May 24 2001: Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston Board member (and CEO of the recently announced BMC initiative in India) Pankaj Dhume arranged a meeting with BMC President and CEO Bob Beauchamp. The Consul General of India in Houston Rinzing Wangdi (an Honorary Advisor of the IACCGH) accompanied IACCGH President Durga Agrawal, Secretary Jagdip Ahluwalia and President-elect Ashoke Nath.
The IACCGH thanked Mr. Beauchamp for accepting the invitation to join the IACCGH as an Honorary Advisor to the Board. He indicated that he took his acceptance to be an Advisor to the IACCGH very seriously and was looking forward to attending the June 16th IACCGH Gala in Houston.
The delegation on behalf of India and the IACCGH also thanked him for BMCchoosing India as a center for a strategic BMC initiative.
Mr. Beauchamp indicated that BMC did a lot of research on different countries before concluding that going to India would be positive for the company and the stockholders. He said that BMC is planning to eventually use India for “Core product creation and new idea development in BMC India. He indicated that he had a lot of confidence in India’s engineering capabilities.
He said he was sure that the Indian Government would make all efforts to help with the quick and trouble free setting up of BMC India and was confident that the Indian Govt. would provide Intellectual Property Protection-which in the software industry can be a major cause of concern. The Consul General of India assured him that he and his office would provide whatever assistance was needed.
The IACCGH offered to build on its network with major Indian Chambers of Commerce in India and offered to try and help BMC’s efforts to the best of it’s abilities by contacting these India based Chambers for help whenever needed.
The IACCGH suggested that BMC could network with all major Indian Ministerial Delegations from India. The Chamber offered the following opportunities:
- One-on-one meetings with Indian Ministerial Delegations-offering the chance to network with key decision-makers whenever they are in Houston.
- Networking opportunities at dinners/breakfasts hosted by the Chamber for visiting Indian decision makers
- The opportunity to educate such important visitors about what BMC does by arranging Campus visits to the BMC Campus.
Another program discussed was to request BMC to be the Main Program at an IACCGH dinner (tentatively scheduled in October 2001) where BMC could showcase what the Company does to the members of IACCGH and a select group of invitees from the Houston Business Community and local Academic Universities.
It was suggested that the Chamber would request BMC to address the Indian Community about the BMC experience in India. Mr. Beauchamp was open to this suggestion.
Mr. Beauchamp indicated that he was confident that his company would be very successful in India.
The delegation also met BMC’s Chief Technology Officer Kirill Tatarinov and discussed about the proposed October program to showcase what BMC. The delegation also met with Jeff Hawn, Sr. Vice President at BMC Software.