The 8th two day ‘elets Knowledge Exchange Conference, Goa’ commenced in Candolim today in the presence of Governor Dr. Mridula Sinha, Chief Minister Shri. Manohar Parrikar, Minister for Information and Technology Shri. Rohan Khaunte and CEO of elets Dr. Ravi Gupta.
The Conference will have intellectual seminars and sessions based on the theme of ‘Nation Building through Digital Transformation’. Experts in the field of Technology, Education, and Business will impart talks on topics like e-Governance and its attributes to the society, Digital Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities etc.
The Governor Dr. Mridula Sinha, while speaking on the occasion emphasized on the need of e-Governance. “Goa being a small state has a lot of potential in digitalization of government schemes. Being techno savvy is the need of the hour. Hence, one must acquaint himself with latest technology and gadgets,” she said.
The Chief Minister congratulated the organizers for hosting such an event. Stating that knowledge doubles when shared the Chief Minister said, “One cannot make money out of knowledge. It can be passed on for betterment of the world. Goa has always remained at the forefront in the field of education. It is the first state to get connected with a digital highway with a fiber optic cable. The state Government would like to get the best companies to set-up their plants in Goa,” He also ensured his support to people who are planning to start-up their business in Goa.
Minister for Information Technology, Shri. Rohan Khaunte stated that it is a pleasure for the state to get acknowledged as a knowledge exchange destination. “E-Governance has been a vision cherished by Government of Goa. The government is keen to make Goa technology and knowledge hub. The government wants to make Goa investor friendly state and to create an eco-system where-in more employment will be generated,” he said. He also stated that the government will come up with policies to attract business and investment in the state.
The dignitaries later launched the special issue of ‘e-Gov’ magazine which is India’s only e-Governance magazine.
Shri. Ravi Jha, Director of Information and Technology, Govt of Goa gave the welcome address while Dr. Ravi Gupta proposed vote of thanks.
The event was attended by International and National experts in the field of IT and E-Governance.