Sunsets, seaside, and now software - the Government of Goa is determined to make Goa a powerhouse of technology innovation, by building a robust eco-system that makes Goa the first choice for investment in and expansion of high-end technology jobs of the future.
Over the last few decades, IT/ITeS industry has emerged globally as a key driver of growth and is a large industry employing millions of people across the continents. The IT landscape has significantly changed in the last few years, and this change has transformed way IT companies can stay relevant in the future. Automation and robotics have changed the human capital landscape and are exercising enormous pressure on the work force to stay relevant. Software being available as a service, is making many established business models obsolete. Beneath this disruption, and uncertainty lies a promising future brimming with immense potential – it is that potential that this policy envisages to leverage.
It’s easy to see why Goa can make for a great destination for both global and local IT enterprises. Goa’s cosmopolitan culture, robust infrastructure, quality manpower, picturesque landscape, clean environment and development orientation provides unparalleled quality of life; these factors not only make Goa an ideal base for established organizations to invest in and expand, but can also make it a strategic imperative to be in Goa. Goa is a popular urban state with India’s highest per-capita GDP, enviable human development indices, and unparalleled connectivity.
Happening on July 14th & 15th at Inox, ESG, Panjim, Goa, the Goa IT Day will see over 100+ key stakeholders from the IT/ITeS, Corporates, Media and Government come together and celebrate the spirit of IT, Innovations and Skilling. In store are relevant keynotes, gripping fireside chats, lively panel sessions and insightful mentors hours through the day.
While the Government is keen on creating employment opportunities for Goans, the state is open to attracting the best and brightest technology talent from different parts of the world. The infusion of high end talent will have a positive effect on the state’s economic growth, the state’s skill quotient, and will enable local Goans become one of the most sought-after talent pool nationally and globally.
The Government recognises that industry aligned education and skill development initiatives are vital for the transformation that the Government is committed to. Hence the Government is driving various initiatives to enhance the skill quotient of students and professionals, to make them technically competent to meet industry requirements.
In order to incentivise promising IT units to be established in Goa, the Government of Goa, on a case to case basis, can grant any exemption beyond the scope of this policy, to promising companies operating in areas that have high growth potential.
Through this policy, the Government is also institutionalising a framework for on boarding industry professionals from the private sector, into the Government set up, to enhance the implementation and delivery quotient of the IT Department.
Building a lasting institutional framework that changes the technology landscape of Goa, and makes the state an attractive base for technology companies, involves a concentrated strategy and robust implementation. Based on the changing dynamics of the technology industry, entrepreneurs, human capital, and other aspects related to the IT ecosystem, the policy will keep evolving and remain proactively responsive to put Goa on the global IT map.