India’s foremost industrialist, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries pitched for an addition to the to-do list of the Modi government. After Make in India, Digital India, Ambani made a fervent pitch for ‘Keep in India.’
A trailblazer for all things digital, Ambani spelt out a vision for how technology can provide solutions to the most challenging problems that India is facing –from education, financial inclusion, healthcare to job creation and entrepreneurship. And warned on the need to protect Indian data as India emerges as one of the leaders in steering the fourth industrial revolution.
“As we enter the digital age, we must remember data and information is power. If the benefits of the Indian technology revolution are to be fully captured –we need to ensure that data remains in India…like Digital India, Make in India, we need Keep in India initiative to ensure data remains within India.”
As Ambani echoed his optimism and hope from the Indian leadership, he also went on to add: “We cannot be arrogant about technology, it has to always serve the common man and we have to learn from the common man.”
Apart from connecting 99 per cent Indians digitally, Ambani will be focusing on the education sector, along with his wife Nita Ambani in 2017.
In his wish list for PM Modi, Ambani said that the challenge now for India is execution.
“…We are blessed to have a leader who understands the people, the world and the power of technology…I am sure with good execution we will surpass the expectations of the young”
--India’s lack of existing physical, digital infrastructure is a boon. It takes away the burden of replacing or upgrading existing technology.
--The most challenging problems facing humanity in India will be solved using technology
--When you focus on your goals you overcome obstacles
--India could be a leader in the fourth industrial revolution. Time is now to seize the opportunity to make India a prosperous nation.
--Denial of opportunity is real impoverishment. We should not allow any Indian to suffer from that poverty