Jayesh Ranjan inaugurates Intl Data Science Technology Conference for SDGs

Jayesh Ranjan inaugurates Intl Data Science Technology Conference for SDGs

Hyderabad, Nov.4 (NSS): “It is agitating to note that even encrypted Data is also breached. It is a growing concern”,  Jayesh Ranjan, senior government official said, while talking to Data Professionals at the inauguration of country’s first-ever  International Data Science Technology Conference for SDGs — Sustainable Development Goals.

            The conference, attended by industry experts was organized jointly by Indo-Nordic Innovation Acceleration Clusters (INIAC) and DAV Data Solutions, India. It was organized as part of the week-long “Indo Data Week”. Under this, a week long activities planned, which include Conference, Boot Camp, Hackathon and others.

            Jayesh Ranjan, who was the chief guest at the conference, observed that “We cannot compromise on privacy. We have done a lot of work in the area of Data Science. We were the first State in the country to craft a clear-cut policy. Though Sikkim was the first State, but compared to the size of that State, Telangana was the first large State in India to come out with the dedicated policy on matters related to Data. The policy which was announced in 2016 was well appreciated. We have put some government data on the Public Platform. This open Data is very rich in content. It has information on 150 plus companies and is the single source of ready reckoner on 250 relevant resources. It provides real-time wealth of information on Agriculture, Agri produces’ prices, spatial data such as the information of market yards and so on. But, we have done very little on Healthcare due to privacy and security related issues”, Ranjan informed

            Anjali Viramani Paul, INIAC Advisor, Sweden, said the conference was a marriage between all stake holders. The goal of this conference is to get people collaborate on SDGs.  “My participation in the conference is giving back to the country of my birth,” she stated.

            Deepthi Ravuri, CEO of We Hub, Ronald Buijsse,  Data Expert Program for Professionals , Jheronimus Academy of Data Science; Anna Ljungbergh,  Angel  Investor Stockholm, Sweden; Joeri van Geelan,  Founder & CEO, Build Block Group; Ms. Parvathy Krishnan, DAV Director, India have participated in the two day conference which will conclude tomorrow. An industry expo was organized in conjunction with the conference featuring MUST Foundation, Syndicate Impex, a startup that produces T-Shirts from discarded pet bottles. Mallabadi Creations, an eco art enterprise. The goal of the conference was to bring together practitioners of Data Science, thereby facilitating public-private partnerships to help accelerate the achievement of SDGs by 2030.

            Vishwanath Mallabadi, senior consultant of Wipro in his individual capacity exhibited Eco-Art objects made of Computer waste.  They were centre of the attraction the conference. Sundicate Impex from Thirpur exhibited T-Shirts made out of recycled PET Water Bottles.

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