Pune Knowledge Cluster, CODATA India National Committee & The Indian National Science Academy Present
A Special Talk on Data Democratization
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | 4pm to 5pm (IST)
About the Topic: Data has emerged as the key resource of the Digital Economy. Citizens, Organizations and Society at large will benefit from the democratization of data as it will become usable by anyone to derive insights out of it and build inclusive solutions for the development of our society.
Speaker: Dr. Neeta Verma, Director General, NIC
Dr. Neeta Verma is the Director-General of the National Informatics Centre (NIC). She has been spearheading the Digital Transformation initiatives through the development of Digital Platforms for the Government. She led the setting up of a technology platform for MyGov, a citizen engagement & crowd-sourcing platform engaging over 14 million citizens. With extensive experience in the field of open data, she has led the launch of Open Data Platform to release government data in open for the public good, development of Mobile-First Strategy & formulation of Government Open Data License (GODL). She is also guiding the productization of NIC’s popular solutions such as eOffice, eHospital, eProcurement & many more. She has worked closely with the Indian Judiciary, Government Ministries & State Governments during their Digital Transformation journey. To leverage emerging technologies in governance, she led the establishment of one of its kinds CoEs in Blockchain, Application Security, Artificial Intelligence, Micro Services & Data Analytics, which are working towards exploring applications of emerging technologies in governance. During the COVID-19 crisis, apart from ensuring a seamless provision of Network, Cloud to Messaging & VC Services, she was also entrusted by the Government to manage a mobile application, ‘AarogyaSetu’, by far the most downloaded government application in India (170 million downloads). She also led the development of RT- PCR app & supervised the establishment of the Central Data Hub to ensure the secure exchange of Data among different IT systems of the Government. In 2019, she was featured amongst the top 55 inspiring women around the world showcasing the prowess of technology in government.
Chaired by Prof. Ajit Kembhavi, Principal Investigator, Pune Knowledge Cluster; Chairman, CODATA India National Committee
The Pune Knowledge Cluster (PKC.org.in
) has been established by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. The aim is to bring together academia, R&D institutions and the industry of Pune and its surrounding regions to address the challenging problems of the region through innovative means, using scientific knowledge and engaging highly skilled human resources.