The Express Computer’s (An Indian Express Group initiative) Digital Technology Sabha will kick start from February 22, 23 and 24 in a virtual mode. Each year, different thought leaders and game changers of e-Governance from different states have set high standards by carving out a new path to better governance by leveraging technology.
Today, multiple states and central government departments are using emerging technologies proactively to raise the bar for e-Governance. Moreover, the Digital India project has turned out to be one of the biggest success stories with several successes, landmark digital initiatives and enormous participation from the length and breadth of the country.
Over the past one and a half decade, e-Governance in India has continuously evolved into a progressive government program, from being an initiative for computerization of government departments to governance initiatives that focus on citizen centricity, service orientation and transparency.
The Covid-19 pandemic which began in March 2020 had put to test these very e-Governance initiatives. India’s expertise in the information technology space and the use of it in providing services by various Municipal Administrations, State Governments and Central Government has been extremely evident and proved beyond point in these testing times.
Express Computer recognizes the genius efforts of various thought leaders from the government who have played an intrinsic role in raising the bar for e-Governance.
The main highlights of the Digital Technology Sabha will be as follows:
Day 1, February 22
Topic : Reimagining the Healthcare order built on Trust and Technology
Speaker : Dr Ram Sewak Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (NHA), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
Topic: Creating a foundation for accelerating digital initiatives
Speakers: Rishikesh Patankar, COO – Education, CSC Academy, CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd, MeitY, Government of India
Rama Devi LankaDirector, Emerging Technologies Officer on Special Duty (ITE & C Department), Government of Telangana
Inder Pal Singh SethiDeputy Director General, NIC, MeitY, Government of India
Gobind Khattar, GM – IT, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Government of India
Dr. Shailesh Kumar ShrivastavaScientist-F & Head, Digital Government Research Centre, National Informatics Centre, Government of India
Anoop Chaturvedi, Country Manager Public Sector Business, Pointnext Services, HPE India
Himanshu SinghHead of Solution Engineering & Public Sector, Freshworks
Topic: Constant Digital Transformation will make Kerala a Numero Uno Digital state
Speaker : Snehil Kumar Singh IAS, Deputy Secretary – IT, Government of Kerala & Director, Kerala State IT Mission
- Panel Discussion:
Topic: How technology can help in raising the bar for improving efficiencies in social welfare schemes
Speakers: Sandeep PoundrikIAS, Principal Secretary, Social Welfare & Women Empowerment Department, Government of Bihar
Vinay KumarSecretary, Food & Civil Supply, Government of Bihar
Manoj Kumar PatnaikAdditional Secretary & CEO, OCAC, Government of Odisha
Rahul BojjaIAS, Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, Government of Telangana
Kapil MohanAdditional Chief Secretary, Department of Food, Civil Supplies, Government of Karnataka
M Girija ShankarIAS, Commissioner of Civil Supplies, Government of Andhra Pradesh
Ankit JainDirector – Public Sector, SAS India
Day 2, February 23
Panel Discussion :
Topic : Best practices for using emerging technologies to raise the bar for e-governance
Speakers:Brijesh SinghAdditional Director General of Police, Government of Maharashtra
Sameer UnhaleJoint Commissioner, Directorate of Municipal Administration, Government of Maharashtra
RanganathAddl Central PF Commissioner, Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), India
Loknath BeheraManaging Director, Kochi Metro Rail Limited
Anuj Singh RathoreASM-IT, Punjab Urban Planning & Development Authority (PUDA), Government of Punjab
Dr B. Viduthalai Virumbi, Nodal Officer (Technical), Population Health Registry & State Digital Health Mission, Government of Tamil Nadu
Suryanarayan CS, Country Category Manager, Aruba, A Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Sunil Gupta, Co-founder & CEO, Yotta Infrastructure
Topic : Paving an inclusive growth path for India’s digital economy
Speaker: Abhishek SinghCEO, MyGov & President & CEO, NeGD, MeitY, Government of India
- Fireside Chat :
Topic : Passport seva programs’ endeavor to match up to digital best practices
Golok Kumar SimliCTO, Passport Seva Program, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
To see the complete agenda for the entire 3 day proceedings (Feb 22, 23, and 24) and the speaker’s information, please click here (Tech sabha agenda link).
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