National Association of Software and Services Company (NASSCOM) today, announced the dates for its annual three-day flagship event – NASSCOM India Leadership Forum [NILF] from February 13-15, 2013, to be held at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. The core theme for NILF this year is ‘Imagineering the Future: Disruptive Innovation for Sensible Growth’ where the ‘Imagineers’ will delve on opportunities to adapt, change and steer the organization and leaders across the globe towards sensible growth. The platform promises to bring yet another exciting, thought provoking and insightful panel of speakers from across the globe, to share their perspective on various industry related issues.
Elaborating on what NILF 2013 holds for the industry,Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM, said, “In its 21 years, NILF has recognized and rewarded the evolution and growth of the IT-BPM industry in India. This year’s theme of Imagineering the Future reflects the industry sentiment, and will focus on how future leaders will have to activate emotional and intuitive intelligence to access and transform the future. With technology stalwarts from across the world participating at NILF, the forum will provide strategic thrust and direction to local and global companies, enabling them to drive the industry’s growth and development. While we have crossed the UDS 100 billion mark in the last 2 decades, the next wave of growth has to come from a smart combination of soft skills and unconventional business ideas.”
This year’s NILF is also going to serve as a platform to a new campaign – the Indian Grandmaster Series. The objective of this Series is to project the Indian thought leaders, including the country’s home-grown management and industry thinkers. Including special ‘break-away’ sessions, such as the Leader2Leader, the Master Class and the power roundtables, the Grandmaster Series aims to discuss and explain the nuances of business, technology, management, leadership and more.
Additionally, NASSCOM will release its Strategic Review for 2013, which will include key findings of the Indian IT-BPO sector performance for FY2012-13. The year 2012-13 characterizes a landmark year as aggregate revenue for the Indian IT-BPO sector crossed USD 100 billion. The Indian IT-BPO sector continues to be one of the largest employers in the country directly employing ~2.8 million professionals, with over 230,000 jobs being added in FY2012. Despite challenges in the global market conditions, India sustained its growth trajectory. Some of the pivotal factors that have been contributing to this growth include new business models, organizational efficiencies, services around disruptive technologies such as cloud, mobility, analytics, and social media, flexible product portfolios, as well as verticalized solutions.
The 2013 Leadership Forum is expected to host 45+ sessions, with more than 150 speakers, and close to 30 country representations at the conference.