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CNBC-TV18 and CNN-NEWS18 launch CXO Forum with Bureau of Indian Standards

The platform will host dignitaries, luminaries and experts from over 35 different countries to discuss a number of key issues related to the future of the IT sector in India

CNBC-TV18 and CNN-NEWS18 has associated with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for an upcoming CXO Forum, The Digital Code, which will be conducted on May 8, 2018 at Hyatt in New Delhi.

The forum will look into the opportunities, growth and challenges of the Indian IT Industry in the presence of Union Ministers and CEOs/ CXOs of top IT companies. The platform will welcome dignitaries, luminaries and experts from over 35 different countries to discuss a number of key issues pertaining to the future of the IT sector in India.

The event is being organised to highlight the role of standardisation and invite contribution and investment in standards formulation for the IT sector. This event is in line with the 33rd plenary and working group meetings of JTC 1/SC 7 being hosted by BIS where experts from more than 35 different countries are participating. The event aims to place the Indian IT sector on the global map by building more visibility and giving professionals in the country an opportunity to network, connect and learn from leaders across countries.

Joy Chakraborthy, President, Revenue, TV18 and CEO, Forbes India, said, “We are glad to join hands with BIS for this rare association which will give insights into the future of the IT world. We hope to provide an exceptional opportunity to the Indian IT industry/associations to increase their visibility among global IT leaders through this platform.”

The platform will be graced by Minister of Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Commerce and Industry CR Chaudhary and Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, who will also be the keynote speaker at the event.

Also present will be Raman Roy, Chairman and MD of Quatrro Global Services; Saurabh Srivastava, Co-Founder, Indian Angel Network; Raj Kumar Rishi, MD, Xerox India; Alec Dorling, ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 10 Convener and Diwakar Vaish Founder, A-SET Robotics, for a panel discussion on the possible inventions in the Indian IT industry.

The forum aims to decode the ‘Invisible Code of Digital Ecosystem’, which is driving almost every vertical in today’s times. The participants will address how sectors like transportation, energy, banking and automotive are harnessing emerging ‘digital technologies’ to propel growth. It will also focus on the benefits along with significant challenges faced by the industry professionals.

The event intends to serve as an engaging hub to tap opportunities by initiating important discussions with experts from the academia, the government and the regulation committees.

Surina Rajan, IAS, Director General, BIS, said, “We feel extremely proud to organise such an event, especially at a time when our society and economies are undergoing tremendous changes fuelled by the digital revolution that is sweeping aside barriers of geography and distance with massive impacts around the world.”

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