Secure IT 2011, the national convention on ICT in public safety, security and disaster management was organised on 20th April 2011 in The Claridges, Delhi. The event was co-organised by Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology and National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), Government of India, and was second in series organised jointly by by eGov magazine of Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd. and Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS).
Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communication and Information Technology and Human Rural Development graced the event with his presence and launched World Education Summit 2011, scheduled from (13th to 15th July 2011) and eWorld Forum 2011, (1st to 3rd August, 2011) at the Ashok, New Delhi.
Kapil Sibal appreciated Dr Ravi Gupta, Editor-in-chief, eGov magazine on ICT promotion and dissemination among stake holders and organising the event like Secure IT. “Where there is technology there is no human resource and where there is suffice human resource technology is not developed. India has both and thus India will be the world leader,” said the minister highlighting the prospects of India in ICT development.
The one day convention discussed various security issues from homeland security applications, disaster management to cyber security issues and solutions. The participants of the convention included government officials, security experts, solution providers, industry and academia who deliberated upon strengthening the homeland security and disaster management.
Shri Sibal felicitated Shri BC Nayak, Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, for his contribution on geospatial technology in security and disaster management of hydrocarbon industry. Also present on the occasion was Anil Sinha, Vice Chariman, Bihar State Disaster Management Authority Chairman & CoFounder, Global Forum for Disaster Reduction, Sanjiv Mittal, CEO, National Institute of Smart Governance and Dr Amarjeet Kaur, Director, Centre for Disaster Management, GGS Indraprastha University.
Addressing the event, Dr MP Narayanan, President, CSDMS, said “ICT applications for prediction and management of disaster is sine-quo-non for any country and this applied with geo spatial data would lead to effective and efficient management of homeland security and disasters.”