Governance Now Smart Networks Conclave

Smart India, where citizens don’t have to stand in a queue and wait to get services from the government, where citizen lives in a smart society to make lives hassle free, which has entrepreneurship and employment opportunities, where people and devices are connected, is not a fiction anymore. To make this a true story government of India has come up with its two flagship programmes – Digital India and Smart Cities. For the transparent and responsive government and to create digitally empowered economy, the government has announced Digital India which envisions to create digital infrastructure as a core utility to every citizen, offering government services on demand, and to create digitally empowered citizens and reaching out to peripheries. Similarly, to make cities livable and citizen friendly, government has announced the development of 100 Smart cities.


​Smart Cities, Digital India and other modernisation programmes need smart network infrastructure as its backbone. Smart Networks are the result of the three components – IoT (Internet Of Things), Big Data & Cloud Computing. The confluence of telecom, software, network virtualization and cloud computing, can transform the network model and enable the efficient delivery. The capabilities of smart networks become even more important in shaping the network to deliver optimal user experiences for big programmes like Digital India and Smart Cities.


According to Gartner the investments in the 'Digital India' initiative, led by a focus to allow access of government services on mobile devices, expansion on broadband and planning for smart cities, will be a stimulus for Indian government's IT initiatives. Under the Digital India programme, all central government ministries and departments are expected to extend their services such as health services, education, judicial services etc though a digital platform. The Union government alone has allocated Rs 1 lakh crore for this initiative to be spent before 2019.


​Along with IT ​ Telecom services will also be at par with IT expenditure and would become a $1.6 billion market, with the mobile network services sub-segment recording fastest growth of three percent in 2015 to reach $787 million for different government projects. While access to Internet is an indispensable part of any Smart Network powering a Smart India, the Internet is accessible to 20-24% percent of people in India.​​


To create a robust network infrastructure for Digital India, Smart Cities and various modernization projects, Governance Now is organising Smart Networks Conclave on 7th October 2015 at The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road, New Delhi.


Key Participants

  • Department of Post
  • Department of Electronics and IT
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
  • Ministry of Finance ministry
  • Ministry of Urban Development
  • Ministry of Power
  • Ministry of Transport
  • Ministry of Home Affairs
  • NIC
  • NCRB

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