The first Digital Haryana Summit saw launch of IT & ESDM Policy, StartUp Policy, Cyber Security Policy and Tower Policy to take the state to a new level with respect to digital adoption.
Jointly organized by Government of Haryana and National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), the daylong summit was organized as part of the state’s Swarna Jayanti celebrations, where industry experts, visionaries, thought leaders, policy makers, and academicians came together to discuss the foundation of the state’s digital growth story.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, inaugurated the summit, along with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
Aligning with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Digital India, the Government of Haryana also launched SARAL Citizen delivery tracking Portal. In a step towards boosting the startup ecosystem in the city, the state government in association with NASSCOM announced the opening of startup warehouse in Gurgaon, with an eighty-four seater capacity along with a mobile application development incubation center within the warehouse.
The warehouse has already received more than 350+ applications from the startups for facility. The state government also launched Centre for IoT (Internet of Things), Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and incubation centres.
To promote innovation in the field of emerging technologies like IoT, Robotics and Artificial intelligence and create an ecosystem for the adoption of newer solutions in the industry, MeitY in partnership with state government of Haryana and NASSCOM announced launch of Center of Excellence in the state.
The Summit was aimed at driving a singular agenda for scripting the digital transformation of Haryana, by connecting the building blocks of digital governance, innovation and citizen partnership, and discussing the major changes and developments that will shape the digital future of the state.
The summit was attended by eminent speakers, including Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of communication, Government of India; Birender Singh, Union Minister for Steel, Government of India; Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce & Industries, Government of India; Vipul Goel, Minister for Industries & Commerce, Government of Haryana; Ram Bilas Sharma, Minister of Education & Technical Education, Government of Haryana; Narbir Singh, Minister of Public Works (B&R) and Forests, Government of Haryana; Om Prakash Dhankar, Minister for Agriculture, Development & Panchayats Government of Haryana; Devender Singh, Principal Secretary, Electronics & IT and Civial Aviation, Government of Haryana Vijayendra Kumar, Secretary, IT & MD, Hartron, Government of Haryana; Anant Maheshwari, Executive Council, NASSCOM & India Head Microsoft; Rajiv Singh, Executive Vice Chairman, DLF; Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Vice President, IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council, NASSCOM; and Mohit Thukral, Senior Vice President and Global Business Leader, GENPACT, among others.