The Convergence India 2018 expo and Internet of Things India 2018 expo were inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Communication (IC) Manoj Sinha.
Speaking at the event, Manoj Sinha said, “Though we are the world’s second largest consumers of the Internet, more than two-thirds of our population is yet to be online.”
“We are reaching out to other countries to share the know-hows as well as know-whys,” added Sinha.
The Minister also released the knowledge paper titled, ‘Outlook for Indian Telecom and Broadcast Industry’, by Frost & Sullivan that analyses the latest market trends and captures the industry outlook for the telecom and media industries.
Urve Palo, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Republic of Estonia, explained how the Balkan nation of Estonia became the most advanced digital republic where the government is virtual and secure.
“Technology should be inculcated as an active medium for social transformation. Therefore, it needs to be ubiquitous and available. Regulatory and policy space has to change and has to embrace data driven algorithms,” said R. S. Sharma, Chairman, TRAI.
“Convergence India and IoT India are platforms for convergence of technologies and business exchange, with focus on telecom, IT, broadcast & digital media sectors, and IoT. This dynamic centre point, where rapidly evolving technology industry leaders meet to gather information and compare views on shared opportunities and challenges, attracts a worldwide audience,” said Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group.
With 684 participating companies spread over 25,000 square meter exhibit space, Convergence India and IoT India are hosted by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Exhibitions India Group (EIG).