Swami Nathan, Ho Chi Minh City:
Infotech Software Dealers Association, the leading software dealers association of India has organized the seventh version of their annual flagship event ‘Tech Summit’ ISODA TS7 here yesterday in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Rajeev Mamidanna, Vice President and TechSummit 7 Chairman – ISODA, in his welcome speech, explained the theme of the summit eXcel through strengthening the alliances , XXX- eXcellerate yourself for the next level of skill sets and eXceed- not just as an individual but also as an entire team and stakeholder. Rajeev also quoted 4 leaders to assert the common qualities among them.
The session was followed by brain-storming sessions to discuss the SWOT analysis of the channel partners with respect to the current scenario. Biren Shah, Managing Director, Adit Microsys and Jagannath Kallakurchi, Managing Director & CEO at Choice Solutions were the speakers. They discussed on the key opportunities for channel partners in the current scenario which included the new age start-ups, opportunities through the payment models changing in India. They stressed the importance of having a strategies for the trends like e-payments, changes in the Visa policies from the government and data management. The duo stressed that GST is a double-sided sword and the next big thing is mobile. The participants were asked to look beyond the comfort-zone, invest in technologies and collaborate with startups. “The way new age start ups are growing is phenomenal and they are the real competitors for us. We should try to include them and collaborate with them in all possible way”, Jagannath said.
Simplivity discussed on hyper-convergence and how it is changing the scenario of many enterprises. It was also told that Hyper-converged is the highest growing segment and accelerating 71.4% growth in 2015 according to research firms. Sophos, another sponsor for the event announced their launch of the new avatar of their new partner website and mobile application.
The summit started with the recap of the previous year’s summit that happened in Langkawi. The photo collage of the previous year was the center of attraction. For the first time, the association had received many members themselves turning sponsors in the form of welcome drink, welcome dinner and tea breaks.
More than 90 participants across the country has participated.