C Vijayakumar, CEO, HCL Technologies named chairman of World Economic Forum’s IT

CEO of software exporter HCL Technologies (HCL), C Vijayakumar has been named the Chairman of the IT industry Governors community of the World Economic Forum. The announcement was made on Wednesday at 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.

“We’re very pleased to have Mr. Vijayakumar 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,” said Eric White, Head of the IT Industry at the World Economic Forum.

Under the new head, the community intends to prioritise action around issues like talent re-skilling, Data governance, security and privacy and responsible proliferation of Artificial Intelligence, amongst others.

“In today’s world where technology is at the heart of virtually every individual, social, policy and corporate action and by that means at the very center of human progress, it is critical that the IT Industry remains a beacon of responsible leadership,” said Vijayakumar.

“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 prioritised 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,” he added.


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