MeitY is to promote e-Governance for empowering citizens, promoting the inclusive and sustainable growth of the Electronics, IT & ITeS industries, enhancing India’s role in Internet Governance, adopting a multipronged approach that includes development of human resources, promoting R&D and innovation, enhancing efficiency through digital services and ensuring a secure cyber space.
Software Technology Parks of India, is an Autonomous Society set up by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY), Government of India in 1991, with the objective of encouraging, promoting and boosting the Software Exports from India. Software Technology Parks of India maintains internal engineering resources to provide consulting, training and implementation services. Services cover Network Design, System Integration, Installation, Operations and maintenance of application networks and facilities in varied areas. Process development is based on the Quality Management System. Software Technology Parks of India centre also adhere to ISO 9001 certification.
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CoE- STPI IoT OpenLab aims to support & nurture around 500 start-ups over a period of 5 years. The initiative is expected to contribute to Make-in-India & Digital India programmes of Govt. of India by reducing Electronics imports and recognize value of IP & Technology locally.
(Director General – STPI)
Shri Arvind Kumar is the Director General of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). Before joining STPI, he was working in Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) since 2004. As advisor in TRAI, he was responsible for formulating policies on broadband, data security & privacy issues, manufacturing, DTH, IPTV, TV broadcasting and OTT, after having worked since 1997 in the Indian Government run premier technology centre, C-DoT, in various capacities.
He also has worked with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as Rapporteur on the issues related to Migration to Next Generation Network (NGN) including OTT, cloud computing, security and privacy related issues. Shri Kumar holds an MTech degree from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India.
(Senior Director – STPI)
Shri Devesh Tyagi is Senior Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). He has more than 26 years of experience in IT/ESDM sector. He has been actively involved in the promotion of IT/ESDM sector and also working for the promotion of entrepreneurship, innovation and product creation in the country. He has also been involved in various policy formations for IT/ESDM sector. Prior to joining STPI, he served National Informatics Centre (NIC) in various capacities. He has a wide range of experience in Project Management and Software development. He possesses strong technical capabilities and delivered lot of remarkable projects during this period. Shri Tyagi has earned his B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Marathawada University and Masters Degree from BITS, Pilani.
(Director – STPI Bengaluru)
Shri Shailendra Kumar Tyagi, Jurisdictional Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)- Bengaluru, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Govt. of India. He has more than 25 years of experience in IT/ESDM sector. He has been actively involved in the promotion of IT/ESDM sector and also working for the promotion of entrepreneurship, innovation and product creation in the country. He has also been involved in various policy formations for IT/ESDM sector. Shri Shailendra Kumar Tyagi possesses strong technical capabilities in the areas of Digital Image Processing & e-Governance.
Shri S. K. Tyagi has been closely working with Govt, Industry & Academia. He is member of IT Vision Group, Govt of Karnataka and also serving as Director in the board of STPI Next Initiatives, Karnataka Information Technology Services (KITS), KEONICS and Venture Capital Fund KITVEN, Govt. of Karnataka, He is also on STPI Incubation Advisory Board, Executive Committee of SMART Lab & Executive Committee of Centre for e-Governance, Govt. of Karnataka.
To boost innovations among start-ups, Shri S. K. Tyagi has taken initiative to create platform such as STPI IoT OpenLab, Atal Incubation Centre on Healthcare etc.
Prior to joining STPI, he has served National Informatics Centre (NIC) in various capacities. He has a wide range of experience in Project Management and Software development.
Shri S. K. Tyagi has earned Master’s degree in Electronics and MS in Systems Software from BITS Pilani.
CEO, Arvind Consultancy (“Chief Mentor” of STPI IOT Open Lab at Electronics City, Bangalore).
Sanjeev Keskar is Chief Executive Officer of Arvind Consultancy. After his successful stint of 35 years in corporate world, out of which about 29 years in semiconductor industry, Mr. Keskar incorporated Arvind Consultancy, an advisory firm in the field of developing High Value Added Eco-System for Semiconductor and Electronics Industry in India.
