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Tech Mahindra and Government of Telangana Collaborate to Launch India’s First Blockchain District

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Hyderabad – August 3rd, 2018: The Telangana State Information Technology,
Electronics and Communication department (ITE&C) has signed an MoU (Memorandum
of Understanding) with the global digital transformation provider Tech Mahindra to
Launch India’s first Blockchain District in the state of Telangana.
The Blockchain District will be a Center of Excellence for Blockchain, an incubator for
technology and process development with innovative infrastructure and facilities to foster
growth of Indian blockchain start-ups and companies.

Tech Mahindra as a founding member of the Blockchain district will provide platform and
technology assistance to all the incubators in the the Blockchain District. Tech Mahindra
will also empower accelerators to develop and solve market problems across its global customer ecosystem.

Further, The Telengana ITE&C Department will provide regulatory
and policy support to enable and promote Blockchain growth both in India and globally.
IT Minister, K T Rama Rao, said, “Telangana government is proud to pioneer the first of
its kind Blockchain District in India. With support from Tech Mahindra, we envision to set
a global benchmark in providing cutting-edge Blockchain technology solutions and
platforms across industries. It is not just a proud moment for Telangana but India as a
global leader in the Digital Era.”

C P Gurnani, CEO & MD, Tech Mahindra, said, “The launch of the Blockchain District
is a moment in history, a global talent hub which can unlock the value of blockchain
technology in democratizing data and solving big scale world problems. It is also a huge
step in reskilling and right skilling the workforce of the Future. Blockchain experts will be
our crowning jewels as together we work towards making India the Blockchain capital of
the world.”

The Blockchain District will provide an opportunity for the Blockchain ecosystem in India
to collaborate and work towards building a Blockchain District in the State of Telangana
and transforming India as the Blockchain capital of the world.

About Telangana StateInformation Technology, Electronics and Communications
Department (IT&C)

Telangana State Information Technology, Electronics and Communications Department (IT&C)’s
main objective is to promote the use of Information Technology (IT) and act as a promoter /
facilitator in the field of Information Technology in the state and build an IT driven continuum of
Government services.
Telangana State Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Department’s (ITE&C
Dept.) has launched the ICT policy and the vision of Telangana is to be the leader in key Emerging
Technologies. To realize that vision the ITE&C Department has developed a roadmap on
Emerging Technologies to assist the Government Departments and organizations in identifying
specific technology solutions that will address specific challenges or pain points and strengthen
service delivery or enhance user experience or improve operational efficiency. Eight technologies
have been identified as Emerging Technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud,
Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality, Robotics, 3D Printing and Big
Data along with several use cases where technology can be adopted.

About Tech Mahindra 

Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric
information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to
Rise™. We are a USD 4.9 billion company with 113,550+ professionals across 90
countries, helping over 926 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our
convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets
connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and
experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is amongst the Fab 50 companies in
Asia (Forbes 2016 list).
We are part of the USD 21 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people
in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic
growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information
technology and vacation ownership.

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