The day kicked off with a warm welcome by Cllr Jim O'Boyle of Coventry City Council and Vice President of NASSCOM
Shivendra Singh , setting the stage for an enlightening journey through Birmingham's tech landscape. Sector Lead, Mike Lewis provided an overview of the UK's fastest-growing tech sector, setting the context for the delegation's immersive experience.
Throughout the day, the delegation benefited from the support and expertise of key stakeholders and partners in the West Midlands. EBS offered valuable advice on company setup, while HSBC facilitated the process of opening bank accounts for interested businesses. KPMG provided insights into the Emerging Giants Accelerator Programme through an informative deep dive session. In addition, a panel discussion featuring success stories from the region showcased the achievements of Mahesh Ranganathan Knowledge Lens, Kiran Devlukia from Tata Technologies, and Daljinder Mattu from DCMS
The delegation's enriching day continued with a delightful lunch provided by STEAMhouse, further fostering meaningful discussions, ideas, and valuable networking opportunities. The experience concluded on a high note with an informative masterclass on AI and IoT hosted by Aston University, followed by a tour of Innovation Birmingham.
Feedback from the delegates and vested partners was overwhelmingly positive, reflecting the holistic view they gained of the West Midlands' tech proposition. The delegation witnessed firsthand the collaborative efforts of academia, private enterprises, and the public sector, which contribute to the region's thriving tech ecosystem.
By hosting the NASSCOM delegation, the West Midlands Growth Company reaffirmed Birmingham's position as a compelling destination for international businesses seeking innovation, growth, and fruitful collaborations.