IT investors’ meet: 100 firms confirm their participation

PATNA: Over 100 firms dealing in information technology and electronic manufacturing sectors from across the country have confirmed participation in the two-day IT investors’ conclave-cum-Bihar Hackathon 2017, which will be held here on September 13 and 14.

State IT secretary Rahul Singh said firms like Oracle, Microsoft, Paytm, TCS, Orange and others will participate in the conclave. Small cap IT firms and start-ups would also participate.

Chief minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi and Union minister of electronics and IT and law and justice Ravi Shankar Prasad will address the participants of the conclave on September 14.

“The idea is to inform the prospective investors about the prospects of investing in IT and electronics manufacturing sectors in Bihar and take feedback from them about their requirements. Two topics having been tentatively selected for panel discussions in the conclave include investments in BPOs and electronic manufacturing sectors,” Singh said.

Sources said the IT department would also unveil two policies related to information technology – IT & ITes promotion policy and electronic system design and manufacture promotion policy – during the conclave. The two IT policies would have incentives for firms dealing in IT, ITes and electronic manufacturing sectors to set up their units in Bihar.

Investors’ conclave apart, Bihar Hackathon, 2017 would be held on September 13 at the Patna campus of BIT-Mesra near Patna airport. “The 24- hour national level Hackathon is aimed at providing a platform to students to brainstorm and solve real time IT-related problems being faced by various departments of Bihar government,” Singh said, adding over 110 entries have come so far for participation in Hackathon.

The IT secretary added that the investors’ conclave would be followed by road shows in IT hubs, such as Gurugram, Noida, Pune and Bengaluru.

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