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BT Group CEO addresses from NIIT Imperia
Ben Verwaayen talks on ‘Opportunities and challenges for talented Indians in today's global workforce’, as part of ‘NIIT Imperia Leadership Series’
Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Pune on December 4, 2007:
NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 Trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation organized a special talk by BT Group CEO, Ben Verwaayen, for students across nine cities, as part of the NIIT Imperia Leadership Series.
Mr. Verwaayen’s nine cities live address on ‘Opportunities and challenges for talented Indians in today's global workforce’, was enabled by NIIT Imperia’s innovative ‘Synchronous Learning’ technology, which provided an opportunity to attendees in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi and Pune to interact with the global leader.
During his address, Mr. Verwaayen said, “India is a country not just of a billion people but a billion plus opportunities. Talent is fast becoming the key differentiator for global business. Companies that harness and nurture this vast natural resource will gain a critical competitive advantage. Talent has no passport and no gender. That is clearly recognised at NIIT where talent and technology are combining to create world class professionals.”
Accompanying him was NIIT Chairman Rajendra S. Pawar who greeted him at the NIIT Imperia centre at Nehru Place, New Delhi, post their session together at the World Economic Forum, earlier in the day.
The unique Synchronous Learning technology–-used by NIIT Imperia for its Executive Education and Management Development programs—connects remote classrooms, live with faculty, from country’s leading B-schools such as the Indian Institutes of Management at Ahmedabad, Calcutta and Indore and Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. Dedicated two-way audio-video interaction systems and special software that fully replicates face-to-face teaching lie at the core of this teaching technology.
Earlier in the year, World Chess Champion and NIIT Brand Ambassador, Viswanathan Anand utilized the same teaching capabilities of this technology to play chess and conduct lively tutorials for chess enthusiasts, simultaneously across six cities.
About NIIT
NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions to 5 million students across 32 countries.  Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2006. Rated among India’s Superbrands (2003-05), NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include: Industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT: GNIIT, Integrated ANIIT for Engineers (IAE) and Advanced Technology Programs for IT professionals.
For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Management Education Programmes in association with Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Indore and Kolkata.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs to develop talent for the banking industry.
NIIT School Learning Solutions (SLS) offers turn key IT and ICT integration program for schools. NIIT SLS has provided computer-based learning to over 5000 government and private schools.
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions, offers integrated learning solutions (including strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.
Element K delivers learning solutions for customers and partners through a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology, and services. The offerings include: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform. 
NIIT together with Element K is now the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
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Prateek Chatterjee, NIIT Limited, Ph: +91 9910201085, +91 124 4293041;
Shivanjali Singh, NIIT Limited, +91 9811991107; +91 124 4293044;