The largest conglomeration of ICT practitioners and experts to meet in New Delhi: Press Release

Three parallel conferences, egov India 2006, Digital Learning India 2006 and Indian Telecentre Forum will bring together 700 high-level participants from public sector, private sector and academia from India and world over.

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New Delhi 23 August 2006


The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Government of India and United Nations Development Program are co-organising three joint conferences on 23-25 August 2006 at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, India. These are egov India 2006, Digital Learning India 2006 and Indian Telecentre Forum 2006. Organized by the Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS) a leading research organization from India, the three joint conferences will see around 700 high-level domain experts, policy makers and industry leaders.


With the theme “Vision 2010”, these conferences would focus on the milestones to be achieved, strategies and steps to be adopted to leap forward to a much more developed and prosperous nation. It will provide a platform to deliver and deliberate on the realities and strategies of e-Governance, e-Learning and Rural Telecentres in India.


It will have a grand inauguration, which will set the vision statement of the conference and will be graced by Kapil Sibal, Minister for Oceanography and Science and Technology, Government of India, Kraisorn Pornsutee, Permanent Secretary, Royal Thai Government, Kiran Karnik, NASSCOM President, Maxine Olson, Resident Representative, UNDP, Dr. M S Swaminathan, Chairman, MSSRF among others.


The conferences are receiving sincere commitment and support from UNDP, USAID, The Asia Foundation, National Institute of Smart Government (NISG), GESCI,, PLAN, Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO), SIDA and has got overwhelming response from private companies like SAP, Nortel, Alcatel, Adobe, Cisco Systems, Microsoft among many others.


Joint conferences spread over 3 days in plenary as well as parallel tracks will have around 200 speakers who will talk on important issues reflecting present situation and future aspirations of e-Governance, e-Learning and Rural Telecentres in India.                                                                                                                                                                  With eminent speakers such as R. Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication, Government of India Subash Khuntia, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Basheerahmad Shadrach, Senior Programme Officer,, Wajahat Habibullah, Chief Information Commissioner, India, Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director, Microsoft, the conference will provide a great learning experience and a platform for sharing ideas.


The ICT joint conference will host a 3-day exhibition that will showcase the latest e-solutions, services, initiatives and case studies from across Asia and beyond. Professional service providers, IT vendors, consulting firms, government agencies and national/international development organizations involved in the ICT, e-Governance and telecentres and education domain are participating in the exhibition.