On the heels of the announcement that India-based Infosys will set up its first U.S. tech and innovation hub in Indianapolis, Governor Eric Holcomb is set this week to lead a delegation of the tech, education and economic development sectors on a two-day trip to San Francisco. While there, the governor will speak at Infosys Confluence, the company’s annual leadership conference.
The delegation will meet with Infosys executives to discuss the company’s plans for Indianapolis. Holcomb and Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will also take part in a panel at Infosys Confluence aimed at exploring "the technological transformation of today’s economy and opportunities for government, business and academia to collaborate to advance innovation and to grow, attract and retain talent."
"I am excited to share Indiana’s story with some of the nation’s leading tech names in Silicon Valley and to discuss future opportunities for partnership and growth in the Hoosier state,” said Holcomb. "Technology will be a driving force in taking our state to the next level, and we must seize opportunities to show the world that Indiana is a state that innovates."
Infosys Chief Executive Officer Vishal Sikka and Hadi Partovi, founder and CEO of Code.org, will also participate in the panel.
The delegation also has plans to meet with executives of tech companies, venture capital firms and corporations in an effort to "highly the benefits of doing business in Indiana and to discuss opportunities to partner with Indiana businesses."
In addition to Holcomb and McRobbie, the delegation includes:
- Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce
- Ian Steff, Chief Innovation Officer, Indiana Economic Development Corp.
- Bob Stutz, CEO, Marketing Cloud & Chief Analytics Officer, Salesforce
- Roger Reeves, Director of Strategic Accounts, Genesys
- Raju Chinthala, President, Indiana Indian Business Council
- Martin Baier, President, The International Center
- Laurie Burns McRobbie, First Lady, Indiana University
- Mike Langellier, President & Chief Executive Officer, TechPoint
- Jim Staton, Director of Business Development – Central Region, IEDC