Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya

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Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya is recipient of the prestigious APJ Abdul Kalam Award for innovation in Governance and is a noted Governance Transformation expert. Dr. Bhattacharya is Partner at the International Consulting firm, KPMG, with over 21 years of professional experience. He is also Adjunct Professor at IIT Delhi. He is President of Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research. He is also member of Governing Senate of IIIT Raipur, Member of Expert Committee for Ease of Doing Business legislation of Government of India, co-chair of Expert Committee on Skill Development for Deity, Government of India, Co-chair of Infrastructure &amp; Smart Cities Committee of Amcham and Convener for Economic Standards for Smart Cities, BIS, Government of India. He also led KPMG’s contribution to the report on Ranking of States on Ease of Doing Business by DIPP. He has earlier worked in senior roles in Accenture, IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and HP and has been the Founding Partner of Catallyst Constellations LLP. He has been responsible for the creation of the next generation of solutions for governments, based on open standards.

Dr. Bhattacharya advises governments on e-governance strategies. He has conducted training for ADB institute in Tokyo on Public Expenditure Management and has helped World Bank develop curriculum for their e-Leadership program. He is deeply involved in Technology Policy making for the Indian Army and has coined the term “Technological Sovereignty”, based on which he runs a National Conclave on Technological Sovereignty for the Indian Army and Centre for Land Warfare Studies. He also delivers invited lectures at INSEAD Singapore campus, IIT Roorkee and at IIM Calcutta.

Dr. Bhattacharya has developed business models and strategies for leading companies in the IT, media and computer hardware industries. He has numerous research papers to his credit in leading journals and conferences. He has authored five books on e- Governance, including being the co-author of the first book on e-Governance in India, ‘Government On-line – Opportunities and Challenges’, published by McGraw Hill and released by the then Honourable President of India, Shri Abdul Kalam and author of the first e- Governance textbook book in the world, “e-Gov 2.0: Policies, Processes and Technologies” that was released by the Honorable Minister of Communication and IT, Shri Kapil Sibal.

He is also the author of the first book on Privacy Middleware in the world. Dr. Bhattacharya did his PhD from Department of Computer Science and Engineering IIT Delhi, MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and B.,Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.