Past Event

5th December, 2014: Digital India & Smart Cities Campaign

Digital India initiative by Chase India & India Inc. is a series of online and offline programmes. It will explore the Digital India vision from various perspectives and trigger dialogue to plug into this bold new programme of the Modi government.The inaugural event was held in New Delhi on the 5th of December where the Honourable Ravi Shankar Prasad, Cabinet Minister for Communications & IT, Government of India spoke along with his colleague Hon. Piyush Goyal. The Government of India and especially Mr. Prasad's ministry has been proactive in their support of our endeavours.

15thApril, 2015: India-EU Strategic Dialogue on Digital India

Indian IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s key special address kicked off the agenda at the event that brought together senior IT executives from across Europe to delve into India’s leap forward as a global leader in the sector. Senior representation from the European Commission came from the likes of Mr. Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market.Arvind Gupta, National Head, Bharatiya Janata Party IT cellmoderated the panel discussion on Digital India: Developing Smart Cities and Smart Villages. The issues delved into at the dialogue were: • The benefits arising out of the collaboration between EU and India • Where and how can India use EU’s expertise & skills to deliver truly smart communities? • Where do the low hanging, opportunities lie in connectivity, infrastructure, data, cloud etc? • Where do the challenges lie in achieving the opportunities and how can they be best tackled? Link:

3rd July, 2015: Waste Management and Clean India Campaign

The Waste Management & Clean Ganga Conclave by Chase India & India Inc. was an initiative in line with the government’s vision of Swachh Bharat and the National Clean Ganga Mission. Sh. Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Union Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, was the chief guest at the event. Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Transport Minister was a special guest.? The European Business and Technology centre (EBTC) partnered with India Inc. and extended their support to the cause. Link:

24th September, 2015: Second Roundtable on Digital India Campaign

Digital India Foundation along with Chase India organized a roundtable on “Digital India Programme: Updates & Way Forward” on 24th September, 2015 in San Carlos, California, United States of America. As part of the collaboration, DIF and Chase India collaborated for sharing the updates on: • Status of Digital India program: • Challenges facing stakeholders • Way forward for stakeholders • Future developments

January, 2016: Launch of Electronics and IT Standards Council

Chase India along with its partners, Digital India Foundation and Neeti Foundation launched the “Electronics & IT Standards Council” in January 2016. The objective of the council is ensuring best practices are adopted in developing and mandating standards for electronics and information technology goods in the nation’s interest. It is chaired by Arvind Gupta, Founder, Digital India Foundation & National Technology Head, BJP. Senior officials from Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Electronics & IT and Bureau of Indian Standards have their representation in the Council. Leading industry players like Dell, HP, Philips etc ; few Start-ups organisations like MoFirst, Holostiketc, Academia like MDI; Consumer groups like Consumer Voice; Media organisations like TeleAnalysis are members of the Council. • Post event report titled “Policy Recommendations on Rethinking the CRO” capturing the discussion in the roundtable was released during the launch of the Council • Position paper on Brand Owner Registration, Best Practice for Product ComplianceAnti-counterfeiting & Consumer Advocacy were prepared and submitted to the government departments • We are now working with the department for the necessary actions to implement the recommendations

April, 2016: Workshop on “New Technologies for Intelligence Gathering”

Chase India, along convened a workshop on: “New Technologies for Intelligence Gathering”, for senior officers of Defence Intelligence Agency and its related offices. The event was held in 2016 with free flow of ideas and exchange of knowledge between private OEMs and officers of the Indian armed forces, defence manufacturers, related research establishments and other stakeholders • The event was attended by35 to 40 officers of all ranks, primarily from the Defence Intelligence Agency & the Signals Intelligence Directorate, senior management / proprietors of IDIs/ Management of IDIs partnering OEMs providing speakers and several defence and internal security think-tanks like IDSA, CLAWS, NMF, VIF • Post the event, the DIA team has reached out to Chase for assisting them to cooperate and collaborate with organizations in the various technology fields. We will soon be organizing a closed-door meeting for the DIA officials with selected participation from the industry.

26th August 2016: Defense Attaches Conclave on enhancing defense capabilities through cooperation

On 26th August, 2016 in association with HQ Integrated Defence Staff andChase India organised a unique Foreign Defence Attachesconclave, the first of its type inNew Delhi. At the conclave,wecould assemble, under asingle roof, our political leadership, foreign defence attaches, military leadership, corporate leaders, members of the strategic community, distinguished delegates and defence experts. In his interactive session, the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar lauded the effort and fielded all questions with informative and transparent responses. Post the Defence Minister's interactive session the agenda had three Technical Sessions with experts from OEMs. Defence PSUs, Think Tanks and the Armed forces.