Kochi: Come this weekend, and Kerala’s commercial capital is set to host a day’s event that will discuss the latest in the world of technology and provide a platform for expression of new ideas in the fast-emerging field. Organised by Malayala Manorama in association with investment services company Geojit Financial Services, ‘Techspectations’ to be held on November 24 will see experts from across the globe sharing their ideas and aspirations on the increasingly futuristic subject.
This will be the second edition of Techspectations. The inaugural one in 2016, also in Kochi, was the first national digital summit in Kerala. It was organised on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Manorama Online, the digital media leader in the state.
As for the upcoming Techspectations, the focal theme for presentations and discussions will be ‘Rebuild, Regain, Retain’. The day-long summit will delve into data and analytics, video, digital innovation, emerging media and homegrown startups. The lead speakers will be Ajay Vidyasagar (Head, APAC, YouTube), Ben Morrell (VP Asia, Brightcove) and Ram Seshadri (Head, Digital Strategy & Solutions, Adobe). A global array of CEOs, CXOs and digital gurus besides entrepreneurs in technology will attend.
The speakers also include Kiruba Shankar (CEO, Business Blogging), Ramanujan Pobisetty (comScore), Ruhbir Singh (Google), Rahul Vengalil (WhatClicks), Aathitiyan V S (HeroTalkies), (Balakrishnan A, Geojit), Vijay Kolli (Akamai), Ratnesh Mehra (Oracle) and Rinosh George (YouTuber, actor).
A novel highlight of the event will be a session on victory stories of entrepreneurs in the fields of education, supply chain, digital payment and bio-chemicals. Farmer Nagaraja Prakasam of Acumen Fund will lead the discussions.
Adobe and Akamai are associate partners of Techspectations at Crowne Palaza, while Hyundai is the travel partner and HifX the technology partner. The delegates need to register before November 20 and receive a reply carrying QR code and reference code. Registration to participate in the summit can be done through the mobile app of Techspectations, 2018. The app, which contains all information relating to the summit, can be downloaded for free from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. After registration, all details regarding programme schedule, speakers and delegate pass will be send to the mobile.