TIMES Network announces Second Digital India Summit
To help speed up the transition to a vibrantly Digital India, Times Network the No 1 English network in the country announces the launch of the Second Digital India Summit, which will lead India on the path to digitalization by providing the most celebrated thought leaders and digital evangelists a platform to ideate on important areas and issues, and also by recognizing and honoring individuals, businesses and organizations that are harnessing the power of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) and digital tools.
The Second Digital India Summit, will be telecast on TIMES NOW and ET NOW, India’s most impactful News channels. The Summit will get under way on Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, with a day-long event in New Delhi, which will begin with a keynote address from the Hon’ble Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar, who has graciously agreed to continue to support the initiative for the second year running.
The Second Digital India Summit will bring together several eminent leaders from across the industry, government and academia to deliberate upon set goals, evaluate performance and identify areas where more attention is required.
Amongst the highlights of the day will be a special address by one of the most respected thought leaders Amit Midha- President Dell Inc Asia Pacific & Japan; Chairman, Dell Emerging Markets-DELL.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear eminent speakers like R Chandrashekharv President- NASSCOM, Debjani Ghost- VP Sales & Marketing Group & MD- Intel South Asia, Nitin Kunkolienkar VP & Director MAIT, & Smartlink, Shrikhant Sinha CEO- NASSCOM Foundation, Sudhir Hasija Chairman-Karbonn, among others, on important areas of empowering a Digital India, across five different sessions through the day.
These sessions will throw light on subjects such as Delivering on the Digital India Dream – The Story So Far; Building a Digital Economy (A roadmap to change India’s future), Digital India - Developing Digital Entrepreneurs (Internet enabling entrepreneurs to tap the big Indian e-commerce opportunity), Making India an Electronics Manufacturing Hub and Developing Digital Workforce Critical For Digital India and ICT.
M K Anand, MD & CEO – Times Network, said, “India is surging ahead on the path of progress, powered by young, creative, digitally-savvy people and a strong government emphasis on the best use of Information, Communication and Technology to usher in Digitization across cities and platforms. As the nation's most influential network with the biggest English and Business News channels that inform and empower viewers, Times Network is proud to announce the Second Digital India Summit. Our goal is to contribute to transforming India into a global economic superpower over the next decade, and we are confident that the Second Digital India Summit will create a significant positive impact.”
The Second Digital India Summit will continue to work across the nine pillars of the Digital India initiative to help transform India into a digital-empowered economy. In the process, it will also take a closer look at India’s progress from the first year of the Summit vis-à-vis goals and targets set for each of the nine pillars.
SECOND DIGITAL INDIA SUMMIT AWARDS: The day will conclude with the prestigious Digital India Summit Awards being given out to those leaders whose efforts and initiatives have contributed the most to the Digital India Summit’s primary objectives to help India on the path to transform business processes, improve delivery of public services and thereby to create a positive impact on society.
The Second Digital India Summit works to identify and honor the top individual torchbearers harnessing the power of ICT and digital.
To promote the Second Digital India Summit, Times Network will run an exhaustive high-decibel Call-for-Entries campaign to invite participation from businesses and organizations that are harnessing the power of technology and connectivity to transform businesses and lives of people. The entire process, from call for entries to the selection and short listing process, through an eminent-Jury meet, and finally, the winners’ announcement and felicitation on the awards night, will flow across a month.
THE DIGITAL INDIA AWARDS:
The awards are divided into two parts: ‘Good For India’ and ‘Good For Organizations’.
While the Good For India awards recognize the initiatives taken by stakeholders towards the accomplishment of the Digital India Dream -- initiatives that have the potential to bring in a technology-based transformation and revolution to the country, the Good for Organizations awards will recognize organizations that have made the first move towards Digital India by successfully using ICT in integrating people, processes and data to achieve business transformation and growth.
o ‘Good For India’ has Smart City solutions in seven categories - E-governance solutions, E-education learning solutions, E-healthcare delivery solutions, Skills & employment solutions, Energy solutions, Environment solutions and Agricultural Solutions
o ‘Good For Organizations’ has four categories under Digital Enterprise, which are Manufacturing, Services, Digital Start-up Innovators and Digital Social Innovation
After receiving the entries and case studies, Ernst and Young, the process partner, will scrutinize and assess all entries, and thereafter, will invite selected participants to present their case studies to the final Jury that consists of eminent industry leaders.
With the Second Digital India Summit one of India’s most definitive platform for speeding the national transition to Digital India, the Times Network continues its constant commitment to empowering the nation on its way to progress.