Speaker Series: Dealing With Disruption

Speaker Series: Dealing With Disruption

Nandan Nilekani visited the academy to give a talk on ‘Dealing with Disruption’

Nandan Nilekani is an Indian entrepreneur, bureaucrat and politician. He co-founded Infosys and serves as the Chairman too. Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting.

Being the founding Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), he had a vital role to play in the introduction of the Aadhaar. This initiative aims to provide a unique identification number for all residents of India and will be used primarily as the basis for efficient delivery of welfare services. The identification method will be biometric, and the drive to create this government database of the entire population of India has been called “the biggest social project on the planet.”

He is also the chairman of EkStep, a non-profit literacy and numeracy platform. Set up by the Nilekanis with an initial commitment of $10 million (about Rs 65 crore), EkStep looks at solving the ‘learning problem’ by creating a technology-led platform to help children in improving their ‘learning outcomes’ quite early in their life.

His list of accomplishments include but is not limited to:

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award from E & Y [2017]
  2. India Today ranked him 12th in India’s 50 most powerful people [2017]
  3. Was presented the ‘Legend in Leadership Award’ by Yale University. He is the first Indian to receive the top honour [2009]





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Date(s) - 17/07/2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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