Anirban Mukerji
Age 42 Yrs ; D.O.B. 2nd September 1969
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Educational Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management from IRMA 1992
  • MA Previous Sociology JNU 1990
  • B.Sc. Hon’s (Math’s) St. Stephen’s College 1989

Special Honors

  • NTSE scholar (A National scholarship awarded to only 250 students annually)
  • GMAT Score 750, among the Top 1% of test takers Worldwide

Career History

Career Highlights
a)     Work Experience
i)       Total Work Experience of 19 1/2 years,
ii)      Currently working as General Manager Program Development; Managing the e-District Mission Mode Project, a project with an outlay of 1600 Crores
iii)    Formulated the Electronic Delivery of Services Bill
iv)    Worked in IBM 2007-2009 as National Manager e-Governance Solutions
v)     Worked in Hewlett Packard 2003-2005 , Manager Strategic Partnerships Kuppam HP i-community
vi)    Started work in Commodity business with MP Oil Fed, Shriram Group and Hindustan Lever
b)     E-Governance Experience
i)       Implemented the Village Telecentre Project in Karnataka ,  the only large scale working Telecentre model in India
ii)      Formulated the Urban Property Ownership Records Project in Karnataka
iii)    Have prepared over 21 RFPs and EOIs , 18 for Karnataka and 3 for NEGD
iv)    Wrote the NASSCOM Report on challenges in IT Procurement
c)     Thought Leadership
i)       Delivered a module on e-Governance in LBSNAA for Phase II,
ii)      prepared a set of 5 Case Studies on e-Procurement, Bhoomi, Nemmadi, , Bangalore One for discussion with the IAS Probationers

IBM India. National Manager e-Governance Solutions –Oct 07 – Sep 09

Responsibilities in this position include

  • Increase mind share of company with key decision makers in e-Governance projects.
  • Position company products in e-Governance project implementation
  • Develop a partner eco system for participating in e-Governance projects
  • Mentor company sales force in Government procurement procedures
  • Working  on numerous engagements with State Governments in the domain of treasury, land records, home and security and citizen services

Achievements have included

  • Built Mindshare for IBM among key partners like TCS / Wipro / Radiant
  • In Karnataka where IBM had a negligible presence developed Mindshare with several key bureaucrats.
  • Developed relationships with key decision makers in the southern states
  • Developed RFP’s for various e-Governance projects that positioned IBM technologies and partners favorably in many opportunities like computerization of election department, treasury department, Police, IT , e-Governance land records department.

E-Governance Consultant - Government of Karnataka October 05  -  Sept 07

Worked on the following projects with the Government of Karnataka

Program Manager Rural Digital Services – 

The Rural digital services project ( RDS) was an initiative by the state government to build a e-Governance platform for delivery of citizen centric services to Rural Citizens.My role as the program manager head of the RDS project included the following
  • Worked with NIC for deployment of a robust software solutions for e-Governance services.
  • Conceptualised the program for deployment of 800 village telecentres for delivery of these e-Governance services .
  • Prepared the tender ( Request for Proposal ) documents for selection of the vendor that would build own and operate this network of 800 village and executed all steps of the bid management process as per government norms

Program Manager Karnataka One Project Dec 06 to Sep 07

In April 2005, the State Government implemented the land mark Bangalore One project that provides a 24/7 facility to a citizen to avail services of  various utility companies and agencies of the state government. In December 2006, the State government decided to replicate the Bangalore One project to five other cities of Karnataka. My role in the project included
  • Preparing the project plan for replication of the project.
  • Writing the Request for proposal of the Software Vendor, Citizen Service Centre Operator, and the Banker to the project, and Bid management of the above RFP’s for selection of the Vendor

e-Governance Consultant Dec 06 to Sep 07

Contributed to the e-governance department of Karnataka through the following assignments
  • Computerization of the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies
  • Selection of an e-Governance consultancy organization for the various department of the State government
  • Selection of Technical resources for the State Data Centre, Nemmadi Program and Bhoomi Program

Hewlett-Packard,  Manager Kuppam HP i-community, May 03  – Sep 05

The Kuppam HP i-community program of Hewlett-Packard aims at holistic development of the rural community through use of technology in manner that is self sustaining both for the community and the company.
In the program I worked both to develop an eco system of strategic partners and developing new business ideas that can further program objectives. Achievements included
  • Implemented the Digital Rural theatre program and village photographer program
  • Started an ITES Centre in Kuppam in partnership with Datamation Consultants Delhi, India that is providing local youth with ICT based jobs and is a model for HP and other organizations to start ITES businesses in rural areas.
  • Partnered with American India Foundation and World Links to integrate ICT in education in 15 schools of Kuppam.
  • Initiated a dialogue with ICICI Bank to develop a model to deploy financial services in underserved communities.

Satyam Infoway Ltd.  Chennai, Sr. Manager Business Development B2B Portals, Nov 00 - Feb 2002

Was responsible for varied roles of launch, extension, product management business development and Sales of B2B portals which included Teawebex, for tea industry, Exportswebex – a marketplace for Indian exporters and Expressmeet - A web based collaboration tool.

Thought Leadership in e-Governance

  • Created and Delivered a training program on e-Governance in the IAS Academy in Mussoori for IAS Probationers of 2008 batch on Government Process Re-engineering.
  • Jointly with Shri Rajeev Chawla (Erstwhile Secretary e-Governance Government of Karnataka) Prepared 5 case studies on various Government functions for the above Training module. The Case Studies were on the following subject
    • Public Procurement
    • Citizen Services for Rural Citizens
    • Bhoomi
    • Registration Department
    • Citizen Services for Urban Department
  • Jointly with Shri Rajeev Chawla wrote the article “E-Governance initiatives of Karnataka” published in Yojana November 2007
  • Submitted application for the “Bhoomi Program” under IBM Innovations award for Transforming Government instituted by the Ash Institute of democratic governance and Innovation, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. The program was shortlisted among the 20 finalists for the award.
  • Coauthored (with Shri Rajeev Chawla ) “A journey through three states Common Service Centres Programme (CSC) Review, NeGP, India” for i4D Magazine August 2007
  • Unpublished note -  “Issues in Implementation of e-Governance Programs - Learning from the Bhoomi Program of Karnataka”
  • Unpublished note Critique of NeGP, written with inputs from Shri Rajeev Chawla
  • Unpublished power point presentation  A description of NeGP program of Government of India
  • Unpublished note Suggestion for improvement in procedures for outsourcing of e-Governance Projects to Private Sector
  • Unpublished note Issues in selling to Government Customers
  • Wrote “Rural Digital Services a Case Study” published in CAB Calling April – June 2006, a magazine published by College of Agricultural Banking Reserve Bank of India
  • Wrote case study on the Kuppam HP i-community published in
    • World Business Council for Development
    • ICT for Development – Case Studies from India – NISG Hyderabad
  • Delivered Presentations in various Seminars and Conferences including the following
    • Seminar on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Rural Financial Services College of Agricultural Banking Reserve Bank of India March 6th 2006
    • National Workshop on Capacity Building for Small Businesses of Orissa through ICT, Institute of Management & Information Science Bhubaneswar
  • Assisted Professor Chiranjib Sen in organizing Workshop on Innovation and Excellence in Governance, Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. 15-14 September, 2005.
  • Delivered Seminar in various forum like CII, Delhi, IFMR on the Kuppam HP i-community initiative.
  • Delivered Training Program on the Kuppam HP i-community to visiting delegates from the Mogalakwena Municipality in NISG.

Book Production

Produced a book of photographs taken by the Children of Kuppam ( 2005), the only such initiative worldwide involving use of digital cameras by rural children.