CSR Leadership Conference

How Technology could Impact Social Development Challenges: CSR Leadership Conference (CLC) 2019

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

The CSR Leadership Conference (CLC) 2019 in New Delhi in partnership in with ICICI Foundation was hosted by NASSCOM. 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 focused 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 needs of common people while helping improve the social fabric of the country. This conference aims at the discussing opportunities and challenges of these technologies apart from addressing the present implementation needs.”

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, George Mattackal, President, Asia Pacific Global Delivery Centers of Excellence, CGI, Dr. Vimal Dimri, Deputy Director, Training and Technical Education & Secretary, State Council of Vocational Training, Delhi Government, 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.

“Human focused 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 needs of common people while helping improve the social fabric of the country,” added Ashok Pamidi.

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 CLC further focused on 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.

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