Dr. Pallab Saha is Chief Architect in The Open Group. Identified as a Thought Leader by IBM Smart City Connect and Forrester, featured by Forbes, he is an advisor to the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), Government of India and has been a key member in the National Committee for Enterprise Architecture, and a co-author of the India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) Framework. He is a member of the Working Group on Digital Service Standards, to Government of India and leads the Bureau of Indian Standards’ LITD 28 Sectional Committee on Smart Cities (ISO/IEC SyC Smart Cities WG1, WG2 & WG3 ) for the development of Smart City Reference Architecture (ICT aspects). Previously, as Head of Wipro’s Government and Public Sector Architecture Practice, he was instrumental in creating a government focussed architecture domain, and selected as an elite Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Wipro. He also leads The Open Group Government Enterprise Architecture Working Group.
Dr. Saha has published five books. His work has been translated into Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Russian and Polish. He has delivered nearly ninety keynote sessions at prominent forums, seminars and conferences worldwide. Dr. Saha has been the Chief Architect to Andhra Pradesh State Enterprise Architecture (ePragati) and Bhutan eGov Interoperability Framework. He is a two-time recipient of the Microsoft research grant supported by the UN, and a joint recipient of the Innovation Fund by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore. He has advised numerous public sector institutions and delivered numerous executive programs internationally. He has been invited as a distinguished speaker to the World Bank, Carnegie Mellon Univ, UN Univ, National Conference of eGovernance of the Gov’t of India, Microsoft, SAP Labs, Gov’t of India, Denmark IT Society, Korea Institute for IT Architecture, IEEE, Nanyang Business School, George Mason Univ, IIM Bangalore, XLRI, NITIE and several countries. His work has been cited by the UN, WHO, US Department of Defense, Open Technology Foundation, Info-Tech Research Group, Carlsberg and the Open Group and has contributed to the World Bank EA Guidelines for Mongolia, Vietnam & Bangladesh. He has been an examiner for research degree to the UNSW, a visiting researcher to the UN University, an expert reviewer to the ACM EA Tech Pack and an invited guest faculty at the Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Saha holds a Ph.D. in Management (Information Systems) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and has received the best research design and best thesis awards. He is DODAF certified. He is an alumnus of the MIT Sloan Executive Program and Wipro Business Leaders’ Program.