AMCHAM participated in the U.S.-India ICT Working Group Meeting: Intersessional B2G Session on January 20th, virtually. Mr. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India, Mr. Matt Murray, Senior Bureau Official, U.S. Lead, U.S. Department of State, industry associations, U.S. industry leaders and other dignitaries from both governments participated in the session. The discussions focused on technology collaborations between the United States and India, digital payments, telecom/ICT standardization, emerging technologies, the PDP Bill, and other topics. AMCHAM coordinated the segment ‘Discussion on Next Steps and How to Make ICTWG More Productive Going Forward’ along with USIBC and USISPF. Mr. Som Satsangi, Chairman – ICT Committee, AMCHAM and Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India, cited the importance of bilateral relationships to both countries and the creation of separate sectoral groups to address industry concerns effectively. AMCHAM would compile the session inputs into an action plan for next steps.
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