Arvind Gupta is the Founder of Digital India Foundation which works on Digital Inclusion, Internet Governance and Smart cities. He is currently evangelising ApnaPay, a JanDhan, Mobile & Aadhaar based payments system. He spearheaded the Digital and Social Media campaign for Prime Minister Modi during Elections 2014 for which he was awarded the Digital leader of the year and PathBreaker award and has been covered in leading PR, trade publications including WSJ, FT, Gartner, PRWeek.
Mr. Gupta is an Innovation Evangelist who has over 20 years of experience in leadership, policy & entrepreneurial roles, both in Silicon Valley & in India. He is an Eisenhower fellow for Innovation and an active member of Industry Forums NASSCOM, TiE and Founding Member of ISPiRT. He is on the Board of Directors of IIT – BHU Alumni Association, PAN-IIT Alumni Association and Illinois Alumni Board. He also mentors many start-ups like eLitmus, 360PlusOne, SatvaCart, Blubirch, PinkShastra, IdeasWall and is a Guest Speaker at Global B-Schools and CxO events.
He holds a B.Tech in Electronics Engineering from IIT-BHU and a Masters in Computer Science and MBA from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is based in New Delhi and tweets at @buzzindelhi.