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Welcome to Gov Connect & Eventalist IGNITE - 2021 Conclave - What Next?

 

We are pleased to announce and bring to you a 5 Days Mega Virtual Conclave where we will be focussing on sectors SME, BFSI, Digital India, Smart Cities during the Mega Conclave with a focussed approach on each sector each day by under the umbrella of IGNITE – 2021. The theme for the Mega Conclave is ‘What Next’. In the light of the Pandemic situation and also we have come a long way in mobilizing these communities, we genuinely feel that there is a need for all of us as Stakeholders to create a roadmap for these sectors in concrete terms in the age of Technology, Information and Communications age.

The five days shall witness many high powered and brainstorming sessions, represented by Policy makers, Government functionaries, Thought Leaders and Industry leaders, designed around:

WHAT NEXT – SME | BFSI | Digital Transformation India | Smart Cities

The conclave shall focus on creating Roadmaps (with deliverables), Partnerships & Collaborations amongst the Stakeholders from across the sectors and segments to achieve the desired outputs through Technology & Innovation.

IGNITE – 2021 Conclave will offer unique and highly interactive content, connections and conversations hosted on a feature-rich platform. Due to the current Global and regional situation, we cannot create a Face To Face physical meet for IGNITE – 2021 Conclave in January 2021, we have reimagined everything and will help you Connect, Collaborate & Co – Create effectively more than ever before. Our goal for this Conclave is to create an enabling brainstorming knowledge exchange platform that will deliver an experience redefining the new paradigms of businesses and citizen services. The Conclave promises to enable our partners, associates and stakeholders to connect, learn and collaborate with key officials across.

SME

The SME segment is a significant contributor to a country’s economy. For example, in India, SMEs employ 40% of the workforce, which is an estimated 80 million people...

DIGITAL INDIA

Digital India was launched by our Hon’ble Prime Minister on 1st July 2015 with a vision to Transform India into a Digitally Empowered Society & Knowledge Economy, Making Digital Infrastructure...

BFSI

We’ve seen customers demand the ability to access all of their banking services through a channel of their choice. They want to have more personalised...

SMART CITIES

National Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Government of India with the mission to develop smart cities across the country, making them citizen friendly and...

19 January 2021 DAY 1 - SME

What Next? For SME

The SME segment is a significant contributor to a country’s economy. For example, in India, SMEs employ 40% of the workforce, which is an estimated 80 million people. These are mostly low-skilled workers who earn their livelihood working in factories and in fields. And so, the SME forms the backbone of the Indian economy.

Most SME businesses were severely impacted by Covid-19/ the pandemic. Sales and revenue slowed to a trickle for many companies. This led to a cash crunch, and the SMEs are now unable to repay loans or complete pending payments to suppliers. Limited funding has slowed down manufacturing, and businesses are unable to pay their staff. And because of delayed payments, their credit ratings have also been downgraded. Banks are also hesitant to issue fresh loans. The GDP of nations has sunk to unprecedently low levels, due to the slowdown of many SME businesses.

The banking and financial services sector, which provides liquidity to SMEs through loans, has also been impacted by the pandemic.

So, this has a triple impact – on the repayment capacity of SME units, on new manufacturing, and the workers’ income.

SME Current Statistics

  • Number of SMEs in India: The number is estimated to be at 42.50 million, registered & unregistered together. A staggering 95% of the total industrial units in the country.
  • SME & Employment opportunity: Employs about 106 million, 40% of India’s workforce. Next only to the agricultural sector.
  • Products: produces more than 6000 products.
  • GDP Contribution: Currently around 6.11% of the manufacturing GDP and 24.63% of Service sector GDP.
  • SME Output: 45% of the total Indian manufacturing output.
  • SME Exports: 40% of the total exports.
  • Bank Lending: Accounts for 16% of bank lending.
  • Fixed Assets: Current fixed assets at INR 1,471,912.94 crore.
  • SME Growth Rate: Has maintained an average growth rate of over 10%.
Yet there is hope, and there are new opportunities.
 
