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As part of the Rajasthan IT Day being held in Jaipur, between 18th March and 21st March 2018, KPMG who are knowledge partners for the event organized a Chief Information Officers (CIOs) Round Table. The roundtable which centered around the theme ‘Technology, Startup and Governance in India’ was chaired by Mr. Harnath Babu, Chief Information Officer, KPMG in India on Day 3  of the event at the Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj Sansthan (IGPRS).

The Roundtable discussed how enterprises today are navigating through digital disruption along with the use of various niche technologies, their implementation and avenues of governance. It also focused on how enterprises should now look to startups and look at integrating them into the eco-system and also how these startups could support in delivering efficient governance.

The round saw participation from heads of technology from esteemed organisations like Jindal Steel & Power, Bajaj Electricals, Fortis Healthcare, Evalueserve etc.

Harnath Babu, Chief Information Officer, KPMG in India said “With India being the third largest hub for entrepreneurship, large enterprises can tap into the external innovation system and collaborate with start-ups to build new ideas and create businesses of tomorrow. One of the advantages is that start-ups can provide enterprises an opportunity to drive innovation without even risking major intervention with their core business processes. Not just this, investing in startup accelerators increases the chance of accessing emerging technologies and business models.”

In line with the changing times, the Government, as well as its agencies, have started using technology and digitisation to make governance more efficient and accessible. As the state government pursues its digital agenda, niche technologies will be a tool for efficiency and decision making.

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