AI is the single largest technology disruptor after the internet was found

“AI is the single largest technology disruptor after the internet was found almost 50 years ago”, said Abhishek Singh, President & CEO, National e-Governance Division (NeGD) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Government of India at India’s annual World AI Show ( #WorldAIShow –India) Supported by National e-Governance Division (NeGD), NITI Aayog and Digital India, and Co- Powered by IBM . The event virtually gathered over 300 online participants that included AI innovators, experts and enthusiasts globally.

In an age of unprecedented possibilities for AI innovation & implementation, #WorldAIShow –India attracted prominent voices in AI. Some of the top speakers who attended the event included R. Ramanan, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog Government of India; Dr. Satyam Priyadarshi,Technology Fellow & Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton; Senior Advisory Board Member,Trescon and Jay Stoltzenberg, Head of Data Analytics, Airbus; to name a few.

"Virtual events are an excellent opportunity for everyone in the industry to come together during these difficult times. Affordable and intelligent AI solutions & strategies are the need of the hour," says Mithun Shetty, CEO of Trescon.

Key takeaways from World AI Show - India

“If we do not give one hundred and fifty million young students (in India) opportunities to be able to dabble with, learn & use latest emerging technologies for the benefit of humanity and for the benefit of mankind it would be a great opportunity lost.” – said R. Ramanan in his keynote on ‘Reimagining AI Strategy for the Age of Covid-19’.

World AI Show – India covered key topics such as how India's #InclusiveAI National Strategy can be executed to aim for citizen’s first, to topics like ranging from ethical framework for responsible AI, unlocking the potential of AI in the Cloud, AI of tomorrow to name a few.

In a panel discussion on the topic ‘Putting AI at the Center of Digital Transformation’ the panellists discussed, how to reimagine the organization with AI at its core, how to contain or discard legacy processes, how to apply AI at scale to unlock the value of data & more.

The panellists who joined this discussion included Sharmistha Dasgupta, Dy. Director General, National Informatics Centre; Atanu Roy,Group, Group CIO, Biocon Group; Raghu Krishnananda, CTO, Myntra ; Viswanath Ramaswamy, VP - Cloud, Cognitive & Security Software, IBM India Private Limited; Rajashree Rao, Head of AI Innovation Hub, R2 Data Labs, Rolls-Royce and Avik Sarkar, Professor, Technology, Data & Public Policy, Indian School of Business.

A tech talk by Shalini Kapoor, IBM Fellow & CTO for AI - AI Applications, IBM threw light on how business can adopt and learn to implement AI within their organisation and how AI for business are different from consumer AI.

World AI Show also featured an interesting panel discussion on ‘Artificial Intelligence for Business Continuity and CX’. The panellists who joined the debate included Parna Gosh, CIO, UnoMinda; Rishi Aurora, Partner and Leader- Strategy & Interactive Services, IBM; Guru Bhat, VP Omni Channel and Customer Service, GM India, PayPal; Anand G. A, India CIO & AMEA Customer Experience Lead, Mondelez International and Dipu K V, President & Head of Operations, Communities & CX, Bajaj Allianz.

Attendees were treated to an immersive virtual experience via Vmeets, a leading virtual platform provider. 

World AI Show – India was Supported by National e-Governance Division (NeGD), NITI Aayog and Digital India, and Co- Powered by IBM, with Eastvantage as Gold Sponsor, NeoSoft Technologies as Bronze sponsor and shAIp as the Exhibitor.

About World AI Show

World AI Show is virtually hosting elite tech leaders from across India and will bring together global AI experts and tech innovators to ignite dialogues, transformative insights, tangible outcomes and fruitful partnerships. For more information visit: World AI Show

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