Mumbai has always been a commercial center and over the years, the city has emerged as the financial capital of the country. The city is the headquarters for almost all major industrial powerhouses and financial corporations in India. The city is the most crucial contributory factor in India's rise to the status of a global economic super power. Hence, it is not surprising that the economy and politics in Mumbai has a larger effect on the overall affairs of the nation.
CEO Meetings: Regular meetings are planned with CEOs to create networking opportunities, address common issues and engage in various related activities. In addition, there are multiple focus groups that meet as part of different platforms:
Best Practices Sessions: Meetings are organised between NASSCOM members and functional heads of Infrastructure, HR, and Administration to understand Best Practices, discuss areas of common concern, and gain insights on market trends.
Events: NASSCOM organises, workshops, seminars and speakers club events where broader level issues are discussed. The focus of such sessions is usually on technology, business, regulatory mechanisms, immigrations and visa rules and talent development.
Inward Delegations: Foreign companies are invited to visit for business partnerships. NASSCOM organises meetings between its member companies and these foreign delegations.
India Leadership Forum:Mumbai is also the host city for NASSCOM’s flagship event – India Leadership Forum held in February every year. This forum is the leading IT-BPO conference in the region and is attended by over 1700 delegates from India and overseas.
Development of Tier II cities:
Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Aurangabad and Indore have been identified as upcoming locations for IT-BPO related businesses. Regular workshops are organised in these cities to catalyse their growth and development
NASSCOM discusses issues/challenges facing IT-BPO companies with the IT Secretary, Labour Commissioner, IT Director, Secretary of Industries, and the City Collector.
It interacts with Consulates and Trade Offices.
NASSCOM supports the designing the IT-BPO policy for the state of Maharashtra
Industry forums at NASSCOM provide a platform to build specific industry groups or thrust areas. Many of the forums function at a national and regional level to increase member engagement and address a wide spectrum of issues. The regional forums for Mumbai include:
Global In-house Centres: These are focus groups that add value to the GIC industry, and to areas such as Governance and talent development.
Quality: As part of this initiative, meetings are hosted on emerging trends in quality and operational excellence.
EMERGE–Product group: A monthly session, Friday’s 2.0, discusses topics related to marketing, funding and other teething troubles faced by SMEs. Mentorship programmes are conducted, and one-on-one guidance is provided to the smaller players.
Five Cyber Labs have been set-up with police support in Mumbai (BKC Police Station), Thane (Thane Commissioner Office and Navi Mumbai (Navi Mumbai Commissioner Office)
CopTech was formally launched to help the Police create a framework for collecting cyber Intelligence.
Diversity & Inclusion: NASSCOM is focusing on developing the ecosystem by mentoring companies, and organising workshops and programmes to build the leadership pipeline, provide shared Childcare services, understand the Indian context and create awareness on Best Practices. Workshops on building the business case to increase the number of PWDs and connecting the industry to institutions and talent are also being hosted.
E-Governance and Domestic Market Initiatives: NASSCOM has conducted Regional Consultation Workshops in partnership with the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Government of India, for speedier and more effective implementation of e-Governance projects. NASSCOM has also partnered with Retail Association of India (RAI) to host ReTechCon 2011, an effort to promote technology in the retail sector.