Bharat: Inclusive India

 

Launched gopio.net in 1999 to reach out to worldwide indians in more than 50 countries & help bring  community issues on a common platform

 

 

Started GOPIO Chicagoland Chapter in July 2001 & helped launch initiatives for Senior Citizens.

 

In photo: Mr. Samir Mehta, Late Sh. Subhash Mehta & GOPI'O Chicago members.

 

Presented an essay on higher education reform in India at a GOPIO Summit held in New York in December 2001

 

In photo: With Prime Minister of Mauritius

 

 

Organizing Committee Member of India Peace Conference organized by Council of Parliament of World Religions held in Delhi (December 2002) with keynote by President of India—Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

 

In photo: with organizing committee members.

 

GOPIO.Connect

An India Development Initiative

 

Founded GOPIO.Connect in July 2003 — an India Development Awareness Project for Indian Diaspora

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Worked as President & Board Member, Health & Happiness Inc. (Chicago-based NGO) from July 2003-05. During the tenure, provided financial support that implemented rainwater harvesting projects in Jaiselmer district of Rajasthan. Also supported initiatives for clean Ganges initiatives in the world’s most ancient city, Kashi.

Published a thought paper on India’s Groundwater Development at Kellogg School of Management in January 2005 — gave a public lecture on it at a summit organized by India Development Coalition of America (IDCA) and the recommendations on crop selection were shared with Ministry of Agriculture.

Launched India’s first mobile version of Britannica encyclopedia, Oxford dictionary & Complete Bhagavad Gita in JUly 2007 to help fill library gaps in rural India.

 

Organized a think-tank meet "GOPIO summit on Education" in New Delhi in January 2008. In photo with Keynote speakers— Mr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman National Knowledge Commission and Dr. Y.S. Rajan, scientific advisor to the Prime Minister.

 

Launched a digital learning portal for Indian Army in January 2010 – Project Kshamta to help improve communication & IT skills of soldiers for better employability post retirement. More than 30,000 soldiers have been trained so far from the program.

 

In photo – at a convocation ceremony for Army Soldiers.

 

Introduced Teacher Training program as part of Microsoft India’s Giving Campaign in November 2011 —the idea is to  impart digital training to teachers who can then introduce computing to the needs of specially-abled children.

 

 Co-founded Microsoft Accelerator for startups in May 2012 - first of its kind by any technology company in South east asia  to help new age entrepreneurs from India innovate and realize their potential on world stage.

 

More than 50 startups have been mentored - many are now successful business.

Lectured students on innovation at few universities - IIT, IIM and ISB

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Partnership with Andhra Pradesh government to understand and predict student drop-outs which help design relevant interventions to bring them back to school (also cited in World Economic Forum, Davos)

 

In picture with Hon. Chief Minister, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

 

 

KTR

Partnership with LV Prasad Eye Institute - leading eye care institute to help improve eye care services for rural population 

In picture: Mr. KT Rama Rao (IT Minister, Telangana State Government), Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy (Nasscom President), Dr. Rao (LV Prasad Founder) & Dr. John Werner from MIT Media Labs.



Digital Agriculture - partnership with United Nations Agency, ICRISAT

In picture with David Bergvinson, Director General, ICRISAT and IT Secretary, Govt. of Telangana.


Partnership with Govt. of Punjab to enhance citizen services and drive digital inclusion

In picture with
Dy. Chief Minister, Govt. of Punjab
Presented Artificial Intelligence-powered Governance and solutions in Education, Healthcare and Agriculture to Dr. A Panagariya, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog - highest policy-making instution in India.
Presentation on Technology for Education to Govt. of Jharkhand Chief Minister along with Chief Secretary, IT Secretary and Education Secretary
Image result for mine microsoft intelligent network for eye care Launch of MINE - a global consortium from India to apply technology to help reduce avoidable blindness across the planet 

In picture: US Consulate General of Hyderabad, University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Brien Holden Institute (Australia) and LVPEI Founder Chair
 ePragati is a new digital paradigm in governance in India. AP state leading the vision. 
https://aptransport.epragathi.org/

In picture: Govt. of AP Chief Minister, Chief Secretary and Transport Secretary
Panel at BioAsia 2017 - discussion on how technology-enabled care is transforming India

In panel: Gates Foundation, UNDP and leading hospitals
Plenary Lecture @Agricultural Science Congress 2017.

In photo: Minister of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka and Chief General Manager, NABARD

Featured in Global Earth Day Campaign

Plenary Speaker at India's first ICT4D conference in Hyderabad
Presented at First Railways RoundTable Conference on Data Analytics

In photo: Minister of Railways, Government of India and Railway Board Chairman and Senior Officials
Presented at Government of Telangana Initiative of Blindness-free State

In photo: Union Minister, Government of India and Mission Director of National Health and Family Director
Launch of Swaach Bharat e-Learning Portal for 4400 municipalities in India

In photo: Sh. Venkaiah Naidu,Union Minister of Urban Development,  Government of India launching
Launch of Aadhaar in Skype

In photo: Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft announcing the integration
Co-Chair for Session on Technology in Ophthalmology at Telangana State Conference, July 2017
Presented a session on AI in Education (School Drop outs) at Welham Boys School in Dehradun. 

With Microsoft India Chairman

Speaker at Technology Sabha on eGovernance organized by Indian Express in August 2017

In audience: Governor of Goa and Chairman, Aadhaar and 300+ bureaucrats