The State IT Department is planning a series of networking sessions titled ‘#Future Global Connect’ to position the State as a digital destination.

The sessions, being organised by the High Power IT Committee of Kerala (HPIC) as a follow-up to the global digital summit ‘#Future’, would be held initially in Boston, Seattle and San Francisco on August 6, 7 and 8 respectively. HPIC members S.D. Shibulal, Kris Gopalakrishnan, V.K. Mathews, IT secretary M. Sivasankar, and IT Parks CEO Hrishikesh Nair would lead the delegation.

The mission aims at activating a ‘Kerala Conversation’ in technology circles, engaging with those who can contribute to the digital cause of the State, building interest and generating leads for potential investments and expanding and widening the Digital Achievers Network (DAN). The Chief Minister’s Fellows in IT will coordinate and execute the event in each city.

In each city, 40-50 decision makers will attend the meetings. Each meeting will be an ‘invite-only’ event for senior and widely networked global professionals, mostly of Indian/Kerala origin, who are potential investors and influencers with linkages to investors, including senior executives from small and large companies, achievers in the knowledge industry and academics. Each session will have an anchor from the region. The format of the event includes context setting by the anchor, delineation of the strategy and approach by HPIC, and focused discussions, an official press note said here on Tuesday.

The digital achievers regional chapters will be the backbone of the ‘Global Connect’ sessions by ensuring quality participation and creating a positive affinity among the members in the region to consider Kerala as their choice for next potential investment or collaboration.

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