Many SMEs have turned around their business models, realigned supply chains, and restarted manufacturing, though not to full capacity. There has been increased digitalization, and businesses have embraced electronic payments. The SME community is becoming increasingly “cashless” and is moving on to digital platforms for trade and commerce.
 
Speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities of digital platforms and speak about the enabling technologies.

Discussion Topics

  • What Next? In payments automation
  • What Next? In Digital lending
  • What Next technologies wave (blockchain, Robo banking, bots, artificial intelligence, etc.)
  • What Next? Strategies SME could build a customer base on digital platforms.
  • What Next? Fundamental rethinking of SME & entrepreneurship policies to improve business condition and access to resources.

Participation From

  • Chairman/MD
  • CEOs
  • Proprietor
  • Partner
  • CIOs
  • CTOs
  • CISOs

20-21 January 2021 DAY 2 & 3 - BFSI

We’ve seen customers demand the ability to access all of their banking services through a channel of their choice. They want to have more personalised information on their financial affairs – whether that’s insight into their cashflow and performance, or extra insights into their core banking services. The Indian BFSI (Banking-Financial Service-Insurance) sector moves ahead with its vision to become an economic behemoth in the next few years, the average level of prosperity among its populace and the degree of equitable distribution of wealth will, to a large extent, be determined by the scale of inclusive growth achieved. Customer expectations of technology continue to evolve – and for those in the financial services sector that means action has become an imperative.

The entry barriers to traditional Banks have been disrupted with new specialized entrants and emerging business models which have blurred the lines between business and technology. Shifting expectations will continue to drive technological trends this year as providers apply new advances to address their clients’ pain points, as well as their own. The traditional approach to creating value in Banking through growth and efficiency and advantages realized through acquisition, new markets and product offerings will likely be short lived. A Bank’s ability to manifest opportunities out of the disruptive environment based on Technology and external partnerships to create customer value will determine its success in the future. In response to the evolving forces of customer expectations, regulatory requirements, technology, demographics, new competitors and shifting economics, much of the landscape will change significantly. Banks need to choose what posture to adopt against this change – whether to be a shaper of the future, a fast follower, or to manage defensively, putting off change. Staying the same is not an option.

Participation From

  • Government Officials
  • RBI, IRDA, NABARD, IBA, UIDAI, NPCI
  • CMDs
  • CIOs
  • CTOs
  • CROs
  • CISOs
  • AVP Level and above of all functional heads

22 January 2021 DAY 4 - Digital India

Digital India was launched by our Hon’ble Prime Minister on 1st July 2015 with a vision to Transform India into a Digitally Empowered Society & Knowledge Economy, Making Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to every citizen, Making Citizen Digitally Empowered, Making Governance & Public Services on Demand, Making Digital Resources available in Indian Languages, Making Financial Transactions Cashless & Electronic.

Digital India is an umbrella programme that covers multiple Government Ministries and Departments. It weaves together a large number of ideas and thoughts into a single, comprehensive vision so that each of them can be implemented as part of a larger goal.

Each individual element stands on its own, but is also part of the larger picture. Digital India is to be implemented by the entire Government with overall coordination being done by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

Digital India aims to provide the much-needed thrust to the nine pillars of growth areas, namely

  • Broadband Highways,
  • Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity,
  • Public Internet Access Programme,
  • e-Governance: Reforming Government through Technology,
  • e-Kranti – Electronic Delivery of Services,
  • Information for All,
  • Electronics Manufacturing,
  • IT for Jobs
  • Early Harvest Programmes.

Each of these areas is a complex programme in itself and cuts across multiple Ministries and Departments.

Participation From

  • MeitY – GOI
  • NIC, NeGD, CSC, PSU
  • Department of IT
  • State Department of Home Affairs
  • State Department of Education
  • State Department of Health
  • State Department of Finance

23January 2021 DAY 5 - Smart Cities

National Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Government of India with the mission to develop smart cities across the country, making them citizen friendly and sustainable.[1] The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration with the state governments of the respective cities. The mission initially included 100 cities, with the deadline for completion of the projects set between 2019 and 2023.

