Bridging the Digital Divide in Maharashtra

07 August, 2014, Hotel Four Seasons, Mumbai

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  Host State Partner   
  Directorate of Information Technology, Government of Maharashtra   
  Supporting Partners   ICT Partner
National Informatics Centre Bharat Broadband Network Limited NPCI Trend Micro
Maharashtra IT sector is one of the top notch sectors in the state with maximum thrust, development and investment. The Government of Maharashtra is focusing on providing IT related infrastructure, fiscal Incentives to IT units and an institutional framework for the IT sector. In recent years, a range of e-Governance projects have been launched that make Maharashtra a great place to live in.
Known as the trade and commerce capital of India, Mumbai is also the financial centre of the country. The state of Maharashtra has emerged as a key hub for ICT, electronics, and the captive business outsourcing industries. The state is an attractive investment destination as it offers a wide range of subsidies, fiscal and policy incentives and other advantages to big and small investors from India and abroad.
We are happy to inform you that The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in association with the Directorate of Information and Technology (DIT), Government of Maharashtra and with the support of Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India (DietY), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India(DST), National Informatics Centre (NIC), Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is pleased to organize a Summit on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development with the theme “Bridging the Digital Divide in Maharashtra on 7th August 2014 at Hotel Four Seasons Mumbai. The objective of the Summit is to promote and felicitate the use of unique and innovative initiatives in Governance, Education, Health, Agriculture and many more across the country.
You will be delighted to know that we have invited Shri Prithviraj Dajisaheb Chavan, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra, to inaugurate the National Summit as the “Chief Guest” along with Shri Balasaheb Bhausaheb Thorat, Hon'ble Minister for Revenue & Khar Lands, Government of Maharashtra and Shri Narayan Tatu Rane, Hon'ble Minister for Industries, Ports, Employment and Self-Employment, Government of Maharashtra as “Guest-of-Honor”. Besides, the key decision makers from enterprises, regulators, government policy makers, education institutes, healthcare providers, technology service providers, system integrators and vendors are also invited.
  • To create a platform for ideas exchange, sharing of thoughts, discussions & experience sharing for effective implementation and reach of IT enabled resources in Maharashtra
  • Exploring the new avenues for ICT applications in the state
  • To promote Public- Private Partnerships in ICT in development initiatives to address the key issues
  • To spread the message of integration of ICTs in government and involve local and national stakeholders in the deliberations, so as to assimilate their views and ideas in the dialogue process
  • Capacity building of all stakeholders including change drivers, government employees and citizens
  • Highlighting the state projects at the community and district level to deliberate and replicate the same in the country
  • Highlight regional perspectives and to draw the attention of concerned authorities
  • Highlight best practices at the community level and deliberate on ways to replicate the same
  • A platform to address urban-rural divide in ICT usage and increase the scope of the same
  • To expand and diversify the multiple stakeholder voices for ICT community
Participants’ profile
  • Heads and senior officials of Government Departments including Policy Makers & Regulators
  • Central & State PSUs
  • CIOs, IT Directors and Project Managers
  • Heads of Information and Communication Department
  • Public Administrators
  • ICT Services Directors
  • e-Governance Service Providers
  • Representatives from International Development Cooperation Agencies
  • Representatives from International Education Missions and Leaders of Professional Associations, and NGOs
  • Academics
  • CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, Directors and Top Level Managers from IT and Healthcare Organizations
Key Themes
  • e-Governance in Maharashtra
  • IT secretaries’ conclave
  • Cloud and datacenters: a platform for citizen centric services
  • Financial inclusion & e-transactions
  • Accessibility for all: making government disable-friendly
  • Urban development & smart cities
  • Emerging paradigms in healthcare – Opportunities in public & private healthcare
  • Investment in education: Opportunities & challenges
  • Provide affordable and accessible IT-enabled resources to the masses
Why Should You Attend?
The summit will provide an opportunity to meet all the key decision makers across the Development eco-system from Enterprises, Regulators, & Government policy makers, Education institutions, Healthcare providers, Technology service providers, System Integrators and vendors.
This summit will also provide networking opportunities with Industry Leaders, and do business with likeminded individuals. It will provide the access to latest and innovative ICT solutions in different arenas for the development of the state.
In view of the significance of the subject, we request you to participate and make the best use of this opportunity by confirming your presence at this Summit.

Registration Fees: 

  • Delegate Fee: 2,500/- per delegate (10% discount for three or more persons from the same organization.)