Well-known IT professional, entrepreneur and FOSS advocate,
Satish Babu, took over as the President of the Computer Society of
India (CSI), at a function held in the Mumbai Headquarters of CSI.
Satish had been previously elected the Vice President and
Dr. SV Raghavan, Scientific Secretary at the Office of the
Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, joined the
incoming team as the Vice President and President-elect of CSI at
the same function.
After taking over as the President Babu said, “As an
eminent institution in a strategically important sector, CSI needs
to further support nation-building through leveraging its strengths
in areas such as technical education, capacity enhancement, and
social and development areas such as computing for the disabled and
disaster management.” He further said, “CSI would also
like to create new initiatives in the areas of contemporary
interest to India such as Green Computing, e-Waste Management and
climate change adaptations. At the organizational level, my
priorities would be to enhance services to all stakeholders, to
strengthen Chapters, Divisions, Regions and Special Interest Groups
of CSI, and to create a single-point Open Access repository of all
content generated through CSI conferences and seminars so as to be
useful to all information consumers.”
Satish Babu will also be one of the representatives of India in
the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), the
apex organization of national societies in IT. Established by the
auspices of UNESCO in 1960, IFIP has over 50 national societies and
academies of science as members.
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