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One Decade. One Billion. One Aadhaar.

Dr. Pramod Varma, Chief Architect, Aadhaar and India Stack, CTO of EkStep Foundation
Hosted by Dr. Santanu Paul, Founder & CEO, TalentSprint


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DeepTalk is an interactive series on Deep Tech where leaders, experts, and trendsetters at the forefront of technological change, discuss and share their unique perspective and knowledge in disruptive technologies like AI, ML, Blockchain, FinTech, IoT and more with our vast community of professionals.

The 5th episode of DeepTalk turns its spotlight on India’s biggest endeavour of the decade: inclusion. Dr. Pramod Varma will discuss the interplay of disruptive technologies in architecting an inclusive identity for nearly 1.24 Billion Indians. And what is the future of Aadhaar when it comes into convergence with other identities of citizens.



Dr. Pramod Varma
Chief Architect, Aadhaar and India Stack,
CTO of EkStep Foundation

(Ex Sterling Commerce, Yantra Corporation, Infosys)

Dr. Pramod Varma is the Chief Architect of Aadhaar, India's digital identity program that has successfully covered more than 1.2 billion people in a short span of 7 years. In addition, he helped architect various India Stack layers such as eSign, Digital Locker, and Unified Payment Interface (UPI) all of which are now working at population scale in India. He is currently the CTO of EkStep, a not-for-profit creating learner-centric, technology enabled platform aiming to provide learning opportunities to 200 million children in India.


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Dr. Santanu Paul
Founder & CEO, TalentSprint
(Ex Virtusa, IBM, Open Pages)

Santanu guides strategy and growth at TalentSprint. Under his leadership, the company has emerged as India's leading deeptech education platform for working professionals and young graduates. The company has won many awards and raised venture capital from Nexus Venture Partners and NSDC. He also serves on various boards of banks, financial institutions, and high-tech firms. He has been a visiting professor of entrepreneurship and computing at leading academic institutions and writes often for business and mainstream media.

About TalentSprint

TalentSprint, a National Stock Exchange (NSE) Group Company, brings transformational high-end and deep-tech learning programs to emerging and experienced professionals in partnership with top academic institutions and global corporations. Its patent-pending, AI-powered, digital learning platform enables a perfect blend of high-end academics and industry-leading practitioner experience. Its programs have consistently seen a high engagement rate and customer delight. For more information, visit www.talentsprint.com.

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