CSI Panel on Affordable Computing – Part 1

The Computer Society of India’s 45th Annual Convention in Mumbai held last week had a panel on Affordable Computing. I was amongst the nine panelists.

The focus of the panel was on seeing how government and industry can work together to forge a new path forward for affordable computing in India.  This was the panel brief:

India is on the threshold of emerging as a global super power. The biggest fallacy is that the infrastructure, technology bandwidth reach and coverage do not include the large multitude of our population. This population is primarily on the other side of digital divide but also facing barriers of language, technology and resources.

Is it not the responsibility of the Government and/or Industry to address the same? It is not only a corporate social responsibility but also a great business opportunity. The conclave brings together IT Secretaries, CEO and CIOs on one panel/ platform to look into the issues opportunities and challenges that are possible.

Over the next few days, I will outline the points I made, and summarise the key points the other panelists mentioned.

Continued tomorrow.

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