Co-founder, Digital India Foundation

He is the Head and Co-Founder of Digital India Foundation, a policy think tank working in the areas of technology policy, digital inclusion, ethics of AI, supply-chain security, and governance of critical and emerging technologies. He is also an Adjunct Professor at IIT-BHU and has published many articles on the digital economy and governance in leading national newspapers of India, Harvard Business Review, and the World Economic Forum.  

He has been appointed as one of the board members of the Open Network of Digital Commerce (ONDC)–an interoperable network under public-private ownership–to empower neighborhood stores to democratize the e-commerce landscape in India. In his previous role, he was the CEO of MyGov- a platform envisioned by PM Modi for digital inclusion through participative governance. 

Mr. Gupta has almost three decades of industry experience in consumer Internet, digital media, payment systems, analytics, and data economy in senior leadership levels of policy and entrepreneurial profiles in India and Silicon Valley, USA. He has been on the Global FinTech Top100 list of Influencers and also the Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Digital Economy & Society, and an OECD Expert Member of Global Value Chains. He has been awarded the Eisenhower Global Fellowship for Innovation for the year 2014 and Distinguished Centenary Alumni award from IIT-BHU. He is also an active member of TiE, NASSCOM, and a founder member of iSPiRT and has co-founded startups such as, ApnaPay, Ideaswall amongst others.  

He graduated with a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi. He has a postgraduate degree in Computer Science and Business Administration (Finance & Marketing) from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.