The CEOs’ interactive session on digital economy was organised by NASSCOM,FICCI, American Chamber of Commerce, Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research (C-DEP) and the Centre for Knowledge Sovereignty on 3rd May 2012 in Mumbai. BJP National President, Nitin Gadkari, was the chief guest at the session, which was attended by Naina Lal Kidwai, FICCI; Som Mittal, Nasscom; P.Balaji – Sony Mobile; Debjani Ghosh, Intel; Sanjeev Gupta, Accenture; Jaijit Bhattacharya, C-DEP; Deepak Ghaisas, GCV Life Pvt Ltd; Kaku Nakhate, Bank of America; and few others.
The speakers at the session spoke about the following:
• e- Governance
• The current scenario of the Indian technology industry
• Issues plaguing the technology sector
• Industry role in executing different e-Governance projects
National President, Bharatiya Janata Party
“Policies need to have continuity and consistency so that they’re predictable for businesses. It’s not a challenge to keep international investors interested in the market”
Speaking at the event, Nitin Gadkari said, “Politics alone isn’t enough to bring about socioeconomic transformation. Entrepreneurship is the key.”
On the subject of roll out of e-Governance systems, Nitin Gadkari said, “Technology providers should focus on creating the best technologies. They should also propose nationwide rollouts. We can work with our own governments as well as where we’re in opposition, to manage the consensus for such implementations”.
On the subject of social media, Shri Nitin Gadkari had this to say, “We do wish to allow freedom of speech, but that should not be misused to destroy someone’s life. We need to propose an integrated policy solution, which takes care of concerns at both ends, instead of pushing for complete freedom without any restrictions.”