Nasscom WCIT in Hyderabad.

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Nasscom ILF 2018

Nasscom World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), a global IT summit, being held in Hyderabad between Feb 19 & 21.

The Nasscom India Leadership Forum (NILF), the annual flagship event of the IT-BPO industry trade body, began here on Monday. The three-day 26th edition of NILF is expected to attract over 2,000 delegates from 25 countries.

This year’s NILF also hosts the World Congress of Information Technology (WCIT), a global event happening in the country for the first time. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has lined up about 200 experts from different industry verticals, government and the ecosystem to address the delegates over the three days of WCIT-NILF-2018.

Over 150 thought leaders and 2,500 delegates are likely to participate in the global event, which will have more than 50 sessions and showcase unique technology from 33 nations, representing both business and government. India’s apex IT industry body Nasscom is also organizing its India Leadership Forum on a global scale concurrently.

The three-day event.

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The Telangana government clinched the WCIT event by paying a sponsorship fee of Rs 5 crore. The WCIT and NILF would focus on the theme ‘Amplify Digital – Disrupt The Core’, reflecting the digital transformation taking place at a fast pace across businesses and organizations. The event would have some top names from industry including David M. Cote (Honeywell), Shantanu Narayen (Adobe Systems), and Andrew Ng, Coursera. Sophia, the AI-powered robot, will also be present at the event for a fireside chat.

WCIT will also showcase technology exhibits where large enterprises and startups can display their products and solutions. There will be informal chats between thought leaders, startups, and entrepreneurs.

The founder of our VR partner Archimaze, Pushpak K. is invited to this event and he brings us the freshest updates happening in this event.

The event will feature ‘Tech Cafe – The Digital Experience Zone’, where companies will showcase a new range of products and services with specific themes on each day, including Design Thinking, IoT technologies, and AI, R Chandrashekhar, Nasscom President, said. Nasscom will come out with a strategic Industry Review for the financial year 2018-19 on February 20.

Come back tomorrow as we will bring you fresh daily updates from the Nasscom event, all at one place, affinityvr.com.

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