Sumnesh Joshi, Deputy Director General (Joint Secretary Level), Ministry of Communications and IT, is going to be the Chief Guest at the 4th BFSI and Fintech Conclave and Awards in Mumbai on 11th October, 2023.
Joshi has worked with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as the first officer at the regional office in Mumbai in April 2010 as a part of the founding team under leadership of Nandan Nilekani. He was instrumental to roll out the implementation of biometric-based digital identity “Aadhaar” project in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu.
He worked with the Aadhaar ecosystem partners like state governments, regulators, banks, insurance companies and fintech companies and guiding them in designing solutions for the convenient delivery of various services using “Aadhaar.” He facilitated the use of Aadhaar–a digital identity platform in e-governance for targetted delivery of services and benefits.
He also headed the enrollment and update vertical of UIDAI pan-India. He was in various committees to look into the strengthening of Aadhaar-enrollment processes, revisiting the regulations and SoPs, automation of various processes and universal client for enrollment and update.
Joshi is an officer of 1993 Batch of Indian Telecom Service, and holds over 25 years of experience at various positions in the Government of India.
In the earlier years of his career, he worked with Department of Telecommunications (DoT), and was involved in telecom traffic planning, data analytics, project implementation, marketing of services, market strategies, market intelligence, product development and brand building.
Joshi did his engineering in Electronics and Communications from Rajasthan Technical University, Kota. He holds MicroMasters in Data Economics and Development Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.