New Delhi, March 8
Cisco Systems and National Institute for Smart Government (NISG) would host the annual Public Sector Summit on Infrastructure for e-Governance in the Capital on March 9-10, 2006.
Summit with the theme `Connecting Government, Empowering Citizens' is expected to provide a platform for government leaders, decision-makers, policy designers and international experts to exchange views and share case studies on common challenges relating to establishing infrastructure for information sharing and collaboration, business models for supporting ICT infrastructure, governance and standards issues and the role of a CIO.
The inaugural address at the summit would be delivered by Mr Dayanidhi Maran, Minister of Communication and Information Technology. International speakers at the event include Mr Andrew Thomson, Minister of Finance & Information Technology, Government of Saskatchewan, Canada; Mr Lawrence Knafo, First Deputy Commissioner & Deputy CIO, City of New York; and Mr Jeff Kaplan, Founder & Director, Open ePolicy Group, Harvard University, among others.
Indian speakers include Mr Brijesh Kumar, Secretary, Department of IT; Dr. N Vijayaditya, Director General, NIC; and Mr R. Chandrashekhar, Joint Secretary, e-Governance, Department of IT.