Nandan nilekani book rebooting india realizing a billion aspirations launched. Nandan nilekani, cofounder and cochairman of infosys, the corporate services giant, offers an insiders view of his home countrys remarkable progress and everpresent challenges. One of indias leading technology entrepreneurs, nandan joined the government of india to lead the launch. Nandan nilekani returns as good cop but co is now a town that needs a tough makeover news paper august 24, 2017 at 9. He writes this book on the basic premise that, it is not economic growth alone that decides the countrys future, also reform and innovation. This is the official page of nandan nilekani, the former chairman of the unique identification authority of india. Indias biometric id system has led to starvation for some. Nandan nilekani with a copy of his book imagining india. Thinking, collaboration, digital, using software are far more easier to teach. Nandan nilekani is among the most revolutionary business leaders in india. Aug 25, 2017 nandan nilekani returns to infosys as chairman, 4 directors quit.
Nandan nilekani, cofounder and former ceo of infosys technologies, was founding chairman of the unique identification authority of india aadhaar. Nilekani recently shared that he is reading a book on american capitalism by the former chairman of. While progress is being made to launch more identification systems, many people around the. He is a founder, and currently president, of infosys technologies ltd. Nandan nilekani is an indian entrepreneur, bureaucrat, and politician. Nandan nilekanis book launch photo gallery business standard. With a single, centralised voter enrolment system running the same multilingual software across the country, the duo said there would be no. Nandan nilekani imagining india leadership crossroads. The foundation was set up by nilekani and guha a few years ago to foster quality original research on different. Nandan nilekani responds to security and privacy questions being raised about aadhaar. Its the equivalent of building interstate highways, said nandan nilekani, the technology billionaire who was tapped by the government in 2009 to build the aadhaar system. Imagining india by nandan nilekani is no exception to this rule.
Nandan nilekani returns to infosys as chairman, 4 directors quit. The idea of a renewed nation nandan nilekani, thomas l. Nandan nilekani he is the cofounder and chairman of ekstep, a notforprofit effort to create a learnercentric, technologybased platform to improve basic literacy and numeracy for millions of children. Nandan nilekani is the cofounder and chairman of ekstep, a notforprofit effort to create a learner centric, technology based platform to improve basic literacy and numeracy for millions of children. They were being drafted into a public scheme, launched by nandan nilekani, a genial software billionaire. Spotlife asiarebooting india book launch spotlife asia. Aug 04, 2016 indian banking in a time for change nandan nilekani 1.
And as an advisor to the world bank, nandan is sharing his experience with aadhaar to help other countries design and roll out their own digital identification programs. Nandan nilekani, 2016 indian banking in a time of change 1 2. A graduate of the indian institute of technology, he has received a number of prestigious awards, including the joseph schumpeter prize, and has been recognized for his technological and economic innovation by the likes of time and forbes. Rebooting india identifies a dozen initiatives where a series of citizenfriendly, hightech public institutions can deliver lowcost solutions to indias grand challenges. Jun 02, 2016 how nandan nilekani backed startup is solving the jigsaw puzzle of logistics in india. The only way to bring nandan on board, is to talk about. Nilekani, co founder and cochairman of software maker infosys. Nov 21, 2017 nandan nilekani, wife pledge half their wealth for philanthropy the giving pledge was created by bill and melinda gates and warren buffet in august 2010 to encourage billionaires to dedicate the. Sitting in his office, mr nilekani speaks about the need for an id to change india with a. Nandan nilekani s book imagining india encompasses the central ideas that shaped modern india, which have contributed to the countrys progress, as well as those ideas that stifled its growth.
Born in bengaluru, nilekani received his bachelors degree from iit, bombay. Rohini nilekani information not available nandan nilekani 1955 residence. How will india as a global power avoid the mistakes of. Nandan nilekani is the author of imagining india, a radical rethinking of one of the worlds great economies. Nilekani recently shared that he is reading a book on american capitalism by the former chairman of the federal reserve alan greenspan. N chandrasekaran left with infosys chairman nandan nilekani. Nilekani, a household name in india, is a wouldbe reformer, and his book may well light a crackling fire under the countrys aspirations to greatness.
