The state government has decided to take Kerala IT industry to new heights and plans to rope in ten prominent IT honchos as brand ambassadors. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. 

The government plans to promote Kerala IT industry to global market. Ten top IT personals including Infosys co-founder and former CEO S D Shibulal, Infosys executive vice chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan and IBS Group's executive chairman V K Mathews will promote the brand in the international arena. 

The meeting suggested allowing a state-of-art next generation IT architecture that will help citizen to lead a digital lifestyle. The facility will also ensure participation of stakeholders including IT players, enterprises, start-ups and industry stakeholders. 

The meeting also decided to set up a team of senior officials to attract corporate engagement to promote investments in IT sector in the state and to host an It Summit to bring together senior professionals across the globe. The Summit should be used as a stage to showcase what the IT sector has to offer and to enhance Kerala IT brand. 

Rediff co-founder Ajit Balakrishnan, GE India CIO Anthony Thomas, Duleep Sahadevan of Software Associates, Dinesh Thampi of TCS, Indian Institute of Management faculty Saji Gopinath and Nasscom Regional Director Ashok Pammidi.