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Governance Now 2nd GCloud & Data Centre Virtual Summit and Awards 2020

Opening new possibilities in e-Governance with Cloud and new technologies


Governance Now, a premier publication on public policy and governance is organising 2nd Edition of GCloud & Data Centre Virtual Summit and Awards 2020. The summit is a platform for the centre and state governments to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the cloud and data centre.

During the pandemic, we have seen how the cloud played an important role to keep critical services up and running. The summit will focus on how data centres and cloud services are enabling governance transformation in the country and the evolving landscape of data centres to keep them relevant to the changing needs.

Key Speakers


Dr Rajendra Kumar

Additional Secretary
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India

Dr Neeta Verma

Director General
National Informatics Centre (NIC)

Dr Omkar Rai

Director General
STPI, MeitY
Government of India

Shri Rahul Kapoor

Director (Smart Cities-I)
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Government of India

Shri Jayesh Ranjan

Principal Secretary (IT)
Information Technology, Electronics and Communications Department
Government of Telangana

Shri Alok Shekhar

Principal Secretary
Department of Investment Promotion, Industries & Commerce, and Department of Information Technology
Government of Punjab

Shri Manoj Kumar Mishra

Secretary
Electronics & Information Technology Department
Government of Odisha


Shri Saurabh Jain

Secretary (IT)
Department of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of Kerala

Shri Abhishek Krishna

Joint CEO (IT)
Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC)

Shri Sameer Vishnoi

Chief Executive Officer
Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society (CHiPS)



Smt. Neha Prakash

Special Secretary
Department of IT & Electronics
Government of Uttar Pradesh


Shri B Sundar

Special Secretary (IT)
Department of Information Technology, Electronics and Communications
Government of Andhra Pradesh

Shri Golok Kumar Simli

CTO, Passport Seva Project
Ministry of External Affairs
Government of India

Smt Uma Chauhan

Senior Director & Scientist G
MeitY, Government of India

Dr Prabir G Dastidar

Scientist G, Adviser
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Government of India

Shri Pramod Agarwal

Technical Director
Department of Information Technology & Communication
Government of Rajasthan

Shri Sanjay Gaden

Head, SeMT
Gujarat

Shri Sunit Bhattacharya

Head - State Data Centre
Government of West Bengal

Shri Vinay Kumar Gangwar

Head - SeMT
Government of Uttar Pradesh

Shri Sohan Nautiyal

Head - SeMT
Government of Odisha

Shri Pramod Agrawal

Vice President & Regional CTO
Automation Anywhere

Shri Vikas Jain

Solution Architect Government and Defence
Nutanix India

Shri Naresh Purohit

Head Systems Engineer
North & East
Nutanix India

Shri Rajesh Ranjan

Associate Director, Government Advisory
KPMG

.......and more   


Key Discussion Areas

  • Utilising the Power of cloud and new technologies
  • Reinventing Data Centres
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Cloud Application
  • Cloud Data security
  • New Models, innovations and technologies
  • Opting the right Cloud-based digital transformation strategy
  • Addressing the challenges
  • Best Practices and next practices
  • Success Stories from the Centre and States
  • Capacity building and upskilling

Who Should Attend

  • Centre & State Governments
  • State & Centre PSUs
  • Centre & State NIC
  • IT Nodal Agencies & SeMT
  • SMART Cities Mission



Draft Agenda



10.00 am – 10.05 am

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10.05 am - 10.10 am

Welcome Address by Governance now



10.15 am- 11.45 am

Transforming Digital Governance with Cloud and New Technologies



11.45 am – 12.30 pm

Panel Discussion: Leveraging Cloud, Data Centres and new technologies for Digital Transformation in Government



12.30 pm – 12.45 pm

Tech Talk



01.00 pm – 02.00 pm

Panel Discussion: Empowering Digital Transformation in States with Cloud, & New Technologies



02.00 pm – 02.45 pm

Panel Discussion: Digital Innovations in Government Data Centres



03.00 pm Onwards

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