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A Symposium on Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Society organized at IIIT Bangalore

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A Symposium on Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Society organized at IIIT Bangalore
A Symposium on Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Society organized at IIIT Bangalore

Bangalore, February 8, 2024: The Centre for IT and Public Policy (CITAPP) at International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) organized a symposium on “Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Society,” on Thursday, eighth February 2024. The occasion featured an summary of CITAPP’s analysis and outreach actions, launch of the Digital Society survey report authored by itihaasa Research and Digital, and a panel dialogue on the alternatives and challenges introduced by the present second.

A Symposium on Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Society organized at IIIT Bangalore

Reflecting on the evolution of India’s digital society, Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-founder of Infosys and Founder of itihaasa, Research and Digital mentioned, “Since the creation of its first laptop in the mid-Fifties, India has seen a spectacular progress of its digital society. Itihaasa got down to delineate a clearer image via the India Digital Society Survey, focusing on Bengaluru. The survey explores folks’s experiences and beliefs, shedding gentle on varied sides of digital applied sciences.” The complete report, based mostly on a survey performed in the Bengaluru Urban district, encompasses responses from over 1800 people throughout varied socio-economic classes. The report was launched by Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, together with Prof. Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT-B.

The report launch was adopted by a panel dialogue that includes Prof. Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice Chancellor, National Law School of India University Bangalore, Prof. Rajalaxmi Kamath, Centre for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore, and the authors of the report, Dr. N. Dayasindhu and Mr. Krishnan Narayanan. Moderated by Prof. Balaji Parthasarathy, IIIT-B, the dialogue focussed on questions regarding the notion, rhetoric and the expertise of the digital society, and the thought of an ‘inclusive digital society, from financial, political and social vantages.

At the occasion, IIIT-B launched a brand new one-year full time Post Graduate Diploma programme in Digital Product Design and Management, to start out in July 2024. The programme will embrace programs that equip the college students with crucial expertise and information that may assist them in contributing to higher product designs that serve the underserved market segments properly. Announcing this new programme, Prof. Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT-B mentioned, “The focus of our analysis and academic programmes has at all times been on all elements of Information Technology design and use. This contains the evolving interplay between digital applied sciences and different social contexts and populations. Through our Digital Society analysis area and the Centre for IT and Public Policy, now we have not solely engaged in impactful analysis, but additionally supplied novel academic programmes with main and minor specializations in Digital Society.” The new programme is anticipated to additional strengthen IIIT-B’s digital society training portfolio.

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