Hyderabad: Telangana IT Minister K. Tarakarama Rao said that the state’s Digital push rests on five important pillars – Connectivity, Digital Literacy, Skilling, Innovation and Intellectual Property.
The Minister was speaking at the Round Table “Rethinking Governance in a Digital Economy” held on the sidelines of WCIT 2018 being held at Hyderabad.
Union Electronics and IT Minister Ravishankar Prasad Chaired the session in which IT Ministers from Armenia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and State Secretary from Sweden participated.
The session was moderated by BVR Mohan Reddy, former Chairman of NASSCOM.
Minister KTR outlined the various important IT initiatives that the state government has undertaken in the last three and half years. He spoke about the startups working at T-Hub in the fintech, cleantech and agritech sectors. Minister informed the participants about TWorks – India’s largest prototyping lab that is going to be set up in Telangana soon.
Offering the closing remarks to the session, Minister KTR proposed that the Union Government could set up a Cooperative Digital Platform to bridge the gap between the Digital haves and havenots.
The Minister also met the Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains on the sidelines of WCIT 2018.
Minister KTR met Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer of Salesforce at HICC today. Among the various areas of collaboration was a partnership with WE-Hub, to be launched by Telangana Government on March 8th 2018. (INN)