SCOPE Convention “Digitalization: Opportunities and Challenges” Ends On A High Note
Increasing digitalization has necessitated the need to strengthen cyber security. Organizations across all sectors seek a clear picture to leverage the Digital India initiative’s benefits. To help PSEs, various government departments and private corporate
SCOPE National Convention on “Digitalization: Opportunities and Challenges” concluded successfully on June 29, 2017 at SCOPE Convention Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Standing Conference of Public Enterprises- SCOPE, the apex body of Central Government owned Public Enterprises invited Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice to inaugurate the two-day National Convention.
The two day seminar focused on the government’s digital initiatives. The workshop was organized to get a clear picture on Digital India’s impact on businesses and how the PSEs and various government departments can leverage the digital transformation. The convention brought together associates from organizations such as RailTel, KPMG, SISIL Infotech and Oracle; including audience which largely represented OEMs from the ICT community, end-users, consultants, distributors and various other Indian IT and software organizations from all sectors. The gathering also offered an opportunity for delegates to discuss cutting edge innovative ideas to revolutionize the digital future and leverage its benefits.
In his welcome address, Dr. UD Chaubey, DG, SCOPE said, “For Public Enterprises, Digital India is not limited to just e-office, e-file movement system and e-payments; but much more than that. All efforts are on to bridge the
gap of constant innovations taking place every day. To succeed in this, the workforce, skills and capabilities have to keep pace with the most disruptive era of information technology. In last few years, knowledge and skill sets have really been encouraging and we compliment the government for that spirit to instill digitization in Public Sector Enterprises. Gone are the days when we considered that digitalization is limited to only some specialists in an organization. Now, skills and technology have such importance that each and every employee must be digitally savvy and trained with appropriate knowledge.”
Ravi Shankar Prasad delivered the inaugural address highlighting how the government has geared up to serve as a powerful facilitator of digital transformation with the Digital India initiative. The initiative is catalyzing the growth of indigenous electronic manufacturing and strengthening digital financial services. “The Government has initiated many transformative programmes- Digital India, Skill India, Start-up India, Make-In-India, and Smart Cities. The common base among all these is the digital platform. Digital India is designed to transform India with a clear objective of not only digital enablement but also to empower all digitally. Digital empowerment and transformation will never happen if there is no transformation in governance. Good governance is the base of digital platform which is the most important helping instrument to usher in the transformation.” he said.
Two notable launches were also made in the course of the day by SCOPE. Released by the Hon’ble Minister, first one being the launch of a special issue titled “Kaleidoscope” on Digital India. Whereas the second launch was a booklet named “SCOPE International HR Summit: Best Practices and Lesson Learned” which is an outcome of the two day seminar on HR practices which was held earlier this year.
The launch was further followed by vibrant sessions and panel discussions where some of the eminent speakers included RK Bahuguna(VC, SCOPE & CMD, RailTel), Ved Prakash(Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC), Rachna Nath(Head, Digital, KPMG), Onkar Rai(DG STPI, Rajesh Kapoor, Director-Tech TCIL), Neeta Verma(DG, NIC) and many more who shared their insights on the growing trends which have flourished post the transformative impact of Digital India initiative.
The two day event also saw a series of panel discussions and sessions on topics ranging from digitalization in PSEs, digital technology changing the face of businesses, building intelligent operations, how leveraging cloud technologies can bring a revolution in industries, enabling e-office applications, using IoT for building effective busi- ness operations, CIO’s guide to cyber security practices, effective communication and digital marketing. The panel and corroborative discussions led by senior professionals in relevant fields resulted in enlightenment and led to an enhanced understanding of the effective use of various digital technologies. The sessions helped decipher how to leverage such technologies effectively in order to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.
The first day of SCOPE National Convention was a productive session which delivered key insights on how to develop an effective digital environment for businesses to flourish. Whereas the second day focused on IoT, cyber security, digital marketing and digitization success stories of PSEs and government departments. A question and answer session in between every segment also opened up a platform for the audience to interact with the speakers and gain understanding of the changing trends.
The key focus of the convention was on the complete reinvention of PSEs, government departments and private corporate sectors to collectively grow at pace with the present digital scenario. The two day conference saw a series of powerful sessions by CEOs as well as technology thought leaders on the varied impact of technology in various sectors. The knowledge and understanding gained from the insightful talks and panel discussions helped in gaining better understanding and in promoting awareness around the various technological interventions available.