In an effort to further the use of technology in India’s fight against COVID-19, National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) has 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 the crisis.”
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.