As part of its commitment to support the country in its Digital India vision, Microsoft India hosted the Cloud for Digital Governance Tour in Lucknow. The one day conference is part of the Cloud for Digital Governance national program, launched by Microsoft in August this year to equip government officials in charge of IT across the country with critical Artificial Intelligence (AI) and intelligent cloud computing skills.
The initiative comprises a series of physical and virtual workshops and aims to train 5,000 personnel over a period of 12 months to help them leverage AI and secure cloud technology for efficient, transparent and productive governance, said a release from the company.
AI and intelligent technologies are becoming all-pervasive today, driving change across businesses, communities and governments. Improving skillsets in AI and the cloud can enable path-breaking innovation and drive the next phase of India’s growth.
The tour was inaugurated by Ajit Singh Pal, Minister of State for IT an Electronics, Government of Uttar Pradesh and saw participation of representatives from the government, IT and electronics sector and the start-up ecosystem. The event opened up a conversation around the need to deploy responsible and faster AI solutions for government services, the need for cyber security to collaborate effectively and the need for taking an inclusive approach towards AI, that caters to various segments-urban, rural and people with disabilities.
In addition, the tour also focused on enhancing entrepreneurial culture in the state and promoting start-ups through the integration of next generation technological solutions.
The Cloud for Digital Governance Tour by Microsoft India
The Cloud for Digital Governance Tour is open to technocrats and IT professionals across the entire government ecosystem, including employees of Public Sector undertakings; government partners as well as solutions/systems integrators.
It is designed keeping in mind all skill levels required at every stage of the government’s cloud adoption journey – from integrating on-premise core infrastructure with cloud platforms to operationalizing cloud analytics solutions.
Through this program, Microsoft will help upskill government officials, equipping them with the digital skills and experience needed today and in the future, to successfully deploy cloud-based solutions.