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MUMBAI: In a bid to help speed up the transition to a vibrantly Digital India, Times Networkannounced the launch of the Second Digital India Summit (SDIS). The Network claims that the summit will lead the country on the path to digitalization by providing the leaders and digital evangelists a platform to ideate on important areas and issues, and also by recognizing and honouring individuals, businesses and organizations that are harnessing the power of information, communication and technology and digital tools.

SDIS will be telecast on Times Now and ET Now. The summit will get under way on 22 March 2016, with a day-long event in New Delhi, which will begin with a keynote address from the union minister of communications and information technology, Ravi Shankar. The session will be addressed by Dell’s Asia Pacific and Japan president Amit Midha and Dell emerging markets chairman.

Times Network managing director and CEO M K Anand said, “India is surging ahead on the path of progress, powered by young, creative, digitally-savvy people and a strong government emphasis on the best use of information, communication and technology to usher in digitization across cities and platforms. As the nation's most influential network with the biggest English and business news channels that inform and empower viewers, Times Network is proud to announce the second digital India summit. Our goal is to contribute to transforming India into a global economic superpower over the next decade, and we are confident that the second digital India summit will create a significant positive impact.”

The day will conclude with the Digital India Summit awards being given out to those leaders whose efforts and initiatives have contributed the most to the Digital India Summit’s primary objectives to help India on the path to transform business processes, improve delivery of public services and thereby to create a positive impact on society. SDIS works to identify and honour the top individual torchbearers harnessing the power of ICT and digital.

To promote SDIS, Times Network says that it will run and exhaustive high-decibel call-for-entries campaign to invite participation from businesses and organizations that are harnessing the power of technology and transforming businesses and lives of people. The entire process, from call for entries to the selection and short listing process, through an eminent jury meet, and finally, the winners’ announcement and felicitation on the awards night, will flow across a month.

The awards are divided into two parts, Good For India and Good For Organizations.

While the Good For India awards recognize the initiatives taken by stakeholders towards the accomplishment of the digital India dream, on other hand the Good for Organizations awards will recognize organizations that have made the first move towards digital India by using ICT in integrating people, processes and data to achieve business transformation and growth.

Good for India has seven categories - e-governance solutions, e-education learning solutions, e- healthcare delivery solutions, skills and employment solutions, energy solutions, environmental solutions and agricultural solutions. Good for organizations has four categories under digital enterprise which are manufacturing, services, digital start-up innovators and digital social innovation.

Supporting the event are the lead and award partner Huwaei, lead partners GTL Infrastructure and Union Bank of India, knowledge partner MAIT and Tech 4 good partner NASSCOM foundation.

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