CSI’99 scheduled from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6

By : |September 1, 1999 0

MUMBAI, September 2 : The Computer Society Of India, a body of IT
professionals and users, is organizing an IT event in the country
comprising of conferences, tutorials, exhibition, Web site development
contest, a CIO conference and a CEO summit. This event is scheduled from
Oct 31st to Nov 6th 1999 under the title ‘IT India Inc: Enabling the
Information Century.’ This is the 34th national convention and is being
held in Mumbai after eight years.

The highlight of the event is that there are two exhibitions, a
Business Exhibition and a Public Exhibition. The business exhibition will
mainly display solution providers and will be held at the venue of the
conference with a focus to draw corporates. The public exhibition will be
open to all.

A plenary session on ‘Living, learning and working in this Information
age’, addressed by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) –
USA Deputy Director Dr Karen Brown and Intel Research Worldwide Director
Dr Dileep Bhandarkar. It would be followed by a power panel discussion on
‘Have Indians been innovative in IT’ being moderated by NCST Director Dr
S. Ramani. The panel comprises distinguished people like Prof. R.
Narasimhan, Prof. V. Raja Raman, F.C. Kohli, and Prof. Subhash Bhandarkar.
Fifteen theme sessions of the ‘Who’s who’ of Indian IT industry promises
to cover the entire spectrum of IT. There are nine tutorials scheduled
from October 31 to November 4, 1999 and are based on emerging technologies
with leading researchers and industry experts as faculty.

A special full day conference on CIO meet, coordinated by Anil Batra of
Cisco and Partha Iyengar of Gartner Group, along with a full day summit
are also being organized. An online web application contest shall be
conducted to encourage and evaluate the skills of Indian web designers.

Organizing Committee Chairman MD Agarwal, said, "CSI’99 brings the
world community on a single platform to share their experiences and ideas.
IT would be a great opportunity to network with peers and to communicate
with masterminds personally." The organizers are expecting around 150
exhibitors; 50 in the Business exhibition and the remaining for the Public
exhibition and a total attendance of around 1,800 for conference and
10,000 for the exhibition. The prime sponsors of the event are IBM, SCO
and BPCL.

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