INFOCOM 2018: When Dig­i­tal Be­comes Hu­man

The Northlines - - BUSINESS - KOLKATA, DEC 07

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.

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