ISODA Biz Summit focuses on skills, collab of IT channels

10X was the theme for Infotech Software Dealers Association (ISODA) AGM held at Kolkata, signifying efforts of channel community to achieve 10 times the business in future.

The Infotech Software Dealers Association (ISODA) AGM held on 10th August, 2019 at Kolkata had a multi-dimensional agenda to benefit the channel community and India’s ICT industry at large. 

The annual two-day event by the association was attended by seventy plus ISODA members (enterprise channel partners) from across India and senior executives of technology vendors as part of sponsors. 

The ISODA members were represented by the respective companies’ top executives - CEO or owner – thus highlighting the importance of the AGM and its agenda for the members.  

Amarnath Shetty, managing director LDS Infotech, vice chairman in the last term, was promoted as chairman of ISODA. Manasi Saha, founder of Macaws Infotech, vice president in the last term, got promoted as president of ISODA for 2019 -2020.

ISODA New Managing Committee 2019 -2020

1

Chair Person : Amarnath Shetty, LDS Infotech

2

Vice Chairperson : Rajeev Mamidanna, Technosprout systems

3

President : Manasi Saha, Macaws Infotech

4

Vice President : Dnyanesh Kulkarni, Deltakraft Solutions

5

Secretary : Vimesh Avlani, Graftronics

6

Treasurer : Ravi Jalan, Shakti Enterprises

7

Regional Secretary (West) : Ajay Bhayani, Ambisure

8

Regional Secretary (South) : Pradeep Daga, Suntronix

9

Regional Secretary (North) : Atul Modi, Modi Infosol

10

Regional Secretary (East) : Rajesh Gupta, Kiosk Technologies

Biz Summit - a unique innovation was introduced by ISODA team this year that preceded the AGM. The theme of the Biz Summit was 10X, signifying the efforts of the channel community as a whole to achieve 10 times the business from the current scenario. 

Different sessions of vendors and channel partners helped the delegates to rethink their business model and aspire for more growth in 2019 and 2020. 

The Biz Summit had five technology companies as sponsors that included Team viewer (Title Sponsor), LogMein(Platinum Sponsor) and Zoho (Gold Sponsor). Commscope and ReaQta were other sponsors for the summit. There was enough opportunities for the vendors (sponsors) companies to network with ISODA members.

Some ISODA members who shared their business experiences at Biz Summit included Sudhir Kothari (his idea of 10x growth) of Embee Software, Sandeep Sengupta (Cyber Security Hygiene and Ethical Hacking) and Hemant Chabria (Hot Pitch) of Chabria Infotech. 

The Hot Pitch had involvement by eight ISODA members from different parts of India, who pitched about their products, services or training to their peers. The speciality speaker was Soustav Chakraborty from Capital Quotient Bangalore who spoke on “How to become financially 10x in a 5-7 year horizon”.

At the elections in this year’s ISODA AGM, Rajeev Mamidanna, Co-founder & CEO of Technosprout systems won the Vice Chairman’s position and Dnyanesh Kulkarni, founder ISODA, erstwhile Secretary of ISODA and Director of Deltakraft Solutions won the Vice President’s position for ISODA managing committee for 2019- 2020. Vimesh Avlani, Graftronics was elected as ISODA secretary. 

ISODA also announced the addition of two new regional chapters with commenced operations in Rajasthan and Hyderabad. Krishna Kalagra from Playmax Interactive has been appointed as the regional secretary appointed for Hyderabad and Dhiraj Vijayvargia, Priyam Infosystems as regional secretary for Rajasthan.

“Apart from the regional secretaries across four main regions of India, there are many additional regional secretaries appointed across various states to ensure propagation of ISODA in the new regions. This year the focus is more on non-metro cities,“ said Manasi Saha, President, ISODA. 

Besides the four regional secretaries across India’s west, south, north and east; three states for ISODA will be spearheaded by N Murthy, JS Infotech - Regional Secretary (Karnataka), 
Jitesh Chauhan, Rubik Infotech- Regional Secretary (Gujarat) and Regional Secretary (North East) – Bhaskar Kalita, BMG Informatics.

