National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) announced plans to set up an office in Bhubaneswar to boost IT and ITeS in eastern India.
NASSCOM is headquartered at Delhi and has offices in six other cities including Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. These network of offices, enable NASSCOM to work closely with the industry to build the IT-BPO sector in the country.
NASSCOM would set up a startup warehouse in Bhubaneswar that aims to incubate and provide hand-holding support to IT startups in the state. The Odisha government would provide a 5,000 sq ft space in the Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) Bhubaneswar to NASSCOM for the startup warehouse, state IT secretary P K Jena said.
The NASSCOM has its startup warehouses in cities like Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, New Delhi, Chennai, Noida and Gurugram.
Nasscom chairman C.P. Gurnani said as many as 40 CEOs of major software firms interacted with entrepreneurs from Odisha. “The CEOs were impressed by the business ideas suggested by the budding entrepreneurs of the state and have agreed to help them in their future endeavours,” Gurnani said.
Nasscom president and CEO R. Chandrasekhar said the IT sector in the country is growing despite turbulences in the world economy. “Its spending has witnessed a surge in the last few months and it augurs well for Bhubaneswar, which has the potential to emerge as a major IT hub of the country,” said Chandrasekhar.
The NASSCOM also reiterated its commitment to explore further opportunities to partner with the state government. The announcements were made at the end of the NASSCOM’s three-day leadership meet in Bhubaneswar.
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