Nashik Information Technology Association
I am honoured and excited about the opportunity to serve as the founding President of the Nashik Information Technology Association (NITA). NITA will definitely strive to be the nodal body for fulfilling needs and requirements of the IT industry in Nashik.
Information Technology companies have been instrumental for India's growth story from last 3 decades. The city of Nashik and the IT companies in Nashik have also contributed to this growth. Nashik holds a good ranking in the fastest growing cities of India and offers an environment for the growth of IT Sector. To add to the growth story of the city, the IT industry in Nashik has come together and recently formed Nashik Information Technology Association. NITA has recently been registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
Beginning with each one of you, we have many good reasons to feel optimistic about the future of the IT industry in India and particularly in Nashik. Nashik is home to more than 100+ Start-ups, 150 Small and Medium IT companies & 50 IT-enabled service companies that represent Nashik globally. These IT companies employ more than 10000 Engineering and other Graduates. NITA as it is popularly known as aims to develop a unanimous platform for over 350 small and medium-sized IT companies based at Nashik. NITA would represent Nashik IT Sector at various IT & Industrial forums, Institutes, International Forums, Exhibitions & Government bodies and would become a strong voice of Nashik IT companies in India and abroad.
The current Executive Committee of NITA will work towards achieving the objectives of the association. Amongst its long-term objectives, the Executive Committee will focus on:
Build-up the Start-up Story: Nashik has good start-up culture which needs a further boost. NITA has planned a Start-up Series events which would be first of its kind in Nashik. This event shall give guidance to build IT product companies, imparts training on how to present your case study in front of Investors. The main purpose would be to have acclaimed mentors and investors, investing companies to visit Nashik and help the IT industry to grow in Nashik.
Develop the Local Talent: Nashik is home to more than 20 Engineering colleges and many more other Educational Institutes which churn out over 8000 IT graduates every year. But still, there is a shortage of good IT talent in Nashik. NITA's endeavour would be to collaborate with the Educational Institutes and the IT companies to develop the local talent pool which will help the IT industry grow in Nashik. NITA would also contribute to the development of faculty in these institutes and in developing HR processes in IT companies in Nashik.
Develop the brand Nashik IT: Nashik is known outside India as a Grapes or a Wine destination or for its rich cultural heritage - a place of pilgrimage. NITA's main goal would be to make Nashik also known as an IT Product Destination all over the world. NITA would drive various programs which would create the best product development practices amongst its members and would create platforms where customers all the world can get exposure to the product development skills of Nashik.
The Current Office Bearers and the Executive Committee are totally committed to fulfilling the expectations of the members of NITA and the Nashik IT industry. Very soon the membership drive would be undertaken to get the members registered. Also, the Advisory Committee would be constituted soon. The EC members appeal to all IT companies, Start-ups& Nashikites to visit their website www.nashikit.com and to keep in touch for the various development & events.
I truly appreciate your support in the coming year and the opportunity to serve as President.
Finally, thank you, all of you, for the tremendous work you are doing.