Shri Debashis Sen
IAS Additional Chief Secretary
Department of Information Technology & Electronics
Government of West Bengal
Shri Debashis Sen
IAS Additional Chief Secretary
Department of Information Technology & Electronics
Government of West Bengal
Shri Debashis Sen joined the IAS in 1985. He graduated from Presidency College, Kolkata and got his post-M.Sc. Diploma from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics. He got his Diploma in Public Administration from ENA, France. He has been trained at the JFK School Harvard University and IMF Institute, Washington D.C., USA.
Shri Sen has served in various capacities including District Magistrate for more than five years and Chief Electoral Officer for five years.
He is presently posted as the Additional Chief Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal and Chairman-Managing Director, WBHIDCO which is a government company that is developing New Town, Kolkata. He is also the Chairman of New Kolkata Development Authority(NKDA) and Naba Diganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA). He can be contacted at [email protected].
JAGDEEP S. KOCHAR
An independent consultant, working on specific e-Governance and ICT based projects with government and private companies. Have recently been an advisor to National e-Governance Division (NeGD) under Ministry of IT, GoI for the nationwide e-Sign project.
Have about 35 years of experience in the ICT and e-Governance field implementing several projects at the state and national level in India. For one and a half decade (2001-15), have been founder and Executive Director (n)Code Solutions, a prominent Government of Gujarat company providing e-Governance solutions.
My experience includes conceptualization of large scale e-Governance projects, implementation and management of ICT operations. Projects include: PKI and Digital Signature based applications, e-Procurement including e-auctions and reverse auctions, card based health insurance for the underprivileged population, technology based mining administration, state level secure infrastructures like Data Centres and so on. Several of the projects referred have won prestigious awards.
I hold a B.Tech and an MBA from India’s top business school Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA).
I am also a visiting faculty at IIM Ahmedabad, Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Public Administration Mussorie, EDI Gandhinagar etc. I have been Chairperson of India PKI forum and Chairman of Gujarat Electronics and Software Industries Association for several years. Have also authored a book on electronics industry.
Mr. Achyut Rao
Mr. Achyut Rao is an Electronics Engineer with over 26 years of geospatial industry experience. He has successfully built profitable multi million-dollar businesses for multinational organizations such as ESRI, RMSI and DigitalGlobe. As part of Science & Technology Park, Achyut has successfully developed fundamental geospatial building block for Smart Cities based on Ultra High Resolution Geospatial Ready Datasets with unprecedented resolution and accuracy using Unmanned Aerial Systems; datasets are processed using Geospatial Personal Supercomputers with minimal human interventions. These innovations have been recognized at state as well as national levels and are being currently used for several urban geospatial applications across India.
Director General and CEO of Science and Technology Park Pune an institute promoted by DST, Govt. Set up a Business Incubator called “Growth Lab. The Incubator has received prestigious AABI incubator of the year award in 2016. Earlier worked as a professor and scientist in the University of Pune for 18 years. The main areas of research has been applied botany, forestry, ecology, wildlife management, Remote Sensing and GIS, clean-tech, etc. Trained at, Michigan State University in IPR and Technology Management.
The Park is a centre excellence in urban E-Governance and have developed several products for GIS based management of smart cities. The Park has also developed GIS based Decision Support System/modeling tools for piped gas distribution.
Following is brief summary of his other engagements.
Setup over 90 successful start-ups in 10 years and raised investments for most of these companies. Wide global exposure visited 101 countries so far. Has been serial entrepreneur himself with7 companies successfully set up in diverse fields.
Mr Balaji Venketeshwar
Balaji is a Cyber Security Researcher & Business Executive with more than 25 years of experience and expertise in Security Analytics based improvised Security Posturing Hacking & Cyber Defense. He has innovated multiple solutions & created de-novo framework to raise the bar of Cyber Security control and with “two Global Patents” granted, 5 filed & “One Trade Secret”. He is adept at executing smarter decisions in climates of considerable risk with ever bulging threat matrix for ensuring proactive cyber defense posturing
Currently, he is on on Advance research on Cyber Security with an internationally acclaimed Technology & research organization (Confidential). In his last assignment, he has worked as Executive Director- Cyber Security for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and worked on India’s Largest Cyber Defense Project as Key Architect & Designer.
Balaji has also worked for State Bank of India, India’s largest Bank, Wipro as Head (Risk Management & Compliance), Bank of America as Vice President (Global Information Security) for Global Delivery Center & CISO(India) and Secure Matrix, a start-up in Cyber Security Research as Chief Executive Officer.
In order to contribute to Cyber Security Ecosystem, Resilience planning and Policy Formulation at international and National level, Balaji represents following Committees:
(ATM & Information Technology)
In charge of GAGAN
AAI, CHQ, New Delhi
Currently functioning as Executive Director (Air Traffic Management & Information Technology) in AAI; As Executive Director (IT) introduced NIC CPPP for AAI functioning effectively for the past 1 year and has been actively involved in the digitalization process in Airports Authority of India.
Post Graduate in Mathematics, with Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, joined Civil Aviation Department in 1985 as Aerodrome Officer at Chennai. Has served at various capacities in Air Traffic Management Has to his credit indigenous application developments in the field of ATC automation and has worked on main frame systems.
In addition, have been the in-charge of GAGAN program since 2010, the first satellite based augmentation program of India which is operational since 2015
Is a Member of the steering committee on Transport Needs Assessment coordinated by Ministry of Science and Technology; Represented India, as a task force member of ICAO GNSS working group meetings, Member of the Interoperability working Group (IWG) of SBAS providers. Have presented working papers at international and National seminars and meetings.
