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Dr. A. S. Ramasastri

Dr. A. S. Ramasastri is the Director of IDRBT. Prior to joining IDRBT, Dr. Ramasastri was the Chief General Manager-in-charge of Department of Information Technology at Reserve Bank of India. At RBI, he spearheaded many important projects including the implementation of the Next Generation RTGS, adoption of international standards like XBRL and ISO 20022, conceptualizing and guiding of banks on Automated Data and preparation of IT Vision of RBI for 2011-17.

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Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar is an accomplished technology leader and practitioner in banking space. He has been working with Reserve Bank of India since 1990; and is currently serving as Chief General Manager, Department of Information Technology, Reserve Bank of India. Earlier, he has worked in various areas of RBI including currency distribution, HR, payment system, commercial bank supervision, foreign exchange regulation and supervision, information technology, etc. Mr. Kumar has done Post Graduation in Economics, and Ph. D on the subject of ‘Impact of Computerisation on Banking Industry during the Nineties’. He has also done PG Diploma in International Marketing from Delhi School of Economics. He takes keen interest in technology and has kept himself abreast with latest technology trends such as Big Data, Hadoop and Business Analytics.

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S. Ganesh Kumar

S. Ganesh Kumar is currently serving as Chief General Manager, Department of Information Technology, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai. Ganesh Kumar a post graduate in Management having experience in varied fields such as marketing, market research, banking, finance, and Information Technology. He has been with the Reserve Bank of India for more than two decades. With the advent of technology in banking, he has been focusing on computerised operations of the various functions of the Central Bank. Ganesh Kumar was associated with the introduction of technology in the Banking sector - from the introduction of the MICR based cheque processing more than two decades ago, as well as the introduction of new payment and settlement systems for the benefit of the customer at large - all based on technology. The areas include the introduction of computerised and network based banking functions, pioneering work in the introduction of electronic movement of funds and the introduction of Real Time Gross Settlement in India, introduction of cheque truncation and other electronic data interchange initiatives for the Banking sector. He has played a key role in framing the policy for IT implementation in the Reserve Bank and the Banking sector, apart from providing policy perspectives relating to IS Security, Audit and compliance. He has also been associated with the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology - the IT institute for the Banking sector, facilitating in training and new service offerings stemming out of Research activities of the Institute. He is currently looking after holistic IT implementation in the RBI, including the implementation of the Core Banking System for the country’s central bank as a seamless system and to integrate with the financial inclusion initiatives of the Government as well.

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Nandakumar R. Palani

Nandakumar R. Palani has over 25 years of widespread experience in Technology, across Banking, Telecom, Logistics and other industries. Prior to taking over the reins at IFTAS, Nandakumar held senior technology leadership positions at HDFC Bank, Cognizant, HSBC and CSC. He has successfully completed numerous technology initiatives and implementations for clients Maersk, AT&T, Eli Lilly and Southern California Edison. Nandakumar is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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Nandakumar R. Palani

Nandakumar R. Palani has over 25 years of widespread experience in Technology, across Banking, Telecom, Logistics and other industries. Prior to taking over the reins at IFTAS, Nandakumar held senior technology leadership positions at HDFC Bank, Cognizant, HSBC and CSC. He has successfully completed numerous technology initiatives and implementations for clients Maersk, AT&T, Eli Lilly and Southern California Edison. Nandakumar is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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Prasad Nambiar

Prasad brings in 22 years of rich knowledge across IT, telecom, managed services and other industries, and has hands on experience in managing datacentre, network, and security practices. He has held several leadership roles in organizations like Airtel, Reliance, Cisco & others prior to joining IFTAS. Prasad has been involved in strategy, technology development & execution for various financial institutions including Private sector banks, Public sector banks, Co-operative banks, Foreign banks and Non-Banking financial institutions. Prasad’s previous role was as an entrepreneur, where he incubated WhiteRock Consulting, an organization focused on building technology solutions like big data, analytics & infrastructure management for various industries including agriculture, manufacturing & shipping. Prasad also works for the cause of sustainable agriculture, spending his free time developing integrated farming concepts at rural level, bringing communities together for collective farming, and helping villages with water harvesting & conservation techniques.

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