Express Computer’s Digital Technology Sabha and Awards commences today  

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 prestigious organisations and numerous states have set high standards by carving out new avenues in leveraging technology for efficient governance.

Today, multiple states and central government departments are using emerging technologies in their everyday work to consistently 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

  • Keynote Address:

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

  • Panel Discussion :

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 Lanka, Director, Emerging Technologies Officer on Special Duty (ITE & C Department), Government of Telangana

Inder Pal Singh Sethi, Deputy Director General, NIC, MeitY, Government of India

Gobind Khattar, GM – IT, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Government of India

Dr. Shailesh Kumar Shrivastava, Scientist-F & Head, Digital Government Research Centre, National Informatics Centre, Government of India

Anoop Chaturvedi, Country Manager – Public Sector Business, Pointnext Services, HPE India

Himanshu Singh, Head of Solution Engineering & Public Sector, Freshworks

  • Fireside Chat:

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 Poundrik, IAS, Principal Secretary, Social Welfare & Women Empowerment Department, Government of Bihar

Vinay Kumar, Secretary, Food & Civil Supply, Government of Bihar

Manoj Kumar Patnaik, Additional Secretary & CEO, OCAC, Government of Odisha

Rahul Bojja, IAS, Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, Government of Telangana

Kapil Mohan, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Food, Civil Supplies, Government of Karnataka

M Girija Shankar, IAS, Commissioner of Civil Supplies, Government of Andhra Pradesh

Ankit Jain, Director – 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 Singh, Additional Director General of Police, Government of Maharashtra

Sameer Unhale, Joint Commissioner, Directorate of Municipal Administration, Government of Maharashtra

Ranganath, Addl Central PF Commissioner, Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), India

Loknath Behera, Managing Director, Kochi Metro Rail Limited

Anuj Singh Rathore, ASM-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

  • Special Address :

Topic : Paving an inclusive growth path for India’s digital economy

Speaker : Abhishek Singh, ‎CEO, MyGov & President & CEO, NeGD, MeitY, Government of India

  • Fireside Chat :
    Topic : Passport seva programmes’ endeavour to match up to digital best practices
    Speakers :

Golok Kumar Simli, CTO, 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, here.

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