The 28th edition of the flagship Nasscom Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF) will be held between February 12th – 14th, this year. Several themes will be explored, including the future of entrepreneurship in the new decade, as well as trust and ethics in data in today’s age. The event will have more than 150 speakers, as well as 600 CXOs and 1,500 delegates, in attendance.
Sangeeta Gupta, Senior VP and Chief Strategy Officer of Nasscom, said, “It’s 2020, the start of a new decade. Over the last 4-5 years, the focus has largely been on digital and how digital is re-shaping the industry. The theme about digital being important is now well accepted. For NTLF 2020, the focus was on how do we look ahead.”
She also stated that NTLF will particularly focus on the theme ”Tech In 20”s: Coming of Age”, and elaborate how the next decade is projected to help catalyse businesses and accelerate innovation, at the core level.
She said, “This is going to be the age of entrepreneurship. We have done well in our journey but what does the future of entrepreneurship look like as we look ahead in the decade?”
She further added that discussions would also take place on topics like developing trust through data and privacy, trade wars, regulations, inclusivity, and sustainability. As such, there is an urgent need to understand that technologies will keep changing, and organisations must constantly update themselves to keep pace with them.
“Today it”s artificial intelligence and blockchain, tomorrow it maybe quantum. Technologies will continue to shift and evolve but how do business build their organisations to be able to deal with this continuous technology change. It is also important that we build learning organisations to ensure skilling and re-skilling,” she said.
A number of celebrated figures from the Indian and global technology industry will attend the three-day event, including the likes of Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran, TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan, and Infosys CEO Salil Parekh. Participants at the event also included Balasubramaniam Ganesh (Chairman, HSBC Technology India), Erica Brescia (Chief Operating Officer, GitHub), Katherine Wetmur (Managing Director – International CIO and Head of Quality Assurance, Morgan Stanley), and Praveena Rai (Chief Operating Officer, NPCI).
The event will elaborate on a borderless ecosystem-led enterprise, that works through co-creation and collaboration among entrepreneurs. To this end, it will also focus on the symbiosis between start-ups and large enterprises, as well as disruptive investments and the ease of doing business.