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The curtains will go up on the 17th edition of Infocom on Thursday

By Our Bureau in Calcutta
  • Published 6.12.18, 1:15 AM
  • Updated 6.12.18, 1:15 AM
  • a min read
Bengal information technology and electronics minister Amit Mitra is expected to inaugurate the conference The Telegraph file picture

The curtains will go up on the seventeenth edition of Infocom on Thursday. The three-day conference themed “When digital becomes human” will explore issues, opportunities and changing dynamics brought in by digital transformation.

The ABP group initiative brings together over 1,200 delegates from large corporate houses, IT, SMEs and the government with close to 120 speakers from different sectors and sessions covering strategy and leadership, technology and information security, state offerings, tourism, innovation and entrepreneurship.

A congregation of technology professionals, buyers, sellers, corporate leaders, academics, visionaries and policymakers will attend the conference.

Bengal information technology and electronics minister Amit Mitra, who also heads several important ministries such as finance, industry, commerce and enterprises, MSME and textiles, is expected to inaugurate the conference.

Mustafa Jabbar, Bangladesh minister of post, telecommunications and IT, Coal India chairman A.K. Jha, STPI director-general Onkar Rai, Bhaskar Ghosh, group chief executive of Accenture Technology Services, Amitabh Ray, managing director of Ericsson India Global Services, Kamal Nath, CEO of Sify Technologies, are among the key participants expected at Infocom 2018.

Chief information officers and chief information security officers from across India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Saarc countries are also participating in the event.

The conference will explore the race among organisations to embark on their digital transformation journeys. Self-service, automation and robots will dominate the customer relations of the future making human interactions rare. As a result, corporate houses need to focus on human transformation on an equal footing as digital transformation.

The Union ministry of electronics and IT, along with Digital India Plan and the National E-Governance Division, will support the event.

Bengal’s department of IT and electronics and Webel are partnering as the host state.

Other partner states are Bihar and Jharkhand. The event is being supported by Saarc Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Nasscom and TiE Calcutta.