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WLIN : Indian Language Ecosystem – Challenges and Opportunities

Friday, 22 November, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


no. 30p, 40/C, ITPL Main Road Survey,
31p 32, KEB Colony, Hoodi
Bengaluru Karnataka 560048

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