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Times Network announces Digital India Summit 2

MUMBAI: Times Network has announced the launch of the second edition of its Digital India Summit, which will lead India on the path to digitalisation by providing the celebrated thought leaders and digital evangelists a platform to ideate on important areas and issues.

It will also recognise and honour individuals, businesses and organisations that are harnessing the power of information, communication and technology (ICT) and digital tools.

Digital India Summit 2 will be telecast on Times Now and ET Now. The summit will get under way on 22 March 2016, with a day-long event in New Delhi, which will begin with a keynote address from Union Minister of Communications & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad.

The Digital India Summit will bring together people from across the industry, government and academia to deliberate on goals, evaluate performance and identify areas where more attention is required.

Among the highlights of the day will be a special address by Dell Asia Pacific, Japan president and chairman for emerging markets Amit Midha.

The participants will have the opportunity to hear speakers like Nasscom president R Chandrashekharv, Intel South Asia VP sales and marketing group, MD Debjani Ghosh, Mait, Smartlink VP, director Nitin Kunkolienkar, Nasscom Foundation CEO Shrikhant Sinha, and Karbonn chairman Sudhir Hasija 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’.

Times Network MD and CEO MK Anand 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 digitisation 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.

The day will conclude with the Digital India Summit Awards being given out to those people 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 create a positive impact on society.

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 organisations. The entire process, from call for entries to the selection and shortlisting process, through an eminent jury meet, and finally, the winners’ announcement and felicitation on the awards night, will flow across a month.

The awards are divided into two parts—‘Good For India’ and ‘Good for Organisations’.

While the ‘Good For India’ awards recognise 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 Organisations’ awards will recognise companies that have made the first move towards Digital India by using ICT in integrating people, processes and data to achieve business transformation and growth.