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Open Source: An Extremely Important Aspect of Digital India

Open Source Summit 2018 to be Held on 8th February, 2018

Feb 02, 2018   10:36 IST 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

To support the government's goal to transform India into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy, Open Source technology is very important. Acknowledging the great importance of ‘Open Source’ by the Government of India and Industry leaders, Bharat Exhibitions is organizing the ‘Open Source Summit 2018’ which is slated to happen on 8th February, 2018 at Shangri-La, New Delhi.


This event is being endorsed and supported by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Red Hat and Microsoft are the sponsors of this summit.


The highly anticipated ‘Open Source Summit 2018’ will bring together leaders across government, business and academia under one roof, who would be debating on the topics affecting the adoption of ‘Open Source’ and discuss some of the case studies that have set a benchmark for many to follow and how companies are helping government to level the playing field and drop the barriers to its adoption.


The summit is a one-day event and will include keynotes from eminent leaders, such as Shri Vinit Goenka - Member Governing Council of Center for Railway Information System, Ministry of Railways and Member Taskforce IT, Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways and Shipping, Government of India; Shri V. N. Shukla, Director (IT), Election Commission of India; Shri Debabrata Nayak, Project Director (Open Source Collaboration) & Additional Director, Digital Locker, National e-Governance Division (NeGD), MeitY, Govt. of India; Shri Anand Pande, Senior Vice President & CISO, Goods & Services Tax Network (GSTN); Mr. Harish Pillay, Global Head, Community Architecture and Leadership, Red Hat Inc.; Shri Golok Kumar Simli, Chief Technology Officer, Passport Seva Project, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; Shri LR Prakash, Director, C-DAC, Chennai; Dr. Sumit D. Chowdhury, Founder and CEO of Gaia Smart Cities; Shri Manoj Tandon, GM (OSS/BSS/Data Centre), RailTel Corporation of India Ltd.; Ms. Meetali Sharma, Corporate Risk, Compliance & Security Leader, SDG Software India Pvt. Ltd. and many more.


The summit will give an opportunity to discuss various elements of the open source framework for policy, technology and security that accelerate the expansion of the Digital India initiative across domains. It will bring together global thought leaders to explore the intersection of technology and innovation and boost the development of Open source technology to new levels,” says Mr. Shashi Dharan, Managing Director, Bharat Exhibitions- the organizer of Open Source Summit 2018.


The summit will have the following discussion themes

  • What is the Digital India Initiative, Government Policy on Open Source, direction and how everyone can participate in Digital India Initiative

  • Talk on how partners are helping Government Leverage the Power of Open Source

  • Need for an Ecosystem and how it can Help

  • Latest trends in open source and open technologies

  • Software architecture: Principles, patterns, and practices

  • Open Source in IoT Architecture

  • Security and DevOps

  • How Open Source projects make Public Clouds a better place


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About Bharat Exhibitions

In a world where technology is erasing borders, it is indeed ironical that professionals find it increasingly difficult to maintain peer to peer contact on regular basis. Bharat Exhibitions fills in this space by managing and hosting some of India’s premier Telecom & IT events. We own niche and prestigious conference properties in the new generation technology arena such as 100 Smart Cities India, Cloud & Network Virtualisation India, 5G India, Data Centre India, Broadband Tech India, Smart-Sustainable Cities Technology & Innovation Summit, Cyber Security India, SMC Technology India and Telecom CXO Summit. We have a simple mission: Establish & deliver contacts that create value for your business.


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