Shah, founding partner of julia computing launch their new book rebooting india. Aif and mit india program present nandan nilekani new. Nandan nilekani has a billion likes in india, whats next for. Its a rare step in indian politics in fact, the times of india calls nilekani s move the biggest movement from private sector to. Nandan nilekani, the chairman of unique identification authority of india, is a cofounder of infosys. He pulls no punches in detailing indias problems, ranging from political to cultural to economic matters, but in so doing, he paints a revealing portrait of a nation slowly coming to grips with myriad issues. Technocrat nandan nilekani, in rebooting india realizing a billion aspirations, a book he has coauthored with viral shah, suggests that the centre step up benefits accrued due to the unique. In this momentous book, nandan nilekani traces the central ideas that shaped. Nandan nilekani with a copy of his book imagining india during its launch at reliance timeout on friday, november 28, 2008. I had written about the need for a uid number in my book reimagining india. When you write a large, software application which has to perform a major function, you divide it into. Nandan nilekani, uidai nilekani executed the aadhaar project, an attempt to create a biometric database of the entire population of india. Nandan nilekani on what it takes to build the worlds.
Nilekani, who left infosys in 2009, was brought back in 2017 after a boardroom shakeup at the company and the sudden departure of its ceo. Indias biometric id system has led to starvation for some poor, advocates say the worlds biggest biometric system, with iris scans of 1. How nandan nilekani took aadhaar past the tipping point despite the supreme courts recent strictures on aadhaar, nilekani has ensured that the scheme is now too big and too widely used to be. Nandan nilekani, infosys cofounder and author of imagining india. Nandan nilekani is the author of imagining india and co authored his second book with viral shah, rebooting india. Indias national id program may be turning the country. Nadan nilekani, head of government of indias technology committee, attends the book launch of writer columnist aashti bhartias first book vote of confidence at olive beach, hotel diplomat on. Low volume, high value, high cost to high volume, low value, low cost 4. How nandan nilekani took aadhaar past the tipping point. What infosys cofounder nandan nilekani is reading this monsoon. Nandan, along with his wife, rohini, founder of arghyam foundation, cofounded ekstep foundation, a digital platform for education that aims to address learning challenges in the primary education.
After reading the book imagining india, i want to write this letter to him. Cofounder and former ceo nandan nilekani returned to infosys almost after a decade after he was appointed as chairman on thursday. A visionary look at the evolution and future of india in this momentous book, nandan nilekani traces the central ideas that shaped indias past and present and asks the key question of the future. After serving as its president and then ceo, hes now joined the indian government to help lead a massive new it project. Nandan nilekani led panel on digital payments what continue reading nandan nilekani. Nov, 2016 how nandan nilekani, an infosys billionaire, invests his money. Nandan nilekani is a software entrepreneur, cofounder of infosys. Penguin bets big on nilekanis imagining india book debut. Nilekani had very readily admitted that he even wrote his book like a software program. Nov 25, 2008 nandan nilekanis book imagining india encompasses the central ideas that shaped modern india, which have contributed to the countrys progress, as well as those ideas that stifled its growth. In 2014, he was awarded the economists innovation award in the category economic and social innovation.
Nandan nilekani born 2 june 1955 is an indian entrepreneur, bureaucrat, and politician. Indias economic growth will be driven by services and not. Nandan nilekani is an indian entrepreneur and bureaucrat, former chairman of unique identification authority of india uidai. Nandan nilekani, normally unflappable, lost his cool when he. Through my philanthropy, i look to support ideas, individuals and institutions that enable a strong samaaj society, and that have integrity, ethical leadership, clarity of ideas and accelerated impact. He is considered to be the one of the richest businessman and one of the richest billionaires this article, we present an insight into. At the launch of the companys operations in bengaluru on wednesday, 4tigo said that it. For seven years, indias government has been scanning the irises and fingerprints of its citizens into a massive database. Dec 16, 2019 nandan nilekani net worth, earning and salary 2020 as an entrepreneur, bureaucrat and politician, nandan nilekani is profoundly carrying out all his responsibilities with the might of his financial power.
