Episode 136: Innovations fueled by new technologies

While technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain and robotics are being used as the driving forces behind digital transformation, India in 2018 took a step further by pursuing bespoke innovations using cutting-edge technology. The Andhra Pradesh government is the first state in the country to introduce Blockchain in land records, with states such as Maharashtra, Karnataka, Assam, Kerala, and Rajasthan developing their own pilot projects. India is also partnering with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to create a Blockchain-based mechanism that recognises the qualifications of Indian migrant workers.

Digital innovation in automation across diverse sectors including automobiles, pharma, information technology (IT),Information technology-enabled services (ITeS), and banking and financial services industry (BFSI) is propelling ‘Make in India’ to new heights. For instance, automation plays a key role in deploying, scaling, and managing a network of the size of Reliance Jio. The Cisco Jio Automate initiative created a faster time-to-market, onboarding 160 million subscribers and managing traffic of more than 2.5 exabytes.

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