Times Network organises 3rd Digital India summit and awards
New Delhi: Times Network, a part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group, launched the third season of their IP property, the ‘Digital India Summit and Awards’. The day-long initiative took place on March 23, 2017, at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi and was attended by some of the most valued dignitaries in India. The special guest of honour was Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. Through power packed discourses & debates, the Digital India Summit 3.0 aimed at unearthing key challenges, laid emphasis on the headway made on the Digital India Initiative & also planned out a definite roadmap to build an empowered society & knowledge economy. The summit aimed to lay out key imperatives and framework for turning the vision of ‘Digital India’ into a reality.
The event was split into two parts – Digital India Summit (during the day) and Digital India Awards in the evening. The summit kicked off with the welcome address by Satyan Gajwani, Vice Chairman, Times Internet, followed by a keynote address by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, said, “I compliment Times Network for focusing on the critical issue of Digital India. We want to become a leader in the digital revolution in the world. Today data management and data analysis is the next big thing. Digital payments and new start-ups are a new area of growth in the country and with GST coming very soon there will be more support for start-ups. 1.7 Crore people have downloaded the Bhim app and India’s digital economy will become 1 trillion economy in the coming years. Today, no change can happen without the involvement of people and hence we want more and more participation from the citizens of the country.”
The panel discussion was followed by the ‘Digital India Awards’ award ceremony where 11 organisations were awarded for their digital initiatives in the social and corporate world that are harnessing power of ICT and digital tools to transform business processes, improve delivery of public services and create a positive impact on society.
The event also saw special address from 2 prominent dignitaries Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge), Government of India where he spoke about Skilling India for Digital India and Mr. Jayant Sinha, Minister of State, Civil Aviation before the award ceremony in the evening.
In its third edition, the Times Network Digital India Summit received tremendous support and overwhelming response from all the key stakeholders, participants and delegates alike. To augment this endeavor further, the network held their ever Digital awards in 2016. These awards acknowledged and honored the undying spirit and contributions made by individuals and organizations that harnessed the usage of IT for the growth of the nation and helping it towards a digital revolution.
The ‘Times Network Digital India Summit’ was presented by Union Bank of India, Lead Partner GTL, Summit Partner GE, Digital Partner Sify and Associate Partner WNS. The ‘Times Network Digital India Awards’ were presented by Union Bank of India, Lead Partner GTL, Digital Partner Sify and Associate Partner WNS. The initiative is supported by MeiTY, The Better India, Knowledge partner MAIT and Tech4Good partner Nasscom Foundation.
The entire event will be converted into episodes, each to be telecast on Times Now– India’s No. 1 English News channel and ET Now – India’s No.1 Business News channel. The episodes will be aired right through the month of April, 2017
The ‘Digital India’ Awardees are: