From: Madhukar Shukla
XLRI to host seminar on IT verticals on November 6-7
Jamshedpur, Oct 22 XLRI, the premier B-School, is to hold the 6th
annual convention on information technology on November 6-7.
Called the National IT Seminar 2004 (NITS) the two-day meet organised by
the B-SchoolÂs student body ÂSOCRATESÂ has ÂIT in industry verticalsÂ as
the theme of the convention.
According to Prof Ashis K Pani of XLRI, ÂThrough the seminar NITS aims
to bring forward the latest developments in information technology,
their implications for business and the ways in which businesses can
leverage these technologies to achieve competitivenessÂ.
The verticals which would be addressed include banking and financial
services, organized retail, telecommunications, manufacturing and human
The two-day event shall witness the presence of Kiran Karnik, president,
NASSCOM, who is to preside over the inaugural ceremony. Industry
technical heads, users and consultants from Microsoft Corporation, Tata
Consultancy Services, IBM, Cognizant, ICICI Bank, Wipro, Ernst & Young,
Infosys, Verizon, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Patni Computer Systems,
Hindustan Petroleum, Tata Steel, Cummins India and TRAI would also be
part of the conference.
According to Gaurav Bhatnagar, secretary, SOCRATES, the unique selling
point (USP) this year is the face-off concept being adopted which, in a
problem-solution format would mean that speakers from both IT end-users
and IT solution-providers would collaborate to make it seamless