IT Association of Orissa (ITAO) – is a non-profitable and a registered organisation vide no.: 21400/204 of 2001-2002 under IGR, (Govt. of Odisha, India) committed for the growth of IT Industry in Odisha. 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 creating IT awareness among the people of Odisha 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 Odisha which constitute more than 75% market share of Odisha’s IT business. Since 1998 ITAO has organised eight IT-Expos with the help of Govt. of Odisha 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 recognition even beyond the boundaries of Odisha. 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 Odisha.