The Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC) and the Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (GCATT) are hosting a Georgia-India Technology Day, Saturday, Sept. 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at GCATT on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus.

          “It is well-known that India has become a significant force in the world’s software economy, and Atlanta is becoming a high-tech hub,” Nikil Jayant, executive director of GCATT told GlobalFax. “But it is less well-known that a lot of work for Georgia start-ups gets done overnight in India.”

          Mr. Jayant said that because of the half-day time difference, Georgia companies can ship work to India in the evening, and a software solution comes back to them the next morning.

          Such relationships can be furthered by bringing leaders in telecommunications, biotechnology and environmental engineering here from India for conferences like this one, he noted.

          These exchanges encourage Indian technology companies to set up operations in Atlanta rather than Silicon Valley or Boston, he added.

          Indians are well-represented in GCATT, and a large proportion of the 50,000 Indians in Atlanta work in the high-tech industry and as entrepreneurs, Mr. Jayant said.

          India’s ambassador to the U.S, H.E. Lalit Mansingh, and the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism’s commissioner, R.K. Sehgal, will give welcoming addresses.

The keynote address will be given by Azim Premji, chairman of U.S.-based Wipro Inc. and its India-based parent, Wipro Ltd., a supplier of information technology.

          Cost for non-members is $25, which includes registration, materials, breakfast and lunch. The event is free for GIACC members, plus $15 for lunch.

          Register with Susan Stottlemyer at (770) 234-5411 or or Ani Agnihotri at (678) 443-0703 ext. 1301 or