Arvind Kumar has joined Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) as the Director-General. Before joining STPI, Kumar was working with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) since 2004.
As advisor in TRAI, he was responsible for broadband, data security and privacy issues, manufacturing, DTH, IPTV, TV broadcasting and OTT, after having worked since 1997 in the Indian Government-run premier technology centre, C-DoT.
STPI is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. The state-owned autonomous organisation focuses on tech entrepreneurship and innovation in the country.
Arvind Kumar, DG, STPI, said “STPI, in my opinion, should serve as a one-stop-shop for technology startups. I believe that startups can primarily contribute to the accomplishment of Governments / MeitY’s vision of one trillion-dollar digital economy.”
STPI has been activating multiple initiatives for promoting entrepreneurship and creating a robust start-up ecosystem in the country. With this vision, to build the next wave of budding entrepreneurs, 21+ CoEs in emerging technologies are being set up by STPI in a collaborative approach across the country and STPI shall act as single-window facilitation centers to extend requisite lab support, funding & mentoring.
Arvind Kumar holds an MTech degree from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi.