Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya, Founder and CEO of Zerone Microsystems Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya, Founder, and CEO of Zerone Microsystems Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya is a noted expert in Societal Transformation leveraging technology. He is CEO of the cutting-edge Fintech startup, Zerone Microsystems Pvt. Ltd which has launched the Bharat ZupPOS and is also Honarary President of Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research. He is former Head, Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution in India, World Economic Forum and the former Head and Partner, Economics and Policy Practice, KPMG.

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Overview

“Where I derive my inspiration most, is from the universe”

On today’s episode of The Brand Called You, we have with us Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya, a professional from the field of fintech. Jaijit is the Founder and CEO of Zerone Microsystems Pvt. Ltd. He has worked with several organizations and has been on several boards of prestigious organizations. Jaijit is also the author of five books on e-governance. 

Ashutosh and Jaijit are in conversation about the path of India towards being a cashless economy. Jaijit begins by sharing the three key milestones of his life and career. He explains the work done at his company Zerone Microsystems Pvt ltd, a payment platform. Jaijit explains why Zerone stands out uniquely as compared to the traditional payment platforms available in India. They talk about India’s stance with respect to going cashless. 

Having written five books on e-governance, he discusses the e-governance that is in action in the country. They talk about the problems that citizens still face irrespective of data digitisation. 

Jaijit gives his definition of success and gives worthwhile advice to young aspiring entrepreneurs!

Profile

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya is a noted expert in Societal Transformation leveraging technology. He is CEO of the cutting-edge Fintech startup, Zerone Microsystems Pvt. Ltd which has launched the Bharat ZupPOS and is also Honarary President of Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research. He is former Head, Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution in India, World Economic Forum and the former Head and Partner, Economics and Policy Practice, KPMG. He is recipient of the prestigious APJ Abdul Kalam Award for innovation in governance. Dr. Bhattacharya is in the of Board of IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and is member of Governing Senate of IIIT Raipur, Member of Expert Committee for Ease of Doing Business legislation of Government of India, co-chair of Expert Committee on Skill Development for Deity, Government of India and Convener for Economic Standards for Smart Cities, BIS, Government of India. He also led KPMG’s contribution to the report on Ranking of States on Ease of Doing Business by DIPP. Dr. Bhattacharya also worked on the restructuring of the Indian Airforce as part of the Shekatkar Committee report. He has earlier worked in senior roles in Accenture, IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and HP. He has been responsible for the creation of the next generation of solutions for governments, based on open standards. Dr. Bhattacharya advises governments on policy and e-governance strategies. He has conducted trainings for ADB institute in Tokyo and has helped World Bank develop curriculum for their e-Leadership program. He is deeply involved in Technology Policy making for the Indian Army and has coined the term “Technological Sovereignty”, based on which he runs a National Conclave on Technological Sovereignty for the Indian Army and Centre for Land Warfare Studies. He also delivers invited lectures at INSEAD Singapore campus, IIT Roorkee and at IIM Calcutta. Dr. Bhattacharya has developed business models and strategies for leading companies in the IT, media and computer hardware industries. He has numerous research papers to his credit in leading journals and conferences. He has authored five books on e-Governance, including being the co-author of the first book on e-Governance in India, ‘Government On-line – Opportunities and Challenges’, published by McGraw Hill and released by the then Honourable President of India, Shri Abdul Kalam and author of the first e-Governance textbook book in the world, “e-Gov 2.0: Policies, Processes and Technologies” that was released by the then Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi. He is also the author of the first book on Privacy Middleware in the world. Dr. Bhattacharya did his PhD from Department of Computer Science and Engineering IIT Delhi, MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

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