Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad to launch Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics and DigiVaarta

National Informatics Centre (NIC) and National Informatics Centre Services Incorporated (NICSI) have jointly set up a Centre of Excellence for data analytics to support Government departments to unlock the hidden potential of the data that they are generating as part of the governance processes and use it to improve the overall governance.

The launch of Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA) is being held on 28th September 2018 (Friday) by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology, Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad in the presence of Hon’ble Minister of State, Electronics & Information Technology, as part of Workshop on Data Analytics in Government. The event will be attended by several dignitaries from the Central Government.

NIC as a premier technology advisor and ICT solution provider to Government at all levels, has always taken the first step to introduce the latest technologies and services in government, be it the introduction of ICT in Government, establishment of NICNET or National Knowledge Network (NKN), development of critical e-Governance solutions and a host of other services required by the Government.

NICSI is a trusted partner of NIC and has been instrumental in supporting all NIC’s initiatives through provisioning of resources and establishing & managing ICT infrastructure such as National Data Center at Shastri Park, Development Center, Cloud infrastructure etc. Recognizing the emerging digital ecosystem, challenges and opportunities, CEDA is envisaged to kick-start and fast-track the adoption of advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities and make it the locus of expertise for the Government department in this avant-garde field.

As part of its service offerings, it will help the departments

a. Understand their business requirements and define their analytic needs
b. Identify the data sets that are required to meet the analytic needs
c. Determine access to the relevant data sources (both within as well as outside the government)
d.Build the required data analytic solutions
e. In integrating departmental data silos and deliver an integrated whole-of-government analytics for an integrated policy formulation.

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