Sanjay Jain - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Sanjay is the Chief Innovation Officer at CIIE, where he leads efforts to help create, promote, and encourage entrepreneurship in areas around digital technology.

Sanjay Jain is also a volunteer with iSPIRT, the software product industry think tank.  He has been an active member of the India Stack, Open API, and Cashless teams.  He has been working with the NPCI to define the next generation payment systems (the Unified Payment Interface), as well as with regulators and other bodies to help entire processes go paperless.  He has been one of the key contributors to help create, and evangelize various government open APIs, which are collectively referred to as the India Stack.

During his career, Sanjay has been responsible for the development of many large scale, high impact systems.  He was the Chief Product Manager at the UIDAI, where he led the product development efforts from its early days till well after the launch.  The UIDAI has issued over a billion numbers to Indian residents.  He was also responsible for the creation and launch of Google Map Maker – a crowd-sourced mapping product that is responsible for Google Maps data for 170+ countries (including India).

Sanjay has been a part of many entrepreneurial teams through his career, including most recently at EkStep, Khosla Labs, and as a founder of Novopay Solutions. Sanjay holds an M.S. in Computer Science, from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering, from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.