In an effort to further the use of technology in India’s fight against COVID-19, National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) today announced the successful delivery of an end to end COVID platform to the Government of Telangana. Developed by NASSCOM’s Task Force, the platform brings together solutions from multiple technology leaders and delivers more than 100 dashboards, across 30+ government and public datasets, with hundreds of thousands of data points.
Working closely with the Government of Telangana, the platform, with its various technology led
models will assist the government in sustainable industry recovery and will help them in taking
informed decision in managing lockdown and phased release across the state. The IT industry has time
and again show its commitment to helping India and even more so through these exceptional times,
by assembling the greatest tech minds in the country to collaborate and develop solutions.
K. T. Rama Rao, Minister of IT of Telangana, said, “It’s wonderful to see how tech industry is joining
hands with a common goal to innovate for the war on Covid-19. India has the capacity to quickly
develop tech solutions for post-lockdown world and we are glad that NASSCOM taskforce has
collaborated with Government of Telangana and prepared an end to end COVID platform to manage
Sharing her thoughts Nivruti Rai, Country Head Intel India and VP Data Center Group, Intel and Lead
NASSCOM Task Force, said, “COVID-19 pandemic has given an opportunity to the world to re-imagine
lives with technology. Digital transformation is demonstrating its value and its impact on the very
ecology of businesses in these tough times. We are delighted to provide the first of its kind COVID
tracking platform and Dashboard to the Government of Telangana and will continue our work led by
tech, developing solutions to fight this global crisis. We thank the government for their continued
support and trusting the NASSCOM Task Force for delivering this project”.
As a part of the platform, NASSCOM Taskforce has developed a COVID-19 India Vulnerability Map,
which will provide real time streaming of data about the Pandemic, across regions and states in the
country. The platform will source data from public sources that includes select social channels,
websites, blogs, forums and public data sets to create actionable reporting dashboards and will allow
the government to project insights sourced from the information with public datasets display on
command centre screens. The external citizen facing dashboard will allow the government to project
critical information to the public for transparency, awareness, and guidance.
In addition to the above tech solutions, NASSCOM Task Force will continue its work on the T-COVID
app and track align the same with the government’s Aarogya Setu app.
Sharing her thoughts, Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, said, “Extremely delighted that NASSCOM
taskforce has worked with the Government of Telangana to get them ready with an end to end covid
platform to manage the crisis. Technology is definitely our greatest ally in these tough and tiring times.
I’m glad to witness true leadership in testing times, strong focus & resilience and dedication of team
members who have worked relentlessly for this.”
To fight the global pandemic and provide innovative technology solution NASSCOM had earlier
developed a special task force focused on creating a single directory of people and companies working
on utilising data and technology for COVID19 management, which will be accessible to anyone who may need it. Spearheaded by Nivruti Rai, the Task Force consist of more than 30-35 members from
companies including Intel, TCS, Accenture, Wipro, SAP, AWS, Tech Mahindra and others.
Going forward, NASSCOM Task Force is committed to deliver a similar kind of platform to Government
of Karnataka and many more states in the near future.
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM®) is the premier trade body and chamber of commerce of the Tech industry in India and comprises over 2800-member companies including both Indian and multinational organisations that have a presence in India. Our membership spans across the entire spectrum of the industry from start-ups to multinationals and from products to services, Global Service Centers to Engineering firms. Guided by India’s vision to become a leading digital economy globally, NASSCOM focuses on accelerating the pace of transformation of the industry to emerge as the preferred enablers for global digital transformation. Our strategic imperatives are to reskill and upskill India’s IT workforce to ensure that talent is future-ready in terms of new-age skills, strengthen the innovation quotient across industry verticals, create new market opportunities – both international and domestic, drive policy advocacy to advance innovation and ease of doing business, and build the Industry narrative with focus on Talent, Trust and Innovation. And, in everything we do, we will continue to champion the need for diversity and equal opportunity.
NASSCOM has played a key role in not just the growth of the Industry to become a $180+Billion industry today, but we have helped establish the Tech industry in India as one of the most trusted partners, globally. NASSCOM continues to make significant efforts in contributing towards India’s GDP, exports, employment, infrastructure development and global visibility. Our membership base constitutes over 95% of the industry revenues in India and employs over 4 million professionals, and as technology blends into every aspect of the economy, we expect the industry to become key driver of growth, development and inclusion for the country. Our mission is to make India a global hub for Innovation and Talent so when the world thinks Digital, the world will think India.