On the 3rd of May 2017, United Nations Technology Innovations Labs (UNTIL) visited Technopark at Trivandrum. Among the esteemed delegation was Mr. Ozzeir Khan, Chief, ICT Business Relationships; Mr. Omar Mohsine, Public-Private Partnership Coordinator, UN-Office of IT; Mr. Premnath Nair, Head Of Operations, UN; Mr. Subrato Basu, VP- Asia Pacific Japan, Gartner Research Board who drives the UN project in Kerala.
UNTIL announced its interest in setting up the Country's first innovation lab in Kerala to which Technopark CEO, Mr. Hrishikesh Nair assured IT Park's full support in this endeavour.
Animation Masters Summit 2017
Technopark, Trivandrum is proud to host the ‘Animation Masters Summit 2017’, presented by Toonz Media Group. The event features many inspiring sessions, led by seasoned pros of the Animation Industry, spread over two days - May 5th & May 6th.
Be a part of the festivities, as we celebrate the ‘Passion for Animation’!
IT SECRETARY INAUGURATES PERFOMATIX’S NEW FACILITY IN TECHNOPARK PHASE 1
Trivandrum, 22nd April 2017: One of the leading technology companies in Techno Park and an active member of GTECH, Perfomatix opened up their New Office facility in Trivandrum Techno Park, Phase 1 on 22nd April 2017.
The Honorable Secretary for Electronics and IT, Shri M Sivasankar IAS formally inaugurated the function in presence of Shri Hrishikesh Nair, CEO, IT Parks Kerala and other leaders from Techno Park.
‘The Story of Perfomatix is a good example of how the Government can help entrepreneurs to get started and I wish Perfomatix reaches the heights that they aspire’ said Shri M Sivasankar IAS, during the inaugural address.
The CEO of IT Parks Kerala, Shri Hrishikesh Nair said that the “Success of Perfomatix is certainly a Testimonial for Kerala IT” while he addressed the gathering.
While delivering the Founders message, Mr. Liju Raj Pillai, CEO of Perfomatix also added that the company was started using the initial seed funding from the Kerala Government's KSEDM scheme, and have been able to sustain a stable growth and provide employment to more than 50 professionals, mostly from the state.
Perfomatix also launched their CSR 2017 activities in collaboration with 92.7 Big FM ‘Pattiniyilla Pattanam’ program, during the event.
Technopark Express inauguration
Technopark in association with Technopark Travel and Tourism Co-operative Society Ltd. has restarted a bus service,‘Technopark Express’ inorder to cater the needs of the employees working in the Technopark campus for commuting from the campus to outside restaurants/bus station/railway station etc. Technopark CEO, Shri Hrishikesh Nair flagged off the first service on 17th April 2017 at 11 a.m in front of Thejaswini building in the presence of the officials from Technopark, Co-operative Society, VehicleST.com, Prathidhwani, Natana and employees of Technopark. VehicleST.com has developed an app enabling the users to track the route of the bus. The bus service is operated from Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 10 p.m. The purpose of implementing this service is to make sure that the employees will have hassle free transport to their work place with affordable cost and ensures safety. This is indeed highly beneficial especially to lady employees who stay in nearby houses and hostels where public transportation is minimal. This bus service is operated from different boarding points in and around Technopark campus exclusively for employees with valid ID cards. The fare for this service is collected on a monthly basis using prepaid cards provided by the society. These cards can be recharged from their website through net banking/debit card or through counters in Technopark buildings.
The Dawn of Kerala’s Digital Age: High Power IT Committee discusses the new IT Policy, and the future of ‘Kerala IT’
On April 10th, the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, chaired a meeting to discuss the future of IT in Kerala. The High Power IT Committee, comprising of imuportant stakeholders in the IT Industry of Kerala, met for a detailed discussion on the new draft IT Policy.
The discussion began with the HPIC commenting on the draft IT Policy being a thoroughly comprehensive one. The provision to update sub-policies, on an annual basis, was also shown appreciation by the committee. The discussion covered the various suggested changes to be incorporated in the draft Policy, which will be collated and updated before the Policy’s finalisation.
The Government of Kerala explained its plan to create a Digital, accessible IT Network, capable of hosting Citizen Services and ensuring the same to the public. With the participation of vital stakeholders such as the major players in Enterprises, Start-ups, and the IT Industry as a whole, the HPIC intends to create the state-of-the-art, ‘Next-Gen' IT Architecture that will enable a digital lifestyle for its citizens.
In order to encourage investments into the State, the HPIC recommended creating a team of Senior Officials in charge of driving corporate engagement. Under the direct supervision of the CMO, the team would provide seamless support to clients across various Government departments. Prior to the next HPIC meeting, a final report with the detailed Action Plan for these focus areas will be presented.
Lastly, the HPIC suggested that the State Government host an event aimed at bringing together Senior IT Professionals from around the world; specifically those Professionals with linkages to the State. This ‘Kerala IT Summit’ will serve as a showcase of the vast opportunities held within the IT & Knowledge Sector, thereby bringing investments into the State and successfully enhancing Kerala IT, as a brand. As a review method, the team will have monthly conference calls leading up to the next HPIC meeting, to be held in July 2017.
The first HPIC meeting was held at Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum and was attended by Mr.S D Shibulal, co-founder and former CEO & MD of Infosys; Mr. M. Sivasankar, IAS, Secretary IT, GoK; Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, former CEO, Infosys; Mr. V. K. Mathews, Executive Chairman, IBS Group; Mr. Ajit Balakrishnan, Founder CEO, Rediff.com; Mr. Duleep Sahadevan, Software Associates; Mr. Anthony Thomas, CIO, GE India; Mr. Dinesh Thampi, Vice President, TCS; Mr. Ashok Pammidi, Regional Director, NASSCOM; Mr. Saji Gopinath, Faculity, IIM Kozhikode; Mr. Rajesh Nair, Director, Ernst and Young; Dr. Jayasankar Prasad, CEO, Kerala Start-up Mission and Mr. Hrishikesh R Nair, CEO, IT Parks-Kerala.