IT Association of Orissa (ITAO) – is a non-profitable and a registered organisation vide no.: 21400/204 of 2001-2002 under IGR, (Govt. of Orissa, India) committed for the growth of IT Industry in Orissa. ITAO was born in 1998 with a view of uniting IT related people of the state, covering both professionals and business sector. The cardinal objective is to provide a common platform for mobilising the IT resources of the State and utilise the same for generating awareness and employment in the State.ITAO which was formed with a view to create IT awareness among the people of Orissa has been successful in achieving that through IT awareness programs, Product presentations, Quiz, Technical seminars and hi-tech exhibitions since 1998.
ITAO has over 100 members from all over the state of Orissa which constitute more than 75% market share of Orissa’s IT business. Since 1998 ITAO has organised eight IT-Expos with the help of Govt. of Orissa and IT corporate houses. The first IT-Expo was held at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar from 23th to 25th October 1998. The last IT-Expo was held at Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar from 26th to 30th of December 2008.
ITAO now gets wide recognisation even beyond the boundaries of Orissa. IT giants like INTEL, HP, CISCO Systems, LG, LENOVO, HCL and many others are proud sponsors for different IT EXPOs of ITAO. ITAO’s IT-Expos has been successful in changing the complete outlook towards computers and IT sector as a whole in Orissa.