The Technology Senate beckons
This November, IS Managers (CIOs, CTOs and IT Heads)
nationwide will get an opportunity to take part in the largest ever IT event
of its kind. This unique and exclusive event will feature two days of technology
seminars, conferences, roundtable talks, IT awards, theme pavilions, and even
Senate' will be organized by Network Magazine, an enterprise technology magazine
in India. It will be hosted at Kochi on November 26 and 27, 2003.
Network Magazine will selectively invite 200 IS Managers
from large and medium enterprises nationwide. This exclusive community of persons
will be flown to the beautiful coastal city of Kochi, where they will be put
up at luxurious hotels in the city.
And starting November 26, the IS Managers will get
the opportunity to discuss and debate varied technology issues, the significance
of which is unique to the community, and hear views of technology experts, consultants,
The TS objective
The Technology Senate 2003 (TS 2003) will be a two-day
conference on diverse enterprise technology issues with theme pavilions to showcase
technologies and products, special suites for interaction with leading analysts
and technology leaders, a live demonstration of a futuristic network, roundtable
discussions, and the awards ceremonies.
The objective is to create a platform for enterprise
IT Heads to share and gather knowledge from case studies, peers, analysts, technology
The unique offering
TS 2003 is the only event of its kind in Asia. No other
organization has ventured into hosting an editorial driven event on such a grand
Network Magazine has always held firm belief that the
CIO community in India is a vast pool of knowledge and holds a lot of promise.
And in order to respect these qualities in the IS Manager, the magazine has
made the event special by making it a purely editorial team-driven affair.
This means that TS 2003 will only spell value.
And this aspect of the event is something all invitees look forward to very
The exotic city of Kochi, in Kerala has been chosen
as the venue for the event. The idea is to transport the attendees to an exclusive
venue where they will share knowledge and interact with peers, undisturbed.
It has been found that the mind responds to knowledge inputs best when it's
in a new and stimulating environmentat peace and among other peers.
Besides, it's always a good idea to get away from a
busy city and get a fresh outlook in a different environment. Kerala has been
acclaimed as one of the most picturesque destinations of the world (Source:
Discovery Channel, and Condé Nast Magazine).
TS 2003 will be held at the Le Meridien hotel, which
is the most luxurious convention hotel in Kerala.
TS 2003 will be held on Wednesday, November 26, and
Thursday, November 27, 2003. Selected IS Managers will be sent invitations a
few weeks in advance to help them plan their schedules. The invitees will be
flown to Kochi on the evening of Tuesday, November 25, 2003. The return flight
will be on the morning of Friday, November 28, 2003.
The host, Network Magazine, will arrange to fly the
invitees to and from the destination, and will also arrange for the stay and
board of the 200invitees. The host will support the entire expense for the travel
The event highlights
The Technology Senate 2003 will be the first of its
kind in terms of concept, and scale of operations. And the host is proud to
have the Indian IS Manager community as a part of it.
The highlights of the event are as follows:
The IS Managers will reach Le Meridien hotel, in Kochi
on the evening of Tuesday, November 25, 2003. There will be a grand 'Official
Welcome Dinner' at the hotel. This will officially welcome all participants
at the eve of the conference.
The two-day conference will begin on Wednesday, November 26. It will address
diverse enterprise technology issues. The technology tracks are broadly made
by clubbing together similar or sequential technologies that compete for the
enterprise technologist's attention.
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The main tracks are:
- Enterprise Intelligence
- Enterprise Data Management & Storage
- Enterprise Security & Disaster Recovery
- Enterprise Asset Management
The track on Enterprise Intelligence will cover the
areas of ERP/SCM, CRM, and Business Intelligence. The track on Enterprise Data
Management & Storage will cover the areas of NAS/SAN, and Storage Management
Tools. The first day of the conference will feature these tracks.
On the second day there will be a track on Enterprise
Security & Disaster Recovery that will cover the areas of Firewalls/IDSs,
and Disaster Recovery techniques. Another track on Enterprise Asset Management
will cover the areas of managing IT infrastructure, and managing mobile IT assets.
The future enterprise
This is a special exhibit to showcase the latest in
enterprise IT products and solutions from multiple vendors. It will be in the
form of a live and working futuristic network, which will be designed by IIT
The idea is to create a link between research and practicality.
The IS Managers will be taken on a guided tour of the entire network.
There will be theme pavilions to showcase technologies
and products that will significantly impact enterprise networks of the future.
Special suites will be provided to IS Managers to discuss
pertinent technology and management issues with leading analysts and
Roundtable discussions - The voice of the IT Head
Taking advantage of this esteemed gathering, Network
Magazine will conduct theme-based roundtable discussions featuring prominent
IS Managers. Highlights of these discussions will be selectively published in
the magazine's future issues.
Here are some of the discussion topics:
- Technology Future in Banking
- When Implemen-tations go wrong
- Power Conditioning for Effective BCP
- Right Approach to Information Security
- Storage Management [Seagate Technology]
- Linux and the Enterprise
- Managing IT Assets
This is perhaps the most exciting aspect of the Technology
Senate 2003. Network Magazine will give out two awards to the most deserving
The Intelligent Enterprise award - This is an institutional
award in recognition of Indian companies who have optimized the use of IT to
meet their business objectives.
Ernst & Young has devised the awards processes,
and data from the companies will be gathered by the Indian Market Research Bureau
(IMRB). Ernst & Young and IMRB are two undisputed leaders in their respective
fields of specialization.
The process of selection is made among organizations
that have made innovative technology deployments over the last one and a half
years. These deployments should be sizable in terms of investment, and impact
on the end user's positive productivity. At large, the initiative should have
made a positive change on the majority of the organization.
The Security Strategist Award - This is an award to
recognize the initiatives taken by IS Managers in the area of enterprise information
security and is the first-ever of its kind in India.
The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated
outstanding leadership in the field of information security. Awarded to Chief
Security Officers (CSOs), or executives in equivalent positions, the Award identifies
exemplary achievement and excellence in managing enterprise-wide network and
Internet security systems. Recipients of the award represent the pivotal members
of India Inc. and the critical roles they play in ensuring the safety and security
of the enterprise.
The Security Strategist Award applauds the information
security pioneers who have made a lasting contribution to the business community
and economy. It will highlight the criticality of security and the need to have
a well-defined strategy for implementation. The parameters to judge the award
would serve as benchmarks that corporate India could use to judge the effectiveness
of their security initiatives.
The awareness and excitement about the award will serve
dual purposes of deploying security in an enterprise, and the need to have best
practices in security initiatives.
The nominees for the award will have the opportunity
to network with fellow security professionals and executive peers. The event
ceremony will be a premier forum to showcase the nominees' achievements as well
as those of their organizations.
Value for the IT Head
Invitees at the Technology Senate 2003 will have a
lot to benefit.
- They will be able to learn the technologies and
strategies that will shape successful networks today, and in future.
- Learn what their peers are doing in areas of strategy
- Discuss with peers about concern areas and possible
- See what an enterprise network in future can look
like and how it may function.
- Discuss with analysts and technology leaders about
possible game plans for better management.
All work and no play makes
This age old 'words of wisdom' has proven itself correct
over and over again. And since the Technology Senate 2003 is all about wisdom,
the event will feature exciting leisure activities and the choicest cuisine
during the stay.
In November, all roads lead to Kochi. Network Magazine
wishes all the invitees the best.