This tech event had international speakers and representatives from various trade bodies worldwide, key government officials, investors and decision makers. The “Hello, World!” virtual event reached the mark of 800+ registrations worldwide. Keeping pace with accelerated digital transformation the tech event had Fireside Chats and Panel Discussion.
The Associate Partners for the event were Zoho, Indo Baltic Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Software Technology Parks of India, Gesia IT Association, Goa Technology Association and Knowledge Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Government of Goa was the State Partner, Business Goa is the Magazine Partner, and the Digital News Partners were Goa Prism and Goa News Hub.
An important hallmark of the technological revolution is the widespread application of electronic n information technology. Its widespread application will open up for the human race a vast high-speed, high-efficiency, and high-value world, and will provide an advanced technological foundation to attain a high degree of socialist material progress and cultural and ethical progress.
Promising Ideas and suggestions shared by Thought-Leaders and Technocrats during the Inaugural session of the “Hello, World!”, Global Technology Summit. The welcome address for the event was given by Mangirish Salelkar, the CEO of Umang Group. He remarked that “India has witnessed a boom in the IT Sector and has become esteemed for IT Outsourcing and it is considered as the favorite of MNCs because of the availability of high-quality raw material, skilled and dedicated human resources.”, Hon Chief Minister of Goa Dr. Pramod Sawant was the Chief Guest for the event. He highlighted that the “Govt of Goa is working on fixing the skill gap by having various initiatives for Skilling, Reskilling, and Upskilling of IT students and Professionals.”, Hon. IT and Tourism Minister of Goa Rohan Khaunte was the Guest of Honour, Hon. Member of Parliament, India Tejasvi Surya was the Keynote Speaker, he briefed us that “Technology usage has not just enabled better delivery of government and public services but also transformed how we interact with government.”, and Arvind Kumar, Director General of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) was the Special Guest, he stated that “India has created the biggest government e-market across the globe. We’ve created 1.3 bn biometric identities. We need to create requisite software product infrastructure for serving various domains. Civic tech is the most important domain for solving societal problems”.
For the Fireside Chat we had Andrea Colaco, born and studied in Goa, now at Google as Senior Staff Software Engineering Manager who spoke on how artificial intelligence programming focuses on acquiring data and creating rules for how to turn the data into actionable information and also its ability to perform a lot of human tasks. Today’s largest and most successful enterprises have used AI to improve their operations and gain advantage on their competitors, she added. Further, she made us aware about her discovery and inventions in the technology field at the event and the challenges that she faced. The session was Moderated by Dr Gaurang Patkar, Associate Professor & Head of Department Computer Engineering – Don Bosco College of Engineering, Goa.
Not to miss the great opportunity to get the knowledge and exchange insights from the speakers at the Panel Discussion. We had Rupa Naik (Executive Director – World Trade Center Mumbai), Clevas Tuscano (President – Indo Baltic Chamber of Commerce & Industries – Estonia), Ralph Francois (CEO and Founder Nuagem INC, Founder Reelcruit – Canada), Jefferson Lynch (CEO –Red Olive and Data Toolkit Company United Kingdom) and the session was moderated by Maulik Bhansali (Gesia IT Association).
The event had product showcase of two companies i.e by Goa Miles, the taxi booking application that eases the travelling woes of Goa tourists / passengers and locals and help taxi drivers earn more and the other by The Alpa Kids, which is a playful and educative mobile application where children can the essentials like the colours, numbers, and alphabets all through game and through the examples of their own culture and local nature. The event Emcee was Rohan Warty (Managing Director at Xervix Wlobal, Secretary, Goa Technology Association and Co-Founder WISELY HR Co).
Team of Future Ready Tech Events has also notified the event participants of “Hello, World!” that they will announce their next event soon. Rather than viewing digital disruption as worrisome and challenging, we have to embrace the uncertainty and potential that advances in new technologies, data analytics, and artificial intelligence will bring. The pressure to innovate amid technological progress poses an opportunity for us all to rethink the work we do and the way we do it.