The City of Knowledge International Technopark at INDIASOFT -2012
From the 21st to the 23rd of March, in the city of Hyderabad in India, the INDIASOFT 2012 congress was held www.indiasoft.org.
Following the invitation of the Embassy of India in Panama, the conference was attended by Dr. Gabino Ayarza S., Project Manager of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the International Technopark of Panama located inside the City of Knowledge and Mr. Manuel Lorenzo, Director of the City of Knowledge Business Accelerator.
The event was organized for the twelfth time by the Electronics & Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) www.escindia.in of India. The ESC is dedicated to facilitate exports to global markets for electronic and information technology products. They also provide a platform for interaction and definition of policies serving as a liaison between the government and member companies. They have about 2,300 members engaged in the export of Electronics Hardware, Information technology and services, IT enabled services and telecom hardware & software. ESC exports have reached more than 200 countries for $57 billion over the 2009/2010 period and contribute to India 16% of national export earnings. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Government of India sponsored INDIASOFT-2012. Its aim was to improve the visibility of the software industry in India, especially in small and medium companies and ICT start-up companies, in global markets.
INDIASOFT-2012 featured 138 companies and counted with the assistance of over 400 foreign delegates from 50 countries who participated during three days of business rounds. The presentations focused on emerging markets like Africa, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Japan and Latin America, with topics focusing on: Embedded Software, e-Government, Software Services and IT Enabled Services, and other innovations taking place in India.
Executives from the City of Knowledge had the opportunity to interact with officials, entrepreneurs and technologists from India as well as with foreign ICT companies attending this event. It was an opportunity to let exhibitors and visitors know the competitive advantages of Panama for the internationalization of their products or services in the region.
With the support of Juan Carlos Uribe, Executive Director of the Panamanian Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (CAPATEC), companies from India were invited in order to provide outsourcing services to Panamanian companies and establish themselves as innovative firms in the International Technopark of Panama at the City of Knowledge, in order to conduct R & D activities.