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Session on “Future of IT Industry “ on 11 March 2015 ( tomorrow), 5:30 PM @ Travancore Hall, Park Centre

Session on “Future of IT Industry “ on 11 March 2015 ( tomorrow), 5:30 PM @ Travancore Hall, Park Centre Prathidhwani, socio-cultural organization of Technopark employees is organising a seminar on "The Future of IT Industry”. Seminar will have voices of all stakeholders from the field and academia. Confirmed speakers include, Mr. Satish Babu - Director, ICFOSS, Prof K N Harilal and Prof K J Joseph, both from Centre for Development Studies (CDS), a premier Economic Research institution, Mr. Joseph C Mathew, CEO Standout IT Solutions & Ex-IT Advisor to Chief Minister, Kerala and many more prominent personalities from the industry are expected to participate. There will be a Q&A session as well. Seminar is expected to give shape to more thoughts and actions. Event is scheduled on March 11th Wednesday 5:30 pm at Travancore Hall, Park Centre, Technopark. Image removed.  Speakers Profile : Image removed.Mr. Satish Babu  - is the Director of the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), an autonomous academic/research institution of the Government of Kerala. Satish Babu was served as the president of various organisations like Computer Society of India (CSI), South-East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC). He was the spokesperson and chief organizer of the 2001 "Freedom First!" Conference that introduced the concept and vision of Free Software in Kerala and India. He was a co-founder of the Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) and its Executive Secretary during 2003-2010. He joined the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) as its first Director. In 1999, he, jointly with three other colleagues, promoted InApp Information Technologies. Image removed.Prof K N Harilal -  Centre for Development Studies(CDS), one of the foremost development economics research centers in the country. He served as the Member of Kerala State Planning Board. Ph.D. in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Publications eynolds David and Harilal K.N. (2006), Kerala: A Union Alternative to Corporate Globalization, Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, Volume 9, March Narasimha Reddy D, Harilal K N and Jayaranjan J (2005), Understanding WTO: A Media Toolkit, Panos, South Asia, Kathmandu, Nepal. Harilal, K.N. and P.L.Beena (2005) Reining in Rules of Origin Based Protectionism: A Critique of WTO Initiatives, Economic and Political Weekly, 40(51), December 17-25.     Image removed.Prof K J Joseph - Professor, Centre for Development Studies(CDS),Member , Steering Commitee on India-EU Cooperation in Science and Technology [ Ministry of SUT] Member, Globelics Scientific Board
  • Postdoctoral research in Economics ,Yale University (Economic Growth Center)
  • Ph.D in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University ,
  • M.Phil in Applied Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • M. A in Economics, Dr John Matthai Center, University of Calicut (University Topper)
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Image removed. Joseph C Mathew, Ex-IT Advisor to Chief Minister & CEO of Standout IT solutions