ISODA Elects New Managing Committee For FY 2016-17

The Infotech Software Dealers Association (ISODA) recently concluded its Annual General Meeting on 5th August 2016. The association announced the new managing committee for the year 2016-17. Nilesh Kuvadia, MD, ITCG Solutions has been elected as the new president of ISODA who will take over from the outgoing president L Ashok. Vice Chairperson of the last term, Vipul Datta, CEO Futuresoft has been elected as the chairperson and Dnyanesh Kulkarni, Director, Deltakraft Solutions has been elected as the secretary.

Commenting on his new role, Nilesh Kuvadia said that during his tenure he would focus on bringing higher level of transparency in the proceedings of the association. “ The new managing committee will work towards making ISODA more transparent. We will make sure that we fulfill expectations of our members,” Kuvadia told Channel Times.

Kuvadia also said that the association would increase its membership strength and explore possibility of liaisoning with other prominent national and international IT associations. On the long pending double taxation issue, Kuvadia said that the association would seek more clarity on the taxation structure to comment on the issue.

The two day event started with elections and swearing-in of the new managing committee on the first day, followed by some very interesting and informative lectures and presentations on the second day by ISODA members and guest speakers on important topics -such as taxation, Getting Things Done, Leadership and Conflict Management- that kept the audience in rapt attention.

Vipul Datta, Chairperson, stated the 5 key areas that the new committee would be working on. The association unanimously decided to:
1. Adopt and use more technology to bring partners together – launch of mobile business aggregation app for realtime commercial collaboration amongst partners
2. Liaise with international trade association to help members setup their business in india
3. Build local chapters in the 4-5 potential cities identified by the managing committee
4. Establish strategic alliance with other existing trade associations to collaborate and achieve more focus/commitment from government for larger participation of the SMSE organization in key Govt initiatives
5. Provide members with direct benefits to maximize the business potential.

The new managing committee will be as follows:

a. Chair Person:- Vipul Datta, CEO, Future Soft Pvt Ltd
b. President:- Nilesh Kuvadia, Managing Director, ITCG Solutions Pvt Ltd.
c. Vice Chairperson:- Tushar Parekh, Managing Director, Silicon Netsecure Pvt Ltd.
d. Vice President:- Rajeev Mammidanna, Director, Eden Infol Pvt Ltd.
e. Secretary:- Dnyanesh Kulkarni, Director, Deltakraft Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
f. Treasurer:- Pankaj Goenka, Partner, Icons
g. Regional Secretory – West:- Vimesh Avlani, Properitor, Graftronics
h. Regional Secretory – South:- N.K.Mehta, CEO, Secure Network Solutions India Pvt Ltd
i. Regional Secretory – North:- Kamal Gulati, Managing Director, ITS Technology Solution Pvt. Ltd
j. Regional Secretory – East:- Manasi Saha, Managing Director, Macaws Infotech (P) Limted

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