International Blockchain Congress on August 5





The state will be playing host to a major IT event, the first edition of the International Blockchain Congress (IBC) to be held on August 5.

The Congress will kick off in Hyderabad on August 3, and end in Goa.

It is being organised by the department of information technology in collaboration with NITI Aayog and Nucleus Vision, an US based company.

It is expected to be attended by innovators, businesses, technologists, regulators, startups and IT industry stakeholders.

Speaking about the day-long conference at Inox courtyard, Ameya  Abhayankar, secretary IT, said that, it will get experts  from across the globe to the state. “Considering the surplus of talent that’s on offer in Goa, events like this will help to build a talent pipeline that will keep the students on par with what’s going on in the IT sector by giving them exposure to block chain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, 3D printing, drones and new features in the industry,” saif Abhyankar.

The government is expecting the conference to receive participation from 120 delegates from Hyderabad along with students and IT startups.  To create awareness on the use of block chain technology, the conference will have four tracks that includes a main track with more than 65 plus international speakers and a mix of panel discussions and key note addresses. The startup and developer community track will be anchored by the tech giant IBM while the student track will have curated series of workshops, panel discussions and product displays, ending with a certificate distribution.

Apart from this a track dedicated to the government will have with representatives from NSA, Sri Lanka and Malaysia explaining how governments around the world are using block chain technology. The participation is free although it requires prior online registration, added Abhayankar.