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WLIN : Indian Language Ecosystem – Challenges and Opportunities

November 22, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

India’s diversity is best represented by the variety of languages that are spoken across the nation. It has been estimated that by 2021, non-English internet users will account for nearly 75 percent of the nation’s total internet user base. India’s internet market had around 570 million users as of end-2018, and this is expected to grow to 630 million by end-2019. What are the challenges and opportunities of this ecosystem?


Women in Localization India invites you to hear a panel of industry experts discuss the Indian Language Ecosystem. The event is FREE. Please register your spot on Eventbrite as there is a limited number of tickets. While we encourage you to attend in-person, we will be allowing remote access to the event as well.

This event is hosted and sponsored by NetApp India Pvt. Ltd

You can join remotely by connecting to https://netapp.zoom.com/j/243070523

Timing Agenda Item
3:00 PM – 3:10 PM Welcome Note by Women In Localization India Chapter
3:10 PM – 3:25 PM Keynote Address by:

Sarika Gulyani – Director, and Head-ICT, Digital Economy & FICCI-ILIA Division at Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce at FICCI

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Panel Discussion on the Indic language ecosystem


  • Alifya Thingna – Founder Member and COO at Vernac Language Technologies
  • Saurabh Kavathekar – Sr. Manager, Globalization Programs Strategy Office at NetApp
  • Kalika Bali – Principal Researcher at Microsoft
  • Neha Thakur – Conversational AI Developer at Saarthi.ai
  • Pramit Pratim Ghosh – Senior Specialist – Digital MarketingTally Solutions


  • Vijayalaxmi Hegde – Independent writer for the translation and localization industry, formerly associated with Common Sense Advisory, Smartling, Moravia and Slator
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Q and A
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Networking and High tea


November 22, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Category:


Women in Localization India


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