The inaugural ceremony of the 7th edition of the International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), was held at PES University Electronic City Campus, Bangalore from Sep 19 to 22. The event commenced with the lighting of lamp by a group of dignitaries – Chief guest Dr. Schahram Dustdar, Head of Distributed Systems Group, The TU Wien, Austria, Guest of Honor Dr Thomas M Coughlin, 2018 President-Elect, IEEE USA, Guest of Honor Shri Vinay Parameswaran Nair, Director Engineering, Cisco Systems India and DrSabu M Thampi, Professor, IIIT-M, Trivandraum , Executive Chair, ICACCI. The ceremony was followed by Saraswati-Vandana. Dr Sudarshan TSB, Dean Research, PESU Bangalore formally introduced all the dignitaries on the dais and welcomed the participants, colleagues & students from all over the world. He talked about the scope of ICACCI and how it provides an international forum for exchange of ideas between students and researchers. Prof D Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University, expressed his gratitude towards ICACCI for choosing PES as host for such a prestigious event. He talked about the vision and the how the “Spirit of PES” guides them to make their vision a reality. Guest of Honor Shri Vinay Parameswaran Nair briefed about the importance of the event and the excellent platform it presents for researchers and students. The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Shikha Tripathi, Research Head, PES and Organizing Chair of ICACCI. She mentioned the previous conferences and gave a layout of events to come in forthcoming days.