HCL President & CEO, C. Vijayakumar has been named as the Chairman of the IT industry Governors community of the World Economic Forum.
Under Vijayakumar’s stewardship the community will prioritize dialogue and action around the most pressing issues impacting the industry’s future progress like talent re-skilling, data governance, security and privacy, responsible proliferation of Artificial Intelligence, amongst others.
Eric White, Head of the IT Industry at the World Economic Forum, “We’re very pleased to have Mr. c chairing our efforts this year in the IT Governors, which will focus on responsible technology leadership. We are looking forward to next steps and tackling urgent challenges together.”
On his appointment, Vijayakumar shared, “With that vision as our north-star, I look forward to working closely with my colleagues in the IT Governors community this year on addressing prioritized issues of immediate and impending relevance as well as launch some new initiatives for cross-industry collaboration around data privacy, skilling and responsible use of new disruptive technologies.”
The World Economic Forum is a leading International Organization of repute for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Its Annual Meeting in Davos brings together the heads and members of more than 100 governments, top executives of the 1,000 foremost global companies, leaders of international organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations as well as the most prominent cultural, societal and thought leaders.
The announcement of Vijayakumar appointed as the Chairman of the IT industry Governors community of the World Economic Forum, was made during the Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
The Forum’s IT Governors community convenes CEOs of global technology companies to help chart the future of the industry, working as a platform to set industry priorities and to build a shared understanding, and coordination.