The objective is to promote sustainable and inclusive cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions.

  • The focus is on sustainable and inclusive development and the idea is to look at compact areas, create a replicable model which will act like a lighthouse to other aspiring cities. The Smart Cities Mission is meant to set examples that can be replicated both within and outside the Smart City, catalysing the creation of similar Smart Cities in various regions and parts of the country.
  • Some of the core infrastructure elements in a Smart City would include adequate water supply, assured electricity supply, sanitation, including solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transport, affordable housing, especially for the poor, robust IT connectivity and digitalization, good governance, especially e-Governance and citizen participation, sustainable environment, safety and security of citizens, particularly women, children and the elderly and health and education.
  • The strategic components of the Smart Cities Mission are city improvement (retrofitting), city renewal (redevelopment) and city extension (Greenfield development) plus a Pan-city initiative in which Smart Solutions are applied covering larger parts of the city.
  • Area-based development will transform existing areas (retrofit and redevelop), including slums, into better planned human settlements, thereby, improving liveability of the whole cities. Development of well-planned and fully serviced new areas (greenfield) will be encouraged around cities in order to accommodate the rapidly expanding population in urban areas. Application of Smart Solutions will enable cities to use technology to improve infrastructure and services.
  • Comprehensive development in this way will improve quality of life, create employment and enhance incomes for all, especially the poor and the disadvantaged, leading to inclusive cities.

Discussion Topics

  • Smart Water & Waste Management
  • Sanitation, including Solid Waste Management
  • Clean Energy
  • Efficient Urban Mobility and Public Transport (Smart Transportation)
  • Smart IT & Communications
  • Affordable housing, especially for the poor (Smart Buildings)
  • Robust IT connectivity and digitalization
  • Good governance, especially e-Governance and citizen participation
  • Sustainable Environment
  • Safety and security of citizens, particularly women, children and the elderly (Smart Safety & Security)
  • Smart Urban Planning
  • Disaster Management
  • Smart Health and Education
  • Smart Manufacturing

Participation From

  • MoHUA – GOI
  • Smart Cities
  • PMC Heads
  • Urban Development Department of Various States
  • Department of Road,Transport & Highways of Various States
  • Department of Energy & Power of Various States
  • Secretaries from Department of Water of Various States

IGNITE - 2021 Conference Schedule

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Inaugural Session: Role of SME towards making India Atmanirbharat

11:30 am - 11:45 am

Break – Virtual Networking and Virtual Expo Visit

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Panel Discussion I–Digital Technology and Innovations – A Road Ahead for SME’s

12:45 pm - 01:00 pm

Knowledge Presentation I

01:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Fireside Chat I

01:30 pm - 02:30 pm

Panel Discussion II: What Next? SME CEO 2021 Agenda

02:30 pm - 02:45 pm

Knowledge Presentation II

02:45 pm - 03:15 pm

Fireside Chat II

03:15 pm - 04:15 pm

Panel Discussion III: What Next? SME CTO 2021 Wishlist. - Process, Performance, Progress

04:15 pm - 04:30 pm

Knowledge Presentation III

04:30 pm - 05:15 pm

Panel Discussion IV: Challenges & Opportunities Post Pandemic and How moving towards Smart Solutions be of Help

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Inaugural Session- The Future of InnoTech : How technology and innovation has evolved post covid

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Break – Virtual Networking and Virtual Expo Visit

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Knowledge Presentation I

12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Panel Discussion I–The Secret for Better Banking – How Innovation is Driving Digital Transformation (CIO/CTO Panel)

01:30 pm - 01:45 pm

Knowledge Presentation II

01:45 pm - 02:15 pm

Fireside Chat I

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

Panel Discussion II: Engaging customers through effective personalization Mix Panel (CDO, Head Marketing, Head Brand Management)

03:15 pm - 03:30 pm

Knowledge Presentation III

03:30 pm - 04:15 pm

Panel Discussion III: A Truly Digital Insurer – Next-gen 0perations – Digital, Agile, Resilient (Ops & Risk Panel)

04:15 pm - 04:30 pm

Knowledge Presentation IV

04:30 pm - 04:45 pm

Knowledge Presentation V

04:45 pm - 05:30 pm

Panel Discussion IV: Payments Systems Modernization - What Lies Ahead! (Payments panel for Banks & Fintech)

05:30 pm - 05:45 pm

Thank You Note

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Chief Guest Address

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Guest of Honor Address

11:30 am - 11:45 am

Knowledge Presentation I – Key Note

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Panel Discussion I: CEO Panel - Looking beyond 2020: what’s the innovation endgame?

