A new Data Protection Bill is being drafted to increase efficiency of use knowing it would be used by industry: Additional Secretary, Meity
Speaking at the CII International Technology Summit 2022 “Technology 4.0 Adoption, Adaptation & Enterprise Transformation: The Next Big Leap”, Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity), said digital transformation across government, industries, and MSMEs are at different levels of maturity; most MSMEs are far behind in technology adoption, and the challenge is cost reduction and scaling through technology adoption – Technology 4.0.
With world-class digital infrastructure and digital penetration even in rural areas, cybersecurity threat increases with sophistication/severity with India ranked 10th in the Global Cybersecurity Index; Dr Kumar says: “The government has put in place a long-term vision and has a proactive approach to dealing with emerging technologies and the threat levels that come with them. A modern set of cyber laws meets the needs, and the new draft is being developed for the data protection bill to increase the effective use of data with the certainty that data would be protected while allowing the data to be used by industry.
Emphasizing the importance of digital transformation and the caution required, Ms. Sharmistha Dasgupta, Deputy Director General (Scientist-G) of the National Center for Computing, said: “There will always be uses and abuses, which requires regulation. Data or information may be used to polarize opinions, manipulate public perception, spread misinformation/hate speech, etc. However, technological improvement is needed to live smarter, productively and improve outcomes in an enabling environment.
Stating that sustainability is an important indicator of this technologically advanced industrial revolution, Vijay Rai, Chairman of the CII Delhi Panel on Technology, said, “India’s economy is predominantly agrarian and the plight of farmers can be solved by technologies such as GPS. , GIS, localization, analysis of satellite data. In addition, the country can achieve better accessibility to health care through digital connectivity; remote sensing, GIS, GPS, satellite communication can help in disaster management and risk mitigation.
During the session titled “Leveraging Intelligent and Intelligent Automation as an Enabler for Business Transformation: AI, Data Analytics, IoT, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality and Deep Technologies”, Biswajit Bhattacharya, Partner and Leader of Automotive Industry India, South Asia, IBM India Pvt Limited, said: “Organizations that better adopt AI have achieved better financial results across all sectors and industries. A global snacks leader implemented an AI supply chain solution to synthesize supply chain data as well as COVID data and government logistics data to better plan business and was able to mitigate the loss. The disconnects are the untapped data and the challenge of identifying/extracting value from it; technology should aim to cope with cultural change, ecosystem complexities, and business processes.
Sachin Agarwal, Head AI, Sony India, was of the opinion that replacing human intelligence with AI is impossible, but it improves decision-making and speeds up processes.
Speaking of technology utility in aviation, Vinod Bhat, Chief Information Officer at Vistara, said, “In aviation, it helps to get accurate data to deliver a personalized customer experience; hyper-personalization is enabled, such as seat/food/preferences and class (economy/business) preferences. The fact is that unless AI meets business and regulatory requirements, the technology is not serving its purpose.
During the session, discussions focused on AI and ML as the backbone to create and deliver exceptional scale and value, intelligent automation and Industry 4.0 applications that drive transformation of the business value chain and productivity gains, data is oxygen: an innovative tool for business survival and a driver of revenue growth, Leveraging augmented reality/virtual reality, l ‘Industrial IoT and Associated Digital Technologies to Enhance Customer Experience, and Adopting, Adapting and Integrating Technology 4.0: Challenges and Opportunities.
The session on “Unleashing the Power of 5G and Smart Digital Networks: Ecosystems, Infrastructure, Devices, Technologies and Services” was moderated by Monika Gupta, VP (5G and Edge Group – Industry Use Cases and Partnerships) , Capgemini.
Navnit Nakra, CEO, India Region, One Plus, spoke about the role of OEMs and ecosystem players in India in relation to 5G, as India is leading the tech revolution and not just at the dawn of it. this, OEM perspective – future-ready technology – adding value at the customer end, investing in R&D not just manufacturing in India, and working with all stakeholders – public and private to adopt 5G.
Dr. Arnab Roy, Dr. Arnab Roy, Applied Research Manager – Digital Health, Jio opined that healthcare has traditionally been slow to adapt to 5G technology. For example, the diagnostic use of keyhole surgery took 15 years to be accepted by the surgical community. “The challenges of adoption are the human-machine connection, at least the neuro-muscular connections; tactile aspect of medicine. Adoption will ease/relieve patients to provide a nuanced experience.