Governments across India have since long been leveraging Information Communication Technology to improve the delivery of government services. However the recent demonetization move has catalysed the process of going digital.
Most government departments that have made significant progress, be it in education, health, housing, information technology, or infrastructure development are now actively seeking the benefits of going fully digital. Given that this requires the creation of the right kind of policy and regulations and better infrastructure, the zeal of the government is evident from many policy decisions.
The good news is that the recent growth number reinforces India’s position as the world’s fastest-growing economy. And with the government aggressively promoting the country as a digital powerhouse backed by technology, the potential of technology implementation across different sectors is huge – be it payment banks, mobile wallets, opening of Common Service Centres across 6 lakh villages, rolling out of the optical fibre network across all panchayats, creating 100 smart cities or providing digital skills to millions.
With the success of some of the e-governance projects like Passport Seva Project, UIDAI, the government has realised that technology can help them in delivering good governance. And, now the Digital India project is taking these things to the next level by not only focusing on the nine-pillars of the Digital India programme, but also strengthening and securing the back-end process and the platform of e-governance.
At the Indian Express Group, we have been part of this journey since the beginning and are excited to be part of this huge transformation. Which is why with the focus on Digital Transformation, we have unanimously decided to organise the 21st edition of Technology Sabha under the theme of “Going Digital for Transforming India”
The summit will not only discuss and deliberate on innovative technologies which can be used for going digital but also focus on the lessons learnt from the past. Thought leaders, visionaries, policy makers and IT experts from across the country will come together to discuss and share best practices. As the theme indicates, the 21st Technology Sabha will put the spotlight on technologies that can help country go digital.
Organised by the Indian Express Group, Technology Sabha, has since long been India’s premier eGovernance Forum; setting the pace for eGovernance 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 21st Edition of Technology Sabha will be held in Visakhapatnam. The 3 day residential conference will explore new trends and innovations that can help India in going digital.