12:45 pm - 01:00 pm

Knowledge Presentation II

01:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Fireside Chat I

01:30 pm - 02:15 pm

Panel Discussion II:The Golden Age of Data - Navigating the New Data Landscape (CISO Panel)

02:15 pm - 02:30 pm

Knowledge Presentation III

02:30 pm - 03:15 pm

Panel Discussion III: Winning Over theConnected Consumer: The Re- Imagined Customer Journey (Ops & Risk Panel)

03:15 pm - 03:30 pm

Knowledge Presentation IV

03:30 pm - 03:45 pm

Knowledge Presentation V

03:45 pm - 04:30 pm

Panel Discussion IV: InsureTech - How technology change has impacted Post Covid (CIO / CTO Panel)

04:30 pm - 04:45 pm

Knowledge Presentation VI

04:45 pm - 05:30 pm

Panel Discussion V: Driving Innovation in Co-Op Banking - Understanding the Growing impact of Technology & Leadership

05:30 pm - 05:45 pm

Thank You Note

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Inaugural Session: Digital India – Transforming India into a Digitally Empowered Society & Knowledge Economy (The Land of Opportunities)

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Break - Virtual Networking and Virtual Expo Visit

Digital Transformation – The Way Forward

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fire Side Chat

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Break - Virtual Networking and Virtual Expo Visit

Digital Transformation of States: A Modern-day FaceLift to Effective Governance through Emerging Technologies (AI, Analytics, IoT, Big Data, Machine Learning & Cloud)

12:15 pm - 01:30 pm

Panel Discussion I: Digital Transformation of States: A Modern-day Face-Lift to Effective Governance through Emerging Technologies

Leveraging Digital India Initiatives through Technology based Solutions for Governance & Public Service Deliveries

01:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Break - Virtual Networking and Virtual Expo Visit

When Innovation Redefines Governance: New Governance for the New World Order

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Panel Discussion II: Innovations in eGovernance: Leveraging Technology for Government Service Delivery to the Citizens (Reforming Governance Through Technology)

03:30 pm - 03:45 pm

Break - Virtual Networking and Virtual Expo Visit

03:45 pm - 05:15 pm

Panel Discussion III: The Future of Digital Transformation – What Next?

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Inaugural Session: Smart Cities of India - Driving Economic Growth & Improving the Quality of life of People (Last 5 Years and Next 5 Years)

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Break - Virtual Networking and Virtual Expo Visit

Transformation of Smart Cities by Leveraging Digital Technologies for being Responsive, Connected & Sustainable

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Fire Side Chat

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Break - Virtual Networking and Virtual Expo Visit

Building Smart Cities of Future– Challenges & Opportunities

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Panel Discussion I: Transformation of Smart Cities by leveraging Technologies and Innovation

Technology Transforming Urban Mobility& Connectivity – Managing diverse set of Transportation needs of the city

01:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Break - Virtual Networking and Virtual Expo Visit

Safety & Security – Key Aspects of Smart Cities

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Panel Discussion II: The Future of Smart Cities – What Next?

03:30 pm - 03:45 pm

Break - Virtual Networking and Virtual Expo Visit

03:45 pm - 05:00 pm

Panel Discussion III: Role of Smart Cities and its Components in the IoT Era

05:00 pm - 05:15 pm

Break - Virtual Networking and Virtual Expo Visit

05:15 pm - 06:15 pm

Panel Discussion IV: Smart Ways of Ensuring Safe Cities - Importance of Smart Policing

06:15 pm onwards

Closing Remarks

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