World Congress on Information Technology: Highlights

World Congress on Information Technology
Recently World Congress on Information Technology started in Hyderabad.

Important facts:

  • Name of the event- World Congress on Information Technology 
  • Held in- Telangana 
  • Organised by- World Information Technology and Services Alliance 
  • Theme-Future Enterprises 
  • Other event- Nasscom India Leadership Forum 2018. 
  • For the first time World Congress on Information Technology event was held in India. 
  • It is the second time that World Congress on Information Technology was held in Asia. (First time it was held in Kaulalampur) 
  • Special attract in the event: Sophia which is Humanoid robot 

About World Congress on Information Technology:

World Congress on Information Technology is an biennial event that is held for every two years by WITSA to provide single platform for all information technology related issues.
  • For the first it was organised in the year 1987. 
  • Last edition of WCIT was held in Brasilia in Brazil in 2016 

World Congress on Information Technology 2018:

  • World Congress on Information Technology which is organised by World Information Technology and Services Alliance was held in Hyderabad in Telangana state. 
  • The event was hosted by Telangana government in association with NASSCOM and WITSA. 
  • The event was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was the chief guest at inaugural session. 
  • For 2018 WCIT Telangana is the partner state. 
  • The main aim of the event is to provide single platform to all Information Technology experts and government officials from all over the world to discuss challenges and Solutions in information technology. 
  • The 2018 WCIT have 50 content sessions delivered by more than 200 global thought leaders from over 80 countries. 

Important personalities in WCIT-2018:

  • K. Chandrasekhar Rao- Telangana CM 
  • R. Chandrasekhar- NASSCOM president, 
  • Raman Roy- NASSCOM chairman, 
  • Yvonne Chiu- WITSA chairman, 
  • Jim Poisant-WITSA secretary-general 

Other events in WCIT-2018:

Apart from WCIT, the following events are also organised in WCIT-2018. They are
  1. Nasscom India Leadership Forum 2018 
  2. Rethinking governance in a digital economy” being organised on themes “Artificial intelligence is the new energy”, and “Transforming industrial to software-industrial” in addition to “Future of work: technology, jobs and augmented intelligence”. 

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