Mustafa Jabbar is very known to the people of Bangladesh and Bengali speaking people of the world for three of his milestone works. 1) His Bijoy Bangla Keyboard and Software has become the symbol of success of Software industry of Bangladesh and it has also been the icon of Bangla language in the Digital age. He is the only Patent holder in Bangladesh of any ICT related product (Bijoy Keyboard) till now. 2) On the other hand his slogan Digital Bangladesh is now the most popular slogan in Bangladesh. He has not only coined the words ‘Digital Bangladesh’ but defined what he meant by the term. He has written the first book on this subject and is leading a movement on Digital Bangladesh transformation. 3) His works for the transformation of the education system to a digital format is leading the country towards a new era; in a digital education system.
He has leaded the ICT industry as the President of Bangladesh Computer Samity, the national ICT organisation of Bangladesh in 1996-97 & 2008-14. He is now president of BASIS since 16 July 2016.
Mustafa Jabbar is deeply involved in the advocacy activities for the development of Haor areas of Bangladesh.
Mustafa Jabbar came from a remote village of Bangladesh. Getting his higher education (Graduation and Masters) in Bangla Language & Literature from the University of Dhaka. He started his career as a journalist on 16 January 1972. He was a member of Mujib Bahini (Bangladesh Liberation Force) in 1971 and participated in the War Of Liberation of Bangladesh. He was involved in the movement of freedom of press and was actively associated with the Dhaka Union of Journalists. He was elected as the Organising Secretary of DUJ.
He had to change his profession as that newspaper he was working namely Ganakantha was compelled to be ceased its publications in January 1975. Doing some businesses in Media, Travel & Tour Operation, Printing, Publishing and Computer Reselling, he is now engaged in Software Development, Providing IT Education, Developing IT Enabled Educational Curriculum, Developing Course Materials for ICT Education, Creating Software and providing ICT Services, Doing Researches on ICT, ICT Journalism and writing Books on ICT and other subjects. His first novel named Nokshotrer Onger was published in a book form in 2005. His second novel named Suborne Shekorh was published in the Fortnightly Tarokalok’s Eid issue of 2006. Its book edition is under process of printing. He was also involved in developing a local laptop brand named BIJOY.
Mustafa Jabbar is the technology leader and promoter of ICT in Bangladesh. He is the founder member of Bangladesh Computer Samity, Bangladesh Association of Software and Services and E Commerce Association of Bangladesh. He has been elected President of Bangladesh Computer Samity for the fourth term and retied from his office frm 01 April 2014 due to regulatory bindings. He was also the founder vice president of BASIS.
He is more recognised as the local language solution provider in Bangla, Chakma, Asamese, Hindi & developer of Bijoy Bangla Keyboard & Software and expert in Graphics-Multimedia. He has developed Bangla Braille publishing system which enables blind people to use Bangla Braille in computer. He is also regarded as the Master of Digital Bangla Font designing. He has developed Bijoy Library, a library management Software which is being used by famous libraries of Bangladesh including Brirish Council. He has developed a software named Bijoy Shishu Shiksha for pre school kids. He has developed Bijoy Prathomik Shiksha 1,2,3, based on Text Books published by NCTB for grade 1, 2 and 3. He has established a large number of Schools in Bangladesh including Computer based Ananda Multimedia School and Bijoy Digital School.
He is involved in writing text books on Computer in Bangla and English. He has done translation woks from Bengali to English and English to Bengali. He has checked the translation work of Windows 7.
1- 2016 Onwards President & CEO, LODZ Intl Airport (3rd Largest Airport in Poland in the field of Cargo).
2- 2015 Onwards President of Polish Aviation Club.
3- 2013-2015: Acting President of Welcome Airport Services, the biggest Polish ground handling provider present at 7 Polish Airports.
4- 2011-2012: In Preparatory Committee for UEFA EURO 2012 European Football Championship Poland/Ukraine.
5- 2008-2011: National Coordinator for Infrastructure and Airports
6- 2004-2006: Government Relations Manager for A1 Motorway – the biggest Polish Public-Private Partnership project.
7- 1999-2002: Vice-President of the Board of John Paul II International Airport – Krakow.
8- Ph.D in Economics, dissertation titled.
9- Global duopoly in manufacturing large civil airliners based on the example of transatlantic competition between Boeing and Airbus.
10- Executive MBA from Krems University, Austria.
Seewraj is currently the Trade & Investment Counsellor at the Mauritius High Commission in New Delhi, advising Indian companies and facilitating investment and trade between India and Mauritius. Seewraj is passionate about economic development. SeewrajNundlall is also Head at the Board of Investment (BOI) Mauritius since the past 5 years with an extremely rich experience in investment promotion, project facilitation & implementation and aftercare spanning more than 17 years. He has been very active in promoting Mauritius as an attractive investment destination in various markets worldwide including India, South Africa, China, Malaysia, Germany, France and in facilitating trade with the Africa. He has successfully facilitated and contributed in project implementation in different sectors of the Mauritian economy namely manufacturing, agriculture, agro-industry, fisheries, seafood, aquaculture, biotechnology, Freeport, healthcare & life sciences. He has collaborated very closely with various Ministries including the Prime Minister’s Office.
Ministry of Finance & Economic Development; Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping & Outer Islands; Ministry of Industry & Commerce; Ministry of Health & Quality of Life, Ministry of Agro-Industry & Food Security for policy formulation and project development. Seewraj has represented the BOI at various fora on the local, regional and international scene. Seewraj actively contributes in improving the investment and business environment and has been actively involved in the ease of doing business process in Mauritius.