INFOCOM Calcutta 2018

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INFOCOM Calcutta 2018

INTRODUCTION

INFOCOM, an initiative from the house of ABP was started in 2002 as a forum that would demonstrate India’s quest to be the IT superpower. Today it has turned into a forceful and dynamic event that sets the pace for business development through the use of technology, bringing potential partners together and helping the industry connect with associates and customers. INFOCOM is now one of the largest congregations of technology professionals, buyers-sellers, corporate leaders, academics, visionaries, and policymakers in India.

Over the last 16 editions of the event, INFOCOM has evolved to be an important platform that focuses on the convergence of Business, Technology and Leadership elements that are essential for driving India to the next phase of growth.

INFOCOM, the annual flagship event in Calcutta comprises a 3-day Conference and brings together the best global minds in Technology, Business Strategy and Leadership. In it’s endeavour to reach out to varied audiences across the globe, INFOCOM also provides various platforms in the form of Roundtables, Forums, Awards, Workshops and others across the year and across various locations within India and beyond.

THEME: WHEN DIGITAL BECOMES HUMAN

As Technology keeps playing an increasingly important role in our lives, it has almost become a kind of a second language to us, or perhaps sometimes even the first. The advancements in technology development are not likely to slow down in the years to come and it would be most absurd to think that we have reached the end of the technological road and that Facebook or Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat are the pinnacle of digital development. Technology is a Vector and we are only just beginning! And we will help to develop it further and further.

We may be in the age of the ‘sub-human intelligence’ which means that technology is still slightly less intellectual than us. But this will soon change. Machines are getting smarter every day and before long you will see that machines will no longer be defined by processing speed or memory size. Instead, before we know it, we will all be living and working with machines that have ‘1 x human intelligence’ or even ‘2 x human intelligence’.

With rapid digitalization relationships between consumers and companies will be impacted deeply. The customer relationship will be digitally driven from start to finish. The difference between online and offline will quickly disappear. Consumers now live in a world of self-service, automation, smart data use and proactive customer service. The process of digitalization is already moving quickly and the battle to keep ahead in the customer relationship game is a hard one. Therefore in the relatively near future the digital customer relationship will become a commodity. Whoever fails to make the transition to digital will simply not be able to survive. The digital transformation will also force companies to transform their human relations as well. Will self-service, automation and robots come to dominate the customer relations of the future? People can still do something that machines cannot – they can inject emotion into the customer relationship. A computer or a machine cannot yet be creative, empathic or passionate. But people can.

Nevertheless, the moment is fast approaching when the digital world will come to dominate our lives. This will make human interactions to become rarer. But when this happens, the human touch will actually increase in importance, because of its ability to offer significant added value within the impersonal digital landscape. When digital does become human, we are going to need it more than ever. The future is both, digital and human!

Thus keeping the current trend in mind we have chosen the theme- ‘When Digital becomes Human', for the 17th edition of INFOCOM.

INFOCOM 2018 will witness deliberations and debates from leaders with respect to real time cases of digital transformation and how this is affecting customer experiences. The conference is designed to elaborate on key issues of handling digital transformation in businesses, explore new opportunities that lie ahead, develop efficient and better products and services in the digital age and build on a growth path in a thriving competitive environment. Come join us at the INFOCOM 2018 initiatives and explore the dynamics of digital becoming human which can help us build better and robust businesses across India and beyond.

ABOUT THE ORGANISER

Founded in 1922, the ABP Group is one of the foremost media conglomerates in India having 11 premier publications, four 24-hour national TV news channels, a leading book publishing business as well as various mobile and internet properties. ABP’s portfolio covers a gamut of genres and encompasses premium brands like — Anandabazar Patrika, The Telegraph, Fortune India, Ebela, ABP News, ABP Ananda, ABP Majha, ABP Sanjha and many more…

EMPANELED BY

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India has empaneled ABP Pvt. Ltd. for the execution of the Digital India Programme wherein the focus is to enhance awareness and sensitize awareness about the “DIGITAL INDIA” programme and provide a unique platform to all stakeholders to collect State specific inputs regarding the challenges related to speeding up delivery of e-services in various States.

EVENT DETAILS

  • Theme: When Digital Becomes Human
  • Dates of the event: December 6-8, 2018
  • Venue: ITC Sonar, Calcutta
  • Supported by: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and Digital India Plan (meity.gov.in)

Highlights

  • Over 30 sessions in 3 days of conference
  • Keynote addresses, Plenary sessions, Panel Discussions and Focus Forums on specific areas revolving around the theme: WHEN DIGITAL BECOMES HUMAN
  • Focus Areas: Strategy & Leadership Forum, Industry Forum, Tourism & State Forum, CIO Connect Forum Security Forum and SME & Start-up Forum
  • Special Spotlight Sessions with celebrity speakers
  • Central/ State Ministers’ Interactive Sessions
  • INFOCOM STPI Export Awards 2017-18: The STPI Export Awards, organized by STPI at the INFOCOM platform is an endeavour to recognize the efforts of enterprises who have achieved many milestones and contributed immensely to Eastern India’s IT/ITES export and growth. The Award ceremony is attended by key investors and SME/MSME Heads from across Eastern India. This will be the sixth edition of the Awards at INFOCOM.
  • INFOCOM Future Leadership Awards 2018: IFLA is an original business ideas competition with an objective to open up beyond campuses and students and provide funding and mentorship opportunities to the young, future leaders and entrepreneurs who have brilliant and original ideas on their mind and the passion to transform these ideas into business models.
  • Engaging and Innovative workshops to be hosted at the conference :
     
    • INFOCOM Hackstars: A workshop on Ethical Hacking
    • CXO Workshop: Workshops with select group of CXOs
  • Over 1200 delegates from large corporates, SMEs, policymakers, academia and media
  • Participation from over 250 top CIOs/CISOs from across the SAARC nations :
     
    • 150 CIOs/CISOs from Calcutta
    • 50 CIOs/CISOs from rest of India
    • 50 CIOs/CISOs from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal
  • Over 100 speakers from amongst well-known industry leaders, ICT experts and gurus, top corporates, think tanks, entrepreneurs, government officials and academia from across the world
  • Attended by top executives & decision makers of IT and user industry as well as bureaucrats and the academic community
  • A variety of unique networking events including Peer-to-Peer Groups, Networking Lunches/Dinners and Awards on all three days of the Conference

Focus Areas Of The Conference

  • Strategy & Leadership
  • Digital Transformation
  • AI, IoT and Blockchain
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • CXO Success Stories
  • Smart Homes and Digital Health
  • Startup and Entrepreneurship
  • State and Tourism

Delegate Profile (1200 nos)

Meet the Influencers, Entrepreneurs, and Enthusiasts who will all be there at INFOCOM 2018

  • Business strategists, IT and ITES professional: CIOs, CFOs, CTOs and key decision makers in any organization
  • Business executives: marketing professionals and those who influence the implementation of enterprise strategies
  • Senior central and state government officials
  • Analysts and consultants: marketing and financial analysts, strategy & technology analysts
  • Venture capitalists/fund managers/investment bankers
  • IT Consultants and Solution Specialists
  • Industry Influencers: IT trade and business media
  • Academia

The Delegate Profile (last edition)

Amitabh Ray

Managing Director Ericsson Global Services India

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