CeBIT India kicks off at Bangalore

CeBIT India, world’s leading business IT and ICT event, organised by 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 commenced in the city today.

Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka inaugurated the event 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 Boar – Deutsche Messe AG and Mehul Lanvers Shah, Managing Director – Hannover Milano Fairs India.

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 & Digital Business Strategy Lead – Accenture, Helmut Schutt, CIO – Daimler trucks, buses and vans; Martin Pieters, MD & CEO -Vodafone India; Kumud Srinivasan, President – Intel India, Norbert Schroeder, Technical Development Head – Volkswagen India and Manu Saale, MD & CEO – Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India (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 synergise 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, ” said, Mehul Lanvers Shah, Managing Director, Hannover Milano Fairs India.

To bolster the Indian startup ecosystem, the +91 startup challenge is being organised 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 finalise the winning startups.

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