5th Digital Rajasthan Conclave organized virtually by FICCI Rajasthan in association with STPI
Telegraph Online , Oct 14, 2020
FICCI Rajasthan State Council in association with Software Technology Parks of India, Government of India organized the virtual conference – 5th edition of Digital Rajasthan Conclave today. The theme for the webinar was Accelerating Resilience through Digitalization.
Addressing the webinar, Dr Omkar Rai, Director General, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) said, “Resilience though digitization should be mantra for India’s journey in times to come.” According to him, the status of India’s revenue in software product market at global level according to 2019-20 assessment was close to 9 Billion Dollar out of 511 Billion Dollar and therefore to capitalize on India’s IT Service industry and its workforce talent, NPSP 2019 Policy aspired to make India a software product nation and take the revenue in the sector between 70-80 Billion Dollar by 2025 and during COVID lockdown all the initiatives in this direction got lot of acceleration.
He also mentioned that Chunauti Programme being conducted all over India for training and recruiting young boys and girls from smaller towns has received 1800 participation out of which 75 participants are from Rajasthan and going by the manpower and talent that Jaipur has, it would become a hub for innovation and product creation in technology sector. Sharing about STPI’s plans, Mr. Omkar said that STPI is trying to setup centers of excellence in emerging technology and 12 centers of excellence have be launched with 6 more centers to be launched soon which will serve as incubator to the startups.
Addressing the virtual event, Ms. Mugdha Sinha, Secretary – Arts, Literature, Culture & Archeology, Government of Rajasthan said, “Technology is so powerful today that it is capable of doing more with less. The greatest realization COVID has brought to us is the acceptability of disruptive nature of technology. Digitization has to be democratic and data belongs to each one of us and needs to be put in the service of citizens.” Ms. Sinha also shared that the Department of Arts, Literature, Culture & Archeology, GoR recently launched a ‘Call for Artist Database’ using technology along with crowd sourcing information which has led to engagement with the civil society. According to her, people need to own technology and those at cutting edge level will need more training in terms of usage and exposure to technology and that technology will bring more ecological consciousness in Governance and disruption will lead us to quantum jump in technology.
Chairing the session on “Accelerating Resilience through Digitalization”, Dr Ajay Data, Chairman, FICCI Rajasthan Sub-committee on Entrepreneurship and Founder & CEO, Data Ingenious Global Ltd shared that just in 6 months span, COVID has made all of us learn and adopt different technologies that we had never learnt before and post covid all the sectors will have a huge moment of demand, supply and disruption. He also mentioned that we are already getting into a huge transformational time in terms of technology and should work parallel in securing digital boundaries from attacks and misuse.
Welcoming the speakers, Mr. Randhir Vikram Singh, Co-Chairman, FICCI Rajasthan State Council & CMD, Mandawa Hotels said, “Nowadays, it is hard to imagine any aspect of our life being untouched by technology. In an age where innovation has become a rule, the value generated by digitalization has redefined consumer expectations.”
In his context setting address, Mr. Somesh Gupta, Chairman, FICCI Rajasthan Sub-committee on IT & ITeS and DC Head, Infosys Jaipur said, “Recent advancements in technology and innovation are continuously disrupting our world. The manner in which services are delivered to end users is undergoing a paradigm shift.” He also mentioned that Rajasthan is, in fact, a state of Firsts when it comes to e-Governance and the state also has a fairly developed start-up ecosystem.