Celebrating Digital Transformation, Courtesy CII-CDT Dx Summit & Awards 2019
The CII-Tata Communications Centre for Digital Transformation organised its flagship programme, the Digital Transformation (DX) Summit & Awards 2019 at New Delhi on December 17 & 18, 2019 at Hotel Hyatt Regency.
The DX Summit discussed the need for creating a top to bottom digital culture, forthcoming business challenges, the importance of upskilling for building sustainable businesses of tomorrow and much more. As an outcome, CII-CDT will play a pivotal role in catalysing digital transformation.
Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary - Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India ("MEITY"), in his address mentioned that "India has a great future and potential to explore and increase the usage of technology in building a Digital India." He appreciated CII's initiative of creating the CDT. He assured MEITY's support to CII-CDT in handholding the MSMEs in their DX journey.
The Summit witnessed the launch of DXcel - the Digital Transformation Excellence Model of the CII-CDT. DXcel is a unique tool, which will allow companies to understand where they are in their digital transformation journey. DXcel was launched by Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Past President – CII, Co-founder & Past CEO - Infosys & Chairman - Axilor Ventures.
Mr. Gopalakrishnan in his address said that the "World economy will triple from current $80 trillion to $240 trillion in 30 years. India will quadruple its wealth by 2035. Every industry will transform and digital transformation would play a major role in the same."
Ms. Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM in her address said that Digital Transformation’s fast pace is underlined by the mind-boggling numbers that define digital India. India has highest per-user data consumption today. Aadhar and UPI have reached a billion users in 5 and 3 years respectively.
Lt Gen. (retd) Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Co-ordinator, PMO in his address at the Thought Leadership session, stressed the importance of cybersecurity and the need to fight it collectively.
Another highlight of the Summit was the Digital Transformation Signature Campaign where industry stalwarts led by Mr. Gopalakrishnan signed the 7 commandments for taking forward the DX movement.
Mr. Amit Sinha Roy, Vice President Marketing, Tata Communications Ltd, highlighted how the CII-CDT was an effective platform to bridge technology providers and users giving impetus to realising the 5 Tn USD potential of the Indian economy. It brings the industry together to spur digital adoption and innovation. Mr. Rudramuni B, Co-Chair, CDT, VP & India R & D Head, Dell Technologies, stressed the inevitability of digital transformation for organisations. He urged them, including MSMEs, to adopt DXcel as a platform and a lever. Mr. Vijay Thadani Co-Chair, CDT, Vice Chairman & MD, NIIT Limited, emphasised that development of the MSME sector through digital transformation is one of the major focus areas of CII-CDT.
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