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1st SKOCH Summit

1st SKOCH Summit | Wednesday | 26 March 2003 | The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi

1st SKOCH Summit was held on the 26th March 2003 at the Oberoi Hotel, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi – 110003, India. The seminar was attended by more than 150 delegates who came from the US, Singapore, and all of India. That included analysts, CIOs, CEOs, academia, and the government.

SKOCH numbers over the years have become a benchmark for the IT Industry, analysts, and even the government for getting a real grassroots level perspective on where we are headed.

There was a panel discussion with participation from the industry, academia, media, and the government on the issue: “An Agenda for Encouraging SME Software Exports”.

1st SKOCH Summit 2003, coincided with the SKOCH Challengers 2003 Awards. The Summit has assumed special importance in view of the persisting uncertainties concerning the slump in the IT industry, trade barriers in export territories, the Digital Divide, and international hostilities.

In an industry littered with awards that focused only on revenues, we recently presented the Challengers 2003 Awards which brought a unique positioning to the Indian IT industry. The Challengers Awards were based on the following criteria: Companies that are expected to double their market share in three years or earlier, Fastest growing companies & Lifetime Achievement.

09:30-10:00Registration (Tea/Coffee) 
10:00-10:30Opening and Skoch IT Industry BriefingSameer Kochhar
10:30-11:00Vision – 2006 – KeynoteDr. D.B. Phatak, Prof. and Head KReSIT
11:00-11:30Networking Break (Tea/Coffee) 
11:30-12:15Role of govt. in IT development – panel discussionSamsung/Mr. Laxminarayan/Sameer/AMD/DBP
12:15-12:45STPI EcosystemMr. S.N. Zindal, DG, STPI
12:45-13:30Agenda for encouraging SME Software Exports- Panel discussionR. Chandrashekhar/Veer Sagar/P. Aggrawal/Sameer/DCSSI
13:30-14:30Networking Break (Lunch) 
14:30-15:30Taking IT Upcountry- Panel DiscussionCanon/J.S. Bhave/Val/Ravi/Sameer/
14:30-15:00IT in Education – Vidya VahiniDr. Gulshan Rai, Executive Director, ERNET
15:00-15:30Making Open Source and PC penetration a viable business-PanelDr. S. Ramakrishnan/SK/Reg/DBP/Ravi
15:30-16:00Networking Break (Tea/Coffee) 
16:00-16:30Enabling India through ITGuest of Honor
16:20-17:30Challengers-2003 AwardsGuest of Honor/Sameer Kochhar
10:15-11:00Registeration (Tea/Coffee) 
11:00-11:45Opening and Skoch Analysis of IT IndustrySameer Kochhar, CEO, Skoch
11:45-12:30Vision-2006 Keynote AddressDr. D.B. Phatak, Prof. & Head KReSIT
12:30-12:45Unix and Linux – A three year perspectiveReg Broughton, VP & GM, The SCO Group
12:45-13:00STPI EcosystemMr. S. N. Zindal, D.G., STPI
13:00-14:00Networking Break (lunch) 
14:00-14:45Agenda for encouraging SME Software ExportsVeer Sagar/ Sameer Kochhar/ P. Aggrawal/Val Souza/DBP
14:45-15:00The e-Governance OpportunityMr. R. Chandrashekhar, J.S., MIT
15:00-15:15IT in Education- Vidya VahiniDr. Gulshan Rai, Exec. Director, ERNET
15:15-15:30Making Open Source and IT Penetration a Viable BusinessDr. S. Ramakrishnan
15:30-16:00Networking Break (Tea) 
16:00-16:30Enabling India Through ITOpen
16:30-17:30Challengers-2003 Awardsskoch
10:00-11:00Registeration & Networking (Tea/Coffee) 
11:00-12:00Opening and Skoch Analysis of IT IndustrySameer Kochhar, CEO, Skoch
12:00-12:45Vision-2006 Keynote AddressDr. D.B. Phatak, Prof. & Head KReSIT
12:45-13:00Unix and Linux – A three year perspectiveAvinash K. Verma, VP, The SCO Group
13:00-14:00Networking Break (lunch) 
14:00-14:15STPI EcosystemSTPI
14:15-15:00Agenda for encouraging SME Software ExportsPanel Discussion
15:00-15:15The e-Governance OpportunityMr. S. Chandrashekhar, J.S., DIT
15:15-15:30IT in Education- Vidya VahiniDr. Gulshan Rai, ERNET
15:30-16:00Networking Break (Tea) 
16:00-16:15Making Open Source and IT Penetration a Viable BusinessMr. S. Ramakrishnan, Sr. Director, DIT
16:15-17:30Challengers-2003 Awards 


SKOCH Summits have invariably created knowledge sharing platforms of top-notch thinkers, policy makers & industry leaders. SKOCH Summits are well researched. Given the primary strength of the company in areas of consultancy, research, assessments & public affairs, we are able to bring together the highest number of emergent & existing opportunities together - to share, to ideate & to move forward.


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