Global knowledge industry leaders to converge in Kochi for Digital Summit

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Trivandrum: The top business leaders of the knowledge industry from across the world will come together in Kochi on March 22-23, 2018 to discuss emerging trends, ground realities and the way forward to position Kerala as a hub for digital innovation and investment.

Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan announced this while addressing a press meet in Thiruvananthapuram today. “The Global Digital Summit ‘#future’ would see the ‘Digital Achievers of Kerala Origin’ come together to form a network which will serve as an ideation platform for championing the cause of Kerala to become a hub for the knowledge industry. This will be a biennial event to showcase the digital achievements of the State and promote the potential of the State as a consumption ready digital marketplace.”

The event will be an industry initiative supported by the Government. The event will not only help project the actual potential Kerala offers in view of Government initiatives like KFON, Public WIFI and SDPK but also help get inputs on how to leverage these investments for the effective growth of the sector and creation of employment.

The two-day event will see the convergence of nearly 2,000 professionals, entrepreneurs, academicians, key influencers and other stakeholders from across the globe. Over 30 business leaders, who have made a name in the global knowledge industry, are being invited to share insights on the opportunities that would help enterprises compete and lead in a digital world. The skill set upgradation of employees and students required for the changing scenario would also be focused on.

“This would be a wonderful opportunity for Kerala based IT companies, start-ups, aspiring entrepreneurs and individuals to understand directly from some of the brightest minds in the world about emerging trends in the digital space and what the future holds for them,” said S D Shibulal, Chairman of High Power IT Committee (HPIC).

Each edition of the event will have few core themes which the panels and experts will debate and discuss. The findings distributed for the benefits of the participants.

K M Abraham, Chief Secretary, GoK; and V K Mathews, a member of the HPIC were among those present on the occasion.

Anil Philip
Kerala Biz News

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