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The Infotech Software Dealers’ Association (ISODA) has recently concluded its Annual General meeting in Mumbai. This year, the Secretary and Treasurer continued their term, while the Vice-Chairman and Vice-President were elected unopposed. This was formally announced to all the members present at the gathering by the returning officer, Prashant Jain who presided over the session.


N.K. Mehta, Director, Secure Network Solutions was elected as Vice-Chairman and Gunasegharan Krishnan, Whole-Time Director, Ecaps Computers, as the Vice-President.

 


The Vice-Chairperson of the previous term, Tushar Parekh, Managing Director, Silicon Netsecure, became the chairperson this year. Rajeev Mamidanna, Director, Technosprout Systems, became the President after being Vice-President last year.


In addition, Atul Modi, Director, Modi Infosol, was announced as the TechSummit 8 Chairperson and will be presenting to the community shortly on when and where will the marquee event take place. Since N.K. Mehta became Vice-Chairperson after vacating the Regional Secretary – South role, D. Kabilan, Founder Director, Cetas Information Technology, was announced to take over from Mehta as the RS - South.


The achievements of the previous team were presented. Some key achievements included a very successful TechSummit 7 at Vietnam, huge acceptance to ISODA Mouthpiece called Interconnect, addition of members across the country including newer states and cities and overall governance of working as a team.
After the elections and swearing in of the new MC, a very interesting session by ISODA’s Gold Sponsors followed. Gold Sponsor Udyog Software presented their solution to make GST automation a reality. The presentation and the demonstration of the software left everyone with a lot of interest. Dhruv Dua, ISODA’s tax consultant, later conducted a GST unplugged session that was equally well received.


Day 2 continued to provide the members with more technology insights with sessions from sponsors XcellHoston on how to adopt Cloud Quickly and Enjay CRM on having CRM on the mobile for utility and ease.


The AGM concluded with a session by Leadership coach for independent business owners, senior executives and women leaders – Kavita Nath. She kept the audience very engaged with her session “I am ready to take off”.

 

VARINDIA committed for the growth of VARs in the country
 

The VARINDIA Brand Book featured more than 100 corporates and listed more than 1,000 partners. Interestingly, the websites of all the partners have also been linked to the website.


“VARINDIA is pleased to announce to the ISODA partners members that we will offer complete branding communication free of cost for a period of one year starting today,” announced Anil Kumar, Regional Manager (West), VARINDIA.


He further added, “Secondly, the Brand Book is addressed to the B2C as well as the B2B segment. Your expertise could help the enterprises and customers in building a perfect connectivity. We had featured ISODA partners in VARINDIA through a dedicated section ISODA Corner. This is a small effort from VARINDIA to ISODA. Friends, VARINDIA is committed for an inclusive growth of the partner community.”

 

The New Managing Committee consists of –
 

•    Chairperson – Tushar Parekh, Managing Director, Silicon Netsecure
•    President – Rajeev Mamidanna, Director, Technosprout Systems
•    Vice-Chairperson – N.K. Mehta, Director, Secure Network Solutions
•    Vice-President – Gunasegharan Krishnan, Whole-time Director, Ecaps Computers
•    Secretary – Dnyanesh Kulkarni, Director, Deltakraft Solutions
•    Treasurer – Pankaj Goenka, Partner, Icons
•    Regional Secretary (West) – Vimesh Avlani, Proprietor, Graftronics
•    Regional Secretary (South) – D. Kabilan, Founder Director, Cetas Information Technology
•    Regional Secretary (North) – Kamal Gulati, Managing Director, ITS Technology Solution
•    Regional Secretary (East) – Manasi Saha, Managing Director, Macaws Infotech

 

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