KTR named among top 30 influencers at World Economic Forum

KTR is the only minister from India to figure in the top 30; also on the list is AAP MP Raghav Chadha.

BySumit Jha

Published Jan 17, 2023 | 1:16 PMUpdatedJan 17, 2023 | 1:16 PM

KTR top influencer at WEF

Telangana Minister for IT, Industries, and Municipal Administration & Urban Development KT Rama Rao has been named among the top 30 influencers at the ongoing World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

KCORE Analytics, which uses Artificial Intelligence and social network analysis to predict opinion trends, shows that the Telangana minister was one of the top influencers at the WEF 2023 conclave.

With the keyword #WEF2023, at 6:30 pm IST on 16 January, he was positioned at 12 and the Twitter handle of the ministry “Minister of IT, Industries, MA&UD, Telangana” was ranked 22.

When South First used KCORE Analytics at 12:30 pm IST on 17 January, the ministry’s Twitter handle was ranked third and minister KTR was ranked fifth.

KTR is the only minister from India on the the top 30 influencers list. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Rajya Sabha Member Raghav Chadha is another politician from India who is amongst the top influencers at Davos.


At 12:30 pm on 17 January, the top influencers of WEF. (Screengrab)

WEF is a Swiss non-profit organisation best known for its annual meeting in Davos, which brings together top business leaders, politicians, economists, and experts from various fields to discuss pressing global issues.

The WEF’s mission is to improve the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The organisation also provides a platform for leaders from all sectors of society to collaborate on initiatives and projects that can positively impact the world.

It should be noted that KTR has been a speaker at the WEF in the past. He has spoken on various topics such as the role of technology in driving economic growth, the impact of digitalisation on businesses, and the potential of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.

He has also spoken of Telangana’s vision to build a sustainable and inclusive economy, and how the state is leveraging technology to drive innovation and improve governance.