The world congress on Information Technology (WCIT) will be hosted in 2018, NASSCOM announced. Where the representatives of IT industry from 80 countries will take part in this event .WITSA is a leading consortium of information and communication Technology (ICT) industry association members from the world.
About 90% of ICT market, the apex body announcement after its chairman meet the CM of Telangana.KCR stated that he will organize the event. He is ready to pay $1million to the global body by march this year. And NASSCOM vice chairman B.V.R. Mohan Reddy told first time that India will be hosting the prestigious conference, which will discuss the ‘future of enterprises’. .
State IT Minister K. Tarakarama Rao said the government would invite world leaders and global IT majors to the conference. He said the chief minister during his upcoming visit to the US and other countries will extend invitation to the leaders and also top IT honchos. He said the state governments have delegation to Brazil, which is hosting the next world Congress in 2016, to study the arrangements and other aspects.
He said the conference would provide an opportunity to promote Hyderabad as a global city and help the state attract more investments in ICT. Kuala Lumpur had hosted the event in 2008 and the economic impact was investment of more than $2 billion and creation of 20,000 jobs, said state IT, Electronics and Communication Secretary Harpareet Singh. He said the event will coincide with the ambitious target of the govet to increase the software exports from Hyderabad to Rs.1 lakh crore per annum.
He added, India’s largest incubator facility with built up area of 300,000 square feet called T-Hub will also be ready in Hyd within three years.