Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM)


Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Gupta is CEO of Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM), an initiative of the Government of Karnataka (GoK). He is on a mission that Karnataka provides largest share of USD 300B to Hon PM vision of USD 1T digital economy of the country by 2025-26.

Mr. Gupta brings in 27 years of experience as an administrator, business leader, entrepreneur, mentor, and Indian IT growth facilitator. He is playing an instrumental role in enabling Karnataka objective to accelerate the growth and investments in digital economy with a focus on the core verticals viz., IT Products & Services, BPM and GCC Promotion, Innovation & Start-ups, ESDM, Beyond Bengaluru, and Talent Accelerator. He has led transformational projects in large organizations during his career that includes setting up SSS cadre, National health program (NRHM & RCH Ph II), Policy think tank – NHSRC and informatics and running new tech in areas of education, social development, cyber security, and others. He was the topper of ISS 98 batch and has served many organizations in Government of India like Ministry of Programme Implementation, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and others. He served in various leadership roles covering South Asia for companies like Accenture as its MD, Microsoft as its Country General Manager, IBM, and was also the MD & CEO of Lahari, Mysuru ESDM (Electronics Systems Design and Manufacturing) Cluster, promoted by the Government of India. With MBA, MPhil, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and various awards, US University has also awarded him Honorary Doctorate. He is on the various Boards, Panel Advisor, and Governing Council Member of various government and private organizations.

Apart from professional outlook he is a poet.