegates, including foreign ICT buyers from 40 plus countries , Indian exhibitors and  experts  via video link at the inauguration of Indiasoft 2018  here yesterday, Mr assured: “The Government will provide all possible support to Indian ICT industry to tap these growing alternative markets. We also like to have suggestions from the stakeholders the details of the programs and policies that the Government should put in place to create a conductive an ecosystem for the industry to tap these markets,” the minister added.
RV Deshpande, Minister for Large Industry & Infrastructure, Government of Karnataka, echoing the same views said that India should move in value chain to intensify its presence in the existing markets and to expand to the newer markets. “It is time that India moves from services to solutions, since the conventional software services may not be relevant to the present requirements of the software and services importing nations because of the fast changes InTechnology,” he underscored. .
The two-day Indiasoft 2018 is being attended by over 400 buyers from 40 plus countries and close to 200 Indian software, hardware and startup exhibitors. There is a large presence of small, medium and startups from Karnataka. 
The  18th Edition of IndiaSoft, organised by the Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council  is turning out to be the largest  display of  Indian hardware ans software innovation  in the Silicon City in recent memory
Speaking at the occasion Dr. Geetha Mahadevprasad, Minister of State for Small Scale Industries (SSI), Government of Karnataka, said that the state has  the unique distinction of being certified as India’s first and world’s largest multi-mode platform with over 4000 services. It is a unified digital platform for delivery of citizens’ services  both from the government and the private sector. These “anytime anywhere services” would be available in any locality in India on any mobile service. Friends, there is a special reason for my mentioning these achievements.
 Gaurav Gupta, Secretary IT, Government of Karnataka underscored the expertise the state has in biotechnology, artificial intelligence,  animation and visual media , cyber security etc. which the buyers can take advantage of . “Presently, there are 7000 startups in the state, which is likely to increase by 20,000 by 2020,” he remarked.
Nalin Kohli, Chiarman, Organizing Committee, Indiasoft and Past Chairman, ESC said that from next year onwards the Indiasoft would be renamed as Globalsoft, thereby providing platform for ICT players from other countries to display their products and solutions..  He also said that more than 100 global companies have their R&D centers in Bengaluru and many of the Indian incubators and R&D centers can develop products in demand for the emerging markets.