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

 

We are pleased to announce and bring to you a  FOUR Days Mega Virtual Conclave that aims to focus on FOUR sectors – SME, BFSI, Digital India, SMART Cities under the umbrella of IGNITE 2021 What Next. In the light of the Pandemic situation, it is pertinent to discuss, brainstorm and dialogue on our future course of actions as one global community. Additionally, over a period of time, we have come a long way in mobilizing these communities and 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 for a progressive society.

IGNITE 2021 shall witness high powered and brainstorming sessions, represented by Policy makers, Government functionaries, Thought leaders, Corporate and Industry leaders, Think Tanks, Start-ups and Academia designed around: WHAT NEXT– SME | BFSI | Digital Transformation Asia | Smart Cities

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 TRANSFORMATION

Digital India is an umbrella programme that covers multiple Ministries and Departments to weavetogether 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. While each individual element stands on its own, but is also part of the larger picture. Digital India is being implemented by the entire Government machineries with overall coordination being done by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

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...

Meet & Greet OUR SPEAKERS

Dr Neeta Verma
Director General,
National Informatics
Centre
Ministry of Electronics
and
Information
Technology

Navin Mittal
Commissioner,
Collegiate & Technical
Education,
Government of
Telangana

Mugdha Sinha
Secretary,
Department of
Science & Technology
&
Department of Art &
Culture,
Government of
Rajasthan

Ajay Chagti
Secretary,
Science & Tech,
Admin. Reforms &
OSD to CS,
Government of
Arunachal Pradesh

B Sundar
Special Secretary,
Department of
Electronics & IT
Government of
Andhra Pradesh

Manoj Mishra
Secretary,
Department of
Electronics & IT,
Government of
Odisha

G S Naveen Kumar
Commissionern
Grama-Ward
Sachivalayam,
Government of
Andhra Pradesh

Ity Pandey
Chief Commercial
Manager,
Central Railways
Government of India

Anjali Sehrawat
Secretary & CEO,
Port Blair Smart City
Limited

Sunil Kumar
CEO,
Bhagalpur Smart City
Limited

Munish Chandan
Head SeMT,
Department of
Electronics & IT,
Government of
Haryana

Dr Abhishek Roy
Head SeMT
Department. of
Personal & Admin.
Reforms & eGov,
Government of West
Bengal

Renato De Castro
Smart City Expert,
Salvador Smart City

Jayati Singh
Chief Executive Officer,Gwalior Smart City Development Corporation Limited

Kabita Roy Das
Deputy Director Genersal& SIO
NIC , Odisha

3rd February 2021 DAY 1 - SME

For SME: What Next?

The SME segment is a significant contributor to the economy of any country. The Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Sector is the backbone of India Economy. The sector contributes about 29% towards GDP through its National and International trade generating employment for about 110 million people. The major advantage of the sector is its employment potential at low capital cost.

Indian MSME sector has seen many challenges in the past pertaining to the unpleasant scenario presented by the pandemic that impacted and severed the businesses more adversely.  The impact has been felt in majorly three areas: a) on the repayment capacity of SME units, b) on new manufacturing, and c) on the workers’ income.

The Government of India has put in massive efforts towards strengthening the sector and it is resurging steadily with new vigour. Announcing ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’, Honourable Prime Minister, ShriNarendraModi declared a financial package of INR 20 Lac Crore, equivalent to 10% of the Indian GDP. The financial package shall play a seminal role in rehabilitation and revival of pandemic-hit India’s economy paving the way for long-term sustainability and profitability of MSMEs.

