Digital India needs a Foundation of Trust

In my previous article, I had written about the need for a citizen experience centric approach as being mandatory for the success of Digital India. For a wide spread adoption of the Digital initiative, we must ensure that the citizens can trust the government to deliver high quality, reliable services. The point of comparison for…

Chunnambar, beach on digital map now

Now tourists visiting the Promenade Beach and Chunnambar Beach resort will be able to access hi-speed Internet with the famed tourist spots being Wi-Fi enabled as part of the Digital India campaign. The Wi-Fi facility has been rolled out by BSNL in association with the Directorate of Information Technology of the Puducherry government. To start…

Mobility & Digital Transformation

Happiest Minds is a next generation digital transformation, infrastructure, security and product engineering services company with 1450+ people, 16 locations and serving over 100 customers. Responding to competitive pressures and leveraging emerging opportunities today mandates prompt uptake of digital transformation at the enterprise level. With the digital imperative changing the rules of the game, digital…

Leveraging digital tech to take education to higher level

Immediately after attaining independence, India chose to focus on providing Higher Education opportunities within the country and as a result managed to establish institutions of repute that have successfully attracted top quality minds both in terms of students as well as teachers. However after more than six decades of independence, the country is continuing to…

Why eHealth is a key pillar of Digital India

Today, I feel excited to see the government embrace and support the move towards a Digital India. In my mind, digital technologies do 3 fundamental things for any consumer. First, it provides access to Knowledge, Information & Products in the most democratic manner – information is no longer the preserve of a select fortunate few.…

Viacom18 announces new entity ‘Viacom18 Digital Ventures’

One of India’s fastest growing multi-platform entertainment networks, Viacom18 has announced its new digital business, Viacom18 Digital Ventures bridging traditional broadcasting and digital innovation. Viacom has handpicked Gaurav Gandhi, an industry expert from within organization, as the Chief Operating Officer of this venture. His new role is effective 1st August 2015. Gandhi has earlier served…

Digital India needs a Citizen-centric Experience

With over 1.25 Billion people, the only sustainable means in India for delivering services from the government to the citizens in a transparent and timely manner is through the Internet. This makes the need for a designing Citizen Experience with the least common denominator in mind a strategic imperative for PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India. The Internet has…

Net neutrality will boost investment

Over the past two decades, India has seen phenomenal growth in internet penetration. The number of users may touch half a billion by 2018 from the present 260 million. This impacted economic growth and paved the way for freedom of speech and realisation of true democracy. Given the central role played by internet in the…