Showcasing the transformation that the Indian tech-startups have undergone in the past few years, the Digital Acceleration and Transformation Expo (DATE) 2023 witnessed its grand inauguration at Yashobhoomi (IICC Dwarka) on November 23rd-24th. The event, organized by Trescon, brought together global tech leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to explore and contribute to India's vision of becoming a global innovation hub.
TICE News was one of the media partners at the event.
Prominent Figures Grace The Event
Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, and Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, graced the occasion alongside esteemed personalities such as South Bengaluru MP Tejasvi Surya, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, Maharaja of Mysore & Chairman of Cyberverse Foundation, and Maharaj Saheb Mandhatasinh Jadeja of Rajkot. Trescon's Founder & Chairman, Mohammed Saleem, Vice Chairman Mithun Shetty, and Group CEO Naveen Bharadwaj were also present.
Empowering Indian Youth: Sitharaman
Nirmala Sitharaman, in her address, emphasized the significance of DATE as a pivotal platform for information, networking, and talent showcasing. She touched upon crucial topics such as financial inclusion, fintech opportunities, data aggregation, and cyber safety. Sitharaman highlighted the expo's role in nurturing young talent and fostering extensive networking opportunities.
The intension of the govt is to continue with this. The bulk of population bets the digital and financial benefits: Sitharaman#DATEwithTECH#Trending #Yashobhoomi @FinMinIndia @nsitharaman @TresconGlobal @deepshikhasET pic.twitter.com/W82NjcZrAM— TICE.NEWS (@TiceNews) November 23, 2023
"DATE stands as the need of the hour, offering Indian youth a vital platform for information, networking, and talent showcasing. The organizers' understanding and collaboration with diverse partners have brought this expo to Delhi, ensuring two impactful days for those keen in this field. This event, a testament to India's lead in nurturing young talent, beckons passionate individuals to benefit from its extensive networking opportunities,” Sitharaman said.
Rapid Growth in India's Tech Ecosystem
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, discussed India's remarkable growth as the fastest-growing digital economy. Emphasizing the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI), he envisioned AI as a kinetic enabler for the digital and innovation economy, emphasizing the paramount need for safety and trust in these platforms.
”While we envision AI to become a kinetic enabler and accelerant for our digital economy and innovation economy, safety and trust in these platforms remain paramount,” he said.
Success Unveiled: DATE's Impact
Celebrating the success of DATE, Mohammed Saleem expressed Trescon's commitment to hosting a global standard event that fosters a secure and inclusive digital environment in India. With over 8,000 registrations from across India, including government officials, founders, CEOs, CIOs, investors, tech leaders, startup founders, and 100+ exhibitors & partners, DATE has become a national sensation.
Rajeev Chandrashekhar: India innovation economy is at absolute takeoff stage. In the last few years India has totally become digital economy. Digital economy is 3% of the total GDP. India is an extraordinary for deployment of technology.#DATEwithTECH#Trending #Yashobhoomi… pic.twitter.com/hsUv7vBWMz— TICE.NEWS (@TiceNews) November 24, 2023
“DATE Is Trescon’s commitment to host a global standard event that truly fosters a secure and inclusive digital environment in India. With 8,000+ registrations from across India including Government Officials, Founders, CEOs, CIOs and Investors, Tech leaders & Startup Founders, and 100+ exhibitors & partners showcasing innovation across various domains like artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, drones, data analytics, digital marketing, electric mobility, egaming, fintech, generative ai, hyper computing, IoT, metaverse, robotics, web3 and quantum computing, DATE’s outcome has been unprecedented and a talk of the nation," he said.
Dynamic Discussions and Fireside Chats: A Glimpse into DATE's Success
The inaugural edition of DATE featured three dynamic conference stages with 100+ speakers engaging in thought-provoking panel discussions, tech talks, keynote presentations, and fireside chats. A notable session included a fireside chat on 'Digital India: Accelerating Economic Growth and Sustainability' between Sanjeev Sanyal and Ranganath M.D., offering insights on India Stack 2.0, AI regulations, and alternative energy.
Another engaging fireside chat, 'Confessions of a Startup Founder,' provided candid insights into the entrepreneurial journey, featuring Swati Bhargava, Co-Founder of CashKaro and EarnKaro, and Reshma Budhia, Director & Co-Founder of Toss The Coin.
DATE's Social Impact: A Holistic Approach
Naveen Bharadwaj highlighted DATE's commitment to social impact, youth empowerment, and real investments. Initiatives like the Women in Media Council, Smart 1,000, Cyber Safe Girl, and Future of Tech were launched, emphasizing the holistic approach of the expo.
The Next Chapter: Anticipation for DATE 2024
With robots on stage, captivating presentations, and live gaming competitions featuring India's most prominent international gamer Mavi, DATE set a new standard for tech events. As DATE 2023 concludes, anticipation surges for the next edition in September 2024, leaving attendees eager for the technological revelations that lie ahead.
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