The pragmatic step of the Indian Government to digitally prognosticate the contemporary India to a digitally empowered India got new eyes amidst of the E-tech India Summit 2015; with government officials and IT industry experts reiterated that with right encryption, cloud computing will be the next step in digitally integrating the nation.
The Summit, organized by ET Edge, an Economic Times initiative, explored new trends and innovations that are transforming strategic priorities and enabling superior e-Governance programs that add value to the citizen. Tapan Ray, Addl Secretary IT, DEITY, Govt of India said “e-Governance is certainly progressing, but integration, processes and standards are three things that have to be worked on.”
“Corporate India can help out and help us achieve these objectives. A framework has been prepared, and India Inc can help build this now,” added Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, CSC e Governance.
Digital India has to result in financial inclusion of the poorest sections of Indian society if it is to be considered a success. “If we have to achieve what we have set out for ourselves, it is these rural workers that need to be helped the most. We are looking for solutions that delivers money to the poor and improves their livelihood,” opined Amarjeet Sinha, Addl Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt of India.
E-tech India Summit also discussed that across the 9 pillars of Digital India we need some horizontal layers that brings about standardization and ease of execution. “The 9 pillars of Digital India lay out a brilliant framework and addition of horizontal layers will bring about standardization and ease of execution,” said Debjani Ghosh, Vice President Sales & Marketing Group, Managing Director, South Asia, Intel.
Elaborating on the event, Deepak Lamba, President, Times Conferences Ltd. concluded, “The relation between Information Technology and Governance is integral and symbiotic. Clearly the vision of digitally revolutionizing our nation is a long term initiative & would require substantial investment in terms of technological advancement, manpower, harnessing digital literacy & most significantly a plethora of standards set out & adhered to.”
The Summit was organized on 28th August 2015 in Hotel Le-Meridian in New Delhi.