The formation of a ‘Digital Achievers Network of Kerala Origin’ will be one of the direct outcomes of the maiden digital summit, #Future, which is set to get under way here on Thursday.
The members of the proposed network will collectively and individually become brand ambassadors of Kerala.
The network will also serve as an ideation platform for championing the cause of making Kerala a hub for knowledge industry.
The formation of such a network was one of the three recommendations made by the State government’s High Power IT Committee (HPIC).
Addressing the media here on Monday, HPIC member V.K. Mathews said that initially the network would have 150 members. HPIC had initially planned to conduct road shows across the world to woo all the 150 members in one go at the maiden summit itself.
But the committee realised that it was not practical as not many from the far corners of the world would find it prudent to spend time on a conclave without any track record.
“So, we decided to first hold the event and then conduct road shows, including in the US and Europe, by exhibiting the video footage of the conclave. HPIC will create the infrastructure to engage with the network members and adopt their best of ideas,” Mr. Mathews said.
The formation of a special cell alongside the Chief Minister’s Office to do follow-up in the wake of the conclave to keep alive the network and fructify investments and jobs was another important recommendation of the HPIC. Such a cell of three persons has already been set up, said HPIC Chairman S.D. Shibulal.
The formation of a digital architecture for the State combining together various digital platforms was the other recommendation.
Mr. Shibulal said that the summit would be made a biennial event and hoped that it would evolve into a platform like the Kerala Travel Mart.
He added that the event would achieve reputation and profile by the time two or three editions are held.