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Open Source Summit 2018 to Be Held on 8th February, 2018

To support the government's goal to transform India into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy, Open Source technology is very important. Acknowledging the great importance of ‘Open Source’ by the Government of India and Industry leaders, Bharat Exhibitions is organizing the ‘Open Source Summit 2018’ which is slated to happen on 8th February, 2018 at Shangri-La, New Delhi.

This event is being endorsed and supported by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Red Hat and Microsoft are the sponsors of this summit.

The highly anticipated ‘Open Source Summit 2018’ will bring together leaders across government, business and academia under one roof, who would be debating on the topics affecting the adoption of ‘Open Source’ and discuss some of the case studies that have set a benchmark for many to follow and how companies are helping government to level the playing field and drop the barriers to its adoption.

The summit is a one-day event and will include keynotes from eminent leaders, such as Shri Vinit Goenka - Member Governing Council of Center for Railway Information System, Ministry of Railways and Member Taskforce IT, Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways and Shipping, Government of India; Shri V.N. Shukla, Director (IT), Election Commission of India; Shri Debabrata Nayak, Project Director (Open Source Collaboration) & Additional Director, Digital Locker, National e-Governance Division (NeGD), MeitY, Govt. of India; Shri Anand Pande, Senior Vice President & CISO, Goods & Services Tax Network (GSTN); Mr. Harish Pillay, Global Head, Community Architecture and Leadership, Red Hat Inc.; Shri Golok Kumar Simli, Chief Technology Officer, Passport Seva Project, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India; Shri LR Prakash, Director, C-DAC, Chennai; Dr. Sumit D. Chowdhury, Founder and CEO of Gaia Smart Cities; Shri Manoj Tandon, GM (OSS/BSS/Data Centre), RailTel Corporation of India Ltd.; Ms. Meetali Sharma, Corporate Risk, Compliance & Security Leader, SDG Software India Pvt. Ltd.; Mr. Sanjeet Sen, Product Marketing Lead – Open Source on Azure, Microsoft and many more.

“The summit will give an opportunity to discuss various elements of the open source framework for policy, technology and security that accelerate the expansion of the Digital India initiative across domains. It will bring together global thought leaders to explore the intersection of technology and innovation and boost the development of Open source technology to new levels,” says Mr. Shashi Dharan, Managing Director, Bharat Exhibitions- the organizer of Open Source Summit 2018.

The summit will have the following discussion themes:
What is the Digital India Initiative, Government Policy on Open Source, Direction and How Everyone can Participate in Digital India Initiative
Talk on How Partners are Helping Government Leverage the Power of Open Source
Need for an Ecosystem and How it can Help
Latest trends in open source and open technologies
Software architecture: Principles, patterns, and practices
Open Source in IoT Architecture
Security and DevOps
How Open Source projects make Public Clouds a better place

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