American Bazaar and Fairfax County EDA to host US-India Emerging Tech Forum in Kochi

Contacts: Alan Fogg, afogg@fceda.org, +1 703-790-0600 (o) or +1 571-213-5065 (m).

February 15 conference will bring together technology leaders, investors and professionals seeking growth opportunities

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Fairfax County, Virginia -- The Fairfax County Virginia Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) and The American Bazaar will co-host the US-India Emerging Technologies Forum on February 15 at the Kochi Marriott Hotel.

The day-long conference will feature technology leaders, CEOs and investors and cover multiple topics of interest to professionals and companies seeking opportunities to expand.  The event will provide a forum for networking and establishing relationships with like-minded individuals in trending technologies including artificial intelligence, big data, Internet of Things, Blockchain and cloud computing.

Among those scheduled to speak are:

  • Dr. Javad K. Hassan, chairman, NeST Group, Sterling, VA
  • Samir Sankaran, senior vice president operations and delivery, Ampcus, Chantilly, VA
  • Shameem Hameed, chairman and CEO ZH Healthcare, McLean, VA
  • Sridhar R., partner Grant Thornton, Chennai
  • Juhi Naithani, manager international business development, FCEDA, Tysons Corner, VA

Panel discussions about emerging technologies and doing business in the United States will highlight the agenda. Attendees will also learn about the landscape for startups in the U.S. and hear from investors about what technologies are trending when it comes to funding and recent investments.

The FCEDA has had an office in Bangalore since 2005 to work with Indian companies interested in locating or expanding in North America. Fairfax County is minutes from Washington, D.C.

“This is a unique opportunity for our friends and future partners in India to learn about everything from business opportunities to funding and what’s trending now in a number of growing industry sectors,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “With our proximity to Washington, D.C., Dulles International Airport, development of a highly skilled workforce and a large Indian community, Fairfax County is home to 30 successful and innovative Indian firms that consistently demonstrate the value of investing in our technology-driven economy. Our Bangalore office is eager to showcase opportunities to more Indian enterprises.”

The American Bazaar is one of the most visited South Asian digital news source in North America. Launched in 2013, it is a go-to place on the web for news about and for the Indian American community. The Bazaar also organizes a number of signature conferences in the United States and India. The annual American Bazaar Philanthropy Dialogue and Dinner, which brings together major stakeholders in the Indian American philanthropy community, is one of the most sought-after events of its kind.

"Fairfax County is the leading technology hub on the U.S. East Coast, and many of the innovations in the emerging technology areas are being spearheaded by companies located in the county,” said Asif Ismail, publisher of the American Bazaar. “We look forward to showcasing the innovations and trends in these fields to industry leaders in Kochi and Kerala."

The annual American Bazaar Technology Conclave, held in India in January, attracts a number of CEOs and technology leaders from the United States. Many global blue-chip corporations have sponsored its events, among them, SAP, Wells Fargo, Capital One, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airways.

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Fairfax County offers businesses state-of-the-art infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn.