Thiruvananthapuram: Two more Kerala based medium sized Information Technology (IT) companies have opened offices in the Oceania region with plans to expand business in the region. Experion Technologies and PITS Solutions, both based out of Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, have set up business offices in New Zealand and Australia respectively, following their visit here, as a part of the Kerala IT delegation. The delegation was orgnanised as a part of Global IT Connect, the flagship program of the Government of Kerala and Group of Technology Companies (GTech), the industry body of IT and ITeS companies in the State, which promotes technology and business collaboration between the IT companies here and their counterparts in various geographies.
“One need not reinvent the wheel when the technology is available in some part of the world. We can rely on the technology founded elsewhere and use it to augment their products and solutions. This is possible only if there is knowledge sharing and collaboration between companies. Global IT Connect envisages accomplishing this objective”, says P H Kurian, Principal Secretary, Industries and IT, Government of Kerala who led the delegation. The delegation had on it CXOs of fourteen IT organizations from the State. The delegation held business meetings in Sydney, Melbourne (both Australia), Auckland, Christchurch (both New Zealand) and Singapore during the two week visit. In Auckland, the delegation had Business meetings with Auckland based ICT companies. The event was organized by NZTE, ATEED, INZBC and NZ Tech. The delegation also held meetings with the Auckland City Council, Auckland Chamber of Commerce, Auckland University of Technology and Members of Parliament, facilitated by INZBC. In Christchurch, the delegation visited EPIC and met with various companies.
“All of us run global companies with clients in different parts of the globe. However, only partnerships can take us to markets in the more distant geographies. Likewise, collaboration help the companies in those regions get an entry into the markets we operate in, so long as we do not work on competing technologies”, says Binu Jacob, Convenor of the Business Focus Group of GTech.
"More than ten small and medium IT companies from Kerala have offices or joint ventures with local partners in the Oceania region. We hope to strengthen the relationship in the years to come", says Hrishikesh Nair, Chief Executive Officer, Infopark.
"This was the second trip of the GTech delegation to New Zealand. The highlight of the trip was the enhanced interest on both sides, which was reflected in the number of New Zealand agencies that came forward to support the mission. We hope to fully operationalise the MoU signed with INZBC last year", says Renjith Ramanujam, Chief Executive Officer, GTech.
Photo Caption: Binu Jacob, MD & CEO, Experion Technologies, exchange MoUs with the local partner Jay Changlani, in Auckland, New Zealand.
Photo Caption: Mr. Kurian, adressing the Kiwi companies.