12 January 2023
ICT Minister Discusses Cooperation Opportunities with Executives of NASSCOM, IIT, STPI in India

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat met, today, with the Director of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi Rangan Banerjee, in New Delhi, India. They discussed exchanging expertise and establishing international partnerships in preparing training programs and creating a talent pool in ICT.

IIT is a world-renowned institute specialized in software and systems development. Having more than 20 branches in different Indian cities, IIT has a local flavor of study and research in each branch that offers consultancy to each city-related industries.

During the meeting, the two sides delved into cooperation with Egypt University of Informatics (EUI) and the Information Technology Institute (ITI) in specialized academic training and education.

The ICT Minister also met with Vice President and Head of Global Trade Development at the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) Shivendra Singh and officials from NASSCOM members. NASSCOM has 3,000+ members that constitute 90% of the revenue of the IT and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) sector, the largest employer within the private sector.

The two sides discussed enhancing cooperation in training and in developing the outsourcing and offshoring industry through coordination between the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and NASSCOM.

For their part, the representatives of NASSCOM members said they looked forward to cooperating with the Egyptian tech companies implementing digital transformation projects.

In a similar vein, the ICT Minister and his accompanying delegation visited the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) HQ in Delhi. He met with Director General Arvind Kumar.

STPI is a premier science and technology organization under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. It is engaged in promoting IT/ITES Industry, innovation, R&D, start-ups, product/IP creation in emerging technologies. STPI is establishing centers of entrepreneurship (CoEs) and technology incubators across the country in a collaborative manner. It has 33 CoEs.

The two sides agreed to enhance cooperation in fostering software development, innovation, R&D, and start-ups, as part of Egypt’s efforts to create an environment conducive to digital innovation and entrepreneurship through Creativa Innovation Hubs.

The meetings were attended by ITIDA Acting CEO Ahmed Elzaher, Assistant ICT Minister for Strategy and Implementation Sherine El-Guindy, and Assistant ICT Minister for Global Information Infrastructure (GII) Mohamed Nasr Eldin.

It is worth noting that the ICT Minister and his accompanying delegation are visiting India on January 9-13. They are meeting with Indian government officials and CEOs of major ICT companies to discuss enhancing cooperation and attracting investments to the Egyptian market.
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