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Enabling the application of emerging technologies in Government policies and programs

About WITP

New technologies can play a transformative role in people’s lives. Governments that learn to effectively harness such technologies can have a dramatic impact in improving the delivery of public services, strengthen governance, and make better-informed decisions. To maximize the utility of such technologies, policymakers must develop an executive-level understanding of their potential, and the ability to build frameworks critical in executing related initiatives.

In response to the Government of India’s vision of mainstreaming new-age technologies in all aspects of its operations, the ‘Wadhwani Institute of Technology and Policy (WITP)’ has been set up by the Wadhwani Foundation to equip bureaucrats, and all policy makers with case-based knowledge of emerging technologies, thereby bridging the gap between policy and technology to improve public policy framing, public service delivery and decision-making.

WITP will review current policies and programs for technology enablement and impact, and offer guidance on the application of emerging technologies in new policies and programs through:

WITP works closely with the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to Government of India to achieve the goals and objectives of the Empowered Technology Group (ETG).

About Wadhwani Foundation

Wadhwani Foundation is a not-for-profit with the primary mission of accelerating economic development in emerging economies by driving job creation in India and other emerging economies through large-scale initiatives in entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation, and skilling. Founded in 2003 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dr Romesh Wadhwani, today, the Foundation is scaling impact in 20 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Founder and Chairman

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN

President & CEO

President & CEO, Wadhwani Foundation

Leadership Team

CEO – Wadhwani Institute of Technology and Policy (WITP)

Founder and Chairman

Romesh Wadhwani

  • Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Until 1999, built three successful companies, the last of which was exited at over $9 billion
  • Founding Chairman and CEO of $3.5 billion Symphony Technology Group (1999)
  • Founder and Chairman of Wadhwani Foundation (2000)
  • Founding Chairman of PE firm Symphony AI (2018)
  • Member of the Gates Buffet Giving Pledge
  • Padma Shri 2020 awardee
  • President Obama appointee to the Board of Trustees of the John. F. Kennedy Center
  • Board Member of Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.

President and CEO, Wadhwani Foundation

Ajay Kela

  • Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Until 1999, built three successful companies, the last of which was exited at over $9 billion
  • Founding Chairman and CEO of $3.5 billion Symphony Technology Group (1999)
  • Founder and Chairman of Wadhwani Foundation (2000)
  • Founding Chairman of PE firm Symphony AI (2018)
  • Member of the Gates Buffet Giving Pledge
  • Padma Shri 2020 awardee
  • President Obama appointee to the Board of Trustees of the John. F. Kennedy Center
  • Board Member of Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.

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Romesh Wadhwani

Founder and Chairman, Wadhwani Foundation

Ajay Kela

President and CEO, Wadhwani Foundation

Dr. Kela leads the Foundation’s initiatives globally and is driving its expansion across Asia, Africa and Latin America.

R Chandrasekhar

Adil Zainulbhai

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CEO – Wadhwani Institute of Technology and Policy (WITP)

Prakash is working with key govt. departments to transform the Indian govt. and bureaucracy into a world leader in leveraging technology for the public good.