Contribution

  • Founder member of NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies), the Indian industry association for Software and Service Companies since 1988.
  • Contributed to the growth of the industry as a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM continuously for the first ten years, having been reelected by members five times. He was President of NASSCOM, during 1997 – 98. and is now a Chairman Emeritus.
  • Member of the Govering Council of Asia/Pacific I.T. industry association (ASOCIO) during 1997 – 98.
  • Contributed to the state of Tamil Nadu as
    1. Director of ELCOT (Electronics corporation of Tamilnadu- a State Government promotional agency for Electronics and Software industries) during 1997 – 2000.
    2. Director of TANITEC (Tamilnadu Institute of Information Technology) in 1998.
    3. Member of the ninth plan working group constituted by the State Government of Tamilnadu in the year 1997 – 98 for planning the growth of Software industry in the state.
    4. The driving force behind the establishment of STPI at Chennai in the year 1994 and Nasscom office in chennai in 2004.
    5. Member of the committee for the design and construction of TIDEL park at Chennai in the year 2001.
  • Contributed at the National level as
    1. Member of the Working Group on Information Technology of the Department of Electronics, Government of India, New Delhi.
    2. Chairman of the Study Team on Software Development and Exports for the Ninth Five Year Plan, constituted by the Department of Electronics, Government of India during 1996.
  • Former Chairman of Software Panel, Southern region, for Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC), under Ministry of Commerce from 1988 – 92.
  • Charter president of the TiE (The indUS Entrepreneurs) – Chennai Chapter from Jan 2001 to Mar 2003 . Has contributed significantly to promoting TiE’s mission of encouraging and fostering entrepreneurship, particularly to the state of Tamilnadu, India.
  • Has given talks and lectures in several Indian and International conferences and seminars and leading academic institutions.