MUMBAI, (GNI): Dr. Guy Diedrich, VP & Global Innovation Officer – Country Digital Acceleration, Cisco Systems, Rajesh Srivastava, Mentor to Startups, Founding Fuel, Anil Nair, Chairman – CII 3rd Digitizing India Summit and Managing Director – Country Digital Acceleration, Cisco Systems India, Jane Karkada, CII Regional Director at CII Digitizing India Summit in Mumbai – photo by GNI
MUMBAI, (GNI): Digital Transformation has played a key role in accelerating the economic growth of the nation and has in recent times added a burst of renewed dynamism to the already dynamic business environment. Globally, it would be creating 133 million new jobs across various sectors in the next 3 years stated Dr Guy Diedrich, VP & Global Innovation Officer, Country Digital Acceleration Officer, Cisco Systems at the CII Digitizing India Summit 2019 where the theme was -Igniting the Digital Transformation of India.
“But It would also be reducing 75 million old jobs. The 133 million jobs would be new jobs in sectors including data analytics and cyber security,” Dr Diedrich explained.
According to Dr Diedrich, Digital Transformation helps in connecting the unconnected and in the process changing the lives of the underprivileged.
“We had under taken a project at Palghar which was unconnected to the rest of the world. By connecting them, you open up endless opportunities for quality healthcare and education, ” he said.
Digital Transformation is present all across the sectors these days. A vehicle registration which would take 79 days on an average a few years earlier gets done in just a day today. It also has the potential to solve some of India’s more serious problems like shortage of quality healthcare and education in rural areas.
“India is the world’s second largest digital adopter after Indonesia. Though we face a shortage of 500000 doctors, a patient even in rural corner of India can be given quality telemedicine today thus ensuring his longevity, ” Anil Nair, Chairman -CII Digitizing India Summit said.
He added that digital transformation can also be the solution to farmer deaths. ” With the use of technology like drones we can capture data on soil and assist in holistic farming. In the field of education too, with India facing a shortage of 1 million teacher, a student In a rural school can be provided with quality education through remote teaching,” Nair informed.
India’s new and emerging digital ecosystems is already present in areas such as digital logistics management.
Speaking on Internet of things for social impact, Amrita Chowdhary, Director, GAIA Smart cities explained that in India only 17-18 percent of sewage is treated.
” As a part of the Swacch Bharat Mission, the trucks carrying the sewage is tracked to check if they are actually sent for treatment or dumped half way through. This ensures that service contracts are fulfilled and accountability is met. We use similar technology to track medicines as well,” She added.ends