SEAP AGM affirms commitment to Pune’s smart city mission

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  • Association showcases belief that technology companies in Pune have a key role to play in smart Pune

Pune, 16th August, 2016: The Annual General Meeting of the Software Exporters Association of Pune (SEAP), concluded recently with a striking affirmation of the commitment leading technology companies in Pune have towards the Pune Smart City Mission.

“SEAP has a stated commitment to the growing technology eco-system in Pune. Our view is that as the Smart City Mission takes off our city, its citizens and Pune companies stand to undergo a digital transformation and SEAP has a key role in enabling that.” said S Ramprasad, President SEAP. “Given the important role that technology is playing in life and work in our city, it has become imperative for us to widen the definition of what comprises a technology company and this is reflecting in the membership of SEAP. Today start-ups and large enterprises from the IT, Manufacturing and other fields are a part of this mission.” added Ramprasad.

The AGM, which was attended by the senior leadership of some of Pune’s top technology companies, was focused on the Smart City Mission. Shrinivas Kowligi, of Ernst & Young delivered a keynote address at the AGM and made the point that smart cities were both good for business and also good business. He identified new-age manufacturing, Internet of Things, e-commerce, Analytics and Robotics as the industries that would have a symbiotic relationship with the smart cities of the future. The Chief Guest, Pune Municipal Commissioner, Kunal Kumar, in his address identified the challenges with making the ordinary citizen aware of the thrust of the mission and of how this could improve their quality of life. He sought the help of SEAP and its member companies in addressing the upcoming implementation challenges of the Smart City Mission.