Delhi: Lakshmi Narayanan, vice chairman, Cognizant
Technology Solutions, has taken charge as the Chairman
of Nasscom for 2007-08. Dr Ganesh Natarajan, deputy chairman
and managing director, Zensar Technologies Limited, has
been appointed vice chairman.
the new appointments Kiran Karnik, president, Nasscom
said, "We are delighted to have Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan
taking on the chairmanship of Nasscom. He has played an
important role, both as a member and as Nasscom''s vice
chairman last year. Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, apart from
leading one of the global IT companies, is also greatly
respected in the industry for his entrepreneurial drive,
guidance and leadership.
his direction, we are certain that Nasscom will attain
even greater levels of maturity. We are also extremely
pleased to have Dr Ganesh Natarajan take the position
of vice chairman, Nasscom for 2007-08."
Raju, as chairman of Nasscom in 2006-07, has contributed
hugely to Nasscom and the Indian IT industry. Under his
leadership, Nasscom accomplished a great deal in areas
like security, education, quality and also released the
Nasscom Crisil Report 2006, The Rising Tide - Employment
and Output Linkages of IT-ITeS thereby highlighting
the IT industry''s role in taking India''s economy forward.
Raju will continue to remain involved with various initiatives
that the industry and Nasscom undertake. His rich experience,
deep knowledge and understanding of the industry and dynamism
have been of great value to Nasscom," added Karnik.
am honoured to assume the chairmanship of Nasscom at a
time when the industry is witnessing good buoyancy and
is defining newer benchmarks globally," said. Lakshmi
Narayanan. "At this stage of the industry''s evolution
and maturity, the three areas that would receive enhanced
focus are innovation, talent development, and security
and data protection. The industry needs to bridge the
demand and supply dynamics through focused and rapidly
scalable talent development, ensure that the high levels
of security and data protection become a strategic differentiator,
and look at innovation as a sustainable growth engine",
Vice said, "The next two years will present challenges
and opportunities in abundance for the industry and I
look forward to joining the leadership team of Nasscom
in these interesting times and enable both continuity
and change to happen."