This society was formed in 1997 to promote information technology in the state of Orissa (in the east coast of India). Some of our major activities are: to hold an annual conferences on information technology in Orissa; to establish an information technology library in Orissa; to introduce additional information technology related programs (e.g. B.Sc (Hons) in Computer Science), and revamp exisiting programs; to promote Internet use in Orissa; etc. The following two articles describe OITS and its activities in more detail.