Vikas Kanungo is Smart City and Digital Development expert, trainer and advisor with more than 25 years of experience in Digital Platforms and ICT solutions strategy. During his 25 years of career in ICT industry, he has worked at key consulting and advisory positions with Government of India, The World Bank, UNDP, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), European Union agencies and a host of corporate agencies in India , Asia and Middle East. He is currently engaged in a global Knowledge initiative on Green Growth Oriented Smart Cities & Shared Services Digital Platforms for Smart Cities as a Senior Specialist with the World Bank.
He is Chairman of the Society for Promotion of e-Governance (SPeG), India and Founder Director of mgovworld.org – a Global Observatory on Mobile Governance. He has been working as Senior Consultant with The World Bank since 2008. Vikas Kanungo has mentored a number of start-ups in ICT and Digital development space. He provides advisory services to a number of government agencies and corporates on next generation digital technologies for public services delivery. He has also worked as an advisor with Government of India for formulation of mobile governance policy. He has been involved in global study of Citizen engagement of grievance redress systems using next generation technologies, advisory services for conceptualizing Smart City frameworks as a Senior Consultant with The World Bank.
Vikas Kanungo has authored more than a dozen papers on e-Governance/ Smart cities and is co-author of the book “Digital Divides: New Challenges and opportunities of e-Inclusion” published by CRC Press in 2015. His report titled “India – Journey from Knowledge Economy to Inclusive Information Society “was released by Indian government during WSIS Summit in Geneva as action taken report by India on MDGs realization.
He has been regularly giving presentations around the world and has spoken at institutions ranging from the UNDP and World Bank to government-supported conferences in India, Oman, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Moldova, among many others. He has been a guest faculty for e-Governance courses in Indian Institute of Public Administration, National Academy of Direct Taxes and Mudra Institute of Communication.