In India, the digital infrastructure for enabling more than a billion people to transact is already available with nationally driven initiatives such as Aadhaar, UPI and DigiLocker. Armed with this infrastructure, digital payments are expected to increase three-fold by end 2017 with almost 5 million electronic point of sale (PoS) machines in place.
The huge push from the Government for accelerating the adoption of digital mediums has certainly helped in a big way. According to statistics available at eTaal, the Government web portal for dissemination of e-Transactions statistics of National and State level e–Governance Projects, the transactions for availing government service electronically have increased by 33 per cent to cross 1,000 crore in 2016.
At the Indian Express Group, we have been part of this journey since the beginning and are excited to witness this huge transformation. As our continued support to the Digital India initiative, this edition of Technology Sabha will showcase exemplary success stories from central and state departments, and share best practices from government thought leaders.
The theme for the 22nd edition – “Digital Inspirations: Best practices from India’s e-governance Digital Thought Leaders” is aimed at inspiring and catalyzing innovative best practices. And this especially so, given that the progress of e-governance initiatives is further accelerating, and India already has several home grown digital success stories in the form of UIDAI and NPCI that are unmatched in the world.
Organized by the Indian Express Group, Technology Sabha, has since long been India’s premier e-governance Forum; setting the pace for e-governance seminars with leadership dialogues, actionable case studies and best practices, networking opportunities and technology showcases.
Technology Sabha has been able to gather key Government ICT practitioners and decision makers, under one roof, as they work towards the creation of a more transparent and efficient governance mechanism.
The 22nd edition of Technology Sabha will be held in Goa. The three day residential conference will explore new trends and innovations in creating a digital ecosystem for accelerating e-governance initiatives.
Attendees: 100+ Senior Government IT leaders from across India [Central, States, Defence, Railways] involved in policy making, procurement and implementation of technology within the government
When: August 17th – 20th, 2017
Where: Novotel Goa Resort and Spa
Express Technology Sabha encompasses Learning (expert speakers, panel discussions, case studies, power discussions and best practices in e-governance), Technology Showcase (Exhibition), pre-fixed peer to peer Networking & relationship building, all of which are part of this prestigious e-governance forum.