Confed-ITA Gets New Team; Stresses On Innovation
Kodaikanal: Confed ITA, the IT forum of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry recently conducted its AGM and member summit here. The two-night event witnessed participation from the vendors in the form of sponsors, regional distributors, sub-distributors, resellers, retailers and solution providers. The summit was conducted at Kodaikanal for the second time in the decade.
During the inaugural day, the previous year’s team presented the activities rolled out during their tenure which included the accounts, sports and business activities, member-welfare health activities and vendor-related activities. Speaking out of his experience, Balasubramaniam, former president requested the new team to start maintaining the accounts from the Day 1 rather than waiting till the end for a collective accounting process. During his tenure, all the accounts were made live and digitized.
During the handovers, Sujay K Vijayan thanked the past presidents and his predecessors who helped his team for the smooth functioning, past treasurer Kumar handed over a laptop (housing the accounting details), banking accounts and the details of the migrated accounts. The visual display in the large screen, the analytics of the expenditures was the major highlight in the event.
In his acceptance speech, M Ramesh, president of the Confed-ITA said that the new team will work on his goal, ‘Think innovatively’. Confed-ITA will plan to conduct meetings related to GST and other business needs regularly. Including new product lines and seeking special support from the vendors during the festival sessions are some of his plans. Post-sales service is also a major concern for the members and we will be having special policies on after-sales issues.
Santha Satheesh, Chairman, Saantham group of institutions, and chief guest of the event, appreciated the forum for its transparency, integrity and member-welfare activities. He also advised the members to make use of the digital development, the country is heading towards.
The event also had various associations presenting about themselves explaining their activities and their roadmap during the road ahead. Confed-ITA selects the best associations among the member-associations on the basis of their activities. Following tough competition among the forums, this year, the award was shared by two associations-Puducherry and Tirunelveli. Both th e forums were selected on the basis of two parameters- regular activities within their association and participation with the government.
Close to Six hundred members across the state participated in the event is slated to happen for three days. On the vendor side, there were stalls and presentations.