HCL Technologies (HCL) announced that its President and CEO, C Vijayakumar has been named Chairman of the IT industry Governors community of the World Economic Forum. The announcement was made at the Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
The Forum’s IT Governors community convenes CEOs of the world’s top Information Technology companies in order to help them responsibly shape the future of their industry. It acts as a platform for setting industry priorities, building shared understanding, and coordinating actions that lead to results.
Under Vijayakumar’s stewardship the community will prioritise dialogue and action around the most pressing issues impacting the industry’s future progress like Talent re-skilling, Data governance, security and privacy, Responsible proliferation of Artificial Intelligence, amongst others.
“We’re very pleased to have Mr. Vijayakumar chairing our efforts this year in the IT Governors, which will focus on responsible technology leadership. We are looking forward to the next steps and tackling urgent challenges together,” said Eric White, head of the IT Industry at the World Economic Forum
“In today’s world where technology is at the heart of virtually every individual, social, policy and corporate action and by that means at the very center of human progress, it is critical that the IT Industry remains a beacon of responsible leadership”, said C Vijayakumar, President & CEO, HCL Technologies. “With that vision as our north-star, I look forward to working closely with my colleagues in the IT Governors community this year on addressing prioritised issues of immediate and impending relevance as well as launch some new initiatives for cross-industry collaboration around data privacy, skilling and responsible use of new disruptive technologies”, he added.
The World Economic Forum is a leading International Organization of repute for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Its Annual Meeting in Davos brings together the heads and members of more than 100 governments, top executives of the 1,000 foremost global companies, leaders of international organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations as well as the most prominent cultural, societal and thought leaders.