Hyderabad: Nasscom, the apex industry association of software and service companies in India, today announced the opening of its Hyderabad office as part of its expansion plans to establish local presence in major cities across the country.
The office was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. Colonel Ramachadran will be spearheading Nasscom initiatives in the region.
Speaking on the occasion, Nasscom president Kiran Karnik said: ''Hyderabad has all the qualities of an attractive IT destination in India, including a progressive policy framework, stable infrastructure, skilled technical manpower and a tech-savvy leader in Naidu.
''The state has clearly recognised that IT should play a significant role in realising its policy objectives like economic development, enhancing the quality of life and providing good governance. Opening of a Nasscom office will now help us better serve our member companies and also effectively interact with the Andhra Pradesh government on an ongoing basis to catalyse new initiatives.''
''We are very pleased that Ramachandran, who has been with Nasscom in Delhi for over a decade, will be heading our Hyderabad office. Ramachadran is a veteran at Nasscom and has been instrumental in building and growing a strong member network across the country,'' Karnik added.
Nasscom has set up three regional offices in Mumbai, Bangalore and now in Hyderabad in 2002. The regional offices would strengthen Nasscom's role across India and help towards its objective of further addressing the domestic and software exports market. One of the significant objectives of these offices is to build frequent interaction with its members, primarily the small and medium players. Nasscom's Hyderabad office will be based in Kakatiya Sheraton.
The opening of the office coincided with a seminar organised by Nasscom called 'Challenges of Global Marketing: A Perspective for Indian IT Software and Services Industry,' which was addressed by Dr Reddy's Laboratories CEO J V Prasad. The seminar was aimed at providing Nasscom some insights on the issues faced by companies in marketing their brand overseas and recommended strategies on how they could tap the global market.