Activities of SEAP – the Software Exporters Association of Pune

SEAP (the Software Exporters Association of Pune), the organization consisting of top software companies of Pune has been very active last year. On 27th July SEAP had its AGM, and at this, Gaurav Mehra, president of SEAP gave a report of his activities. This is a quick capture of his report – and should give an idea of the various SEAP activities in Pune.

These are the major activities of SEAP last year:

  • Advocacy. Represent Pune’s software companies at:
    • RAC Customs,
    • STPI, Hinjewadi
    • ESI Inspector
    • PF Office
  • Ideas Exchange and Education
    • SEAP Book Club meets on the first Saturday of every month – 10am at Sungard Aundh. 13 books have been presented so far, and this will continue
    • Breakfast series – 3rd Wednesday of every month -at Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, ICC, SB Road. Cover topics of interest to middle management and higher. Topics covered in the 4 sessions so far – Innovation, Security, etc.
    • Leadership Forum. 15 member companies trained on Crucial Conversations. Atyaasaa did a session on managing human resources in turbulent times.
    • SEAP Education.
  • Collaboration and Connection
    • Working with and expanding the eco-system
    • Working closely with NASSCOM to bring their events to Pune in a much more aggressive manner
    • PuneConnect (done with PuneTech, Pune Open Coffee Club, TiE Pune, and ET Now) put small startups Pune in touch with the established companies.
    • SEAP-Zinnov event.
    • SEAP’s Other collaborations with the ecosystem
      • TiE – exchange invitations and merge calendars
      • IPMA Pune hosted along with the SEAP Book Club
      • PuneTech – exchange of calendars and invitations
      • CSI Pune – exchange of invitations
  • Networking
    • SEAP Golf: Golf tournament and clinic. 50 players. (Thanks Dell computers)
  • Value Added Services
    • Research, communication and partner networks
    • Create SEAP Associate Members – a bunch of companies, who are “recommended” providers of products and services that are of interest to SEAP member companies.
    • Research and Publications: Compensation and Benefits study for Pune by Hexagon
    • Pune Advantage Study by Zinnov
  • Communication
    • Brand new SEAP website – with the help of Aadi Ventures
      • Member areas
      • Features for Colleges
      • Creation of Companies Directories by area
    • Facebook page
    • LinkedIn Group
    • YouTube Page
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Hosted Bhimthadi Jatra in SEAP member companies
    • Supported Students FUEL
  • SEAP Advisory Council:
    • Creation of a SEAP Advisory Council consisting of past SEAP Presidents – Anand Desphande, Nitin Deshpande, Abhijit Atre, Chetan Shah who will advice SEAP on a formal biannual basis.
  • SEAP Ambassador in Silicon Valley Area:
    • Parag Mehta, of QLogic, past president of SEAP, is formally named as the “ambassador” of SEAP in the Silicon Valley. He will be the evangelist for Pune and SEAP there.

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