Digital Kerala – enhancing the lives of our citizens
The Kerala Government is investing in leaps and bounds to rebrand God’s own country as the new global hotspot for investment in digital technology.
‘Towards a Digital Future’, a two-day global event will be held in Kochi on March 22nd and 23rd, 2018 at the Le Meridien Convention Centre. The Kerala government will be inviting 2 of the biggest names in Silicon Valley – Microsoft CEO – Satya Nadella and Google CEO – Sundar Pichai, as keynote speakers for the event.
A high-power IT committee has been set up to exhibit Kerala as a choice of destination to work and live to the world. The committee includes Kris Gopalakrishnan and SD Shibulal, the Malayali co-founders of Infosys Ltd, as members among others. The committee’s chief responsibility would be to showcase Kerala’s potential as an ideal choice of digital destination to the world.
The Digital Kerala conference is expected to throw light on revolutionary digital technologies that are changing the lives of citizens and how the digital economy is creating new opportunities for businesses. Nearly 2000 professionals, including entrepreneurs, academicians and researchers are expected to attend the conference.
This is a big next step for Kerala in laying the foundation for digital investments after it has managed to woe global IT interest into two of its prized IT possessions – Technopark Trivandrum and Infopark Kochi. Also it will bring notable attention to other major IT destinations in the state such as Technocity and Smart City.
Digital Kerala 2018
The event is organised by the High Power IT Committee (HPIC) constituted by the Government of Kerala in 2017. HPIC operates under the chairmanship of Mr SD Shibulal, Co-Founder Infosys. Other members are: Mr M Sivsankar IAS, Secretary-IT GoK; Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-Founder Infosys; Mr VK Mathews, Executive Chairman IBS Group, Mr Ajit Balakrishnan, Founder CEO, Rediff.com; Mr Duleep Sahadevan, Software Associates; Mr Anthony Thomas, CIO, Nissan; Mr Dinesh Thampi, VP, TCS; Mr Ashok Pammidi, Regional Director, NASSCOM; Mr Saji Gopinath, CEO, Kerala Start-up Mission; Mr Rajesh Nair, Director, Ernst and Young; Dr Jayasankar Prasad, Director, ICFOSS and Mr Hrishikesh Nair, CEO, Kerala IT Parks.