Mr. Keskar is first President and Founding Member of CIMEI (Confederation of Indian MSME in ESDM and IT). Prior to this, Mr. Keskar was Managing Director India at Arrow Electronics for India, a leading Electronic component global distribution company from June 2015 to Oct 2020, where he contributed to more than 2X growth of revenue. Earlier he was Managing Director Sales at PMC-Sierra for five and half years. He was also elected Chairman of IESA (India Electronics and Semiconductor Association) for year 2013-14.
Prior to PMC Sierra, he was Country Manager, Sales, at Freescale Semiconductor from 2005 to 2009 where he led design win and revenue growth for the India Sales. Prior to that Mr. Keskar was the Country Manager, India, for AMD Far East Ltd. from 2001 to 2005. There he started the company’s India operations as the first Country Manager and established AMD India in four years with all major OEM and Channel engagements. Mr. Keskar has also worked at National Semiconductor as Country Manager (1996 – 2001), Max India Ltd. (Avnet India) as Regional Manager and Continental Device India Ltd.
Mr. Keskar received a Master’s degree in Management Science in Marketing and a Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Technology, from Pune University.
(Senior Director, Operations and Strategic Relations, Intel India)
Shri Jitendra Chaddah has over 20 years of industry experience with excellent international exposure and experience of working in both emerging and mature markets – USA, Latin America, Asia Pacific. At Intel, he has played multiple leadership roles ranging from Program Management of large and complex programs to running operations and setting strategic direction for large R&D sites at Intel. Currently Shri Jitendra Chaddah is the Senior Director, Operations and Strategy at Intel India and working on investments, forming strategic alliances internally and with the external eco-system – Govt., Academia, Media and Industry, to maximize value creation for Intel from India center.
In his leadership, IESA had incepted the SFAL – semiconductor fabless accelerator lab, the first-ofits-kind initiative in the semiconductor space which intends to create a strong infrastructural support structure to incubate early-stage startups and accelerate the existing fabless SMEs to the next level by providing access to funds, market and mentors. The focus of this accelerator is to incubate at least 20 early stage fabless start-ups in next 3 years, 50 in the next 5 years. Through the SFAL, IESA expects to generate more employment in the ESDM sector, encourage creation of more domestic IP and serve as a catalyst to accelerate the fabless startup ecosystem.
Shri Jitendra Chaddah is currently the Chairman of IESA and member of IESA Executive Council board. The vision of IESA is to make India a Global Hub for Intelligent Electronics (IE) through various initiatives such as Intelligent Electronics Silicon Valley Chapter (IESV) and 1k-10K-100K-1000K. The intent of this initiative is to create 1K start-ups; 10K IPs (Intellectual Property); 100K Crore Business opportunities and 1000K jobs, thereby bringing in great excitement among entrepreneurs in the IE space. This is an India-wide program. The Innovation created in India through this initiative would be taken to global market through IESV.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship are the key factors enabling this initiative.
(Director, Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka)
Smt. Meena Nagaraj C.N is an IAS officer of 2018 Batch. She is currently serving as Director IT&BT Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka.
As Director of Electronics, IT, BT and MD-KITS, she is spearheading the implementation of various schemes and programs of the Department in the sectors of Information Technology, Biotechnology, Electronics, Animation & Gaming and Startups. She is a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Economics, Sociology from Bangalore University and Master’s degree in Psychology from Mysore University.
(Director, STPI – HQ)
Shri Subodh Sachan, Director STPI Head Quarter and CEO of STPINEXT INITIATIVES, is heading pan-India startup initiatives of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) including establishment of domain specific Centres of Excellence in emerging technologies like IoT, AI, BlockChain, AR/VR etc. An IIT Roorkee and IIM Bangalore alumnus, is a senior professional from the Industry who has joined STPI as Director after working in the Industry at Global level in various capacities. He has worked in diversified areas of the technology industry, a major portion of which is into telecom & related fields. In particular, he has been part of start-ups in leadership role, right from inception to successful listing of the company (IPO). On the other side of the industry spectrum, he has also been part of senior management in MNCs and global telecom behemoths like Motorola and Nokia. He has successfully headed the Bangalore chapter of IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE).