Coupling advanced technologies with the human capabilities would be the future of industrial revolution in the world. India, pushing digital innovation aims to gather the right momentum and strongly focuses on digital connectivity and cyber security.
The Union Budget 2017 presented by the Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, has shown strong intent to make India a digital workspace. However, with the recent demographic state of the country coupled with the developing phase of infrastructure in the rural and semi-urban areas, the idea of the digital industrial revolution looks like an uphill task at the moment.
Striving to create the much anticipated digital economy, the Indian government has allocated hefty funds and has appeased the start-ups with easing regulations. Addressing the common fear of the masses, one of the prime takeaway from the recent budget is the government’s focus on cybersecurity. A Computer Emergency Response Team will be set up to strengthen the security of the financial sector amid increasing incidents of cyber scams.
Calculated risks and ambitious modernism would be the pledge of this transforming India, but the vital question remains whether India is ready for the disruption and what the prime challenges are.
Is India Ready?
The Digital India vision of the government seeks to empower every citizen with the benefits of technology by enabling digital transformation. The vision demands a commitment not just to creating a culture and ecosystem of innovation, but by steering innovation towards solving India’s problems.
Understanding the quintessential problems of the rural and semi-urban India, the most difficult hurdle seems to be a prejudice towards something unseen. When demonetisation was announced, there was an apparent anarchy in the country that was a result of the immediate disruption. The same crisis remains with digital industrial revolution.
Implementing artificial intelligence (AI) or Internet of Things (IoT) in areas such as healthcare, traffic management, education or urban mobility will again demand a show of character from the government as well as the citizens of the country. While the government is imperatively focussing on ‘Smart Cities’ the role of innovation that addresses micro issues in the rural and semi-urban areas will be crucial. That will not only eradicate the prejudice from the minds of people but will also help India re-brand its image as the leader in digital innovation with a sustainable approach.
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