The Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association, HYSEA (Formerly The IT & ITES Industry Association of AP, ITsAP ) is a registered apex body with more than 300 members, representing the software industry in Hyderabad under the AP Public Societies Registration Act. The Association represents the interests of the IT, ITES and Software Products Industry, both Domestic & Export Oriented units in the state.
HYSEA was started in 1991, by 15 individuals who saw the potential of IT and how it could change the face of our state and its economy. Initially HYSEA helped software companies overcome their teething problems by providing them guidance and support. HYSEA’s role over the year expanded to playing a pivotal role in helping the government formulate appropriate policies and extending help in the creation of simpler and more effective procedures needed for the growth of the industry.
Efforts of HYSEA were instrumental in, the Government of A.P. set up a Consultative Committee, under the Department of Information Technology and Communications (CCIT) to speed up implementation of the incentives announced by it. President and Secretary of HYSEA represent the association in the committee and on number of occasions their contribution to the deliberations of the committee were acknowledged and appreciated by the Department. HYSEA Formed S.I.G (Special Interest Group), which prepared Draft Information Technology Policy for the Govt of AP, leading to the issue of Government orders on the incentives for I.T. Industry(May 1999).
The attempt has always been to create an enabling eco-system for the Industry to prosper and also for the benefit of all stakeholders, including society at large. HYSEA has been organizing / championing the activities including – Working with the Government on Policy formulation & implementation, Provide opportunities with trade delegations, Improving the Security in the Technology District, organizing workshops on leadership, Latest Technologies, various community initiatives, CEOs forum, Annual Day, Technology day, SMEs forum, HR forum, etc. HYSEA has been a significant contributor to the growth of IT & ITES sectors in Hyderabad.
Functions of HYSEA
The role of HYSEA (formerly ITsAP) is all-encompassing. Its activities include everything that has an impact on the software industry in Hyderabad. It serves as a platform for its member companies to interact with the government as well as compete in the global market. HYSEA also helps the government in formulating industry-friendly policies by providing incentives, concessions and support for foreign investors and entrepreneurs. Finally, it seeks to promote and encourage its member companies by instituting awards for various categories.