Dr. Gulshan Rai holds a master's degree in technology and doctorate and has over 30 years of experience in different areas of Information Technology which include different aspects of e-Governance, cybersecurity, cyber laws and several related fields. He recently retired from government service as the National Cyber Security Coordinator, Government of India in the Office of Prime Minister. Prior to that he was in the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. He held the prestigious post of Director General, CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) and headed E-Security & Cyber Law Division, STQC and other Divisions. He has led the team to put in 2nd Technological Legislation the Information Technology Act, 2000. Such a legislation feed to other legislations. He is a member of Data Protection Committee. He has also led the team to set up National Watch and Alert System in the country as part of cybersecurity initiative and Computer Emergency Team. Several international cooperation agreements have been entered under his leadership. He led a team from time to time to draft and bring out National Policies in the area of cybersecurity and cyber laws. He was Executive Director, ERNET India for over seven years and was instrumental in setting up of the first large scale education and research network in close collaboration with the leading educational and research institutions in the country. During his tenure, the project of National Knowledge Network was evolved and designed. He has been leading team, designing and implementing IT solutions in the areas of Finance, Taxes and Law & Order.
Dr. Gulshan Rai