Monthly Archive:: January 2011

Sit local, reach Global

Okay so I have tweaked the oft-repeated phrase a bit. But, all for good effect. At NILF every year, one of the biggest draws has always been the country sessions. It is an opportunity for the participants to understand and gauge the potential of all these visiting nations in terms of trade and likewise for the countries to seek out their prospective associates. Let us take a sneak preview on what we have in store this year. more

In-house with a Futurist-in-Residence – Michael Rogers

One of the leading experts on the impact of technology on business and society, Michael Rogers is an interactive media pioneer, novelist and journalist.  He currently serves as Futurist-in-Residence for the New York Times Company.  He is someone who will be seated right next to you in a conference and talking to you, and when it is time for his address, he will simply get up,  go on the podium and continue talking with you rather than talk at you. In his own words, a Practical Futurist is someone who just does not make predictions about the future but also takes steps to make it happen. more

Care to walk the distance with Robert Swan

2041 was founded by polar explorer, environmental leader and public speaker Robert Swan, OBE, the first person in history to walk to both the North and South poles. Swan has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica by promotion of recycling, renewable energy and sustainability to combat the effects of climate change. In the year 2041 the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty could potentially be modified or amended. Robert Swan and his team aims to work towards the continuing protection of the Antarctic Treaty so that the last great wilderness on earth is never exploited. Hence, the unusual name of his organisation. more

A life changing experience with Stephen Attenborough

Virgin Galactic is about allowing more people to visit space. The term “space tourism” has been used to describe it. It suggests a certain frivolity and while it is important to experience space as fun, there is a serious side to allowing more people into space. Virgin Galactic is creating a new means of “space access”. The aim is to achieve this safely and in a commercially viable way. There are two sides to the business. The operational side is about making sure that the right spacecraft is there at the right time and that it’s working properly – basically everything to do with engineering. The other side of the business is to do with commercial viability. more

Even Day Three is Power Packed!

 The excitement at NILF 2011 is infectious. As we keep moving from concept to concept and activity to activity, we can’t but share the excitement with you. more

Why you should be attending NILF 2011

For Team NASSCOM, adrenalin is kicking as we are only a week away from the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2011. I just wanted to take this opportunity to remind the members who have not registered already to get onboard. more