The Government of Telangana and National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) have jointly selected Hyderabad to host the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in the year 2018.
WCIT will be held in India for the first time. It will present a great opportunity to position Hyderabad as a global platform for trade and investments from organizations across the world.
The WCIT will bring together world’s leading thought leaders, including business delegations from amongst the 80 countries that WITSA represents globally. The representatives include companies keen to do business in India, along with government functionaries and innovation driven academia. WCIT will additionally provide the state an ideal audience including global decision makers who would be participating at the event and making relevant trade and investment decisions.
NASSCOM has also sought support from the government of India and are hopeful that they will join hands with in hosting this event.
Sharing his views on the development, R Chandrashekhar, president, NASSCOM, said, “We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to co-host WCIT 2018 along with the Government of Telangana. Hyderabad has been the pioneer of the illustrious ICT success journey of India. Over the years, Hyderabad has established itself as one of the most attractive investment destination for the ITeS sector and has created quantifiable economic impact for the country. With the WCIT 2018, we aim to focus on digital empowerment to define new paradigms for emerging verticals and build a conducive ecosystem for growth.’
Expressing his views KT Rama Rao, minister for IT, Government of Telangana said, “India has made a mark globally and the Indian ITeS industry has helped it create a niche for itself on the global landscape. The WCIT will add another illustrious milestone to this journey. We are thankful to NASSCOM to bring WCIT to India and select Hyderabad to host this prestigious confluence of global technology leaders. We consider Telangana as the ‘Start-up’ State of India, as we are the youngest state, but we assures complete cooperation and commitment to make this a successful event. We are sure that WCIT will help the world, view Telangana and Hyderabad from a new perspective.”