Ignoring Supreme Court verdict that government data should not be given to private data storing companies, the AP government is planning to utilise anchor players in data storing services.
The Big Data and predictive analytics, company Dragonfly Data Factory founder and CEO Ram Pothula says he is setting up a “data factory” in Visakhapatnam. to handle vast static date of government departments from birth records to land, agriculture land, output, etc.
Pothula who called on Andhra Pradesh Chief Miniser Chandrababu Naidu at the secretariat said the new initiative will reduce fraud, automates manual processes, maximize productivity of employees and also made smart decisions quick and feasible .
Pothula said the second model of the project coming up in an area of 600sq.ft in Visakhapatnam was a software defined cloud-enabled data factory that will offer data mining, predictive analytics and insights generate using sensors and smart gadgets and target international clients.
The AP Chief Minister is believed to have asked Pothula and his team to prepare a report on the best practices in the world in the field of predictive analytics and carry out the gap analysis to understand where Andhra Pradesh stands in knowledge segment.
“I want to have entire government data on cloud,” he said, suggesting Dragonfly to attract players who will be interested to set up their data warehouses in Visakhapatnam.
The Chief Minister explained to Mr. Pothula that Visakhapatnam is going to be AP’s IT hub and “will be transformed from a place with Internet of Things to Internet of Everything.”
He also asked Mr Pothula to identify data mining, data science, analytics courses in coordination with universities like Stanford, MIT and others to incorporate them into curriculum of AP universities. This, the Chief Minister, said will build a huge talent pool of data technicians, data engineers and data scientists.