Sunday, September 17, 2006

Career workshop for IT professionals

This weekend there was a career workshop organized by the ‘Silicon India’ group. This is the fifth time they are organizing such a career workshop and job fair. I attended this workshop for the fourth time and this time the theme was on ‘tech trends’. Country heads and senior directors from various organizations spoke about product development, web 2.0 and software services. It was pretty good to get senior people’s perspectives especially in the area of product development in India.

Since the enterprise and retail markets in India is not showing immediate potential for software products, most of the Indian software product companies are building products for global markets from India which is a challenging task. Lack of customer awareness, time-zone difference, attrition and shortage of senior technical people are some of the problem areas that need to be addressed. It was good to listening on how various organizations are dealing with these problems.

The organizers ‘Silicon India’, is having a very successful magazine in the silicon valley USA and they are promoting a similar magazine ‘The smart techie’ (http://www.thesmarttechie.com/) from Bangalore. I have been a regular reader of their magazine as well. The magazine gives the business angle of Indian software industry which I feel is very vital for tech industry professionals. In their current issue one of my articles titled ‘The manager mania’ got published and you can access it from http://www.thesmarttechie.com/Magazine/

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