The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), and IT Ministry of the Government of Telangana, today participated in a high-level meeting to confer upon the upcoming World Congress on Information Technology & NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2018 (WICT-NILF 2018) to be held in Hyderabad on the 19th-21st of February.
2018 marks the first time that the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) will be held in India, and the debut of NASSCOM India Leadership Forum (NILF) in Hyderabad, making it a landmark year for the limited-edition event. Mr. K.T. Rama Rao, Minister for IT and Municipal Administration, Government of Telangana, Ms. Yvonne Chiu, Chairman, WITSA, Dr. James (Jim) Poisant, Secretary General, WITSA, and Mr. R Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM met in discussion over the agenda and priorities of the co-hosted megaevent.
WCIT-NILF 2018 will witness 22 power-packed sessions spread over three days covering AI, Blockchain, Experience Age, Innovation, New Globalization, Future of Work, Sports and Technology to name a few. Specific sessions will focus on the digital revolution and ways in which it is reshaping the world, particularly spotlighting the strategies leaders need in place to stay ahead of competency curve. On the side lines will be 24 sessions on Policy Dialogues, New Tech Deep Dives, Country Sessions, Analyst Corners, CIO Sessions and Boardroom CEO sessions.
Some of the notable speakers representing a spectrum of organizations across India and the globe, include Sophia, the First Citizen Robot, Sadhguru, Isha Foundation, Soumitra Dutta, Dean, Cornell SC Johnson School of Business, Dr. Andrew Ng, Founder, Coursera, Maurice Levy, CEO, Publicis Groupe, David M. Cote, Chairman, Honeywell, Shantanu Narayen, CEO, Adobe, and Naveen Tiwari, Founder & CEO, InMobi. Over 2,500 delegates are expected at WCIT-NILF 2018, with nearly 500 delegates from over 30 countries including Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, South Africa, Taiwan, and Armenia among others.