Speakers  
 
 
Mr. R Chandrashekar
President
NASSCOM

 

Mr. Chandrashekhar is President of NASSCOM, the premier trade body for the IT-BPO Industry in India. He has had an illustrious career with rich experience in Government. Prior to his retirement, he has served as Chairman of the Telecom Commission and Secretary in the Department of Telecommunications in the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology and Secretary in the Department of Information Technology. As Telecom Secretary, he was responsible for driving several key policies and strategies covering licensing, spectrum management, National Broadband Plan, Convergence, Manufacturing, Investment, security, R&D and the National Telecom Policy 2012. As the Secretary of the Department of Information Technology, he steered the formulation of national policies for the IT sector and for promoting Electronic System Design and Manufacturing and R&D in the Electronics and IT sector.

Mr. Chandrashekhar received a M.Sc. degree in chemistry from the IIT, Bombay and an M.S. degree in computer science from the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He was conferred the Prime Ministerís Award for Excellence in Public Administration for the year 2007-08 in addition to several other awards including Data Quest Path Breaker of the Year Award in 2005 and Distinguished Alumnus award of IIT-Mumbai in 2010.