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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Inaugurate the 29th Edition of NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum 2021

Virtual edition of NASSCOM NTLF to be held from February 17th -19th

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) will be hosting the 29th edition of its flagship NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF) from February 17th -19th, 2021Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be addressing the largest tech gathering on how India can shape the new normal, in the inaugural session at the forum this year.

Creating an immersive learning experience, this will be the first time in over two decades the largest technology forum will be hosted virtually.

2020 with the global pandemic has been a disruptive year across industries and sectors alike, but it has also brought technology to the forefront of business, like never before. Technology today has become the bedrock for how we live, work, and engage in the new normal. However, it has also made organizations re-write the playbooks for other commonalities such as trust and ethics, privacy, culture, future of work, and responsible use and build of tech.

As we embrace this hyper virtual world, NTLF 2021 with the overarching theme, ‘Shaping the future towards a better normal’ aims to achieve three key objectives – mark as a celebration of technology which has served as a backbone to boost businesses during the crisis, draw a roadmap for the way ahead towards building a hyper-digital future and bring out the importance of trust and responsible tech in this hyper virtual world.

Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM
Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM

Speaking on the occasion, Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, said, “Over the years, the Indian technology industry has had an unparalleled impact on the economy through a multiplier effect on job creation, technology innovation, powering sectors and driving substantial contribution to the GDP growth. 2021 will be fundamentally different from the past and require all stakeholders to develop strategies and insights to identify new opportunities and mitigate future risks. By reinventing the foundation that supports our industry on the building blocks of Trust, Digital Talent, Innovation, Collaboration, and Inclusion, we are confident that we will not only build a stronger and better industry but a stronger and better world.  And it is our dream to ensure that India plays a leading role in shaping that next normal.”

The three-day forum will have stalwarts from the Indian and global technology industry, C-level executives and expert academics. A few names include Aiman Ezzat, CEO, Capgemini Group; Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India; Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO, IBM; Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO, Cisco; C Vijayakumar, President and CEO, HCL Technologies; Eric S. Yuan, Founder & CEO, Zoom; Julie Sweet; CEO, Accenture; Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS Global Services; Salil Parekh, CEO & Managing DirectorInfosys; Steve Brown, Chief Futurist, Author and Motivational Speaker; Thierry Delaporte; CEO & Managing Director, Wipro Limited; and; Tiger Tyagarajan, President and CEO, Genpact LLC, among several other renowned dignitaries. The forum will offer a collaborative experience sharing platform to companies, service providers, and customers.

The virtual forum is set to witness over 16,000 attendees across 50+ sessions and will host 65+ practitioners, subject matter experts and leaders who are making an impact across the world. NTLF 2021 will create a collaborative learning experience where industry leaders will discuss some of the pressing topics such as the role of leadership in the new normal; opportunities that lie ahead; embedding the values of organizational culture;  and will discuss trends in emerging areas like healthcare, energy, cybersecurity amongst others.

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