Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, Education and Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Sanjay Dhotre today announced the fourth edition of the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2020, scheduled for 8th -10th December , will be held virtually this year given the ongoing pandemic.
This prestigious event, jointly organized by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), will see 50+ participating countries, 110 + Global Speakers , Start-ups, 30 plus hrs of Content, with expected visitors of over 15000 over the three days program.
This year IMC’s theme is going to be – “Inclusive Innovation – Smart | Secure | Sustainable”. IMC 2020 would aim to align to Hon’ble Prime Ministers vision to promote Atmanirbhar Bharat (Make In India – local manufacturing and to push for Make for World) , foster international regional cooperation, to inspire Satat Bharat – Sanatan Bharat (Digital inclusive in connecting nearly 6 lakh villages with optical fiber and sustainable development), to promote Samagra Bharat – Saksham Bharat ( entrepreneurship & innovation) , drive foreign and local investments, encourage R&D in the Telecom and Emerging Technology sectors and to facilitate supportive regulatory & policy frameworks.
This year Ericsson will be the Principle Partner of India Mobile Congress, and other prime Partners include Dell Technologies, Ribbon Communications and Red Hat. India’s largest technology event this year will witness coming together of some of the top industry stalwarts, and Regulators , Policy Makers from across the Globe and from various Ministries, Telco CEO’s, Global CEO’s and Experts in 5G Broadcasting, 5G Enterprise solutions , OTT, and Sustainable Futurists, virtually in the light of pandemic to discuss and deliberate upon industry issues, challenges, future trends and opportunities.
Considered the largest Digital Technology Forum in Asia, IMC 2020 , IMC has established itself as a leading platform for bringing together the industry, Government, academia, and other ecosystem players to discuss, deliberate and display the latest industry technology trends around major themes such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), Data Analytics, Cloud and Edge computing, Open source tech, data privacy and cyber security, Smart Cities and automation.
Speaking at the curtain raiser, Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications, Education and Electronics & Information Technology Shri Sanjay Dhotre, said, “We firmly believe that the India Mobile Congress 2020 will be a key showcase for technology-driven initiatives as it brings together all stakeholders in the Telecommunications ecosystem and provides the right forum for valuable discourse on key topics relevant to policymakers, regulators and the industry. India Mobile Congress is one such platform, where the efforts of the Indian Government and the Telecom Industry are given an apt showcase to not just our nation, but to the world at large.”
Shri Anshu Prakash, Chairman, DCC and Secretary (T), DoT, Ministry of Communications, Government of India and Smt Anita Praveen, Additional Secretary (T), DoT, Ministry of Communications, Government of India and Shri Ajai Puri Chairman COAI , COO Bharti Airtel also graced the occasion as guests of honour.
Lt Gen Dr SP Kochhar, Director General, COAI said, “We are thankful to our Hon’ble Minister of State, Shri Sanjay Dhotre,for his immense support and guidance in successfully reaching the Fourth year of this grand event. We are also grateful to the Government of India for the huge effort put into this and for providing a facilitative environment to the entire industry. With all this help, India Mobile Congress has established itself as the biggest technology event in South Asia and the biggest networking event in India in the digital technology space. We are sure that all stakeholders will look forward to this platform for launches and releases of new technologies. Officials and senior decision makers from both the Government as well as the industry will be present and tech companies will be displaying the best that this ecosystem has to offer at this marquee event of the country.”