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March 11-13, 2001  |  The Taj West End Hotel  |  Bangalore, India

Dewang Mehta

President, NASSCOM
National Association of Software & Service Companies
International Youth Centre, Teen Murti Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Phone : 91-11-3010199 º Fax : 91-11-3015452
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Dewang Mehta is the President of NASSCOM (India's National Association of Software and Service Companies), the apex body of computer software, dotcom and I.T. service companies in India. Dewang Mehta is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost & Management Accountant and has done extensive research work in computer graphics.

In May 1998, Dewang Mehta was appointed as a member and spokesman of the high powered National IT Taskforce set up by the Indian Prime Minister to draft a National Informatics Policy. In 1997, Dewang Mehta was awarded the `IT Man of the Year' Award by Dataquest Magazine. He has also been awarded by Computerworld Magazine as `Software Evangelist of the Year' for three years in succession in 1997, 1998 and 1999 and IT Man of the Year Award in 2000. Recently, Mehta was awarded the 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award for the Year 2000 by Ernst & Young. Dewang Mehta was selected as one of the 100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow by Geneva based World Economic Forum in October 2000.

Mehta had earlier graduated in Computer Graphics from London in 1985 and has also done extensive work in the field of computer graphics. His work in Ray Tracing and Fractals got him the 'Computer Graphics Man of the Year 1991' award in London. In the last few years, Mehta has written extensively (more than 1,000 articles) in the areas of Politics, Economics, computer software and Internet for Journals and newspapers in India and overseas. Mehta also anchors two T.V. shows in India - "Computer Show" and "I.T. Digest". These television shows have a viewership of more than 5 million viewers.

Dewang Mehta has been influential with Government of India in amendments to Indian copyright laws and introduction of cyberlaws. Mehta is also Vice Chairman of Internet Users Community of India (IUCI). Mehta was intrumental in convincing Indian Government is allowing Indian companies to be listed on NASDAQ. Mehta has also been highly influential in convincing the Indian government in allowing private Internet Service Providers to operate in India as well as for allowing Indian companies to be listed on overseas stock exchange. Mehta is on the Government of India security Committee for clearing private ISPs to have their own International gateways. Mehta is also on several Public sector and private sector boards. He is also member of the Andhra Pradesh State Planning Board, Himachal Pradesh State Planning Board and on Board of Governors of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). Dewang Mehta is also on the Governing Council of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT).

As the person at the helm of affairs at NASSCOM, Mehta's job includes lobbying with Indian government and several other governments around the world; Building a Global Brand Equity of the software and dotcom industry of India and campaigning against software piracy. To increase Indian software exports, Dewang Mehta has travelled and organised more than 100 International Seminars around the world. These activities have resulted in more than 150 formal joint ventures / strategic alliances.


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