NICT 2017, Guwahati, Assam


State Level Initiative
NICT 2017, Guwahati, Assam


The Telegraph – the no. 1 English Daily in Calcutta and the East has been a partner in progress, driving the growth potential of Northeast through “NICT” since 2005 along with the support of the Government of Assam.

NICT, the leading business-technology-leadership conference in the Northeast has been an initiative to showcase the potential of the region and help attract capital by creating a pro-business forum for regional development which embraces technology. The objective has been to bring forth the opportunities the region has to offer and provide new insights to the ongoing interventions to raise the northeast of India to higher levels of inclusive economic development.

With participation from various sectors – State Governments of the region, Central Government, Manufacturing, Services, Education, Telecom and IT, NICT has been a progressive platform stimulating knowledge based development in the region for over a decade now.

The consistent success of NICT in Guwahati inspired the genesis of NICT Agartala in 2008 and NICT Meghalaya in 2012, enthusiastically supported by the respective state Governments.

Today, NICT 2017 in Guwahati, now in it’s 13th edition is ready to welcome delegates, investors, showcase new business opportunities in the region, network with think tanks and stimulate development for aiding India’s inclusive growth story.


Theme: Digitally Transforming Northeast

Dates: September 7 & 8, 2017

Venue: Hotel Radisson Blu, Guwahati

Held in Association with PARTNER STATE: Department of IT, Govt. of Assam and AMTRON

Supported by: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and Digital India Plan


  • Participation from 35 thought leaders and entrepreneurs from across the country
  • Focus areas at the Conference:
    • Digital Northeast initiatives
    • Driving Connectivity
    • Enabling cashless Northeast
    • Future Ready IT for Future Ready Government
    • Building new skills and competencies for a Digital Northeast
    • Showcasing Entrepreneurial Stories from Northeast
  • Northeast Excellence Awards 2017 in association with The Telegraph will be an exclusive platform to honour the undying dedication and perseverance of 10 individuals from the 8 States of Northeast who have worked for the betterment of their respective states and the northeastern region.
  • Attended by over 300 delegates who would include:
    • Business strategists and think tanks
    • Business Executives from IT and ITES, Corporates and SMEs
    • Senior Central and State Government officials
    • Analysts and Thought Leaders

Star Speakers