NASSCOM Foundation Advocates for Collaboration for Social Change at CSR Leadership Conference 

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New Delhi, April 8, 2019: NASSCOM Foundation hosted India’s largest technology industry specific CSR Conference – The CSR Leadership Conference (CLC) 2019 in New Delhi in partnership with ICICI Foundation.

The event brought over 300 delegates including CXOs, CSR Heads of the top most companies from across the industry, NGO Leads from all over India, Government officials, Tech4Good champions, social innovators under one roof to encourage the use of new-age technologies to solve the social development issues at the grassroots.

Ashok Pamidi, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation said, “With Industry Revolution 4.0 technologies, we are at the threshold of what could be history in the making. Human- centred innovations aim to engineer and use new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Robotics etc. so as to address various day to day problems and the needs of the common people while helping improve the social fabric of the country. This Conference aims at discussing opportunities and challenges of these technologies apart from addressing the present implementation needs.”

The industry leaders including Keshav Murugesh, Chairman, NASSCOM and CEO, WNS Global, Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, P. Balaji, Chief Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited, Som Satsangi, Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, India, Mohit Thukral, Founder & Managing Partner, Vivtera, Vinod Sood, Managing Director, Hughes Systique Corporation shared their views on how technology could create a sustained and scalable impact through CSR.

The Conference also provided a viewpoint on why continuous learning is a requirement to sustain in today’s world with eminent speakers like Amit Aggarwal, CEO, SSC NASSCOM; Dr. Vimal Dimri, Deputy Director, Training and Technical Education & Secretary, State Council of Vocational Training, Delhi Government; George Mattackal, President, Asia Pacific Global Delivery Centers of Excellence, CGI;  Bhavna Chopra Srikrishna, Director, EY; Harlina Sodhi, Co-Founder, BelieveInYourself, and Nishchae Suri, President – India, South East Asia & Middle East, EdCast, providing an insight into the future of skills.

The CLC further focused how technology could be used to create impact across social development challenges like STEM Education and Healthcare. It also looked into the issue of how people and children can remain safe in the digital world.

Impact stories were also shared with the beneficiaries talking first-hand to all delegates about how various CSR interventions were able to make their lives better.

The CSR Leadership Conference did not just limit itself to discussing new technologies for social good, but went a step further by demonstrating some innovative solutions.