Hyderabad: Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (Hysea) is shifting its focus to become more relevant to its members by concentrating on newer and niche technologies. In addition, the association is also looking at doubling its member count from 300 to 600 by 2020.
This it plans to do by taking on-board smaller companies and startups in the information technology space, while currently it has most of the big corporates as its members.
“We have many major IT companies and MNCs as our members and this has been the trend since our inception. However, going ahead we plan to be more inclusive and relevant and want to focus on getting startups and IT SMEs to become members. This will be a win-win for both the parties, while on the one hand smaller companies will get access to our vast knowledge base and Hysea will be able to focus on niche technologies and concentrate on quality as well as quantity,” said Murali Bollu, president, Hysea.
He was speaking at the curtain raiser of Hysea’s 26th edition of its Annual Summit and Awards that is being organised in association with STPI. The summit 2018 will celebrate design, innovation and startups and will be held on July 27. It will see participation of over 1,000 delegates, 150 startup products and 200 plus industrial leaders.
Bollu also explained that the current members contribute about 90 per cent to the total IT exports of State that stands at Rs 97,000 crore. “We also want to get on-board companies from smaller towns and also want to promote the IT sector in these areas which is in line with the vision of the government of Telangana,” he informed.
The summit will bring together designers, creators and entrepreneurs to build momentum and opportunities. There are five themes this year for the design fest: Tech4Good – which will concentrate on social enterprises with technology as focus; AI meets SAAS, Reimagining entertainment, Chips – not potato, and Unblocking the Chain.
The awards function will be graced by Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu, Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao, Cyient chairman BVR Mohan Reddy and STPI director general Dr Om Kar Rai. The event will be giving away awards in the product innovation space to seven companies out of the 150 nominations. There will be a display of 25 products at the event and the jury will decide the winners out of these 25.