[CODATA-international] A Special Talk on Data Democratization by Dr. Neeta Verma, Director General, NIC | 20 July at 4.00pm IST

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Fri Jul 16 08:17:43 EDT 2021

*Pune Knowledge Cluster, CODATA India National Committee & The Indian
National Science Academy Present*
*A Special Talk on Data Democratization*
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | 4pm to 5pm (IST)
About the Topic: Data has emerged as the key resource of the Digital
Economy. Citizens, Organizations and Society at large will benefit from the
democratization of data as it will become usable by anyone to derive
insights out of it and build inclusive solutions for the development of our
Speaker: *Dr. Neeta Verma, Director General, NIC*
Dr. Neeta Verma is the Director General of National Informatics Centre
(NIC). She has been spearheading the Digital Transformation initiatives
through development of Digital Platforms for Government. She led the
setting up of a technology platform for MyGov, a citizen engagement &
crowd-sourcing platform engaging over 14 million citizens. With extensive
experience in the field of open data, she has led the launch of Open Data
Platform to release government data in open for public good, development of
Mobile-First Strategy & formulation of Government Open Data License (GODL).
She is also guiding the productization of NIC’s popular solutions such as
eOffice, eHospital, eProcurement & many more. She has worked closely with
the Indian Judiciary, Government Ministries & State Governments during
their Digital Transformation journey. To leverage emerging technologies in
governance, she led the establishment of one of its kinds CoEs in
Blockchain, Application Security, Artificial Intelligence, Micro Services &
Data Analytics, which are working towards exploring applications of
emerging technologies in governance. During the COVID-19 crisis, apart from
ensuring a seamless provision of Network, Cloud to Messaging & VC Services,
she was also entrusted by the Government to manage a mobile application,
‘AarogyaSetu’, by far the most downloaded government application in India
(170 million downloads). She also led the development of RT- PCR app &
supervised the establishment of the Central Data Hub to ensure secure
exchange of Data among different IT systems of the Government. In 2019, she
was featured amongst top 55 inspiring women around the world showcasing the
prowess of technology in government.
Chaired by Prof. Ajit Kembhavi, Principal Investigator, Pune Knowledge
Cluster; Chairman, CODATA India National Committee
The Pune Knowledge Cluster (PKC.org.in) has been established by the Office
of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. The aim is
to bring together academia, R&D institutions and the industry of Pune and
its surrounding regions to address the challenging problems of the region
through innovative means, using scientific knowledge and engaging highly
skilled human resources.
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