Protean partners with Google Cloud to setup Centre of Excellence, accelerating ONDC, identity & data services

Protean partners with Google Cloud to setup Centre of Excellence, accelerating ONDC, identity & data services
Protean partners with Google Cloud to setup Centre of Excellence, accelerating ONDC, identity & data services
  • Partnership aimed at offering tech in Digital Public Infrastructure (“DPI”)

  • To jointly set up centre of excellence for multi-sectoral innovation across ecommerce, healthcare, agriculture, mobility, financial services, and education.

  • To supercharge onboarding of buyers and sellers onto ONDC

  • Transform digital onboarding experience with Protean’s Identity & Data services built on Google Cloud

Mumbai, August 23, 2023: Protean eGov Technologies (Protean), a pioneer and market leader in universal, citizen-centric, and population-scale e-governance solutions, has announced a partnership with Google Cloud that aims to accelerate DPI (digital public infrastructure) deployment and the adoption of Generative AI (“GenAI“) and cloud in both the public and private sectors in multiple ways.

With this partnership, Protean and Google Cloud shall set up a centre of excellence harnessing the potential of Google’s recently launched open commerce solution for ONDC combined with Protean’s ONDC Buyer and Seller platforms to supercharge adoption of ONDC by participants. This partnership will further aim to strengthen Protean’s identity authentication solutions (eAuthentication, eKYC, and eSign) and data services with Google’s cloud computing and AI capabilities to scale up its adoption, aiming to solve for end-to-end digital onboarding journeys across sectors.

This centre of excellence aims to spur innovation in delivering digital public goods across diverse sectors of e-commerce, healthcare, agriculture, mobility, education, and financial services. Protean intends to leverage the advanced GenAI and VertexAI offered by Google Cloud to solve for a wide array of use cases and deliver e-government solutions across these sectors.

Suresh Sethi, MD & CEO, Protean eGov Technologies, said, “We are excited about this partnership with Google Cloud as we believe it holds potential to accelerate India’s digital transformation agenda on the back of delivering digital public infrastructure and open digital eco-systems. This partnership will influence ONDC network adoption, and the centre of excellence will power multi-sectoral innovations at population scale. We eagerly look forward to unlocking the potential of this collaboration with Google’s products and people and staying committed to our mission of building for billions.”

Bikram Bedi, Managing Director, Google Cloud, India, said, “Our partnership with Protean will enable them, with our best tech and brightest minds, to solve some of the toughest challenges in their digitization efforts across various sectors in India. This is a unique opportunity to unlock innovation at scale and create significant social and economic impact.”

This partnership comes at a time when India is witnessing rapid digitalization across the public and private sectors and aims to contribute to the nation’s digitization agenda by providing AI-driven eGovernance solutions from Protean, powered by Google’s cloud-based technology. Both organisations possess sectoral expertise in conceptualization, architecture, and implementation at the population scale. They will also collaborate to provide infrastructure products, processes, and people that accelerate paperless and presence-less automation.

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