AITPRO was officially launched on the 16th December 2018 at Hotel Atithi, Pondicherry. The launch was a grand success with the presence of more than 50 individuals and companies from the IT community.
The launch work started 3 weeks before by identifying the guest lists, preparing presentation, AITPRO banners, finalizing agenda, event location, chief guests, speakers, and sponsors. On the day of the event launch, a launch timer was running on the big screen, so the attendees know when the event will be started exactly. As soon as the timer ended, The event was kick-started by host Gilbert Germain with a welcome note and presenting the agenda of the event. The first event is a presentation of AITPRO by founders Damien and Sankaranand.
The next event followed by a speech from our chief guest Ms. Catherine Suard, the Consul General of France for Puducherry and Chennai who spoke about the importance of the Franco-Indian collaboration in the field of IT. The fact that our association was also considering individuals and not just companies is what makes AITPRO special comparing to other associations as highlighted by her.
Finally, the last event of the day started with an interactive networking session, where the attendees at random where given an opportunity to introduce themselves and provide their feedback about AITPRO and how it will be helpful to them and to the tech community. This networking session made us realize how immediate is the need for the IT community and networking ecosystem in Pondicherry. The networking session ended with a buffet lunch and the end of the agenda.
We thank all our volunteers, attendees and sponsors without whom this launch event is not possible. Our special thanks to Jagan Photography, Foodicta, and Cfiber.