Future Ready Tech Events holds first technology leadership summit
Future Ready Tech Events, a venture of UMANG Group announced the successful launch of their technology leadership summit, Future Tech Leadership Forum (FTLF) held this month.
The event brought together industry experts, innovators, and entrepreneurs to discuss latest trends and advancements in the world of technology. FTLF focuses on the following sectors: healthcare and pharma, travel and tourism, banking and finance, e-governance, construction and real estate, education and skilling, transport and logistics, marine and aqua culture, and media and entertainment.
Mangirish Salelkar, CEO and Co-Founder, UMANG Group, stated that the purpose of the summit was to bring together some of the brightest minds in the technology industry and provide a platform for sharing ideas, networking, and exploring new opportunities. “With the rapid pace of technological advancement and innovation, it is essential for us to stay informed and adapt to new developments to remain competitive and achieve success.”
The highlight of the event was the keynote address delivered by Devadas Krishnan, CEO – IndiaDotCom (formerly Zee Digital) who shared his insights and experiences on the topic ‘Blue Ocean thinking in Tech.’ The first panel discussion was on the topic ‘Automation and Digitalisation in Non-Tech Industries’ featuring some of the most prominent industry leaders from diverse fields.
The panellists explored the various challenges and opportunities of implementing automation and digitalisation in non-tech industries and provided valuable insights to the attendees. The panel discussion was moderated by Yashvit Naik, Co-Founder, and Chief Technology Officer – Teknorix, who guided the conversation and facilitated an interactive discussion among the panellists which included Dr Sagar Salgaocar, Managing Director – Geno Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd and Co-Chairman – ASSOCHAM, Goa Council; Shekhar Sardessai, Chairman – Kineco Kaman Composites India Pvt Ltd; and Rajkumar Kamat, Founder and Managing Director – EP Kamat Group who shared their expertise and experiences in their respective industries. The second panel discussion was on the topic ‘Growing Risks to Business Growth and Profitability’ where the panellists explored the various risks and challenges faced by businesses in today’s market and provided valuable insights to the attendees. The panel discussion was moderated by Prasad Sawant, CEO and Managing Partner at Buoyancy Consultants, who moderated the discussion and facilitated an engaging and interactive conversation among the panellists, which included Pranav Pandya, Chairman and Director – GESIA IT Association, Co-Founder and Chairman – DEV Information Technology Limited, and K S Prashant, President – Software Exporters’ Association of Pune (SEAP), Managing Director, IDeaS Revenue Solutions, who shared their expertise and experiences in their respective sectors.
Arvind Kumar, Director General – Software Technology Parks of India shared details about STPI offerings to aspiring startup entrepreneurs and initiatives to have a specialised IT cluster in Goa in association with the Government of Goa.
During the Summit, ASSOCHAM Goa announced that Mangirish Salelkar was taken on as a member of ASSOCHAM Goa Council and appointed as Chairman of the IT Committee. ASSOCHAM IT Committee under Mangirish Salelkar aims to support the Government in industry policy and boost Goa’s tech ecosystem.
At the Tech Summit ‘Future Tech Leadership Forum’ three awards categories were announced. The Transformer Tech Leader 2023 award which was awarded to Arvind Kumar; The Inspirer Tech Leader award which was awarded to Nitin Kunkolienker; and The Champion Tech Leader 2023 award which was awarded to Sriram Natarajan.
Chief Minister of Goa, Dr Pramod Sawant addressed the Tech Summit and mentioned that Goa Government is slowly moving towards having smart solutions in solving several socio-economic problems. “We aim to support the tech industry and make Goa a tech-first state” he said.
“We are of the opinion that collaboration is essential to driving innovation and progress in the technology sector, and connecting with other like-minded individuals and organisations. Overall, we are thrilled to announce the success of the event Future Tech Leadership Forum 2023 and to have the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise with the tech community. We believe that this event will be an important step forward in advancing the state of the art in technology, and we are proud of it”, said Uma Salelkar, cofounder of Umang Group.
The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Rohan Warty, MD of Xerviz Wlobal.