To the Indian community of experts
The time has come, to get together with your talented peers,
head to the Pearl of the Orient, and take part in the largest IT event of its
kind in Asia. The Technology Senate 2004 beckons us all. The event this year
will be held on an even grander scale. A foreign destination, talented speakers,
awards in newer categories, theme pavilions, panel discussions, and a live demonstration
of the future enterprise will be the most compelling learning experiences.
I would like to thank you all for the enthusiastic response
we received last year at Technology Senate 2003. Many doubted if we could pull
of an event of such magnitude-after all we had to bring together 200 thought
leaders, like yourself, under one roof at a faraway destination like Cochin,
And now that history has proved us successful, we invite
you for a repeat performance, and this time in a larger team which will include
200 technology experts from India, and around 50 CIOs from top Sri Lankan companies.
The Sri Lankan government will support the event as a partner Country. Technology
Senate 2004 is an international event now.
Like last year, the event will host the Intelligent Enterprise
Awards for innovation in IT implementation, and the Security Strategist Awards
for CIOs for industry-leading initiatives in enterprise information security.
The response from Indian enterprises has been overwhelming, to say the least.
We have already received submissions from 110 companies for
the Intelligent Enterprise Awards, and 135 companies for the Security Strategist
The Event will also host six dedicated theme pavilions. Each
pavilion will showcase best and latest technologies and products likely to impact
future enterprise IT.
Leisure activities like golf on the beach, a castle theme
dinner, a mega shopping tour, a tour to Kandy, and exotic and international
cuisine will entertain in the after-conference hours. And the option to get
your spouse along will make it a memorable visit.
I dedicate the next few pages to the forthcoming event. They
talk about the awards, knowledge-sharing forums, and other activities you can
expect at the event.
By now, you must have already begun to receive invitations
from our team along with the detailed itinerary. So pack your bags, and we hope
to see you soon in Colombo.
Sandeep Ajgaonkar, Associate Editor