Hyderabad is set to be host for another major global IT event called the World Congress IT (WCIT). The yearly-event which is being held for the first time in India will bring together thought-leaders, thinkers, government leaders and social leaders to share their perception on the change surrounding the sector and in turn help us understand, prepare and adapt for the changes.

“The hosting of World Congress IT presents a unique opportunity for India and delighted that Hyderabad has been chosen as the host city. This comes close on the heels of the very successful GES and will put Hyderabad on the world map once again,” said IT Minister K T Rama Rao.

The event being held from February 19 to 21 is expected to have 2,500 delegates from 30 countries. The three-day event will major areas of technology that are reshaping the world today that include artificial intelligence, blockchain and will have 22 sessions on different topics. 

Apart from this, on the sidelines the event will also host 24 sessions on policy dialogues, analyst corners, CIO sessions and boardroom CEO sessions. It is being hosted in partnership with Nasscom, World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) and government of Telangana.

“WCIT will be a comprehensive package that will leave no technology untouched as it is the Olympics of IT. Apart from the sessions, the congress will also create focus mini forums on AI, open innovation, new tech forums and design forums. We have also shortlisted 60 innovative companies from India to display their technology to the visiting delegates. They can also have a touch and feel of the emerging technologies in the IT space,” said R Chandrashekhar, president, Nasscom.

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