Speakers at event panel

Wadhwani Institute of Technology & Policy Workshop

September 30, 2023

Chase partnered with Wadhwani Institute of Technology & Policy for this event with a view to deliberate on the composition and governing structure of DMO and the draft national data governance framework policy to assess the implementation and monitoring gaps. The event saw participation of stakeholders across industry, government, academia and civil society with separate sessions specially curated for each stakeholder group.

Speakers at the event included Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Director General, Employees' State Insurance Corporation, Government of India, Abhishek Singh, President & CEO, NeGD, Dr. Neeta Verma, Former Director General National Informatics Centre, Ashutosh Chadha, Director & Country Head Government Affairs & Public Policy, Microsoft, Sunil Abraham, Public Policy Director, Data Economy & Emerging Tech, Meta, Viraj Joshi, Legal Counsel, Zerodha, Ajay Prakash Sawhney, ex- IAS and former Secretary, MeitY, Thampi. Koshy Managing Director & CEO, ONDC, Dr. Pankaj Dikshit, SVP,  Goods and Services Tax Network, Dr. Avik Sarkar, Faculty, Indian School of Business, Dr. Ingrid Schneider, Professor University of Hamburg, Kazim Rizvi Founder, The Dialogue, Sharad Sharma, Co-Founder-iSPIRT, Parminder Jeet Singh, Executive Director, IT for Change, Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya, President, Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research, Jhalak M. Kakkar, Executive Director, Centre For Communication Governance at NLU Delhi.

The recommendations were well received by Government stakeholders and were accepted by them. Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology was the chief guest for the event and was deeply appreciative of the event creating a forum to discuss the nuances of the draft policy. The Union Budget 2023 also announced that it will launch the National Data Governance Policy, to enable access to anonymised data to promote innovation which was in line with the discussions during the event.