Iamai to organise digital summit later this month


MUMBAI: The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is organising the India Digital Summit 2007 on 18 and 19 January 2007 in New Delhi. This will look at the progress the internet and mobile are making.

The organisation notes that the internet has ushered in a quiet but definite revolution at homes, offices and cyber cafes in India and changed the way we look for content, communicate or undertake commercial transactions. Whether it is through the PC or the ubiquitous mobile device, internet and wireless based technologies are transforming the socio-economic fabric of India in ways that we never thought of before.

The combination of technologies and devices have for the first time thrown open the possibility of acting as a great leveler making it possible to 'walk the talk' on empowerment and inclusiveness. Communications, availability of content and commercial transactions are much more efficient. cost effective and pervasive due to these technologies.

The speakers at the seminar will include People Group chairman Anupam Mittal, eBay India chairman Avnish Bajaj, On Mobile CEO Arvind Rao, ACL Wireless persident Atanu Mandal and Connecturf MD and CEO Neville Taraporewala.

The first day looks at the internet. The topics are the driving forces of the Internet in India, how businesses can use it, what the net can offer and the role of the youth in driving net uptake. The second day looks at the mobile in terms of value added services. The speakers will look at what makes a successful mobile marketing company in India. then theer is the issue of forces that are driving adoption beyond metroplolitain cities.

The panellists will also look at whether the policy environment is right for mobile value added services industry.

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