  • Payments Automation: Progressive approach
  • Digital lending: Towards a Sustainable Financial transaction model 
  • Future Generation/ Noble Technologies Wave – Blockchain, Robo banking, Bots, Artificial Intelligence, etc.
  • Strategies on how SMEs can build a customer base on digital platforms
  • Way Forward: Fundamental rethinking of SMEs & Entrepreneurship policies to improve business condition and access to resources
  • Chairman/MD
  • CEOs
  • Proprietors
  • Partners
  • CIOs
  • CTOs
  • CISOs

India currently is working to achieve higher economic growth. Job creation through innovative initiatives is today’s priority. Ministry of MSME is tirelessly striving to encourage entrepreneurship by providing improved access to financial services, global market, training facilities and much more. The goal is not only to increase entrepreneurship but to indirectly reduce unemployment and achieve economic growth in the long run.

  • Number of SMEs in India: Estimated to be at 42.50 million, registered & unregistered together. A staggering 95% of the total industrial units in the country
  • SMEs & Employment opportunity: Employs about 110 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: maintained an average growth rate of over 10 %

4th february 2021 DAY 2 - BFSI

Banking Financial Services and Insurance: What Next?

The BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance) industry is all geared up for a major transformation. The pioneering trends, that we have witnessed in recent time, in banking and finance – from omnichannel banking to AI and Blockchain-powered financial services – that focus on revolutionizing BFSI processes by placing customers at the heart of their present and future strategies. 

Additionally, we have also experienced that the 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 it is 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.

  • Future of InnoTech: Role of Technology and Innovation Post Covid
  • Secret for Better Banking: Innovation Driving Digital Transformation
  • Engaging customers through effective personalization
  • Payments Systems Modernization – What Lies Ahead!
  • Looking beyond 2020: Innovation in Insurance and NBFC
  • Golden Age of Data – Navigating the New Data Landscape
  • Connected Consumer: The Re- Imagined Customer Journey
  • InsureTech – How technology change has impacted Post Covid
  • Driving Innovation in Co-Op Banking – Understanding the Growing impact of Technology & Leadership
  • Government Officials
  • RBI, IRDA, NABARD, IBA, UIDAI, NPCI
  • CMDs
  • CIOs
  • CTOs
  • CROs
  • CISOs

The two key components that form the core digital movement are a) digitization and b) digitalization. While Digitizing entails transforming into digital format anything which is currently manual or paper-based, Digitalizing is a whole new way of thinking creating a paradigm shift. These revolutionary processes enable banks to explore and experiment with disruptive technologies and business processes such as AI, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation, and Cyber Security to design best-in-class BFSI services.

Customer expectations of technology continue to evolve – and for those in the financial services sector that means action has become an imperative. Although digitalization promises robust security and cost-efficiency, its true potential lies in delivering “value” to customers. 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 is changing significantly.

The entry barriers to traditional Banks have been disrupted with new specialized entrants and emerging business models blurring the lines between business and technology. The traditional approach to creating value in Banking through growth and efficiency and advantages realized through acquisition, new markets and product offerings seem short lived.

5th february 2021 DAY 3 - Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation: What Next?

Digital India was launched by our Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on July 1, 2015 with a vision to Transform India into a Digitally Empowered Society & Knowledge Economy by

  • Building digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen;
  • Building capacities of the citizen to be digitally empowered;
  • Creating governance and public services on demand;
  • Making digital resources available in Indian languages;
  • Making Financial Transactions Cashless & Electronic;

 

  • Transforming India into a Digitally Empowered Society & Knowledge Economy
  • Governance and Transformation: Role of Digitalization
  • Informed Citizens, Effective Governance, Digital Communications and Deliveries
  • Digital Transformation of States: A Modern-day Face-Lift to Effective Governance through Emerging Technologies
  • Progressive and Future Generation Technologies driving the Digital Movement
  • Data, Privacy and Effective Governance
  • The Future of Digital Transformation – What Next?
  • 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

Digital India is an umbrella programme that covers multiple Ministries and Departments to weave 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. While each individual element stands on its own, but is also part of the larger picture. Digital India is being implemented by the entire Government machineries 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

6th february 2021 DAY 4 - 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. 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  •  
  • 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.

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

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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