“We need to have stronger partnerships and collaboration”
This is the last edition where I am addressing you as the President. I thank you all for entrusting me with...
This is the last edition where I am addressing you as the President. I thank you all for entrusting me with this responsibility.
I took this position with many aspirations and ideas. Although not all could be executed, there are some tangible achievements to share. We have revamped ISODA website with new aesthetics and updated details about our members’ strengths and expertise, with the objective to increase collaboration among us.
We created an effective relationship management interface between the Management Committee (MC) and partner companies by appointing a Relationship Manager.
Yet another important initiative is our Media Wing which is active through regular coverage in leading IT magazines and our own internal newsletter ISODA InterConnect. Further, our annual Tech Summit 2016, held in Langkawi, was a huge hit.
To make ISODA count at the regional and national level we must leverage our cumulative strengths. Combined turnover of our members is roughly `7,000 crore.
Imagine our strength when we stand together, be it revenues, skills, resources and geographical coverage. To utilize this value and create strong representation with the government and other external entities, we need to have stronger partnerships and collaboration.
Let me take this opportunity to invite you all to attend the Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of ISODA, scheduled from August 5-6, 2016 at The Resort in Mumbai. We will be electing the new MC on August 5 and have lined up an interesting knowledge-sharing and networking program.
I would like to bid adieu by thanking each one of you for allowing me to serve you. I wish the incoming MC all the best and wish them to take ISODA to greater heights.
L Ashok, President, ISODA