Fostering Digital Innovation towards economic progress

The past decade has witnessed unprecedented innovation in the technology landscape in India. With over 60,000 start-ups, 100 unicorns worth nearly US$300 billion, India is the third largest ecosystem for startups globally, and tech-innovation remains one of the cornerstones of India’s economic ambitions. As technology becomes ubiquitous, the coming decade is likely to witness mainstreaming of tech driven progress which will be the cornerstone of India’s rise towards a five trillion dollar economy.

As India prepares for the “techade”, this sub theme will focus on the governance facets of the new and emerging technology including human centred artificial intelligence, decentralised ledgers, an enabling regulatory and policy ecosystem, and governance of the use of technology in various allied sectors such as agriculture, health, education, commerce and finance. In addition to emerging tech, we will also explore the disruption of traditional business models with the advent of the ‘platform economy’, its contribution to the digital economy, and potential pitfalls.This sub theme would explore how regulations and policies should be streamlined to ensure startups flourish and remain in India.

This sub-theme will explore discussions on important issues of governance including (but not limited to):

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Responsible AI or Ethics & AI
  • Digital Markets & Digital Services
  • Metaverse,
  • Internet of Things
  • Child/Teens (Youth) Privacy landscape
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • Standards
  • Distributed vs Centralised Architectures
  • Cryptocurrencies and Digital Fiat currencies
  • Fintech
  • Agritech
  • Healthtech
  • AVGC (Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comics)
  • Digital Technologies and SDGs sustainability
  • Semiconductors
  • 5G and beyond
  • Digital Economy
  • Digital Trade
  • Open source platforms for E-Commerce
  • Industry 4.0
  • Web 3.0
  • Intellectual Property
  • Data Localisation
  • Cross-Border Data Flows
  • Non-Personal Data
  • Regulatory Sandbox
  • Human Rights