Nandan nilekani, one of the cofounders of infosys, is currently the chairman of unique identification authority of india uidai. Nandan nilekani signs autograph at the launch of his book imagining india at reliance timeout on friday, november 28, 2008. Three years after nandan nilekani, the highprofile tech entrepreneur who helped create indias controversial biometric identity program aadhaar, publicly tweeted his own confidential aadhaar id, his personal information is still readily available online, buzzfeed news has learned. Nandan nilekani, the visionary cofounder of outsourcing pioneer infosys, explains four brands of ideas that will determine whether india can continue its recent breakneck progress. Indian banking in a time for change nandan nilekani.
For the last decade, nandan nilekani has been working to make these invisible people, as he calls them, visible by giving them access to official identification. How nandan nilekani backed startup is solving the jigsaw puzzle of logistics in india. From tech startup guy to times 100 most influential. Contact us should you have any queries regarding the infosys leadership summit at rolandgarros 2019, well be happy to help. Nandan nilekani, new infosys chairman addresses media. Nilekanis daughter to wed her yale senior indian express. The writer is former chairman of the unique identification authority of india, and coauthor of the forthcoming book rebooting india. Get ready for upsc civil services preliminary exam 2020 with insights insta 75 days revision plan.
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One of the indian engineerentrepreneurs most responsible for creating the new reality that has produced this new indian image is nandan nilekani. Nandan nilekani with the ubhayakers a childrens weekend workshop in progress every month smriti nandan conducts a diverse range of cultural programs that caters to the interests of different members. The idea of a renewed nation by software entrepreneur nandan nilekani comes through with genuine insights. Nandan nilekani cofounded infosys, one of indias leading information technology companies, back in 1981. Making the worlds invisible people, visible bill gates. This book, based on the authors collective experiences working with government, argues that technology can reshape our lives, in both the developing and developed world, and shows how this can be achieved. At the launch of his book, bridgital nation, tata sons chairman n chandrasekaran discusses with nandan nilekani how technology needs to seep into the work force in india.
Nandan nilekani signs autograph at the launch of his book. Nilekani served as the ceo of infosys from 2002 to 2007, when he relinquished his position to his colleague kris gopalakrishnan. Bangalore, india nandan nilekani helped cofound infosys the indian tech giant in 1981, serving as ceo from 2002 to 2007. Nandan nilekani is the cofounder of tech giant infosys and its nonexecutive chairman since august 2017. Indian economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Apr 30, 2009 as the new india, fueled by its robust democracy and favorable demographics, seeks to make the transition from a developing nation to a developed one, it will need the vision and talent of people like nandan nilekani. Nov 03, 2015 according to nandan nilekani and viral shah, the only way to do this is by using technology to radically reimagine government itself. How nandan nilekani, an infosys billionaire, invests his. Nandan nilekani is the former chairman of the unique identification authority of india uidai, which implemented the aadhaar project, indias biometric id that uses a 12digit unique identification number. Infosys cofounder nandan nilekani c releases the book bridgital.
Jahnavi is enrolled for her phd at the kennedy school in harvard. What led nithin kamath to launch online brokering platform zerodha. Its a rare step in indian politics in fact, the times of india calls nilekanis move the biggest movement from private sector to government in india in recallable memory. Nilekani, cofounder and cochairman of software maker infosys.
