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Bridging the Digital Divide takes mainstage in panel discussion moderated by Avi Basu, Founder & CEO of Wingsure at the Horasis Extraordinary Meeting 2020

India, 6th October 2020: Mr. Avi Basu, Founder & CEO of Wingsure, a new age Insurtech platform for farmers chaired a panel discussion on ‘Bridging the Digital Divide’ focused on sustainable development through digital cooperation to create an unbiased knowledge-sharing world by the year 2030, at the Horasis Extraordinary Meeting 2020.  Horasis, the global visions community and one of the world’s foremost independent international think tanks kicked off their ‘Horasis Extraordinary Meeting 2020’ virtually on October 1st. The virtual event witnessed a gathering of 1000 of the most senior members of the Horasis Visions Community (including several heads of governments, key ministers, global business leaders) to overcome the profound economic, political, and social disruptions caused by Covid-19.

Talking about the event and the panel, Mr. Avi Basu, Founder & CEO, Wingsure said, “2020 has been a challenging year for everyone globally, because of the global tension the dire need for digital solutions has increased. The Internet is a powerful and essential global public good that requires intercontinental collaboration. While there are infinite opportunities especially within frontier tech to address issues related to public health, climate crisis and other sustainable development goals, it is really up to us to apply and create inclusive models for the larger societal good.” “Technology has the potential to solve biggest of challenges and is our best partner to deploy any solution at scale and build liveable societies of tomorrow” he added.

Frank Juergen Richter, Chairman of Horasis said, “Digital gaps do exist and this needs to be acknowledged by world leaders and businesses to bring about a lasting change. Concerned stakeholders should collaborate to create digital opportunities for societies to tap into the next level of growth. We should Rethink, Reinvent and Regroup as a community of political and business leaders who care to collaborate for more inclusive growth”.

Wingsure platform is using deep technology to create simple and customised digital insurance products to protect the livelihood of small and rural farmers in India and globally. It delivers 100 percent digital Insurtech products and services to unprepared and poor farmers worldwide. It is an inimitable farmer first Insurtech platform that aims to disrupt the way insurance products are delivered and automated claims are processed. The company is working with farmers at the grass-root level to create a positive impact on the Indian and global agriculture sector.

Basu, a serial entrepreneur, has created scalable global businesses primarily in the technology and the telecom sector. He has been part of multiple bi-lateral business and Government missions, including being one of the American CEOs who were part of President Obama’s first trip to India. He has also provided expert insight to leaders within the technology, telecom, software, and analytics sectors.

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