... ISODA would be announcing initiatives to increase more collaboration within ISODA members to take their business to the next level. There is a plan for inter country collaboration with our neighbouring countries and their trade associations.
Amarnath Shetty
Chair Person, ISODA

Agenda 2019 & 2020 

Implement ISODA ASAP (As Skilled As Possible) is a top priority for ISODA Managing Committee this year.

“ISODA would be announcing initiatives to increase more collaboration within ISODA members to take their business to the next level. There is a plan for Inter country collaboration with our neighbouring countries and their trade associations,” says Amarnath Shetty, Chair Person, ISODA.

5 Priorities for ISODA Management Committee in 2019

1

Implement ISODA ASAP (As Skilled As Possible) initiative

2

ISODA marketplace to showcase  products & services of members

3

Set up Member Grievances cell to solve business related issues

4

Collaborate with neighbouring countries & their trade associations

5

Addition of new members and retention of old members

Soft skill development for ISODA members and their employees to enhance knowledge a
Out emerging technologies in on the radar for ISODA Managing Committee besides focus on P2P (Partner relations) and improve communication with vendors and distributors in the industry. 

ISODA marketplace to showcase products and services to increase overall business for channel partners will be launched soon. 

We will set up a member grievances cell to be set up to address and solve business or transaction related issues of our members as per Amarnath. There would be a unique identifier for all ISODA members this year, he added.

Jiten Mehta of Magnamious Systems will be chairman of TechSummit 10 scheduled for January / February 2020. TechSummit is an annual business and technology conference organised by ISODA for its members and industry stakeholders since 2011.

“ISODA team is geared up to ensure addition of new members and retention of old members to the association. There is more focus now to add channel companies in non-metro cities as members because digital transformation is reaching fast across India’s hinterland,” says Amarnath Shetty, Chair Person, ISODA.
 

ISODA Biz Summit focuses on skills, collab of IT channels

10X was the theme for Infotech Software Dealers Association (ISODA) AGM held at Kolkata, signifying efforts of channel community to achieve 10 times the business in future.

The Infotech Software Dealers Association (ISODA) AGM held on 10th August, 2019 at Kolkata had a multi-dimensional agenda to benefit the channel community and India’s ICT industry at large. 

The annual two-day event by the association was attended by seventy plus ISODA members (enterprise channel partners) from across India and senior executives of technology vendors as part of sponsors. 

The ISODA members were represented by the respective companies’ top executives - CEO or owner – thus highlighting the importance of the AGM and its agenda for the members.  

Amarnath Shetty, managing director LDS Infotech, vice chairman in the last term, was promoted as chairman of ISODA. Manasi Saha, founder of Macaws Infotech, vice president in the last term, got promoted as president of ISODA for 2019 -2020.

ISODA New Managing Committee 2019 -2020

1

Chair Person : Amarnath Shetty, LDS Infotech

2

Vice Chairperson : Rajeev Mamidanna, Technosprout systems

3

President : Manasi Saha, Macaws Infotech

4

Vice President : Dnyanesh Kulkarni, Deltakraft Solutions

5

Secretary : Vimesh Avlani, Graftronics

6

Treasurer : Ravi Jalan, Shakti Enterprises

7

Regional Secretary (West) : Ajay Bhayani, Ambisure

8

Regional Secretary (South) : Pradeep Daga, Suntronix

9

Regional Secretary (North) : Atul Modi, Modi Infosol

10

Regional Secretary (East) : Rajesh Gupta, Kiosk Technologies

Biz Summit - a unique innovation was introduced by ISODA team this year that preceded the AGM. The theme of the Biz Summit was 10X, signifying the efforts of the channel community as a whole to achieve 10 times the business from the current scenario. 

Different sessions of vendors and channel partners helped the delegates to rethink their business model and aspire for more growth in 2019 and 2020. 

