Panaji :::  August 5, 2018 … Revenue and IT Minister, Shri Rohan Khaunte inaugurated the International Blockchain Congress organised by National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog in collaboration  with Department of Information and Technology, Government of Goa and Nucleus Vision International at Inox  Panaji today .

 Shri Rohan Khaunte at the interactive session expressed that Goa being a small State with good connectivity, is the right place to kick start blockchain. Goa is right in time to catch the latest technology and is very serious and committed to look at new enabling systems. The government is working very closely to ensure good governance and to make Goa as the destination for It hub in the world. A lot of policies are framed to get good talents in the State, he added.

 Rohan Khaunte said that things like Blockchain is required for good governance. Block chain is like a public registry of what happens, who owns, who transact, medium where all information comes together. He further said the best part of blockchain in good governance is required in today’s world  as it collects data, builds layer and it doesn’t erase the past.

International blockchain Congress aims to bring  together renowned speakers and thought leaders to deliberate on how we can make India the next blockchain capital of the world.

Shri Dharmendra Sharma ,IAS; Chief Secretary, Dr. Muktesh Chander, IPS; Director General of Police, Shri Ameya Abhyankar, IAS; Secretary Department of IT, Prof. Varun Sahni; Vice Chancellor, Goa University, Dr. Hemant Darbari; Director General C-DAC, Shri Frans Kempen; Blockchain Lead for Logistics and Supply chain Industry IBM Netherlands, Shri Jeremy Gardner; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ausum Ventures,  RAdm. Shekhar Mital; Chairman, CII Goa State, Shri Sandip Bhandare; President, GCCI, Shri Abhishek Pitti; CEO, Nucleus Vision and Shri Rama Iyer; Head of Corporate Innovation, I-Hub were amongst those prominent persons along with others.

Fireside Chat- Blockchain as a Tool for Good Governance were held between Minister for IT, Shri Rohan Khaunte; Dr. Muktesh Chander, IPS, Director General of Police; Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice Chancellor, Goa University; Frans Kempen, Blockchain Lead for Logistics and Supply chain Industry IBM Netherlands; Shri. Ian Balina, Founder and General Partner, 100X Partners; Smt. Seema P Kumar, Country Leader, Developer Ecosystem Group India/ SA, IBM and Shri Srinivas Kollipara, Founding Executive and COO, T-Hub

 Shri Abhishek Pitti, CEO, Nucleus Vision welcomed the gathering while,  Dr. Prit compered the function.


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