1st June 2013 was an eventful day in the history of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and Visakhapatnam Special Economic Zone(VSEZ) based IT and ITES companies with the visit of Dr.Killi Kruparani, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology, Govt. of India to STPI first, located at VSEZ followed by few IT & ITES companies in SDF-1 & SDF-2 and finally to VSEZ Admin building. The Minister was accompanied by Mr. Praveen Prakash,IAS and Mr.Kishore, IAS Development Commissioner, VSEZ and Mr.Venugopal Director, STPI and other dignitaries from IT&C department, STPI, VSEZ and from different IT & ITES companies.

The Minister understood the different types of work that the companies do and during her visit to Phoenix IT Solutions, she has paid attention in knowing the Initiatives and valuable contribution of Phoenix to the Utility sector .She has spent quality time in the Smart Grid(AMI) Lab and appreciated the efforts made by Phoenix in developing innovative products –smart meter based intelligent pre paid metering system , big data analytics and Home automation simulations through different technologies -Power line, Wi-Fi and GPRS with integration to other mPower™ modules and supporting the power utilities in India and abroad.

Mr.Praveen Prakash, IAS was appreciative of the facility being so well maintained and providing a good working environment.

Development Commissioner –VSEZ, Mr.Kishore, IAS also appreciated the efforts put in by Phoenix IT Solutions for providing employment to engineers and boosting exports.

STPI – Director, was appreciative of the facility and the Smart Grid initiative and conveyed his best wishes.

The presentation given to Dr.Killi Kruparani by VSEZ officials at VSEZ Admin building was the plan to construct a world class IT Tower in VSEZ exclusively for IT & ITES companies and to encourage bigger IT & ITES players to set up shop at VSEZ. The facility can also be occupied by local IT & ITES companies. This will not only generate more employment but also retain some of the best talents who migrate to bigger cities for want of employment.