Protean partners with Google Cloud To setup Centre of Excellence, accelerating ONDC, Identity & Data Services

Protean eGov Technologies (Protean) has announced a partnership with Google Cloud which aims to accelerate DPI (Digital Public Infrastructure) deployment and the adoption of Generative AI (“GenAI“) and cloud in both public and private sectors in multiple ways.

With this partnership, Protean & Google Cloud shall set up a centre of excellence harnessing the potential of recently launched Google’s 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, eSign) and Data Services with Google’s cloud computing and  AI capability 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 ecommerce, 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 eGovernance 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, where India is witnessing rapid digitalization across the public and private sector, 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 organizations possess sectoral expertise in conceptualization, architecting, and implementation at population-scale. They will also collaborate to provide infrastructure products & processes and people which accelerates paperless and presence-less automations.

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