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Mahindra Satyam at World Economic Forum in China

Zafar Anjum | Sept. 10, 2012
Indian IT giant to participate as a strategic partner at the event

Mahindra Satyam will participate at the World Economic Forum 2012 being held at Tianjin, China, from 11 - 13 September 2012 as a Strategic Partner, announced the global consulting and IT services provider. 

The World Economic Forum, according to the Swiss non-profit foundation's website, is an independent international organisation committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Over 1,500 government and corporate leaders from 90 countries will discuss the theme "Creating the Future Economy" at the northeastern Chinese city. Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra (both part of the Mahindra Group are finalising a corporate merger) have two Global Delivery Centres in Shanghai & Nanjing.

According to a statement by the IT company, the Mahindra Satyam delegation will comprise S.P. Shukla, president-Group Strategy and member of Group Executive Board, Mahindra Group, Rohit Gandhi, senior vice president (Asia-Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa), and Amitava Ghosh, vice president and head, North Asia, Mahindra Satyam.  

"This conclave is taking place amidst a confluence of major developments - uncertain recovery of the U.S economy and the Eurozone crisis, which have in turn slowed China's growth. A key challenge lies in how manufacturing-based economies such as China pursue technological advancement and innovation more aggressively," said Gandhi.

Mahindra Satyam had set up operations in China in 2002, among the first of the Indian IT majors to do so, said the company in its statement.

 

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