INFOCOM 2018: When Digital Becomes Human
INFOCOM, one of the largest congregations of technology professionals, buyers-sellers, corporate leaders, academics, visionaries, and policymakers, stepped into its 17th edition with a three-day conclave at ITC Sonar, Kolkata. With digital world encroaching human spaces making the human touch and interactions rare, this year the conference chose the very pertinent theme, "When Digital Becomes Human", exploring the issues, opportunities and changing dynamics which has been ushered by the digital transformation. INFOCOM 2018 was inaugurated by esteemed Chief Guest, Dr. Amit Mitra, Hon'ble Minister for Information Technology & Electronics, Finance, Industry, Commerce & Enterprises and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises & Textiles Departments, Government of West Bengal, along with revered Guests of Honour, Mr. Mustafa Jabbar, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Anil Kumar Jha, Chairman and Managing Director, Coal India Ltd and Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI. Luminaries from the IT industry also graced the Inaugural ceremony as esteemed Guests of Honour comprising, Dr. Bhaskar Ghosh, Group Chief Executive, Accenture Technology Services, Mr. Amitabh Ray, Managing Director, Ericsson India Global Services, Mr. Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies and Mr. M K Kemmu, Regional Manager (P & GS), Zonal Manager in Eastern Zone, Life Insurance Corporation of India. The welcome address was delivered by Mr. D D Purkayastha, Managing Director and CEO, ABP Pvt Ltd and Chairman, INFOCOM.
This year, INFOCOM, the annual conference, is being held from December 6th - 8th 2018, acting as a convergence of the best global minds in Technology, Business Strategy and Leadership. The flagship event of the ABP Group is supported by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity), Government of India along with the Digital India Plan and the National E- Governance Division (NEGD). Department of IT and Electronics, Government of West Bengal and Webel are partnering with INFOCOM 2018 as the Host State. Other Partner States for the event are: Bihar and Jharkhand and the Tourism Partners for the event are Jharkhand Tourism and West Bengal Tourism. The event is being supported by SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industries, NASSCOM and TIE Kolkata.