Dr Deepak B Phatak, Director, Skoch Development Foundation
He is Subrao M Nilekani Chair Professor at Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from Indore and then completed his MTech and PhD in Computer Science. He is with IIT Bombay since 1971 He served in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering till January 2000 and was the Department head from 1991 to 1994. He also served as the first Dean of Resource Development for IIT Bombay from 1995 to 1998. He was invited to head the Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology set up in October 1998 at the Institute. He has been an eminent consultant and advisor to many organisations on various issues related to Information Technology. In the financial sector, he has involved in a major effort by Industrial Development Bank of India, and has been an I.T. advisor to the State Bank of India for several years. He has also been a consultant to several other financial and industrial organisations like Reserve Bank of India, Unit Trust of India, Industrial Credit & Investment Corporation of India, Life Insurance Corporation of India, New India Assurance, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers, L&T, Times of India, etc. He works on several committees advising Government departments on issues related to computerisation. Dr Phatak is on the boards of IDBI Bank, ISIL, UTIISL, NIBM, IDRBT, Bank of Baroda, and NIA. He has recently published an edited book entitled Infrastructure and Governance.