Hon’ble MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar Joins India’s Most Impactful Tech Event – DATE (Digital Acceleration and Transformation Expo)

There has been growing anticipation surrounding Trescon’s Digital Acceleration & Transformation Expo (DATE) as Shri Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, has confirmed his participation at the event. Set against the backdrop of India’s thriving tech revolution, the event will take place on 23-24 November 2023 at the newly inaugurated Yashobhoomi (IICC Dwarka). It is gearing up to become a groundbreaking moment in India’s technological evolution, inspired by our Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

DATE is not just another tech event; it’s a visionary platform aimed at shaping the future. It converges government bodies, enterprises, tech corporations, startups, and global investors. Featuring a unique framework with ten power-packed streams spread across three dedicated conference stages for insightful discussions, and multiple exhibition zones dedicated to technological innovations, DATE provides an actionable perspective into both contemporary and forthcoming tech trends.

“At DATE, we’re not just organizing an event; we’re nurturing India’s tech aspirations,” said Mohammed Saleem, Founder and Chairperson of Trescon. “It forges a space where expertise, innovation, and endless potential converge to script a new chapter in our technological narrative.”

As India’s digital economy is slated to reach US$ 1 trillion, emerging technology is becoming the bedrock for India’s economic vision.  This transformation is not just about economic growth; it’s a pivotal enabler of improved governance across the nation. These transformative technologies are redefining how industries operate by optimizing operations, enhancing efficiencies, and unlocking a world of new possibilities for the country. In this digital age, India’s forward-looking approach is propelling it to shape a connected and prosperous society.

Naveen Bharadwaj, Group CEO of Trescon, expressed, “We are elated to welcome Hon’ble Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, at DATE India 2023. We look forward to gaining insights about his vision and initiatives that are driving the next era of innovation and transformation.”

With the event rapidly approaching, boasting an impressive line-up of over 100+ global speakers, 3,000+ attendees, and the participation of over 500+ discerning investors, DATE is positioned to become a key driver in India’s digital transformation journey. The event will also be graced by the presence of Hon’ble Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, further underscoring its role as a catalyst for shaping India’s technological destiny.

About Trescon

Trescon is a pioneering force in the global business events and services sector, driving the adoption of emerging technologies while promoting sustainability and inclusive leadership.

Our summits, expos, and conferences create real economic impact by connecting and empowering the key ecosystem of government organisations, regulators, enterprises, corporates and more. With the help of our 250+ employees across offices in 6 countries, several of our clients have quadrupled their leads, shortened sales cycles by half or less, entered markets three times faster, closed deals within unimaginable timelines and grown their businesses ultimately. For more information about Trescon visit: www.tresconglobal.com.

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MoS Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar to visit Kerala tomorrow

The Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar will be leaving for Thrissur, Kerala tomorrow on a day-long visit.

The Minister will be reaching Kochi in the morning and proceed to Thrissur where he will be visiting St. Paul’s School and its Senior Secondary wing and interact with students there. The Minister had studied in this school when he was five years old. The school authorities and the students look forward to the visit of their special alumnus who went on to become a chip designer in an MNC – Intel in the USA, after being hand-picked by Shri Vinod Dham (who is known as the Father of Pentium Chips). Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar after few years returned to India to build its earliest and largest cellular network and later exited the sector to join public service.

After his school visit, the Minister will leave for Panjal Road, where he will be addressing students at the Jyothi Engineering College, Jyothi Hills. He will be speaking about New India and the Techade of opportunities it offers for employment and entrepreneurship. He will be also making a presentation on India emerging as one of the top economies of the world and its technological capabilities.

The Minister has been engaging with young Indians under the initiative – New India for Young India: Techade of Opportunities. His interactions have been very well received by the students, startups and entrepreneurs. A case in point is Gujarat, where venture funds of Rs 1500 Crore have been set up by industry & business leaders and HNIs to support startups in their state.

Later the Minister will be visiting Mullurkara, about 25 kms from Thrissur and hold an interaction with the local leaders. He will also be offering his prayers at Thiruvanikavu (Mata Durga Devi) Temple in Mullurkara.



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MoS Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar to visit Indore tomorrow

The Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar will be travelling to Indore, Madhya Pradesh tomorrow to interact with industry leaders, Students & Startups as part of the Government’s focus on taking digital opportunities to Tier 2 / Tier 3 cities.

During his day-long visit, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar will be attending the Invest Indore programme, give away Pride of MP Awards to IT/ITEs companies working in Madhya Pradesh at a ceremony organized by Sankalp Seva Sadan Mission in Indore. The Member of Parliament, Indore, Shri Shankar Lalwani, who has invited MoS to Indore, shall remain present during the programmes.

