CII Connect 2010- the premier ICT event in India was held successfully on 8th and 9th September at Chennai Trade Center, Nadambakam, Chennai. It was a “CEO” studded two days with many CEOs, MDs and top officials from the IT industry taking part in the event.
CONNECT is a forum for Indian Information and Communication Technology Industry (ICT) to confer on latest trends & developments. It has also been designed to showcase Tamil Nadu’s capabilities in the sector. CONNECT 2010 is a milestone! It is the 10th edition in the series. Connect 2010 featured a 2 Days Conference and Exhibition
The event was live blogged and live tweeted by the blogging team from Business Blogging. The event was extensively covered by our blogging squad. They came up with blog posts which carried the key points of the talk given by the panelists at Connect 2010. The team came up with around 60 Blog posts – the highest number in the history of CII Connect.
The Here is the list of Bloggers and volunteers who worked hard towards the success of CII Connect 2010:
Kiruba Shankar, CEO Business Blogging was invited as a speaker for an event, creatively titled, ‘Coffee, Conversations and Marketing’ at Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune on 27 Sep 2010.
It was a wonderfully organized event and had high profile fellow speakers like Debhashis Mitra, Head of Sales and Marketing, Mercedes Benz India.
Mr. Kiruba Shankar was quoted in an article titled “School is In” in Outlook Business (September 4 2010 edition). The article features MR. G. Venkatesh – founder School for India initiative (for whom Business Blogging has been helping with online initiatives). We are happy to share with you the photos of the article.
Article About Schools for India on Outlook Business
Kiruba Shankar Being quoted in Outlook Business
You can also read the E-version of the article here
Schools for India is a non profitable charitable global organization. Each country organization is independent of each other, and complies with the local laws and regulations. Schools for India is involved in creating the best in class schools across India, with the aim of providing education for the people of rural India.
6000 schools across the country have been planned. Each of the schools will have the capacity to teach 945 students, including up to 15 special children from primary to secondary school.
Schools for India was started in January 2004 and registered as a Non profit charitable trust under the Indian charitable trust Act in December 2005
During the Mashable Meetup at LIBA (Loyola Institute of Business Administration) got an opportunity to talk about the Relevance of Blogging.
Are blogs still relevant in the days of twitter, facebook, foursquare and the likes? This was the main agenda of the talk and I also touched upon my experience as Official Blogger for Tata Nano Superdrive and Corporate Blogging in general.
When I asked the audience if they thought whether or not blogging is still relevant, more than 50% of the audience stated that they think blogging is still relevant. Only one gentleman said its not relevant anymore as people have no time to write lengthy blog posts and are moving to twitter and facebook. Rest of the audience were in Don’t know/Can’t say mode.
In my talk I shared an opinion that blogging is still relevant, based on following observations:
Blogging is getting accepted at par with media. Most of the companies and PR agencies have started to invite bloggers for their press meets, product launches or events.
For twitter, facebook and foursquare, you’re its inventory and not customer. Every minute you spend (or waste) on facebook, facebook makes money. Blogging platform in turn gives you complete control over the content, design and monetization.
Facebook updates are not searchable by search engines and twitter updates seldom appear in search results. Blogs continue to derive good volume of traffic from search engines
Twitter and FB has very short attention span. Unless an update goes viral (through retweets etc) its easily lost in the flood of new updates on your timeline.
Few years ago blogging was a fashion and everyone jumped into the bandwagon. At present, I feel not so serious players have moved away from blogging (to twitter n FB) while serious writers continue to run their blogs as effectively as earlier. All popular bloggers are also active on twitter and fb and are using these platforms effectively to promote their blogs. Building an effective blog takes time and efforts but pays off well in long run.
Companies continue to invest in their corporate blogs
IAMAI’s next event is on 29th July2010 at IIM bengaluru, India. This Seminar, aimed at Mobile Applications Developers’ to provide them a common platform to deliberate upon the opportunities and challenges of growth pertaining to the mobile applications services in India. The Seminar will start at 9am and go on till 5.30 pm.