Asean-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ Start Up Conference InSpreneur Opens To An Inspiring Start

1/6/2018 11:43:55 AM
written By : Team India Se Print

An apt prelude to the two-day Asean-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the IndiaSingapore/Asean Entrepreneurship Bridge (InSpreneur), was inaugurated yesterday with a focus to connect start-ups and investors in India and Singapore and to promote collaboration in the Asean region.

Speaking at its opening, India’s High Commissioner to Singapore, HE Javed Ashraf said that digitization is a silent revolution that is changing the face of India. Today more than 250,000 villages have been connected by broadband and this is “Changing the lives on those living on the margins of hope,” he said.

The High Commissioner also emphasized the fact the fact that both Singapore and India could work together to speed up digitization in the Asean region. “Together we can transform the digital landscape of Asean,” he said.

Raman Roy, Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), spoke added that the revenues from IT and BPM (Business Process Management) is expected to touch S225 billion with 23 per cent coming from digital technology.

Sanjay Jain, Chief Innovation Officer, CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad: Core Member Aadhar, Fellow iSPIRIT shared details of the India Digital Stack (India’s successful model of Aadhar UID-enabled governance, public services, financial inclusion and payment systems) stating that this has improved the quality of lives.

At the event, India Se had the opportunity to exclusively interview Rahul Narayan, the founder of Team Indus, the only Indian team and one of the four globally, that is attemption to win the Google Lunar X Prize mission. The mission is a challenge that call for teams to design and land a space craft on the moon. “We hope to land our space craft sometime in the second half of this year,” he said.



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