The three day exhibition starting from November 12-14 witness 600 brands and more than 300 exhibitors participated in the mega event.
Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd (HMFI), the Indian subsidiary of the Global JV Company HMG (Hannover Milano Global), in partnership with the Karnataka Government’s Flagship IT event- Bangalore ITE.biz organised CeBIT India, one of the largest business IT and ICT events that kicked off today.
The partner events were inaugurated by Sri Siddaramaiah, Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka in the presence of S.R.Patil, IT Minister, Government Of Karnataka, R Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM , Kris Gopalkrishanan, Chairman, Karnataka State Vision Group on IT, Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board, Deutsche Messe AG and Mehul Lanvers Shah, Managing Director, Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd.
With a focus on New Perspectives in IT Business and Ideas for Digital India, the mega IT Expo will bring together IT majors, innovators, and technologists together on the same platform. The event will showcase innovations from leading IT and ITeS companies like IBM, Vodafone, Daimler, Mercedes, Rittal India and NxtGen.
The CeBIT Global Conference programme at CeBIT India will see a riveting symposium of visionaries discussing and debating on leading topics including social media marketing, connected cars, cloud computing for MSMEs, and IT as a key lever for success.
CeBIT India 2014 features an exclusive video keynote speech by Dr. Vishal Sikka, CEO, Infosys on Reshaping the World with Software.The show will also host keynote addresses and panels discussions by eminent Indian and Global CEOs and thought leaders including Mark P McDonald, MD and digital business strategy lead in Accenture; Helmut Schutt, CIO of Daimler trucks, buses and vans; Martin Pieters, MD & CEO, Vodafone; Kumud Srinivasan, president Intel India;Norbert Schroeder, technical development head at Volkswagen India; and Manu Saale, Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India Pvt. Ltd. (MBRDI).
Andreas Gruchow, Member of the Board, Deutsche Messe AG said, “India is a force to reckon with, in the IT & ITES industry. India is forecast to be the third largest IT market within the Asia/Pacific region by the end of 2016 and will further progress to become the second largest market for IT by the end of 2018. As CeBIT commences in India today, we aim to synergize the Indian and German business landscapes, further strengthening the trade relations between the two countries.
“As India’s maiden CeBIT starts today, we are excited to showcase India’s IT and ICT business to the global audience. We want to take the Indian IT dream run to the next level by encouraging young minds, igniting inspiration, educating the IT community about latest innovations, and creating newer business opportunities for the industry. Over the course of three days, CeBIT India will provideexhibitors a unique opportunity to highlight their talent, ideate, and meet with prospective buyers from across the world.” said, Mehul Lanvers Shah, Managing Director, Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd.
To bolster the Indian startup ecosystem, the +91 startup challenge is being organized alongside CeBIT India to connect Indian entrepreneurs, global media, consultants, support programs, angel investors, and venture capitalists to help start-ups showcase Indian talent to an international audience. Participants at the +91 challenge will be judged by a distinguished panel consisting of leading CXOs, VIPs, and IT stalwarts. Members of the CeBIT India Executive Club, the panel will critically evaluate the business potential of each entrant to finalize the winning startups.