MAIT, the apex body representing India’s IT hardware, training and R&D services sectors announced new leadership: Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Senior Vice President, Canon India Pvt. Ltd., has taken over as President of MAIT for the term 2011-2012 . J V Ramamurthy, President and COO, HCL Infosystems Ltd has been named its Vice-President. The appointments were announced at the 28th Annual Session of MAIT in New Delhi on September 24
Dr Bharadwaj said “It’s always an honour to be leading MAIT. While the current times are quite challenging as growth in IT industry is slowing down, all fundamental & long term demand drivers for the economy are building enormous opportunities for IT industry. India has dominant presence in software and IT services sector, but it is yet to build globally competitive IT & electronics systems design and manufacturing capabilities. The objective of both the Industry and the Govt. is to commence major transformation for India in the next 5-10 years with a 3 dimensional IT thrust.
J V Ramamurthy said, "I am grateful to the industry for reposing faith in me. Indian economy is said to be entering another phase of exponential growth and development in the coming years and will see a sustainable high economic growth. IT & technology will serve as big enablers and legitimising India's status to emerge globally competitive in the hardware arena. A robust and encouraging ecosystem covering all aspects of the downstream industry will enable us to emerge as a strong IT nation."
Sep 25 2011