Infosys Head To Lead Govt’s Cloud Computing Panel

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The government has set up a cloud computing panel to recommend the framework for cloud computing services under the chairmanship of Infosys’ Executive Co-Chairman S Gopalakrishnan (Kris). The committee has been set up following instructions from IT and Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal.

“Infosys’ Kris Gopalakrishnan is chairing the committee. It will suggest a framework to promote cloud computing service in and from the country,” Indian Computer Emergency Response Team’s Director Gulshan Rai, also member of the committee, told PTI.

When contacted, Gopalakrishnan said, “Cloud computing is the way forward to bring affordable services in areas like healthcare, education, e-governance and banking to masses.”

Cloud computing is one of the thrust areas of the proposed National IT Policy that envisages to increase revenues of IT and ITES Industry from USD 100 billion at present to USD 300 billion by 2020. This policy likely to be placed before Cabinet within a week for its approval, sources said.

The members of the committee include representatives from Department of Information Technology, National Informatics Centres, NASSCOM, industry chambers CII, FICCI and others.