Mumbai-based Trade Association of Information Technology (TAIT) recently concluded its fifth International IT Exhibition and Conference, COM-IT Expo 2012, which was held from December 13 to 16, 2012, in Mumbai.
The event was organized with an aim to educate general public about the developments in the IT sector. Also, this conference offered a platform for introducing the entire range of computer products to the business class and the masses.
The expo that was inaugurated by Sushil Solanki, commissioner of service tax, focused on the entire range of computer products and saw guests and speakers like Surya Naryan, director- sales (India), Intel, M Gurudutt, director -transaction business, Schneider Electric, Raj Kumar Rishi, director, consumer sales - PPS, HP India, Bimal Raj, CEO, Smartlink Network System, and Shoaib Ahmed, president, Tally Solutions.
On the inaugural day, the highlight of the event was the panel discussion on the subject ‘Vendor - CIO relationship?' The session explored the bond between a CIO and a vendor and the associated hygiene factors that a vendor must imbibe for a successful business roadmap. The panelists include Anoop Mathur, president, Centre of Recognition & Excellence, G. Radhakrishna Pillai, CIO, SRL, Subhash Palkar, IT management consultant and chief patron, CIO CHOICE 2013, Zoeb Adenwala, Independent ICT strategist and consultant and chief patron, CIO CHOICE 2013 and Sanjay Mehta, CEO, MAIA Intelligence.
The COM-IT expo saw over 100 companies showcasing their products. The vendor participants includes majors like Intel which presented its latest AIO, processors, motherboards. Other companies like, ASUS, Samsung, HP, Logitech, D-Link, Digisol, i-Ball, Acer, TP-Link, Toshiba, Apacer, Lenovo, Quick Heal Technologies, Escan, Wipro, BenQ, that displayed their entire range of products. Companies like Portronics, Texconics, Live Tech, Icons also displayed their innovative products which was a major attraction at the show.
COM-IT also has to its credit the hard-to-find niche computer products which are not serviced by the large vendors but supplied through direct importers. In addition, the organizers of the expo conducted lucky draw prizes and quiz contest for the visitors.
This year the turnout was at par with the expectations of many. As per the organizers, the first two days witnessed B2B audience like international manufacturers, system integrators, decision makers, national distributors, channel suppliers, CEO's, CFO's, IT managers. Over the weekend, the expo pulled in a lot of computer enthusiasts, and end users which took the footfalls to over 50,000 people over 4 days.