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Mr. Anirudh Balaji, Founder and CEO of Horizon Group, has been elected as the new President of the Indo-Russian IT Association (IRITA), a first-of-its-kind forum for the promotion of the IT industry of the two countries.
From L-R: Oleg N. Avdeev, Consul General – Russian Federation in SI, Anirudh Balaji, President, Indo-Russian IT Association, Gennadii A Rogalev, Director, RCSC, Chennai
Anirudh Balaji has experience in various industry verticals including business solutions, design services, and event management. He is a close associate of several IT players in India and Russia. As the president of IRITA, Anirudh Balaji is expected to bring thought leaders in the IT sector of these two countries together to jointly explore the opportunities for Indo-Russian joint ventures to tap the global market not only in the areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning but in the whole of IT sector as well.
In his comments, Anirudh Balaji said, “India and Russia have a long standing and stable relationship in research and development, economic and political spheres. However, their cooperation in the IT sector is left largely untapped. IRITA will strive towards conducting seminars, exchange programs, creating dialogue and deliberations between the leaders of the IT sectors of the two countries and finding ways to create formidable IT capabilities to serve the global market.“
IRITA’s core team includes Mr. Dhinesh Kumar, Vice President, an expert in business analytics and intelligence, and Mr. Mathiarasan, Treasurer, an entrepreneur, running a group of companies with interests in manufacturing, and software development.
IRITA was recently relaunched at Chennai with a new logo in the presence of Mr. Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozi, Education Minister of Tamil Nadu, His Excellency, Mr. Oleg N. Avdeev, Consul General of The Russian Federation, Chennai, and Mr. Gennadii A Rogalev, Director, The Russian Centre of Science and Culture.