Bangalore gears up for Infovision 2005

BANGALORE: Infovision 2005, the two-day annual global event, will start in Bangalore from 15 September. In it's current avatar, the event is devoted to theme based panels on IT & Content Management, Knowledge Management, E-Publishing, Search Engines & Data Mining, E-Learning & Digital Libraries, Intellectual Property Rights.

The event will witness several international and national speakers sharing their views. Over 500 delegates are expected to participate. Prominent personalities attending the seminar will include Council of Scientific & Industrial Research DG R. A. Mashelkar, Microsoft Research India MD P. Anandan, School of Information Science and University of Pittsburg, USA dean Ronald Larsen, states an official release.

The seminar will conclude with its recommendations on Policy Framework for Information Society. The proceedings of InfoVision Summit will be brought out as a well edited White paper on "Information Sciences & Industry in India and the growth opportunities in the global mainstream".

India's share in the global information market place which is estimated at over US$ 200 billion annually (textual and multimedia content for education and general information; excludes music and broadcast media) has not yet been assessed.

This first ever event is organised by the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-B), Bangalore and, Informatics (India) Limited, Bangalore. Partnering with this event are several leading Government and corporate organizations such as - the Technology Information Programme, a unit of DSIR, Govt. of India, Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India, Cyber Media Services, International Data Corporation (IDG), Springer Science + Business Media, Germany and Blackwell Publishers, UK.

The vision of this summit is to serve as a platform for the industry and academia to meet and shape the needs of the new information society. As the society transits towards the knowledge economy, information and knowledge become critical assets. Content becomes the key resource and, the hardware and software industries act as the backbone. India's share in the global trade has doubled over the last decade. India's spending on, education and knowledge creation is continuously growing corporate and academia leaders will provide insights into trends and developments for the Indian industry for developing a roadmap for content development for the global knowledge economy as per the official release for the event.

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