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Satish Babu is President-elect, Computer Society of India

Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on January 30, 2011 Published on January 30, 2011




Leading IT professional and entrepreneur, Mr Satish Babu, has been elected to the position of Vice-President and President-elect of the Computer Society of India (CSI).

Founded in 1965, CSI is the country's oldest and largest society of IT professionals. It has over 60,000 members spread over 60 professional chapters and 300 student branches.

The society has been led in the past by prominent personalities from the industry and the academia, an official spokesman said here.

The immediate past president is Mr S. Mahalingam, Chief Financial Officer, Tata Consultancy Services, and the current incumbent is Dr P. Thrimurthy, an eminent academic from Andhra Pradesh.

The spokesman said Mr Satish Babu has been an active volunteer of the CSI, and has been elected twice to the position of Honorary Secretary at the national level.

Mr Babu was instrumental in creating the mechanism of the Special Interest Groups in the society. As one of the very early advocates of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), he also heads the Special Interest Group on FOSS. The Thiruvananthapuram chapter of CSI, which is the home chapter of Mr Babu, was founded in 1976, and is among the most active.

Mr Babu is also the Chairperson of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Kerala Section, and the Asia-Pacific Coordinator of Chapter Activities of the IEEE Computer Society.

He is co-founder of the Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (Space) — an NGO working with FOSS and on information and computer technologies in the country.

Mr Babu is also promoter and President of InApp Information Technologies, a 10-year-old, CMMI Level 5 company based in Technopark here.

Published on January 30, 2011
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