The IT Association of Andhra Pradesh (ITAAP) which is having 200 members, today elected new office bearers.
Sreedhar Kosaraju, Managing Director of Nimaisoft as President, Lakshmi Mukkavilli MD, Patra India as President-Designate, Sudhakar Pantula, CEO, Prospecta as Vice President, Kiran Sangita, CEO, Sails Solutions as Secretary and Srihari Edara, Director, Quant Systems as Treasurer.
For Vizag Chapter of ITAAP Sudhakar Pantula, CEO, Prospecta, has been elected as Chairman Kishore Dasari Director, VGS as Vice Chairman
Addressing the members during the meeting President Sreedhar Kosaraju said that 3500 crore IT industry in Andhra Pradesh is passing through challenging phases. 80 percent of the staff is on Work from Home mode basis. Despite initial hiccups, now they are able to streamline their work from the home process.
District administration and IT department extended their timely help by issuing more than 1000 employee and vehicle passes promptly by creating an exclusive task force to address the needs of the IT industry in these Covid-19 pandemic situations. He also said, he is quite hopeful for early clearances of IT incentives in line with AP government’s MSME incentives. Towards this end, I will pursue with the government for early disbursal of pending incentives.
Stating further Mr. Sreedhar, we have shared inputs with the government to bring out attractive IT Policy. AP is the first state coming with an exclusive Work from Home IT initiative. Many of the workforce in the IT industry is from Telugu states, especially from AP. We are confident of taking the lead with suitable incentives and IT policy.
He also welcomed the decision of IT University in Vizag and for that ITAAP is closely working with govt to formulate the Industry oriented courses in the University. With the formation of IT University, we will overcome the challenge of skilled manpower in Andhra Pradesh and for this, ITAAP will continue to work with AP Government to create conducive IT ecosystem
To address the issues of companies in IT Hills a new chapter is formed which covers Madhurawada to Bhogapuram, S Mahesh Babu S Location Head, Conduent elected as Chairman and Manohar Dendi Location Head, Cardlytics as Vice Chairman.