INFOCOM - Advantage Odisha 2017


State Level Initiative
INFOCOM - Advantage Odisha 2017


INFOCOM along with The Telegraph, East India’s No. 1 English Newspaper is proud to bring forth ADVANTAGE ODISHA 2017, the third edition of the event. This event is an initiative to bring together all stakeholders to create an ecosystem which will foster a culture of Inclusion, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Odisha for enabling industrial development and help in making inclusive and equitable growth a reality across all sectors of the State.

The State of Odisha has been blessed with five important resources - Natural Resources, Mineral Resources, Agricultural Resources, Biological Resources and Human Resources. Odisha has taken large strides in entrepreneurial development through the congruence between people, ideas, government and financial systems. The State considers industrial growth as a means to drive sustainable livelihood by promoting higher capital formation and absorbing surplus workforce.

The event is held in Partnership with the Department of IT & Electronics, Government of Odisha.


INFOCOM – The Telegraph: Advantage Odisha 2017 comprising a two day-long conference will be an initiative to showcase the potential of the State of Odisha to the national investor community in a befitting manner and to help attract a surge of investments in the State through a common platform where business embraces technology.

The event will be an august and powerful gathering of policy makers, key industrial contributors, IT professionals, academia and senior corporates from the public and private enterprises who will collaborate to create opportunities for beneficial dialogue.


The objective of this event will be to showcase the core competencies along with the developmental potential of the State of Odisha and create a collaborative and networking platform that will help enable beneficial dialogues between the national investor community, key policymakers, industry leaders, IT providers and IT enthusiasts of the region and beyond to help unleash the true potential of the State of Odisha. The event also aims at enabling the state to develop and build digitized competencies.

Dates: March 9 & 10, 2017

Venue: The Crown Hotel, Bhubaneswar

Event format: A two day-long Conference comprising panel discussions, spotlight sessions, keynote addresses and motivational deliberations

Theme: Building a Digital Odisha


  • Thrust areas at the Conference:
    • Digital transformation of the state of Odisha
    • Building an ecosystem for nurturing SMEs
    • Harnessing the growth of the industrial sector
  • Over 15 thought leaders and entrepreneurs from across the country are slated to present
  • Unique networking opportunities like focus groups, networking lunch and gala dinner
  • Two Award Ceremonies - STPI Export Awards for the State of Odisha and INFOCOM – The Telegraph Advantage Odisha Perfect 10 Awards
  • Attended by over 250-300 Delegates comprising:
    • Business strategists, IT and ITES professionals: CIOs, CFOs, CTOs and key decision makers within organizations.
    • Business Executives: marketing professionals and those who influence implementation of enterprise strategies.
    • Senior central and State Government officials
    • Analysts and Thought Leaders: Marketing and Financial analysts, strategy and technology analysts.
    • Industry Influencers: IT Trade Press, Business Press
    • Academia

The INFOCOM Experience

  • NETWORK with leaders, policymakers & industry stalwarts
  • COLLABORATE with the “Best of Breed” in ICT
  • BUILD BRANDS through high decibel media publicity
  • INTERACT with users, providers and complementary minds
  • REACH-OUT to relevant audiences


Day 1: March 9, 2017

Pre - Inaugural SessionsVenue: The Crown Hotel, Bhubaneswar
09:30 hrs – 10:30 hrs Registration and Tea/Coffee
Inaugural Ceremony
10:30 hrs – 10:35 hrs

Lamp lighting

10:35 hrs – 10:40 hrs

Welcome Address

10:40 hrs – 11:10 hrs

Address by Guests of Honour

11:10 hrs – 11:30 hrs

Address by Chief Guest

Conference Sessions
A1 11:30 hrs – 12:00 hrs

Odisha Vision 2030

A2 12:00 hrs – 12:30 hrs

Future Trends in Unified Communications

A3 12:30 hrs - 13:30 hrs

Governance with Accountability, Transparency and Innovation

13:30 hrs – 14:30 hrs

Networking Lunch

A4 14:30 hrs – 15:30 hrs

STPI Export Awards for 2015-16 Odisha

A5 15:30 hrs – 17:00 hrs

Gearing up for a Digital Future

17:00 hrs – 19:00 hrs

Networking over Tea & Coffee

19:00 hrs – 20:30 hrs

The Telegraph INFOCOM Excellence Awards 2017 - Odisha

20:30 hrs Onwards

Networking Dinner


Day 2: March 10, 2017

09:00 hrs – 10:00 hrs Registration and Tea / Coffee
A610:00 hrs – 10:30 hrs

Building Skills in Odisha: Creating New Opportunities

A710:30 hrs – 11:00 hrs

The Impact of Digitization and Robotization on Employment

A811:00 hrs – 11:30 hrs

Technology Disruptions: Key Trends

A9 11:30 hrs – 13:00 hrs

IoT - Key Enabler for Smart Cities

13:00 hrs – 13:15 hrs Vote of Thanks & Closing Address
13:15 hrs – 14:15 hrs Networking Lunch

Star Speakers