January 18th, 2015

‘Walk of Hope’ Reaches Technopark: Techies to Donate Blood for Lives

The ‘Walk of Hope,’ led by Yogi Sri M. and covering around 6,500 Km from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, will reach Technopark on January 19.

Technopark, Tejus blood donation forum, and Vivekananda Study Circle have decided to organise a blood-donation camp when the ‘padyatra’ reaches Technopark. The event will be held between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Nila building.

Source: Technopark Today

January 16th, 2015

T-TBI Joins Hands with D2E Consulting

The Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI), India’s largest IT Incubator, has joined hands with D2E Consulting—an offshore-outsourcing consulting company formed by global IT veterans—to leverage its rich customer base.

Arup Gupta (former TCS USA president), Hugo Yepez (former VP Johnson & Johnson & AmEx), and Subrata Dutta (former VP, GE & PWC) are the driving forces behind D2E.

T-TBI and D2E Consulting refer to their program as the India Market Access Corridor. The aim of the program is to facilitate partnerships between US Tech companies and Indian Tech startups and SMEs in Technopark Trivandrum.

D2E and T-TBI will facilitate these company partnerships with synergistic technology/solution offerings to develop joint business solutions. Initially, US Tech companies will have the opportunity to offer these solutions to Indian enterprise-class customers. Over time, the Indian Tech companies will have the opportunity to offer these solutions to US enterprise-class customers.

P. H. Kurian, IAS (IT Secretary, Government of Kerala and Chairman of T-TBI) says: “The proposed US-India corridor will be a significant step in the direction of enabling both – the entrepreneurial and mature ventures in India as well as in US in addressing the technology needs of, and being of value to, the enterprise customers in both the countries”.

“Indian Enterprise Customers today are looking for business solutions that will put them on par with their global peers and competitors. These joint business solutions, combined with program governance by D2E Consulting will be a right step in that direction,” said Arup Gupta, Chairman and CEO, D2E Consulting.

Source: Technopark Today

January 15th, 2015

Government for Sustained Growth in IT Sector

Speaking at an interaction with the office-bearers of the Group of Technology Companies (GTech) held at Technopark Trivandrum, the Union Minister for IT and Communication, Ravi Shankar Prasad, said that the government will focus on promoting product companies to ensure sustainable growth of the IT industry.

He also said that the government will support the Fasttrack Business Accelerator – Katalyst that will be launched in Trivandrum and led by the GTech.

GTech also requested the support of the union government in setting up an e-governance laboratory in Thiruvananthapuram in partnership with the Kerala State IT Mission (KSITM). The proposed laboratory will serve as an interface between various government departments and IT industry and provide testing grounds for e-governance applications.

“Even as the government tries to widen and deepen the e-governance initiative, there exists a gap between the bureaucracy which conceives various initiatives and the IT industry which implements such initiatives. To bridge this gap, it is proposed to set up an e-governance lab,’’ said GTech Secretary Anoop P. Ambika.

IT and Industries Minister P. K. Kunhalikutty, BJP State President V. Muralidharan, Union Telecommunications Department Secretary Rakesh Garg, Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) Administrator Anuradha Sundararajan, and Industries and Information Technology Principal Secretary P. H. Kurian were also present at the function.

Source: The New Indian Express

January 12th, 2015
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Union Minister to Commission India’s First Hi-Speed Rural Broadband Network Today

Union Minister for Communications & IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad will commission India’s first District Level Hi-Speed Rural Broadband Network in Idukki District, Kerala, under the Digital India Programme, at a function to be held in Trivandrum.
Day and Date: Monday, January 12, 2015
Time: 05:30 p.m.
Venue:  Travancore Hall, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram
Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy will be the Guest of Honour. A host of other ministers and dignitaries will also attend the programme.
January 12th, 2015

Technopark Premier League 2015: Registrations Open

Registrations are open for the Technopark Premier League (TPL) 2015 that will commence from the first week of February and span over the next 3–4 months.

More than 100 teams compete every year in this corporate cricket tournament for companies operating from out of Technopark Trivandrum. There is no restriction on the number of teams a company can enrol in the tournament.

Registration Fees: Rs. 3000 + 12.36% service tax
Last Date of Registration: January 25, 2015

For assistance, please call Rahul Kumar (+91 9037 88 4783) or Krishnanunni (+91 9895 62 8944) of Sportz4you.

Source: Technopark Today