Prasad to launch Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics

Prasad to launch Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics

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New Delhi, Sep 27: Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will launch a Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics on Friday to support the 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 centre of excellence would provide quality data analytic services to government departments at all levels by identifying appropriate tools and technologies and deploying people with right expertise.

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) and National Informatics Centre Services Incorporated (NICSI) have jointly set up the Centre of Excellence.

Through its focused efforts, the centre of excellence would provide data analytics services to the government and help in solving complex policy issues through data-driven decision making so as to ensure effective formulation and implementation of various development initiatives that will ultimately benefit the citizens.

CEDA proposes to establish strong partnerships with academia and industry to ensure that the cutting edge technologies and quality expertise are brought in to help the Government take advantage of the booming analytic wave. The centre also proposes to build tools and technologies, in collaboration with academia and industry, which will provide quality tools at a much lower cost to the government.

Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology S S Ahluwalia would also be present during the launch. The event will also be attended by several dignitaries from the Central Government. (UNI)