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

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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.

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