Jamshedpur: The use of Information Technology in the non-industry sector -- agriculture, education and citizen-services (e-governance) – is the next big challenge for IT firms, Nasscom president Kiran Karnik said.
In his message to the two-day National IT Seminar (NITS), organised by XLRI, Jamshedpur, Karnik said: "The non-industry sector is an area of great need, large promise, and massive impact. We already have examples of successful use of IT in these fields, the challenge is scaling-up for nation-wide coverage."
Karnik expressed happiness over the initiative taken by XLRI in organising NITS. "Meetings like this will help to share experiences and to create awareness and enthusiasm amongst students about the many applications of IT, so that it becomes a force-multiplier for economic growth," he said.
Socrates, the systems society of XLRI, organised the National IT Seminar 2004 on 6 and 7 November, 2004 with the theme "IT in industry verticals".
R S Sharma, IT Secretary-cum-Commissioner, Govt. of Jharkhand, announced plans for the IT policy for Jharkhand at the conference. He said the proposed policy would contain several incentives for attracting investments in the State’s IT and IT Enabled Services sector.
The seminar was organised in five sessions, each focusing on a vertical. . . .
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