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Kris Gopalakrishnan launches itihaasa research, digital

Updated: Aug 22, 2016 16:21 IST

New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): S. Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder Infosys and Chairman Axilor Ventures today announced the launch of itihaasa Research and Digital - a first-of-its-kind company to research contemporary topics of relevance to the IT industry.

Present on the occasion were S. Ramadorai - former Vice Chairman of TCS, Ashank Desai - founder and former Chairman of Mastek Limited, Harish Mehta - Founder of Onward Technologies Ltd and Professor Deepak Phatak (Professor of Computer Science, IIT Bombay).

The successful launch and response to itihaasa history of Indian IT, a unique digital museum app that recounts the history of Indian IT since the 1950shas led to the launch of itihaasa Research and Digital.

The company will lead initiatives to partner with researchers in top notch universities in India and across the world to research the evolution and impact of the IT industry in India.

"itihaasa history of Indian IT, our first project, was to relate the incredible story of Indian IT to many more people across the world. itihaasa unearthed hidden nuggets and insights that make for a most compelling digital museum. I thank each one of the 44 leaders who graciously agreed to be a part of this initiative. Without their unstinting cooperation, this story would never have been told," said Co-founder Infosys and Chairman Axilor Ventures, Kris Gopalakrishnan.

"Based on the success of itihaasa: history of Indian IT research, I am establishing itihaasa Research and Digital, a Not for Profit Company, to research contemporary history of Indian IT and emerging IT trends in modern India. The objective of itihaasa's research is to enhance our understanding of the evolution of Indian IT, its impact, and future trajectories. We will partner with top notch researchers and universities, research organizations, industry associations -in India and across the world - to achieve our objective. I believe that this research is important for India to further enhance her position as a world leader in IT."

"Based on the success of itihaasa, history of Indian IT research, I am establishing itihaasa Research and Digital, a not for profit company, to research contemporary history of Indian IT and emerging IT trends in modern India. The objective of itihaasa's research is to enhance our understanding of the evolution of Indian IT, its impact, and future trajectories. We will partner with top notch researchers and universities, research organizations, industry associations -in India and across the world - to achieve our objective. I believe that this research is important for India to further enhance her position as a world leader in IT." (ANI-BusinessWireIndia)