Dr N Vijayaditya, Distinguished Fellow, Skoch Development Foundation
He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and a PhD in Information Systems from University of North Carolina, USA. He was chairman/member of several Advisory Committees of academic and research Institutions, e.g., Scientific Advisory Group of the Division of Publication & Information of Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi; All India Board of Post-Graduate Education & Research in Engineering & Technology, AICTE; Special Committee of the School of Information Technology of the JNU; Expert Committee, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Delhi; Board of Studies Advisory Committee of Applied Statistics, Surveys and Computing, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. He was responsible for Computerisation of 1982 Asian Games; Satellite based data communication network, NICNET of NIC; Data Centre (internet data centre) with cluster servers and SAN (Storage Area Network) to provide anywhere and anytime (24×7) data service and Disaster Recovery Centre at Hyderabad; Computerisation of Land Records, National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and so on. As Director General of National Informatics Centre was responsible for supervising implementation of several e-Governance projects at the Centre and States. He last served the Government of India as Controller of Certifying Authorities, Ministry of Communications and IT.