Nandan Nilekani says Retail & logistics, Education and healthcare are the next big sectors in India

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The President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting the Padma Bhushan Award – 2006 to Shri Nandan Mohan Nilekani, one of the founders of Infosys, in New Delhi on 20 March 2006
The President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting the Padma Bhushan Award – 2006 to Shri Nandan Mohan Nilekani, one of the founders of Infosys, in New Delhi on 20 March 2006
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Nandan Nilekani says Retail & logistics, Education and healthcare are the next big sectors in India that would benefit from digital transformation (at PAFI First Annual Lecture)

*Retail & logistics, Education and healthcare are the next big sectors in India that would benefit from digital transformation, says Nandan Nilekani during PAFI First Annual Lecture

*Solving the complexities of India require diverse skills and experiences

*You need to have localized strategy and partnerships and it should reflect priorities of the country

New Delhi, January 29, 2021: Retail, logistics, education and healthcare are the next big sectors in India that would benefit from digital transformation. India is already making tremendous process in both education and healthcare. This was shared by Mr Nandan Nilekani, Co-Founder and Chairman- Infosys Technologies Ltd. at the first Annual Lecture organised by Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI).

On the issue of future of Aadhar, Mr. Nilekani said that the UIDAI can play a major role in the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in the power and water sector. This will lead to effective distribution and better delivery mechanism.

The theme of the PAFI Annual lecture was “Playing a Role in Policy. My Experiences”.

To bring the policy changes, Mr. Nilekani said that there is a need for stakeholders to be fact and evidence based and can demonstrate through data a positive network effect on society.

Policy is about how to make country better, how will it advance the country, create more jobs, create better future for young. Policy is something which has positive externalities”, he added.

Highlighting the ways to enable, encourage and catalyzing policy making to build new and emerging digital technologies, Mr Nilekani said, “Those of us who believe in possible change and transformations, need to formulate and keep policies ready. Government schemes like Diksha in education sector and NDHM in healthcare sector had a transformative digital impact as both the schemes were well conceptualized. This is just a beginning and I believe that education and healthcare will have some major transformative changes in future”.

Mr Ishteyaque Amjad, President, PAFI & Vice President – Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability, Coca-Cola, India & South West Asia presented opening remarks and Mr Shubho Ray, Vice-President, PAFI & President, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) gave vote of thanks during the PAFI First Annual Lecture.

About Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI):

Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI), the only platform for corporate/public affairs practitioners in the country, has completed 11 years of work in the field of Public Affairs, Advocacy &. Public policy. PAFI (www.pafi.in) has representation from large and medium-sized transnational, Indian and foreign companies. Since its inception, PAFI has been actively promoting transparent Public Affairs, Advocacy & Policy making. It provides a networking platform and opportunities to exchange views and share experiences between corporates and various stakeholders, through panel discussions, seminars, close-door dialogues and the Annual National Forum. PAFI is dedicated to raise and maintain standards in Public Affairs, Public Policy & Advocacy and enable the industry to attain recognition and credibility. PAFI’s objective is to build perceptions of how business entities should engage with stakeholders in their efforts to make the overall regulatory environment conducive for economic growth. For more information, visit: www.pafi.in.

Twitter: @PAFI_India

Recording of PAFI First Annual Lecture with Mr Nandan Nilekani : https://youtu.be/SA6FP8pRSuI

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