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Monday, May 15 • 09:55 - 10:20
Learning from India’s eGovernment Transformation to Advance ICT4D Innovation for the SDGs

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The digital transformation taking place within the public sector in India as well as with humanitarian relief and development work across the digital development ecosystem sets the backdrop for an important discussion about key lessons and opportunities to advance ICT4D. On Monday, 15 May, during the morning plenary to kick off the 9th annual ICT4D conference in Hyderabad, India, Kate Wilson, the CEO of the Digital Impact Alliance will have a conversation with a high-level member of the IT Ministry of Telangana state. The discussion will explore India’s application of digital technology in government and the lessons it provides to others across the public and private sectors in our collective efforts to advance ICT4D innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

India’s eGovernment experience will be explored as well as the strategy underlying both India’s and Telengana’s transformation in the application of digital technology and the role of public-private partnerships in bringing that strategy to fruition. Key questions will focus on what takeaways countries can learn from India’s experience in eGovernment transformation, what has worked well and what others should do differently based on the India and Telengana cases. Other discussion topics will focus on how the IT Ministry in Telengana sees their efforts tying to the SDGs and what additional support from other digital development actors is needed to support efforts to reach the SDGs. For example, what are the opportunities for companies, NGOs and others to collaborate with the public sector? Be sure to attend this lively chat for key insights and takeaways for everyone to apply in their ICT4D program.

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Jayesh Ranjan

Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce and Information Technology Department, Telangana Government
Jayesh Ranjan is the Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments of the Telangana government. He is responsible for developing policy frameworks, attracting new investments, identifying opportunities of utilizing IT in various... Read More →
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Kate Wilson

Chief Executive Officer, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)
Kate Wilson believes that digital technology products, new technology policies and updated business model practices are required to make transformative change in the lives of the under-served and decrease the growing digital divide. Kate joined DIAL in February, 2016 as its CEO to... Read More →

Monday May 15, 2017 09:55 - 10:20 IST
Hall 3