The second day of Inspired Leadership conference started with a thought provoking note by Dr. Gulshan Rai former Chief information security officer, PMO.
How much we are working to bring out the best version of ourselves? Is someone else responsible for our growth?
Rapid change in technology brings in the need for leadership from an individual level. Technologies are making people capable of empowering themselves and people are learning the skills and abilities from platforms like YouTube and MOOCS. The role of the technology manager and CEO is almost equal which shows how technology has been embedded in our daily life.
Companies which were embracing the changes in technology are standing as the top performers. India is expecting a 5 trillion dollars digital ecosystem by 2024 and 3 trillion dollars economy. But for that we need to work on building competency and develop skills for the new employment changes coming on. India will disrupt to construct. Dr. Gulshan Rai also mentioned that "SOIL is doing a fantastic job for building the great future leaders by making them ready for future disruptions
Artificial intelligence, RPA are not the next big thing happening in India but is already embedded in our systems. The panelist of 7 members, Shalini Mathrani (Dep. Director General, National Informatics center), Ekta Ghosh (Chief Tech. Officer, NIIT), Mitali Nikore (Economist), Shubham Arora (Associate Director, PWC), Shashank Mittal (Sr. Consultant at PwC), Patrick Newell (Prof. Shinzenken), Yogesh Andlay (Board member SOIL), experts from their respective field sat together to do a very informative discussion on where does India stand digitally? What are the consequences and how the challenges could be tackled?
India already is facing a huge divide economically. Growing so fast digitally are we creating a huge divide digitally as well? There could be huge gap scene in enterprises and industries which are AI enabled using RPA and yet other are not even aware of the changes happening. What could be done to lessen the gap?
Few key takeaways which came into light and should be kept in mind to build a digital India with the least gap available could be
1. Implementing digital literacy at the basic school level.
2. Transparency in uses of data and security of data.
3. Awareness at village level about digital progress.
4. Government should be abreast about the changes happening in the world digitally and work on implementing it for the benefit for the citizens.
5. Financial services should be digitalized and made cost effective.
6. Up-skilling and product innovation should be taken into account.
As soon to be inspired leaders we should keep these in mind and work on whenever we get chance.
The second day at Inspired Leadership Conference was more colourful and vibrant as it was filled with the beautiful dance performance, group songs presented by the SOIL and SOBD students. It surely was a great learning and a joyous experience for the students of SOIL, SOBD and Shinzenken University as well.