IPCIDE annual conference on State of India’s Digital Economy, 2024

16 Feb, 2024

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IPCIDE Annual Conference on
State of India’s Digital Economy (SIDE) 2024
February 16th, 2024
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The ICRIER Prosus Centre for Internet and Digital Economy (IPCIDE) held its second annual conference on February 16th, 2024, at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. The conference featured the launch of the second iteration of the flagship report, titled “State of India’s Digital Economy (SIDE) 2024”. The report measures and analyses India’s digital transformation using the Connect-Harness-Innovate-Protect-Sustain (CHIPS) framework which captures both the opportunities and risks of digitalization. It provides two complementary indices – CHIPS (Economy) and CHIPS (User), capturing both the scale of the network and depth of technology adoption. Part I of the report compares India vis-a-vis the G20 countries, while Part II extends the CHIP framework to present a sub-national analysis. Read more […]

IPCIDE Annual Conference 2024
State of India’s Digital Economy
February 16th, 2024 | 09:00 am – 4:30 pm
Taj Mansingh Hotel, New Delhi, India


09:00 – 9:30 am: Registration

9:30 – 10:45 am: Inaugural Session and Launch of the Report

9:30 – 9:40 am: Welcome Remarks
Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, ICRIER

9:40 – 9:45 am: Launch of the Report

9:45 – 10:05 am: Report Presentation
Deepak Mishra, Director & CE ICRIER

10:05 – 10:25 am: Industry perspective
Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM

10:25 – 10:40 am: Keynote Address
by Minister (to be confirmed)

10:40– 10:45 am: Vote of Thanks
Sehraj Singh, Managing Director (India), Prosus


10:45 – 11:00 am: Tea Break


11:00 am – 12:00 pm Panel 1: Investing in Meaningful Connectivity

Neeraj Mittal, Secretary, Department of Telecom
Helani Galpaya, CEO, LIRNEasia
Michael Ginguld, Chief Strategy Officer, AirJaldi
Rohit Prasad, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

Aruna Sundararajan, Former Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology; former Secretary, Department of Telecommunications


12:00 – 1:00 pm Panel 2: India’s Techade for Businesses, Individuals and Governments

S. Krishnan, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Rajesh Bansal, CEO, Reserve Bank of India Innovation Hub
Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Board of Governors, ICRIER
Sangeeta Gupta, Senior VP & Chief Strategy Officer, NASSCOM
C V Madhukar, CEO, Co-Develop

R. Chandrashekhar, Chairman of the Centre for The Digital Future and is associated with several organizations in advisory roles and Board positions.


1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch


2:00 – 3:00 pm Panel 3: The Future of AI: Big Tech Monopoly or Open-Source Technology

Pramod Bhasin, Chairperson, ICRIER & DSCI
Carl Benedikt Frey, Dieter Schwarz Associate Professor of AI & Work, Oxford Internet Institute
Venkatesh Hariharan, India Representative, Open Invention Network & Public Policy Advisor, FOSS United
Payal Malik, Visiting Professor, ICRIER

Urvashi Aneja, Founder & Executive Director, Digital Futures Lab


3:00 – 4:00 Panel 4: Safe and Secure Internet in India

Payal Arora, Professor of Inclusive AI Cultures at Utrecht University and Co-founder of FemLab
Vinayak Godse, CEO, Data Security Council of India
Narendra Nath Gangavarapu, Joint Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat, Government of India
N S Nappinai, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court & Founder, Cyber Saathi

Chair: Auguste Tano Kouamé, World Bank Country Director, India


4:00 – 4:30 pm: Vote of thanks followed by high tea