Govt prepares to welcome global experts on cybersecurity in November
The event, which will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will see senior executives participating from global and Indian firms alike.
The who’s who of the global cyber community will congregate in India this November for the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS). The event, which will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will see senior executives participating from global and Indian firms alike.
Some of the notable speakers at the conference who have confirmed participation include ministers from various countries such as France, the Netherlands, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Portugal, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited, Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder and chairman, Bharti Enterprises, Tarek Kamel, Senior Advisor to President Government And IGO Engagement, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, Marina Kalijurand, Chair, Global Commission on Stability of Cyber Space, Estonia, Lalitesh Katragadda, founder, Google Map Maker, Emma Smith, Group Tech Security Director, Vodafone and Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft.
The GCCS will kick off with a two-day curtain-raiser on November 20.
The event, which has the theme Cyber4All: An Inclusive, Sustainable Developmental, Safe and secure cyberspace, is expected to see over 3,500 participants over a period of a week, and will also be available to those unable to make it through video conference, webinars and webcast. The idea is to discuss how cyberspace is transforming our lives - how we live, govern and create value.
The four sub-theemes of the event are- Cyber4InclusiveGrowth, Cyber4Digitalinclusion, Cyber4Security and Cyber4Diplomacy.
For those who are not travelling to Delhi, about 800 locations around the world will be connected to GCCS 2017 (www.gccs2017.in) through video conference and 2000 locations through webinars.
More than 40 events and sessions are being organized by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India, in partnership with the Industry, International Organizations, Academia and Think Tanks.
As a run-up to the event, over three dozen events have been held in leading institutions in India and abroad over the last seven months, involving the participation of more than 3000 experts in the field.
The host of the 5th GCCS, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister for Electronics & IT and Law & Justice, has said: “As we approach November, I look forward to warmly welcome 3000+ delegates at GCCS 2017, New Delhi.”(Disclosure : Reliance Industries Ltd. is the sole beneficiary of Independent Media Trust which controls Network18 Media & Investments Ltd.)