FICCI - Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Marathi Conclave, May 6, 2019, Pune
With India’s diverse demographic dispersion, it’s only natural that English may prove to be a language barrier when it comes to Internet usage in long run. We have over 22 official languages and over 6000 dialects. There were 234 million Indian-language internet users in 2016 while only 175 million English users’ language and this is going to swell to about 550 million Indic internet users within the next 3 years. Understanding the huge opportunity this presents to the Indian economy, FICCI-Indian Language Internet Alliance in association with important industry stakeholders have organized the “Marathi Conclave-2019” on 6th May 2019 at JW Marriot Hotel, Pune. The objective of the conclave was to engage with various thought-leaders and industry experts working in the various areas of Indic language technology ecosystem. And analyse the reasons for monetization gaps in the Indic content on digital space. This would ensure the sustainable growth of the ecosystem, with greater collaborations amongst all stakeholders.