The Biz Summit had five technology companies as sponsors that included Team viewer (Title Sponsor), LogMein(Platinum Sponsor) and Zoho (Gold Sponsor). Commscope and ReaQta were other sponsors for the summit. There was enough opportunities for the vendors (sponsors) companies to network with ISODA members.

Some ISODA members who shared their business experiences at Biz Summit included Sudhir Kothari (his idea of 10x growth) of Embee Software, Sandeep Sengupta (Cyber Security Hygiene and Ethical Hacking) and Hemant Chabria (Hot Pitch) of Chabria Infotech. 

The Hot Pitch had involvement by eight ISODA members from different parts of India, who pitched about their products, services or training to their peers. The speciality speaker was Soustav Chakraborty from Capital Quotient Bangalore who spoke on “How to become financially 10x in a 5-7 year horizon”.

At the elections in this year’s ISODA AGM, Rajeev Mamidanna, Co-founder & CEO of Technosprout systems won the Vice Chairman’s position and Dnyanesh Kulkarni, founder ISODA, erstwhile Secretary of ISODA and Director of Deltakraft Solutions won the Vice President’s position for ISODA managing committee for 2019- 2020. Vimesh Avlani, Graftronics was elected as ISODA secretary. 

ISODA also announced the addition of two new regional chapters with commenced operations in Rajasthan and Hyderabad. Krishna Kalagra from Playmax Interactive has been appointed as the regional secretary appointed for Hyderabad and Dhiraj Vijayvargia, Priyam Infosystems as regional secretary for Rajasthan.

“Apart from the regional secretaries across four main regions of India, there are many additional regional secretaries appointed across various states to ensure propagation of ISODA in the new regions. This year the focus is more on non-metro cities,“ said Manasi Saha, President, ISODA. 

Besides the four regional secretaries across India’s west, south, north and east; three states for ISODA will be spearheaded by N Murthy, JS Infotech - Regional Secretary (Karnataka), 
Jitesh Chauhan, Rubik Infotech- Regional Secretary (Gujarat) and Regional Secretary (North East) – Bhaskar Kalita, BMG Informatics.

... ISODA would be announcing initiatives to increase more collaboration within ISODA members to take their business to the next level. There is a plan for inter country collaboration with our neighbouring countries and their trade associations.
Amarnath Shetty
Chair Person, ISODA

Agenda 2019 & 2020 

Implement ISODA ASAP (As Skilled As Possible) is a top priority for ISODA Managing Committee this year.

“ISODA would be announcing initiatives to increase more collaboration within ISODA members to take their business to the next level. There is a plan for Inter country collaboration with our neighbouring countries and their trade associations,” says Amarnath Shetty, Chair Person, ISODA.

5 Priorities for ISODA Management Committee in 2019

1

Implement ISODA ASAP (As Skilled As Possible) initiative

2

ISODA marketplace to showcase  products & services of members

3

Set up Member Grievances cell to solve business related issues

4

Collaborate with neighbouring countries & their trade associations

5

Addition of new members and retention of old members

Soft skill development for ISODA members and their employees to enhance knowledge a
Out emerging technologies in on the radar for ISODA Managing Committee besides focus on P2P (Partner relations) and improve communication with vendors and distributors in the industry. 

ISODA marketplace to showcase products and services to increase overall business for channel partners will be launched soon. 

We will set up a member grievances cell to be set up to address and solve business or transaction related issues of our members as per Amarnath. There would be a unique identifier for all ISODA members this year, he added.

Jiten Mehta of Magnamious Systems will be chairman of TechSummit 10 scheduled for January / February 2020. TechSummit is an annual business and technology conference organised by ISODA for its members and industry stakeholders since 2011.

“ISODA team is geared up to ensure addition of new members and retention of old members to the association. There is more focus now to add channel companies in non-metro cities as members because digital transformation is reaching fast across India’s hinterland,” says Amarnath Shetty, Chair Person, ISODA.