SME Times News Bureau | 14 Aug, 2018
The data protection law that
sets up a framework for data-driven innovation and entrepreneurship is expected
to come into force in the next few months, said Gopalakrishnan S, Joint
Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) on Monday.
Inaugurating the 'Big Data and Analytics Conclave 2018' orgainsed by
FICCI in association with MeitY, the official said a robust data protection policy to ensure a free and fair digital
Indian economy is on the anvil.
Gopalakrishnan said that the law would aim at restricting the misuse and
abuse of personal data to ensure a free and fair digital Indian economy.
He said there was a need for
large volumes of data in various languages for which data exchange is
imperative. The IT Ministry was working on it and the facility would soon be
ready for use.
R Vimala, Chief Executive
Office, Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM), underlined
the need for collection of data appropriately and analysing it judiciously for
the benefit of the people in rural India. D
ata analytics has a major
role to play in empowering and enriching the lives of the vast sea of people in
the villages, she added.
Lovneesh Chanana, Vice
President, Digital Government, SAP India, gave the industry perspective on
accelerating value creation through intelligent technologies.
He highlighted the need for
creation of a Multi stakeholder dialogue to drive artificial intelligence in
India and pointed to strategic areas of focus such as research and innovation,
work organisation and redesign, skilling and cyber security etc.
He said that the digital era
is evolving into an intelligence era. Dwelling on the extent of skill
availability in companies for digital transformation, he said that there was
substantial skill gap in all the skill domains in the digital space. This was
true especially for digital mega trends such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence
and big Data Analytics.
Avik Sarkar, Head ? Data
Analytics Cell, NITI Aayog, while emphasising the critical role of data
analytics in transforming the lives of the people said that the data analytics
journey for India had just begun as the reliance was merely on primary surveys
Nirankar Saxena, Deputy
Secretary General, FICCI, urged industry and the government to evolve a
mechanism to serve the common man and initiate steps to use the mechanism to
empower the developing world as a protocol.