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CNBC-TV18 and CNN-NEWS18 joins hands with The Bureau of Indian Standards

The one-of-a-kind event will be graced by Union Ministers, CEOs/CXOs as well as experts from over 35 different countries to discuss future growth of Indian IT industry 

CNBC-TV18 and CNN-NEWS18 associates with BIS (The Bureau of Indian Standards) for an upcoming CXO Forum - The Digital Code which will be conducted on May 8, 2018 at Hyatt in New Delhi. The forum will be looking into the opportunities, growth and challenges of the Indian IT Industry in the presence of Union Ministers and CEOs/CXOs of various top IT companies. The one-of-its kind 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 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.

The prestigious platform will be graced by Honorable Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India – Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Commerce & Industry Shri C. R. Chaudhary and Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, who will also be the keynote speaker at the event. Also industry stalwarts including Mr. Raman Roy, Chairman and MD of Quatrro Global Services, Mr. Saurabh Srivastava, Co- Founder, Indian Angel Network, Mr. Raj Kumar Rishi, MD, Xerox India, Dr. Alec Dorling, ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 10 Convener and Prof. Diwakar Vaish Founder, A-SET Robotics, will participate in a riveting panel discussion on the possible inventions in the Indian IT industry.

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

In-keeping with the theme of ‘Standardizing the Digital Space’ at the forum, the experts from 35 different countries will be seen discussing imperative factors under varied topics such as ‘How to manage the Software in Every Thing?’, ‘What should be the engineering considerations for designing and managing software in large system of systems?’ and ‘Possible Mechanisms to stop large scale software induced system catastrophe and potential way outs’ as well as other pressing subjects.

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.

Smt. Surina Rajan, IAS, Director General, BIS (The Bureau of Indian Standards) said, “We feel extremely proud to organize such an event, especially in a time, when, our society and economies are undergoing tremendous changes fuelled by the digital revolution which is sweeping aside barriers of geography and distance with massive impacts around the world.”

Joy Chakraborthy, President – Revenue, TV18 & CEO Forbes India said, “We are glad to join hands with BIS (The Bureau of Indian Standards) 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 amongst global IT leaders through this platform.”

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