Posted on 19/10/2017
Digital Summit 2017, organized by the students of the one-year full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) at IIM Bangalore, set the stage for discussions around present technologies that have the potential to make the biggest impacts on people and businesses in the future.
Themed ‘Future Unlocked’, this edition of the Digital Summit 2017 was inaugurated earlier in the day by Prof. Gopal Naik, Dean, Faculty, IIMB. While delivering the inaugural speech, he highlighted the importance of technology to deliver public services to the rural poor. He pointed out that rural areas are left behind because of a lack of infrastructure and lack of accessibility to technology. “We should look at ways on how we can improve digital technology in rural India and make them a part of the country’s economic growth story.” Prof. Naik further emphasized the need for effective collaboration of private, public and the Government sector for digital transformation of rural societies to deliver public services in health, education, and technology to deliver public services to the rural poor.