Sanjeev Kumar Gupta

Karnataka Digital Economy Mission

Sanjeev is CEO of Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM), initiative of Government of Karnataka and is also the MD & CEO of Lahari, promoted by GOI, GoK and Indian Industry. KDEM's objective is to accelerate the growth and investments of the IT, ESDM and S&T sectors in Karnataka with a focus on the core verticals viz., IT Products & Services, BPM and GCC Promotion, Innovation & Start-ups, ESDM (Electronics Systems design and Manufacturing), Beyond Bengaluru and Talent Accelerator. He has a mission to provide digital economic growth yearly across the state. With more than 25 years of vast experience with Government, Corporate and Not for profit organizations, he is very well recognized business leader in the Indian Industry.

He has led and transformed large organizations during his career- like 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. Starting his career as Asst Professor with University of Delhi, he later joined GOI as bureaucrat (1998 ISS topper) and served for more than a decade. He served as senior executive in IBM and transition its leadership in Indian Business. He was MD of Accenture handling India & South Asia business covering consulting, technology, operations and digital for Health and Public Service. He also served as the Country General Manager for Microsoft India to grow India public sector business. He is on the various Boards, Panel Advisor, Governing Council Member of various government and private organizations.