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Digital India: Transforming India into a Digitally Empowered Nation
October 5, 2015Washington D.C., World Bank

India is on the cusp of an information technology revolution. In order to transform the entire ecosystem of public services through the use of information technology, the Government of India has undertaken the Digital India program with the vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Digital India focuses on providing easy accessibility of services to its citizens anytime from anywhere. Digital India also covers several development aspects such as promoting investments, improving ease of doing business, creating IT jobs, encouraging entrepreneurship, providing financial inclusion, promoting literacy, catalyzing growth across all sectors and encouraging women’s participation in the professional, economic and social arena. 

We welcome you to attend the Brown Bag Lunch seminar titled 'Digital India: Transforming India into a  Digitally Empowered Smart Nation, which will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Digital India initiative and its different pillars. Mr Ram Sewak Sharma, Chairman, TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) will discuss Aadhaar (Digital Identity Platform), Digital Locker (Seamless sharing of certificates online), DigiSign (Token-less, paperless digital signature process based on online authentication of digital identity) among other initiatives covered under the Digital India Program.  The talk will be followed by a panel discussion on Digital India and Digital IDs.

  • Presentation by Mr. Ram Sewak SharmaChairman of the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)

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  • Mr. Ram Sewak Sharma

    Chairman of the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)
    Mr. Ram Sewak Sharma currently serves as the Chairman of the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India). He has previously served as the Secretary of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) where he was responsible for spearheading key policies on Digital India. Prior to that he served as the Director General of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) (2009-2013). Mr. Sharma holds a Master’s degree in mathematics from IIT Kanpur and in Computer Science from the University of California.
  • Pierre Guislain

    Senior Director, Transport and ICT GP, World Bank
  • Subhash Chandra Garg

    Executive Director, World Bank
    Welcome Remarks
  • Samia Melhem

    Global Lead, Mainstreaming ICT, World Bank
  • Deepak Mishra

    Co-Director, World Development Report 2016 on Digital Dividends
  • Rajendra Singh

    Senior Regulatory Specialist, Transport and ICT Global Practice, World Bank
  • Philippe Dongier

    Senior Regional Advisor for South Asia, World Bank.