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Techshare 2014

Techshare India 2014 is a conference cum exhibition organized by BarrierBreak ; was held on 13th and 14th February 2014 at the India Habitat Centre. Techshare 2014 was themed around – 'Innovate – Adapt – Evolve' focusing on four verticals: a) Education, b) Employability, c) Accessible Technology and d) Laws, Policies & Standards. The event brought together some of the most eminent and expert speakers to share their knowledge, ideas and practices that would create an impact in the lives of people with disabilities. The exhibition showcased a range of new and developing technologies from all over the globe that can empower people with disabilities and the elderly population.

 

This year, NASSCOM Foundation was knowledge partner to Techshare. The Foundation took this opportunity to present two sessions under Employability on 13th February 2014. The first session was titled “ Linking skills to Employment” focused on a) The employability training being provided by the NGOs and b) the expectations of the IT-BPM companies who want to hire Persons with Disabilities. Further the session highlighted successful training methodologies that have worked and created a momentum in bridging the employability gap. This session had Rajendra KR, CEO, Samarthanam talk about their employability training and Pooja Tandon, Head Finance & Accounting present on expectations of TCS and their experience in hiring. This session was moderated by Georga Abraham, CEO, Score Foundation.

 

The second session was “Embedding Inclusion- Success stories from within”. This session had role models talk about their journey in their organization and how they rose beyond their challenges to become successful individuals. This session had Amit Kumar Manager,HCL; Pulkit Goyal, Associate Manager, Accenture; Srinivasu Chakravarthula, Sr. Accessibility Lead, Paypal and Rakesh Paladugula, Lead Accessibility Consultant, Cognizant share their journey and their respective organizations role in shaping their career. This session was moderated by Aarti Kapoor, Vice President, BA Continuum India Limited.

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