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IT-Secretary’s Message

The year 2021-22 was a year of comebacks and recoveries across the globe. The year saw businesses and employees commencing and ‘bouncing back’ to the life it was, pre-Covid-1 9. Businesses and people have been adjusting to the new normal. They have successfully learned to adapt to the changed environment with ‘Work from Home’ and ‘Work Near Home’ and the Hybrid form of work. However, due to the state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and the empowering economic atmosphere that exists in the State, work and life in Kerala’s IT Parks have continued to be efficient and seamless during this year as well. The Kerala IT Parks always deserve praise for serving as an excellent support system for its IT community by implementing timely resurgence steps to withstand and recoup business during these trying times. We’ve survived the crisis and come out stronger thanks to creative solutions. From hybrid work arrangements to remote employment, we have demonstrated incredible tenacity and initiative. The three main IT Parks in the State still have a significant demand for space, which is evidence to this. Anyone seeking for a fail-proof future can benefit from the government’s considerable investments and timely measures to establish accelerators, incubators, future technology laboratories, and fab labs. The future is promising! For IT companies, professionals, investors, developers, and service providers, Kerala IT Parks provide a single¬ entry point to a vast array of prospects with amenities of international standards. We have one of the most environmentally friendly IT environments in the world, as well as up-and-comingtalent in cutting-edge fields including loT, Blockchain, Al, Cyber Security and so on. We also provide cutting-edge technologies like Al, 5G, cloud, big data, cybersecurity, and quantum computing that are reshaping the future.
The Kerala IT sector’s outstanding performance in a bleak global economic environment highlights its solid foundation. Numerous recent IT development initiatives have been completed. Future employment will result from these advances. Additionally, it will aid in highlighting potential growth prospects for potential IT investors. The fact that Kerala IT Parks’ software exports generated Rs. 1 7,356 crores in FY2021-2022 is pretty encouraging. The IT industry’s success this year can be credited to its flexibility and agility in addressing the problems caused by the epidemic. We view this as a fantastic chance to broaden our pool of entrepreneurial and technological expertise. Naturally, ongoing efforts to form strategic new collaborations and create core competences in new technologies will be made. The IT industry has demonstrated its resilience in the face of adversity and will continue every effort to keep doing so.

Dr.Rathan U Kelkar IAS

Secretary (Electronics & IT),