The recently held eINDIA 2012 at HICC, Hyderabad, witnessed key decision makers & experts, administrators & policy makers, leaders & stakeholders, service providers & IT-telecom vendors, consulting firms, ICT entrepreneurs & development agencies – all converging on one platform
Technology is of no use unless it comes to the reach and affordability of the common man,” said Sri N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and hon’ble chief guest, during the inauguration of the eighth edition of eIndia 2012. India’s largest ICT event – comprising conferences, expo and awards – was held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre on 15-16 November, 2012. Jointly organised by Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd; CSDMS; and the AICTE and hosted by the Andhra Pradesh Government and Mee Seva, the two-day event witnessed 30 panel discussions on ICT usage in governance, health and education.
Apart from the seminal tracks, eINDIA Awards turned out to be the real showstopper of the event. Fifty-four awards were given for ICT initiatives across governance, health and education under 24 separate categories. Moreover, the ICT expo with 110 exhibitors was a major attraction of eINDIA 2012. For exhibitors in healthcare, the target audience was medical institutes and medical professionals. The aim was to showcase how an IT initiative could help in reducing the paperwork and hence the workload of hospital staff.
“If we focus on taking benefit of public information infrastructure, we will be able to redesign the nation for the future generations”, says Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations
Dr (Smt) Killi Kruparani, Minister of State for Communication & IT, Government of India; Dr Raghuveera Reddy N, Minister of Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Government of Andhra Pradesh; and Sri Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Minister for IT & Communication, Government of Andhra Pradesh also graced the occasion with their presence as Guests of Honour. Besides, J Satyanarayana, IAS, Secretary Government of India; and Sanjay Jaju, IAS, Secretary, IT & Communication, Government of Andhra Pradesh & eINDIA Programme Chair; Dr M P Narayanan, President, Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd; and Ravi Gupta, CEO, Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd and Convener of eINDIA 2012, were among the other dignitaries present at the eINDIA 2012 inaugural session.
In the two days, eINDIA witnessed eight sessions on health and telemedicine. While aiming to provide a platform for dialogue on the health systems in India and beyond, the eINDIA Health Summit track was able to associate with various departments and representatives of state government departments, bodies like NABH and others.
The event speakers and attendees were from reputed hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, doctors, policy makers, researchers, health experts and industry members from Andhra Pradesh, across India and abroad. The following pages gives a detailed report on the proceedings of the event and the knowledge exchanged at this platform.