Next Step of India’s Digital Revolution, Atmanirbhar Bharat to Bharat-Nirbhar Vishwa: Sanjay Gupta, IAMAI Chairman

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India, February 20, 2023: “India presents a unique crucible for technology-solutions that can surmount India’s vast disparities and guaranteed to succeed anywhere in the world,” said Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Country Head and VP, Google India, and Chairman, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) in his inaugural address at the 17th India Digital Summit (IDS 2023), being organised here by IAMAI, in association with Google and MessageBird, on February 20-21, 2023. “As the UPI example has shown,” he added, “India’s unique crucible can poise companies not only to power an  Atmanirbhar Bharat, but to take it a step further towards a Bharat-Nirbhar Vishwa.” 

Mr. Gupta announced that in line with its commitment to safety, IAMAI was working with National Security Council Secretariat to launch ICAMPS, an integrated system to secure mobile devices and data.

Mr. Gupta also revealed that IAMAI had launched the Founders’ Club, where tenured entrepreneurs could mentor younger ones and foster a legacy of entrepreneurship for decades to come, like a Gurukul.

He said, “A lighthouse example of tech multiplier is UPI which turbocharged the digital economy in India. Today, India is home to the highest real-time payments in the world. This is incredible on two counts. One – this is an entirely homegrown concept, nobody else in the world had done it before and two – India is arguably one of the most complex markets in the world to operate in – in terms of infrastructure and access standpoint.”

Speaking on the theme of the 17th IDS, ‘Amrit Kaal: Digital India@100’, Mr. Gupta said that the term referred to an age where progress was equitable and everyone could get equal beneficiaries of prosperity and growth.  

Mr. Gupta also pointed out some priorities for India’s tech sector. He emphasised being collaborative, thoughtful, and leaned-in towards policy conversations. He added, “For the Indian tech industry to continue growing, it must foster deep trust and conviction in its ability to improve the lives of society universally – irrespective of gender, place of birth, or language preference. It is imperative for the industry to prioritise safety, privacy, and equity as defaults in our charters – not something to tick off a list, or comply with as asked, but values that work as guideposts.”

The IDS, India’s largest and oldest digital conference, will bring together over 150 speakers, including policymakers, regulators, industry captains, and subject stalwarts in more than 60 sessions, with a representation from over 500 digital brands, and participation of over 3000 delegates. The summit will end with the announcement of the winners of the prestigious India Digital Awards (13th edition) in 57 categories.

Participants at IDS 2023 will deliberate on the digital landscape across various sectors including fintech, e-commerce & D2C, entertainment, healthtech, online gaming, advertising and logistics, and reflected on how to pave the way for India to become an economic powerhouse.

Highlights of IDS 2023:

*2 DAYS * 5 TRACKS * 60+ SESSIONS * 150+ SPEAKERS, * 500 + DIGITAL BRANDS * 3000+ attendees. For more information on IDS 2023 visit – India Digital Summit 


Established in 2004, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is a not-for-profit industry body and the country’s only organization representing the digital services industry with over 450 Indian and multinational corporations as its members, which include established companies in diverse sectors of the digital ecosystem as well as start-ups. Its mandate is to expand and enhance the online and mobile value-added services sectors. It is dedicated to presenting a unified voice of the businesses it represents to the government, investors, consumers and other stakeholders. IAMAI represents varied sectors such as digital advertising, digital entertainment, TravelTech, online gaming, digital payments, fintech, digital commerce, Edtech, Healthtech, Agritech, Big data, ML, AI & IoT, AR/ VR, LogisticsTech and so on.

For any query please contact: Nilanjan Hajra, Associate Vice President, IAMAI |

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