The digital Task Force of MEDEF International has organized a business delegation of a dozen firms (Business Implicits, Capgemini, Famoco, Idemia, Linagora, Orange, Qwant, Secure Identity Alliance and Thales) in New Delhi and Bangalore (India), from February 11th till February 14th, that was led by Mr. Marc Rennard, CEO of Orange Digital Ventures. This task force gathers a group of French enterprises involved in the following sectors: cybersecurity, digital identity, dematerialization of transaction and e-government. It promotes French companies’ excellence, ethics and their respect of the sovereignty of data.

Besides having a market where demographics stimulates demand, India has witnessed an increase in digital programs and reforms. The program “Digital India” launched by the Government in 2015 embodies several services available to citizens electronically through improved online structure and increasing Internet connectivity- which entail numerous opportunities for the French firms to showcase their expertise.

Against this background, MEDEF International, along with the help of the French embassy at New Delhi, set up a three-day program meant at providing the participants with a clear overview of each structure’s role and objectives.

During these days, the delegation has met with:
– The National eGovernance Division and the Digital India Corporation
– The National Payments Corporation of India
– The Reserve Bank of India
– The National Association of Software and Services Companies
– The Unique Identification Authority of India, managing the Aadhaar program- a 12-digit random number as Unique Identity to all residents of India

Following these institutional meetings, the participants also visited Infosys and Capgemini campuses at Bangalore and got acquainted with the booming Indian start-up industry.

Source: MEDEF