Nandan nilekani is infosys technologies cofounder and former chairman of unique identification authority of india uidai. Rohini nilekani philanthropies wealth comes with huge responsibility and is best deployed in the larger public interest. Nilekani is credited with building aadhar, indias mammoth identity card scheme. After the exit of vishal sikka, nilekani was appointed as nonexecutive chairman of the board effective august 24, 2017. Nandan nilekani has a billion likes in india, whats next for him.
About nandan nilekani nandan nilekani family nandan. Nandan nilekani, 2016 2 12 trends that will shape the future of banking 3. Aadhaar, indias biometric, unified payment interface and. The idea of a renewed nation nilekani, nandan, friedman, thomas l. Nandan nilekani biography childhood, life achievements. Nandan nilekaniled panel on digital payments insightsias. How nandan nilekani backed startup is solving the jigsaw. While progress is being made to launch more identification systems, many people around the world still lack identification of any kind.
The boston chapter of the american india foundation in partnership with mit india program present a unique opportunity to meet, hear and interact with nandan nilekani, cochairman infosys technologies, discussing his new book on friday march 27th at the mit campus. According to nandan nilekani and viral shah, the only way to do this is by using. At the launch of the companys operations in bengaluru on wednesday, 4tigo said that it has currently. May 14, 2009 disrupting the disrupter nandan nilekani at aimas 62nd foundation day full session duration. The future of the software services sector will be driven by indias product companies, and the year 2020 will mark yet another turning point in that story. Nilekani left the company in 2009, but returned as nonexecutive chairman in 2017. Nilekani, who left infosys in 2009, was brought back in 2017 after a boardroom shakeup at. Nandan nilekani is a software entrepreneur, cofounder of infosys technologies. Nandan nilekani, wife pledge half their wealth for philanthropy. Nandan nilekani was the chief guest at the book launch of my book an indian in. The cofounder of infosys, he helped move india into the age of it. Nandan nilekani is the cofounder and cochairman of infosys technologies, ltd. Rebooting india is an excellent book from nandan nilekani and viral shah which. Nilekani argues that at the heart of the new india is a transformation of its selfimage.
Chandrasekaran with infosys chairman nandan nilekani and roopa purushothaman at the launch of their. Author of the book imagining india, he was twice listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by time. Most recently, nandan has cofounded and is the chairman of ekstep, a notfor profit effort to create a learner centric, technology based platform to improve basic literacy and numeracy for millions of children. Nandan nilekani, cofounder of the it company infosys, wrote a primer on india that became the biggest nonfiction bestseller in the countrys history. Our cultural programs focus mainly on, though are not restricted to, the following areas. Ted2009 speaker nandan nilekani has stepped down from the company he cofounded, infosys, to take a cabinetlevel role in the indian government.
It was hailed as the biggest social project on the planet. The management reboot at infosys comes at a time when. Are you ready for insta 75 days revision plan upsc prelims 2020. Sep 19, 20 media caption nandan nilekani helped provide a unique id number to millions of indians. Indias national id program may be turning the country into a surveillance state. Janhavi nilekani to wed next week bengaluru news times of. Nandan nilekani on what it takes to build the worlds biggest social inclusion program. All told, this allen lane imprint by penguin india is expected to get an initial printrun of about 40,000 copies, the largest in. Big brother in india requires fingerprint scans for food. Jan 24, 2014 biography and leadership style of nandan nilekani. Someone i know a bit having worked in infosys during the days when he was the ceo. The worlds most ambitious and biggest social inclusion program is underway in india, leveraging a massive array of public and private entities, sophisticated biometrics and information technology, and endorsement across political lines. The seminar will discuss the idea of making aadhar card mandatory in india and its implications on the lives of 1. Chandrasekaran made the comments at the launch of the book bridgital.1440 1328 833 1411 174 1180 1287 1493 1346 610 599 856 389 88 242 392 163 1486 1236 1511 827 1588 477 1149 647 677 505 536 402 1253 600 351 1473 656 159 776 497 791 623 1170 312 375 1105 121 938 1127 1402 1428 1380 1153