CSDMS to bring India’s biggest ICT conference – eINDIA 2009 – to Hyderabad

Conference from 25th to 27th August 2009 at Hyderabad International Convention Center

– About 3,000 experts from 40 countries expected to participate

Hyderabad, August 12, 2009: Center for Science Development and Media Studies (CSDMS) a leading Asian non-governmental organisation in collaboration with Elets Technomedia is bringing India’s largest and most reputed ICT conference ‘eINDIA 2009’ to Hyderabad from 25th to 27th August 2009 at HICC (Hyderabad International Convention Center).The 5th eINDIA 2009 conference and exhibition is co-organised by Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India. Branded as ‘eINDIA 2009’, this three-day International conference is being co-organised by Department of Information Technology. The IT & Communication Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh is the Host State Partner for the event. This three-day International conference is simultaneously supported by Ministry of Broadcasting, Ministry of Human Resources, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Ministry of Agriculture.

‘eINDIA 2009’ is being organized with the objective to bring together ICT experts, practitioners, business leaders and stakeholders of the region onto one platform, through keynote addresses, paper presentations, thematic workshops and exhibitions. With around 3000 experts from 40 countries expected to participate, ‘eINDIA 2009’ through its five seminal conferences namely ‘egov India’ , ‘Digital learning India’, ‘Indian Telecenter Forum’, ‘eHealth India’, ‘eAgriculture India’ will focus on five emerging application domains of ICT for Development – e-Government, ICT in Education, ICT and Rural Development and ICT enabled Health services. To register for the event please log on to: http://www.eindia.net.in/2009/registration.asp

The event will allow people and organisations working in apparently isolated domains of ICTD, to engage in mutual experience sharing and enable them to build an understanding of convergent issues in development. The eINDIA platform has brought together experts not only from India and Asia, but also from other continents, including Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America. The cross-country sharing of experiences and regional specificities has always ensured that new and possible collaborations are discussed and forged.

Dr. M P Narayanan, President, Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS) said, “Hyderabad will witness the biggest ICT event in the country where professionals from different fields can network and be preview to and interact on a host of technologies, developments that will shape the world of tomorrow”.

‘eINDIA 2009’ will also serve as an exhibition host to some of the latest e-solutions, services, initiatives and case studies from across India and beyond. Over 100 exhibitors from professional service providers, technology vendors, consulting firms, government agencies and national and International development organizations will participate in the exhibition.

Corporates who will be participating includes IBM, Siemens, SAP, Infosys, Microsoft, Promethean, Panasonic, Epson, HCL, Hitachi, Oracle, Sify, Airtel, Center for good governance, Epson to name a few.

Key speakers will include Mr. Suresh Chanda, Secretary, Secondary Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Rajnesh D Singh, Regional Manager, South and Southeast Asia, Internet Society, Mr. Sanjay Jaju, Commissioner, Consumer Affairs, Department of Food and PD Civil Supplies, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Oleg Petrov, Coordinator, e-Development Thematic Group, World Bank, Mr. Reshan Dewapura, Chief Operating Officer, ICTA, Sri Lanka amongst a host of many others.

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