Pune is amongst the 8th metropolitan city of India and the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra after Mumbai. Pune has emerged as an educational and IT hub in the country.
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: Here, meetings are organised between NASSCOM members and functional heads of Infrastructure, HR, and Admin 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.
Development of Tier II cities:
Kolhapur, Nashik and Nagpur have been identified as upcoming locations for IT-BPO related businesses. Regular workshops are organised in these cities to catalyse their growth and development
Engineering Forum: NASSCOM organises round table meetings on a regular basis for Members in the Engineering space.
Global In-House Centres (GICs): 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 guidance is provided to the smaller players.
NASSCOM hosts training activities for police officers with the help of member companies. The Cyber lab in Pune has trained more than 2,500 police officers till date. NASSCOM launched CopTech in January, 2011 with the objective of helping the police force create a framework for collecting cyber intelligence.
Inclusion and Diversity: In the region, 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 a series of meetings with members in the e-Gov space and also promoted their registration on the NASSCOM eGovReach portal. NASSCOM has helped its members connect with law enforcement agencies, the NIC and other nodal agencies to facilitate the e-Gov reach programme