IT Dept. of Goa to hold International Blockchain Congress (IBC) on August 5

The Department of Information Technology, Government of Goa in collaboration with NITI Aayog and Nucleus Vision is hosting India’s first-ever International Blockchain Congress (IBC) in Goa on August 5 with the motive of how the technology can be leveraged to improve the efficiency of their services, bring about better management of contracts which can enable smoother financial transactions and improve overall transparency.

While briefing the media in the capital city, IT Director of Goa, Ameya Abhayankar said that the government of Goa is striving ahead to put Goa on an IT map of India which includes the recent launch of the Goa IT policy to facilitate the growth of startups in the state. Abhayankar also added that, “considering the surplus of talent that’s on offer in Goa, events like this will help to build a talent pipeline that will keep the students on par with what’s going on in the IT sector by giving them exposure to blockchain (BC), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), 3D printing, drones and other perspectives of new features in the IT industry.”

The International Blockchain Congress will see Over 65 eminent international speakers and guests from various sectors of IT such as– innovators, technologists, regulators and startups who will be seen in panel discussions and workshops discussing the advantages and adoption methods of blockchain and cryptocurrencies with regulatory personnel for governance and also create a channel for an open and transparent blockchain powered world.

Besides this there will also be a series of parallel tracks with specially curated content for different audiences such as; Developer and Startup Track, which will be hosted by IBM on how to build blockchain networks to transfer assets; Student Track, which will feature a series of workshops, panel discussions and product displays; Government and Media Track, which will showcase how governments around the world are using blockchain and also the role of blockchain in Media to deciphering blockchain myths perpetuated by the media.