On 22nd May, Dr. Krishna Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary Departments of Information Technology & Electronics, Government of West Bengal, held a meeting in his office inviting representatives of different chambers in Kolkata who have IT committees or who have a strong IT presence in the state. There were also a few industry members present who are involved in IT operations in the state.
The meeting was a follow up to a meeting held on 8th May. The IT Secretary asked members present if they had any lists prepared on events, either domestic or international, that his ministry could attend to highlight investment opportunities in the state. He also requested chambers and industry to give him names of speakers who could be invited participate at the BGBS on the various topics either at a panel or roundtable discussion. He said that he would write directly to the speakers inviting them. He requested that the speakers should be either from pan India organizations or international. The major emphasis was on:
- technology competition for IT companies on the challenges faced in the sector
- IT electronics and hardware
- Data science
- Start ups
AMCHAM was represented by the Regional Director, Ms. Amada Kidwai.
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