J A Chowdary
Founder, India Startup Foundation
Jakkampudi Adiseshaiah Chowdary knows as JA Chowdary is an Entrepreneur, Technology leader and innovator with an illustrious career spanning across private and public sectors. He is passionate about improving the lives of Indian youth through Technology Education and Employment Opportunities.
Over the last 35 years, Mr Chowdary has helped grow the Indian IT industry in various capacities, such as Special Chief Secretary (Rank of Cabinet Minister) to the Andhra Pradesh Government during 2014-19. Advised and assisted the Government in bringing in investments, generating employment, and encouraging innovation and start- up activities in Andhra Pradesh.
Head of several Indian and Global Industry forums such as FICCI, AMCHAM, TIE, HYSEA, IEEE.
JA Chowdary received his M.Tech from IIT Madras and M.Sc., from Sri Venkateswara University. He Received Honorary Doctorate from Chitkara University, Punjab.
Current Key Activities: Chairman of the Blockchain committee at Bureau of Indian Standards, Government of India. Spearheading the formulation of INDIAN Standards for Blockchain Technology which will become part of ISO standards for Blockchain International Standards.