IBC Media, a pioneering organization in emerging technologies, unveiled the fourth edition of its Digital India Alt Hack in Delhi on Monday, June 19, 2023. The event took place at India’s prestigious technology institute, IIT Delhi.
The inaugural day witnessed an esteemed VVIP lineup, featuring Prashant Mittal (Director NeGD, Digital India Corporation), Ashutosh Kumar, Arpit Srivastava (Assistant Directors, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India), Prof P K Jain (Director, IIT BHU), and Prof Sunil Jha (Director).
Headlining the event as the flagship project sponsor was Polkadot, a venture by Web3 Foundation and Parity Technologies. Polkadot facilitates a fully-functional and user-friendly decentralized web. During his keynote address, Urban Osvald (DevRel) from Parity Technologies emphasized the significance of Web 3 and emerging technologies.
Notable highlights of the event included engaging panel discussions on “Women in Emerging Technologies” and a fireside chat titled “Creating Impact: How Women are Transforming Industries through Tech.” The panels featured influential women leaders such as Clara Tsao (COO & Founding Officer) from Filecoin, Olga Kamenskaya (CMO) from Web3 DNA, and moderator Ovia Seshadri from Coin DCX. These sessions explored inclusivity, new frontiers in emerging technologies led by women, and their transformative impact on various industries.
Another insightful panel comprised of women leaders from emerging technologies, including Himani Agarwal (Country Head) from Azure, Microsoft India, Aastha Grover (Head-Strat up) from Invest India, Shailna Verma (General Manager; Head – Industrial Metaverse Practice) from Tech Mahindra, and Prof Priya Vasistha (Dept of Mechanical Engineering) from IIT Delhi. The panel, moderated by Abhishek Pitti (Founder & CEO) of IBC Media, delved into game-changing perspectives on bridging gaps in upskilling women developers, encouraging women to embrace emerging technology, and the current trends in this space.
Expressing his pride, Abhishek Pitti, Founder & CEO of IBC Media, said, “We are delighted to present the fourth edition of Digital India Alt Hack in Delhi. This training program is specially designed to equip students with the necessary skills in new-age emerging technologies. It offers a remarkable opportunity for our next-gen students to receive guidance from industry pioneers and mentors, gain practical experience beyond the confines of the classroom, and become future-ready for Web 3.0.”
Prashant Mittal (Director NeGD, Digital India Corporation) commented on the event, stating, “Alt Hack is a unique competition where students learn and ideate. Such initiatives offer immense benefits to students as mere reading is not enough; it is through programs like these that students gain hands-on experience.”
The IBC Digital India Alt Hack Delhi welcomes student developers from renowned engineering colleges in Delhi to an 8-day program. The program includes orientation, education and training, ideation, and guided building with trainers. Student developers will have the opportunity to learn about blockchain, Web 3 concepts, and real-life use cases, enabling them to generate innovative ideas. On the final day of the education bootcamp, a jury panel will select three winning teams for their “Best Ideas,” and IBC Media will present