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8th edition of INFOCOM moves into its ultimate day as curtains fall with State Forum 2019

8th edition of INFOCOM moves into its ultimate day as curtains fall with State Forum 2019

Kolkata, Dec 7 (UNI) INFOCOM, one of the largest congregations of technology professionals, buyers-sellers, corporate leaders, academics, visionaries, and policymakers is into its 18th edition with a three-day business-technology-leadership conclave at ITC Sonar, Kolkata.

The conference entered its third and final day with INFOCOM State Forum 2019 where various participating states took turns in showcasing the prowess of the respective states. Day 3 also saw the return of INFOCOM Hackstars Forum 2019.

The closing plenary sessions provided a star-studded climax to the 2019 edition of INFOCOM with maverick actress Tabu taking the stage. The final day of INFOCOM 2019 proceeded in two tracks- Track A & Track B.

Track A of Day 3 started with a panel discussion on ‘Challenges for Entrepreneurs in 2020’ which was chaired and moderated by Kalyan Kar, Co-Founder & MD, inQube and had panelists such as Subho Samanta, Founder, Dirac Business Solutions, Ranodeep Saha, Co-Founder, Rare Planet Handicrafts, Varun Biyani, Co-Founder and CTO, SuperProcure, Manjir Chatterjee, Folk India and Navin Ladha, CEO & Founder, Rance Lab.

This was succeeded by a State Showcase on ‘Unleashing the

Potential of Bihar’ by Mr. Rahul Singh, IAS, Secretary – IT, Government of Bihar. This was succeeded by a Tourism showcase on ‘Breathtaking Bengal’ addressed by Nandini Chakravorty, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal.

This was followed by a Government- Private Panel discussion on ‘Collaborative working to build the Future Society’ chaired and moderated by Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group.

The panelists included noted speakers like Sunil Kalra, Head – State –E-Governance Mission Team, Department of IT, Government of Bihar, Sarvesh Singhal, CEO, JAP IT, Salil Das, Director – IT, Government of Tripura, Sanjoy Chatterjee, Director of the Board and CTO, Ideation Technology Solutions and Mr. Nirupam Chaudhuri, Regional Director – East, NASSCOM.

Post the networking lunch Track A, started off with the Opening of Tourism Showcase with the theme ‘Visions for India Tourism 2025’.

This first Tourism Showcase was on ‘Mystic MEGHALAYA’ addressed by Governor of Meghalaya Tathagata Roy and Cyril V Darlong Diengdoh, IAS, Director of Tourism, Government of Meghalaya followed by a Tourism Showcase on Jammu & Kashmir by Sarfaraz Deputy Director, Tourism Directorate, Government of Jammu and Kashmir.

This was followed by a keynote session on ‘Customer Experience for Business Sustainability’ by Prasenjit Roy, Senior Executive Vice President - Marketing, NTT – Netmagic.

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