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Kochi to host Kerala's first global IT summit

Published on Nov 29, 2017
Source : The New Indian Express


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala is all set to showcase its information technology brand in the first global IT summit, #future,  to be held in Kochi on March 22 and 23.Global business leaders of the knowledge industry would attend the event, though the organisers are yet to mention the names. The summit aims to connect with the Keralites who are successful in knowledge industry abroad. “The event in Kochi is a gathering of achievers in the knowledge industry, creating a platform for information exchange on topics of great relevance to the digital era that would benefit the state and nation,” said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after unveiling the logo of the summit.

The two-day event will be attended by 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.

The summit is one of the major recommendations of High Power IT Committee (HPIC) chaired by founder member of Infosys S D Shibulal.“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  Shibulal.

The event is envisaged to be a bi-yearly event that will create and nurture a network of digital achievers and inspire them to participate in the digital ambitions of the state.“We need to prepare ourselves for the future. What lay ahead of us is disruptive technologies and economic uncertainties. The summit aims to address some of these issues.” said V K Mathews, convener of the event and a member of the HPIC.