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Ashwin Desai

A Video communication, Telemedicine & Tele Education evangelist, handling overall operations, Business Strategy & Business Development at A & T.

Key Strengths :

Strong visioning capability, International Tie Ups, Designing & Developing integrated Solutions using ICT with specialization in Video Communication over IP networks

Personal interest : Philosophy, Culture, Tourism, Social Entreprenuership, Technology.

Public Roles :

  • Trustee : Native Lead Foundation, Madurai

  • Convenor - ICT Task Force, CII, Madurai

  • Member – Executive Commitee – Telemedicine Society of India.

Past Positions :

  • Founder Member & Chairman : Internet Users Community of India, Madurai
  • Founder Member : Information Technology Development Association, Madurai
  • Founder Member & President Software Industries Development Association – SIDA, Madurai
  • Chairman : IT Panel, MADITSSIA, Madurai
  • Member, Planning and Monitoring Board  –   KLN College of Information Technology.
  • Member –  IT Panel, CII, Madurai.
  • Member – MSME Sub Committee, CII South Zone.
  • Chairman – Rotaract Committee & Community Corps, Rotary Club of Madurai West.

Important Public role achievements – :

  • Active role for bringing in Internet Access to Madurai in 1998
  • Instrumental in bringing Internet over ISDN to Madurai (6th city in India).
  • Conducted ‘Internet for All’, a major 3 day event attracting 6000 people, in 1998.
  • Lobbied for Integrated IT park @ the Elcot IT park infrastructure since 2008 
  • Coordinated for policy / norms change in the IT parks / SEZ’s established by TN Government so as to accommodate Small IT companies.
  • Launched the first of its kind program for inculcating innovation in campuses with a unique concept of breeding companies inside the institutions.

Notable International Conferences participated – :

  • Part of the 15 member Inward Telecommunications Mission from India to the International Birmingham Telecom conclave. 
    Selected by the British High Commission, UK – June 2002.
  • The Computex exhibitions and conferences at Taiwan.
  • Presented a paper at the Communicasia Conference at Singapore.

Made several Presentations at various seminars – :

  • Regular Sessions on IT industry and Entrepreneurship Development across colleges and trade bodies.
  • Low Cost Surgery Recording at Telemedicon 2015, Kolkotta
  • Teleeducation in Medical Training – Tel-e-Health, 2016.
  • AV Technology in Education" – at the Infocomm Conference at Chennai.
  • Video Conferencing in Telemedicine
    CII seminar series – Chennai, Coimbatore, Cochin, Vizag, ..
  • Applications of Video Conferencing in Railways at various Railway Zone
  • Telemedicine & Tele Education / Internetworking and Connectivity / Voice, Video, Data / Internet for Business

The Confederation of Indian Industries,

The Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industries

The Madurai District Tiny & Small Scale Industries Association and various other foras and institutions.