Microsoft Digital Governance Tech Tour announced to accelerate Digital India

Microsoft India recently launched the Digital Governance Tech Tour, a nation-wide program designed to offer critical AI and intelligent cloud computing skills to the Government officials in charge of IT across the country. The initiative is in line with the Government’s Digital India vision and comprises of several physical and virtual workshops aimed at training 5000 personnel over 12 months. The programme was inaugurated at the Digital Governance Tech Summit 2019 in New Delhi by Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog and Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary MeITY.

“For our country, the power of AI, cloud services, and data analytics needs to be brought to bear in core sectors for inclusive economic growth. As we move beyond pilots and understand how to scale AI implementation and cloud adoption across states and sectors, it is vital to equip the ecosystem with the right know-how and skills. Collaboration with academia and the industry and initiatives such as this will help build the foundation towards an AI-enabled future,” said Amitabh Kant, CEO – NITI Aayog.

The Digital Governance Tech Tour will be open to IT professionals as well as technocrats across the entire Government ecosystem, along with employees of Public Sector Undertakings; government partners as well as solutions/systems integrators. Besides, the initiative is designed keeping in mind all skill-levels required at every stage of the Government’s cloud adoption journey – from integrating on-premise core infrastructure with cloud platforms to operationalizing cloud analytics solutions. Participants will come away with a range of skills such as being able to move, transform, and analyse data, design, deployment skills for end-to-end solutions, and monitoring and troubleshooting in the cloud.

The program will offer a comprehensive free of cost 10-module program under two different tracks. The first track, meant for Technical Directors, Technical Architects, and Project Managers will cover Modern Project management for governance, Data, Analytics & Insights, Ethical governance through AI, Increased productivity with modern collaboration tools, and Top security considerations for moving to cloud among other relevant topics.

The second track, for Developers, IT Architect, and Application Architects, will comprise a deep dive into the fundamentals of Azure cloud. Additionally, developers will also have the opportunity to take an exam and earn the AZ-900 Certification on the spot at no cost.

The latest initiative reaffirms Microsoft’s commitment to empowering government organizations to leverage AI and secure cloud technology for efficient, transparent, and productive governance.