Two more Kerala based medium sized Information Technology (IT) companies have opened offices in the Oceania countries with plans to expand business in the region.
Experion Technologies and PITS Solutions, both based in Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, have set up business offices in New Zealand and Australia respectively, following their visit there as part of the Kerala IT delegation.
The delegation was organized as a part of Global IT Connect, the flagship program of the Government of Kerala and Group of Technology Companies (GTech), the industry body of IT and ITeS companies in the state, which promotes technology and business collaboration between the IT companies here and their counterparts in various geographies.
“Collaboration is the way forward as technologies keep evolving faster than ever before. Companies can use technology developed elsewhere to augment their products and solutions, instead of reinventing the wheel. This is possible only if there is knowledge sharing and collaboration between companies. Global IT Connect envisages accomplishing this objective,” said Shri P H Kurian, Principal Secretary, Industries and IT, Government of Kerala who led the delegation.
The delegation comprised CXOs of fourteen IT organizations from the state. The delegation held business meetings in Sydney, Melbourne (both Australia), Auckland, Christchurch (both New Zealand) and Singapore during the two week visit.
“All of us run global companies with clients in different parts of the globe. However, only partnerships can take us to markets in the more distant geographies. Likewise, collaboration help the companies in those regions get an entry into the markets we operate in, so long as we do not work on competing technologies,” said Shri Binu Jacob, Convenor of the Business Focus Group of GTech.
“We used to do majority of our business in European countries. Our last visit to Australia gave us an insight into the opportunities there. Hence the decision to enter into a joint venture with a company in Melbourne”, said Shri Rafeek K Mohammed, Chief Executive Officer of PITS Solutions.
“Close to ten small and medium IT companies from Kerala have offices or joint ventures with local partners in the Oceania region. We hope to strengthen the relationship in the years to come,” said Shri Hrishikesh Nair, Chief Executive Officer, Infopark, who was part of the delegation.
Large homegrown companies like IBS Software and medium sized companies like Reflections Technologies, Zyxware Technologies and Accolade Technologies already have offices in Australia.