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The Dawn of a New Era in Kerala IT

In early 2016, Kerala became the first Digital State in India. Long-term vision, strategic planning and committed execution over the last one-and-a-half years of the LDF Government headed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, are seeing the dawn of a new era in Kerala IT. K-FON (Kerala Fiber Optic Network), Technocity & Knowledge City, High Power

In early 2016, Kerala became the first Digital State in India. Long-term vision, strategic planning and committed execution over the last one-and-a-half years of the LDF Government headed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, are seeing the dawn of a new era in Kerala IT.

K-FON (Kerala Fiber Optic Network), Technocity & Knowledge City, High Power IT Committee (HPIC) and #FUTURE, are some of the bold moves Kerala is making to recapture its pioneering position as a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Kerala is the first State in India to declare access to Internet as a basic right. K-FON is the Government’s ambitious plan to provide free or low cost internet to BPL families, government offices, hospitals and schools. Studies point out that if the leftover one per cent of the population is covered by internet services, the GSDP could jump up by 2.5 per cent. About 2,000 Wi-Fi spots are being set up in the State.

While Technocity will offer employment to one lakh professionals, the Knowledge City will facilitate research and development in future technologies such as mobile applications, Internet of Things (IoT), financial technologies, cyber security, e-mobility, cognitive analytics, block chain and space sciences.

Guiding the Government’s path-breaking efforts is HPIC, a distinguished team of IT business leaders led by Infosys co-founder and former MD & CEO, S D Shibulal. Their collective wisdom is certain to spur Kerala IT to greater heights.

#FUTURE, a first-of-its-kind Global Digital Summit, will take place in Kochi on March 22-23, 2018. It will see the participation of 2,000 professionals, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders and over 30 global business leaders in the knowledge industry will share their insights. This would be a major boost to branding Kerala IT globally.

It is in such exciting times that technopolis is reaching your hands with all the news, views and happenings in your extended family. We are relying on you to spread the word and help strengthen brand Kerala IT.

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