Viral Shah

Rebooting India
  • Rebooting India

  • A timely call to reshape government through technology, from Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah, two leading experts in the field.

    For many aspects of how our countries are run - from social security and fair elections to communication, infrastructure and the rule of law - technology can play an increasingly positive, revolutionary role. In India, for example, where many underprivileged citizens are invisible to the state, a unique national identity system is being implemented for the first time, which will help strengthen social security. And throughout the world, technology is essential in the transition to clean energy.

    This book, based on the authors' collective experiences working with government, argues that technology can reshape our lives, in both the developing and developed world, and shows how this can be achieved.

    Praise for Nandan Nilekani:

    'A pioneer . . . one of India's most celebrated technology entrepreneurs' Financial Times

    'There is a bracing optimism about Nilekani's analysis . . . which can only be welcome in this age of doom and gloom' Telegraph

    'The Bill Gates of Bangalore . . . Nilekani achieves an impressive breadth' Time

    Nandan Nilekani is a software entrepreneur, Co-founder of Infosys Technologies, and the head of the Government of India's Technology Committee. He was named one of the '100 Most Influential People in the World' by TIME magazine and Forbes' 'Business Leader of the Year', and he is a member of the World Economic Forum Board.

    Viral B. Shah is a software expert who has created various systems for governments and businesses worldwide.

NANDAN NILEKANI is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Infosys Technologies Limited. He was Founding Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a Cabinet Minister rank, from 2009-2014. Most recently, Nandan has cofounded and is Chairman of EkStep, a not-for-profit effort to create a learnercentric, technology-based platform to improve basic literacy and numeracy for millions of children. Nilekani was born in Bengaluru. In 2005, he received the Joseph Schumpeter prize for innovative services in economy, economic sciences and politics. In 2006, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan and named Businessman of the year by Forbes Asia. Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 & 2009. He also received the 22nd Nikkei Asia Prize for Economic & Business Innovation 2017. He is the author of Imagining India and the co-author of Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion Aspirations.

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