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Dates : December 7-9, 2017 Venue : ITC Sonar, Calcutta Theme : The Digital Transformation
Prizes, Trophies, Certificates worth Rs. 10 Lakh at stake!
Separate category for students | Special recognition for social start-ups
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Awards on 9th November 2017 in Kolkata.
  • Introduction

    INFOCOM, an initiative from the house of ABP was started in 2002 as a forum that would demonstrate Indias quest to be the IT superpower. Today it has turned into a forceful and dynamic event that sets the pace for business development through the use of technology, bringing potential partners together and helping the industry connect with associates and customers. INFOCOM is now one of the largest congregations of technology professionals, buyers-sellers, corporate leaders, academics, visionaries, and policymakers in India.

    Over the last 15 editions of the event, INFOCOM has evolved to be an important platform that focuses on the convergence of Business, Technology and Leadership elements that are essential for driving India to the next phase of growth.

    INFOCOM, the annual flagship event in Calcutta comprises a 3-day Conference and brings together the best global minds in Technology, Business Strategy and Leadership. In its endeavour to reach out to varied audiences across the globe, INFOCOM also provides various platforms in the form of Roundtables, Forums, Awards, Workshops and others across the year and across various locations within India and beyond.
  • Theme: The Digital Transformation

    Today organizations are powering through the complex maze of changing modes of business transactions and change in consumer behaviour; organizations are coping with these changes through adoption of digitized means, through letting digitization transform their processes and making it more efficient and at par with the current trends. With the rise in popularity and usage of analytics, mobility, social media and smart embedded devices, the digital transformation journey is underway for many organizations.

    There is a surge of digital reinvention across companies pan India. With the phenomenon of demonitisation and cashless economy, the Government and corporates are moving towards new avenues, thus disruptively transforming themselves. The Government is taking measures to promote digitized transactions and enabling individuals to embrace the digital sphere in its totality. This digital disruption is thus an opportunity for companies to reimagine their processes and offerings.

    The Digital Transformation story in the Eastern part of the world is still in the making, with vast majority of the population now thriving in the digital sphere and embracing new modes of digitized functioning. Eastern part of the world is moving ahead in leaps and bounds when it comes to digitizing processes. With startups focusing on the digital age and coming up with digital solutions to needs and demands and existing companies taking the plunge to reengineer processes, even individuals have adapted to the digital way of life, with increase in cashless transactions, online transactions and digital investments. Thus keeping the current trend in mind we have chosen the theme- The Digital Transformation', for the 16th edition of INFOCOM.

    INFOCOM 2017 will witness deliberations and debates from leaders with respect to real time cases of digital transformation. The conference is designed to elaborate on key issues of handling digital transformation in businesses, explore new opportunities that lie ahead, develop efficient and better products and services in the digital age and build on a growth path in a thriving competitive environment.

    Come join us at the INFOCOM 2017 initiatives and explore the dynamics of digital transformation which is helping build better and robust businesses across India and beyond.
  • About the Organiser

    Founded in 1922, the ABP Group is one of the foremost media conglomerates in India having 11 premier publications, four 24-hour national TV news channels, a leading book publishing business as well as various mobile and internet properties. ABPs portfolio covers a gamut of genres and encompasses premium brands like Anandabazar Patrika, The Telegraph, Fortune India, Ebela, ABP News, ABP Ananda, ABP Majha, ABP Sanjha and many more
  • Empaneled by


    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India has empaneled ABP Pvt Ltd for the execution of the Digital India Programme wherein the focus is to enhance awareness and sensitize awareness about the DIGITAL INDIA programme and provide a unique platform to all stakeholders to collect State specific inputs regarding the challenges related to speeding up delivery of e-services in various States.
Event details

  • Theme : The Digital Transformation
  • Dates of the event : December 7-9, 2017
  • Format : 3-day Conference along with Award Ceremonies
  • Venue : ITC Sonar, Calcutta
  • Supported by : Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and Digital India Plan (www.mit.gov.in)


  • Over 30 sessions in 3 days of conference
  • Keynote addresses, Plenary sessions, Panel Discussions and Focus Forums on specific areas revolving around the theme: THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
  • Focus Areas: Strategy & Leadership Forum, Industry Forum, Tourism & State Forum, CIO Connect Forum Security Forum and SME & Start-up Forum
  • Special Spotlight Sessions with celebrity speakers
  • Central/State Ministers Interactive Sessions
  • INFOCOM Technology Excellence Awards 2017 recognizing leaders who have used technology to transform their organizations or businesses for the next level of growth.
  • INFOCOM STPI Export Awards 2016-17: The STPI Export Awards, organized by STPI at the INFOCOM platform is an endeavour to recognize the efforts of enterprises who have achieved many milestones and contributed immensely to Eastern Indias IT/ITES export and growth. The Award ceremony is attended by key investors and SME/MSME Heads from across Eastern India. This will be the fifth edition of the Awards at INFOCOM.
  • INFOCOM Future Leadership Awards 2017: IFLA is an original business ideas competition with an objective to open up beyond campuses and students and provide funding and mentorship opportunities to the young, future leaders and entrepreneurs who have brilliant and original ideas on their mind and the passion to transform these ideas into business models.
  • Engaging and Innovative workshops to be hosted at the conference:
    • INFOCOM Hackstars: A Workshop on Ethical Hacking
    • CXO Workshop: Workshops with select group of CXOs
  • Over 1200 delegates from large corporates, SMEs, policymakers, academia and media
  • Participation from over 250 top CIOs/CISOs from across the SAARC nations :
    • 150 CIOs/CISOs from Calcutta
    • 50 CIOs/CISOs from rest of India
    • 50 CIOs/CISOs from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal
  • Over 100 speakers from amongst well-known industry leaders, ICT experts and gurus, top corporates, think tanks, entrepreneurs, government officials and academia from across the world
  • Attended by top executives & decision makers of IT and user industry as well as bureaucrats and the academic community
  • A variety of unique networking events including Peer-to-Peer Groups, Networking Lunches/Dinners and Awards on all three days of the Conference

Delegate Profile (1200 nos)

Meet the Influencers, Entrepreneurs, and Enthusiasts who will all be there at INFOCOM 2016
  • Business strategists, IT and ITES professional: CIOs, CFOs, CTOs and key decision makers in any organization
  • Business executives: marketing professionals and those who influence the implementation of enterprise strategies
  • Senior central and state government officials
  • Analysts and consultants: marketing and financial analysts, strategy & technology analysts
  • Venture capitalists/fund managers/investment bankers
  • IT Consultants and Solution Specialists
  • Industry Influencers: IT trade and business media
  • Academia

The Delegate Profile (last edition)

Last year 1200 delegates attended INFOCOM. Heres a quick look at them.

Professor of Marketing
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Managing Director
Ericsson Global Services India

International Thought Leader on Radical Innovation and Leadership Lecturer
London Business School of Economics and Others

Internationally Acclaimed
Tabla Maestro

International Management and Spiritual Guru
Founder Chairman, Prasanna Trust

Minister- in-charge, Department of Information Technology & Electronics
Government of West Bengal

Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Information Technology & Electronics
Government of West Bengal

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

Managing Director & CEO
ITC Infotech

Vice-President & Regional Chief Security Officer
Asia Pacific, Palo Alto Networks

Director General

Executive Director
Titagarh Wagons

Ah! Ventures

Founder and Managing Partner
IvyCap Ventures Advisors Private Limited

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