The workshop served as a crucial platform for participants to engage in insightful discussions, exchange ideas, and collaborate on cross-cutting issues
The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) hosted a workshop with the UK Royal Academy of Engineering on “Digital Futures: Infrastructure for Equity, Inclusivity, Sustainability.” The event took place recently and brought together global experts to explore the transformative potential of Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) in promoting social equity, economic growth, and sustainability while ensuring accessibility and inclusivity for all citizens.
The workshop served as a crucial platform for participants to engage in insightful discussions, exchange ideas, and collaborate on cross-cutting issues within three key themes: Designing DPI for Sustainability, Social Impacts of DPI and Security, Privacy, and Availability of DPI.
Prof. Debabrata Das, Director of IIIT-Bangalore, said “With the establishment of multiple Digital Public Good (DPG) like Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP) and Centre for Technology Innovation in Digital Governance (CTRI-DG) and Centre for Digital Public Infrastructure (CDPI) at IIIT-Bangalore, it becomes an ideal venue for a workshop such as the Frontiers Symposium. DPG has emerged as a crucial subject of discussion in both present and future times, as digitisation plays a pivotal role in ensuring the inclusivity of all citizens and facilitating the implementation of government policies in India.”
The Symposium spanned for three days and was an engaging and carefully curated event that served as a platform for bringing together academics, industry professionals, NGO personnel, and policymakers. Following the Symposium, successful collaboration proposals will be awarded grants of up to £20,000. This financial support will enable the proposed collaborative projects to implement, further promoting innovation and advancement in the digital infrastructure domain.