Governments have always been enablers of emerging technology ecosystems across the world. For any technology to thrive and achieve mass adoption, a governmental push is a must. For India, to take a pole position in the fourth industrial revolution, a structured and consultative approach towards AI, Blockchain IoT, and ML is the need of the hour.
Some countries have been forward-thinking and have had a positive messaging on blockchain — Estonia, Dubai, Singapore, to name a few. Even when countries like the United State were dithering on a pan-country blockchain policy, Delaware took the lead in framing blockchain policy guidelines. In India, states like Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala have been at the forefront of blockchain adoption, but a national blockchain policy is nowhere in sight.
I had the privilege to join one of the brainstorming sessions organized by Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency (TNeGA). TNeGA is a State Nodal Agency, formed to support and drive all e-Governance initiatives of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The agency has a “Center of Excellence” tasked to create low cost, scalable and indigenous solutions for the Tamil Nadu government.
Assam government’s e-Gov division, too, has been forthcoming and want to make the most of blockchain, artificial intelligence, internet of things, and machine learning. GBA India will be conducting a workshop on Blockchain Technology organized by the Information Technology Department, Government of Assam on 19th August, 2019 to discuss the potential of this technology and thereby enable the stakeholders of State Government Departments to leverage the benefits of this technology in the field of e-governance and other sectors for socio-economic development of the State.
The Workshop is scheduled to be held at Assam Administrative Staff College. The session is from 1 PM to 4 PM, wherein Officers of various Departments of Government of Assam and technical personnel from the Departments shall participate.
The above content is authored by Sharat Chandra from Lattice80 Global 100 Blockchain Influencer | Thinkers360 Top 20 Global Thought Leaders & Influencers on GovTech President, GBA India www.gbaindia.org