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Digital India – Part 2

Public Sector Future

Release Date: 03/17/2022

Government migration to cloud ecosystems show art Government migration to cloud ecosystems

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In this episode, host Olivia Neal speaks to Dr. Rami Amin, lead author of the World Bank’s Government Cloud Migration report. Amin shares his findings, common misconceptions on cloud adoption and discusses how digital transformation has developed as a priority. Olivia Neal [host] |  |  Rami Amin [guest] Discover and follow other Microsoft podcasts at

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Cybersecurity – Protecting a global research university show art Cybersecurity – Protecting a global research university

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In this episode, host Olivia Neal speaks to Mary Ann Blair, the Chief Information Security Officer of Carnegie Mellon University. Blair and her team, the Information Security Office, protect the global research university from cyber threats that attack the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information and systems. Hear her challenges, priorities, and lessons learned since starting her role in 2004.  Olivia Neal [host] |  |                                 ...

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Inclusivity and Sustainability in Education show art Inclusivity and Sustainability in Education

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In this episode we speak with Stefania Giannini, who was appointed UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education in 2018, becoming the top UN official in the field. Prior to this, she served as Minister of Education in Italy, Senator of the Republic of Itay, and Rector of the University for Foreigners of Perugia. Discover her goals for inclusion and sustainable development in education. Hear how priorities have shifted with the rise of digital learning and how UNESCO is supporting teachers. Olivia Neal [host] |  |  Stefania Giannini [guest] |  |  Discover and...

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Digital India – Part 2 show art Digital India – Part 2

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This is Part 2 of our conversation with Abhishek Singh, CEO of MyGov, National e-Governance Division, and Digital India Corporation in the Government of India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT. In the second episode of a two-part series, discover Singh’s priorities in his roles, his communications and engagement approaches, the structure of Digital India, and how the pandemic transformed and continues to impact hybrid work in India. Olivia Neal [host] |  |  Abhishek Singh [guest] |  |     Discover and follow other Microsoft podcasts at

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Digital India – Part 1 show art Digital India – Part 1

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In this episode we speak with Abhishek Singh, the CEO of MyGov in the Government of India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT. He also serves as CEO of the Digital India Corporation and the National eGovernance Division. In the first episode of a two-part series, we discover Singh’s priorities in his roles, his communications and engagement approaches, the structure of Digital India, and how the pandemic transformed and continues to impact hybrid work in India.  .  Olivia Neal [host] |  |   Abhishek Singh [guest] |  |         ...

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Innovation in children’s social care show art Innovation in children’s social care

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In this episode we speak to Dr. Carol Homden, Chief Executive of Coram, a group of specialist children’s charities based in the UK that reaches 2.5 million children, families, and professionals each year. Discover how her organizations are leading an effort to work with providers of services that support vulnerable children and young people, as well as with private sector experts, to create, test, and scale new solutions to challenges using innovative approaches.    . Olivia Neal [host] |  |   Dr. Carol Homden [guest] |  |       ...

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AI for Sustainability  show art AI for Sustainability 

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In this episode we speak with Dr. Vik Pant, the Chief Scientist and Chief Scientific Advisor for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Dr. Pant shares his priorities in his role and learnings from NRCan’s digital accelerator as they work to implement new technologies. Discover how new artificial intelligence capabilities are being used to promote sustainability, from improved flood mapping and wildfire response to mining risk mitigation.

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Data curation for sharing and crisis response show art Data curation for sharing and crisis response

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In this episode we speak with Professor Dame Angela McLean, the Chief Scientific Advisor for the UK’s Ministry of Defence. McLean shares her priorities in the role, from data curation for sharing to risk analysis, and lessons learned from responding to COVID-19. She discusses the importance of asking the right questions and integrating scientific expertise in government.

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Real Time Crime Center show art Real Time Crime Center

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In this episode we talk with Joseph Courtesis, former Inspector of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), who retired in 2020 after 27 years of service. Courtesis discusses his experience leading the NYPD’s Real Time Crime Center, what it is, and how it has supported communities in New York. He shares his lessons for other public sector organizations.   

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Providing meals to vulnerable communities show art Providing meals to vulnerable communities

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In this episode we speak with André Correr, Institutional Relations and Project Manager at Best.Projects, Microsoft’s Government Partner of the Year. Best.Projects was recognized for their innovative work over the past year to deliver food to vulnerable communities in São Paulo, Brazil during the global pandemic. 

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This is Part 2 of our conversation with Abhishek Singh, CEO of MyGov, National e-Governance Division, and Digital India Corporation in the Government of India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT. In the second episode of a two-part series, discover Singh’s priorities in his roles, his communications and engagement approaches, the structure of Digital India, and how the pandemic transformed and continues to impact hybrid work in India.

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