Indian innovation takes centre stage at CeBIT INDIA 2015

Bangalore/India – 30th October 2015. CeBIT is the largest IT expo across the globe, attended by leading technology innovators, academia, service providers as well as global IT buyers. Every year, the Hannover fair attracts footfall of about two lakh senior business leaders, technology heads, industrial scientists and top policy makers across the world for discussing and forging serious collaborations. More than 300 Indian engineering companies, including public sector giants participated at this year’s fair, seeking technology collaborations, business tie-ups and showcasing their capabilities to be the world supplier of high-tech goods and specialised services. This Indo-German partnership is set to be further strengthened at CeBIT Hannover 2016, as the show will highlight Indian contribution to global technology innovation.

Elaborates Mr. Jan-Hendrik, Global Account Manager, Deutsche Messe AG, `With USD $21 billion bilateral engagement, Germany is India’s sixth largest trading partner. This year’s show will not only cement Indo-German collaboration for technology innovation, but also provide a global platform for Indian entrepreneurs to showcase their innovation. Through initiatives like Scale 11, we aim to connect entrepreneurs with experienced decision-makers, and build a strong ecosystem where innovation can thrive. This year’s show will also see an increased participation from various state governments, scheduled to be a part of the Digital India FICCI pavillion.‘

Elucidated Dr. Arbind Prasad, Director General, FICCI, ‘Indian ICT sector has evolved and expanded globally and has become one of the world’s biggest sources for the ICT industry. Developing into a key component of global economy, Indian ICT companies have earned respect all around the world. Recently Government of India has launched various flagship campaigns like Make in India, Digital India and Smart Cities. These campaigns generate new business opportunities, and will also be fueling Indian ICT sector in achieving new levels in upcoming years. These programs require collaborative efforts between various stakeholders, including government of India and industry for its successful implementation and for overall development of the country. FICCI is always committed towards the sustainable growth and development of ICT sector in India, associating and working closely with initiatives taken by Government of India and industry. To build a strong foundation for expansion of ICT’s role in all sectors, digital transformation of India and for the growth of Indian economy, FICCI is actively involved with all related stakeholders on regular basis. With the same ambition FICCI is mounting an industry delegation along with the support and presence of government of India, to CEBIT Hannover in March 2016. The aim of this participation is to promote India as an ICT investment destination, establish new business opportunities and to showcase strength of India’s ICT sector globally.

“We are extremely excited to continue our association with CeBIT. Our pavillion at the show will highlight the government’s Digital India campaign with a special focus on innovation by Indian states. The recently launched Digital India initiative has the potential to catalyse the investment process in the technology and manufacturing sector. We look forward to connecting with global leaders at the show to mobilize partnerships with Indian stakeholders and achieve the Digital India dream.“
The FICCI pavilion will also have participation from state governments of Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha.

The CeBIT d!conomy Conference, a joint production between Deutsche Messe’s CeBIT team and Euroforum, is dedicated to digital transformation as the key to future competitiveness. It is endorsed by Germany’s Minister of Economics, Sigmar Gabriel, who has agreed to act as the event’s official patron. “It is very pleasing see that CeBIT, the world’s biggest digital showcase, has initiated a new conference,” he said.

Vodafone, a conference partner, will deliver a keynote address and organize a special evening event. The d!conomy Conference is a valuable opportunity for business users to talk about what digital transformation means for them. Among the business leaders sharing their experiences and reference projects will be Dr. Andrea von Aubel, a member of the Board of Management of AXA Konzern AG, Wolfgang Gärtner, CIO Germany at Deutsche Bank, and Frank Sennhenn, CEO of German railway infrastructure provider DB Netz.

About CeBIT
Staged annually in Hannover, Germany, CeBIT is the world’s leading showcase for everything to do with digitization. Global enterprises, SMEs, startups and other companies and organizations take part in this unique exhibition/conference for insight into all the essential topics, such as Big Data & Analytics, Cloud Applications, Mobile Solutions, Social Business, IT Security and the Internet of Things. The parallel CeBIT Global Conferences offer a comprehensive array of keynotes and forums addressing all of the hottest trends in the digital industry. The Partner Country for CeBIT 2016 is Switzerland. For details, visit




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