The Forum will focus and discuss current challenges and strategic initiatives related to
the implementation of the ICT technologies in Indian smart cities and abroad. The deliberations
from this Forum will serve as recommendations to the government, potentially impacting policy
decisions pertaining to ICT in urban development.
The Forum will bring together critical stakeholders that can drive the sustainability agenda
Dr. VS Hegde
A demographically diverse city, Bengaluru has developed into one of India's major economic hubs and is the fastest growing Metropolis in India. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its pre-eminent position as the nation's leading IT employer and exporter. The city is home to numerous public sector heavy Industries, ICT giants, start-ups, and aerospace organizations. Blessed with a lovely temperate climate, this South Indian city has carefully preserved its heritage and green spaces. A gentle yet modern city, Bangalore is quite easy to fall in love with.