Following the success of digital summit, #FUTURE, held in Kochi last year, the High-Power IT Committee (HPIC) – Govt. of Kerala held a global connect series (GCS) of the event in Frankfurt and London on March 8 and 11 respectively. The events titled #FUTURE GCS – Frankfurt and London, were first of the flagship events
Following the success of digital summit, #FUTURE, held in Kochi last year, the High-Power IT Committee (HPIC) – Govt. of Kerala held a global connect series (GCS) of the event in Frankfurt and London on March 8 and 11 respectively. The events titled #FUTURE GCS – Frankfurt and London, were first of the flagship events organised outside India by the HPIC.
The main goal of the event, which saw the participation of IT business leaders and key influencers from around the world, was to further create awareness about the evolving digital innovation and startup ecosystem in Kerala. The events were held in line with the HPIC’s plans of holding roadshows in different cities of the world. The sesssion in Frankfurt and London discussed the immense business opportunities that India’s most digitally advanced State offers to the investment community. As the part of #FUTURE GCS – London, the State Government partnered with Ignitho, a digital technology solutions company co-headquartered in the US and UK, to drive off-shore investments to Kerala’s IT sector. Ignitho has offices in Infopark Kochi and London. The London event had a line-up of eminent speakers and panel members like Leena Nair (Unilever), S D Shibulal (Co-founder, Infosys and Chairman – HPIC), V K Mathews (Founder and Executive Chairman, IBS Software), Hrishikesh Nair (CEO – IT Parks Kerala) and Joseph Olassa (Co-founder & CEO, Ignitho Technologies).
“Kerala’s innovation-led initiatives in digital and IT are starting to get the attention of business and tech leaders globally. The #FUTURE event did give further push to this. Ignitho Technologies as a panel member shared its story on how the company set up its India development centre in Kochi and after seeing initial success with a small team of 40 to 50 in Kochi is now planning to expand its team to 150-200” said Joseph Olassa. Kerala is home to South Asia’s largest innovation and incubation facility. The Integrated Startup Complex (ISC) in Kochi houses the Maker Village with over 100 startups. #FUTURE GCS has created a good traction in the Innovation and IT space in the UK and Germany.