Technology is the key to making India a five trillion dollar economy,” said Dr Bipin Kumar in his inaugural speech of the Technological Development Conclave held at Delhi.
Reinstating the point, renowned physician and former Cabinet Minister, Government of India, CP Thakur, said that the youth should be equipped for the new India. He also emphasised the need for unlearning and relearning to make them major contributors to the Indian GDP.
Dr Snehasis Mukhopadhyay of Purdue University reinforced the concept of smart city, the use of algorithms, and data analysis to create smart cities and organisations. He stressed the idea of new India through a much faster pace of technology adaptation but with human monitoring to create a cost-effective organisation.
Dr Kundana Lal of Vitti Technologies emphasised the fact that while India has all the resources, government entities including government departments need to digitalise at an even faster pace, and entity dynamism is the call of the hour.
Dr Antarpreet Singh Director Indian School of Business spoke about the basic principles of AI. He stressed that India’s target for technology contribution to GDP was one trillion by 2021 as compared to Google’s 2.5 trillion, however, we have achieved only one per cent of the actual target as envisioned by the IT Ministry in 2018.
IAS and ex-nominee United Nations, Dr Markendeya Rai, spoke about the need to remove red tapeism and create PSU’s inline with private organisations i.e. without any political interventions so that they are made accountable and target driven for the new India.
The Chancellor Confederation of Indian University, Dr Priyaranjan Trivedi, spoke on the need for a far more developed curriculum for graduates of tomorrow and to take the course into consideration with developed organisations globally. He also stressed the need to make PSUs more productive through Independent Monitoring Systems and HR experts to evaluate on monthly basis the corrections required to outperform global competitors.
Entrepreneur Rahul Deo, in his closing speech, summed up the programme with the request to collate all the inputs and submit a report to the Government of India stressing that we are already late in the new industrialization and India stands at 6th in the rank for the global ranking in use of technology, which is indicating China as number one.
The programme was addressed by eminent scholars and speakers from the government.