New Delhi, 8th September 2023: Samagra, a mission-driven governance consulting firm, announced their flagship event ‘DPG Dialogues’, to be held on 11th September, supported by Omidyar Network India and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with the global DPG Alliance (knowledge partner) and GitHub (community partner). With the theme of ‘Powering India’s growth with new digital rails: DPG & DPI’, The conference will bring distinguished industry leaders and stakeholders like Rajeev Chandrasekhar and T Koshi( CEO, INDC) under one roof. This comprehensive event is being organized as part of the Code for GovTech (C4GT) initiative with a mission to catalyze a vibrant open-source community of contributors, builders, and adopters around DPG & DPI.

In line with the PM’s vision of an ‘Aatma Nirbhar’ Bharat, building a strong digital infrastructure is vital. At the heart of this vision is delivering public services through DPI. Nurturing this goal, ‘DPG Dialogues sparks discussions that catalyse innovation and shape future conversations. The conference is specially curated to foster the vision of unifying India’s diverse digital ecosystem.

Adding to this Gaurav Goel, Founder & CEO of Samagra said “India has leapfrogged in the journey towards building DPG and DPI. As we create benchmarks, it is also important to ensure adoption and sustainability. DPG Dialogues is our small contribution to this movement.”

The conference will begin with a fireside chat with Hon’ble Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State – Ministry of Electronics, Information & Technology, Government of India which will be anchored by Gaurav Goel, Founder & CEO of Samagra. This will be followed by a discussion to delve deeper into the importance and requirement of a community within this ecosystem, with Dr. R.S. Sharma, (Ex-CEO, NHA & UIDAI). Amongst the panelists at the event are Shri Basant Garg (Additional CEO, NHA), T. Koshy (CEO, ONDC), Amitabh Nag (CEO, Bhashini), Urvashi Aneja (Director, Digital Futures Lab), Vimal Kumar (Founder, Juspay & Namma Yatri), Donald Lobo (Project Tech4Dev), Suhel Bidani (Lead – Digital, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Ravi Prakash (Head of Architecture & Technology, FIDE ).

Ahead of the panel, Samagra will release a working version of the “DPG Contribution Readiness Framework” being built in consultation with the DPG ecosystem which aims to enable both DPG organizations and open-source contributors.

DPG Dialogues is envisioned to be the annual focal point for all stakeholders such as open-source contributors, mentors, industry leaders, DPG and DPI builders, and adopter organizations to come together under one roof. The aim is to learn, discuss and chart out the future role of DPG and DPI not just in India’s development, but it’s role at a global level.