In Conversation With Nandan Nilekani Part-2By kamla bhatt • Apr 16th, 2012
Category: Bangalore, Books and Authors, Business & Tech, Featured, Ideas, India, Internet & Telecom, San Francisco/Silicon Valley
In Part-2 of the interview Nandan Nilekani talks the changing dynamics of Indian political landscape, especially in the federal-state relationship. What can India learn from China? What is needed for India to move forward? What is missing? These were some of the questions he answered.
In case you missed, you can listen to Part-1 of the conversation, where Nandan talks about his appearance in Jon Stewart’s show, his book Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation, and the challenges facing a new and emerging India.
Nandan is co-founder and former CEO of Infosys, an Indian IT powerhouse that was founded during India’s famous “License Raj,” phase. Thomas Friedman in his book credits Nandan for coining that famous phrase, which became the title of his book: The World Is Flat.
Currently, Nandan heads the Unique Identification Authority of India. He was appointed to this position by Indian Prime Minister Singh in June 2009.
Photo credit: World Economic Forum.