We, IT team of Tech101, visited the CAN (Computer Association of Nepal) INFO TECH which is held annually to showcase the latest products and technologies in the field of IT in Nepal. Unfortunately, it did not live up to its expectations this year. It was more of a place where the vendors were gathered to sell items and institutions publicizing their computer courses rather than a place to witness the new changes and improvements in the field of IT in Nepal, which is the main purpose why it is held and why people flock to this event. However, the CAN visit was ok, we went to many different shops but the items they were selling wasn’t unique or something we could not find elsewhere. We didn’t find anything interesting and we left the exhibition empty handed.
There were however, some interesting stalls like the ones which had solar cars from BYD and Kia, also the stalls with the robots were interesting to spend time one.
As we have been experiencing the evolution in AI technology, proud moment for us was to see the young generation Nepalese who have been progressing in the fields of Robotics AI (Artificial Technology). Their stalls were interesting and it was nice to see these young Nepali engineers regardless of the country’s situation, full of enthusiasm and excitement just to be present there.
To conclude, still we found CAN (Computer Association of Nepal) Info Tech Nepal to be full of computer and accessories mega wholesale market rather than demonstration of new technology in the Nepali market.
In the coming years, we hope we can see CAN (Computer Association of Nepal) Info Tech Nepal, more of a platform to promote talents of young Nepali engineers rather than a wholesale market.