Trivandrum: Setting the pitch for Kerala’s first Global IT Summit #Future planned in Kochi on March 22-23, leaders of industry and technocrats have said that the event will be a forum to brainstorm over the massive technological and economic changes taking place the world over and lay down the roadmap for the state in the emerging context.
V K Mathews, Chairman, IBS Group, and also a member of the State High Power IT Committee (HPIC) led the deliberations at a ramp-up event held here. He said it was vitally important to address the challenges and tap the opportunities of the post-globalisation era while sharing his thoughts about the unfolding ecosystem across sectors.
The first such conclave ever hosted by the State will have over 30 speakers will share their expertise. Some of the key speakers expected include former RBI Governor and monetary economist, Raghuram Rajan; Nandan Nilekani, Non-Executive Chairman, Infosys; Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder Paytm; and Gita Gopinath, Professor, Harvard University.
#Future will also be attended by 2,000 professionals, entrepreneurs, academicians, key influencers and other stakeholders from across the globe. Selected companies from different verticals will showcase futuristic digital innovation at the event. As an industrial initiative supported by the Government, #Future is sure to inspire and energise Kerala in its journey towards a knowledge-driven future.
“We want to have the mindset changed. We also want the professionals of Kerala to join hands and realise the digital vision of the State. The summit will give insights to IT companies in the emerging digital trends and how to compete in a digital world”, he added.
Dinesh Thampi, HPIC Member and Sr. VP, TCS; M Vijayakumar, Secretary, GTech and CEO, INApp Solutions; and Hrishikesh Nair, CEO, IT Parks Kerala; were those who spoke at the event attended by CXOs from over 100 IT companies in Trivandrum.
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