Latest News

Stage set for IT Olympics, robot Sophia to grace event in Hyderabad

eTelangana.org | Published: 12th January 2018 | Posted Date: Friday 12th January 2018 07:51 PM

Hyderabad: Hyderabad is gearing up for the Information Technology Olympics as the stage is set for the World Congress on Information Technology and Nasscom India Leadership Forum 2018 (WCIT-NILF 2018) in the city from February19 to 21, to be held in HICC. Sophia, the first citizen robot, will participate in the event.  

An event was convened by Nasscom, World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), and the TS IT ministry on Thursday. 

Speaking on the occasion, K. T. Rama Rao, IT minister, said, “We are delighted to host yet another international conference to put Hyderabad on the global map.

Nasscom has extended invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the conference. They are awaiting confirmation. This is first time Nasscom is holding a summit outside Mumbai and we are glad that they picked Hyderabad. We have been working with Nasscom for this event”.

There will 2,500 delegates participating in the event from 30 countries. Dr James Poisant, secretary general, WITSA, said, “There were five countries which were competing to host the 2018 conference. We picked India based on the technological trends.”

The event will witness topics on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, experience age, innovation, new globalisation, future of work and sports and technology, among others.

Specific sessions will focus on the digital revolution and ways in which it is reshaping the world.

About 24 sessions on policy dialogues, new tech deep dives, country sessions, analyst corners, CIO sessions and boardroom CEO sessions will be conducted.

The participants will be thought leaders, industry leaders and government officials. Sadhguru, Isha Foundation, Duncan Warlde of Walt Disney, Soumitra Dutta, Dean of Cornell SC Johnson School of Business, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe, David M. Cote of Honeywell and Naveen Tiwari of InMobi are among the prominent speakers. 

Last year, the conference was held in Brazil and next year it is scheduled to be held in Armenia.

Courtesy:http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/120118/stage-set-for-it-olympics-robot-sophia-to-grace-event-in-hyderabad.html

 

No objection if Hyderabad made second capital, says K Chandrasekhar Rao

He dismissed the claim that people of Seeman-dhra origin had created wealth in Hyderabad and were shifting to AP after bifurcation.

Telangana: KT Rama Rao seeks e-cars to link metro

The minister spoke to investors and visited the Suzuki Museum at Hamamatsu in Shizuoka, Japan.

Hyderabad public school to host polish students

The Indian and Polish students will participate in debates, cultural programmes and also a discussion with Krystyna Swierczynska.

Revuri Prakash Reddy takes on Narasimhulu for jibe

He demanded Mr Narasimhulu to publicly apologise to the party workers for making such comments.

TRS begins mission urban for elections

KTR wants to focus on projects that have an impact and attract peoples attention.

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao to wage quota battle

He says TRS will fight in Parliament for states rights to decide quota.

Get central institutes to state, Kadiyam Srihari dares Telangana BJP unit

The deputy chief minister asked the BJP state president for information on the closure of schools to substantiate his allegations.

Rich state like Telangana needs good secretariat: K Chandrasekhar Rao

The existing secretariat was constructed in a haphazard manner, says KCR.

Merge TDP with TRS: Motkupalli Narasimhulu

He said Mr Naidu should have come to NTR Ghat to pay homage.

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on a roller-coaster ride to meet budget figures

The governments of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are struggling to meet their budget figures in the current financial year.

Hyderabad High Court directs GHMC to challenge ESIs claims

The GHMC challenged the order under Section 45G to transfer the amount demanded through the notice to the credit of the recovery officer.

Rs 3.6 crore gutka seized, three held in Hyderabad

The trio was preparing the contraband for the last two months. They were transporting it via various modes across the city and state.

comments powered by Disqus