Shri Narendra Modi, our Prime Minsiter wants to create a digital India that would use technology to improve the country’s healthcare systems, education and banking. When PM kick started Digital India Week on 1st July from Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, he laid emphasis on National e- governance plan. Even though India is known as a powerhouse of software, the availability of electronic government services to citizens is still comparatively low. The vision of Digital India aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
Our proposal of activities forwarded to DeITY (NeGD) has been accepted & we organized awareness programme during this week.
MITSOT in association with CII,BSNL, IAMAI & Deloitte, had organized “Digital India Week- Inaugural Ceremony ” on 7th July, 2015 at Vivekananda Sabhagriha, MIT Campus Pune from 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM . DIW@MITSOT was an event organized for industry and academia to exchange thoughts and ideas on emerging issues of Digital India . It was structured as Expert talk Presentations followed by a panel Discussion.The theme for the Panel Discussion being, “Digital India – Challenges & Opportunities” this initiative by MITSOT received a huge response from the corporates, academicians and media.
The Inaugural Ceremony Commenced with introduction & Objectives of Digital India by Ms. Shobana Anand.
Mr. Hemant Joshi, Telecom Partner, Deloitte Pune convinced the audience about the importance of Digital Bharat. He said that the recent two events which include Apple posting highest ever quarterly results and Alibaba getting listed with a valuation of 200 billion dollars, demonstrate the importance of ideas and intellectual properties.
The Chief Guest for the function was Dr.Pradeep Kumar Hota, Principal General Manager, BSNL. He said that the power of information technology which was limited to a few will now reach far villages with the ambitious Digital India Programme and will bring about socio –economic change in the country. He added “ There is a huge task of taking Optical Fiber Connectivity to almost 2,50,000 village panchayats by end of 2016”
This was followed by a presentation on ‘Power of Social Media” by Mr.Siddhesh Bhobe, CEO, emee(Social Media), Persistent Systems. He added that this digital transformation is exciting and unavoidable. So people not comfortable with a smart phone have to get used to it.
Rohan Nyayadish, MD, Digital Task Force Services during his presentation on “Cyber Security “said that the digital development will come with its own set of security challenges and will be area of Opportunity.
This event brought together eminent speakers from the Industry for an Interesting Panel Discussion on “Digital India- Challenges & Opportunities”
- Hemant Joshi, Telecom,Media,Technology Leader – Deloitte India (Moderator)
- Pradeep Kumar Hota, Principal General manager – BSNL
- Siddhesh Bhobe, CEO,eMee, Persistent Systems
- Rohan Nyayadish, MD – Digital Task Force Services
- Hitesh Shah, Director Sales CBU – Blackberry
At the end of the function, Pronouncement & brief on MOU with Blackberry was given by Mr. Hitesh Shah, Director Sales CBU, Blackberry India.
Dr. Jaideep Jadhav proposed vote of thanks marking the end of a successful event celebrating the Digital India Week.