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Sandeep Nair becomes MAIT president

New Delhi, Sep 19 (Calcutta Tube) Sandeep Nair Friday took over as the president of the Manufacturer’s Association for Information Technology (MAIT) while Alok Bharadwaj became its vice president for 2010-11.

Nair is the president of Emerson Network Power (India) Pvt Ltd while Bharadwaj is senior vice president at Canon India Pvt Ltd.

Speaking on MAIT’s roadmap for the future, Nair said: ‘The domestic market is vastly unexplored and we need to come up with innovative solutions to deepen the IT penetration beyond the urban masses.’

Creativity, innovation, convergence and collaboration would help put us on a faster growth trajectory, he added.

According to Nair, the challenge today is of creating a robust energy efficient IT infrastructure across the dimensions of the nation to enable easy information access for the masses.

Nair has held several key positions at MAIT, including that of chairman, western region and the vice president, while Bharadwaj has been the member of the executive council.

Bharadwaj said India is entering a ‘golden decade’ that will see a sustainable high economic growth. IT and technology will enable the country to emerge competitive globally in the hardware arena, apart from creating a vibrant domestic market.

‘We need to create a stable policy regime. A robust and encouraging ecosystem covering all aspects of the downstream industry will enable us to emerge as a strong IT manufacturing nation,’ he said.

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