Industry and Policy Makers Come Together for ESDM Sector at GCCS 2017
5th edition of Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS 2017) is being held in New Delhi, on 23-24 November 2017. There are various Curtain Raiser events being held on November 20-21, 2017 including the one with theme ‘ESDM Sector in India’
Speaking on Government’s role in nurturing ESDM sector in India, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Rakesh, Joint Secretary, MeitY, said: “This is an opportune time & right occasion to discuss the concern of the electronic industry. He gave an analogy of body and mind to suggest the electronic hardware is the body while software is the mind and there is need to have a healthy body as well as mind to develop and nurture sustainable development of ICT sector”.
The curtain raiser event” Rising ESDM Sector in India” also saw three launches: Design and Development of NavIC Receiver, Microprocessor Development Programme, Investment Promotion: Hands on Programme for Mobile Handset Engineers Phase II. The concerned team/scientists were also felicitated during the launch session.
Mr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY said “It’s a matter of great pride that GCCS is happening in India which has provided us platform to review what is happening in ESDM Sector”. With the review of NPE, we are at watershed moment to make sure we build on this initial momentum and make strong & sturdy roots to achieve the growth trajectory we have envisaged. He also referred about the initiatives taken in Adhar, on-going innovation in microprocessor development and landmark success in conditional access system and unpenetrated opportunity in medical electronics which is still underpenetrated.
Mr.Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary emphasized that it is an achievement for India for brining GCCS to India with participant and dignitaries from all over the world. The exponential growth in Mobile handset sector has shown what as a country India can achieve in Electronics. We also need to understand the economics and dynamics of various countries that can complete our ecosystem. He concluded that the growth will be coming from opportunities from various domains such as healthcare, agriculture, etc. which gives us room to design, innovate and grow.
Delivering the closing remarks Mr. Harish Krishnan, Vice President MAIT said, “We are at the cusp of breakthrough and there is a need for India to “Manufacture for the world” considering the huge world market of 2.4 trillion dollars and cost of manufacturing in India is declining due to Government increased focus.”
The session ended with the Panel Discussion on “Electronics-Road Ahead” Moderated by Mr. Vinod Sharma, Managing Director, Deki Electronics with eminent panel comprising of Mr. Sanjay Kumar Rakesh, Joint Secretary, MeitY, Dr. Debashish Dutta, Group Coordinator, R & D, MeitY, Mr. Ashok Dhawan, Managing Director and VP, Flextronics’s Kiron Shah, Managing Director, Velankani Group, Shri Hariom Rai, Co-Founder & Director, LAVA,Shri Manish Sharma, President & CEO, Panasonic India & South Asia (TBD),Moderator: Shri Vinod Sharma, Managing Director, Deki Electronics. The discussion between the industry and Government, focused on what we have achieved and what needs to be done to improve the ESDM sector in the country.