Chennai awaits Connect 2008

DQW Bureau
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Chennai will be witnessing a major conference 'Connect 2008', on the eve of

the annual Information and Communication Technology (ICT) event. Confederation

of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Government of Tamil Nadu will

conduct the 8th edition of this event between Sep 11-13 at the Chennai Trade

Center. M Karunanidhi, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu will inaugurate the

conference and Andimuthu Raja, Union Minister for Communications and IT, and

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of State for Communications will address the


Based on the delibera-tions of 'Connect 2007' the Government of Tamil Nadu

has come out with a proposal of starting an ICT Academy, which would collaborate

with the industry people and restructure college curricula to suit the industry

requirements. The first course of the academy would be launched during October

this year and the portal for the academy will be inaugurated during the eve of

Connect 2008. ICT Academy will have prominent members from Dell, Nokia and HP.

Two other important events will happen concurrently with Connect 2008. One is

the Computer Society of India (CSI) Annual Convention, which returns to Chennai

after 12 years, in association with the South East Asia Regional Computer

Confederation (SEARCC). The other event is 'Taitronics India' organized by the

Taiwan Trade Center, which will showcase consumer electronics, auto parts

accessories, electrical appliances and machinery, electronic components and

services related to wireless and broadband. The CSI Annual Convention will be

held between Sep 10-13.

The theme for the convention is 'Connected Society' and will focus on inclusive

growth, leveraging the benefits of technology.