Speakers  


 
 
B V Naidu
Chairman and CEO, Sagitaur Ventures
 
B V Naidu is currently the Chairman of the Sagitaur Ventures Pvt Ltd., a holding company with interest in IT/Telecom, Semiconductor, Green Energy and Core infrastructure. Till recently Mr. Naidu was the Group CEO, VANPIC Projects. Earlier to which he was the Managing Director of SemIndia and Fabcity. A seminal role was played by him in the growth of the IT Industry in India in his capacity as Director of Software Technology Parks of India (Ministry of Communication & IT, DIT) at Bangalore/Hyderabad.

He is very proactive in the industry as a founding member of the Indian Institute of Information Technology and a member of the Karnataka Chief Ministerís Task Force on Information Technology, Founding Director, IIT Bangalore, Director Karnataka IT fund, and currently the Adviser, IESA (formerly ISA). During his tenure at STPI, Mr. Naidu was instrumental in breaking the monopoly of VSNL by creating an alternate international communications carrier for the IT industry. He facilitated the growth of the software exports from less than $ 5 million with 13 companies to $ 11.0 billion from more than 1800 companies in Bangalore by 2007.

He was successful in creating an efficient non-bureaucratic Govt. organization with corporate efficiency. Many revenue generating initiatives like the International Communication Services, Internet Services, Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre and High End Consulting assignments were a success. Mr. Naidu brings over 23 years of rich experience, he has been actively engaging with the Industry, Government Departments and Academic Institutions in creating a Techno Economic Eco System in Bangalore.

Mr. Naidu has been at the fore front of building the Karnataka / Bangalore IT as a global brand through active participation in internal trade shows and speaking at international road shows and conferences. Prior to his stint at Bangalore Mr. Naidu served at Delhi in project ERNET and was instrumental in bringing in the first ever E-mail network, and first Internet Node into the country Mr. Naidu holds a Masterís Degree in Electronics (Applied Electronics) from Madras Institute of Technology, and Bachelorís degree in Electronics & Communication, from Andhra University.