Awards will be given away to the best startups and IT and ITEs companies based in Indore for their contribution to the development of the city’s business environment. Neevcloud – an indigenously built super cloud marketplace will also be launched at the event.

The Minister will be addressing a session at CII Madhya Pradesh’s Digital Acceleration Conclave. Speakers at the conclave will be focusing on the future of digitalisation, with particular reference to how it can help businesses grow and innovate for the goal of a Aatmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh and a Aatmanirbhar Bharat.  He will also be meeting CEOs and founders of IT companies from Madhya Pradesh on the sidelines.

The Minister will speak about the transformation that has been ushered in by the Digital India programme in various sectors across the country and how the Government intends to take the campaign to Tier 2 and 3 cities in a big way now.

Later, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who himself is a former chip designer & a pioneer of India’s earliest and largest wire free cellular network, will deliver the Convocation address at Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore. He will be returning to Delhi, late evening.



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MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar to address Grameen Udyami Convocation in Ranchi

Union Minister for State for Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar will be addressing the Convocation of Gramin Udyami Skill Training Programme (the Village Engineers Programme) in Ranchi, tomorrow.

A total of 165 trainees will be receiving the certificates at the Convocation ceremony. Jharkhand Governor Shri Ramesh Bais will be giving away the certificates.

The Gramin Udyami Skill Training Programme, which is based on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, targets empowering the rural youth by providing them specific skilling opportunities. The pilot project was launched in May this year in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and covered five states (Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, apart from Madhya Pradesh), during the first leg 152 candidates were enrolled, of which 132 successfully completed the course and were given certificates .

The next leg (Phase 1.2) was held in four states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha. A total of 165 candidates will be given the certificates.

Training was provided in five disciplines- electrical and solar energy, agricultural mechanization, e-governance, plumbing and masonry, two-wheeler repair and maintenance.

The next phase (Phase 1.3), solely for women’s groups, will soon begin in Gumla (Jharkhand) by October/November, for which 153 women have already enrolled.

Speaking about the Village Engineers Programme, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar said its main objective is to strengthen local village economies and limit migration as well as dependence on cities for livelihood opportunities.

It aims to create new opportunities for employment/self-employment and entrepreneurship locally—so that tribal youth can start their own businesses, generating more livelihood opportunities for themselves as well as for others, he said and reiterated Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision that the road to Atmanirbhar Bharat travels through Atmanirbhar Villages.

For this purpose, the Minister said each district magistrate and collector has been asked to draw up a Skill Development Plan for their district—keeping in mind the resources available and the local aspirations.



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Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar visits UK PM Boris Johnson along with Startups, Unicorn Heads from India

Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday met UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson along with a delegation of Indian startups, Unicorns and innovators. They both discussed about future collaborations and partnerships between India and UK in innovation and technology sector. Mr. Chandrasekhar also met Mr. Paul Scully, British MP in this connection.  

Later briefing reporters, Mr. Chandrasekhar said both India and UK want to dramatically expand the innovation economy. We want to take the digital economy to be 25 per cent of the total economy. The UK government also wants to expand the slice of that pie too”, he said.

Mr. Chandrasekhar also held ministerial roundtable discussions with Ms. Priti Patel, Home Secretary- UK, Ms. Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade- Government of UK and Mr. Chris Philip, Minister for Technology & Digital Economy UK at the India Global Forum.

On Indias progress in the field of technology, the Minister said that unlike 1990s when India used to rely on all its technological needs and used to import all parts and equipment for everything it produced, the scenario is completely different today. “It is now designing 5G gear and manufacturing the devices that go into making of 5G products. All this has been achieved under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India vision,” he added.

Mr. Chandrasekhar also attended a session on the Future of Digital at the IGF, UK where he put forth his views on the rapid digitalization and the need for safeguarding Digital Nagriks against user harm. As Cyberspace being a boundaryless domain, he called for collaboration amongst counties, especially like minded democracies, to ensure safety and trust for the users.

“The data economy has created an awareness that something needs to be done for the safety of user citizens. We as policymakers have to look at data from the prism of user safety.  In the growth of the internet & big tech influence, we are at an inflection point. Safety& trust will be paramount & India can’t do that alone, we need to work with partner countries in shaping the future of a secure internet”, he emphasized.

Earlier in the day, Mr. Chandrasekhar offered obeisance at the statue of Basaveshvara, (or Basava as he is fondly referred to as), a 12th century Kannada philosopher and social reformer, who fought against discrimination on the lines of gender, caste or class. His ideas of democracy and ahimsa have inspired generations. The statue has been installed on the banks of Thames, near the British Parliament. It was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi  in 2015.


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