New Delhi: Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari on Tuesday said that as India grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, technology is helping to bridge social and economic gaps, as well as fostering innovation and change and all It is providing a huge opportunity to provide inclusive growth for Speaking at Microsoft’s annual flagship event ‘Future Ready’, Maheshwari said that “technological intensity is the engine of future preparedness in small and large businesses and industries and has been accelerated by the pandemic”.
From trends such as Metaverse and Zero Trust Security and Hybrid Workplace, experts emphasized the need for businesses and organizations to accelerate the technological intensity to realize India’s vision to become a truly digital economy.
Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog said, “Starting from the Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile (JAM) trinity, to biometric, e-locker and digital signature, we have truly grown and evolved.”
He told Virtual, “As far as the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is concerned, the linking of all these banks has been transformative. If you look at the fintech movement, many young unicorns have actually ventured into the insurance space or even the stock markets. has changed.”
India is making at least three unicorns a month.
Kant emphasized, “We are able to do this because our young entrepreneurs are harnessing this data and using it to make technological leaps forward and that is what India needs to do. We need all these tools of technology.” There is a need to leapfrog into emerging areas, be it metaverse or artificial intelligence, because India has the size and scale of data and use cases that no other country has.”
Dr Devi Shetty, President and Executive Director, Narayana Health, said that India can make healthcare better using preventive, predictive, accessible technology without compromising on empathy and trust.
He insisted, “Technology will give rich people what they always had, in a better format, but technology will also give poor people what they could never have dreamed of, and that’s the beauty of it.” What will technology do to democratize healthcare?
In a session, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran said that the acceleration of ‘Bridgital’ is the way forward.
first published:Jan. 11, 2022, 9:03 p.m.