Lakshmi Narayanan takes over as NASSCOM chairman
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Lakshmi Narayanan takes over as NASSCOM chairman

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 11 April 2007, 07:00 Hrs
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Bangalore: NASSCOM, the premier chamber of commerce of the IT software and services industry in India, announced the appointment Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Cognizant Technology Solutions, as the Chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2007-08.

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Deputy Chairman and MD, Zensar Technologies Limited has been appointed Vice Chairman, NASSCOM for the current year.

Announcing the Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2007-08, Mr. Kiran Karnik, President, NASSCOM said, "We are delighted to have Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan taking on the Chairmanship of NASSCOM. He has played an important role, both as a member and as NASSCOM�s Vice Chairman last year. Lakshmi Narayanan, apart from leading one of the global IT companies, is also respected in the industry for his entrepreneurial drive, guidance and leadership. With his direction, we are certain that NASSCOM will attain even greater levels of maturity. We are also extremely pleased to have Dr. Ganesh Natarajan take the position of Vice Chairman, NASSCOM for 2007-08."

Lakshmi Narayanan, Chairman, NASSCOM and Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors, Cognizant said, "I am honored to assume the Chairmanship of NASSCOM at a time when the industry is witnessing good buoyancy and is defining newer benchmarks globally."

"At this stage of the industry's evolution and maturity, the three areas that would receive enhanced focus are innovation, talent development, and security and data protection. The industry needs to bridge the demand and supply dynamics through focused and rapidly scalable talent development, ensure that the high levels of security and data protection become a strategic differentiator, and look at innovation as a sustainable growth engine," he added.

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