ITPIO Launched : News covered in the Economic Times of India
Association for Indian origin IT professionals launched in US
18 Aug 2009, 1908 hrs IST, PTI
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SILICON VALLEY: With an objective to bring Indian origin IT professionals at one platform and give them a common voice, an association of IT
professionals has been launched here.
"ITPIO gives an opportunity to all IT professionals and other professionals as well to communicate with each other," Sri Chawla, CEO of US Microtech and a philanthropist in the Silicon Valley said in his inaugural address.
The first chapter of the Association of IT Professionals of Indian Origin (ITPO) was launched in the Silicon Valley on August 15 - India's Independence Day.
"IT professionals from India are well known and perceived for their skills, professionalism and success - yet they do not have an organisation representing their professional interest," Khanderao Kand, founder of ITPIO said.
"ITPIO is a great platform for everyone from entry level to C level with an objective to promote the professional leadership to make an Indian Imprint on the progress of world," Kand added.
Speaking on the difficult times being faced by IT industry
, well known CEO and Entrepreneur Coach Dr Prasad Kaipa in his key note address said, "Turbulent times are the appropriate times for positive deviance, for stretching, risk taking and this will show up us as leaders."
Primarily focusing on fostering the leadership and personal development of IT professionals of Indian Origin, ITPIO has also initiated chapters in Denver,Washington, Seattle Hyderabad and Bangalore.