NEW DELHI: NASSCOM Foundation hosted Technology industry specific CSR Conference in New Delhi in partnership in with ICICI Foundation.
Role of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in education widely discussed in a panel discussion.
The forum focused on how technology could be used to create impact across social development challenges like STEM education and Healthcare. It also looked into the issue of how people and children can remain safe in the digital world.
The CSR Conference focuses on deep dive into Future of Skills, Changing Trends on STEM Education, Staying safe in a Digital World, Innovations in Primary Healthcare, Exploring new Avenues for Future Research, AI for Good and Business with Purpose, in the form of panel discussions, fireside chats, and impact sessions.
Ashok Pamidi, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation said, “This conference aims at the discussing opportunities and challenges of these technologies apart from addressing the present implementation needs.”
Panel discussion on Changing Trends on STEM Education- Abhishek Ranjan, CSR Head, Brillio; Archana Sahay, CSR Head- APJ, Dell EMC; Garima Babbar, Head Programs – Education and Skill Development at Adobe; Ashish Srivastava, Head, CSR, Sustainability & Corporate Communication, Magneti Marelli discussed on various aspects and role of STEM Education for better education for all.
The Conference provided a viewpoint on why continuous learning is a requirement to sustain in today’s world with eminent speakers like Amit Aggarwal, CEO, SSC NASSCOM, George Mattackal, President, Asia Pacific Global Delivery Centers of Excellence, CGI, Dr. Vimal Dimri, Deputy Director, Training and Technical Education & Secretary, State Council of Vocational Training, Delhi Government, Bhavna Chopra Srikrishna, Director, EY, Harlina Sodhi, Co-Founder, BelieveInYourself and Nishchae Suri, President – India, South East Asia & Middle East, EdCast providing an insight into the future of skills.
The industry leaders including Keshav Murugesh, Chairman, NASSCOM and CEO, WNS Global, Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, P. Balaji, Chief Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited, Som Satsangi, Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, India, Mohit Thukral, Founder & Managing Partner, Vivtera, Vinod Sood, Managing Director, Hughes Systique Corporation shared their views on how technology could create a sustained and scalable impact through CSR.
Impact stories were also shared with the beneficiaries talking first-hand to all delegates about how various CSR interventions were able to make their lives better.