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INDIA PARTICIPATING IN INDIANA GLOBAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT

May 27, 2022 08:18 AM

Infosys president Ravi Kumar
 INDIANAPOLIS (BALBIR SINGH)

Indiana will host its inaugural Indiana Global Economic Summit today through May 29, welcoming international delegations from more than two dozen countries, business executives and government leaders, and convening thought leaders from around the globe to discuss next-generation industries, technology and talent.

Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered the opening address on May 26 and moderate multiple panels at the Summit, which will be conducted at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Earlier this week, Gov. Holcomb shared remarks on the government’s role in augmented manufacturing during a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Gov. Holcomb was invited to speak at Davos in part because of Indiana’s five-year streak of record economic development.

At the conclusion of the Summit, Gov. Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers will host dignitaries and business leaders at the Indianapolis 500, which will shine a global spotlight on Indiana and its innovation in motorsports. Not since the Pan Am games in 1987 have so many foreign dignitaries been together in Indiana.

Ravi leads Infosys’ Global Services Organization across all industry segments. He is also Chairman for Infosys Foundation USA focused on computer science education in K12 Schools in the U.S. He is on the Board of the US Chamber of Commerce as also on the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences. He chairs the IT & Business Services Workforce Council for the Governor in Connecticut, and is a member of Skills Consortium of the World Economic Forum.

“Indiana is marking its place on the global stage as we host the single biggest international week in state history,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Our state’s economic development strategy is paying big dividends, and we’re thrilled that the Indiana Global Economic Summit will provide a platform to share the ingenuity and innovation that makes Indiana unique.”

More than 800 people including 30 international delegations are scheduled to participate.

Infosys president Ravi Kumar is among the speakers. As many as 29 international delegates, including India, are participating in the Summit.

Ravi leads Infosys’ Global Services Organization across all industry segments. He is also Chairman for Infosys Foundation USA focused on computer science education in K12 Schools in the U.S. He is on the Board of the US Chamber of Commerce as also on the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences. He chairs the IT & Business Services Workforce Council for the Governor in Connecticut, and is a member of Skills Consortium of the World Economic Forum.

Global leaders gathering at the Summit will discuss topics such as the impact of the semiconductor supply chain on national security, sustainability in motorsports, building robust entrepreneurial ecosystems, biotech innovation in an emergency and the geopolitics of sports. They will also conduct business-to-business matchmaking and discuss ways to address global challenges such as food insecurity and supply chain disruption.
Speakers include:

Eric Schmidt, Former CEO, Google, Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures, Dave Ricks, Chair and CEO, Eli Lilly & Company, Jeff Simmons, President and CEO, Elanco, Michael Andretti, Chairman & CEO, Andretti Autosport, Micael Johansson, President and CEO, Saab AB and Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys

International delegations participating in the Summit include Australia, Brazil, Burma-Myanmar, Canada, China, Congo, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Monaco, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom

“We are thrilled to welcome global leaders to our state as we celebrate Indiana’s economic momentum and explore new ways to build our future economy with like-minded partners from around the world,” said Secretary Chambers. “The Summit provides a forum to strengthen relationships and further collaborate with the world’s most dynamic thinkers and leaders on solutions to our most critical challenges that benefit all of us.”

 
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